About

The Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance (LMGA) represents the convergence of national Lifestyle Medicine professional associations from around the world, uniting under one banner for the purpose of collaboration, shared knowledge and best practices, and to more compellingly convey the power of the lifestyle medicine story—a story of health, hope and healing for one and all. Lifestyle Medicine leaders of all nations are working together to decrease the global pandemic of non-communicable disease.

Vision

A world without non-communicable disease.

Mission

LMGA seeks to unite national Lifestyle Medicine medical professional associations from around the world, with the goal of reining in the alarming rise in global obesity and lifestyle-related chronic disease trends. Identifying and eradicating the cause of disease is our mission.

Background

LMGA was initiated by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) in 2015 in response to the increasing need for Lifestyle Medicine solutions in low and middle income countries and for communication and coordination between Lifestyle Medicine medical professional organizations around the world.

LMGA is taking the lead in uniting the national Lifestyle Medicine sister organizations that are now present on virtually every continent, creating cohesiveness, enabling global sharing of best practices and educational resources, leveraging public relations efforts, and developing opportunities for synergistic collaboration. In the knowledge and belief that Lifestyle Medicine offers affordable, sustainable solutions to the global pandemic of non-communicable disease, LMGA is committed to championing the cause around the world.


Advisory Board

(National LM organizations that meet the LMGA level 4 or 5 sister status criteria are eligible for a seat on the LMGA advisory board)

SAM MANGER, MBBS, BSc, FRACGP

Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM)
General Practitioner, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

After completing his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and his undergraduate Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the University of Queensland, he e is now a General Practitioner with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) where he received an award for the highest score obtained in the fellowship examinations. He currently works in South East Queensland after working in a variety of locations around rural and urban Australia in a range of settings including indigenous health, chronic disease and public health.

Dr. Manger has focused on lifestyle and nutritional medicine, personalized medicine, public health, medical education and leading edge medical applications. He is a National Board Member with the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM), the Australian representative for the Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance (LMGA), a Medical Educator with James Cook University (JCU) and Generalist Medical Training (GMT), and is also studying a Master’s in Public Health (MPH). Also, he is founder of the National Board Director of the Australia wide Transitions Film Festival. The TFF was founded in 2012 and has screened hundreds of positive and solutions focussed films, forums and events around Australia on the transition to a sustainable and ethical culture.


TOMMY WOOD, M.D., PhD

British Society of Lifestyle Medicine
Chief Medical Officer, Nourish Balance Thrive

Dr. Wood is a UK-trained physician with a PhD in Physiology and Neuroscience, currently working as a visiting scientist researching neonatal brain injury at the University of Washington, USA. He received an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge, before studying medicine at the University of Oxford. He is Chief Medical Officer of Nourish Balance Thrive, a performance clinic for athletes based in California, Chief Scientific Officer for Physicians for Ancestral Health, and a Trustee of the newly-formed British Society of Lifestyle Medicine.


WAYNE DYSINGER, M.D., MPH

American College of Lifestyle Medicine,
CEO, Lifestyle Medical
Medical Director, Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP)

Dr. Dysinger is a preventive and family medicine physician who currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for Lifestyle Medicine Solutions, a new model primary care concept that is built on Lifestyle Medicine. He is also Chair of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, and Medical Director of the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP). He is an active faculty at Loma Linda University and consults, teaches and participates in research on Lifestyle Medicine issues around the world. Dr. Dysinger was previously Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine, Loma Linda University. He is a past President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, is on the board of the American College of Preventive Medicine, and has worked in various capacities with the American Medical Association and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. Dr. Dysinger earned his M.D. degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine (1986), and his MPH from Loma Linda University School of Public Health (1990). He has previously worked in Guam, Atlanta and Dartmouth.


JOHANN KIM T. MANEZ, MD, FACLM

President, Philippine College of Lifestyle Medicine

Dr. Mañez is one of the youngest professors among the faculty of the newly opened College of Medicine in the Adventist University of the Philippines located at Puting Kahoy, Silang, Cavite, the first medical school in the world with Lifestyle Medicine incorporated into the curriculum. His educational background consists of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology, one in History, Philosophy and Religion and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. He finished his Medical Degree at the Manila Central University College of Medicine and initially underwent his first year of training as a resident of Internal Medicine at the Adventist Medical Center Manila, before deciding to shift his education, teaching, research and medical practice to Lifestyle Medicine.

Dr. Mañez is presently the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) Facilitator and Lifestyle Medicine Consultant of the Adventist Medical Center Manila where they conduct both community-based (CHIP) and residential Lifestyle Medicine programs. He has conducted more than 400 seminars and lectures and several media appearances and interviews on Lifestyle Medicine and Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors around the Philippines and several neighboring Asian and Pacific Island Countries. Dr. Mañez, together with his colleagues from Loma Linda-California, Manila-Philippines and New South Wales-Australia, recently published research on the successful outcomes of CHIP done in the Philippines, in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Health Sciences. He is a member of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine, Fellow in the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, a founding member of the Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and president and founder of the Philippine College of Lifestyle Medicine.