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May 08

Diabetes Nutrition Made Simple: Easy-to-Follow Guidelines to Reverse Insulin Resistance

By Tara Kemp | Science Articles

Diabetes Nutrition Made Simple: Easy-to-Follow Guidelines to Reverse Insulin ResistanceHere at Mastering Diabetes, we like to keep things as simple as possible for you.When it comes to nutrition, things can get particularly complicated. It’s easy to get lost in the weeds when searching for information on the internet.To make things simple, we’ve set up a […]

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Apr 02

Beta Cell Function Improves with a Plant-Based Diet

By Cyrus Khambatta, PhD and Tara Kemp | Science Articles

Beta Cell Function Improves with a Plant-Based Diet​Insulin resistance is the cause of both prediabetes and type 2 diabetes – a condition that desensitizes both your muscle and liver to the action of insulin. Living with insulin resistance increases your biological need for insulin, which forces the beta cells in your pancreas to overproduce insulin.Over […]

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Mar 07

Micronutrients: Understanding the Nutrient Density of Whole Foods

By Cyrus Khambatta, PhD | Science Articles

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 | Science Articles

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 21

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

By Cyrus Khambatta, PhD and Tara Kemp | Science Articles

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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Dec 09

Low Carbohydrate Diets: Understanding the Grim Long-Term Effects

By Cyrus Khambatta, PhD | Science Articles

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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