A plant-based ketogenic diet for Diabetes

02.23.2020 - By Plant Proof - Plant Based Nutrition & Inspirational Stories

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In Episode 94 I sit down with Cyrus Khambatta, PhD and Robby Barbaro, MPH for a second episode - this time for a deep dive into the Plant Based Ketogenic diet and whether or not it is a good option for patients with insulin resistance and Diabetes.

Specifically we cover:

• The release of their new book Mastering Diabetes
• Why a low carbohydrate diet is popular for diabetics and frequently recommenced by Doctors
• Philosophy of the high carbohydrate Mastering Diabetes program
• Improving both insulin resistance and your long term health at the same time
• Weight loss and diabetes
• Low carbohydrate diets are good at promoting weight loss but often negatively affect biomarkers of cardiovascular risk
• A new 2019 study looking at a traditional Ketogenic Diet
• Definition of reversing diabetes based on certain criteria
• Can a Ketogenic diet truly reverse diabetes?
• Difference between saturated fats and unsaturated fats when it comes to insulin resistance
• A plant based ketogenic diet
• Hegsted Equation and cholesterol
• Medium Chain Triglycerides and cholesterol
• Who may be well suited to a plant based ketogenic diet
• and much more

Whether you have diabetes or not this episode I think you will still find this episode interesting. Plus, with rates of Diabetes skyrocketing, particularly pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes, it's highly likely that most people listening know someone who is affected by this disease. Stick around to the end for my summary where I bring together the take home messages.


• 2019 Ketogenic Study we spoke about
• Mastering Diabetes book
• Mastering Diabetes on Instagram
• Mastering Diabetes Pilot Study
• Episode with Drew Harrisberg on his journey with Type 1 Diabetes and transition from a Ketogenic Diet to a Plant Based diet

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