At the Lifestyle Works Clinic, we believe:
Your body composition is a symptom of your health and your health is a result of your lifestyle.
Consequently, a compartmentalized approach that addresses only one lifestyle aspect is not effective in the long term. For example, sleep has a direct effect on cellular metabolism. Lack of sleep contributes to insulin resistance and the inability to properly utilize glucose resulting in weight gain.
Establishing, utilizing and maintaining “habits” that enable a person to utilize their newly acquired lifestyle knowledge and approaches is paramount. This is very often where things break down in long term change and why “habit building” is so vital to the program
The “word cloud” displayed represents the key elements addressed in the Lifestyle Works Clinic that have either a positive or negative effect on our health.
Program makeup depends on the individual’s needs. This is determined with lab tests and written assessments. So for example, one person may need GI Health and another may not.
Program modules have evolved based on our experience with clients (our sample group). Our experience found that of the participating clients:
33% had food addiction tendencies
77% had some level of insulin resistance (33% high risk)
78% had some level of GI Health issues
22% had some level of chronic stress
Our goal in having you review each program module is to understand the relevance and importance of each area to weight management and health. If you participate in the next Initial Assessment phase, you will attend an appointment where a plan that includes all or some of these modules will be presented. You will be determining some level of appreciation for these being in your plan. It is very important that you understand the importance of these modules, the value to your health and the potential consequences for not including them should they be needed.
The following does not represent all the content covered in the program, you see that in the “word cloud” above. But it does reflect major modules determining the scope.
Click on the image to review the module:
Movement - Exercise
Features of the Program Include
Where medications may be used to aid the process
Reduction of medication due to health improvements
Monitoring for physiological/symptomatic changes that require intervention
Diagnostic testing to evaluate progress or assess hindering conditions
Lifestyle Learning Dimensions and Coaching
Bi-weekly lifestyle coaching appointments - which deliver lifestyle learning dimensions, capture physiological/symptomatic changes and alert the medical practitioner, coach habit development of lifestyle practices.
Lifestyle dimension learning - Body composition is a symptom of health and health is a result of lifestyle. Consequently a compartmentalized approach that addresses only one lifestyle aspect is not effective in the long term. For example, sleep has a direct effect on cellular metabolism. Lack of sleep contributes to insulin resistance and the inability to properly utilize glucose resulting in weight gain. Our clinic focuses on many dimensions such as this to ensure the greatest success for our clients.
Lifestyle habit development - Each of the dimensions takes time to introduce and develop the habits. Coaching is essential to a clients developing proficiency in the required dimensions. For example, the Medicare Program for Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity includes coaching sessions that are bi-weekly during the first 6 months and then monthly over the second six months.
Nutritional Supplements - The Lifestyle program is based on healthy whole foods, but due to a person's health condition or lifestyle, a sound nutritional approach may not be enough and require supplementation. Some of our programs such as GI health and Metabolic Detox require aids to accomplish their purpose. If you would like to learn more about the manufacturer’s and some of the products, look here. If you would like to have a glimpse at one of our program booklets, look here.