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Plant Based Diet for Diabetes Type 1 – Here’s Scientific Evidence


The International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention featured many plant-based miraculous disease reversals.

One patient had not one, but two heart attacks in two months. A whole-food, plant-based diet helped him control his cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugars, and also lost 50 pounds. 

The numbers don’t show the transformation from feeling “dead man walking” into having his life back.

There is already enough evidence to support the claims of autoimmune inflammatory disorder reversal, psoriasis and lupus-nephritis renal inflammation. 

We didn’t believe we could do much about type 1 diabetes, as we know nothing about autoimmune-diseases. By changing ourselves to a healthy lifestyle choices, we can reverse and prevent Type 2 diabetes since it is a lifestyle disorder. 

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where your body attacks your pancreas and kills insulin-producing cells. This will lead to insulin injections unless you catch it in time. We can reverse the progression if we can get enough people to switch to healthy eating habits and a healthier diet.

We now know that patients with type 1 may be capable of reducing insulin and achieving better blood sugar control by eating healthier. We can assign children and teens to nutritional interventions that increase the whole food content of their diet. This includes eating more whole grains, whole fruits, vegetables, legumes (which are beans, split peas and lentils), nuts and seeds. When we consume more whole foods, then we can achieve control over the blood sugar.  

It is important to note that whole fruit intake was associated with better blood sugar control. This has important clinical implications for nutrition education in type 1 patients. It is important to educate people about the benefits of eating whole fruits.

One patient, who started a vegetable-rich diet at the age of three after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, has continued to need insulin therapy three years later. However, he is still experiencing steady declines in autoantibody levels and other markers of insulin cell damage. 

A second child who was diagnosed several months later didn’t begin eating better but continues to take a low insulin dose with good control. Even if all insulin-producing cells are destroyed, type 1 diabetes patients can still experience significantly reduced insulin needs, reduced inflammation, and lower cardiovascular risk. This is the number one cause of death among type 1 diabetics. 

Type 1 diabetics are at risk for cardiovascular disease. It’s the leading cause of death in the country. It may even help to control the disease.

This is just the first issue! The International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention also has a companion publication, the Disease Reversal and Prevention Digest. This publication is for lay people who share our belief that everyone should be able to understand how science can impact their health. 

You can also hear from the author of the Lupus series. This includes bonus interviews with luminaries such as Dean Ornish and practical tips from dietitians to help you make the shift towards a healthier lifestyle.

The second issue featured practical tips such as how to eat plant-based and on a budget, Dr. Klaper’s efforts to educate medical students, Audrey Sanchez of Balanced’s efforts to change school lunches, or Dr. Ostfeld getting healthy food served in a hospital. What magazine is complete without an article about improving your sex life.

While the journal is available for free at IJDRP.org and the companion digest at diseasereversaldigest.com is available for a nominal subscription fee. Be a proud subscriber today.

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