A word about the authors
Brenda and Vesanto are the co-authors of award winning books that are classics on plant-based nutrition, and now in 13 languages.
Registered dietitian BRENDA DAVIS is an esteemed expert on plant-based nutrition and a popular international speaker. Brenda has been the lead nutritionist and health educator in the Diabetes Wellness Project in the Marshall islands for a number of years.
VESANTO MELINA, MS, RD is lead author of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ current Position Paper on Vegetarian Diets. . Vesanto is a government consultant, and has taught nutrition at Seattle’s Bastyr University and at the University of British Columbia.
Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina have written over a dozen best selling books on nutrition. The consult and speak all over the world. This gives them first hand contact with thier readers. Their skill is translating science into a readable format.
Tested in the field
Brenda Davis has been working to reduce the harm from diabetes in the Marshall Islands using similar menus plans. Locally the recipes were extensively tested with a group of dedicated recipe testers who made sure that they used whole foods and low oil plant based diets.
based on Science
Adopting smart diet and lifestyle choices after the onset of diabetes can change the course of disease and , in many cases reveres it altogether. The gradual reversal of insulin resistance has been reported with the use of whole foods and plant based diets that are less restrictive.
Foods rich in soluble fiber, such as barley, beans, flaxseeds, oats and some fruits and vegetables helps to stabilize blood glucose and reduce blood cholesterol levels. The recipes are designed to maximize the use of soluble fiber.
Reasons to buy
Michael Greger. M.D. FACM.
“If you intend to reverse diabetes or support someone in this process, get a copy of the Kick Diabetes Cookbook and make it your constant companion.”
John Kelly, MD, MHP.
“Properly selected and prepared plant foods can reverse insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Reverse your diabetes and enjoy full remission using the nutritional approach so enjoyably presented in The Kick Diabetes Cookbook.”
Dr. Wes Youngberg DRPH, MPH. CNS.
” I have been helping patients reverse diabetes for nearly 30 years. There is no one I would trust more to give me nutritional advice than Brenda Davis. using this cookbook is your best bet for reversing diabetes.”
Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT.
“With the unprecedented rise of type 2 diabetes, there has been increasing confusion surrounding diet-related treatments. The Kick Diabetes Cookbook is a welcome solution packed with simple advice, detailed charts and guidelines, and delicious easy recipes.”
Timaree Hagenburger, MPH, RD, EP-c
” The Kick Diabetes Cookbook is much more than
a collection of recipes, as the first several chapters provide
a surprisingly comprehensive collection of very specific
information needed to empower individuals diagnosed
with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes to take back control
of their health.” Read more
Zel and Reuben Allen.
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