Abrahamson is Israel’s leading clinic in the field of weaning off sugar and gluten, thanks to our 30 years of experience, and the thousands of people who hear of us by word of mouth, come to us, are successfully weaned, lose weight and live healthy lives. Most diets provide solutions for the symptoms of being overweight – usually diets don’t treat the causes. The treatment reduces the urge to eat sugar and gluten, and people who have undergone it are apathetic to eating sweet foods. The results speak for themselves – just a few days after beginning treatment people feel greater alertness and concentration, need fewer hours of sleep, and some report an improvement in their general feeling and mood. The price of the treatment sessions is £450, and the price unconditionally includes unlimited additional sessions as necessary for a year. We operate a guidance and support system which is unrivalled in Israel, a detoxification centre, and a staff providing nutritional guidance; we distribute recipe books and hold cookery and baking workshops. The program includes complete use of our range of services for a year.
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- Weaning from alcohol means total avoidance of it. Therefore, even years after stopping, you cannot touch it, not even s small glass, and not even at the most joyous events.
- Make very sure you say blessings over grape juice, not wine. Chocolate bonbons with sherry, brandy or alcohol fillings are still alcohol.
- Aftershaves or medicinal alcohol is forbidden for the first month after treatment.
- It’s worthwhile to keep a bottle of water handy at events, coffeehouses and restaurants.
Abrahamson Questions and Answers Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Question: Does The Abrahamson Center give refunds?
Answer: The Abrahamson Center does not give refunds. The good name and reputation of our company was built on fairness and transparency, and not on marketing slogans. The refunding of money under the slogan of “you don’t stop, you don’t pay” may help marketing and sales, but negatively affects the motivation and commitment of the client towards the treatment. That encourages failure, and encourages a return to smoking.
Sit quietly and close your eyes for a moment – what would happen if, when you walk out of your treatment, you were told that if you start smoking again, you’ll get a “prize”?
At the Abrahamson Center, you’ll be given individual treatment, along with our system of support, and the backing of our 52 treatment specialists, staff members, advisors, nutritional specialists, detoxification specialists, workshop leaders, and cooking and baking advisors. Should the need arise, additional treatments are available at no extra cost, no conditions and no limits, for an entire year.
All this, and we’re available every day, from 9:00am to 9:00 pm, with the expectation of 100% success – a system like no other in Israel!
Question: It’s just before my treatment. Is there anything I need to do or to buy?
Answer: When weaning off of sugar and gluten, there isn’t a drastic change in diet. Of course, it’s recommended to make sure that there are certain ingredients that are handy, such as: eggs, dairy products, meats, fish, a variety of legumes (lentils, garbanzo beans/hummous, beans, mung beans, split peas, etc.), fruit, vegetables, and grains that are gluten-free (quinoa, buckwheat or kasha, amaranth, millet, sorghum, rice, sweet potatoes, etc.). For the first month, it’s recommended that you purchase crunchy buckwheat crackers, and a sweetener such as sucrose, agave syrup, stevia, maple syrup or date honey – all without added sugar, of course.
Question: I suffer from constipation. What should I do?
Answer: Nutrition that’s sugar free and gluten free returns our body’s digestive system to its correct, healthy state. For years, we have gotten our bodies used to mostly processed foods, and it follows that as we switch to natural, unprocessed nutritional ingredients we will experience digestive difficulties.
These are normal changes that initially appear as we change our diet. As we become accustomed to better, healthier food, these difficulties will disappear. In the meantime, you can increase your liquid intake, and that of food that has nutritional fiber (vegetables, legumes, grains, flax seeds, anise seeds, and prune juice. You can even blend prune juice and flax seeds, and soak them overnight in boiling water). Reduce the amount of crackers you eat, eat more fresh fruit, even after meals. For more advice, please contact the nutritional treatment advisor at the Center.
Question: What kind of sweets can be eaten as alternatives to regular sugar?
Answer: At the Abrahamson Center, we recommend healthy nutrition beyond weaning off of sugar and gluten. Artificial sweeteners can be used within this framework, but we don’t recommend them. Artificial sweeteners are not chemically recognized by our bodies, and therefore negatively affect a wide variety of body processes.
Natural sweeteners that are considered acceptable for use are:
Fruit sugar (sucrose)
Grape sugar (fructose)
Date honey (silan)
* Don’t forget to check the labels of every product listed here, to make sure that no sugar has been added to the original product. Products with added sugar are not used!!!
Sweeteners not allowed for use (disaccharides):
Molasses ( a processed product of cane sugar)
Question: Why is there a separation of carbohydrates and proteins?
Answer: When these two substances are combined, the carbohydrates inhibit the digestion of the proteins, which slows down the digestive process and causes weight gain. It also cause alcohol and fermentation in the stomach and causes a feeling of tiredness, and bloating in the stomach. During a meal, meat, chicken or fish is eaten, eggs are eaten only with vegetables, or grains and legumes with only vegetables.
Question: What’s gluten?
Answer: Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, oats, semolina, couscous, wheat germ, unleavened flour, bulgur, malt, and of course, all of the products which are made from these ingredients. When we ingest gluten we create a layer of a glue-like substance that coats the intestines, and is an obstacle to the absorption of nutrients through the intestines into the body.
Eating gluten causes many problems, such as:
Pimples and skin rashes
Weight gain, and many more results that are caused by the side effects of eating gluten.
Many of those treated arrive at the Center wishing to wean off of sugar and gluten discover that avoiding gluten in their diets solves health problems that had proved difficult to address within conventional medicine.
Question: Is this a diet?
Answer: Weaning off of sugar and gluten with the Abrahamson Center is not a diet.
The word “diet” literally means a specific menu – at the Abrahamson Center, nutritional weaning includes guidance and advice for healthy, correct eating.
There are many diets around today – diets that cannot be sustained over time because of their many restrictions. Weaning at the Abrahamson Center is geared to fit in with our lives for the long term. The Center’s way of eating is not in opposition to our regular lives, but is in addition to it – a way of weaning from certain things that comfortably blends with our lives and doesn’t radically restrict us.
It’s important to understand that we’re talking about a healthier, more correct way of life, and as a result of better treatment of our bodies, our bodies respond positively, without becoming stressed from radical nutritional changes for the single purpose of a weight loss diet.
Question: How much does the treatment cost?
Answer: The cost of treatment is £450. The treatment package includes full use of the wide variety of services available at the Abrahamson Center: We provide comprehensive support for consultation, support, and personal accompaniment of each person. Immediate telephone support is available every day until 04:00 pm, and on Friday until 12:00 pm.