The Best Diet for Diabetes

The case for using a plant-based diet to reduce the burden of diabetes has never been stronger.

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If all a plant-based diet could do is prevent and reverse the number one killer of men and women (heart disease), shouldn’t it be the default diet until proven otherwise? (See How Not to Die from Heart Disease ( Yet the evidence for the benefits of a more plant-based diet continues to emerge for a variety of other life-threatening chronic diseases.

I’ve previously discussed plant-based diets and diabetes in:
• Plant-Based Diets and Diabetes (
• Plant-Based Diets for Diabetes (
• Benefits of a Macrobiotic Diet for Diabetes (
• How Not to Die from Diabetes (
• Reversing Diabetes with Food (
• Diabetes Reversal: Is It the Calories or the Food? (

And what was that about stopping kidney decline in its tracks? See:
• Treating Chronic Kidney Disease with Food (
• Which Type of Protein Is Better for Our Kidneys? (
• How Not to Die from Kidney Disease (
• How to Treat Heart Failure and Kidney Failure with Diet (

Learn more about the dietary phytochemical index I mentioned in Calculate Your Healthy Eating Score (

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