The first and only scientifically-designed nutrition and lifestyle program aimed at heart health is set to launch its Next-generation plan this month. The individually-customized plan motivates patients to adhere to treatment plans, improve test results and reduce heart disease risk.
This next generation plan, Life Plan 2.0, is revolutionizing patient health. It’s the only scientifically-designed, cardiovascular nutrition and lifestyle plan available. It is uniquely tailored to each individual patient’s blood test results and personal preferences – meaning no two plans are alike. The plan features customized weight and fitness goals and specific recommendations to improve test results and reduce heart risk of disease. It also employs a sophisticated algorithm incorporating more than 100 patient attributes including biomarker test results, food and fitness preferences, patient demographics and personal history.
It has been shown that patients who participate in this program reduce heart risk and achieve greater improvement in follow-up diagnostic test results than those who don’t. The Life Plan makes healthy eating easier by arming patients with the practical tools they need to change the way they eat and live including patient-specific calorie goals, nutrient targets, seven day menus, food lists and activity plans. Additionally, patients return for follow-up appointments with their healthcare providers’ sooner than those who don’t participate in a lifestyle program – helping to keep patients better connected to their providers.
Dr. Michael Dansinger, MD who led the development of this personalized wellness program joined me to discuss details of the program. Dr. Dansinger is the Medical Director of Patient Wellness at Boston Heart Diagnostics, the weight loss and nutrition advisor for NBC’s, “The Biggest Loser,” and is a contributor to the best-selling book series based on the show. He’s also an assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and weight loss and diabetes expert for WebMD.
Joining him was one of his patients: Russ J., who’s a dedicated user of the Lifestyle Program, and credits it for his weight loss of more than 100 pounds and the transformative change he’s made in his overall heart health. He shared his personal experiences with the program.
Take a listen to our chat below.
For more information, visit: www.bostonheartdiagnostics.com.
Meet Our Guests:
Dr. Michael Dansinger is a sought after, nationally recognized authority on dietary and lifestyle counseling for the prevention and treatment of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and related conditions. He is the nutrition doctor for NBC’s hit show ‘The Biggest Loser’ and the director of the Diabetes Reversal Program at Tufts University Medical Center, working to address a major risk factor for heart disease. Under Dr. Dansinger’s direction, the Tufts program has achieved a 25% disease reversal rate in diabetes patients. Dr. Dansinger has been a featured guest on Today, CNN and NPR; and interviewed for O, The Oprah Magazine, Time, Consumer Reports, USA Today, The New York Times and many other media organizations.
Russ Jehs joined the Boston Heart Lifestyle Program in May 2014 and thanks to his dedication and commitment to the program he has seen dramatic results. In the past year and a half he last lost over 135 pounds and is still going strong!