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Plant-Based Nutrition And Diabetes with Cyrus Khambatta and Robby Barbaro / Awesome Health Podcast

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Awesome Health Podcast episode 075

How do plant-based nutrition and diabetes complement each other? Our guests today will tell us.
Cyrus Khambatta is the co-founder of Mastering Diabetes and Amla Green, and is an internationally recognized nutrition and fitness coach who has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002. He is the co-host of the annual Mastering Diabetes Online Summit.

Robby Barbaro is the cofounder of Mastering Diabetes and Amla Green. He worked at Forks Over Knives for six years before turning his attention in 2016 to coaching people with diabetes full time.
Both Cyrus and Robby have been living with type 1 diabetes for over 15 years and have been successfully controlling it using plant-based nutrition. On today’s episode, they debunk myths regarding nutrition, exercise, low-carb diets, intermittent fasting, and much more.

We start the show by talking about the different types of diabetes. For a long time we recognized two types: Type I and Type II. Then gestational diabetes came along as did prediabetes, Type 1.5, etc. Today it’s far easier to simply distinguish types of diabetes as being autoimmune or non-autoimmune.

There’s called type one and type 1.5 type, both of which are autoimmune versions of diabetes. This means for some reason (environmental, virus, antigens, or some combination) causes the body’s own immune system to begin attacking insulin production in the beta cells of the pancreas.
Effectively what happens is the body’s immune system launches an attack against its own beta cells which results in a decrease of insulin production (as much as 20% of what is normal).

The non auto-immune types include pre-diabetes and type two diabetes and gestational diabetes, these are caused by lifestyle factors such as being sedentary, consuming excess calories, excess alcohol and high amounts of dietary fat.

Cyrus and Robby explain more before we dig into why they believe high fat diets can set us up for insulin resistance. They also talk about the glycemix index rating of fruits, what glucose monitors they really like and much more.

Be sure to join us to hear their enlightening insights on those topics during today’s edition of Awesome Health Podcast!

Interview Time Stamps
0:00 – Intro
2:53 – The different types of diabetes
8:17 – Why the Ketogenic diet may not be the best for best for type 2 diabetes
22:39 – How long does it take to become glucose intolerant
25:23 – The Issue with Refined Carbs and high fat together
32:00 – Robby’s Experience with a Plant Based Ketogenic diet as a Type 1 diabetic
36:40 – How does someone transition into plant-based carbohydrate focused foods
39:43 – Break – Shake10
40:53 – Why have fruits gotten a bad wrap
44:25 – The benefits of continuous blood glucose monitors
47:02 – The effects of artificial sweeteners on insulin
53:03 – The Relation between sugars and fats with the microbiome
59:48 – The consequences of a low fiber diet
1:02:21 – Dealing with Macros when it comes to your diet
1:06:45 – The different types of foods (red light, yellow light, and green light) & How does this system work for athletes
1:16:20 – Where to find more of Cyrus and Robby

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