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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
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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.

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The Rice Diet of Central Florida book now available. Lose Weight, Get Healthy & Be Happy: The Rice Diet is the Right Diet, For You!


August 21, 2011
Rice Diet of Central Florida Book: Lose Weight, Get Healthy & Be Happy

The Rice Diet of Central Florida based in Altamonte Springs has enabled those suffering from illnesses associated with being overweight to lose the weight and live a life of quality, a life that is healthier and happier. Now you can benefit with this motivating book filled with information, easy to follow guidelines, tips and recipes, all the ingredients necessary to lose weight. You may have tried many diets only to lose weight and gain it back again. The Rice Diet is not a diet but a means of living a healthy lifestyle. As we say in the book, it’s “doable,” you just have to be willing to do the work to live the life you desire and deserve to live. Let this book be your GPS to help you on the road to lose weight, get healthy & be happy.

To purchase a copy, please visit RiceDietBook.com.

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


October 18, 2010

The two abstracts were accepted and published in the October 2010 American Journal of Gastroenterology and are provided below with references. The update above on July 18, 2010 reviewed the essence of the abstract studies. There are also photos of the presentation of the poster in San Antonio, Texas at the National Meeting of the ACG by Dr Sprung and Denise Sprung. Further research in these topics will be forthcoming as part of ongoing research efforts, as well as other topics of related medical issues that are relevant to the Rice Diet.

Abstract 1: Is Weight Reduction the Key Factor in Controlling GERD Symptoms in Obese patients?
Sprung, D.J., Sprung, D.D. "Is Weight Reduction the Key Factor in Controlling GERD Symptoms in Obese patients?" American Journal of Gastroenterology, Oct 2010, Vol. 105, No. S1, p. S27.

(See poster)

Abstract 2: Controlling Irritable Bowel Syndrome with the Rice Diet: A Pleasant Fringe Benefit.
Sprung, D.J., Sprung, D.D. "Controlling Irritable Bowel Syndrome with the Rice Diet: A Pleasant Fringe Benefit." American Journal of Gastroenterology, Oct 2010, Vol. 105, No. S1, p. S502.

ACG poster presentation

ACG poster presentation 3

ACG poster presentation 2

First Ricer to lose 95 lbs in 9 months.


July 20, 2010

Congratulations to Robert who has lost 95 lbs over the past 9 months. He has shed more than weight in fact, he has diminished or resolved a number of medical problems, including hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, sleep apnea, arthritis, and low energy levels. He has also been able to decrease some and discontinue other medications that he had been chronically taking. He has gone from a 48 inch waist down to a 32 inch waist! He is a new man on the inside and out!

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


July 18, 2010

Douglas J. Sprung MD and Denise D. Sprung MSW received notice that their abstract entitled “Is Weight Reduction the Key Factor in Controlling GERD symptoms in Obese Patients?” was accepted to be presented at the American College of Gastroenterology’s 75th Annual Meeting.

Over the past year data on the Rice Diet patients was analyzed regarding GERD symptoms and the effect of the Rice Diet on those symptoms. As many of you already have found out, there was marked improvement in heartburn even within a week of initiating the Rice Diet. More than half the people were able to stop their medication and another 30% decreased usage after only modest weight loss. It was felt that the change in lifestyle eating habits and the types of foods eaten were more important in attaining these results than the amount of weight loss. So we learned that with the right diet even only modest weight loss is necessary to decrease heartburn symptoms. That is why the Rice Diet is the right diet.

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


June 30, 2010

Dr Sprung and Denise Sprung submitted the results of a study “To Assess the Effect of the Rice Diet on Obese Patients with the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)” to the American College of Gastroenterology for presentation at the national meeting later in 2010. Conclusions were that the Rice Diet was successful in eliminating up to 90% of IBS symptoms within 2-4 weeks of starting the diet. Most patients were able to discontinue their medications, or at least decrease the need to use medications, and there were sustained benefits up to 8 weeks on a modified diet. It seems that there may be a role for treating motivated patients with IBS with short courses of the Rice Diet instead of medications. Further studies are planned.

A second study was submitted to the American College of Gastroenterology by Dr Sprung and Denise Sprung, entitled “Is Weight Reduction the Key Factor in Controlling GERD Symptoms in Obese Patients?”

The conclusions were that there was marked improvement in GERD symptoms beginning within 1 week of initiating the Rice Diet. 55% of patients could stop their medications for GERD and another 33% decreased medication usage after relatively little weight loss. It was felt that the low fat, sodium and protein composition of the Rice Diet, as well as the cessation of late night and high fat snacking, may be more important in the reduction of heartburn and reflux symptoms than the amount of weight lost since reduction in medication use occurred after only modest weight loss. It may also be that only modest weight loss is needed to decrease the symptoms of GERD.

