First Line Therapy is more than a diet. It is more than a meal plan. It is a therapeutic lifestyle change that encompasses balanced eating, regular activity, stress management, educational tools and appropriate nutritional supplementation. According to representatives from the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Heart Association, therapeutic lifestyle changes should be used as the fundamental therapy for elevated cholesterol, blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, overweight/obesity, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and other conditions related to aging.
First Line Therapy is a 12-week program during which the nutritionist and the client will meet for seven, 60 minute sessions to plan, incorporate, evaluate, and modify the lifestyle intervention as necessary so that each patient gets a program tailored to their particular needs and lifestyle. Your plan will be adjusted every time we meet so that it is reflective of what your body needs at that time.
You will undergo a Bioimpedence Analysis (BIA), which is a method of assessing your body composition – the measurement of body fat in relation to lean body mass and water. These measurements will be performed at regular intervals throughout your program to follow your progress. For more information on BIA’s click “WHAT IS A BIA?”
The First Line Therapy Difference:
First Line Therapy is not focused on weight loss, it is more comprehensive than that. The FLT program works because it addresses the underlying causes of disease and obesity such as unhealthy body composition (lean mass to fat mass ratio), insulin resistance, hormone imbalance, inflammation, and other nutritional deficiences
Research has shown that low-glycemic diets are more effective than low fat diets in treating obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease, and Type 2 Diabetes. By using a low glycemic load diet patients report less hunger, more energy, and higher compliance compared with low fat diets.
Although it is not mandatory for the program and thus is not included in the program price, First Line Therapy was designed to incorporate medical foods and neutraceuticals to help address the unique nutritional needs of patients with specific health problems.
Most diet plans lack clinical evidence of efficacy. First Line Therapy has scientific controlled studies documenting the efficacy of our program.
Detoxification– Detoxification is the process of clearing toxins from the body by neutralizing and transforming them so they can be eliminated from our systems. This 21 day program incorporates a very healthy organic diet with supplements which aid in purifying the body and promoting weight loss.