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Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute

Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute (RLMI), led by Ted Barnett, MD, FACLM, is dedicated to establishing Lifestyle Medicine as the foundation for health, and advocates a plant-based diet with its proven ability to heal the body from within. RLMI offers three programs certified by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine: the 15-Day Whole-Food Plant-Based Jumpstart and two longer programs, the Lift Project and Pivio (formerly Complete Health Improvement Program/CHIP). RLMI also offers an alumni program, immersions, individualized coaching services, and courses and lectures for both the general public and medical professionals.
Since 2018, RLMI’s flagship program, the 15-Day Whole-Food Plant-Based Jumpstart, has reached more than 1800 people in 44 states and several countries. Jumpstart is a medically-facilitated Zoom-based program; medical providers can easily refer their patients and see the results. Participants typically have significant improvements in cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, and weight, as well as in pain levels, mood, energy, and sleep. With Jumpstart and its other programs, RLMI works to change the culture of medicine and society at large, and set us on the path to human and planetary health.