Cyrus Khambatta and Robby Barbarro are the co-founders of Mastering Diabetes. They have been living with type 1 diabetes for over 15 years and have been successfully controlling it using plant-based nutrition.  They discuss how a plant-based lifestyle has fundamentally changed the quality of their lives and debunk myths regarding nutrition, exercise, low-carb diets, intermittent fasting, gestational diabetes, and insulin resistance. Robby and Cyrus are sharing must-have info regarding immune-boosting foods and exercises, as well as lifestyle habits and practices that those with or without diabetes can put into practice today!

In this episode of Wellness Realness:

  • 8:20 – Cyrus’ story of developing type 1 diabetes and the positive effect of going plant-based
  • 25:50 – Robby’s diagnosis of T1D and the effect of following a plant-based, ketogenic diet after a standard American diet
  • 36:30 – How to transition to a plant-based diet including when you have gut dysbiosis
  • 45:40 – Looking at the science versus anecdotal evidence for various diets
  • 57:37 – How the greatest improvement of insulin resistance is through a low-fat, plant-based diet
  • 1:06:40 – Are hormones affected when you reduce your fat and cholesterol intake?
  • 1:12:53 – What causes insulin resistance and how to reverse it
  • 1:26:15 – The difference between raw foods versus cooked foods on insulin sensitivity

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This show is produced by Soulfire Productions

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