Health and Wellness Program
Get the Support You Need to Succeed
First Line Therapy is our therapeutic lifestyle program that combines balanced eating, regular exercise, stress management techniques and appropriate nutritional supplements to help you lose fat in a healthy way.
What does “better health” mean to you?
Most people want more energy, mental clarity, full physical function, and absence of disease through the aging process.
What do you want?
To feel more vital?
To lose weight?
To have more energy?
To increase muscle tone?
To sleep better?
To manage stress?
To improve my sex drive?
To have mental clarity?
To have greater mobility?
To feel more motivated?
To have greater control over your health and well-being?
Illness do not have to be a normal part of aging.
Many chronic diseases could be prevented, delayed, or alleviated through simple lifestyle changes. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that eliminating three risk factors (poor diet, inactivity, smoking) would prevent 80% of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes, as well as 40% of cancer.
In 2011, 52% of adults aged 18 years or older did not meet the recommendations for aerobic exercise or physical activity, and 76% did not meet recommendations for muscle- strengthening physical activity.
About 47% of US adults have at least one of the following major risk factors for heart disease or stroke:
Uncontrolled high blood pressure
Uncontrolled high LDL cholesterol
In 2011, 36% of adolescents and 38% of adults said they ate fruit less than once a day, while 38% of adolescents and 23% of adults said they ate vegetables less than once a day.
90% of Americans consume too much sodium, which increases their risk of high blood pressure.
Reversing and delaying chronic illness
Extensive scientific research demonstrates that many chronic diseases associated with aging can be prevented or even treated by adopting a healthy lifestyle, including:
High blood pressure
Sarcopenia (low muscle mass)
“FirstLine Therapy is a specialized therapeutic lifestyle program unlike any other. It targets the underlying causes of chronic illness by incorporating a sensible eating plan, physical activity, nutritional support, and stress management.”
FirstLine Therapy helps you:
Take simple steps every day that will enhance health and help prevent disease
Adopt habits of living that may delay the onset of illness in old age and possibly reverse disease progression and risk factors
Your personal FirstLine Therapy program includes:
Body composition analysis
Customized health plans
Lifestyle and behavioral coaching
Personalized food plans
Physical activity recommendations
Targeted nutritional support
The FirstLine Therapy Difference
The following key characteristics are unique to the FirstLine Therapy Program:
First Line Therapy is not just a weight-loss program. It's a personalized lifestyle medicine program designed to help you achieve optimal health.
Most programs are focused on low-fat diets, but FirstLine Therapy emphasizes the importance of low-glycemic, whole foods and plant-based eating based on a Modified Mediterranean Diet.
FirstLine Therapy incorporates medical foods and other nutritional support to enhance program effectiveness and may help shorten the time it takes to achieve your goals.
FirstLine Therapy has been demonstrated to be effective in clinical studies. Clinical studies sponsored by Metagenics have demonstrated impressive results for patients who combine targeted nutritional support with a structured lifestyle education program. A 12-week, randomized, controlled trial at Grand Valley Medical Specialists (Grand Rapids, MI) showed significant reductions in HbA1C, BMI, weight, and hip and waist circumference for those in the Enhanced Care group compared to Usual Care group.