Metagenics Launches Firstline Therapy Healthy Transformation Weight Loss Program


Today, Metagenics, Inc.[1], a nutrigenomics[2] and lifestyle medicine company focused on improving health, introduced the FirstLine Therapy Healthy Transformation Weight Loss Program, a 12-week nutritional and lifestyle program to help patients improve their lives. This program was modeled after a recent clinical study in which patients lost weight and showed significant improvements in established markers of cardiometabolic health. Designed for easy clinical implementation and monitoring, the program includes simple recommendations for diet, exercise, and nutritional supplementationalong with comprehensive program support materials and resources for both patients and health care providers.

With rates of obesity and related diseases continuing to climb, it is clear that losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a challenge for many people, said Samantha K. Eagle, ND, MS, who has implemented the program with her patients at Biologic Integrative Healthcare, LLC in Brattleboro, Vt. The Healthy Transformation Weight Loss Program is grounded in science. In addition to aiding effective weight loss, it helps improve body composition and overall wellness.

Professional supervision is a strong motivator for patient success, but implementing a weight loss program in a medical practice can be impractical, time consuming, and costlyand still fail to achieve desired results. The Healthy Transformation Weight Loss Program was created to help solve many common challenges with the following components:

  • High protein, phytonutrient-dense food plan designed to support fat loss and retain lean muscle
  • Basic exercise recommendations
  • Conveniently packaged nutritional support for weight loss and overall health
  • Patient tools for monitoring and tracking progress, including online resources and patient guide with food lists, recipes, menus, and daily diaries for food intake and activity
  • Practitioner tools for implementing and recommending the program, including patient education brochures, practitioner guide, group session curriculum, and additional online resources

Dr. Eagle adds, The numerous resources the program offers makes it easier for doctors to recommend and patients to follow. And the suggested combination of alternating weekly visits for individual counseling and group sessions are critical to supporting successful outcomes.

The Healthy Transformation Weight Loss Program modeled after a 12-week clinical study* with 130 subjects (100 completing) conducted at the Functional Medicine Research Center, the clinical research arm of Metagenics, Inc. The group of subjects showed an average weight reduction of 11.2 percent (2.1 pounds per week) and a significant reduction in mean weight loss of 23.9 pounds, with 92 of the 100 subjects achieving their goal of 7.5 percent weight reduction. Participants showed significant improvements in lipid parameters, including fasting serum cholesterol, triglycerides, cholesterol/HDL ratio, triglyceride/HDL ratio, hemoglobin A1c and insulin, as well as a significant reduction in the Homeostasis Model Assessment (HOMA), which estimates steady-state beta-cell function and insulin function. Participants also reported increased energy and vitality, and there were no reported serious adverse effects.

Science has played a key role in the development of the Healthy Transformation Weight Loss Program, and the results of this clinical research demonstrate the success of our approach, said Joseph Lamb, MD, Director of Intramural Clinical Research at Metagenics. We believe this program offers a clear advantage for patients who may have tried other programs and failed to achieve desired results.

For more information on the FirstLine Therapy Healthy Transformation Weight Loss Program, visit www.metagenics.com/healthytransformation[3] or call 800-692-9400 (U.S.).

About Metagenics, Inc.

Metagenics, Inc. (www.metagenics.com[4]) is a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company dedicated to helping people live happier, healthier lives by realizing their genetic potential. Founded in 1983, Metagenics serves more than 75,000 healthcare providers worldwide through premium quality, science-based medical foods, nutritional formulas, and lifestyle therapy programs such as FirstLine Therapy to help their patients achieve a lifetime of good health. Metagenics scientific staffamong the largest in the nutrigenomics industryhas published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been awarded more than 50 international or domestic patents. The companys educational arm, Metagenics Educational Programs, collaborates with renowned medical experts to annually deliver more than 200 events designed to help healthcare professionals stay on the leading edge of lifestyle medicine and incorporate nutrition into their clinical practice.

Metagenics maintains its corporate headquarters in Aliso Viejo, CA; R&D headquarters in Gig Harbor, WA; and operating subsidiaries in Brussels, Belgium and Brisbane, Australia.

