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Change Your Behaviors, Change Your Life

Making any lifestyle change is a long-term commitment and the journey to wellness is sure to be filled with rewarding, as well as challenging, moments.  What determines success or failure on the path to wellness isn’t the idea of perfection—it’s that no matter what, you never give up. Many are finding their path to creating and maintaining vibrant health with the support of a personal health coach. 

Liesha Gallo Getson, the health coach at Health Through Awareness, in Marlton, is dedicated to helping individuals create, implement and maintain therapeutic lifestyle changes. Getson utilizes the First Line Therapy Program created by Metagenics which includes food plans that put eating for wellness into action.  

These plans combine nutrigenomic principles (i.e. eating foods that help guide your genes in favor of health) with beneficial elements of traditional, plant-based eating patterns, such as but not limited to the Mediterranean diet. The foods you choose to eat can have a dramatic effect on your health and your ability to heal.

The FirstLine Therapy program and therapeutic lifestyle changes are recommended as a primary treatment for the diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, allergies, obesity, anxiety, depression and more.

The fundamentals of the program are:

Knowledge:Making informed decisions regarding healthy diet and lifestyle choices that impact your health every day.

Balanced Eating:Choices that have a direct influence on excess insulin production, body composition and disease prevention.

Regular Activity/Exercise:A regular program of aerobic, strength training and flexibility exercises has been shown to reverse insulin resistance, increase vitality and reduce the risk of disease.

Appropriate Nutritional Supplementation:Implementation of a nutritional program designed to help prevent or address specific conditions.

Stress Management:Helping to keep insulin and other hormone levels balanced, improving vitality.

Sleep:Quality and depth of sleep is crucial for the proper functioning of the mind and body. 

Primary and Secondary Food:Primary food is more than what is on your plate. Healthy relationships, regular physical activity, a fulfilling career, having fun and a spiritual practice can fill your soul and satisfy your hunger for life. Secondary food is what you are eating. When we use secondary food as a way to alleviate or suppress our hunger for primary food, the mind, body and spirit suffer.

Bioelectrical Impedance Analyzer (BIA):One of the most powerful lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk for common chronic diseases of aging is to improve your body’s composition. While a certain amount of body fat is necessary for normal functioning, excess fat in relation to lean body mass (muscle, bones, organs, tissues, etc.) can greatly increase your health risks. A high ratio of muscle to fat increases your metabolism meaning you burn more calories each day.

By using the BIA we can accurately measure body composition and monitor progress is such areas as body water, fat and fat-free mass. It measures resistance and reactance and computes fat-free mass, body cell mass, total body water and intracellular water, providing a computerized printout for ongoing comparisons.

Health Through Awareness/Thermographic Diagnostic imaging is located at 100 Brick Rd., Ste. 206, in Marlton, NJ. For more information or to schedule an initial Holistic Health Counseling session, call 856-596-5834, or visit tdinj.com

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