TLC: Total Lifestyle by Couri
The TLC™ Program – Your “Bridge” to Optimal Health
“If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” Antoine-Marie-Roger de Saint-Exupery
This quotation summarizes the way that I approach helping my patients achieve optimal health. I try to show them how amazingly better their quality of life will be if they follow some very basic lifestyle rules: eat clean, exercise often, diffuse stress, meditate, respect sleep, and practice gratitude. To transform these simple rules into a clinical program, I developed the TLC™ (Total Lifestyle by Couri) Program. It is a 12 week lifestyle-based program designed to help prevent or reverse the burden of chronic disease. The program is engineered to target 5 main diseases or health goals:
CardioMetabolic Health – diabetes, high cholesterol, metabolic syndrome, “belly fat”, polycystic ovarian syndrome
Adrenal Health– menopause, perimenopause, chronic fatigue, “adrenal fatigue”, insomnia, thyroid disease
GI Health – food sensitivities, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohns Disease, Celiac Disease, chronic inflammation
Bone Health – Osteoporosis, Osteopenia
Healthy Weight Loss – promotes lifestyle changes for sustainable weight control
The TLC™ program is truly a “bridge” to optimal health. During the 12 week journey, patients are educated about diet, exercise, stress reduction, the power of restorative sleep and are given the tools to be able to carry this “wellness warrior” attitude onward for years to come.The program is individualized to each person’s needs as it is based on specialized lab work that is performed at the onset of the “journey”, giving us a “roadmap” to tailor the treatment plans/supplement recommendations and dietary advice for optimal results. Each patient in the TLC™ program receives a “passport” for this journey, and by the end of the 12 weeks, each stop along the way will have a stamp indicating completion of that week’s lesson/session.
The program is taught by our team of experts including myself, our Advanced Practice Nurses Sue and Terry, our Nurse Educator Laurie, our Personal Trainer Leslie, our Massage Therapist Patty, and our Meditation Instructor Venky. We are all committed to helping our patients achieve their goal of living with vitality, reducing the burden of chronic disease, reducing their number of prescription medications, losing weight, reducing stress, and truly savoring the preciousness of true “health” – mind, body and spirit.
As we head into a New Year, don’t you deserve an awesome opportunity to achieve optimal health? A “reawakening” of vibrancy and independence from the burden of chronic pain, fatigue, obesity, suffering. Do you really want to settle for “treating” disease when it can be reversed by getting to the root of the problem. TLC™ is your passport, your “bridge” to allow your body to heal, to achieve balance, to become empowered.
This month, I will graduate from my 2-year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona under the direction of the all-inspiring Dr. Andrew Weil. The TLC™ program combines the power of Integrative Medicine with the foundation of traditional Western Medicine for an unsurpassed experience that you will benefit from for years to come.
“Imagine a world in which medicine was oriented toward healing rather than disease, where doctors believed in the natural healing capacity of human beings and emphasized prevention above treatment. In such a world, doctors and patients would be partners working towards the same ends.” Andrew Weil, M.D.