CHIP founder here Feb. 5-8

Dr. Hans Diehl, founder of the Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP), will conduct a four-day seminar beginning Monday, Feb. 5 in Rockford. The program will be held at the EIGERlab Auditorium, 605 Fulton Ave. in Rockford.

For more than 20 years, Dr. Hans Diehl and CHIP have assisted over 40,000 people to make crucial lifestyle changes to promote better health.

A renowned author, researcher and physician, Diehl’s accomplishments have been endorsed by many of his peers. Dr. William Catelli of the National Institutes of Health recommends CHIP and considers Dr. Diehl as an authority in the area of health maintenance.

“Through is writings and seminars (Dr. Hans Diehl) has brought a powerful message to all who would listen on how to diet, exercise, and reflection on the more important things in life,” Catelli wrote in his peer review of CHIP.

In its 40-hour journey, the CHIP program is a scientific approach to preventing and arresting many conditions that often prevent many people in Western societies from living long and healthy lives. The organization’s goal is to facilitate these healthy changes by enhancing daily exercise, proper diet and eliminating smoking.

Diehl and his staff believe that the “good life,” or the abundances that are often associated with pleasure are often related to obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes.

According to CHIP’s research, the rate of diabetes has increased by 700 percent since WWII, and breast cancer rates have tripled since the 1960s. CHIP has found that this increase has affected how manufacturers operate in the world today. Diehl’s studies have revealed the “super-size” craze is not just limited to fast-food chains. Sizes of clothing to coffins are steadily increasing to accommodate the enlarging masses.

CHIP program participants will gain extensive knowledge in areas of weight loss, heart care, controlling caffeine and monitoring sugar consumption in order to discover their health and manage and often prevent often devastating diseases.

Diehl, who lives in California, travels to Rockford twice a year to conduct the program. According to Jody Perricone, Corporate client manager for CHIP, Rockford is the only city in the country that holds seminars that are personally facilitated by Diehl.

“In every other city, participants watch video tapes of Dr. Diehl. Rockford is very fortunate to have him come and do (the seminars) in person,” Perricone said.

Perricone also pointed out that CHIP differs from many of the diet programs on the market today. With CHIP, she says, members are scientifically shown ways to change their living habits, resulting in lower blood pressure and weight loss.

Perricone said: “What makes CHIP unique is that it’s not a diet that people go on and off. What we have found is people are able to slow down certain diseases, and many of them can be reversed by making certain lifestyle changes, which does involve eating healthy foods.”

CHIP-friendly entrees have found their ways to food menus around the world. Locally, 30 restaurants offer selections that coincide with CHIP’s philosophy.

The program starts at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $295 for individuals and $495 for a couple. More information can be obtained by calling Perricone locally at 316-6360 or by visiting

From the Jan. 24-30, 2007, issue

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