* Product ingredients used in the study vary slightly from those used in the final formulas.


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    How The Computer Is Supporting Us In Our Healthy Lifestyle? How do computer helps people in their healthy lifestyle? How can The computer help people? Is it from websites? advertisements? I need it really badly. How can the computer is supporting to improve our healthy lifestyle. in what ways? How can computer promote the quality of healthy lifestyle. How can computer convince people to stop unnecessary things like drugs or alcohol? How can computer HELP us?
    AT least 6-8 points would do. thank you.

      • HealthNut
      • February 17, 2013

      The computer is not a healthy lifestyle for people. It programs us to thinking we can find everything on here. Jobs, pay bills, shop, everything! We can do that ourselves and it seems technology is taking the chores away from us, that can be easily done by human themself. The computer can help us though when we need to find information, imformation fast. Websites help us retain information, advertisements are just like commericals there just trying to sell or maniupulate us to buy whatever their advertising. The computer is not improving our healthy lifestyle. Peoples eyes can go out of sight and hurt very badly(like mine and i’m only 15 years old.) from years and years staring at the computer. The worst thing to stare at is a computer screen — I don’t know why I still do it for hours at end, but I do. The computer will never promote the quality of healthy lifestyle, its just not possible. The computer can convince people to stop drugs and alcohol but if you think about it would you rather have an obsession over the computer for hours at the day, you have to be near the computer you have to be on it then doing drugs or alcohol? The computer is just as bad addiction as alcohol and drugs. The computer cannot HELP us other then give us fast information when we need it. The computer although has so much information and so many untrusted sites you never know if what your reading is a lie. And I hope I get 10 points because I just wasted my time answering this long question, I hope you weren’t just asking this for the heck of this — I hope it was for some essay lol.

      Take care bye

    • Bob
    • February 17, 2013

    What Are Some Healthy Lifestyle Changes To Make? So I’ve started drinking more water. I drink Green, White, and Chai tea. I also bought the stainless steel water bottle, and I bike for about 20-30 minutes a day. I consider these healthy lifestyle changes. I was wondering if you could provide more suggestions along these lines.

      • HealthNut
      • February 17, 2013

      There are 5 elements in a healthy lifestyle.

      1. food
      2. exercise
      3. sleep
      4. happiness
      5. extra healthy things

      1. Food, we don’t really know that much about nutrition, we do know a blanced diet, with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables is good for you. Meat is pretty good, if it is lean and not eaten too often….ideally I might eat meat once or twice a week. A good healthy diet can include some indulgences.
      2. Exercise, you should do some. Though I don’t recommend routine exercise, cycle 2 or 3 times a week, join a social sports club, eg, tennis, go hiking on weekends, swimming is one of the best exercises for the whole body. If you vary your exercise, then you will enjoy it more and do more.
      3. Sleep. A lot of evidence says if you don’t get enough sleep you will have problems, eat more, metabolise your food differently and die young.
      4. Be happy, enjoy your life. Drink dance, eat chocolate, but not all day, everyday.
      5. Then there are all the little extras. eg, green tea (there is no such things as Chai tea….chai means tea, it is an indian word derived from the chinese word Cha, meaning tea), red wine, brocollie and beetroot, lots of things than can boost your body, ginger, garlice and hundreds of other things that you can add to your diet to make things a little better.

      Don’t obsess, don’t live by a book or a routine, just be healthy.

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    How Will You Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle In The Future? Imagine yourself after college. You’re married with a few kids. You’re gaining a few pounds every now and then. How will you get yourself back on track into a healthy lifestyle?

      • HealthNut
      • February 17, 2013

      Minus the after college part, but I have 2 kids and am expecting the third one in a few weeks. We maintain healthy lifestyles by eating nutritious foods, lots of whole grains, fruits, veggies, and milk. We also get a lot of exercise in. Although my kids are still toddlers and I’m big as a house, everyday as a family my husband and I walk with the kids up and down the road, then when we get home my husband stays outside with the kids and plays with them while I get supper fixed. We don’t turn the TV on until after baths, forcing us to get up off the couch. Hopefully that will encourage our kids to maintain healthy lifestyles after they’re all grown up.

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