Metagenics’ FirstLine Therapy program offers an evidence-based, clinically effective system to achieve optimal patient and practice success. The certification programs will cover the most effective ways to prescribe and personalize the FirstLine Therapy program to patients, the key functional biomarkers and laboratory values for assessing these patients, and how to conduct and read bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) to monitor body composition for patient tracking and motivation—all in a case study and workshop based format. This program also provides a structured system to teach patients behavior modification for a lifetime approach to healthy living, including recommendations for phytonutrient-rich eating, exercise and stress management. FirstLine Therapy also incorporates products such as Metagenics UltraMeal® Plus 360˚ medical food, which was demonstrated in a recent multicenter clinical trial at the Universities of Florida, Connecticut and California, to resolve metabolic syndrome 40 percent faster in conjunction with the FirstLine Therapy food plans compared to diet alone.
To assist practitioners in making the change, Metagenics is now offering a complimentary post-certification support program via phone, online and email notifications to help them successfully implement the FirstLine Therapy program into their practice.
The certification programs are open to prescribing healthcare providers and designated Lifestyle Educators who help educate, motivate and monitor metabolic syndrome patients.
The speaker team of experienced clinicians, FirstLine Therapy Program developers and implementation experts presenting this program include: Kristi Hughes, ND, the Associate Director of Medical Education at the Institute for Functional Medicine; Kenneth Browning, DO, a family medicine practitioner for over 25 years; Lyra Heller, MA, co-founder of Metagenics and co-architect in the development of the FirstLine Therapy curriculum; and Chris Katke, co-founder of Metagenics and FirstLine Therapy educator.
To learn more about the FirstLine Therapy Program or to register for a certification program, visit www.metagenics.com/flt or call 800-692-9400 (U.S.) 800-268-6200 (Canada).