For the first time, Sevier County residents will have the opportunity to participate in the internationally acclaimed lifestyle education program known as CHIP – Complete Health Improvement Project.
CHIP targets people who have or wish to avoid heart disease, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The program is patterned after national live-in programs, such as the Nathan Pritikin Longevity Center, that last three to six weeks and cost thousands of dollars.
“CHIP is being offered because we’ve seen it work. People feel better and lower their health risks,” Lynda Nelson, a long-time CHIP director who will be managing the local program, said. “Offering such health education in a community makes it much more affordable and teaches people how to manage their health in their own town.
At the heart of the CHIP program are nightly lectures by Hans Diehl, DrHSc, who saw the amazing results of lifestyle intervention at the well-recognized Pritikin Longevity Center where he served as research and education director. Inspired to make better health accessible to the masses, he developed this affordable, community-based program designed to arrest and reverse society’s most common diseases. Today over 50,000 CHIP participants and the clinical results published numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals attest to the success of Dr. Diehl’s approach. Dr. Diehl presents the science of lifestyle change with his trademark blend of humor and inspiration.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.