SOURCE: McGrain Chiropractic of Los Gatos

July 26, 2011 07:00 ET

Los Gatos Chiropractic Announces First Line Therapy for Health and Wellness

LOS GATOS, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 26, 2011) - Dr. Judy McGrain, the chiropractor and owner of Los Gatos-based McGrain Chiropractic, announced that she has completed a certification course in Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes. The course, First Line Therapy (FLT) is based on research that the first line of treatment against many chronic diseases should be with lifestyle changes. The course emphasizes the importance of a low-glycemic food plan consistent with the current research; use of the appropriate medical foods and supplements; exercise and stress management.

Rather than treating conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity or Type 2 diabetes with medication alone, Dr. McGrain helps patients make exercise and diet changes to their lifestyle. "Medications manage symptoms, but they don't correct the underlying problem," said Dr. McGrain. "I believe in a natural, whole body approach to disease treatment that addresses the underlying metabolic dysfunctions through exercise, nutrition and stress reduction. As a chiropractor, I already use this approach to treat musculoskeletal injury. I am excited to further my commitment to whole body wellness by providing lifestyle and nutrition counseling to help patients achieve their wellness goals."

First Line Therapy is based on research that the first line of defense with many chronic diseases is to address the core, physiological imbalances underlying the disease. According to First Line Therapy, many conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure are symptoms of unhealthy lifestyle habits. First Line Therapy incorporates health and wellness research with current nutritional guidelines to restore balance to the body and improve health.

"Fundamentally, there is a gap between nutritional and exercise guidelines and adoption of these guidelines by most people," said Dr. McGrain. "My Los Gatos and Campbell patients benefit tremendously from health and wellness care, and many are able to cut back or completely eliminate the use of medication to manage blood pressure and cholesterol levels."

Studies show that lifestyle changes can make a significant difference when it comes to correcting the problems underlying sickness. Regular exercise, a healthy diet and stress management naturally lead to weight loss, a reduction in blood pressure and other physiological changes that reduce the risk of disease.

Dr. McGrain is an advocate of health and wellness lifestyles and non-invasive, natural treatments. As a chiropractor, Dr. McGrain helps Los Gatos and Campbell patients manage back pain, neck pain and other chronic pain through chiropractic alignment and non-surgical spinal decompression.

Campbell and Los Gatos weight loss and nutrition patients who wish to learn more about First Line Therapy, chiropractic care or spinal decompression can visit the website of McGrain Chiropractic,

Contact Information

  • McGrain Chiropractic
    Los Gatos, CA