Bethesda, MD, March 14, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- For consumers who want more than a quick, temporary fix from the newest supplement or crash diet, a new online service offers something more – step-by-step coaching by trained professionals.
“People want to make changes that last,” says AlternaMD Medical Director Kerry Friesen, M.D. “A pill or a diet can help you reach your immediate goal. But if someone wants to make lasting changes, they need to make lifestyle changes that are more permanent.”
Unlimited Personal Coaching is a complete, custom program that includes nutritional guidance plus a personal diet and meal plan tailored just for the specific health needs of each member at www.AlternaMD.com. Depending on individual needs, the program can help with losing or gaining weight, improving heart health, increasing energy, sleeping better and other user-defined personal goals.
Dr. Friesen, M.D. also writes a bi-weekly Dear-Abby-style column for the web site, answering questions submitted by members of the service. Not all questions can be answered in the column, but every member receives a personal reply by email. To the surprise of many members, the answers are often far more detailed than the information they receive from their own physicians.
“As a doctor, I’m excited to be able to offer this level of service,” says Dr. Friesen. “In the standard office, doctors often can spend only a few minutes with each patient. But I can take 45 minutes or more preparing an answer. That’s one of the things that makes this such a great value for our members.”
Another site feature, “Health Conditions A-Z” (www.alternamd.com/conditions) contains self-care methods for preventing and relieving symptoms of many common health conditions. The information is intended for general knowledge only, and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.
AlternaMD has quickly become the fastest-growing members-only self-care website, where consumers can receive support for their healthy lifestyle goals while learning about health and wellness in an online environment uninfluenced by pharmaceutical advertising.