SESSION 1: The Rise and Rise of Chronic Disease
The CHIP journey begins with startling insights into our changing health care needs through history, as this relates to the rise in chronic diseases that cripples our health, burdens our health care and our economy.
SESSION 2: Lifestyle is the Best Medicine
Participants learn about a new paradigm in health care called “Lifestyle Medicine”, where patients work in partnership with their health care professionals to take an active role in maintaining their health and – in some cases – reverse their disease.
SESSION 3: The Common Denominator of Chronic Disease
Knowledge about bodily processes that, if damaged or harmed can lead to not just one health issue, but a whole range of chronic diseases are shared. And the common denominator for chronic disease and what you can do to avoid it.
SESSION 4: The Optimal Lifestyle
CHIP is not simply a diet and exercise plan, it’s about moving towards an optimal lifestyle, one that promotes health and discourages disease. key components of an optimal lifestyle and how to start putting them into action in every day to day life is discussed.
SESSION 5: Eat More, Weigh less
In this session, CHIP shows you the secrets of eating well and feeling satisfied, without overly restricting the diet and counting calories.
SESSION 6: Fiber, Your New Best Friend
Getting enough fiber is a key part of healthy eating. Here, participants learn how fiber is protective against a range of chronic diseases, how much to aim for daily and where to find it.
SESSION 7: Disarming Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes, a rapidly growing problem, not just because of how it affects the individual’s quality of life, but because it also puts an enormous financial strain on an already struggling health care systems is discussed. The history of research into type 2 diabetes and what modern science shows we can do ourselves to help avoid, as well as manage and reverse the symptoms of, this debilitating chronic disease is explained.
SESSION 8: The Heart of the Matter – Heart Health
How to take good care of the heart is reviewed, and the keys to maintaining optimal circulation and how a healthy circulatory system plays a huge role in maintaining optimal health is taught.
SESSION 9: Controlling Blood Pressure and Discovering Protein
Here, participants learn how a whole plant food diet is low in the things implicated in high blood pressure, as well as some surprising and reassuring facts about plant based diets and protein.
SESSION 10: Bone Health Essentials
Participants learn how healthy bones help them stay mobile and active, living life to the fullest. Professor Esther Chang leads participants through the key building blocks of bone health, by video, showing how lifestyle plays a significant role in helping to maintain strong, healthy bones.
SESSION 11: Cancer Prevention
Some remarkably simple things we can do day to day that can reduce our risk of developing certain types of cancer are shared, as participants are guided through the choices made every day that can help reduce cancer risks.
SESSION 12: Understanding Your Results and Taking Action
Following the return of the participants’ second blood results and health risk assessment, Dr Andrea Avery guides participants through any change or lack of change may mean for them. CHIP stories of some remarkable participants who took action and found success through their own unique journey are shared.
SESSION 13: Become What You Believe and Your DNA is Not Your Destiny
Positive lifestyle change isn’t just about eating better and moving more, true change needs to come from belief. In this session, Dr. Darren Morton leads participants through the science behind behavior change and the strong impact our beliefs can have on our behaviors – in both a positive and negative sense. Dr John Kelly then goes on to explain how we have more influence over our genes – and how they affect our health – more than we might think.
SESSION 14: Practicing Forgiveness
Our ability to move on from past hurts – to forgive – has been scientifically proven to have amazing benefits to not just our mental health, but also our physical health. Here, Dr Dick Tibbits explains the physiology of how forgiveness can bring benefits to our minds and bodies.
SESSION 15: Re-engineering Your Environment
Even the staunchest of wills can be tested by a negative environment. Here Dr Darren Morton shows us the secret to changing healthy behaviors into healthy habits and leads participants through a practical, hands-on session of how to reengineer our everyday environments to promote healthy behaviors.
SESSION 16: Stress-relieving Strategies
Lifestyle change isn’t easy. It can be hard to break old habits and easy to fall back into them when things get tough. Stress relieving strategies, though, are the secret weapon of any good CHIP participant. They help participants to work through the difficult times in a positive way and empower them in all aspects of life.
SESSION 17: Fix How You Feel
Dr Darren Morton shares his 5 tips for feeling fantastic, showing the science behind how what we surround ourselves with; how we move; and how we think, can affect whether we get the most out of life or not. Once CHIP participants implement these nutrition and activity principles, Dr Morton challenges participants to look to all areas of their life, to strive for more.
SESSION 18: From Surviving to Thriving
Getting from just surviving to truly thriving can be complicated. In this session, participants are lead through what it truly means to thrive and given some practical tools to help get the most out of life by living an optimal lifestyle
CHIP is endorsed by the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), and the International Nutrition Research Foundation. Program results have been published in over 31 scientific articles in per reviewed medical journals.
Click the following link to start your program signup process, CHIP initial qualification form