Cyrus Khambatta, PhD and Robby Barbaro, both raw food type 1 diabetics, host this excellent series of interviews (25 plus) with expert physicians and researchers that a low fat (10%), whole food, plant-based diet, that is “abundant” in fiber rich “intact” carbohydrates with lots of vegetables, fruit and beans is the optimum diet for not only reversing type 2 diabetes but reducing insulin need and the consequences of having type 1 diabetes. (Kirk's video review)
This valuable online conference is called the “Mastering Diabetes Summit” with a key central point being that insulin resistance comes from an accumulation of fat, particularly saturated fat, in the muscle (and liver) cells blocking the functioning of the insulin receptor (insulin resistance) that allows sugar to be taken into by the cell.
High carbohydrate diets, high fiber plant based diets have been used to reverse type 2 diabetes and reduce the complications and medication use in type 1 diabetes since the 1970s with the work of James W. Anderson, MD and endocrinologist from the University of Kentucky.
Below is a small sample of research done by pioneer Dr. James W. Anderson and others on the role of the high carbohydrate, high fiber, lower fat approach to treating diabetes.
Beneficial effects of a high carbohydrate, high fiber diet on hyperglycemic diabetic men.
While popular, and with some initial success, the low carb, higher meat and fat diets are detrimental to long-term health and are not sustainable production-wise or environmentally with a world-population of almost 8 billion people.
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