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FirstLine Therapy: Gastrointestinal Health and Immune Support

for both Wellness and Chronic Illness Treatment

"We can turn on the genes that will help to build an improved body and brain."

A type of Functional Medicine approach for weight loss, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, cancer, etc.

See also: Functional Medicine | New Brain Science

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March 2011 I took the FirstLine Therapy certification training and am certified as a FirstLine therapy practitioner. It was an excellent combination of things that I had learned at Bastyr University with recent science that focuses on the benefits to the mind and emotions when the digestion and immune system are treated with natural approaches.

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The training included focusing on people with chronic illness. This can include: Obesity; Diabetes; Heart Disease; Cancer; Fibromyalgia; Emotional conditions  and more.

I enhance the Metagenics approach by adding extra information about appropriate body movement -- which has been shown in scientific research to increase Human Growth Hormone [google], and Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor [google]. We can turn on the genes that will help to build an improved body and brain. See FlexAware Fitness and Neuro Rehab.