The Whole Health Cure

"Defeating Diabetes" with Brenda Davis, RD

Episode Summary

Brenda Davis, Registered Dietitian, is a leader in her field, and an acclaimed speaker at nutrition, medical and health conferences internationally. She has worked as a research dietitian, public health nutritionist, clinical nutrition specialist, nutrition consultant and academic nutrition instructor. Brenda serves as the lead dietitian in the Diabetes Wellness Project in Majuro, Marshall Islands. As a prolific health writer, Brenda has co-authored nine vegetarian and vegan nutrition classics with over a million copies in print, in 13 languages. She is a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association. In 2007, she was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame. Current scientific studies show that most people with type 2 diabetes can reverse the disease by eating a plant-based diet and making other healthy lifestyle changes. In this interview Brenda talks about foods that help regulate blood glucose levels and foods that send those levels skyrocketing. In her work, she explains how not all carbohydrates promote diabetes, how plant-based protein reduces diabetes risk, and illustrates why a whole-foods, plant-based diet is naturally low in fat and sodium. Brenda also talks about her wonderful experience of working in Marshall Islands and shares some of her favorite recipes! Websites: http://brendadavisrd.com/ http://becomingvegan.ca/ Brenda's new book is called "The Kick Diabetes Cookbook": https://www.amazon.com/Kick-Diabetes-Cookbook-Recipes-Defeating/dp/1570673594/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1537388575&sr=8-3&keywords=kick+diabetes+cookbook

Episode Notes

Brenda Davis, Registered Dietitian, is a leader in her field, and an acclaimed speaker at nutrition, medical and health conferences internationally. She has worked as a research dietitian, public health nutritionist, clinical nutrition specialist, nutrition consultant and academic nutrition instructor. Brenda serves as the lead dietitian in the Diabetes Wellness Project in Majuro, Marshall Islands.

As a prolific health writer, Brenda has co-authored nine vegetarian and vegan nutrition classics with over a million copies in print, in 13 languages: The Kick Diabetes Cookbook, Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition, Becoming Vegan: Express Edition, Becoming Vegan, Becoming Raw, Becoming Vegetarian, The New Becoming Vegetarian, The Raw Food Revolution Diet, Defeating Diabetes and Dairy-free and Delicious. Her most recent works, Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition won the 2014 REAL Best of 2014 Book Award, and Becoming Vegan: Express Edition won the Canada Book Award and was a finalist and received honorable mention in the Foreward Book of the Year Award. She is currently working on a diabetes book and a diabetes cookbook. Both are set to be released in 2018.

Brenda has authored numerous professional and lay articles. She is a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association. In 2007, she was inducted into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame.

Current scientific studies show that most people with type 2 diabetes can reverse the disease by eating a plant-based diet and making other healthy lifestyle changes.
In this interview Brenda talks about foods that help regulate blood glucose levels and foods that send those levels skyrocketing. In her work, Brenda clarifies why not all carbohydrates promote diabetes, explains how plant-based protein reduces diabetes risk, and illustrates why a whole-foods, plant-based diet is naturally low in fat and sodium. Brenda also talks about her wonderful experience of working in Marshall Islands and shares some of her favorite recipes!

Websites:
http://brendadavisrd.com/
http://becomingvegan.ca/

Brenda's new book is called "The Kick Diabetes Cookbook":
https://www.amazon.com/Kick-Diabetes-Cookbook-Recipes-Defeating/dp/1570673594/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1537388575&sr=8-3&keywords=kick+diabetes+cookbook