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Dr. Rita's Religious Beliefs

    Dr. Hancock was raised in the Catholic Church, and for the past fifteen years has attended various Methodist churches with her husband Ed (a Methodist minister's son) and with their children Lindsey and Cory.

    She believes in the equality of the Trinity, in salvation through Jesus Christ, that we are saved by His grace and not our own works, and that God really doesn't care how much we weigh. He cares that we care how much we weigh, and He wants us to be released from bondage to food and live life more abundantly and serve Him with greater physical stamina.

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Her Personal Weight Loss Experience

    Dr. Rita knows first hand what it is like to overcome obesity. Being Italian, she had access to the world's most delicious food when she was growing up. Unfortunately, she ate too much of it. By the time Rita was 17 and was 5'1" tall, she weighed 207 pounds and wore size 20 jeans

    Prior to leaving for Cornell University to study nutrition, Rita lost 75 pounds. And she did it by including occasional treats in her overall low-calorie diet, and by eating less and exercising more.

    At Cornell, Rita minored in nutrition, participated in original nutrition research, and completed a thesis on the control of body weight. Through these studies, she was mentored by a world-leader in obesity research.

    Apart from temporary fluctuations in her weight related to having children, Rita has now maintained her weight loss for 25 years.



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Her Medical Practice

    Dr. Rita is a board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist with a subspecialty board certification in Pain Management. She has been in full time practice in Norman, Oklahoma for ten years.

Though she performs electrodiagnostic nerve testing, spinal steroid injections, and other high-tech diagnostic procedures and treatments to alleviate her patients' back pain, her favorite treatment is unusual for a medical doctor to offer: Dr. Hancock practices osteopathic style spinal manipulation on her patients to reduce their need for addictive pain pills.

She also counsels her patients on weight loss and on improving their relationship with their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Her Medical Training

    After completing her nutrition studies as an undergraduate at Cornell University, Rita attended medical school at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she was awarded a research fellowship to study gastroenterology (digestive diseases) at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She was also awarded the prestigious National Institute of Health's Medical Student Research Training Fellowship, which allowed her to continue her studies in nutrition for two years at the Center for Human Nutrition in Dallas, Texas.

    Upon graduating from medical school, Dr. Hancock completed an internship in internal medicine at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, and went on to her residency in rehabilitation medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, and to subspecialty board-certification in pain management.




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Book, Workbook, & Audio CD's

Through The Eden Diet Book & Workbook, you'll learn how to make your hunger pangs work for you. You'll identify and beat your emotional eating triggers, mindless eating habits, and those sinful urges that lead you to eat for taste when you're not actually hungry. And you'll learn techniques for eating properly at social events, parties, and at ala carte and buffet restaurants.

Audio CD's: To reinforce your Eden Diet experience, Dr. Hancock has
created audio relaxation exercises filled with positive, godly, weight loss affirmations. They may be used at the end of workshop meetings or in the privacy and comfort of your own home.

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