In the 1930s, a doctor who worked at the Duke University in Durham North Carolina called Dr Kempner created a diet that could cure everything from weight gain to kidney failure.

This diet which he called the rice diet was made using white rice, fruit juice and table sugar. He used this diet extensively in his practice particularly on severely ill patients…patients with severe illnesses like obesity, heart failure, type 2 diabetes, malignant hypertension, kidney failure and severe eye damage.

He had amazing results. Most of his patients got cured of those severe illnesses that modern medicine still tells us can’t be cured.

The rice diet prospered for 70 years at the duke University, helping to transform thousands of lives until it was stopped in 2002, 5 years after Dr Kempner’s death.

But the rice diet is alive and well and is now even more accessible to many more people in the form of bestselling books and life transforming programs.

But perhaps the most notable thing that has happened to the rice diet is that it has been improved into something far better than it used to be.

Thanks to the pioneering work of scientists like Dr Mcdougall and Dr Esselstyn, two of Americas most influential lifestyle doctors, the rice diet has been upgraded into a significantly more nutritious, more health boosting and more user friendly diet called the whole food plant based diet (essentially an unrefined plant based diet).

The whole food plant based diet ( WFPBD ) which has a similar “macro nutrient make up” and low fat content ( of less than 10% ) as the rice diet is superior to the rice diet because it is made from only unprocessed plant foods and is therefore rich in the health boosting micronutrients, phytochemicals and fiber that the rice diet lacks.

It also uses a variety of healthy starchy foods like tubers and whole grains, and not only rice.

The whole food plant based diet therefore has benefits that are superior to the rice diet.

It cures an even wider range of diseases like asthma, arthritis, pancreatitis, lupus, cystic acne, 50%-90% of cases of erectile dysfunction and the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. That’s in addition to curing obesity, coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol.

And whereas the rice diet can only be used for short periods under close supervision in a hospital setting because it is highly restrictive and may cause nutritional deficiencies, the whole food plant based diet on the other hand can be easily followed unsupervised by anyone anywhere because it is really “normal eating” where you eat as much food as you like, never restrict portions, never count calories, never struggle with hunger and food cravings and still lose as much weight as you like while reversing some of the deadliest lifestyle diseases in the world.

In fact the more unrefined plant food you eat the healthier you get.

So, if you are currently suffering from any of the serious illnesses mentioned above; obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, coronary artery disease etc, going on the rice diet will help you, but eating a variety of unrefined plant foods (starting a whole food plant based diet) will  help you even more and free you from the grip of those diseases for good.