Metagenics Weight Loss

Metagenics, a specialized nutraceutical company, works through doctors and health care professionals to decrease disease risk through lifestyle changes, diet and high quality medical foods and nutritional supplements. Yes many people want to lose weight but just weight loss without an understanding of how multiple disease risk factors can be reduced for the long term may not be successful. Metagenics believes it’s more important to know how to be healthy rather than just how to weight. That’s why they have developed the FirstLine Therapy program.

FirstLine Therapy is a therapeutic lifestyle change, or lifestyle modification, program. Designed by health care professionals, FirstLine Therapy has been remarkably successful in helping individuals like you return to a path of extended health. This is not a weight loss program—it’s a disease reduction program. While weight loss often occurs, it’s only secondary to the primary goal helping you achieve and maintain a healthy body composition (lean-muscle-to-fat ratio) to improve health, manage disease, feel better, and reduce your risk to more serious conditions. Metagenics wants weight loss to be fat loss and not muscle loss. In many of the TV advertized weight loss programs most people will lose just as much muscle as fat and then gain the weight back.

FirstLine Therapy incorporates lifestyle medicine as promoted by Dr. Oz and Dr. Mark Hyman—also referred to as lifestyle intervention, lifestyle therapy, or therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC). It is a patient-centered approach for disease management, reduction, and prevention. It incorporates diet and nutritional recommendations, regular exercise, adequate rest, and stress management recommended for many lifestyle-related conditions. People who want to lose weight really want to be healthy and avoid weight related health problems such as knee replacement, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, stroke and more. Metagenics knows that there is more to being healthy than simply weight loss. See our success story video.

Metagenics Weight Loss

Because of my training in Functional Medicine I have the knowledge to use the highly researched, nutritionally based weight loss programs and products from Metagenics for my patients. Beginning with the modified elimination diet to the 10 day metabolic detoxification program to the 12 week FirstLine Therapy program, not only will a person lose weight but they will significantly decrease risk factors for heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, osteoporosis, cancer and many other conditions. I guide my patients with the help of a certified Lifestyle Educator, to make the necessary dietary and lifestyle changes. We also use blood tests for important biomarkers of disease risk. This is known as personalized medicine.

The unique focus in our weight loss programs is looking for the hidden causes that make weight loss difficult. Some of the causes could be silent inflammation, unsuspected blood sugar and insulin problems, toxins stored in the fatty tissues, food sensitivities or a disruption in the good and bad bacteria in the GI tract. We do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach and we do not use injections or diet pills. For certain conditions we may recommend highly researched Metagenics medical foods that work with the body’s chemistry for cholesterol, blood sugar, body composition and detoxification.

Our goal is to help people make sustainable dietary and lifestyle changes for the long term. We think in terms of body composition rather than just weight loss because we don’t want people to lose muscle as they lose weight. We can measure percentage body fat, muscle mass and water distribution through a non-invasive bioimpedance analysis performed in our office. We can tell down to the 10th of a point if you are gaining or losing fat or muscle.

Our Metagenics weight loss programs and medical foods are validated through extensive research at major medical centers around the country and published in top tier medical journals. We would like to bring this knowledge to you and help you reach your health goals. Call us today and ask about our Metagenics weight loss programs