The method, the food and the phases of the protocol

The Tisanoreica method consists of two phases: the first phase (intensive phase) involves the elimination of carbohydrates with four Tisanoreica meals during the day and also includes traditional food such as vegetables, meat, fish and eggs. The second phase (stabilizing phase) requires the gradual introduction of low glycemic index carbohydrates (wholemeal) and the consumption of two Tisanoreica meals during the day.

What is the distinctive feature that makes the Tisanoreica method different from classical ketogenics? The Tisanoreica method involves a hypoglucidic diet implemented by means of supplements called “Tisanoreica Meals” and “Extracts”( known as “decoctions” in the jargon). Tisanoreica meals and ‘decoctions’ work in synergic combination.

Tisanoreica meals (PAT: an Italian acronym which stands for “Tisanoreica food portion”) consist of proteins combined with the Tisanoreica Activator, i.e. a mix of eight plants (Papaya, Pineapple, Common Mallow, Star Anise, Fennel, Artichoke, Taraxacum and Senna) with the following properties:

- enhancement of proteolytic activity and an increased availability of nutrients

- stimulation of digestive and liver secretion and improvement in bowel peristalsis

The first point is of the utmost importance as it makes it possible to follow a normoproteic diet whose ready availability of ketogenic and neoglucogenetic amino acids reduces the workload required of the liver for maintaining the two metabolic pathways. Besides, Tisanoreica meals imitate to perfection the taste of various foods normally excluded from the classical ketogenic diet. This makes for greater satisfaction of the palate and helps avoid monotony. Tisanoreica meals are available in sweet and salty flavours (chocolate, soups, etc).


Decottopyric extracts are obtained by means of Decottopia, an ancient extraction technique which only makes use of water at various temperatures, so that the active principle is extracted from the plant without the use of alcohol or preservatives. Each extract contains at least 10 plants. The functional extracts included in the protocol are usually four: depurative, hormone regulator, diuretic and tonic. However, it is the doctor’s assessment which determines the type of extract to be used in each case and the dose which best fits each person.