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To order your Metagenics items, you can call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Morris today at (913) 636-5657 or (913) 764-3533 or you can now order online. If you come to our offices, we have a computerized FDA approved Type II Medical device on site that can test you and assist us in finding an optimal treatment plan for you. Its analysis takes a great deal of the guesswork out of making your decisions for supplementation and treatment (See Biomeridian). Dr. Morris will then consult with you personally while you make final decisions about your individualized dietary supplementation plan.

To order online click the following hyperlink below to visit our Metagenics store. Currently our complete store is still being built so although it is fully functional many items have not been input as of yet or actual pictures may be missing. If there are items that you are needing that we are not showing please call us at 913-636-5657. An order form and toll free fax number will be also be available in the future.

Accurate Assessments and Treatment and Dr. Morris our proud to have partnered with Metagenics as one of our primary nutriceutical supplement suppliers. We believe that Metagenics manufacturers one of the highest quality and best researched nutriceutical supplement on the market today. A few things that we feel are important for you to know about Metagenics when making your decision with respect to supplementation. Below you'll find additional information with respect to the Metagenics product. You can also go to the Metagenics website and get more information about this great product.


Why Your Doctor Recommends Metagenics

For over 20 years, Metagenics has been the most trusted name in professional nutritional supplements. Our products are only available through licensed healthcare practitioners—practitioners who understand and recognize the importance of quality nutritional formulas to help patients achieve and maintain a lifetime of good health.

What makes the quality of Metagenics products different? Your needs always come first. We are one of the few professional nutritional supplement providers that manufactures formulas in our own facility that is independently certified for Good Manufacturing Practices —the ultimate mark of quality manufacturing. We also have one of our industry’s most stringent infrastructures for quality assurance and control to ensure the purity and safety of every formula—so you’ll receive the health benefits you expect.

Metagenics is also the leader in nutritional scientific research. They have established the most sophisticated laboratories and research facilities in our industry—such as our MetaProteomics® Nutrigenomics Research Center and the Functional Medicine Research CenterSM. They also boast as having the largest on-site scientific staff of MDs, PhDs, RDs, DCs, NDs, and more.

Metagenics is Unlocking the Secrets of Genetic Potential Through Nutrition

Metagenics was founded in 1983 with the mission to help patients "achieve their genetic potential through targeted nutrition." As the leading developer and manufacturer of natural, science-based nutriceuticals, Metagenics sells its products to healthcare practitioners worldwide.

Trust Your Health to Professional Quality Nutritional Supplements & Medical Foods

Metagenics specializes in formulas for specific heath concerns. As a leader in science-based nutritional products, we offer over 400 formulas for individual health concerns, such as heart health, joint heath, hormone balance, women’s health, men’s health, children’s health, body composition, gastrointestinal health, detoxification, and more.

Science-based formulas and forward-thinking approaches to health are the Metagenics signature. Our innovative product development and strong focus on research have yielded landmark formulas that have helped shape the way that professional quality nutritional supplements are formulated and tested.

Metagenics is a formula originator, not a duplicator. That’s why doctors recommend our products.



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UltraClear PLUS is designed for chronic fatigue syndrome patients with low Phase II activity who exhibit toxicity-related symptoms and a urinary pH above 6.6.
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UltraMeal® & UltraMeal® Plus Medical Foods

UltraMeal provides nutritional support for the management of conditions associated with metabolic syndrome, including central obesity, insulin resistance, and altered body composition.
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UltraMeal Plus offers nutritional support for the management of conditions associated with metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease (CVD) - such as hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, and hypertriglyceridemia
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UltraInflamX® Medical Food

UltraInflamX is designed to nutritionally support the management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (e.g., ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease).
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Metagenics Products are Rigorously Tested for Purity

You can feel secure with Metagenics products—they're all about purity. Metagenics takes other careful steps for your safety for products you can rely on:

It's important to keep in mind that all products are not alike-no matter what the label or packaging may claim. Metagenics formulas are manufactured and handled in facilities that have pharmaceutical certification or are certified for good manufacturing practices (GMP) by the NPA, NSF International, or TGA. The Metagenics difference is quality. And quality can make a big difference in health outcomes.


