Cyrus Khambatta, PhD is an internationally recognized nutrition and fitness coach for people living with type 1 diabetes, prediabetes, and type 2 diabetes. He is the founder of Mangoman Nutrition and Fitness, LLC and the co-founder of Mastering Diabetes, LLC.
“The disconnect between the research and what the public believes and understands is mind boggling.”Dr. Cyrus Khambatta & Robby BarbaroA full blown epidemic in the developed world, diabetes currently afflicts an astonishing 30 million people in the US alone, despite the fact that 1 out of 4 don’t even know they have it.Even more bewildering, over one-third of all U.S. adults have prediabetes. That's more than 84 million people, 90% of whom are unaware of their condition.Not enough? Over the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed has more than doubled, with no end in sight.For purposes of clarity, 90-95% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes are the Type 2 form. The good news is that Type 2 isn’t just treatable, it’s actually reversible -- often to the point of undetectability. And for those suffering from Type 1, certain diet and lifestyle changes render the illness more manageable than ever.To learn more about the nature of diabetes, how to avoid it and the many things you can do if you have it, I sat down with Cyrus Khambatta, PhD and Robby Barbaro MPH -- the team behind Mastering Diabetes, an online coaching platform for people living with all forms of diabetes that focuses on low-fat, plant-based, whole-food nutrition. Living with Type 1 diabetes since 2002, Cyrus received a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and a PhD in nutritional biochemistry from UC Berkeley. In addition, he has co-authored many peer-reviewed scientific publications. Robbie has a master's degree in public health from American Public University, spent six years helping build Forks Over Knives, and has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2000. Experts in the science of insulin resistance, together they have successfully helped thousands prevent, navigate and reverse diabetes not by way of medication, but rather through simple changes in diet and lifestyle -- all principles beautifully chronicled in their new book, aptly titled Mastering Diabetes -- hitting bookstores February 18.Current medical dogma urges a very low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet for anyone suffering from diabetes or prediabetes.But is this actually true?Today Cyrus & Robby put this paradigm to the test.While it is true that a low carb approach may improve short-term blood glucose control, such a diet also increases the long-term risk for an array of chronic diseases.Although it may sound counter-intuitive, perhaps even radical, the hard science is ironically quite clear: eating a high carbohydrate, low fat, plant-based whole-food diet rich in fruit (yes, fruit) and vegetables is actually the most powerful way to reverse insulin resistance in all types of diabetes -- while also simultaneously preventing a litany of chronic disorders typically linked to today's popular low-carb approach.Whether or not you have diabetes, chances are you care for someone who does. For those who fall into this category, I truly believe that this conversation is potentially life-saving.The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.I appreciate the work these two young men are doing to positively impact a disease that unnecessarily debilitates millions. It's an honor to share their message. And . I sincerely hope you take it to heart.Peace + Plants,Listen, Watch & Subscribe             Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher | Google PodcastsThanks to this week’s sponsorsHealthIQ: Health IQ uses science & data to secure lower rates on life insurance for people committed to living well – people like you and me. To see if you qualify, go to healthiq.com/RICHROLL and take their Health IQ quiz. Depending upon your score, as well as other related qualifying factors, you can save up to 41% on your life insurance premiums compared to other providers. There’s no commitment, and you’ll learn even more about potential opportunities to be rewarded for your commitment to living healthy.Calm: The #1 app for meditation and sleep with 100+ guided meditations covering anxiety, focus, stress, sleep, relationships and more. Plus 7-day and 21-day programs for both beginner and advanced users. Right now, my listeners can get a special limited time promotion of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at Calm.com/richroll. It includes unlimited access to ALL of Calm’s amazing content. Get started today.Four Sigmatic: Nutritious and delicious mushroom brews and elixirs made with only the highest quality adaptogens and easy to take on the go. To try ‘em out visit foursigmatic.com/roll and use the discount code ROLL to get 15% off ALL PURCHASES.Note: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support the sponsors. For a complete list of all RRP sponsors and their respective vanity url's and discount codes, visit my Resources page and click "Sponsors".SHOW NOTESPick up Robby & Cyrus' new book, Mastering DiabetesConnect With Cyrus: Instagram | FacebookConnect With Robbie: Instagram | FacebookMastering Diabetes: Book | Coaching | InstagramClinicalTrials.gov: Mastering Diabetes Pilot StudyNPR: Why Google Is Going All In On DiabetesPlantBased News: Debunking The Myths Around Low Carb Ketogenic DietsPlantBased News: Plant-Based Diabetes Program Joins American College of Lifestyle Medicine's RoundtablePlantBased News: 25 Experts on How to Transform Diabetes with a Plant-Based (Vegan) DietPlantBased News: Do Carbs Make Us Fat? Top Plant-Based Doctors Share Their ThoughtsOneGreenPlanet: This Diabetes Program is Promoting The Power of A Whole-Food Plant-Based DietEpoch Times: We Both Have Type 1 Diabetes — and We Eat as Much Fruit as We WantMindbodygreen: 3 Things To Know About Plant-Based Keto Before Changing Your DietA Sweet Life: Is it Possible to Manage Diabetes on a High Carb Diet?Related Podcasts You Might Enjoy:RRP #296: Neal Barnard, MD On How Meat & Dairy Fuel DiabetesRRP #199: Michael Greger, MD On How Not To DieRRP #349: Joel Kahn, MD on Plant-Based v. KetosisRRP #162: Michele McMacken, MD On How To Prevent Disease & ThriveRRP #140: Robert Ostfeld, MD On Eradicating Lifestyle DiseaseRRP #150: Garth Davis, MD On Our Misplaced Obsession With ProteinRRP #449: Gemma Newman, MD Is The Plant Powered DoctorRRP #411: Anne & Dean Ornish, MD On The Power of Lifestyle MedicineThanks to Jason Camiolo for production, audio engineering and show notes; Margo Lubin and Blake Curtis for video, editing and graphics; portraits by Ali Rogers; and theme music by Ana Leimma.