CHIP Programme

Eat all you can eat and still lose weight and keep it off for a lifetime. Definable health parameters are taken prior to commencement, on completion of the initial programme and again three months later. The results, in many cases, will defy explanation from your doctor.

An educationally intensive intervention programme founded and presented by Dr. Hans Diehl, CHIP reduces coronary risk factors through the adoption of better habits and lifestyle changes. Risk factors are assessed for each participant before commencing and immediately following the 40 hour educational programme. Dr Diehl is a dynamic lecturer in this compelling video series complete with superb graphics, illustrations and humour. Additional reading materials to support the programme, food samples, recipes and nutrition workshops as well as practical local shopping advice from the Optihealth team make this a fun, practical and life changing programme.

Dr. Hans Diehl Dr HSc, MPH, FACN, CNS is the founder and Director of CHIP. His pioneering work with Nathan Pritkin and Dr. Dennis Burkitt have shown conclusively that many of today’s diseases are truly reversible through simple lifestyle changes. As a best selling author, researcher, dynamic speaker, and top ranking motivator, he has delivered a very powerful message to the world on how to use diet, activity and reflecting on the more important things in life to prevent the number one killers in our society – heart attacks, strokes, peripheral vascular disease and cancer.

 “The CHIP Programme , to my way of thinking, can potentially affect the treatment of Western Diseases in a more cost effective and outcome effective manor, better than any other strategy I know.”
 – Dr. Colin Campbell PhD. Author of “The China Study”

 “If implemented on a national scale, the CHIP programme could improve the health of people more than all the efforts of modern technological medicine combined.”
  – Dr. Caldwell Esseltyn M.D. Preventative Cardiology Consultant (Cleveland, USA)

This is a spectacular programme that produces results that are both immediate and life long. Contact us now to find the next course location and start time.

"I have received numerous letters from medical specialists complimenting the amazing changes and the sustained improvement in health parameters they are seeing in my patients."

- Dr. Trevor Hurlow MBChB, FRCNZGP. Medical Director Southcare Medical Centre, Hawera NZ


Around the world there is little that is not deemed food by someone. We all have our favourite foods that are just delicious to us. But, should all “foods” be eaten?

The digestive system itself indicates what should be eaten. As a general rule, the longer the digestive tract, the more the diet will tend to be plant based and the shorter the tract the more the diet will tend to be animal based. To illustrate, a cow has a very long tract and a dog a very short one. The human digestive tract is 9 meters long, neither particularly short nor long. It has the ability to digest a large range of plant matter and animal products but is ideally designed to process soft plant matter such vegetables, fruits nuts and grains. Carnivorous animals have a short digestive system in order to quickly absorb nutrients and eliminate the ingested flesh speedily due to the inherent complications of this diet. So it can be seen that our system, although it has the ability to digest animal products, is not ideally designed to do so.

There is clear evidence that increasing amount of animal products in the “modern” diet is producing numerous incidences of debilitating conditions and serious diseases. Health, energy and a reduced disease occurrence, increase with the lowering of meat, milk products and eggs from the diet. This is also true of the reduction of drugs, such as nicotine, alcohol, caffeine and others.

It is also now well established that a plant based lifestyle produces a longer life that is freer from disease than the “normal” diet of today. The increase in documented life span is nothing short of spectacular, being some 10 – 15 years. So called “fresh” vegetables, seldom are. The nutrient value of vegetables decreases by up to 50% for each 24 hours after picking. No rocket science here, as vegetables are a live food and after picking, use their own stores of nutrients in an attempt to stay alive. The use of dietary supplements has an increasing scientific basis behind it.  When you consider that New Zealand’s soil is deficient in a surprising number of minerals such as magnesium, zinc, iron, selenium, cobalt, copper to name a few, a dietary supplement makes sense. Simply put, if these are not in the soil, they are not in the food. Care should be taken in selecting a pharmaceutical grade supplement as most store-bought supplements are of a lesser quality, so therefore less usable by the body and tend to be full of fillers.

If you feel that you may benefit from supplementing your diet, take time to come in and discuss what you are trying to achieve and what outcomes you are looking for.

The Blood

In order for the body to experience optimal function and health, requirements at the most basic cellular level must not just be met, but must be optimised. Many people are happy not to have any adverse health issues in evidence. However, their current lifestyle may well be contributing to a general malaise of the body or setting it on a course of eventual disease. As the body matures and begins to age, the lack of attention to the proper function and nutrition of the body and its care, rapidly begins to show. There are many well proven studies that best diet and lifestyle can extend life 10-15 years longer than average. What is not often discussed, is that these extra years and indeed the whole of life, is enjoyed in health. Typically absent are the conditions that have become considered “normal” in old age.

The blood acts as a carrier of life. This stream of life carries oxygen, nutrients and hormones to the individual cells and takes away the waste products of cellular metabolism. If the blood flow is reduced through injury, sedentary lifestyle,  disease or insufficient clothing then the cells cannot receive the essentials for optimal function. Nor will they have the ability to eliminate the waste products.  In essence, the cells become starved and poisoned at the same time. This results over time, in impaired function and premature death of the cell and the improper function of the organs, muscles and connecting tissues of the body as a whole. This is evidenced in a general feeling of lack of energy through to the eventual advancing of disease, discomfort and pain.

An average adult has some 100,000 kms of blood vessels plus the additional network of the lymphatic system which collects interstitial fluids and returns them to the blood stream. Together, an enormous network that alone points to how important good blood flow is. The journey of the oxygenated blood from the lungs and heart out to the body takes place through the arteries. They are lined with muscle which act as an additional pump and together with the heart, ensures that the blood gets to every cell. This side of the system is under pressure. However, the return system is under considerably less pressure and relies more on a system of one-way valves and the body’s muscle action to push the blood back along the veins to the heart. When these valves fail, the back pooling of the blood in the veins shows itself as varicose veins. A sedentary lifestyle likewise causes “poisoned” blood to pool in the body resulting in damage and disease. Sluggish blood flow is one of the primary reasons for illness.

Here is a simple test you can do yourself:
See if the extremities are as warm as the torso. If not, then more or better clothing needs to be worn. Take care to cover the extremities. The whole body operates best at a steady 37 degrees Celsius core temperature, with the head and extremities naturally a fractionally lower. There should be less than a 0.5 degree Celsius difference. With cold extremities, the blood is reduced, resulting in excess amounts of blood to the head, causing headaches and nose bleeds or the chest, resulting in a sense of fullness in the chest, cough and palpitations of the heart and over production of stomach acids. The extremities must be kept warm for optimal health. The eventual return of the chilled blood to the body results in an additional load on the organs.

In those people where blood flow is less than optimal, treatments can be given to encourage this flow back to optimal. Changes to lifestyle and a simple activity programme will add to the treatment benefits as well and should, wherever possible, be part of your normal routine.

Many cultures globally regard Massage as a
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