I have helped many patients achieve lifestyle changes – weight loss, increased physical activity, and exercise – all of which help prevent chronic diseases. These include diabetes, high cholesterol, pre-diabetes, osteoarthritis, certain cancers, and Alzheimer’s disease. For patients who already have diseases, the program has improved their health – in many cases eliminating or reducing their need for medication.
From the day I entered medical practice in 1983, the most rewarding part of my practice, the part I’ve been most passionate about and that has been the most gratifying, is helping patients achieve and sustain lifestyle changes to improve and prevent so many of the diseases currently plaguing our society. Helping my patients lose significant amounts of weight and embrace exercise and physical activity as a part of their lives has inspired me. Their success has motivated me to continue my quest to prevent chronic disease by sharing my knowledge and expertise with you, through this book.
My recipe for success, shared in these pages, is simple and easy to follow. I call it the HEALTH FIRST program. It’s about improving your health and decreasing your risk of developing many diseases. Many of my patients have told me that this program is the first one they’ve tried that has actually worked for them over the long term. I’m confident that you, too, will be successful if you follow the program. Do this for yourself. Give yourself a gift – the best odds possible for a quality life.– Dr. Steve Hirsch, Founder & CEO of HEALTH FIRST: Weight Loss and Wellness Inc., Author and Speaker
HEALTH FIRST: Weight Loss and Wellness Inc.