British Society of Lifestyle Medicine
BSLM is a multidisciplinary society aiming to prevent, improve, manage and treat lifestyle-related conditions. BSLM aims to establish Lifestyle Medicine as central to health and wellbeing by promoting the prevention of avoidable lifestyle-related diseases, by advocating treatment of diseases of the 21st century with a realistic approach and by influencing healthcare and health policy. Raising awareness of Lifestyle Medicine principles and providing leadership, education and support for healthcare practitioners is a primary objective. We acknowledge there are social and environmental determinants of disease which should be addressed at national and international level. BSLM wishes to play its part. We are delighted to be part of the global movement of Lifestyle Medicine.
BSLM members include GPs and medical specialists, allied health practitioners, public health physicians, educators, and researchers. We advocate for a multidisciplinary, multi-system approach to the chronic disease problem and we provide education, training and support for members in their practice of Lifestyle Medicine.
The British Society of Lifestyle Medicine is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation.
Care about your health? Your diet? Your planet? So do we.
Double-zero is a health and wellness non-profit association, a free resource to make your life easier by curating information and bringing you ‘Something New’ along the way.
I wish it had existed when I was diagnosed with cancer; I was fifty years old (5-zero), only half-way to my own Double-zero. Pressured into making quick decisions, I set about researching my options. Much of the information I found was conflicting, irrelevant and confusing.
Today I’m healed and ready to help you ‘Maximise Your Healthy Years’.
Denise Stevenson, Founder
Ethical Globe is a directory and community of vegan people, businesses, organisations and projects that launched in 2020. We founded Ethical Globe after realising that there was little support for the vegan community. In particular, vegans who also wish to make other ethically conscious decisions.
Ethical Globe aims to provide information and support to the growing vegan population. It will empower people to live in alignment with their values by helping them with their everyday choices. This will contribute to creating a fairer world for all.
Ethical Globe will provide a platform for communities to build and to unite. In time, it will help create a worldwide network of like-minded people, projects and businesses who care about justice for all. Justice for humans, justice for other animals and justice for the planet.
European Alliance for Plant-based Foods
The European Alliance for Plant-based Foods (EAPF) brings together like-minded organisations in the plant-based value chain around a unique mission: To put plant-based foods at the heart of the transition towards more sustainable and healthy food systems.
More people are turning to plant-based foods – products made from vegetables, grains, pulses (including soy), nuts, fungi, algae – out of concerns for climate change, biodiversity loss, human health or animal welfare. The Alliance strives for making this shift a reality, allowing consumers to access true, safe and sustainable alternatives to animal-based products.
The Alliance represents the entire plant-based value chain: Food producers and manufacturers, NGOs, nutritionists, research & academia and consumers.
Evidence Based Eating (New Zealand)
Evidence Based Eating is a member based organisation with a mission to raise awareness of and promote the benefits of a Whole Food Plant-Based (WFPB) diet in New Zealand. They hold educational talks and provide advocacy of WFPB nutrition at events and to other organisations.
Farmacy’s flagship restaurant opened in Notting Hill in 2016. Its abundant menu is alive with truly delicious and healthy seasonal food, all served in a beautiful setting. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner, Farmacy promotes plant-based organic eating and a chemical free approach, connecting everything between the soil and the sun. All ingredients are either grown on the farm, or sourced from local, sustainable and environmentally conscious suppliers. The restaurant is a true supporter of local farming, and champions biodynamic sustainability, aligning with The Biodynamic Association and Demeter certified growers and farmers.
Plant-based filmmaker and music producer Jay Cox rediscovered his lust for life after a cancer diagnosis. After a tough fight and with the disease in remission, he didn’t need any more reminders how short life really is, or any more encouragement to follow his passion. He changed his diet, became totally plant-based and, with new-found energy, got back on his mountain bike. He also got his camera out again and began looking for places he could make a real difference. This reinvention of himself, his life and his purpose lead him by chance to Tarifa in Spain with endurance athlete Luke Tyburski as he embarked on an insane 2,000km solo triathlon in 12 days. The result was the Ultimate Triathlon documentary, and the revelation of Jay’s formidable natural talent.
Jay has teamed up with plant-based health professionals to help achieve their mission to promote evidence based nutrition education.