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Why Doctors Recommend FirstLine Therapy® First

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First Line Therapy oneBetter Health—Now and For a Lifetime

Good health: isn’t that what everybody wants? High energy, mental clarity, full function, and absence of disease well into old age. If that’s what you want, FirstLine TherapyM® can help you.

FirstLine Therapy is a Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) program that a growing number of practitioners utilize in the following ways:

FirstLine Therapy is about making choices every day that will enable you to achieve a long, full, and healthy life. Leading health organizations now recommend lifestyle changes as the "first line of therapy" for the treatment and prevention of chronic disease and other serious health threats. Here are just a few of the health conditions that FirstLine Therapy can effectively address:  

Area of Concern Health Conditions
Cardiovascular issues 
Heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke
Blood sugar issues 
Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, hypoglycemia
Cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome
Gastrointestinal health 
Irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, autoimmune disorders
Men’s health 
Low testerone, low sex drive, loss of vitality and muscle tone
Women’s health 
Menopause, hormone imbalance, premenstrual syndrome
Mood and cognition 
Alzheimer’s disease, depression, poor memory or lack of mental clarity
Musculoskeletal (bone & joint) disorders 
Osteoporosis, osteoarthritis
Stress-related issues 
Fatigue, sleeplessness, poor overall health

Many of these common health concerns can be reversed or even treated by making some simple, but important lifestyle changes. But where do you start? Who will be there to help you stay on track?


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One of the reasons diets and exercise programs fail is they are one-dimensional—that is, they focus only on weight loss. But FirstLine Therapy isn’t just about weight loss, it’s about achieving a lifetime of good health. So instead of counting calories, you’ll learn:


Are you ready to take the first step toward better health?

There’s no better time than now to begin your journey toward good health! Ask your healthcare practitioner about FirstLine Therapy today.

The FirstLine Therapy Difference—It Works

There are three key reasons that make FirstLine Therapy® (FLT) different than conventional lifestyle programs:

1. FLT is about more than just weight loss.First Line three

2. The FLT eating plan is different.

3. FLT incorporates medical foods and dietary supplements.

4. FLT has been demonstrated to be effective in controlled clinical trials.

Chronic Illness: Our Greatest Health Challenge

As a nation, we are spending too little on preventing [chronic] conditions, and we are losing too many lives. That's because right now we've got it backwards...We need to refocus our efforts on preventing disease, illness, and injury.”— U.S. Surgeon General, January 2007

Most of us know someone (perhaps ourselves) who has been affected in some way by a chronic disease. Chronic, or ongoing, diseases—such heart disease, cancer, and diabetes—are among the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Chronic diseases account for 7 of every 10 deaths and affect the quality of life of 90 million Americans.1 Each year, over $700 billion is spent on diabetes, heart disease, and cancer alone.2-4

Therapeutic lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise, and stress management are now recommended as the "first line of therapy" for treating chronic illness or reducing the risk of other serious health conditions.

FirstLine Therapy® is a Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) 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 related health concerns and symptoms. These include:

Heart disease
High cholesterol
High blood pressure
Alzheimer’s disease
Hormone imbalance
Stress-related symptoms
Lack of mental clarity
Poor memory


FirstLine Therapy® is about making choices every day that will enable you to achieve a long, full, and healthy life.

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Scientific Evidence for FirstLine Therapy®

While weight loss plans routinely tout "scientific evidence" to back their claims, the fact is, any diet that results in a calorie deficit will produce weight loss. But FirstLine Therapy isn’t about just losing weight, it’s about making choices every day that will enhance your health and prevent disease, enabling you to achieve a full, healthy life.

A wealth of scientific evidence tells us that adopting habits that are healthy can delay the onset of illness in old age and extend years of good health. Here are the results of just some of the major studies affirming the advantages of FirstLine Therapy and the benefits of therapeutic lifestyle changes in general and the advantages of :

The Advantages of FirstLine Therapy

The Benefits of Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes


Lerman RH, Bland JS, Darland G, Lamb JJ, Minich DM, Schiltz, Tripp ML. Supplementation with a novel selective kinase response modulator (SKRM) nutraceutical and medical food significantly enhances the benefits of a diet and exercise program in subjects with metabolic syndrome. Functional Medicine Research Center, the clinical research arm of Metagenics, Inc., Gig Harbor, WA. [In preparation].

