Updated: June 20, 2021
“Can pathological obesity be cured by eating?” Dr. Walter Kempner presents the first comprehensive dietary program for the treatment of chronic kidney disease and thus revolutionized and the treatment of other disorders, including obesity. Kempner is a professor of medicine at Duke, where he invented the so-called “rice diet”, which mainly consists of rice, sugar, fruits and fruit juices. Extremely low sodium, low fat, no animal fat, no cholesterol, no animal protein. Sugar was added as a source of calories, so that people do not lose a lot of weight.
But some people had to lose weight, so he started treating obese patients with lower calorie version of your diet. He published this analysis of 106 patients, who lost at least 45 kg., not because there were only 106. He just picked the last 100 people, who lost more than 45 kg. And by the time he finished looking at their cards, six more joined the so-called club of the century. The average weight loss was 64 kg. This study shows that very obese people can achieve remarkable weight loss, even weight normalization, without hospital admission, surgery or pharmacological intervention. Here is a table with the weight of one person, who lost almost 136 kg in one year, of about 195 kg. at 59 kg. One important fact that can be gleaned from this study is that despite the misconception to the contrary, obesity is NOT an incurable disease.
Weight loss can be achieved. High obesity can be corrected, and this can be done without drastic intervention. Well, the rice diet is pretty drastic. Definitely don’t try this at home. The rice diet is dangerous. It is so restrictive that it can cause serious electrolyte imbalances unless the patient is not under close medical supervision with frequent laboratory tests for blood and urine. Is it dangerous? Who says it? Says it # 1 advocate of the rice dietâ€¦ Dr. Kempner himself. The best safe approach to the diet, with such a low sodium content and also without any animal fat, protein and cholesterol would be a diet supplemented with vitamin B12, centered around whole, unprocessed plant foods, but even a rice diet under close medical supervision can be considered non-drastic, compared to for example removing a person’s internal organs and rearranging them, jaw wiring or even brain surgery. Attempts have been made to destroy it parts of the brain associated with the feeling of hunger, by irradiation or by entering through the skull and burning. Shows how ineffective most simpler forms of treatment are, so everyone would think it makes sense to produce irreversible intracranial brain lesions in very obese patients.
Surgeons defend these procedures, explaining that their justification in an attempt at surgery are of course very poor results of conventional therapy in extremely obese and the dark prognosis, mental and physical, of the uncorrected condition. To which the critic replies that such strong feelings about how gloomy the prognosis is, there is a risk of being transmitted to the patient to the extent of masking the dangers of the operation of experimental surgery and and disregarding patient approval.
To which the surgeon replies that if any “neglect” occurs, it comes more from obese patients, who sometimes threaten suicide, unless they are accepted for experimental surgical treatment. Since 2013, the American Medical Association has officially announced obesity for a disease, recognizing the enormous humanitarian impact of obesity as requiring medical care and attention to other diseases. But the way we treat disease these days, includes medication and surgery. Obesity drugs are being withdrawn from the market again and again after they started killing people. This ruthless failure of the pharmacological treatment of obesity. The same thing happens with obesity surgery. The procedure recorded by Kempner was discontinued, due to the complications of causing of irreversible cirrhosis of the liver. Here are the current procedures, involving various reconfigurations of the digestive tract. Complications of the operation occur in almost 20% of patients almost one in ten can end in death. In one of the largest studies, 1.9% of patients died within one month after surgery.
Even if the operation proves to be sustainably effective, the need to rely on the rearrangement of our anatomy as an alternative to better use of legs and forks – diet and exercise -.