All Posts by Cyrus Khambatta, PhD

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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.

Apr 19

Diabetes Support Group – Heather’s Secret to Steady Blood Glucose and Maintaining Weight Loss

By Cyrus Khambatta, PhD | nutrition

Diabetes Support Group – Heather’s Secret to Steady Blood Glucose and Maintaining Weight Loss ​When Heather applied for life insurance in January 2017, she was surprised to be denied.Her lab work indicated that she had developed type 2 diabetes. She had been overweight and had polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) for years, but had no idea […]

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Mar 07

Micronutrients: Understanding the Nutrient Density of Whole Foods

By Cyrus Khambatta, PhD | nutrition

Micronutrients: Understanding the Nutrient Density of Whole Foods​We’ve been talking a lot about the effect that minimizing fat intake has on boosting insulin sensitivity, and reducing your risk for heart disease, cancer, hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes.In this article however, I’d like to introduce a different way of thinking about food – not as fuel, […]

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Jan 30

What are Ketones: Your Brain’s Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

By Cyrus Khambatta, PhD | nutrition

What are Ketones: Your Brain’s Best Friend or Worst Enemy?​​Without doubt, the human brain is the most sophisticated biological machine in existence.In fact, the human brain is so sophisticated that it can’t even understand itself.Modern science has discovered many interesting facts about how your brain functions, including the location of your memory center, the location […]

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Jan 02

How Fat Kills Insulin-Producing Beta Cells

By Cyrus Khambatta, PhD | nutrition

How Fat Kills Insulin-Producing Beta CellsAn overwhelming amount of scientific evidence shows that a high-fat diet is the single most effective method at killing beta cells and inducing insulin resistance in both your liver and muscle.The evidence clearly demonstrates that increasing dietary fat intake has an immediate negative effect on insulin sensitivity, which can then […]

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Dec 09

Low Carbohydrate Diets: Understanding the Grim Long-Term Effects

By Cyrus Khambatta, PhD | nutrition

Low Carbohydrate Diets: Understanding the Grim Long-Term EffectsDiabetes is growing faster now than at any point in human history, yet despite this doctors continue to prescribe low carbohydrate diets, a strategy that is often viewed as the most effective nutrition approach for optimal diabetes health.On the surface, this appears to make sense because low carbohydrate […]

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