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FirstLine Therapy®

A pharmaceutical-free path to your optimum health

 

FirstLine Therapy, a Functional Nutrition Lifestyle Change, is nutrition-based care that is focused on building health by restoring proper physiological functioning of the body. When you have multiple symptoms they are clues to the ways in which your body is not functioning the way it should be. Rather than suppress those symptoms with natural or pharmaceutical agents, we want to “read” those symptoms to understand which systems of your body need support to get back on track and get you healthy again. 

By looking at your whole picture -- diet, symptoms, illness history, medications, lifestyle, toxic exposure, history of antibiotic use, stress, lab work, etc., we are able to put together an overall plan. That plan serves as overall map of the nutrition your body needs to regain health and prevent illness.Functional Nutrition is nutrition-based health care that is focused on building health by restoring proper physiological functioning of the body. When you have multiple symptoms they are clues to the ways in which your body is not functioning the way it should be. Rather than suppress those symptoms with natural or pharmaceutical agents, we want to “read” those symptoms to understand which systems of your body need support to get back on track.

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Functional nutrition aims at addressing the imbalances in the body by restoring function through food, lifestyle and supplement interventions. We transform dysfunctional bodily systems into optimal, functional health.

Dr. Howard Loomis says, “there are no new body processes at work in disease that were not there in health [.] In disease, there are only normal functions that are going too fast, or too slow, or are otherwise inappropriate – out of time with need”.

Functional nutrition is about figuring out what specifically is moving too fast or too slow, what is out of order, and then restoring balance to those processes.

The functional nutrition approach involves a series of steps to determine the most customized approach. One such approach for this client may go as follows:

  • A comprehensive evaluation looking at medical history

  • Organ system review

  • Medication and supplement history

  • Review of diet, lifestyle and exercise habits

  • Review of conventional lab results (often the testing a client has already had done).

  • Functional nutrition testing to gauge various nutrient levels and/or genetic markers to ensure there are no underlying deficiencies.

Once the data has been collected and analyzed, we move onto the customized program.  An example of this for a patient with digestive issues may include:

  • Clean up the diet, eliminating processed foods, gluten, and dairy.

  • Educate the client on how to manage stress

  • Strategies to prepare the nervous system for mealtime.

  • Specific supplement protocol some supplements that improve digestion of foods, restore good bacteria, and decrease digestive spasms.

 

 

FirstLine Therapy®

FirstLine Therapy® provides a clinically designed approach for implementing physical activity-based, personalized interventions that include behavior modifications, diet, exercise, and appropriate nutritional support. These premium, practitioner-supervised programs help address the common health and wellness issues you face.

FirstLine Therapy® Advantages

FirstLine Therapy® is an evidence-based, clinically designed operating system for implementing personalized lifestyle medicine

  • Provides a structured system to teach behavior modifications for a lifetime approach to healthy living

  • Provides a 12-week structured program for patients as well as comprehensive, ongoing clinical support

  • Offers organized and instructional forms, tools, and educational materials

  • Offers ongoing learning opportunities with the ability to sign up for follow up programs

  • Offers clinically demonstrated, successful medical nutrition therapy for supporting the management of healthy blood sugar, cardiovascular health, and body composition

Experts Agree

Leading healthcare organizations and medical experts agree, lifestyle modifications can be a critical, front-line approach in helping patients realize successful health outcomes. Independently or in conjunction with other medical therapies, lifestyle medicine is advocated by various health organizations such as:†

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The Basics

Functional nutrition is not a one-size-fits-all discipline. We are all unique, with our own genetic make-up, health history, lifestyle and emotional profile- therefore, we each require a customized strategy to achieve and sustain optimal health.  With our aging population combined with the increase in childhood diseases and rises in health challenges all the way through the life span, the need for this information, this practice, has become urgent.

 


CANCELLATION POLICY

If you need to reschedule or modify your appointment time please make sure to do so 48 hours in advance or there is a $35 fee.  We only accept schedule changes or modifications via a phone call to our office, not the automated text reminder system.