A type 2 diabetes patient who changed her diet has lost 37kg and ditched 95 percent of her medication.
Janka Brezinová, 48, transformed her health after following the Natural Food Interaction (NFI) protocol.
Natural Food Interaction protocol
The NFI protocol is a whole food, plant-based diet that goes one step further, by mixing and matching different plant foods in combinations that are tailored to an individual.
It was founded by David Hickman and Zuzana Plevova, who recently trialed it at a National Institute in Slovakia.
The pair have had impressive results with the diet in Europe, with a 96.5 percent type 2 diabetes remission rate in patients that have completed the protocol.
Brezinová says she has turned her life around after following the protocol. She has reduced her weight from 118kg to 81kg, and slashed her body fat percentage, since adopting the diet in February of this year.
Brezinová reveals that even with a specific diet, tablets, and insulin therapy, she suffered damage to her organs over 20 years of having type 2 diabetes.
Although she has dropped 95 percent of her medication, Brezinová represents a rare case of not being in full remission because of issues with pancreatic damage, which is believed to be due to excessive medication over the years.
Despite this, she is happy with her progress: “At the beginning, it was difficult, so it was great that the first results came very quickly,” she said. “I feel very good and am finally able to do sports activities that I didn’t have enough energy to do before,” she said. “I love swimming and wellness.
“I like very long walks with my dog Miss Masenka, and I do not care if it is sun, rain or wind. I need fresh air and movement. Today I have the energy and opportunity to do it again.
"Even though I am not following the diet any more, this way of eating has become my lifestyle. I alternate vegetarian recipes I find with recipes from the NFI protocol."