Dramatic graphic results of blood pressure and blood sugar normalization.


March 27, 2010

Over the past many months, we have recorded dramatic examples of reversal of disease in patients who followed the Rice Diet of Central Florida program. By clicking the button below, you will be able to view the graphs that demonstrate improvement in hypertension and diabetes in a number of patients. It also demonstrates in many cases that dramatic reversal of disease can occur within 1-2 months. Of note is that many patients were able to discontinue their blood pressure and diabetic medication and still attain and maintain normal blood sugars and blood pressure. Some patients who were newly diagnosed with hypertension were treated with diet alone and attained normal blood pressure within 4-6 weeks.

This data presentation demonstrates what is possible with diet in reversing and controlling diabetes and hypertension. The Rice Diet of Central Florida is an alternative to pharmacologic therapy, avoiding side effects and adverse reactions that may accompany such medications. It also puts one on the path of healthy living when combined with adequate exercise and control of stress in one's life.

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RDCF presentation

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


February 6, 2010

After 6 months on the Rice Diet 2 people stand out in their achievements of weight loss and reversal of medical problems.

H.E. at age 58 has lost 77 lbs in the past 6 months, and has been able to stop his antihypertensive and diabetic medications, yet still maintain normal blood pressures and normal blood glucose levels. He has resolved his sleep apnea and has been able to dispense with the C pap that he had to use, and can now get a good night’s sleep on his own as he once was able to do. He has lost 12 inches from his waist line, going from 51” to 39”. He is only 15 lbs. from his goal weight, which will be just under his weight at age 18 when he entered the United States marines.

H.E. is motivated to reach ideal weight, which will allow him to more easily maintain his spectacular achievement. He can now play full court basketball with guys 20-30 years younger than he, despite having a cardiac stent, and a history of a heart attack. He looks and acts like a man 15 years younger than his age. He has transformed his life by following the Rice Diet lifestyle regimen along with his support and guidance.

B.P. is a 53 year old woman who was severely debilitated by knee arthritis. Over the past 6 months she has lost 74 lbs and her symptoms have improved dramatically. She has been able to dispense with using aspirin, Aleve and Advil, as well as icing her knees after standing for many hours. She can walk, stand and go the whole day without pain or limitation. She has lost 9 inches from her waist as well. She has more energy and vitality and an overall improved sense of well being. She still has another 65 lbs to lose, but has no doubts she will attain her goals.

These are 2 examples of what is possible on the Rice Diet. Many similar stories abound in the other patients who have been on the Rice Diet for less time, and have achieved significant weight reduction and disease reversal to similar degrees.

Results in our Community Population after 8 Weeks on the Rice Diet


November 28, 2009

10 patients completed 8 weeks of the Rice Diet outpatient local program achieving an average weight loss of 26 lbs. Women lost 23.5 lbs. and men 33 lbs. on average.  

There was an average loss of 4 inches from the waist circumference with no appreciable difference between men and women, and no correlation with the amount of weight lost. Waist measurement seemed to be an individual variant, and not predictable.  

All 10 patients were hypertensive; 7 who were initially on antihypertensive medications were able to discontinue some or all medications. 3 were hypertensive, but not on medications when they began the program. After 8 weeks all patients were normotensive except one who averaged 135/87.  

Of 3 patients with type 2 diabetes, 1 was able to decrease oral medications by 50% and 2 were able to discontinue oral medications completely.

First 8 Weeks Chart

First 8 Weeks Chart

Data results on the first 4 week session a great success!


September 16, 2009

Results of the first 4 week session of the Rice Diet in 13 patients:
 
Of the 13 patients who completed the first 4 week session of the Rice Diet outpatient local program, there was an average weight loss of 16.2 lbs. There was an average weight loss of 14.4 lbs for women and 21.3 lbs for men.

Hypertension was present in 12 patients initially. 7 patients were on antihypertensive medication, and all were able to discontinue some or all of their medications. 5 patients were discovered to have hypertension at the time of their first physical exam but none were started on any treatment but the Rice Diet. All showed a decrease in their blood pressure with 3 going back to the normal range within the 4 week diet program.

3 patients were able to stop or decrease their diabetic medications. (2 decreased their medication by 50-70%, and 1 stopped medications all together).

Average Weight Loss

Weekly Weight Loss

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