Dr. David Gutman is the founder and physician of Cleveland Nutrition.

“Medical education doesn't really teach weight and health from a nutritional standpoint. Instead, we are taught that there generally exists some biological or psychological condition or imbalance that needs to be treated, usually with medications.

Medical weight-loss centers typically sell the idea that the patient’s metabolism isn’t working properly, therefore we have to “trick” the body into losing weight. Some of these “tricks” include selling people prescription pills to boost their metabolism, selling them prepackaged meals or shakes to limit their caloric intake, and selling them hormone injections that supposedly controlled appetite. Unfortunately, many of these “tricks” (I call them gimmicks) are not very effective, not very appetizing, and cannot be sustained long-term. In fact, it seemed to me that the medical community was doing its best to capitalize on the weight-loss epidemic by making patients dependent on these temporary and expensive “tricks”.

“As I continued to learn more about metabolism, psychology, and nutrition, I realized that the only honest way to help my patients lose weight and keep it off was to empower them by teaching them how to really eat healthy for themselves. We're not just talking about the usual recommendations to ‘trim the fat’ or ‘reduce portion sizes,’ we're talking about making fundamental dietary changes to truly achieve meaningful and lasting results. In addition, the program would have to be both practical to follow and the food would have to be delicious if there was to be any chance of having people change their habits and overcome their current food addictions. No easy task.

“And so, Cleveland Nutrition was born. I put together a program that immerses the patient so fully into healthy eating, that it is almost impossible to return to prior eating habits. Although it may be difficult for some readers to understand, patients who go through the program actually begin to prefer eating healthy! They take pleasure in trying new delicious foods, they feel more energetic, and their medical problems often improve or disappear. Who would want to give that up?

“One final note to prospective patients. Cleveland Nutrition is designed to be the last nutrition program you will ever need. If you are not prepared to make a serious commitment to change, please feel free to spend your money elsewhere. You are not ready for us. On the other hand, if you are tired of all the gimmicks and are absolutely willing to finally take control of your health destiny, don't waste your money elsewhere. We're eager to help.”


A native Clevelander, Dr. Gutman is a graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and is board-certified in Internal Medicine. Dr. Gutman is also the founder and lead physician of Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists, Northeast Ohio’s premiere medical practice dedicated to the easy, safe, and effective non-surgical treatment of hemorrhoids.

Dr. Gutman’s Personal Results

  • Lost over 30 pounds
  • BMI dropped from 24 to 21
  • From 23% body fat down to 7%
  • Cholesterol dropped 98 points
  • Increased energy
  • Reduced allergies
Dr. Gutman