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chiplogosml-rThe Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP) is an affordable, lifestyle enrichment program designed to reduce disease risk factors through the adoption of better health habits and appropriate lifestyle modifications. The goal is to lower blood cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar levels by reducing excess weight, lowering high blood pressure, enhancing daily exercise, improving dietary choices, and eliminating smoking, thus aiding in preventing and reversing disease.


Why does CHIP exist?

CHIP is based on the foundation that 75% of our Western diseases are “lifestyle-related,” according to the U.S. Surgeon General. They relate to our rich diet; lack of exercise; use of cigarettes, alcohol, and caffeine; level of stress; and the quality of our support. These diseases include:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Overweight
  • Certain adult cancers
  • Diverticular disease
  • Constipation
  • Gall bladder disease
  • Heartburn
  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Impotence

What is a CHIP program like?

Before the educational program begins, a comprehensive health screen is conducted to establish risk factor levels of participants. The educational program is presented in two-hour sessions that meet:

  • four times a week for four weeks, or
  • three times a week for five weeks, or
  • twice a week for eight weeks
Health screen results are provided to each participant early in the program, and participants are encouraged to share their results and work closely with their personal physician regarding their need for medication as they modify their lifestyle. Immediately following the program, the health screen is conducted again, and a detailed report is prepared for each participant that compares their risk factor levels before and after going through the program. Reports and course completion certificates are presented at a graduation program. See more details in the Course Content.


For scheduling speaking appointments, CHIP graduation call-ins, and personal questions about your lifestyle health concerns, contact:

Hans Diehl, DrHSc, MPH, FACN
PO Box 818
Loma Linda, CA 92354-0474

Skype: hans-diehl