Food Matters Live
The aim of Food Matters Live is simple but ambitious – to inspire a better future for food by stimulating industry innovation, technology and people.
We’re delighted that Food Matters Live continues to be an ever-growing community of people from all over the world. Professionals who are embarked on the same journey towards a future defined by sustainable food production, and optimum nutrition and health for everyone.
We see great value in bringing people together too, so becoming part of the Food Matters Live community means you can not only learn from others, but actively make connections with them.
Green Seed is a platform supporting pregnancies and families wishing to pursue a vegan or plant-based diet. With evidence-led guidance, we aim to empower expecting-parents and parents, with the knowledge that will allow them to have: healthy pregnancies, healthy children, and a healthy life for themselves in the long term.
Green Seed has been created due to the lack of support and understanding in this area. Many people are facing negativity from family, friends and healthcare professionals in relation to their plant-based diet, especially when it comes to growing and raising children.
With our actions, we intend to impact the current health and environmental crises that we face, and contribute to creating a better world for today, and for tomorrow.
The Hayek Hospital
Hayek Hospital is a private institution established by Dr. Selim Hayek, whose aim was to serve Beirut’s periphery and provide patients with Quality healthcare. It is located in the region of Sin-El-Fil, which is known for its calm and peaceful atmosphere.
Through the years, the hospital dedicated itself to applying international norms for its establishment. A long ongoing quality improvement plan was implemented which allowed its activities to meet the requirements of ISO 9001: 2008 and the Ministry of Public Health Accreditation.
Since the beginning of March 2021, Hayek Hospital has gone 100% vegan in a world’s first. The hospital will no longer serve its patients meat and dairy, and will instead replace its menu with a number of healthy plant-based dishes in alignment with existing scientific data evidencing the wide range of health benefits associated with a plant-forward diet.
The Health Habit
The Health Habit is a plant-based husband & wife team of nutrition coach, and chef, food writer & presenter. Their simple mission is to ease the path into a more plant-based way of living. Between them they create and share amazing recipes, teach people how to cook, and coach anyone looking to move to a plant-based diet. They advise food businesses on creating & implementing plant-based recipes, as well as offering a full nutritional analysis service.
Henry & Henry
Henry & Henry is a partnership providing plant-based nutrition education, information and resources to support and inspire people to successfully transition to a whole food plant-based way of eating. As a result of resolving their own diverse health challenges through diet changes, leading them ultimately to a whole food plant based diet, Annette and Graham Henry know first hand the concerns that arise when making such changes: concerns about dietary deficiencies, coping with probing and sometimes unsupportive questions from others, as well as practical questions about how to make a new diet work.They have both trained as whole food plant based nutrition educators under the tutelage of two of America’s leading exponents in the field, Drs Rick and Karin Dina. Subscribers to their online hub can access a number of resources and also sign up for direct consultations with Annette and Graham on any matter relating to becoming more plant-based, becoming fully plant-based or improving the quality of an already established plant based or vegan diet as a means of making it healthier and thus more sustainable. Their overarching aim is to generate a conversation about plant-based nutrition in a safe and supportive environment as a way of contributing to the creation of a plant-based world.
Herbivore Health is an online, vegan fitness business, blog and podcast run by Jenny and Jonny, a couple of vegan personal trainers based in London. Their mission is to help people create a truly healthy lifestyle that sticks, through a combination of fitness and a whole food plant-based lifestyle. They are passionate about health and fitness and want to make it accessible and exciting for everyone.
High Carb Health
High Carb Health aims to give people realistic advice on how to get healthy and reverse illness via a scientifically proven nutrition based approach to healing the body. Our goal is to provide long term, lasting solutions. Our speciality is digestive health, especially assisting with the healing of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease. We have helped hundreds of people heal from Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease.
Shamiz Kachwalla (Co-founder of High Carb Health) suffered from severe Ulcerative Colitis in 2012 and was told he would be on medications for life. We then found out how a plant-based diet can help with the healing of Ulcerative Colitis and implemented it as soon as possible. Shamiz has not taken a single pill since he was released from the hospital and all his symptoms are now history.
We offer personalised education and coaching programs online, and face to face in Auckland, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia.
