Today, I chat to Robby Barbaro, whom you might know from Mastering Diabetes or as the mindful diabetic. Robby has been reversing his type 1 diabetes as a fruitarian for the last 12 years.
At 8:20, Robby starts to share his journey with type 1 diabetes, from his diagnosis in the year 2000. He points out the major life-changing moment when he started to notice that the more fruit and the less fat he ate, the better his insulin was working.
But overcoming type 1 diabetes was not the only reason that Robby went raw vegan. After watching the movie Earthlings, Robby talks about how his eyes were opened to the harsh reality of how the food that he was eating got onto his plate. This was a game changer as well.
Going back to the discussion on his diet, at 23: 17, Robby sheds some light on the importance of getting enough calories with a plant-based and fruit-based lifestyle. He mentions how each meal needs food that’s high in calorie density because if this isn’t the case, this is when you find people flaking on veganism.
At 27:40, Robby addresses a common question that people have about taking up a fruit-based diet; where will my protein come from? Robby talks about the link between heart disease and diabetes at 32:47 and goes on to debunk some common myths about this link and other myths related to diabetes.
“If I eat as simple as possible, then my digestion is a lot simpler, then that frees up a lot of energy for the body to do its own healing” -Robby Barbaro-
Watch the interview on the The Gary te Roller YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/MindfulDiabetic