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Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes with Diana Licalzi & Jose Tejero

Nov 1, 2023

Our guests today are Registered Dietician Diana Licalzi and Exercise Physiologist Jose Tejero. Together, they founded Reversing T2D, an online health platform that helps people gain control of their blood sugar through plant-based nutrition, exercise, and mindset. In their new book, The Type 2 Diabetes Revolution: A Cookbook and Complete Guide to Managing Type 2 Diabetes, Diana and Jose help us lower our blood sugar, and eliminate or reduce the need for medication if we’re taking it. It has over 100 delicious plant-based recipes and tips, with something for every palate.

Join us as Diana and Jose provide their insight into combatting this pervasive, but preventable, malady.

Listen to Episode 254 with Diana Licalzi & Jose Tejero

What we discuss in this episode:

  • The differences between type 1, type 1.5 and type 2 diabetes.

  • The link between visceral fat and insulin resistance.

  • The dangers of consuming saturated fats and refined carbohydrates.

  • How you can determine if you are prediabetic.

  • Why we’re at a greater risk for diabetes as we age.

  • The importance and benefits of eating fiber.

  • The truth about carbohydrates.

  • Why eating a whole foods plant-based diet can help you reduce insulin resistance.

  • Why meat consumption puts you at greater risk for type 2 diabetes.

  • Why exercise helps with diabetes.

  • The benefits of walking after meals.

  • Diabetes myths.


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