Anyone heard of the Weimar Center of Health and Education?

I picked up a brochure the other day made by a company that holds “Reversing Diabetes” seminars throughout the US. It’s also referred to as the “Newstart Program.”

They said that participants go through a 48 hour “lifestyle intervention” in which they teach lifestyle habits that will reverse type 2 diabetes.

Does anyone know anything about this? I’m type 1, so it doesn’t really apply to me, but I’m curious what their approach is.

All I know is that it’s a faith based Christian program, which is enough for me not to investigate further:) Lifestyle intervention, well, it takes a lot more than 48 hours for people to learn & embrace any change that will last.

Sadly, many enterprises looking to make a buck from expensive programs & seminars to reverse Type 2 & other diseases. Caveat emptor. No doubt that it’s a marketing twist on exercise, eat healthy, avoid certain foods.

Seminars & diet/lifestyle books–the road to fame & fortune. Marketing bs & snake oil.

My grandfather went there for 6 weeks about 25 years ago. They said he needed a triple bypass surgery before he went. His medical insurance company paid for it. He came back walking about 5 miles a day and eating healthfully. He is still alive and giving grandma grief. So for him it saved his life.

Their diet is strict whole foods vegan diet (no meat, eggs, or dairy)… You can have herbs, but no spices. For instance, no cinnamon on your oatmeal and no salt or pepper. They make you walk at least 2 miles a day, at least on that 6 week program he was on.

I would say it could definitely help you if you were type 2. I have thought about it, but since I am type 1, I don’t think I trust putting someone in that much control of my diabetes.