*Disclosure: Books and products denoted with an asterisk are hyperlinked to an affiliate program. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.for 1000s of delicious, customized plant-based recipes & so much more, check out our Plantpower Meal PlannerHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review:  iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. 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What you eat changes everything, even your diabetes! Robby Barbaro and Cyrus Khambatta join Nimai to talk all things diabetes and nutrition. As the creators of the Mastering Diabetes Program, they want to help everyone to take control of their type 1, type 1.5, type 2, or pre-diabetes. Robby and Cyrus can point you to the diet that will help you win against diabetes. Listen to today's episode to dig into the science of diabetes and how it applies to your life now.   “You can actually use your food as something you can substitute for these medications.” -Cyrus Khambatta     What do you want to hear from the Generation V Podcast? Tell us here!   Timestamps: 4:25 - Introducing Robby and how he’s grown in his knowledge of and fight against diabetes 9:37 - How Robby tried everything to find healing and what he found in a vegan diet to promote a high-quality life even with type 1 diabetes 16:00 - Type 1 diabetes and 2 other auto-immune disorders surfaced within months of each other in Cyrus’s life. Why Cyrus turned away from western medicine for the answers he looked for 26:09 - What health professionals don’t tell you: why fruits and vegetables are all you need to maintain good insulin levels and improve your health in general 32:25 - What causes insulin resistance? Not carbohydrates! What the evidence actually points to as the root cause of your diabetic symptoms 39:43 - Why ketogenic diets are not for you to improve long-term health 45:37 - Increasing insulin is NOT a strategy for bodybuilding. Why you need to know what insulin is so that you can drop your chronic risk for diabetes 53:20 - The only 3 categories of food that you need to lower blood pressure, decrease diabetes risks, decrease fat, and improve health overall 1:02:47 - What you can do to improve your knowledge of health issues in a logical and comprehensive way so that you can experience a positive life now and in the future People Mentioned: Doug Graham Connect with Mastering Diabetes: MasteringDiabetes.org Mastering Diabetes YouTube Mastering Diabetes Instagram Mastering Diabetes Facebook Mastering Diabetes Podcast Connect with Cyrus: Instagram Facebook LinkedIn Connect with Robby: Instagram Facebook LinkedIn Connect with Nimai: Facebook Instagram Youtube VeganFitness.com Vivolife.com Builtapparel.net Discount Code: Nimai10
What you eat changes everything, even your diabetes! Robby Barbaro and Cyrus Khambatta join Nimai to talk all things diabetes and nutrition. As the creators of the Mastering Diabetes Program, they want to help everyone to take control of their type 1, type 1.5, type 2, or pre-diabetes. Robby and Cyrus can point you to the diet that will help you win against diabetes. Listen to today's episode to dig into the science of diabetes and how it applies to your life now.   “You can actually use your food as something you can substitute for these medications.” -Cyrus Khambatta     What do you want to hear from the Generation V Podcast? Tell us here!   Timestamps: 4:25 - Introducing Robby and how he’s grown in his knowledge of and fight against diabetes 9:37 - How Robby tried everything to find healing and what he found in a vegan diet to promote a high-quality life even with type 1 diabetes 16:00 - Type 1 diabetes and 2 other auto-immune disorders surfaced within months of each other in Cyrus’s life. Why Cyrus turned away from western medicine for the answers he looked for 26:09 - What health professionals don’t tell you: why fruits and vegetables are all you need to maintain good insulin levels and improve your health in general 32:25 - What causes insulin resistance? Not carbohydrates! What the evidence actually points to as the root cause of your diabetic symptoms 39:43 - Why ketogenic diets are not for you to improve long-term health 45:37 - Increasing insulin is NOT a strategy for bodybuilding. Why you need to know what insulin is so that you can drop your chronic risk for diabetes 53:20 - The only 3 categories of food that you need to lower blood pressure, decrease diabetes risks, decrease fat, and improve health overall 1:02:47 - What you can do to improve your knowledge of health issues in a logical and comprehensive way so that you can experience a positive life now and in the future People Mentioned: Doug Graham Connect with Mastering Diabetes: MasteringDiabetes.org Mastering Diabetes YouTube Mastering Diabetes Instagram Mastering Diabetes Facebook Mastering Diabetes Podcast Connect with Cyrus: Instagram Facebook LinkedIn Connect with Robby: Instagram Facebook LinkedIn Connect with Nimai: Facebook Instagram Youtube VeganFitness.com Vivolife.com Builtapparel.net Discount Code: Nimai10
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