Mastering Diabetes Cyrus Khambatta Robby Barbaro Plant Proof Plant Based

A plant-based ketogenic diet for Diabetes

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In Episode 94 I sit down with Cyrus Khambatta, PhD and Robby Barbaro, MPH for a second episode – this time for a deep dive into the Plant Based Ketogenic diet and whether or not it is a good option for patients with insulin resistance and Diabetes.


  • The release of their new book Mastering Diabetes
  • Why a low carbohydrate diet is popular for diabetics and frequently recommenced by Doctors
  • Philosophy of the high carbohydrate Mastering Diabetes program
  • Improving both insulin resistance and your long term health at the same time
  • Weight loss and diabetes
  • Low carbohydrate diets are good at promoting weight loss but often negatively affect biomarkers of cardiovascular risk
  • A new 2019 study looking at a traditional Ketogenic Diet
  • Definition of reversing diabetes based on certain criteria
  • Can a Ketogenic diet truly reverse diabetes?
  • Difference between saturated fats and unsaturated fats when it comes to insulin resistance
  • A plant based ketogenic diet
  • Hegsted Equation and cholesterol
  • Medium Chain Triglycerides and cholesterol
  • Who may be well suited to a plant based ketogenic diet
  • and much more

Whether you have diabetes or not this episode I think you will still find this episode interesting. Plus, with rates of Diabetes skyrocketing, particularly pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes, it’s highly likely that most people listening know someone who is affected by this disease. Stick around to the end for my summary where I bring together the take home messages.



From time to time I am asked what supplements I take. The only supplement I currently take is the Nutrikynd Essential 3 which combines B12, Omega 3 and Vitamin D.


For more information on the July 11-17, 2020 Plant Proof X Journey Retreat please visit here.The retreats are an incredible week – a mix of exercise, connecting with like-minded people, guest speakers, cooking demonstrations, delicious plant-based meals and snacks, massages and plenty of downtime to relax by the pool or explore the local area.
As always, I hope you do enjoy the listen. If you did please share your feedback on social media and tag Robby & Cyrus using @masteringdiabetes – they would love to hear from you. And of course, share the episode link with anyone you know that has diabetes who could benefit from listening.


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