Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) Programs: The Key To Fighting Chronic Disease

“Chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease have reached epidemic proportions, affecting half of Americans and costing $1.5 trillion annually. But a little-known and relatively inexpensive tool called a TLC program has been shown to be effective in preventing, managing, or even reversing, many of our most prevalent chronic conditions. So why don't more health professionals offer TLC? Jeffrey Bland, PhD is a nutritional biochemist and the chief science officer for Metagenics, Inc., a company that offers a TLC program called FirstLine Therapy®. According to Bland, ‘TLC programs are designed to increase a person's state of wellness through healthier eating and moderate physical activity. They should not be confused with weight loss programs or diets. Whereas those programs generally fail, TLC programs have been remarkably successful in helping people achieve long-term success.’”

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