Live the Optimal Life with CHIP
CHIP is a scientifically proven lifestyle intervention program that can prevent, arrest, and even reverse today’s most common diseases. This community-based program helps participants make lasting lifestyle changes followed by on-going support. CHIP is conducted worldwide in churches, community organizations, and corporations and led by certified facilitators and trained volunteers.
Within the first 30 days, CHIP can begin to
- Reduce risk of heart disease
- Normalize blood sugar
- Lower cholesterol
- Lower triglycerides
- Stabilize fating blood sugar
- Reduce BMI
- Improve sleep, resilience, and depression
Learn more about CHIP from CHIPhealth.com
The 8 Week Program Includes:
- Two health screenings for total cholesterol, LDL , HDL, and triglycerides, and fasting blood sugar offered through support for O’Bleness Memorial Hospital.
- Two Lifestyle Evaluations
- Personalized Counseling
- 16 dynamic health and lifestyle lectures
- A CHIPkit with a Learn More Text Book, Live More Work Book, Eat More Cook Book, water bottle, and pedometer
- Food demonstrations and samples
- Regular alumni support meetings through ClubCHIP
“CHIP is an evidence-based lifestyle intervention program that has transformed the lives of many in our community. I strongly recommend this program for anyone who desires optimal health.”
-David Drozek, DO
Assistant Professor pf Surgery, Ohio University
Doctors Hospital Nelsonville
“This program has been a life changer for me. I have lost 47 pounds and lowered my cholesterol level by over 50 points. CHIP is a sustainable way for people to take control of their life and improve their productivity.”
County Commissioner. Athens, OH
“I have lost over 51 lbs, triglycerides are down 100 points, total cholesterol dropped to 183, blood pressure has normalized and I am totally of meds for it. Most importantly, I feel like I am living again!”
Resident, Athens, OH
- Harvard School of Public Health: Calcium and Milk: The Bottom Line
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: Changes in prostate gene expression in men undergoing an intensive nutrition and lifestyle intervention
- North American Vegetarian Society: Defeating Diabetes
- American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Associations of processed meat and unprocessed red meat intake with incident diabetes: the Strong Heart Family Study
About the CHIP diet
The Optimal Diet, a set of principles put together by Dr. Hans Diehl, is the result of years of research into diet and lifestyle related diseases, such as heart disease, hypertension, angina, stroke, diabetes, obesity, gout, arthritis, osteoporosis, impotence, and acid reflux.This research has shown that many lifestyle diseases can be prevented and often reversed simply by changing a person’s dietary and exercise habits.The Optimal Diet principles promote eating a wide variety of fresh “foods as grown,” that are naturally cholesterol free and simply prepared with sparing use of fats, oils, sugars, and salt. The Optimal Diet emphasizes the use of more vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fruits, and nuts. The Optimal Diet principles are a comprehensive way of analyzing and pinpointing where you can improve your meal plans, so you can live a happier, healthier, and longer life.
- See www.CHIPhealth.com or www.athenschip.org for more information about the program and resources for plant-based eating.
- Visit the Live Healthy Appalachia Resources for Healthy Eating page for more information about healthy grocery shopping, eating out, and recipes.