Dr Holm represents a paradigm shift in the understanding of obesity. The obesity paradigm shift is based on 1) that obesity is understood, respected and treated as a chronic disease, 2) that the fat mass is regulated by an ingenious hormonal system with a primary aim to preserve the fat mass and 3) a new and innovative 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 has required only 5 hours of health care professional time spent per patient per year. With this effort 65-85% of more than 3,000 patients have reduced their degree of obesity in both primary and secondary care sectors, adults and children have reduced their degree of obesity, accompanied by reductions in elevated blood pressure, cholesterols, liver fat, appetite and bullying, as well as improvements in quality of life and body self-esteem.