Like many of the patients who join our program, you might have pre-existing medical conditions like high cholesterol, hypertension or diabetes that require medication and medical supervision. As you get our program and regain your health, you may be able to reduce or even eliminate your expensive and inconvenient medications. And you will be amazed at how quickly we can make that happen.
We believe in a natural, well-balanced food intake alongside vitamin and mineral supplements, ensuring your body has all the nutrients it needs to be healthy. Our patients report feeling much more energetic while experiencing an overall sense of well-being.
Our clinical experience has shown improvement in the following diseases.
If you have Diabetes and lose the extra weight, you can achieve better control of your blood sugars and reduce or eliminate your need for diabetic medications, including insulin. Our expertly-trained doctors and nurses monitor you throughout the program and can help you prevent the very serious complications of diabetes, such as blindness, amputations, heart attacks, impotence, etc. as you lose weight. Blood tests may show your diabetes no longer exists. Imagine no longer needing to do finger-prick blood sugar tests, or inject insulin or take pills!
The best preferred treatment for high cholesterol is to eat properly and get to a healthy, normal weight. Over 90% of our patients with high cholesterol can achieve and maintain normal cholesterol levels without medications as a result of losing their excess weight with our healthy diet program. You may not need to take cholesterol lowering pills ever again.
High Blood Pressure & Hypertension
Healthy weight loss will result in a lowering of elevated blood pressure. With our program, over 90% of our patients can stop all blood pressure medications at a normal weight.
Ulcers and Hyperacidity
Following our Diet contributes to a reduction in the amount of stomach acid produced. Our patients notice quick relief and can reduce or stop using antacids within days.
Rheumatoid Arthritis patients also achieve significant benefits. With our diet and weight loss, there is reduced swelling, better movement, and reduced pain in the small joints of the fingers, hands, and feet. This means better mobility and reduced or eliminated medications. The better the weight loss, the closer to a healthy weight you get – the better the results!
Do you suffer from back, hip, or knee pains? Losing even 15 lb can produce significant benefits. Losing the extra weight removes a great deal of stress from your joints to achieve better joint movement and mobility, and much less pain. Most of our patients who have been previously advised to replace a hip or knee joint have avoided surgery and function with mild analgesics daily, like Advil or Tylenol, after significant weight reduction.
Proper dieting and proper blood sugar management helps control mood changes and depression associated with hormone imbalances. You should be able to reduce any antidepressant medications and you will feel normal again. Our patients marvel at the improvements they experience.
Migraine headaches can be precipitated by some foods and by preservatives in foods. Patients on this diet experience fewer migraine headaches and less severe headaches. We advise our patients to use only freshly prepared foods and avoid having anything from a mix or a can that has preservatives. Avoiding all dairy products has also proven very effective in providing relief.
Calcium deposits and plaques can be removed from arteries, including coronary arteries, with a proper diet and healthy weight loss. This results in better circulation to your heart muscle and improved heart function, so your heart does not need to work as hard to circulate blood to all your tissues. This can reduce or eliminate your need for heart medications and help prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Gall Bladder Disease/Stones
Many overweight patients are prone to developing gall bladder stones. Diets that are not properly balanced can cause protein breakdown and may cause gall stone formation. Our diet will not cause stones to develop. If you do have gallstones, this low fat diet will help avoid colic. You need to inform us of any previous symptoms of indigestion or abdominal pain. Our doctor may order an ultrasound to assess the gall bladder.
Fatty Liver Disease
Being overweight may result in fat storage within the liver. This can cause damage to liver function. Our physicians will test for fatty liver disease when indicated. Our clinical experience has shown that patients on our diet reduce fatty liver storage and improve liver cell function.
Obesity has been associated with an increased chance of developing this disease. The earlier you lose weight, the better your chances at prevention.
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Lactose Intolerance, Crohn’s Disease
Stomach cramps, loose bowel movements, and mucous in the stool all improve with our diet. We recommend avoiding all dairy products along with the fat restrictions. Our patients get long term relief and comfort by following these food restrictions into the Maintenance program and beyond.
In addition to diet, herbs, nutritional supplements, exercise and stress reduction methods, I will discuss with you the concepts of detoxification and many other healing modalities as they apply to your individual needs.
It would be helpful to keep a one- or two-week diet log so that I can discuss what changes may be needed with regard to your current food choices.
Some of the tests Dr. Layla performs:
Blood chemistry analysis
Comprehensive diet analysis
Food allergy testing
BIA Complete Body Composition Testing