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 programâ€”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 Hymanâ€”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.