Food as Medicine

Food as Medicine

Food as Medicine

Evidence-based nutrition interventions can dramatically improve patient outcomes.

Our software gives healthcare providers the power to turn dietary advice into action.

Defining evidence-based nutrition interventions

Defining evidence-based nutrition interventions

What patients eat to improve health outcomes shouldn’t be based on hunches or media-fueled fads. The research in nutrition is clear - when patients increase their fruit and vegetable consumption and incorporate more plant-based meals into their day, outcomes improve. The most effective nutrition interventions take the best available research and blend it with a deep understanding of each patient’s unique health goals and lifestyle. Lighter Health makes that achievable for healthcare professionals in seconds.

Evidence-based nutrition can reduce diabetes risk by 50%.

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The importance of food as medicine

Research shows that plant-based nutrition interventions can help prevent and even reverse chronic diseases. The costs associated with chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease run into the hundreds of billions of dollars annually and profoundly impact our healthcare system, economy, and quality of life. It’s simple: we could save over $100B by helping people eat better.

Reduce the likelihood of a second cardiac event by 2x by eating healthy.


Impact on patients and clients

When a patient follows evidence-based nutrition recommendations from healthcare professionals, they experience improved health outcomes. For example, research shows that the nutrition approach outlined in Kaiser Permanente's 2013 Nutritional Update for Physicians reduces diabetes risk by 50%, lowers LDL as effectively as medication, reduces the likelihood of a second cardiac event by 2x, and reverses atherosclerosis. To drive better health outcomes, providers must combine nutrition recommendations with tools that facilitate sustainable behavior change.

Evidence-based nutrition can reduce HbA1c twice as effectively as traditional protocols.


Why Lighter Health

Lighter Health bridges the gap between your dietary recommendations and patient eating habits. To be effective, nutrition guidance must be personalized, convenient, delicious, and scalable. Often, healthcare providers lack the time and the tools needed to personalize and scale their own nutrition guidance for each life they touch. We can help.

 LDL can be lowered as effectively as medication with a healthy diet.

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Is it for you?

We created Lighter Health to help you help your patients, whether you’re in private practice, a health clinic, part of a health system, a payer or employ benefit provider.

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