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Calorie Density: The #1 Reason Why People Abandon Plant-Based Diets

By now, you’ve probably read many articles about the effectiveness of getting a low-fat, plant-based whole foods diet. If you’ve done any reading on this blog, you may have read about how a low-fat, plant-based whole foods lifestyle can reverse insulin resistance, reverse heart disease, reduce your cholesterol level, improve mitochondrial function, and improve beta…

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Protein Combining: Fact or Fiction?

In today’s world, protein is king. Everywhere you look, everything you read, all signs point towards the message Eat More Protein. There are a number of myths about protein combining for maximum effect. In this article we’ll dig deep to understand whether protein combining is necessary at all. In the world of diabetes, doctors and…

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Doctor Nutrition

Did Your Doctor Learn Nutrition in Medical School?

I love my doctor. Without doubt, doctors are some of my favorite people in the world. Going through medical school, residency and fellowship requires as much as a decade of intense study, long hours and incredible sacrifice. When it comes to medical information, doctors are king, but when it comes to nutrition, the story is strangely…different. When looking…

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How to Reverse Diabetes with ZERO Weight Loss

Since the 1970’s when the Atkins diet first gained popularity, carbohydrates have been thrown under the bus and blamed for a host of metabolic disorders including diabetes, obesity, heart disease, cancer and insulin resistance. This anti-carbohydrate literature will lead you to believe that carbohydrates cause total-body inflammation, setting the stage for a host of complex…

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How Fat Kills Insulin-Producing Beta Cells: A Lesson for Those With and Without Diabetes

An overwhelming amount of scientific evidence shows that a high-fat diet is the single most effective method at inducing insulin resistance in both your liver and muscle. This research clearly demonstrates that increasing dietary fat intake has an immediate negative effect on insulin sensitivity, which can then develop into a chronic state of insulin resistance…

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Test for Heart Disease

The Most Accurate Test to Determine Your Risk for Heart Disease

On this blog, we talk a lot about the causes of insulin resistance, and my mission is to provide you with strategies to reverse it through diet and exercise. Over time, I have come to realize that insulin resistance is highly misunderstood, and is one of the most neglected health conditions of our time. Most…

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Pasta Friend or Foe

Pasta: Friend or Foe?

In today’s world it’s impossible to know what to believe. Some say that whole grain pasta is good for you while others avoid whole grains like the plague. Pasta in particular is a favorite that many people don’t want to give up because it tastes great and is a traditional Italian meal that can be enjoyed…

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Debunking anti-soy confusion

Debunking the Anti-Soy Confusion

Over the past 20 years, soy has been both popularized and un-popularized as a health food. Despite the preponderance of scientific evidence in support of whole soy foods, the public has now been convinced that soy products may contribute to excessive estrogen production in both males and females, leading to adverse health effects in both…

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Mastering Diabetes Retreat: Changes in Insulin Sensitivity Following 4 Days of a Low-Fat Plant-Based Diet

It’s always a rare opportunity to learn about the day-to-day life of people living with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. While everybody has their own individualized methods for controlling blood glucose, preserving insulin sensitivity, performing frequent exercise and taking medication, the one puzzle piece that unites many living with diabetes is simple: Unfortunately,…

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Perrine Insulin Resistance

Case Study: Learn How Perrine Reduced Her Insulin Resistance by 471% in 4 Months

    Meet Perrine. Perrine was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 15 years ago, at the age of 15. For many years, she has complained of low energy, waking in the morning and feeling an irresistible urge to fall back asleep. In fact, often times she was too tired to muster up the energy to…

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