Success stories

In their own words, Lifestyle Medicine Institute (LMI)’s partners and participants share how the program has empowered them to thrive.

What participants say about Pivio


“Pivio was absolutely amazing and life changing. Hands down the content is the best part. The explainer videos, cook book, the dashboard, fact sheets, they were all top notch and really amazing. All of my labs went down my cholesterol, triglycerides, all of them. I’ve been through other programs and helped create other programs but Pivio is different. It actually works”


“I would recommend Pivio to anybody. You have the opportunity to feel better, lose weight, and change your life. The Pivio program changed my life tremendously. I believe it is a great option for anyone who wants to get healthier – whether you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, or some other chronic disease. Pivio can bring happiness back to your life like it has for me.”


“After beginning the Pivio program, I feel empowered. I feel like I’ve been given the tools to start my new life. In 3 weeks I lost 10 pounds and continue to lose more weight as I maintain the journey at home. This has become my lifestyle, and I am very happy with it”


“My personal experience with Pivio has been life changing. This program opened my eyes to all the bad and destructive foods I considered “healthy.” I learned that while many of my poor eating habits contributed to excessive weight gain and were leading me down a path that included dangerous comorbidities, I am able to stop and reverse most of those conditions. Eating a plant-based, clean food diet is not as difficult as I thought. If I can do it, anyone can! I lost 30 pounds in 10 weeks!”


“I had high blood pressure….My goal for this program was to learn about food and what makes a healthy diet. What I got is much more.” 

Craig P.

“I quickly wanted to share my Pivio journey which started early in 2023.  While I always considered myself to be a fairly healthy eater I quickly realized that there were so many benefits to eating plant based foods.  Learning about how plant based foods are so healthy for the heart and how it helps to fight inflammation was absolutely amazing.  I guess that I always thought that so many different health conditions were hereditary, but I learned they really are not – we can take control of our lives.  This was an amazing experience and journey with two wonderful dedicated mentors that pour their heart and soul into this program.  I am so happy that I participated in this program – it’s changed my life.”

Sheryl O.

“My Pivio journey began when I got the results of a fibro scan. My liver was not looking good, P.S. no I am not a drinker. My NP Gina Kelly recommended the program. I went home and thought on it. See, I am 48 years old, the mother of 4 really great kids, and my body is falling apart. My primary physician diagnosed me as a type 2 diabetic, morbidly obese, with my cholesterol climbing slowly, GI issues, fatty liver and the list continues. I decided then, there really wasn’t anything to think about. Some pretty big changes had to happen if I wanted to get healthy.  Jenny Craig, Weightwatchers, Nutrasystem, etc. just did not work long term for me…

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What clients say about LMI

“As project manager for the lifestyle medicine program at MyMichigan Health, using Pivio to deliver lifestyle medicine has been very successful.  The program materials are engaging and well done.  Participants really see the connection between the pillars of lifestyle medicine and how they impact their health.  For most participants, changes in their health occur quickly, which reinforces continuing what they have learned through the program.”

“Lifestyle — the way we eat and the way we move — has a huge impact on the prevention, arrest and reversal of chronic disease. As a medical innovator it would be remiss of Lee Health to withhold these life —changing programs from our staff and patients.”

Salvatore Lacagnina, DO

“Our Fall 2022 cohort was wildly successful with patients making healthy, sustainable changes. Behavior change and habit hacking are hallmarks of this program (Pivio). We saw dramatic drops in blood pressure, cholesterol, inflammation and weight in just 10 weeks.”

Supriya Rao, MD

David Pate, MD

St. Luke’s Health System, Idaho

“I can’t thank my support team – Dr. Shalz, Charmin and Jeff – enough for giving me the tools and the encouragement to make changes in my lifestyle that are sure to have short-term and long-term benefits.”

Dexter Shurney, MD

Vanderbilt University, Tennessee

“The evidence that diet and exercise affect health and well-being is irrefutable. An intensive, comprehensive lifestyle program [LMI’s program] is capable of generating measurable savings with a meaningful ROI within a relatively short period of time.”

See how Pivio can help your organization or practice.

Find out how you can implement Pivio and transform lives. The team at Lifestyle Medicine Institute (LMI) will work with you to create the ideal plan for your organization or practice.