Loma Linda, Calif. (PRWEB) August 17, 2013
Preventing, arresting, and reversing chronic disease that may lead to early death is the focus of a new class at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Department of Preventive Medicine is teaming up with the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) to offer the six-week class beginning Thursday (Aug. 22). The classes will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at the Faculty Medical Offices Building, 11370 Anderson St., Loma Linda, Calif. Cost for the class is $599 for 18 disease reversal sessions that include exercise activities and food demonstrations.
No cost informational sessions will be held Sunday (Aug. 18) at 2 p.m. and Monday (Aug. 19) at 6 p.m., at the same location.
“We’re very pleased to offer this class for people who are interested in treating root causes, not just symptoms,” said Dr. Wayne S. Dysinger, chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
He said class participants will learn a new way of living that will reduce disease risk factors through the adoption of better health habits and appropriate lifestyle modifications.
“This community-based program helps participants make lasting lifestyle changes within 30 days. The goal is to lower blood cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar levels by reducing excess weight, lowering high blood pressure, enhancing daily exercise, improving dietary choices, and eliminating smoking,” he said.
The course will include two health risk assessments, including blood draws; two lifestyle evaluations; 18 video lectures; guest speakers; textbooks; and other materials.
CHIP was developed by Dr. Hans Diehl, a clinical faculty member in the Loma Linda University School of Medicine Department of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Diehl was inspired to start a program for the community after working at the Pritikin Longevity Center.
For more information, call 909-580-0467.
About Loma Linda University Health (LLUH)
Loma Linda University Health includes Loma Linda University's eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center's six hospitals and more than 900 faculty physicians located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Established in 1905, LLUH is a global leader in education, research and clinical care. It offers over 100 academic programs and provides quality health care to 40,000 inpatients and 1.5 million outpatients each year. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, LLUH is a faith-based health system with a mission "to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ."