We need physicians trained in treating root causes of disease. Rather than just diagnosing symptoms and treating them with pills and procedures, we need doctors who practice Lifestyle Medicine as the foundation of “health” care.

With your support, this can become the new reality of our U.S. healthcare system!

Please consider a tax-deductible donation, with every penny used to develop the Lifestyle Medicine Question Bank. This new Question Bank, developed in cooperation with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) will be used to create Categorical Assessment Tests available to medical schools seeking to test on food as medicine and other Lifestyle Medicine subjects.

The recent Global Burden of Disease report indicates that it’s what people are eating and not eating that is the leading cause of disease and death worldwide – responsible for 10.9 million deaths in 2017.  With chronic disease costing the United States trillions of dollars annually, the status quo is leading us straight into health care induced bankruptcy.

Embedding the science that overwhelmingly supports the efficacy of a plant-predominant dietary lifestyle into medical education–starting with standardized assessments–is urgently needed.

Will you help? You can leave legacy, knowing that your donation is transforming health and redefining healthcare in this nation–for the benefit of this generation and all generations to come!


For charitable gifts of appreciated securities, the donation you make and the deduction you receive are greater than they would be if you were to sell the shares and donate the cash proceeds.

To speak with someone about a donation of this nature, please contact
ACLM Executive Director Susan Benigas at info@lifestylemedicine.org.

Our goals: Sustainable health.  Sustainable healthcare.  Sustainable world!


The end game for this campaign is to get 75% of U.S. Medical Schools to use the questions we develop in their Categorical Assessment Tests – and then work with the NBME to put Lifestyle Medicine questions on the licensing exams. Medical schools will then teach to the test and expand curricula to include lifestyle subjects.

Find out more about the campaign.


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