Patient Testimonials

FirstLine Therapy was developed with the help of various healthcare professionals and incorporates recommendations from the National Institutes of Health. The FirstLine Therapy program continues to have successful outcomes in a variety of clinical settings.

Click on one of the links below to find out more about FirstLine Therapy successes.


Patient Testimonials for FLT


Case Studies from the Functional Medicine Research Center

The FMRC developed and tested the low-glycemic-load dietary plans utilized in FLT programs. This research clinic continues to monitor the success of individual patients on the FLT program in an environment similar to that of a private clinic.

Case Studies from an FLT Practice

More individual success stories from a leading FLT practice illustrate the empowering results that can happen in as little as 12 weeks.

Patient Testimonials for FLT

Toni’s Tale

“I am honored to tell anyone who will listen how this program has changed my life. In fact, there are a few of my

friends who are now utilizing this program to benefit their lives.

At 30 years old, I have been obese most of my adult life. There have been periods of time that I have been successful in weight loss, only to give up hope when my health was still suffering. I have struggled with depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, fatigue, and too many ‘symptoms’ to list. At my last checkup, when all the tests came back in, my blood pressure and depression were being controlled by prescriptions. My anxiety level was still hard to manage, and my cholesterol had begun to reach unhealthy levels. To make matters worse, I was becoming insulin resistant. [My doctor] informed me that, in her opinion, if I didn’t do something soon, I would be diabetic in 3 years’ time. She could prescribe more medicines to help control cholesterol, etc., but she would really like me to try a new program she was starting.

Now, let’s skip to the exciting part. After 6 weeks on the program, I quit taking my high blood pressure meds. I felt better than I had in years. I had improved mental clarity, the insomnia that had plagued me since childhood was gone! There was also the added benefit of weight loss! My friends, family, and co-workers were noticing the great results I was having. It was difficult for me to believe that all of these changes were truly happening through diet and exercise. My family was also eating healthier, and was still happy, even with all that ‘health food’ stuff.

After completing the initial 12-week program, I am continuing with this great lifestyle. I have the best health that I can remember having, and feel so fortunate to be able to tell everyone who I think could benefit from this program what an easy change it is to make. I haven’t had one person who I have talked to deny that their health could definitely be better!

Please consider using my testimonial to help anyone who is unsure about trying this program. The benefits to overall health are incredible!”

– Toni Hale, 30, who reduced her body fat by 9.6% in 12 weeks on the FirstLine Therapy program featuring a medical food for healthy body composition



Read what Toni’s doctor had to say about her program results.


Paul's Progress

“I began [FLT] because my sugar diabetes was out of control and I was facing going on insulin to control it. I was maxed out on pills for the diabetes, as well as for high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. I also suffered from chronic lower back pain due to compressed disks, which greatly affected my quality of life as well as my work. The [program] greatly inspired me and I took it very seriously as a chance to change my habits and ways of eating and taking care of myself.

By the end of the [program], I was eliminating some medications and cutting doses of others. My back pain is virtually gone. I now have more energy and have even taken up a new hobby—golf. I am thrilled to be able to walk all 18 holes of a challenging golf course.

In addition to regaining my health through [FLT], I have also regained my virility. I am so enthused about the results of participating...I am determined to continue it as a lifetime challenge.”


– Paul Greer, 57, who reduced his body fat by only 3.6%, but decreased his blood pressure from 136/66 mm Hg to 113/64 mm Hg and his blood sugar levels from 219 to 120 by following the FirstLine Therapy program featuring a medical food for healthy body composition


Read what Paul’s doctor had to say about his progress.

Violet’s Victory

“Three months ago, my daughter asked me if I wanted to go to a meeting with her on a new diet program offered by her healthcare provider. At the meeting, I found out that this wasn’t just for weight loss, but they also offered a natural medication for joints. Since I have rheumatoid arthritis, I was excited to learn more. I have been taking methotrexate for around 20 years, and at the time was taking [over-the-counter naproxen] 4-6 tablets daily for several months.

After starting the program, taking [the natural joint relief product] 3 times daily, and fish oil 2 tablets twice daily, I am now [naproxen]-free and I have been for about 9 weeks. I also in the last 3 weeks have been able to quit taking methotrexate with my arthritis doctor’s approval. My joints are showing no inflammation.

