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The Rice Diet Benefit:
 - Health Preservation
 - Disease Prevention
 - Disease Reversal
 - Weight Reduction

For a glimpse at what the rice diet can do for you, read the
Dallas Walker Story,  or watch our Testimonials
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Updates
October 19, 2013
"Swallowing problems may be the symptom of something more serious" article featured in Life Magazine of Lake Mary.

March 2, 2013
"Sudden chest pain?" article featured in City Magazine.
City Magazine

February 23, 2013
Updates to stories in testimonials: Watch here.

December 30, 2012
"Living to be 100 - It's Doable" article featured in Life Magazine of Lake Mary.

December 27, 2012
Updates to stories in testimonials: Watch here.

December 20, 2012
"GERD...the reason we get heartburn" article featured in City Magazine.
City Magazine

October 12, 2012
New Testimonials: Watch here.

September 29, 2012
"Beat Obesity by Living a Healthy Lifestyle" article featured in City Magazine.
City Magazine

August 18, 2012
See our new video for tips on how to stay healthy when dining out.Tips for staying healthy when dining out

October 1, 2011
The Rice Diet Book
The Rice Diet of Central Florida Book Lose Weight, Get Healthy & Be Happy is now available for online purchase at The Rice Diet Book website.

August 21, 2011
Rice Diet of Central Florida Book Lose Weigh, Get Healthy and Be Happy Now Available
April 9, 2011
Watch our channel on youtube

March 20, 2011
New batch of testimonials added to website. Check them out to see new and continuing stories.

January 8, 2011
Congratulations to each Ricer that attained ideal weight during 2010, now you must maintain in 2011.

October 18, 2010
Abstracts published in the American Journal Gastroenterology and Poster presented at the national GI meetings in San Antonio, Texas.

July 20, 2010
First Ricer to lose 95 lbs in 9 months.

July 18, 2010
Rice Diet helps GERD in obese patients, abstract accepted to national gastroenterology meeting for October 2010.

June 30, 2010
2 abstracts submitted to the American College of Gastroenterology for the National meeting in October 2010.

March 27, 2010
Dramatic graphic results of blood pressure and blood sugar normalization.

February 6, 2010
6 month results of the Rice Diet:  2 people lose over 70 lbs each. Hypertension, diabetes, arthritis reversed.

November 28, 2009
Data results of the first 8 weeks of the Rice Diet program. Click here for more details.

September 23, 2009
Watch our testimonials to see our success stories. Click here.

September 16, 2009
Data results on the first 4 week session a great success! Click here for more details.

August 4, 2009
The Rice Diet of Central Florida began the first group sessions. Congratulations!

May 25, 2009
The Rice Diet will be administered and medically supervised by Dr. Douglas Sprung, as an extension of the dietary management of obesity and other medical illnesses, provided through the Gastroenterology Group.

Introduction

The Rice Diet is a variation of the original Rice Diet of Dr. Walter Kempner, which began at Duke University in 1939. The diet is a medically supervised program that employs extreme restrictions in sodium and fat, and achieves extreme success in not only weight reduction, but in the reversal of the clinical conditions and diseases associated with obesity.

There is a direct association of obesity with hypertension, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and advancing osteoarthritis. Obesity is on the rise over the past decade, with almost 20% of Americans currently afflicted (see metabolic syndrome under Patient Info on menu). Other associated symptoms include fatigue, depression, poor self image, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and shortness of breath with mild exertion. Many of these patients are taking medications chronically for those diseases and conditions. This is a vicious cycle that can be broken.

Through diet and exercise, many (if not all) of the problems may be reversed, and many of the medications can be discontinued, even within days of beginning the diet.  A complete reversal is possible.

By reducing sodium intake to physiologic levels, and reducing fat and overall caloric intake, many of the diseases mentioned resolve naturally. In most cases, blood pressure, blood sugar, and fluid retention improve within 1-2 weeks. By monitoring each patient very closely, on a daily basis, adjustments of medication can be made based on progress and lab results.

Exercise is an inherently important part of the program. Daily walking is prescribed based on ones condition and other associated health issues. The more one can walk, the greater the chance for better results. Special attention is given to those with limited exercise ability, but they cannot expect the same results as those who can walk miles a day.
At the end of ones stay at the Rice Diet program, the patient will be provided with all of their medical records that we recommend be shared with the family physician. In this manner, they can continue to help with monitoring prior medical conditions that may now be improved and no longer require previous medications.

The initial session recommended is a 4 week duration. Follow up sessions may be 2-4 weeks duration based on the patient’s needs. Shorter initial sessions may be possible (2-3 weeks) on an individual basis.

The goal of this program is for the patient to learn what they need to do to attain good health, implement it, and begin the road to success, which can be maintained throughout their lives.