Info for doctors
How does the Rohner Concept work?
The history of humanity is a history of scarcity. Times of abundance (summer/autumn) had to be used to build up reserves to live off of in times of want (winter).
Viewed from this aspect, a metabolism affected by type 2 diabetes represents a useful and favourable situation for survival.
By means of a glucose tolerance test, we are able to assess this metabolism status.
Of interest to us primarily is not the increase in blood sugar levels (cf. glycemic index), but rather the subsequent relative hypoglycemia as a sign of an existing hyperinsulinism, which leads to a heightened building of reserves.
Since there is nothing we can do to change this predisposition, people with weight problems have to sharply reduce their intake of simply structured carbohydrates such as starch and disaccharides and only ingest more complex CHOs.
The specific dynamic action of proteins stimulates combustion and thereby the breakdown of fat deposits. For this reason a high value is placed on proteins in the Rohner Concept.
As a result of assertions made for many years now that fat alone is to blame for numerous weight problems, people forget that fat, just like protein, is a basic component of our organism.
Fat is metabolically neutral.
It stimulates neither the building of reserves – like carbohydrates – nor combustion – like protein.
We therefore proceed on the assumption that “healthy” essential fatty acids should be consumed and the partially non-metabolizable trans fatty acids should be avoided.
Based on these considerations, different foods can be classified into various risk groups for the individual according to their biochemical structure.
That the various metabolic parameters (cholesterol, uric acid) are improved by the nutrition we are promoting is evident from the relevant statistics in this area.