What’s going on?
We are living in the midst of a health crisis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 29 million people in the United States suffer from diabetes, 86 million from pre-diabetes and over 20 million adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD). Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death, with about 735,00 Americans experiencing a heart attack each year. The occurrence of these and many other chronic conditions such as hypertension, obesity and cancer have sky-rocketed to epic proportions.
What does that mean?
Unfortunately, research-based evidence consistently demonstrates that our Standard American Diet (SAD) is very much to blame for the upswing in our most common diseases.As a society, we have become heavily reliant on processed goods, fast food and animal products. Our modern diet is dangerously high in stimulants like salt, sugar and fat but sorely lacking in actual nutrition. In short, our food choices are making us sick.
Why do we encourage a Plant-Based approach?
In addition, research shows that a low-fat, plant-based dietary pattern of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and legumes can help prevent and even reverse many of our modern ailments. Chronic kidney disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol and auto-immune issues are just a few of the health conditions that respond positively to these lifestyle changes. Including an abundance of whole plant foods are in the diet also supports weight loss and healthy weight management.
What can I do about it?
The good news is that all you have to do is eat. Really. Feed your body with delicious whole, plant-based foods and get ready to experience amazing results. By embracing a nutrient dense, plant-based diet we can not only help to halt the progression of this modern disease epidemic but even reverse many of the chronic conditions we currently suffer from. In addition, transitioning to a healthier lifestyle and dietary pattern may also allow treatments prescribed by your doctor to work better, often even resulting in less medication requirements. After all, that’s our motto, “Attaining wellness… Limiting the use of medications”. But don’t just take our word for it, explore this site to find resources including research links, patient success stories and educational sites from a large global community of scientific and medical professionals.
OK, I’m in. Now what?
Sound easy? Well, maybe… but more often than not, old habits die hard. We understand that true behavior change, the kind that translates into a lifetime of healthier choices, requires a brand new set of tools and the confidence to use them. That’s why we’re here with one-on-one coaching, educational support, group tele-conferencing sessions and a whole array of community-based activities to help you on your personal road to wellness. In addition to our schedule of cooking and nutrition classes, the WOW Lifestyle Support group hosts grocery tours, pot lucks, guest speakers and local events to create a truly health-focused community. Join us!
What Our Patients Say…
I just finished my 4th appointment with Dr. Awosika today and another prescription drug has been reduced to halfthe daily amount! Also, within 3 months of following his diet and exercise directions my GFR went from 44 up to 60! I know of others who’ve had such success. He and his staff are very professional, friendly and easy to talk to. I highly recommend Dr. Awosika.
My back story is that I had a non-functional kidney for many years, which symptoms has been misdiagnosed as GI problems until I ended up in the ER with severe pain, and required emergent removal of that kidney. My experience with my previous Nephrologist was not the greatest, mostly because any time I would discuss my concerns about my kidney health, he simply said that I’m young and have nothing to worry about. A friend referred me to Dr. Awosika, and I have never been happier about her suggestion to see him. He always listens to my concerns, sends me for testing related to those concerns, and looks at my test results before saying everything is ok. He considers lifestyle changes before suggesting medication, if appropriate. I truly appreciate his dedication to patient care and would recommend him to any of my friends and family.
I met Dr. Awosika about 4 years ago when I was a patient at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Florida. At the request of my doctor, I followed up with a visit to his office. He provided me with detailed information regarding the issues with my kidneys and set a goal for me to achieve. Over the years my kidney functions have greatly improved due to the diet, medication and instructions he provided. I have encountered nothing but professionalism from Dr. Awosika over the years I have visited him and his staff has exercised nothing but the same.
I have every confidence that I am receiving the best care available from Dr. Awosika. He is very knowledgeable and cares about his patients, and he is very easy to talk to and answers all of my questions. Because his office staff is very nice and always helpful, it’s a pleasure to work with them. I am very grateful to be in Dr. Awosika’s care.
When my doctor told me I was being referred to a kidney specialist I was very nervous and apprehensive for my first appointment. From the moment I entered Dr. Awosika’s office I was greeted with the most cheerful and fun people that made me feel like I had been there many times before. I cannot tell you how much this helped me get passed that initial fear. Thank you all….you are the very best!