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Northeast Natural Medicine

Naturopathic Care in CT and Beyond

FirstLine Therapy

FirstLine Therapy  is a professionally supervised, personalized lifestyle modification plan.  Designed by healthcare professionals, this program has been shown remarkably successful in helping individuals return to a path of extended health.

This is not a weight reduction program - it's a disease reduction program. While weight loss often occurs it's only secondary to the primary goal helping you achieve and maintain a healthy body composition ( lean- muscle-to-fat-ratio ) to improve health, manage disease, feel better, and reduce your risk of more serious conditions.

For example, 1 in 3 Americans have metabolic syndrome — a cluster of conditions that can lead to type 2 diabetes and heart disease, which can be preventable or reversible through a clinically proven lifestyle medicine program. If you have 3 of the 5 following markers, you are at risk:


1.     Elevated waist circumference

2.     Elevated triglycerides

3.     Reduced HDL "good" cholesterol

4.     Elevated blood pressure

5.     Elevated fasting glucose


People with metabolic syndrome are usually pre-diabetic.


One promising avenue for achieving holistic wellness is the FirstLine Therapy program, offered by Dr. Carney at Northeast Natural Medicine. This medically supervised 12-week personalized program focuses on:

·         lifestyle and dietary modifications

·         a comprehensive medical treatment rather than a conventional diet

·         the program may be covered by health insurance, if done in the context of office visits, making it an accessible option for many individuals seeking positive health changes.

·         use of body composition testing to assess YOUR specific optimal calories, assess progress and refine treatment recommendations

Click the video below to view Dr. Carney demonstrating the body composition testing.


FirstLine Therapy Program Overview

FirstLine Therapy is a therapeutic lifestyle change program that can enhance your health and prevent disease.  It can help you address a wide range of health conditions as well as other lifestyle factors related health concerns and symptoms. These include:


·         Heart Disease

·         Stroke

·         Diabetes, Pre-diabetes

·         Arthritis

·         Osteoporosis

·         Overweight/Obesity

·         High cholesterol

·         High blood pressure

·         Alzheimer's disease

·         Fatigue

·         Hormone imbalance

·         Stress-related symptoms

·         Poor memory or lack of mental clarity

·         And many others


FirstLine Therapy is structured with professional supervision to help you:


·         Establish realistic, personalized goals to improve health

·         Monitor your progress and help you stay on track

·         Learn how to eat and shop for healthy, nutritious foods that manage ( not increase ) cravings

·         Exercise in a way that builds muscle and gets rid of unwanted fat

·         Relax and manage unhealthy stress

·         Feel better and do more!

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This 12-week personalized plan, has many elements endorsed by reputable health organizations such as the American Heart Association, National Institutes of Health, and World Health Organization, stands as a "first line of defense" against chronic conditions like type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. The program aims to achieve various health goals, including weight loss, increased muscle mass, lower blood pressure and blood sugar, as well as reduce cholesterol levels.


Northeast Natural Medicine takes a step further in enhancing patient outcomes by customizing the program with options like needle-less acupuncture and thermogenesis strategies.


FirstLine Therapy could be a transformative step towards a healthier body composition and overall well-being. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.


1.      45-minute initial visit with Bioimpedance Analysis (BIA), a method of assessing your "body composition"—the measurement of body fat in relation to lean body mass, and menu planning ($185 value)

2.      2 week 15-minute follow up

3.      4 week 25-minute follow up with Body Composition ($125 value)

4.      8 week 25-minute follow up with Body Composition ($125 value)

5.      12 week 25-minute follow up with Body Composition ($125 value)


If out-of-pocket: All for $425.  That's $135 in savings!

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