Primal Pathway Program

primal pathway class series

The cornerstone of the Lifestyle and Metabolic Medicine department is our Primal Pathway Program.

Who benefits from the Primal Pathway Program?

Patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30 and/or those who struggle with health conditions such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, fatty liver, and women with PCOS. Calculate Your BMI.

Is Primal Pathway covered by insurance?

For a detailed description of visit types, insurance coverage, benefits, and fees see our FAQ page.

What can I expect from the Primal Pathway Program?

Patients schedule one initial consultation visit with a physician and nutrition provider, attend four group classes (one class per week) led our care team, and schedule as many educational follow-up visits as needed. All patients schedule one medical follow-up visit with a physician or ARNP every six to 12 weeks, depending on individual participation in the program. For patients on any blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, or weight management medications, we schedule monthly visits with Dr. Sharp for the first three to six months and less frequently thereafter depending on patient needs.

When are Primal Pathway sessions held?

Group classes are held every weekday with morning, afternoon and evening options.

What topics are covered in your class?

Primal Pathway Program Outline

  1. Introductions and Basic Program Overview
  2. Carbohydrates
  3. Dietary Fats
  4. Protein
  5. Goal Setting, Behavior Change and Strategies for Success
  6. Stress and Emotional Eating
  7. Physical Activity #1 – The truth about exercise and how to get started
  8. Physical Activity #2 – Best types of exercise and making it a part of your life
  9. Dining Out – How to maintain your new healthy lifestyle without deprivation
  10. Meal Timing and Intermittent Fasting
  11. Screen Overdose and Sleep/Circadian Rhythms
  12. What now? Recap/Feedback and continuing with the program

Contact Us

Scheduling: Call our patient scheduling line at 206-860-5499 to sign up for the Lifestyle and Metabolic Medicine Program.

Questions: Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for full details.