LIFESTYLE MEDICINE

Many common chronic diseases are rooted, at least in part, in lifestyle. Among them are leading causes of death worldwide: heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and certain cancers. Not only do these chronic diseases cause death and disability, they are responsible for 80% of health care costs in the United States.

Lifestyle intervention

By changing your lifestyle, you can often prevent, halt, or reverse these common chronic diseases. This is particularly true if you pursue an intensive, therapeutic lifestyle intervention. 

"89% of deaths in the UK could be

prevented with lifestyle changes." 

WHO 2018 

Targets for change

Imagine that your lifestyle choices were rated on a scale of 1 to 10, based on how well they sustain your health. A rating of 1 represents a habit that is damaging to your health. A rating of 10 represents an ideal, healthful way of living.

 

CHIP works by shifting your way of life from the low end of the scale toward the high end. It helps you create positive change across 6 targeted areas:

NUTRITION

Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and legumes are key to restoring health. CHIP recommends a plant-rich, minimally processed eating pattern.

PHYSCIAL ACTIVITY

Exercise, even gentle movement like walking, lowers blood pressure, elevates mood, improves circulation, strengthens muscles, boosts immunity, and leads to more restful sleep.

SLEEP

7-8 hours a night of restorative sleep is critical for weight control, blood sugar regulation, cardiovascular health, mood, dementia prevention, and keeping your immune system strong.

SOCIAL CONNECTION

Family, friends, and community play a powerful role in maintaining health. Research links social connection with fewer ailments and a longer life.

RISKY SUBSTANCES

Alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, and drugs can threaten your health, as can environmental toxins and pollutants. It is important to understand and manage the risks. 

STRESS MANAGEMENT

It’s no secret that managing stress makes you feel happier. But it also helps you control your weight, reduce risk for heart disease and dementia, reduce muscle tension, get sick less often, and sleep soundly.

BREATHING

Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and legumes are key to restoring health. CHIP recommends a plant-rich, minimally processed eating pattern.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and legumes are key to restoring health. CHIP recommends a plant-rich, minimally processed eating pattern.

Taking aim at disease

Because CHIP is designed to improve overall health, it reduces and reverses risk factors for a wide range of diseases. Upon entering the program, participants complete a health-risk assessment and blood analysis. In 10 weeks, participants repeat the tests. CHIP compares the original and new measurements to identify changes in key biometrics and wellbeing scores.

Many CHIP participants not only reverse disease, but sustain their health improvements for years.

Triglycerides

Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and legumes are key to restoring health. CHIP recommends a plant-rich, minimally processed eating pattern.

Fasting Plasma Glucose 

Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and legumes are key to restoring health. CHIP recommends a plant-rich, minimally processed eating pattern.

Total Cholesterol 

Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and legumes are key to restoring health. CHIP recommends a plant-rich, minimally processed eating pattern.

LDL Cholesterol

Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and legumes are key to restoring health. CHIP recommends a plant-rich, minimally processed eating pattern.

Weight Loss 

Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and legumes are key to restoring health. CHIP recommends a plant-rich, minimally processed eating pattern.

Improved Mental Health

Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and legumes are key to restoring health. CHIP recommends a plant-rich, minimally processed eating pattern.