Dr Maherali is a qualified FirstLine Therapy™ (FLT) practitioner. This is a unique therapeutic lifestyle program, unlike any other and is designed to address the underlying causes of many common health problems today.
Although patients embarking upon the FLT approach will experience weight loss, unlike other weight-loss programs there is an emphasis on fat loss while preserving or gaining muscle. As we gain weight over the years, typically we will see an increase in abdominal girth or “belly fat” and this causes an unhealthy body composition. There are a number of serious health problems associated with excess body fat or an unhealthy body composition, including elevated blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugars as well as osteoarthritis, chronic pain, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and hormone imbalances, just to name a few. The FLT is a comprehensive program which helps you address unwanted weight gain and lifestyle-related conditions as mentioned above.
According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in North America, accounting for one-third of the years of potential life lost before the age 65 and consuming almost 80% of health care costs!1 Most chronic diseases are caused by unhealthy lifestyle practices. For example, 91% of type 2 diabetes is caused by unhealthy habits and forms of behavior.2 Thus illness is not a normal part of aging. It can be prevented. FLT is a healthy body composition program which helps a patient lose weight and look thinner by targeting fat while at the same time, preserving or gaining muscle and restoring health. Since a decline in muscle is the number one biomarker for the aging process, improving your muscle to fat ratio is perhaps the most powerful tool in controlling the aging process and restoring vitality.
In order to track your progress, we first need to determine your current health status. A variety of health assessments may be performed, including a quick, non-invasive measurement of your body fat and lean muscle mass. Although excess body fat can greatly increase your health risks, a higher ratio of muscle increases your metabolism and lowers propensity towards illness. Thus the FLT program offers a long term solution to weight loss.
Ask how you can start FirstLine Therapy™ today.
1 The Centres of Disease Control and Prevention. Chronic Disease Overview.
2 Hu FB, Manson JE, Stampfer MJ et al. Diet, Lifestyle and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in women. N Engl J Med 2001;345(11):790-97.
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