A Therapeutic Lifestyle
A therapeutic lifestyle means living your life in a way that improves your health. It means making choices every day that will enhance your health, enabling you to achieve a full, healthy life. Isn’t that what everybody wants? Good health, full function, and absence of disease well into old age. If that’s what you want, the First Line Therapy program can help.
A therapeutic lifestyle is possible for everyone, but to achieve it you need to know which choices are good for you and which ones are not. There is a lot of misinformation about what is healthy and what is unhealthy, and even the advice from professionals often seems to change from day to day. The First Line Therapy program will provide you with the knowledge you need to make healthy lifestyle choices each day going forward.
Helping patients adopt a therapeutic lifestyle is the first and possibly the most important therapy doctors can use to treat many chronic health problems. Consider a few facts:
- 91% of type 2 diabetes cases could be prevented by the adoption of healthy habits and lifestyle choices.
- The National Institute of Health recommends lifestyle changes as the most important and cost-effective way to lower cholesterol.
- Lifestyle changes are now recommended as the “first-line therapy” for the major chronic diseases in our society: Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, Cancer, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s
- Lifestyle choices are also the key to many symptoms that are not classified as diseases: fatigue, stress related symptoms, hormone imbalance and many others.
Yes, many of these health problems can be prevented or even treated by adopting a healthy lifestyle. But the First Line Therapy program is not just about preventing disease, it’s also about living life to the fullest. It’s about feeling good every day, waking up and wanting to get going in the morning, having the energy to do the things you want to do, all day long such as living without pain, performing at your best and aging gracefully and healthfully. It is designed to help you achieve better health now, and maintain good health for a lifetime.
The Impact of Nutrition and Lifestyle
A therapeutic lifestyle is based on the premise that many of the chronic conditions associated with aging – hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, as well as several forms of cancer – are not inevitable outcomes of the aging process. Instead, these diseases are largely preventable simply by making sound lifestyle choices. Things that many people view as signs of aging such as low energy, poor memory, low libido, chronic pain, and weight gain are not signs of aging at all. They’re signs of illness.
The science-based concept that led to the development of the First Line Therapy program is this: adopting habits of living that are healthy can delay the onset of illness in old age and increase the years of good health. That is, rather than having many years of declining health and loss of function, good health and high function levels are maintained well into old age and the years of infirmity and declining function are compressed into the final years of life.
The First Line Therapy program was created by Metagenics, a high-grade nutraceutical company. The information contained in this newsletter comes directly from the First Line Therapy Program Booklet. I am proud to be a Certified First Line Therapist and our office has been designated as a Metagenics Center for Excellence.
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If you are interested in an individual holistic health coaching session utilizing the First Line Therapy program, Reiki, or an infra-red sauna session in the “POD,” please contact me to schedule an appointment.