January 2008 Newsletter

The Interactive Healer January 2008 Newsletter

FirstLine Therapy
A Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Program

Feeling good in body, mind and heart is definitely connected to the choices we make daily.  Throughout the year, I will be sharing with you the latest information and techniques on how to feel great now!

Headline News! In 2007, I completed a rigorous and thorough course in the latest clinical nutrition and therapeutic science program titled FirstLine Therapy (FLT).  I am now a certified FirstLine Therapy Doctor, and I look forward to further sharing this ground-breaking knowledge with you and incorporating this powerful therapeutic lifestyle program into your treatment plan.

In upcoming newsletters, we will discuss the components of the FirstLine Therapy program and cover specific conditions of interest such as:  heart health, obesity, weight-loss, blood sugar and diabetes, stress-related disorders, and fatigue…just to name a few.

So what is FirstLine Therapy?
FirstLine Therapy is a “therapeutic lifestyle program” developed by Metagenics.  A ‘therapeutic lifestyle” means making choices every day that will enhance your health, help prevent the onset of disease, and assist you in living a full and healthy life.

A Healthy Lifestyle
Adopting healthy eating and lifestyle habits will lead to feeling better now and also into our older years.  A recent poll shows that a majority of patients would like their doctors to help them with lifestyle changes.  Our practice is dedicated to providing both the treatment and the education to assist you in living a healthy, happy and energetic life!

Our FirstLine Therapy program will put you on the path to feeling great through a combination of balanced eating, regular exercise, stress reduction, and appropriate nutritional supplementation…

The FirstLine Therapy Program!

FirstLine Therapy involves a comprehensive in-office evaluation.  The program includes initial body composition testing along with follow-up testing, and a thorough consultation where, together, we will design your individual program of diet, exercise and nutritional supplementation.

Start the New Year off right!
Schedule your body composition test today!

To schedule your appointment, please call 310-473-2911

Body composition testing is a simple in-office procedure utilizing a bioimpedance analyzer.  Bioimpedance analysis (BIA) is a reliable method for measuring your body composition to determine the percentage of body fat, lean muscle, and cellular fluids.  Electrodes, similar to EKG electrodes, are placed on the right foot and the right hand while you are lying down on the treatment table.  The procedure only takes a few minutes and the computer prints out your results.

The test is best performed when you follow the guidelines below:

  1. No food 4 hours before testing
  2. No exercise 12 hours before exercise
  3. No alcohol 24 hours before testing
  4. Do not drink caffeine the day of your test
  5. Drink 1 quart of water 1 hour before testing

Through careful analysis, I will suggest an appropriate diet and supplementation plan along with a suitable exercise program.  It’s fast, fun and a great step in monitoring real-time health values!

Suggested program schedule:

Week 1

BIA Testing, initial consultation to review test results, determine your health goals and establish your course of lifestyle therapy.  You will receive a FLT guidebook, instructions, and advice regarding diet, nutritional supplements, and exercise.  Your Program begins!

Week 2-5

Weekly visits monitoring and fine-tuning your program!

Week 6

BIA retesting and adjustments to your program.

Week 7-11

Weekly visits monitoring and fine-tuning your program!

Week 12

BIA retesting, progress evaluated, and long-term guidelines discussed.


Please feel free to call me with any questions or concerns you may have about starting our FirstLine Therapy program.

Start the New Year off right!
Schedule your body composition test today!

To schedule your appointment, please call 310-473-2911

Text Box:

Read what other FirstLine Therapy patients are saying!


Click on one of the links below to find out more about FirstLine Therapy successes.

Patient Testimonials for FLT

  • Toni’s Tale — This 30-year-old woman reduced her body fat by 9.6% in just 12 weeks, and was able stop taking her blood pressure medications, relieve anxiety and insomnia, and address the beginnings of insulin resistance. Read more.
  • Paul’s Progress — In just 12 weeks, this 57-year-old man was able to better manage his diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. In the process he greatly relieved lower back pain and rekindled his love life. Read more.
  • Violet’s Victory — This 55-year-old woman reduced her body fat by 7.8% in 3 months, and was able to discontinue prescription medications and over-the-counter pain relievers for her rheumatoid arthritis and start living again. Read more.
  • Clancy’s Conquest — It only took 12 weeks for this 39-year-old male to change his habits and to increase his enjoyment of life on the FirstLine Therapy program. Read more.
  • Kay’s Comeback — This 65-year-old career woman was able to lose fat and address her elevated cholesterol, elevated blood pressure, and insulin resistance. In only 12 weeks, she also rediscovered the beautiful woman inside waiting to be set free. Read more.
  • Patrick’s Prevention — In just 3 months, this 44-year-old man gained control of his eating habits and reduced his blood pressure and the risk of insulin resistance. Read more.

PLEASE NOTE: These cases describe the results of patients under the care of a licensed healthcare practitioner and may not be a typical response. The FirstLine Therapy program includes a low-glycemic-index dietary plan, exercise, stress reduction techniques, and nutritional supplements and/or medical foods.

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