You may not have heard of metabolic syndrome, but chances are you or someone you know may be suffering from it. That's because metabolic syndrome currently affects one in three people in the United States.
Metabolic syndrome is a combination of three different factors:
If left untreated, it could lead to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, or even a stroke.
Our doctors believe that one of the most effective ways to treat metabolic syndrome is with lifestyle medicine. Lifestyle medicine is a treatment philosophy designed to improve your health without the use of pharmaceuticals. This holistic approach to wellness can not only help you manage your weight and cardiovascular health, it can also improve conditions such as fatigue, low sex drive, stress, and poor memory. Our program of choice for lifestyle medicine is First Line Therapy.
First Line Therapy is a long-term wellness plan designed by medical experts. The goal of this program is not just to help you lose weight, but to enhance your quality of life by improving your overall health.
You will receive continuous and personalized guidance as we lead you through a system of exercise, stress management, and balanced nutrition. These three factors are essential to lowering your cholesterol and blood pressure and reducing your risk of developing osteoporosis or a cardiovascular disease. During First Line Therapy, we'll help you:
First Line Therapy by Metagenics is a 12-week program comprised of dietary supplements, food suggestions, and exercise programs. The dietary supplements we use are specifically designed to target obesity.
Our nutrition plans include suggestions for five to six small meals and include foods such as brown and wild rice, oats, quinoa, leafy greens, fruits, vegetables, legumes, beans, fish, and nuts.