Lifestyle management is an essential responsibility of a family physician and is absolutely paramount in treating the underlying cause of most diseases. Lifestyle habits must regularly be assessed and modified to meet the individual needs of the patient. It is the ongoing relationship with your caregiver that allows for the better understanding of the core issues and obstacles in one’s life. Diet, exercise, sleep habits, substance use and abuse, stress, work issues, relationship issues, personal hobbies and environmental toxin exposures are lifestyle factors that are modified to optimize healing and wellness.