FirstLine Therapy

Firstline Therapy

 

Can help you regain health

 

Firstline Therapy (FLT) is a specialized therapeutic lifestyle change program unlike any other in that the FLT system targets the underlying causes of chronic illnesses by incorporating a sensible eating plan, exercise, nutritional supplementation, and stress management. In fact, the following key characteristics are unique to the FLT program:

FLT is not just a weight loss program

  • Most programs are focused on weight while FLT is best used as a first time treatment for common, chronic heath problems (e.g high cholesterol, insulin resistance, unhealthy body composition)

The FLT eating plan is different.

  • Most programs are focused on low-fat diets while FLT emphasizes the importance of a low-glycemic eating plan that is consistent with current research.

FLT incorporates medical foods and nutritional supplements.

  • The appropriate use of medical foods and supplements enhance program effectiveness and shortens the time it takes for you to achieve risk reduction goals.

FLT has been demonstrated to be effective in human clinical studies.

  • Most programs lack clinical evidence of effectiveness.

 

Getting Started- A Matter Of Fat

Excess body fat can greatly increase your health risks. But a higher ratio of muscle increases your metabolism and is associated with a lower incidence of illness. Improving your muscle-to-fat ratio is perhaps the most powerful tool in controlling the aging process and restoring vitality. And that’s what FirstLine Therapy is all about!

 

FirstLine Therapy is based on extensive scientific research demonstrating that many of the chronic diseases associated with aging can be prevented or even treated by adopting a healthy lifestyle:

  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Stroke
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • High Cholesterol
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Osteoporosis
  • Alzheimer’s

Recommended for Health
A therapeutic lifestyle program is now recommended by leading health organizations as a primary therapy for individuals with many of the conditions listed above, as well as for health problems such as:

  • Stress-related disorders
  • Fatigue disorders
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • PMS
  • Menopause
  • Other hormone-related symptoms
  • Conditions related to overweight and obesity

 

Did you know?

  • Chronic diseases account for 78% of annual health care costs.[i]
  • Chronic diseases also account for one third of the years of potential life lost before age 65.[i]
  • Most chronic diseases are caused by unhealthy lifestyle habits. For example, 91% of type 2 diabetes is caused by unhealthy habits and forms of behavior.[ii]
  • Chronic, disabling conditions cause major limitations in activity for more than one of every ten Americans.[i]
  • The prolonged course of illness and disability from chronic diseases results in extended pain and suffering and decreased quality of life.[i]

[i] The centers for disease control and prevention. Chronic disease overview. Accessed February 19, 2007

[ii] Hu FB, Manson JE, Stampfer MJ, et al. Diet, Lifestyle , and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitys in women. N Engl J MedMed 2001;345(11)790-97