What is the plan?
A better plan of Eating for Life The FirstLine Therapy diet teaches you what you need to eat and encouraged you to eat frequently. The focus is on eating the right kind of foods, the right kind of fat, and the right kind of carbohydrates. The diet is designed to maintain stable blood sugar and energy levels. People report less hunger, more energy, and higher compliance with the FirstLine Therapy diet than with commonly recommended low-fat diets. FirstLine Therapy uses a low-glycemic-index, which research show is more effective than low-fat diets in treating obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes.
How it Works?
Addressing Health Conditions FirstLine Therapy is best used as a first line treatment for conditions like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, metabolic syndrome, and many others. It addresses the underlying causes of these common chronic disorders—not just the symptoms. Many national health organizations, such as the NIH, recommend TLC as a first line treatment for chronic conditions associated with unhealthy lifestyles. And FirstLine Therapy has been demonstrated to be effective in controlled clinical trials and investigational case management studies. Personalizing Nutritional Supplements FirstLine Therapy incorporates medical foods and dietary supplements for a personalized approach to wellness in complement to a healthy diet. Medical foods are designed to address the unique nutritional needs of people with specific health problems, and dietary supplements provide targeted nutritional support for specific functions, such as supporting insulin sensitivity, healthy blood lipids, and healthy blood sugar management. The appropriate use of medical foods and dietary supplements improves overall effectiveness of the FirstLine Therapy program. These nutritional formulas can improve patient compliance, enhance program effectiveness, and shorten the time it takes to achieve risk reduction goals.
Other Components of Program
Exercising & De-Stressing
FirstLine Therapy includes simple recommendations for stretching and exercising that are appropriate for any fitness level and important in any diet or lifestyle program to achieve optimal outcomes. Exercise not only results in a better body shape but also delivers many health benefits that enhance longevity and for you to reach your goal. FirstLine Therapy also addresses stress management—a vital component missing from many plans. Stress activates the fight-or-flight response, the body's involuntary response to a threat or heightened emotional situations, or you may be doing too many things for too many people in too little time (a superman/mom). The stress response releases cortisol (among other hormones) that can increase appetite or cause "stress eating" with a craving for sweets, simple carbohydrates, and high calorie and high fat foods that make insulin levels spike and then dramatically drop. This mechanism leaves you tired and hungry again. Cortisol also causes the storage of fat around the abdomen in preparation for the next high stress situation. This "stress fat" can even happen with a healthy diet—increasing the risk to heart disease and diabetes. Managing stress is, therefore, an important component of a healthy lifestyle.
How to get Help - A Better Support System
FirstLine Therapy Program is a program offered through Metagenics from a Healthcare provider that is certified. You will get support from your provider who is an expert in FirstLine Therapy System. You are supervised and monitored from the beginning as you progress learning healthy habits through coaching for your specific health concerns or disease prevention. The FirstLine Therapy is a support system intended for you to succeed.
For Your healthy Lifestyle using FirstLine Therapy program call to make an appointment for an assessment and how to get started in making a change for all your needs with therapeutic lifestyle changes program.
Lifestyle Change Coach: Call 954-636-1246
For Medical Foods: Click here http://flt.metagenics.com or call 1-800-692-9400.
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