First Line Therapy

First Line Therapy

First Line Therapy is a therapeutic lifestyle program which is designed to help you live your life in a way that improves your health. A “therapeutic lifestyle” means making choices every day that will enhance your health and help prevent disease, enabling you to achieve a full, healthy life.

First line Therapy is based in extensive scientific research demonstrating that many of the chronic diseases associated with aging are largely caused by lifestyle choices. These diseases include:

  • Heart disease
  • Stoke
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer

Who can benefit from FLT?

Everyone can benefit from a therapeutic lifestyle as it has been shown to optimize health and prevent disease. It is recommended as a “first line therapy” for patients sufferIng from:

  • Heart disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes
  • PMS
  • Fatigue
  • Hormone related disorders
  • Stress related disorders
  • PCOS
  • Menopause
  • Conditions related to overweight/obesity

Monitoring Progress

The program includes several ways to monitor progress:

  • Depending on the individual – weekly, biweekly or monthly counselling sessions with a review of diet and exercise diaries
  • Weight tracking
  • Waist and hip ratio tracking
  • Blood pressure tracking
  • BioElectrical Impedance analysis tracking…learn more about this below
  • Review and tracking of blood and urine analysis – based on individual needs

BioElectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA)

BioElectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) is a method of assessing your “body compositon” – the measurement of fat in relation to lean body mass. It is an integral part of a health and nutrition assessment.
To learn more about BIA, and why it is benefical to assist you in achieving optimal health, click on the following links to read a four page article on BIA and its benefits: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, and Page 4.

Who can benefit from BIA testing?

BIA testing is very useful tool in the following conditions:

  • Achieving optimal body composition, and tracking weight loss and weight management
  • Tracking body composition during athletic training. BIA can track how the body is holding up to intense training by following things like phase angle, water distribution and also maintaining lean muscle tissues.
  • During training, Lance Armstrong used a daily BIA test and then used this information as one of the factors for setting his training program for that day.
  • Tracking/monitoring chronic disease
  • Tracking caloric needs during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Helping underweight patients gain weight