Lifestyle Medicine involves the modification of lifestyle factors like lack of activity, unhealthy diet and a poor ability to cope with stress. That these factors can become major contributors to the development of chronic illness. Lifestyle medicine is a primary element in the practice of naturopathic medicine. It involves the goal of therapeutic lifestyle changes that result in optimal health and disease prevention. Naturopathic doctors are the most rigorously trained primary healthcare providers providing lifestyle medicine. A Naturopathic doctor will first identify the individual lifestyle factors that are contributing to illness. From this information health goals are created and obstacles to achieving the goals are established and tools are established to assist in the smooth integration of lifestyle changes. On going coaching and monitoring is provided as the patient progresses towards achieving the behavior modifications.