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Cyrus Khambatta & Robby Barbaro on the Plant-Based Path to Mastering Diabetes

Do you want to achieve long-term health with diabetes and even reverse it? I am joined on Passion Struck by Cyrus Khambatta and Robby Barbaro, who share the solution – how to conquer diabetes with a plant-based, low-fat diet and regular physical activity – to help you do just that! We discuss their book Mastering Diabetes:  The Revolutionary Method to Reverse Insulin Resistance Permanently in Type 1, Type 1.5, Type 2, Prediabetes, and Gestational Diabetes.

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You can either move towards disease or you can move away from it, and it’s all dependent on your lifestyle.

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In This Episode, Cyrus Khambatta, Robby Barbaro, And I Discuss Mastering Diabetes By Harnessing the Power of Plants

After being diagnosed with three autoimmune conditions, including type 1 Diabetes, young Cyrus Khambatta and Robby Barbaro (who also has type 1 diabetes) set out on a mission to prove that diabetes can be reversed through a plant-based, low-fat diet, battling against the odds of genetic predisposition in a stunning journey.

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The Passion Struck podcast welcomes guests Cyrus Khambatta and Robby Barbaro, renowned experts in the field of diabetes, to discuss the benefits of a plant-based, low-fat diet in reversing diabetes. Host John R. Miles engages the guests in an informative conversation about insulin resistance, its role in diabetes, and the effectiveness of lifestyle changes, such as adopting a whole-food diet, engaging in regular physical activity, and managing stress levels, in reducing the risk of chronic diseases.

This episode offers valuable guidance and motivation for individuals with diabetes who are looking to make lifestyle modifications to improve their health. As authors of the book “Mastering Diabetes,” Cyrus and Robby are dedicated to helping people understand the importance of a holistic approach to diabetes management and the power of taking control of one’s health through informed decisions.

Listen and learn as Cyrus Khambatta, Robby Barbaro, and I discuss the following topics:

  • Discover the power of a plant-based, low-fat diet in reversing diabetes.
  • Understand insulin resistance, metabolic health, and how lifestyle factors contribute.
  • Explore the benefits and potential risks of a ketogenic diet.
  • Dive into the “Mastering Diabetes” book and coaching program for effective management.
  • Examine the link between diabetes management, mental health, and COVID-19 implications.
  • And much, much more!
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share? Drop us a line at [email protected]!
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The Four Components of the Mastering Diabetes Method

The Mastering Diabetes method, as outlined by Cyrus Khambatta and Robby Barbaro, proposes a comprehensive approach to managing and reversing diabetes through four key components: adopting a low-fat, plant-based whole food diet, utilizing intermittent fasting, engaging in daily physical activity, and making use of decision trees. These components, when applied consistently and diligently, can lead to significant improvements in metabolic health and reduced dependency on medications for diabetic management.

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During the Passion Struck podcast, Khambatta and Barbaro delve into the importance of each component and how they contribute to the process of reversing insulin resistance and managing diabetes. They discuss the power of a plant-based diet, the benefits of intermittent fasting, the positive effects of daily exercise, and the practicality of using decision trees to document lifestyle choices and medication requirements. By incorporating these four components into one’s life, individuals can not only manage diabetes more effectively but also cultivate healthy habits that ultimately lead to a better quality of life.

The Benefits of a Low-Fat, Plant-Based Diet
A low-fat, plant-based diet has numerous benefits for those managing diabetes and those looking to improve their overall health. Research has shown that such a diet can help reduce insulin resistance, regulate blood glucose levels, and lead to long-term weight loss. This way of eating is also typically high in fiber and micronutrients, promoting optimal digestion and absorption of vital nutrients.

By prioritizing whole, plant-based foods and limiting the consumption of unhealthy fats and processed foods, one can significantly improve their health, reducing the risk of chronic diseases and enhancing overall well-being. In their interview on the Passion Struck podcast, Cyrus Khambatta and Robby Barbaro share their personal experiences and the scientific evidence supporting the adoption of a low-fat, plant-based diet for diabetes management.

They point out that by changing dietary habits and focusing on whole, nutrient-dense foods, individuals can reverse insulin resistance and improve blood glucose control. The authors also stress the importance of daily physical activity, as exercise can contribute to further enhancements in insulin sensitivity and overall metabolic health.

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  • Read Cyrus Khambatta and Robby Barbaro’s book, Mastering Diabetes, to learn more about their plant-based approach to managing blood sugar levels.
  • Consider transitioning to a high carbohydrate, low-fat plant-based diet under the guidance of a professional like Dr. Doug Graham to improve blood glucose levels and overall health.
  • Enroll in a graduate degree program in nutritional biochemistry to gain a deeper understanding of diabetes, insulin resistance, and the science behind plant-based diets.
  • Join the Mastering Diabetes coaching program, which has helped over 10,000 people reverse insulin resistance using food as medicine and a plant-focused diet.
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About Today’s Guest, Robby Barbaro and Cyrus Khambatta

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Cyrus Khambatta, a nutritional biochemist with a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, is on a mission to help people overcome diabetes using a plant-based, low-fat diet. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and two other autoimmune conditions at a young age, Cyrus discovered the power of a plant-based lifestyle in managing his blood sugar levels and overall health. Co-founding Mastering Diabetes with Robby Barbaro, they have helped thousands of individuals reverse insulin resistance and regain control of their lives. Cyrus’s passion and dedication to this cause shine through his work and personal journey.

Robby Barbaro, a leading expert in the field of diabetes management and co-author of the New York Times best-selling book, Mastering Diabetes, turned to a plant-based diet after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. With a Master’s in Public Health, Robby has dedicated himself to helping others improve their lives through a low-fat, whole-food approach. Teaming up with Cyrus Khambatta, they have created a groundbreaking coaching program that has helped thousands of individuals reverse insulin resistance and take back control of their health.

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