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Who is Wai Genriu, the creator of the "Wai diet"? Some people who follow the "Wai diet" don't know, because for some time the identity was kept confidential. Some even mistakenly guessed that "Wai" is an Asian female.  ;D It turns out that Wai Genriu is a pseudonym used by Thijs Klompmaker, who was a waiter in Amersterdam in the early days of his promoting his diet on the Internet. He eventually revealed his identity publicly:

Amsterdam waiter surprises medical world with osteoporosis publication
Interview, Gezond Nu 2006; 10 (Oct) / page 28-31 (Original in Dutch)
http://www.thijsklompmaker.com/interview.htm

He originally developed his diet as a way to treat his acne. Because his diet was low in calcium, he also developed an interest in the effect of lifetime high calcium intakes on long term bone health.

There are a couple of forums at his website, but they are not particularly active and he himself has not participated in them in some years:

http://www.waiworld.com/waitalk/index.html





https://twitter.com/KlompmakerThijs
>"When some one eats an Epi paleo Rx template and follows the rules of circadian biology they get plenty of starches when they are available three out of the four seasons." -Jack Kruse, MD
>"I recommend 20 percent of calories from carbs, depending on the size of the person" -Ron Rosedale, MD (in other words, NOT zero carbs) http://preview.tinyurl.com/6ogtan
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Re: The Real-World Identity of "Wai Genriu," Creator of the "Wai diet"
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 05:41:46 pm »
He's relatively active and helpful in the wai diet forum, known as RRM.
I don't think that twitter account you've found belongs to him anyway, but to this guy, because RRM should have long hair and is most probably the guy here on the right: http://www.thijsklompmaker.nl/interview2.htm
People in the Netherlands that are on the forum and following the diet, mostly know him and have met him in person. Recently he's been posting pictures and progress of his two small kids.
Wai is the pseudonym of his girlfriend, who was more active on the forums long time ago before they have split I assume.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2014, 05:59:14 pm by aLptHW4k4y »

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Re: The Real-World Identity of "Wai Genriu," Creator of the "Wai diet"
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2014, 09:46:59 am »
Interesting, thanks for the corrections. Too bad I can't correct my post. So is it called the Wai diet because his girlfriend created it, or what? Strange that the article said that Wai is his pseudonym. How is Thijs doing these days? Do you know if any more work was done on his research?
>"When some one eats an Epi paleo Rx template and follows the rules of circadian biology they get plenty of starches when they are available three out of the four seasons." -Jack Kruse, MD
>"I recommend 20 percent of calories from carbs, depending on the size of the person" -Ron Rosedale, MD (in other words, NOT zero carbs) http://preview.tinyurl.com/6ogtan
>Finding a diet you can tolerate is not the same as fixing what's wrong. -Tim Steele
Beware of problems from chronic Very Low Carb