About FirstLine Therapy (FLT)

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Developing Workable Solutions for Chronic Illness

Today, chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease have become so common that most people don't remember what it's like to be in excellent health. And if they're not feeling their best, they can't be their best.

Many chronic health conditions are preventable. They're the result of years of poor eating habits, lack of exercise, and prolonged exposure to stress. Leading health organizations―and a growing body of scientific evidence―suggest that many of these conditions can be prevented, managed, or even reversed with lifestyle medicine.

The FirstLine Therapy Program

FirstLine Therapy is an easy-to-use, practical system to implement lifestyle therapies. This research-based program is effective because it addresses the underlying causes of common chronic disorders, not just the symptoms.

This is a disease reduction program...not just a weight reduction program. One of the goals of FirstLine Therapy is to maintain or enhance lean body mass while losing unhealthy fat to improve health and well-being, manage disease, and reduce risk to more serious health conditions. Other commercial or self-guided programs often incorporate diets that may result in an excessive loss of muscle mass―associated with accelerated aging and declining health. In addition to tracking common biomarkers, FirstLine Therapy integrates body composition testing (measuring body fat and lean mass) as a part of patient assessment.

FirstLine Therapy also offers demonstrated protocols for a wide range of health concerns for an easily customized approach to condition management and disease risk reduction. This unique program has helped tens of thousands of chronic illness sufferers in North America and beyond to regain health―so they can once again enjoy their lives to the fullest. Read some of our patient's testimonials about the FirstLine Therapy program.

FirstLine Therapy - Your First Visit

When preparing for your first appointment with your Certified Lifestyle Educator, please review and complete the following forms below. Your Lifestyle Educator will be able to individualize your program to meet your health needs. Also, remember to bring your FirstLine Therapy Therapeutic Lifestyle form and the recommended nutritional form.

Preparing for Your Appointment

FLT Health History

FLT Health Profile

Diet Diary and Exercise Log (complete for at least 3 days)


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Comprehensive Center for Women's Medicine services the following areas for FirstLine Therapy, and other women's health issues; Chicago, Hinsdale, Winnetka, Lake Forest,
Wilmette, Kenilworth, Lake Bluff, Glencoe, Lake Forest, Barrington, Oak Brook, River Forest, Burr Ridge, Clarendon Hills, Western Springs as well as other Chicago areas.