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This article is a collaboration between Cyrus Khambatta, PhD and Tara Kemp. Cyrus Khambatta earned a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from UC Berkeley after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in his senior year of college at Stanford University in 2002. He is an internationally recognized nutrition and fitness coach for people living with type 1, type 1.5, prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, and has helped hundreds of people around the world achieve exceptional insulin sensitivity by adopting low-fat, plant-based whole foods nutrition. Tara Kemp is the Director of Nutrition Education for Mastering Diabetes. She has been active in the field of health and nutrition for many years, including working with Forks Over Knives, Engine 2, and Dr. Neal Barnard and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Tara has a bachelor's degree in Education from Bucknell University, a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell, and is a Certified Food For Life Instructor through the Physicians Committee.

Jan 21

How Much Protein Do I Need? – Understanding the Science of Dietary Protein

By Cyrus Khambatta, PhD and Tara Kemp | nutrition

How Much Protein Do I Need? – Understanding the Science of Dietary Protein ​How much protein do I nee​d?In the world of nutrition, there is a large debate about the effectiveness of low-carbohydrate vs. high-carbohydrate diets, as well as low-fat vs. high-fat diets. That being said, the one macronutrient that most people believe is always […]

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Sep 05

High Carbohydrate Foods – Do They Increase Your Risk of Death? The PURE Study Misses the Big Picture

By Cyrus Khambatta, PhD and Tara Kemp | research

High Carbohydrate Foods – Do They Increase Your Risk of Death? The PURE Study Misses the Big PictureIn a recent study published in the journal Lancet, 135,000 people from 18 countries were followed over the course of 7.5 years to determine how their food choices affected their risk of death from cardiovascular disease, stroke, and […]

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May 07

Weight Loss Foods for Diabetes – Understanding the BROAD Study

By Cyrus Khambatta, PhD and Tara Kemp | research

Weight Loss Foods for Diabetes: Understanding the BROAD Study There is no shortage of scientific weight-loss studies. With chronic health conditions like obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension on the rise, many weight-loss researchers are on the hunt for dietary patterns that are effective at reversing the root causes of these conditions.Most weight-loss studies […]

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Mar 14

High-Protein Diets Promote Weight Loss but Impair Insulin Sensitivity

By Cyrus Khambatta, PhD and Tara Kemp | research

High-Protein Diets Promote Weight Loss but Impair Insulin Sensitivity When it comes to reversing insulin resistance and simplifying your life with diabetes, one of the most effective ways to gain insulin sensitivity is to lose weight.The reason for this is simple: in overweight individuals, weight gain is associated with a reduction in insulin action. Conversely, […]

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