I can now walk 2 miles daily, swim for an hour twice a week, and work out on my strength building machines without stiffness or pain. My pain in the past kept me from doing things I enjoy. I now have the energy to spend quality time with my family, especially my granddaughters.

My weight loss made me feel good about myself again. So I am eager to tell everybody I know with weight or arthritis problems about this terrific program.

I am truly blessed to have a wonderful daughter who thought about me and what this program could for my health and my way of life.”


– Violet Kelsey, 55, who reduced her body fat percentage by 7.8% in only 12 weeks participating on the FirstLine Therapy program, using a medical food for healthy body composition, a nutraceutical product for joint relief, and omega-3 essential fatty acids.

Clancy’s Conquest

“The self-discipline required to change my eating habits has resulted in an overall motivation that led to new habits in my exercise, emotional, social, and interpersonal life. I truly feel healthier in all of my life!”


– Clancy Parks, 39, who lost 4.4% of his body fat in 3 months on the FirstLine Therapy program featuring a medical food for healthy body composition

Kay’s Comeback

“I am one of those women who began to gain weight during menopause. Of course, I think I also was not making the best choices in food. The weight kept coming on, and in jest my comment was, ‘If you can’t reduce it, decorate it!’ Not funny when the increase in weight affects your health. My cholesterol went up, I became insulin resistant, and I required blood pressure medication.

Time to do something. So first it was [a popular low-carb diet], then [another popular, low-sugar, multiple phase diet]. All met with moderate success but were very difficult to maintain over a long period. [My doctor] suggested I try the [FLT] approach.

The program makes you accountable by maintaining a food diary and by requiring weekly weigh-ins, and every six weeks a BIA test. What a difference! The program gives you wonderful food choices. You are never hungry. The [medical food] bars and shakes are delicious. But most of all, the program is doable and brings success.

Many of my friends have called me a ‘clothes horse.’ What a wonderful experience it is now to be able to wear beautiful and attractive clothes that have hung in my closet for years. It is like having a new wardrobe. I have literally lost inches and inches in my waist and hips and bust. My face has become thinner; my skin tones are brighter and clearer. Every day I receive compliments on my appearance.

My job requires me to meet with potential clients and existing clients. I have a new and positive attitude. I am more positive because I know that my first impression will be of an attractive and successful woman.

I recommend the Challenge to anyone who is interested in bettering their health and their appearance.”

– Kay Crookshanks, 65, reduced her body fat by 5.9% in 12 weeks using the FirstLine Therapy program using a medical food for healthy body composition


Patrick’s Prevention

“The health benefits and changes that I have noted through the FirstLine Therapy program were how all the foods assigned worked together to control sugar levels and increase my metabolism. Diabetes runs in my family, and through the knowledge I have gained in FirstLine Therapy, I can instill changes in my family to break this genetic disposition.

I never realized how full one can get eating small, balanced meals every three hours. I am not as hungry as I used to be in the afternoons before dinner time. I am more conscious of quality of the foods I eat. I enjoy planning meals and snacks for the work week. The vending machine has no further attraction for me.

I continue to lose weight weekly and have started exercising and walking daily. Thank you, FirstLine Therapy, for the changes in my life.”


– Patrick Mann, 44, who lowered his blood pressure from 127/72 mm Hg to 115/70 mm Hg with the FirstLine Therapy program using a medical food for healthy body composition


These testimonials describe the results of patients under the care of a licensed healthcare practitioner and may not be a typical response. The FirstLine Therapy program includes a low-glycemic-index dietary plan, exercise, stress reduction techniques, and nutritional supplements and/or medical foods.

Case Studies from the Functional Medicine Research Center

The Functional Medicine Research CenterSM (the clinical research arm of Metagenics, Inc.) follows individual patients on the FirstLine Therapy program for a variety of conditions. Below are just a few investigational case studies that illustrate the results of individual FirstLine Therapy programs.

