In preparation for their son’s wedding, Jeff Duke and his wife Beth wanted to lose weight. Jeff had tried many diets unsuccessfully over the years, but after reading literature on a ketosis-based diet, he decided to try the Ideal Protein protocol. He and a beta group of employees from Medical & Surgical started the Ideal Protein protocol. Within weeks, they were amazed at the results.
“There was so much more than weight loss. The clinical benefits and improvements in hypertension and reduction in insulin were truly remarkable,” says Duke. “I lost 45 pounds in eight weeks, my sugar cravings went away, and my total health improved.
I’d always had a weight problem, and recently, my lab results showed that my health was affected. My wife confided in me, after I lost the weight, that she had really wondered if I would live long enough for us to grow old together. Now, we face the future with a much more positive expectation for continued good health.”
The results for the entire beta group of dieters were impressive. “With Ideal Protein, my patients’ health is transformed and my practice is transformed,” said Allan J. Furman, M.D., a Family Practice physician with the group. “Now, I have dedicated myself to understanding and remedying the growing epidemic of obesity that threatens the health of so many of my patients. I have not felt such enthusiasm for medicine since I was in medical school.”
“All of our physicians are tremendously impressed with the improvements in the lab results and health status of the patients who go through the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method,” noted Ty Maddox, D.O., another internist.
“We take the health profile of every patient who starts the program and bring in their physician if they have risk factors. As patients lose weight and follow the protocol, often their medications need to be readjusted. Close physician monitoring assures that this is done safely.
We see significant changes in patients who are already being treated for conditions related to metabolic syndrome – high lipid profiles, pre-and current diabetes, and hypertension.”
Beth Duke, Jeff’s wife, decreased four dress sizes on the protocol. As a math teacher, she was impressed with the health education and maintenance plan of the protocol.
“We have also seen improvements in what we call our “skinny fat people” clients, who may not be significantly overweight but have other risks of metabolic syndrome due to eating a high carb diet.”
Impact on Healthcare Cost
When people shed significant pounds, substantial healthcare savings are inevitable: lost time from sick days drop, medication needs are reduced and, ultimately, the cost of health care declines.