reversing diabetes with plant based eating

“Diabetes reversal, not just treatment, should be a goal in the management of type 2 diabetes.” Dr. Greger

It’s important to work with a doctor who not only uses medication in treatment but who also believes in using FOOD (and lifestyle changes) as a form of treatment Studies show IT IS possible for some people to reverse type 2 diabetes.

Plant-based diets:
appear to guard against getting type 2 diabetes
have shown to successfully treat type 2 diabetes

A diet with a high intake of fiber-rich food, including fruit (bc they’re rich in antioxidants, fiber, and water) has been proven to be beneficial.

Historically, carbohydrates were the archenemy related to type 2 diabetes – studies* show diets high in meat, eggs, and dairy is a risk factor for developing and dying from type 2 diabetes.

There’s a lot of misinformation out there. My recommendations are:

  • do as much research as possible
  • be your own advocate
  • find a doctor who also uses food and lifestyle in his/her treatment regimen
  • work with a bad ass dietitian as needed

Resources and References:

Dr. Neal Barnard “Program for Reversing Diabetes”
Dr. Garth Davis “Proteinaholic”
*Nutrients. 2014 Feb; 6(2): 897–910.

Eating more plants can come with its challenges. There’s a lot of nutrition noise out there, everyone has an opinion, and it can be confusing to figure out what works best for YOU. Working through these challenges and learning how to easily incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet and lifestyle can be helpful. Working with a plant-based dietitian to guide you through your unique journey and surrounding yourself with other like-minded people who are on a similar journey can be monumental. When you join my nutrition coaching program, you’ll get a highly customized, one-on-one experience to help you confidently and sustainably eat foods that taste good and make you feel good. Click the button below to learn more about my approach and see what other clients have to say.