FirstLine Therapy® improves your well-being through medical foods and nutritional supplements in conjunction with customizable lifestyle programs. These premier, practitioner-supervised programs include stress relief, weight loss, reversing metabolic syndrome and a detoxification program.
This scientifically based system can help you lose weight, balance your hormones, decrease stress, lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, manage your blood sugar, and feel great!
FirstLine Therapy is a comprehensive, clinically proven, personalized program that can help you manage and even reduce the risk of lifestyle-related health complaints. It benefits people with chronic illnesses including cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes, obesity, and chronic fatigue.
All programs include clinical nutrition, menu planning, exercise/fitness planning, education/counselling, stress management, and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) testing. BIA analysis measures the fat, muscle, and water content of your body. Our practitioner develops an individualized program to address your unique needs and monitors your progress.
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FirstLine Therapy Research Studies
1. Lerman RH, Minich DM, Darland G, et al. Subjects with elevated LDL cholesterol and metabolic syndrome benefit from supplementation with soy protein, phytosterols, hops rho iso-alpha acids, and Acacia nilotica proanthocyanidins. J Clin Lipidol 2010; 4:59-68
Study summary: People with metabolic syndrome and at a high risk of cardiovascular disease benefited from a lifestyle program that included a medical food and nutraceutical.
2. Lerman R, Minich D, Darland G. et al. Enhancement of a modified Mediterranean-style, low glycemic load diet with specific phytochemicals improves cardiometabolic risk factors in subjects with metabolic syndrome and hypercholesterolemia in a randomized trial. Nutr Metab (Lond) 2008; 5:29. PMCID: PMC2588603
Study summary: People with metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease benefited from a targeted medical food containing soy protein and selective kinase response modulators. The medical food increased the effectiveness of a low-glycemic-load, modified Mediterranean-style diet along with a regular exercise program.
3. Lukaczer D, Liska D, Lerman R, et al. Effect of low glycemic index diet with soy protein and phytosterols on CVD risk factors in postmenopausal women. Nutrition. 2006; 22(2):104-113. PMID: 16459222
Study summary: When postmenopausal women followed a low-glycemic-index diet and used a targeted medical food containing soy protein and phytosterols, there was a significant reduction in risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
4. Schiltz B, Minich D, Lerman R, Lamb J, Tripp M, Bland J. A science-based, clinically tested dietary approach for the metabolic syndrome. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2009;7(3):187-192. PMID: 19450142
Study summary: A dietary plan that included a Mediterranean diet of low glycemic and anti-inflammatory foods benefited people with metabolic syndrome.
5. Minich DM, Bland JS. Dietary management of the metabolic syndrome beyond macronutrients. Nutr Rev. 2008;66(8):429-444. PMID: 18667004
Study summary: A review of various diets used to manage metabolic syndrome that include foods and phytochemicals, which are known to impact insulin signaling.