Hello, my name is Deanna. My mother has type two diabetes and has been struggling for many years to keep her blood sugar balanced. Typically she swings from blood sugar level of 175 to 350 on a regular basis. She has half heartedly tried to watch what she eats, but has not been very disciplined about it for many reasons. Through Plan-it Lean, I had learned about the amazing benefits of coconut oil. Deborah gave me a recipe to blend it half and half with finely groundnuts, a bit of vanilla and create a bon bon shaped proportion for Mom to take. She found them delicious and by taking up to 5 a day, we saw amazing results almost immediately. By day two, her blood sugar level dropped and stays between 105-130. Incredible! (She was busy one week and forgot to take them and shot right back up to 275+.) Simply remembering to take up to 5 a day solves the problem. Organic, simple, healthy AND very tasty to boot, not a bad way to go!
Dear Deborah, This is a heartfelt thank you for the nutritional care and wealth of information you shared with me during this past year. When I was diagnosed with Graves Disease last September, my two allopathic treatment choices were; 1) ablate my thyroid with radioiodine, or 2) begin a two- year course of therapy on antithyroid medication with a serious side effect profile. Neither approach appealed to me so I sought your help. Little did I know what an impact these consultations would have on my physical health as well as my profession as a registered pharmacist. The food choices and various supplements you recommended helped to bring me to the euthyroid state with minimum use of medication. You were the first person I called when my TSH and T4 levels reached normal limits in only ten months of treatment! Although I didn’t know at the time, my education in nutrition was somewhat limited before meeting you. Pharmacy school provided the basics in food science, but I had never seen the application of this knowledge used in holistic approach. While under your care, I was reminded that the human body has a natural ability to heal itself - an idea we western practitioners don’t often recognize. I am eager to incorporate this philosophy into my own practice of pharmacy and am now a member of the Association of Natural Medicine Pharmacists and Society of Natural Pharmacy. My hope is that by sharing my experience with others, a similar yearning for further education in nutrition will develop throughout my profession. However, Deborah, YOU are the real inspiration by being the ever- smiling picture of health! Your talent for putting scientific facts in simple terms is unique. (eg: B and C vitamins act like Pac-Man in the liver and gobble up the toxic metals so they can be taken out.) A session with you will convince any skeptic that proper nutrition paramount in any treatment modality.
Fries, Thighs and Lies will be an essential reference book in my ongoing effort to attain optimal health. While there’s no magic bullet for weight loss, there are science based calculations that should be included in every serious weight loss plan. Trying to lose body fat without these calculations would be like trying to reach a destination without a road map. Arneson successfully integrates the best of Willet, Oz and Rozien by simplifying the role of the food pyramid, the glycemic index and the necessity of cultivating a healthy digestive system in mapping weight loss and reducing the metabolic rise factors. Reading this book is a lot like having a best friend who just happens to be a licensed nutritionist.
Dear Deborah & Co-workers, I would like to thank you so much for your help and support and dedication that you all offer to patients. I can’t express my satisfaction because I see through you all and that speaks for itself. Thank you for opening your heart and desire to help those in need. May God keep on blessing your work and business and be all together to make a difference to those people who want to make a difference in their inner body and soul. Keep up the good work! I am happy that I met all of you guys. Thank so much.
Eight years ago I went to see Ms. Deborah Arneson. As a result of my grief over the death of my mother, I had developed some kind of skin problem and was suffering from thyroid disorder. I was also deeply depressed and unable to eat. Deborah took me under her wing...and put me through a rigorous natural nutrition program. My condition improved greatly. I gained more energy. My skin and thyroid problems disappeared. I have been under her care for the last eight years and am proud to say that I have never needed any hospitalization or the care of doctors except for the routine yearly blood tests. The benefits I have gained from this expert in natural treatments are numerous and varied. I have never been disappointed in her practice and would recommend her to anyone. She is my doctor and I have full faith in her abilities and expertise.
Deborah, You are blessed with a very special gift to help others with your knowledge & compassion. Thank you for sharing your gifts with JoAnn, Andy, Renora and Ure-
Dear Deborah, I wanted to write and thank you for greatly improving my quality of life. I was a patient of yours a year ago- I came to you, desperate, with a bad gut, low energy, etc. etc. I want you to know that my husband and I recently returned from 12 days in France, and it was the first trip I’ve ever taken where I wasn’t sick and desperately searching for a bathroom! I felt healthy and energized the whole time, and managed to stick to a largely balanced, wheat-free diet (in the land of croissants!) I don’t drink anymore and feel better for it. So, although you kinda drove me crazy last summer with filling out all those menus, I wanted to let you know that what you taught me really has made a difference in my life.
Dear Deborah, I wanted to thank you for everything so far. I have already learned so much from you; you have changed the way I think about food (and cosmetics and contraception…) xoxo P.S. I have started my adrenals and will check in with you in a couple of weeks, but in the meantime I had to tell you that your counseling has been a true God sent
As many of you know, Rob and I sought the help of a nutritionist, Deborah Arneson, during his battle with cancer. While ultimately, there was nothing that anyone could do in the final result, I do believe that the diet from his nutritionist helped him tremendously to regain his strength after his treatment at IU and thereafter, improved his quality of life and helped him to battle for as long as he did. I have learned a tremendous amount from Deborah and continue to follow much of what I have learned from her.