CHIP helps you prevent, arrest and reverse disease.
CHIP has published more scientific papers than any other community-based health improvement program. There are over 40 peer-reviewed papers – including the British Medical Journal and American Journal of Cardiology – documenting its effectiveness in reducing and reversing risk factors related to diabetes, hypertension, obesity, heart disease, depression and more.
“I have always emphasized that bypass surgery is only a palliative treatment. The incidence of coronary disease will only be decreased by proper preventative measures”.
René G. Favaloro MD, PIONEER OF BYPASS SURGERY
Lifestyle as Medicine
“While the role of a healthy lifestyle in the prevention of disease is now widely accepted, (but) only in the past few decades has evidence for lifestyle as a medicine in the treatment of disease emerged”.
SOURCE: The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) as a lifestyle intervention for the prevention, management and treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus <2012> Diabetes Manag J, 41(Dec), 26-27. (Morton D)
An “unhealthy lifestyle is recognised as one of the major risk factors of chronic diseases and lifestyle interventions have been shown to be efficacious for their primary, secondary and early tertiary prevention”.
SOURCE: Long-term effectiveness of the community-based Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) lifestyle intervention: a cohort study <2013> BMJ Open, 3(11). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003751. (Kent L, Morton D, Hurlow T, Rankin P, Hanna A, Diehl H)
“Studies, including a randomised controlled trial, have shown that participants in the CHIP intervention significantly improve in health knowledge, diet and physical activity and they reduce several cardiovascular risks”.
SOURCE: Improving Overall Health Status Through the CHIP Intervention <2009> Am J Health Behav, 33(2), 135-146. doi:10.5555/ajhb.2009.33.2.135 [pii]. (Merrill RM, Aldana SG)
“CHIP has been described by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine as achieving some of the most impressive clinical outcomes published in literature” to help you prevent, arrest and reverse disease.
SOURCE: The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) and Reduction of Chronic Disease Risk factors in Canada <2014> Can J Diet Pract Res, 75(2), 72-77. doi:10.3148/75.2.2014.72. (Morton D, Rankin P, Kent L, Sokolies R, Dysinger W, Gobble J, Diehl H)
CHIP has been shown to lead to an improvement in a high-risk patient group (diabetic) with approximately 40% reducing their diabetic medication under medical supervision, while still producing a clinically relevant decrease in glucose levels.
SOURCE: The Effects of Lifestyle Modification on Glycemic Levels and Medication Intake: The Rockford CHIP <2012> In O. Capelli (Ed.), Primary Care at a Glance– Hot Topics and New Insights. Online: InTech. (Englert HS, Diehl HA, Greenlaw RL, Aldana S)
“The health intervention designed to reduce cardiovascular risk… reduced depression”.
SOURCE: The Coronary Health Improvement Projects Impact on Lowering Eating, Sleep, Stress, and Depressive Disorders <2008> Am J Health Ed, 39(6), 337-344. (Merrill RM, Aldana SG, Greenlaw RL, Diehl HA)
“Individuals participating in a facilitator-based video version… showed significant improvements in body weight, BMI, resting heart rate, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein, triglycerides and fasting blood glucose”.
SOURCE: A video-based lifestyle intervention and changes in coronary risk <2008> Health Educ Res, 23(1), 115-124. doi:cym009 [pii]. (Aldana SG, Greenlaw RL, Diehl HA, Merrill RM, Salberg A, Englert H)
For a complete list of all scientific articles designed to help you prevent, arrest and reverse disease, click here.
Deciding to participate in the CHIP program has been one of the best decisions of my life. I feel energised and like I’ve been given a new lease of life. I’m loving the daily changes I see in my body as I’ve finally started losing weight, and I never feel hungry. It’s like I’ve got this huge secret thing happening within me. — GLYNNIS*
In just over 4 weeks I am no longer constantly tired, sufferings sugar cravings or coffee. My BP and BSL have both significantly improved and I’m losing weight too. I am ecstatic with the improvements and cannot imagine living life without my CHIP Journey to improved health. I would recommend it to everyone. — CHERYL*
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