The case for the use of a plant-based diet to reduce the burden of diabetes has never been so strong.
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If the only thing a plant-based diet can do is prevent and reverse the number one killer of men and women (heart disease), should not the diet be predetermined until proven otherwise? (See How not to die of heart disease). However, evidence of the benefits of a more plant-based diet continues to emerge for a variety of other life-threatening chronic diseases.
I have previously discussed herbal diets and diabetes in:
• Herbal diets and diabetes (
• Herbal diets for diabetes (
• Benefits of a macrobiotic diet for diabetes (
• How not to die of diabetes?
• Reverse diabetes with food (
• Reversal of diabetes: are they calories or food? (
And what was that to stop the renal deterioration in its tracks? Watch:
• Treatment of chronic kidney disease with food (
• What type of protein is best for our kidneys? (
• How not to die of kidney disease?
• How to treat heart failure and kidney failure with diet
Get more information about the phytochemical index of the diet I mentioned in Calculate your healthy eating score (
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