Healthy Living Begins with First Line Therapy

FirstLine Therapy is a comprehensive lifestyle change program unlike any other!

It targets the underlying causes of chronic disease by incorporating personalized eating and physical activity plans, targeted nutritional supplementation, and effective behavioral coaching tools to support you on your wellness journey.

The 12 Week FirstLine Therapy Program includes:

  • Initial health screening & lab work
  • 4 meetings with a health care provider
  • 6 meetings with a lifestyle educator
  • Body analysis
  • Customized health plan
  • Lifestyle and behavioral coaching
  • Personalized food plans
  • Physical activity recommendations
  • Targeted nutritional support
  • Tracking tools
  • Week 13 follow up lab work

Making healthy lifestyle changes allows you to have greater control of your health and wellbeing.

FirstLine Therapy is a specialized therapeutic lifestyle program unlike any other.

It targets the underlying causes of chronic illness by incorporating a sensible eating plan, physical activity, nutritional support, and stress management

The FirstLine Therapy Difference:

  • FirstLine Therapy is not just a weight-loss program. It’s a personalized lifestyle medicine program designed to help you achieve optimal health.
  • The FirstLine Therapy eating plan is different. Most programs are focused on lowfat diets, but FirstLine Therapy emphasizes the importance of low-glycemic, whole foods, and plant based eating.
  • FirstLine Therapy incorporates medical foods and other nutritional support. The appropriate use of medical foods and other nutritional support may enhance program effectiveness and may help shorten the time it takes for you to achieve your goals.
  • FirstLine Therapy has been demonstrated to be effective in clinical studies. Most lifestyle medicine programs lack clinical evidence of effectiveness. Clinical studies sponsored by Metagenics have demonstrated impressive results for patients who combine targeted nutritional support with a structured lifestyle education program.

What does “better health” mean to you?

Most people want more energy, mental clarity, full physical function, and absence of disease through the aging process.

Eliminating these 3 risk factors – poor dieting, inactivity, smoking*

80% of Heart Disease, Stroke and Type 2 Diabetes

40% of Cancer

Illness does not have to be a normal part of aging!

*The U.S. Centers of Disease and Control and Prevention

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What to Expect from the First Line Therapy Process

Week 1

Initial Lab Work

Initial Health Care Practitioner Visit

Lifestyle Questionnaire

Health Symptoms Questionnaire

Vitals & Tracking Form Review

Personalized Treatment Plan

In Body Body Fat Analysis

Welcome Packet/Patient Starter Kit

Week 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12

Lifestyle Education Visits

Personalized Treatment Plan Review

Dietary Recall & Calorie Modification

Food List & Menu Planning

Activity Report & Modification

Food & Lifestyle Journal Review

Sleep, Digestion & SMARTER Goals

Week 5, 9, 13

Health Care Practitioner Visit

Vitals & Tracking Form Review

Personalized Treatment Plan Review

In Body Body Fat Analysis

Final Lab Work (week 13)

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Rigorous cleaning and disinfecting processes are now an integral part of our facility. These include:

No more than 10 people allowed at any one time.

Hand sanitizer is required when entering the building, and it’s right by the door and throughout the building.

Please bring your own water bottle, as the kitchen is not available to customers at this time.

Masks are encouraged; employees will wear them at all times.

Employees will disinfect each piece of equipment after each use, and the entire building is thoroughly cleaned regularly.

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