Food First MD

A Grassroots Metabolic Medicine Practice

Bringing Health Back to Healthcare With The Most Underutilized Medicine: Food

Metabolic Medicine Clinic

A Metabolic Medicine Practice

Food First MD is an independent, Connecticut based, Metabolic Medicine practice that prescribes personalized nutrition plans to help you harness your body’s own power to lose weight, reduce pain, improve memory, gain focus, calm anxiety, strengthen bones, build muscle, and reduce (or eliminate) the need for traditional medications. This groundbreaking metabolic approach is delicious, refreshing and customizes food as medicine to balance hormones and transform how your cells create energy, making you look and feel like a new person!

About Dr. Christine

Founder, Christine Najjar, MD, MS, MHP, ABOM is a board certified Internal and Obesity Medicine physician with a Masters in Human Nutrition and a Bachelors in Biochemistry. Dr. Christine set out to be a doctor who fully understands the whole person. She is driven to help patients avoid years of frustration, ineffective treatments, and debilitating ailments through metabolic medicine. She values time with patients, so that confidence and trust can support a true patient-physician relationship. Dr. Christine taps into years of personal and professional experience — as well as her passion for food and cooking — to help you gain control over your body and mind.

When Dr. Christine isn’t walking her dog, reading a book, or enjoying the beauty (and challenges) of being a new mom, she can be found in the kitchen where she experiments with new recipes and dishes. She has an Instagram @doctorsdish where she posts her food creations. Dr. Christine is constantly cooking not only a passion, but also a form of practicing what she preaches. Read more about her Journey:

Learn About Your Journey with Food First MD:

When you decide to empower yourself with the knowledge, guidance and support provided by Food First MD, you embark on a journey like no other. One step at a time, Dr. Christine’s expertise, experience and passion for using food as medicine, turns the process into a holistic adventure. Discover and harness the amazing brilliance of your own body, mind and soul.

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.”

– Thomas Edison

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Krista Ferret
Krista Ferret
2023-11-26
Dr. Christine took the time to listen to my frustrations about feeling tired and hungry all the time, creeping weight gain, and brain fog, and worked with me to make positive changes by not only giving me a path forward, but also by helping to educate me as to the "how" and "why" behind the actions taken. I feel the best I've felt in a long time and grateful for Dr. Christine's guidance in this journey back to better health.
Susan Spalla
Susan Spalla
2023-11-06
Dr. Christine is a knowledgeable friendly open person. Very easy to communicate with. She has a great ability to take time and listen to your health concerns, then giving good sound feedback on how to accomplish your goals.
Lisa McNamara
Lisa McNamara
2023-10-13
I love working with Dr Christine. She is so knowledgeable, and I feel in control of my weight, eating and weight loss goals for the first time ever. I think I tried everything else and failed. Loving the new regimen. I feel great.
Diane Barry
Diane Barry
2023-10-12
Dr. Christina‘s metabolic nutrition program is incredible. Throughout my short, 2 month journey I dropped 1 size, lost 11 pounds, reduced bloat, significantly reduced my blood pressure, and increased my mental clarity and energy level. Her intelligent approach to carefully reviewing blood work and crafting a proper nutritional program to nourish my body was eye opening. I highly recommend Food First MD and Dr Christina Najjar.
Cecile Seth
Cecile Seth
2023-08-23
Dr. Christine is kind and incredibly knowledgeable, for which she is respected by her patients and clinical peers alike. Give her my highest recommendation.
Lisa Strom
Lisa Strom
2023-08-15
Dr. Najjar is a progressive, knowledgeable & compassionate doctor who will help you get healthy & lose weight as you learn how food can work to heal you & make you healthier. She has an individualized approach, challenging you to do your best, while being very supportive. My sugar, blood pressure & cholesterol numbers were through the roof, I was considered obese, and my PC Dr said if things didn’t change I’d have to be on meds for all these issues, but with Dr Najjar’s help I lost 75 lbs & my numbers are now excellent, no need for meds, and I feel great.
Natalie Bliss
Natalie Bliss
2023-08-11
I have learned so much from Dr. Christine about the healing power of food through her ABCs of Essential Eating!! Every time I hear her speak about the power of food, whether in a podcast, in person, or in an Empowerment Group, I learn something new. I wish every doctor approached health and healing the way Dr. Christine does. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm!
Chris Provis
Chris Provis
2023-08-11
I can’t say enough about Dr. Christine! So lucky to have gotten in with her before she blows up! My life has changed dramatically because of her and what she has taught me.
Antonio Del Mastro
Antonio Del Mastro
2023-08-04
Dr. Christine has taken a bold approach to medicine, but what is so fascinating is how that approach is bold simply because it is down-to-earth, common sense, and a return to basic principles. She combines the hands-on truth of "folk wisdom" with the rigorous science of a licensed physician. Our nutrition is so basic and so fundamental to our health that it makes sense that this would be a primary avenue of treating disease, and yet it is very often the most ignored and turned to only as a last resort ... which is not even to mention the amount of general misinformation and myths that people believe when it comes to the foods that they eat. I worked with Dr. Christine this year and attended her summer webinar sessions and I think she is not only a breath of fresh air for the medical profession, but also someone who is part of the vanguard of the future of medicine. In particular, I think people who have been suffering from stubborn illnesses without successful treatment should definitely check her out, but in truth the information that she provides is of benefit to everyone. Even generally healthy people can improve their physical and mental wellbeing by learning about the effects caused by the foods that they eat, and I think many will be surprised to learn that they can still enjoy a very tasty and wholesome diet by making informed tweaks and modifications without drastic changes. For a long time, conventional knowledge has been so upside-down on what we have been told is healthy and nutritional that even simple things can seem miraculous. One example would be the beneficial and vital roles played by salt in our diet, which many people conventionally avoid without even realizing the harmful effects that this will have on them physically and psychologically. Dr. Christine provides a ground-up approach to medicine that is unique today, but will hopefully continue to spread.
Diana Scott
Diana Scott
2023-08-03
Dr. Christine helped completely transform my relationship with food. Having been following her guidance for almost a year now, I can say that the first 30+ years of my life I was starving - eating so much of the wrong food but not feeling fulfilled and not getting the nutrients needed. Meanwhile packing on the pounds and struggling with weight despite always being involved with sports and active. This past year I lost over 20 lbs and now weigh the lowest on the scale I've weighed since high school. And I'm still going. But more importantly - I no longer obsess over food like I'm a starving person. Because the food I am eating satiates me, I'm eating less of empty calories and am naturally in a calorie deficit. It no longer has the place in my mind it once add, where I was always thinking of the next bite or next meal. Such a burden has been released. If you are anything like me, you owe yourself to meet with Dr. Christine and give Food First MD a try.

Metabolic Medicine

Metabolic Medicine is an approach to health care that focuses on optimizing how your cells turn food into energy — aka “metabolism”. Energy is needed for movement, thinking, healing, digestion, etc. The more you can help your cells produce energy, the more life you get to live.

Conditions Targeted

Imbalances Happen for a Reason.
When a doctor says you have an imbalance or diagnosis, you might assume there’s just something inherently wrong with you. The truth is that there’s a reason for every imbalance in your body’s chemicals, hormones, and microbiome. The art of metabolic medicine utilizes food and lifestyle to adjust your entire body’s internal chemistry, targeting all organs with a single functional intervention.

ABC’s of Metabolic Eating

Food companies design foods to be addicting, while hacking your mind to keep you reaching for more. Dr. Christine’s ABCs are designed to empower you to take back control of your mind and body. Each letter —A through G — stands for an essential principal for putting good food, and healthy hacks, to work for you.