Ep. 8: Robby Barbaro-Having Diabetes Has Been a Gift – Plant-Strong with Rip Esselstyn 

Robby Barbaro is a seeker. After being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 12, Barbaro set off on a quest to optimize his health, buck conventional beliefs and thrive in spite of his illness. His drive for truth has become his life’s work.

“It’s not the banana’s fault,” he stresses, when it comes to the confusion and lack of understanding around eating fruit and managing diabetes. Barbaro is the co-founder of Mastering Diabetes, a comprehensive program developed to help people both understand the science of insulin resistance and take control of their health through a low-fat plant-based diet. Together with Dr. Cyrus Khambatta, they just released their first book by the same name.

Type II diabetes, in particular, is preventable and even reversible if you put the right lifestyle habits into play. And, contrary to what you may have heard, all forms of this devastating disease can be mitigated with a whole-foods, plant-based diet. If you’re willing to communicate and be vulnerable, he says, you can optimize your health and enjoy this wonderful diet of abundance and not deprivation.

Episode Resources:

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Mastering Diabetes Website: http://masteringdiabetes.org

Mastering Diabetes new book: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Diab…

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From Dr. John McDougall:

Get your copy of Mastering Diabetes
Did you know that in today’s world diabetes affects more than 115 million people in the United States?Unfortunately, that’s a scary statistic because it means that diabetes affects 1 in every 3 people – and with every year the numbers keep growing.Whether you’re living with any form of diabetes or whether diabetes affects a loved one – it’s important to know that the food you eat is the most important determinant of your overall health.
That’s why we’re proud to support the work of Cyrus Khambatta, PhD and Robby Barbaro, MPH, authors of the new book Mastering Diabetes – The Revolutionary Method to Reverse Insulin Resistance in Type 1, Type 1.5, Type 2, Prediabetes, and Gestational Diabetes.

Mastering Diabetes is available wherever books are sold: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, Hudson Booksellers, IndieBound, Powell’s, Target, Walmart and your local book store!

You can also purchase a digital version where ebooks are sold: Kindle, Apple Books, Nook, Google Play, and Kobo.

Additionally, you can purchase the audiobook read by Cyrus and Robby from Audible, Google Play and everywhere audiobooks are sold.In this groundbreaking book, you’ll discover:The science of insulin resistance that your doctor never taught youThe exact foods that cause high blood glucose, weight gain, high cholesterol, and high blood pressureThe long-term side effects of a ketogenic diet The exact foods to eat to achieve your best A1c, lose weight permanently, gain energy, and drop your chronic disease riskA simple formula to eat as much fruit, potatoes, and whole grains as you want!Cyrus and Robby have both been living with type 1 diabetes for more than 36 years combined, and have helped more than 3,000 people reverse insulin resistance using the groundbreaking method in this book that’s based on almost 100 years of scientific research.

The foreword is written by Dr. Neal Barnard, MD, who has performed multiple clinical trials demonstrating the tremendous power of a plant-based diet for reversing insulin resistance, promoting weight loss, and improving beta cell function.If you or a loved one suffers from diabetes, this book may be the answer you’ve been searching for! 

Pick up your copy of Mastering Diabetes today (and prepare to be amazed)!


Reverse Type 2 Diabetes — How David Did it in 5 Months Eating Fruit

Reverse Type 2 Diabetes — How David Did it 5 Months Eating Fruit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHFRO…

Reverse type 2 diabetes is something that 30 million people would like to do successfully. In this video, you will learn how David Rivest did it. You’ll learn it’s actually quite simple.

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Mastering Diabetes

Cyrus Khambatta, PhD

Robby Barbaro, MPH

Diabetes Nutrition and Fitness Coaches



Reverse type 2 diabetes in just 5 months by eating lots of fruit. Sounds crazy right? Watch this video to learn exactly how fruit changed David’s life forever.

Why Do You Stop Yourself – Dr. Brooke Goldner

Why do you do things or eat things that you know are going to hurt your health? There are subtle ways people let themselves down.

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Dr. Brooke Goldner is a board certified medical doctor and the author of 3 best-selling books, Goodbye Autoimmune Disease, Goodbye Lupus and Green Smoothie Recipes to Kick-Start Your Health & Healing. She has been featured in multiple documentaries such as Eating You Alive, Whitewashed, and The Conspiracy Against Your Health, has been featured on TV news and the Home & Family Show, as well as many radio shows and podcasts, and is a highly sought after keynote speaker, who shares the stage regularly with Drs. Ornish, Esselstyn, Bernard Greger and T. Colin Campbell, to name a few. She has been featured on the front cover of Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine 3 times, including the current cover of Fit Over Forty. She is a graduate of the Temple University School of Medicine, was Chief Resident at UCLA-Harbor Residency, and holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. She is the founder of GoodbyeLupus.com, VeganMedicalDoctor.com, and creator of the Hyper-nourishing Protocol for Lupus Recovery.