Lifestyle Medicine, Mental Health, Nutrition and Dietetics
Dr. Sivaneswaran Poobalasingam is the Founder and President of the Malaysian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (MSLM) which is affiliated to the Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance. Dr. Siva is on the Advisory Board of the International Journal for Disease Reversal and Prevention. He is also one of two Asian Physicians to be appointed as Exam Question Writers for the Lifestyle Medicine Board Certification examination. He is the Country Representative for the International Council of Integrative Medicine and the Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance. Dr Siva has been appointed to sit on the council for the National Coalition for Mental Wellness in Malaysia.
Dr. Siva founded and heads the Amrita Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine Center and Amrita Lifestyle Medicine Academy, a wellness academy. He is a Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician. His clinical expertise is in the management of stress and lifestyle diseases which include diabetes, hypertension and food intolerances amongst others.
Dr. Siva has helped to pioneer Lifestyle Medicine in the country. He sits He is frequently invited to speak on Lifestyle Medicine by government institutions. He has also conducted workshops on Lifestyle Medicine for programs jointly organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Malaysian Ministry of Health and University Era Ketiga (University Putra Malaysia).
Dr. Siva has presented papers on lifestyle medicine and an integrative approach to managing and preventing illness both at local and international conferences. He is a published author and has written books on a mind body approach to wellness and on the importance of herbs and nutrition in healthy ageing.
Dr. Siva has served as the Scientific Chairperson for Lifestyle Medicine of various organizing committees of conferences including “The First World Congress on Healthy Ageing in 2012” and the First Asean Conference on Healthy Aging in 2017. He has also chaired symposiums at national and international conferences on integrative and lifestyle medicine.