Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, and Robby Barbaro, MPH are the cofounders of Mastering Diabetes, a coaching program that teaches people how to reverse insulin resistance via low-fat, plant-based, whole-food nutrition. Cyrus has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002, and has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from UC Berkeley. Robby was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2000, and has been living a plant-based lifestyle since 2006. He worked at Forks Over Knives for 6 years, and earned a Master’s in Public Health in 2019.
[01:53] Five-star Review
[02:36] Introduction to Cyrus and Robby — their diagnosis stories and experiences living with Type 1 diabetes. How their diets have changed over the years to help them maximize insulin sensitivity.
[16:48] What is insulin resistance? What about those with Type 2 diabetes?
Discussion on saturated fat and its role in diabetes.
[25:06] “Healthy fats” — saturated vs unsaturated fatty acids; Omega-3s from plant-based source vs from fish; problems with excessive intake of Omega-6 fats
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[33:04] “Mastering Diabetes Method”— 4 components: low-fat plant-based whole food nutrition, intermittent fasting, daily movement, and decision trees. Green light foods — fruits, starchy veggies, beans, intact whole grains, leafy greens, non-starchy veggies, herbs/spices, mushrooms. Yellow light foods —nuts/seeds, avocados, olives, coconut, sprouted grains, brown rice pasta. Red light foods — animal products, processed foods, oils
[42:43] Protein — importance of and how to get enough with this plant-based dietary approach
[48:54] Long-term results/effects of low-carb diets
[56:07] Robby & Cyrus’s podcast, book, contact info
Robby & Cyrus website: https://www.masteringdiabetes.org
Mastering Diabetes book: www.masteringdiabetes.org/book
Mastering Diabetes Audio Experience podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mastering-diabetes-audio-experience/id1314224547
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