A staggering 2,130 patients have lost 35,500kg after following the Natural Food Interaction (NFI) protocol.
Natural Food Interaction Protocol
The Natural Food Interaction (NFI) protocol, a personalized whole-food plant-based diet plan, has yielded impressive results so far in an ongoing National Trial in Slovakia, with 82.9 percent of patients reported to have stopped all medication within 20 weeks.*
These results are currently being submitted to a number of leading journals by acclaimed diabetes researcher Professor Emil Martinka, including Forum Diabeticum, Diabetes and Obesity, and Diabetes Care.
The NFI protocol, which was founded by businessman David Hickman and biomolecular scientist Zuzana Plevova, is specifically tailored to individuals based on height, weight, age, sex, medication and associated diagnoses.
Designed for type 2 diabetics, the plan is nutritionally balanced, doesn’t require patients to restrict calories and is reported to lead to normalization of blood glucose as well as an average 3kg weekly weight loss.
Remission and weight loss
Founder of the NFI Protocol, David Hickman, told PBN: "As of today, there's 807 patients who have cessation of medication since following the NFI protocol. We started in January this year, and it's been ramping up significantly since April and May."
"We're looking forward to reaching our first thousand. Currently in Slovakia, we have about 140 patients without medication.
"Weight loss, as of today, for all patients combined, is 35,500kg for 2,130 patients."
One UK patient - Brian Walsh - recently followed the NFI protocol. He managed to normalize his blood glucose levels in under eight weeks and lost just over 20lb, going from 205lb to 184lb in that time.
"Before the NFI diet, I used to eat an average vegan diet, which wasn't improving my health or diabetes in any way," he told PBN. "The difference with the NFI plan is that it's personalized to your chemistry, so you give the NFI team your blood glucose readings, your weight, and other data, and they tailor it to you. Every two weeks, they take more readings and adjust the plan to fit what is necessary for progress.
"I did the NFI plan because like a lot of people, I was at the point where I needed to make a change, and didn't know where to turn. This just seemed to pop-up at the right time for me. I'd wholly recommend it to anybody because this has made such a difference to my life, it's hard to comprehend how quick the changes were."
*The NFI Protocol results in 82.9 percent of patients stopping all medication within 20 weeks (based on verifiable data from 831 people). With medical supervision, the type 2 diabetes reversal rate on the NFI protocol is 93.6 percent (based on Dr. Lejavova's cohort of 117 patients).
**This article was updated on December 31 to include the latest data from the NFI trial.