Lifestyle Education Specialist

Terry L Franklin, M.D. -  - Primary Care

Terry L Franklin, M.D.

Primary Care & Functional Medicine located in Monterey, CA

Most chronic diseases develop due to the lifestyle choices you make. That means you can also prevent the same health conditions through changes in your diet, exercise, and other lifestyle choices. The team at Terry L. Franklin, MD, in Monterey, California, offers comprehensive lifestyle education that provides the support and information you need to improve your health and well-being. To learn more about how personalized lifestyle education can help you, call or book an appointment online today.

Lifestyle Education Q & A

What is lifestyle education?

Lifestyle education is all about helping you live the healthiest life possible. During lifestyle education, your provider works with you to identify the aspects of your life that can lead to health problems and the changes you can make to prevent disease. 

Then they create a plan and give you the information, provide the services, and, most importantly, offer the ongoing support you need to help you make those changes.

How does lifestyle education protect my health and well-being? 

Chronic health conditions develop over years of following an unhealthy lifestyle. Once you develop chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease, they are not curable.

Most chronic diseases are preventable with lifestyle changes, however, and when diagnosed at an early stage, you can keep them under control with a lifestyle plan.

The top risk factors for developing a chronic disease include being overweight or obese, eating an unhealthy diet, smoking, and not getting enough exercise. Lifestyle education addresses these concerns.

What are the health risks of being overweight or obese?

Any time you consume more calories than your body uses, the extra calories are turned into fat and stored in adipose cells. These cells do more than simply hold fat, however.

Fat cells are metabolically active, producing an array of biochemicals and hormones that cause inflammation and other health problems throughout your body.

The more fat you store, the more of these damaging substances end up in your bloodstream, eventually causing chronic health problems such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Chronic back and joint pain
  • Breast, endometrial, and colon cancers

Being overweight also significantly increases your risk of developing osteoarthritis.

What services might I receive during lifestyle education?

With a focus on holistic care, the Terry L. Franklin, MD, team considers your medical history, diet and weight loss history, personal goals, and overall health. Then they create a lifestyle plan you can stick with for the long haul. 

The services you receive include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Individualized dietary evaluations
  • Nutritional education and meal planning
  • Detoxification
  • Stress management
  • Endocrine balancing
  • Vitamin Injections
  • Medical acupuncture
  • Weight loss medications
  • Natural supplements and nutraceuticals

Terry L. Franklin, MD, provides the help you need to make great lifestyle changes that allow you to continue on the path of health and wellness.

If you need help losing weight once and for all, call or book an appointment online today with Terry L. Franklin, MD.