Diabetes is the largest health-care and health-economic problem in the United States. In 2012, it affected 28.9 million adults 20 years of age and older, and an additional 86 million adults with prediabetes. Type 2 diabetes is associated with a 10-year shorter life expectancy and many health complications and health consequences, including:
• 1.5-2 times increased risk of heart attack and stroke
• 30% risk of vision loss after the age of 40
• 35% risk of chronic kidney disease
• 50% risk of neuropathy
• 44% of all new renal dialysis cases
• 60% of non-traumatic lower limb amputation
The risk of developing diabetes rises in a “dose-dependent” manner with increasing body mass index. Excess weight sets the stage for the body to become resistant to insulin. With insulin resistance, insulin becomes ineffective at allowing glucose (energy) to enter into cells, which causes blood glucose levels to rise and stimulates more insulin secretion by the pancreas (“hyperinsulinemia”). Because insulin also stimulates appetite, this can result in more weight gain.
Fortunately, diet modifications,such as limiting carbohydrate intake, can significantly improve the health of type 2 diabetics. When the body is starved of glucose, it uses fat as a source of energy. This lowers blood glucose levels, which reduces the secretion of insulin, and can reverse diabetes and result in weight loss. To help diabetic patients achieve success, Bethesda-based physician Dr. Pavel Klein has established a food plan to reverse type 2 diabetes. This is a diet-based total meal replacement program that helps individuals with type 2 diabetes control glucose without medication.
Dr. Klein is a neurologist with BA and MA from Oxford University, and MD from Cambridge University, who taught at Harvard University and Georgetown University before establishing his private practice in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Klein has published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals, written numerous book chapters, presented scientific work at many national and international meetings, lectured nationally and internationally, and received grants from the NIH, as well as non-profit organizations and the pharmaceutical industry for clinical scientific projects.
Dr. Klein’s diet plan, called the Anemone Lifestyle Program, was developed after studying the effectiveness of dietary treatment of patients with epilepsy. From 2012 through 2015, Dr. Klein and his medical researchers conducted clinical studies on how his diet affects patients with type 2 diabetes. The Anemone program has resulted in complete sustained remission of type 2 diabetes. More than 80% of his patients with type 2 diabetes eliminated all diabetic medications and achieved lasting normal glucose levels through the meal plans after following the program for 8 months. His patients have also seen an average of 17% body mass index reduction and a weight loss range from 30-90 lbs in 4-8 months.
The Anemone program is an 8-month program and provides complete meal replacement, including breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner. The meals are tasty and filling and are varied with different meals every day for 3 weeks, with repeated 3 week-long cycles. The complete meal program supplies all daily calories (1600 calories/day). Meals are delivered or picked up once a week. Before starting the program, patients meet with the doctor and professional staff. Patients then meet 1 and 2 weeks after starting the plan, and then regularly once a month during the program for support and guidance.
If you are interested in learning more about the Anemone Lifestyle Program, please go to www.ohfoods.net or call 301-530-9746.
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