Case #960: A Randomized, Controlled Prospective Trial Comparing a Soy Protein and Phytosterol Functional Food and a Low-Glycemic-Index Diet (LGID) with the AHA Step 1 Dietary Program

Case #1070: Application of the FirstLine Therapy® Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Program on a Patient with Altered Body Composition

Case #1071: Application of the FirstLine Therapy® Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Program on a Patient with Altered Body Composition and Elevated Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk

Case #1072: Application of FirstLine Therapy® Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Program on a Patient with Altered Body Composition, Hypercholesterolemia, and Perimenopausal Hot Flushes

About the Functional Medicine Research Center

The Functional Medicine Research CenterSM, the clinical research arm of Metagenics, Inc., is located on the functional medicine campus of Metagenics in Gig Harbor, Washington. The FMRC focuses on investigating and developing treatment approaches using diet, nutritional supplementation, and other natural therapies—including FirstLine Therapy.

The FMRC sees patients in two ways—clinical trials to assess the value of specific diet and nutritional supplementation programs and individualized case management studies (ICMs) that expand the center’s research and understanding. Each year, the center conducts over 2,000 patient visits.

Residents of the greater Seattle/Tacoma area who are interested in participating in an upcoming ICM or clinical trial may call 253-853-7217 or 1-800-843-9660 to be screened over the phone.

Case Studies from an FLT Practice

FLT works! Look at the data from these 5 patients to see how this program has changed their health and their lives. Special thanks to Dr. Wesley Delport for sharing these patient success stories from his FLT practice.

James Conquers Hypertriglyceridemia

James Bradway sought help from the FLT program because his triglycerides were no longer responding to medication. His wife is a registered nurse and didn't like him being on all the medication he was taking. His triglycerides had been over 795 in the past, and were at 437 when he started FLT.

In just 12 weeks, he lost almost 30 pounds, his triglycerides dropped dramatically, and his fasting glucose level improved. Both James and his wife were thrilled with his results.

January 2006

March 2006
Fasting glucose
Fasting glucose
Weight Loss (lbs.)

Mark Manages Type 2 Diabetes

Mark Gorley had just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes upon presentation. He was on four medications and wanted to be healthy and get off medications if possible. Prior to starting FLT, his triglycerides (on medication) were 409. After 12 weeks on FLT, his triglycerides dropped to 147. His cholesterol prior to starting FLT was 234, and dropped to 157.

His doctor has told him that he is no longer diabetic and has taken him off all medications. Needless to say, he is thrilled with the way he feels and is extremely pleased with his "new" body!

January 2006   May 2006  
Cholesterol 234 Cholesterol 157
Type 2 diabetes   His doctor told him that he is no longer diabetic  
    Weight Loss (lbs.)


Janis Improves Digestion

Janis Bratton sought help with chronic digestive problems. She had radiation colitis due to cancer treatments in the past and had been suffering with diarrhea for four years. The removal of her colon had been recommended but she was reluctant to follow this advice and came to see us as a "last resort."

When she first started FLT, she could not tolerate fresh vegetables and the high calorie foods she could tolerate had caused a lot of weight gain. She had not been able to lose weight for years or eat normal because of her condition. She not only lost weight, but is able to eat things like salads and fresh vegetables that she had missed for so many years. Her diarrhea is much improved and her whole attitude has changed.

February 2004 November 2005
Chronic digestive problems
Symptoms improved
Unable to lose weight
Weight loss (lbs.) 56.5


Tim Lowers Diabetes Risk

Tim Robison had been told he was at risk for diabetes. His cholesterol and LDL were also a little high. He is still losing weight and is extremely pleased with the progress he has made in only 12 weeks.

January 2006

March 2006

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Total Cholesterol
LDL Cholesterol
LDL Cholesterol
Fasting Glucose
Fasting Glucose
Body fat %
Body fat %
Weight Loss (lbs.)


These cases describe the results of patients under the care of a licensed healthcare practitioner and may not be a typical response. The FirstLine Therapy program includes a low-glycemic-index dietary plan, exercise, stress reduction techniques, and nutritional supplements and/or medical foods.


Health Conditions

Your healthcare practitioner may personalize your FirstLine Therapy (FLT) program or other lifestyle program based on your individual health concerns. You practitioner may also recommend a medical food program to address one or more of the following specific concerns:


Each program includes a specific, clinically designed dietary plan to maximize effectiveness of the nutritional support and is designed to fit the way you live: tasty recipes, portable and delicious nutritional support, simple exercise, and reliable outcomes.

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