Life After Hummus
Lifeafterhummus Community Benefit Society (FCA registration number 7808)
150 Ossulston Street, NW1 1EE
Sessions on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Provider of evidence-based low-fat and vegan nutrition and cooking classes and activities.
We are a BME-Led, London-Based social enterprise providing a mixture of free, low-cost, private and corporate classes.
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and 079 0676 0576 to discuss your needs.
The objects of the Lifeafterhummus Community Benefit Society shall be to carry on any business for the benefit of the community by pioneering nutrition and lifestyle intervention solutions for a changing health and care landscape to improve the physical and mental health of the public and reduce health inequalities, tackle food poverty and reduce social isolation whilst operating within an intersectional framework.
Liverpool Health and Wellbeing
We have built a hub of health and wellbeing starting in Liverpool and reaching more and more cities as we go! EUDAEMONIA is our brand name, hosting events and festivals and now providing a directory of services, products, education, for people to access a healthier lifestyle. Our events or promotions have always been a priority for health and wellbeing and of course promoting the PBD. We deliver courses, seminars, school lessons and personal training sessions online or in person.
Made In Hackney
Made In Hackney is London’s original plant-based community cookery school. Opened in 2012 they have helped over 15,000 people learn to grow, cook and eat more plants not only to improve human health, but that of the planet too. They are humbled and delighted to work across the capital with groups most in need such as young carers, people with long term health challenges, BAME groups and low income families. They are proud to have been the first 100% plant-based organisation to work with Public Health, within the NHS and also in schools and nurseries settings – helping to shift hearts, minds and stomachs to accept, appreciate and normalise the benefits of a plant-based diet. They recently were featured on Jamie Oliver’s Meat Free Meals TV show.
Planetary Health Alliance
The mission of the Planetary Health Alliance (PHA) is to promote, mobilize, and lead an inclusive, transdisciplinary field of planetary health and its diverse science, stories, solutions, and communities to achieve the Great Transition, a comprehensive shift in how human beings interact with each other and Nature. Launched in 2016, the PHA is now a highly effective coalition of 250+ member institutions from 50+ countries – supported by a small staff team based at Harvard University; a Steering Committee of international experts; ten PHA Regional Hubs; global fellows, volunteers, and ambassadors; and thousands of individual supporters – all committed to understanding and addressing the human health impacts of global environmental change, or planetary health.
The PlantEurope Network by NAHhaft e.V. brings actors from all over Europe together, offers most recent practical and scientific information, best-practices and political recommendations as well as organizes networking events for discussion and fruitful exchange.
The immediate goal of the PlantEurope project is the connection of pioneers and flagship projects, start-ups, organizations, associations, scientists and stakeholders within the gastronomy and communal catering sector. By creating and expanding this European network, alongside other measures taken, the ultimate goal of changing the food system to one rooted in a plant-based diet is to be accelerated.
You can become a member free of charge here.
Plant-based Canada is a non-profit organization co-founded in 2019 by Dr. Zahra Kassam and Michelle Fedele RD, dedicated to the well-being of humans, the environment and all its life forms.
Our guiding principles include:
- To educate the public and health professionals on plant-based whole food nutrition, promote research, support and collaborate with sister organizations
- To promote plant-based whole food nutrition for humans that is sustainable and the healthiest possible
- To promote the well-being of the planet and all its life forms
Proveg is a leading international food awareness organisation working across four continents. Their mission is to reduce the global consumption of animals by 50% by the year 2040. You can find out more about their work at here.
TeachStrong is a company whose mission is to empower school staff with the tools they need to take ownership of their health and well-being. They are the UK’s only well-being training provider to offer resources covering nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, sleep and community.
TeachStrong delivers sessions in schools, colleges and universities, as well as providing staff with the resources and practical tips they need to instil simple and sustainable habits into their routine. The result? Teachers and TAs that work with TeachStrong feel happier and healthier.
You can visit www.teachstrong.co.uk to find out more and follow them on social media: @teachstrong_
True Health Initiative
We have joined True Health Initiative (THI), a global voice for lifestyle as medicine. In doing so, we publicly and proudly align our organisational values with the core principles of healthy living and with a commitment to the THI vision. THI exists to make the fundamental truths about healthy, sustainable living and eating common knowledge. Shifting the global understanding of practices that most likely help people live longer and envision a world with less chronic disease. As a member organisation, we are helping build a movement that supports individuals and communities in directing their resources toward this goal.
