The New Obesity Paradigm
Dr Holm represents a paradigm shift in regards to how to understand obesity through his professional knowledge and insight. The obesity paradigm shift is based on; 1. that obesity is understood as a chronic disease, 2. that the fat mass is regulated by an ingenious hormonal system with a primary aim to preserve fat mass, and 3. an innovative new public health pedagogy which in itself represents a paradigm shift in health communication.
Dr Holm has developed a treatment protocol for patients with obesity, which is based on a pedagogy that has created outstanding results and where key words are knowledge, quality, authenticity, understanding, dignity, empathy and good service.
The treatment strategy requires only 5 hours of health professional time spent per patient per year. With this effort 65-85% of the patients reduce their degree of obesity in both primary and secondary care sectors, the parents of the children also reduced their degree of obesity, accompanied by reductions in elevated blood pressure, cholesterols, ectopic fat, appetite and bullying, as well as improvements in quality of life and body self esteem.