What CHIP is NOT
- Not a Diet Program – not restrictive. It’s a Lifestyle Choice
- Not a one time solution or remedy – It is a journey
- It does not aim to stigmatize – It aims to educate and empower you to make better choices towards the optimal lifestyle
The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) is an affordable, lifestyle enrichment program designed to prevent, arrest and reverse chronic disease by improving dietary choices, enhancing daily exercise, increasing support systems and decreasing stress. The goal is to lower blood cholesterol, hypertension, and blood sugar levels and reduce excess weight.
To know more about CHIP, you can visit their official website at www.chiphealth.com
It takes a whole of health approach.
CHIP is designed to guide participants through the various stages of lifestyle change, helping to show them the benefits of an optimal lifestyle and giving them the tools to maintain positive lifestyle change. It’s ultimate aim is to empower any one to be their own medicine and be able to point them to the right direction or turn their health around.
Program results have been published in over 31 scientific articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, including the American Journal of Cardiology, the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, and Medicine. CHIP is endorsed by the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), the Centre for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), and the International Nutrition Research Foundation.
CHIP’s thrust is in response to the fact that about 60% of Filipino’s chronic diseases are “lifestyle-related,” according to the latest statistics Department of Health and the World Health Organization’s estimation that these same diseases are the leading causes of death all over the world. The majority of these deaths are caused by cardiovascular diseases, cancers and chronic respiratory diseases. These diseases are connected to certain risk factors such as consumption of a high fat and heavily processed food diet, lack of exercise, cigarette smoking, over consumption of alcohol, caffeine, increased levels of stress and the quality of our support systems.
These Diseases Include:
- Heart Disease
- Certain adult cancers
- Diverticular disease
HOW DOES IT WORK?
CHIP takes you through an intensive educational program with 18 sessions running over a maximum of three months. Throughout the program, participants are guided through the various stages of lifestyle change, helping to show them the benefits of an optimal lifestyle and giving them the tools to maintain positive lifestyle change.
CHIP is relational in nature and it believes that having a support system is essential in achieving health, because returning to health is a PROCESS—and we JOURNEY together.
18 CHIP SESSIONS
- SESSION 1: The Rise and Rise of Chronic Disease
- SESSION 2: Lifestyle is the Best Medicine
- SESSION 3: The Common Denominator of Chronic Disease
- SESSION 4: The Optimal Lifestyle
- SESSION 5: Eat More, Weigh less
- SESSION 6: Fiber, Your New Best Friend
- SESSION 7: Disarming Diabetes
- SESSION 8: The Heart of the Matter – Heart Health
- SESSION 9: Controlling Blood Pressure and Discovering Protein
- SESSION 10: Bone Health Essentials
- SESSION 11: Cancer Prevention
- SESSION 12: Understanding Your Results and Taking Action
- SESSION 13: Become What You Believe and Your DNA is Not Your Destiny
- SESSION 14: Practicing Forgiveness
- SESSION 15: Re-engineering Your Environment
- SESSION 16: Stress-relieving Strategies
- SESSION 17: Fix How You Feel
- SESSION 18: From Surviving to Thriving
WHO FACILITATES THIS
The CHIP can only be facilitated by a Licensed CHIP facilitator. For Sante Wellness Centre, our Medical Director and Licensed Doctor of Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine practitioner, Dra. Maripaz Laigo-Bonus, facilitates the program.
ASIDE FROM THE PROGRAM,
WHAT ELSE DO I GET?
Aside from the facilitation of a medical expert, a workbook, textbook and a cookbook published by the Lifestyle Medicine Institute is included. Pre and Post Health Risk Assessments, Shopping tour and cooking demonstrations and practical cooking skills are also included.
With CHIP By Santé, you will also receive the following:
Sante Wellness Centre Membership card valid for One (1) Year – entitles bearer of exclusive discount to the clinic’s services. You may use the SWC Membership card to avail discounts on consultation and services that Sante Wellness Centre offers. The membership is also extendable to immediate family member and up to 20% discounts may be availed
1 Month unlimited access to Sante Impact facilities and equipment
WHERE IS YOUR CHIP
HALL / OFFICE LOCATED?
We are located at UG floor of Eton Cyberpod Edsa cor. Ortigas Ave. Quezon City, look for Sante Wellness Centre and let our friendly and accommodating staff assist you. For further information, we encourage you to schedule a one on one session/ mini group session with our Licensed CHIP facilitator.
HOW DO I ENROLL
Join us and enroll for a CHIP Program today! Just visit us at Sante Wellness Centre located at UG floor of Eton Cyberpod EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave. Quezon City to register for our CHIP Program. You can pay in Cash, credit card or check (Registration confirmation will be upon bank clearing).
CHIP is based on the core principle of letting Food be your medicine.
The CHIP encourages everyone to consume whole plant-based food. Learning to choose and prepare nutritious yet delicious food is essential to the successful adoption of the health principles