UK Health Alliance on Climate Change
The UK Health Alliance on Climate Change brings together doctors, nurses and other health professionals to advocate for responses to climate change that protect and promote public health. The Alliance was formed in March 2016 to coordinate action, provide leadership and help amplify the voices of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals across the UK, and we are pleased to be a member organisation.
Website: UK Health Alliance
Vegan Chemist was founded in 2019 by a pharmacist to help consumers better understand vegan and vegetarian alternatives to common medicines and help health organisations reduce costs by aiding compliance and reducing medication wastage. In addition to drugs, our healthcare platform will also provide vitamins, supplements, hair care, foot care, travel care, make-up, and much more, all ethically sourced and in line with your vegan principles.
Our Vision is to build a legacy that will improve the lives of those deprived of this choice in their medicinal and healthcare products and get the world to think in a different way when it comes to choice and medication. So we plan to take small steps to achieve this goal without compromising our values or beliefs.
VeganFitness seeks to revolutionize the fitness industry and empowers people to take control of their health and fitness through the use of evidence-based nutrition. They’ve coached and inspired tens of thousands of people from over 90 countries into adopting sustainable plant-based lifestyles centred around an abundance of whole foods. They also offer immersive health retreats in exotic locations around the world.
Vegan Inclusive Education
Vegan Inclusive Education is a free service designed to help schools become more supportive and accommodating of their vegan pupils. We support schools to adopt more plant-based menu options, and beyond that to safeguard pupil’s mental health by ensuring their beliefs are understood and respected in all other areas of school life beyond the dinner hall. We support parents by giving them resources they can share with their schools, to learn about vegan perspectives and deliver quick wins to avoid inadvertently leaving children feeling excluded and unsupported. You can register for a pack to be sent to your school on the website.
Vegan Organic Network
An educational charity established 1996.
The Vegan Organic Network is the only organisation in the UK solely working for food to be grown the veganic way.
What is veganic?
‘Veganic’ is a combination of two words ‘vegan’ and ‘organic’. It’s a guarantee that food is grown in an organic way with only plant-based fertilizers, encouraging functional biodiversity so pesticides are not necessary. No chemicals, no GMO and no animal by products in any part of the chain.
Veganic food is resilient to the largest problems facing humanity i.e. environmental destruction, pollution of the sea and air and soil erosion.
Veganic otherwise we are dependent on animal agriculture, chemicals, pesticides and herbicides.
In essence, veganic is a logical step beyond organic for those who seek safe food grown in a sustainable manner.
Veganism in Education
VinE’s aim is to provide children and young people with the knowledge and skills to critically think about the way we define and use animals and inter-related health, social justice and environmental issues. This teaching will enable them to develop their own moral values and flourish as empathetic and ethically responsible citizens.
The Vivas Network
The Vivas Network is a membership-based global ethical leadership community for vegan women committed to lifting each other up, having each other’s backs, collaborating and learning from each other.
Women for Women’s Health
Women for Women’s Health (WfWH) is a voluntary service set up by UK based Consultant Gynaecologist Dr Nitu Bajekal, MD, FRCOG and Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician. Her mission is to empower women to make health choices that will help not just improve their own health but also that for their families, friends and community.
Information is shared through social media, blogs and open discussion, as well as via health events and talks for the public, doctors, workplaces and schools – all key areas to influence change.
Most (80%) of what doctors see in their clinical practice is related to lifestyle, with nutrition, exercise, sleep and stress playing key roles in major chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancers as well as in women’s health issues such as Polycystic ovarian syndrome, menopause, bone health, lifestyle cancers amongst many other problems that women face regularly. Dr Bajekal advocates following a whole food plant based way of eating for optimal health.
Working alongside other health professionals such as experienced nutritionists, yoga and mindfulness teachers, personal trainers as well as other senior medical specialists, Dr Bajekal offers the latest medical information about gynaecological conditions and gives nutrition and lifestyle advice to women all over the world.
Young people especially are at the right stage where making small changes can have a tremendous impact on their future health. Inner city schools are a specific focus of attention for the WfWH team seeking to energise and build confidence in young women.