How to Reverse Insulin Resistance Using a Low-Fat, Plant-Based, Whole-Food Lifestyle: Torrance Memorial Medical Center Presentation

Robby and I were recently invited to give a presentation at the Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Southern California on the effect of a low-fat, plant-based, whole food diet for type 1 diabetes, type 1.5 diabetes, prediabetes, and type 2 diabetes.

In this presentation, we explore a wide variety of topics about the causes and effects of insulin resistance. We explore the biochemistry of insulin and glucose, the action of your pancreas, and why low-carbohydrate diets are only short-term band-aids.

In this presentation, you will learn the following:

  • Cyrus' personal story about his diagnosis with 3 autoimmune conditions - hypothyroidism, alopecia, and type 1 diabetes - at the age of 22 (1:32)
  • Robby's personal story about being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12 (9:37)
  • The biology of insulin resistance (16:07)
  • Why insulin resistance is increases your risk for all chronic disease, including most notably heart disease (18:22)
  • The exocrine function of your pancreas that occupies 99% of your pancreatic mass (20:52)
  • The endocrine function of your pancreas that occupies less than 1% of your pancreatic mass (21:22)
  • The difference between type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes (22:32)
  • Human role-playing example of insulin resistance (23:52)
  • The biology of insulin resistance (33:37)
  • Why the science in low-carb studies is often misleading (38:07)
  • The short-term benefits of a low-carb diet (40:12)
  • The long-term consequences of a low-carb diet (41:17)
  • Understanding green light, yellow light and red light foods for reversing insulin resistance using your diet (45:27)
  • A collection of unbelievable and inspirational case studies! (51:02)

The video is about 1 hour long, but is well worth your time. We hope that you enjoy what you see. Feel free to ask any questions in the comment section and we’ll respond as best as we can.

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About the Author

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.