Current research shows that following a plant-based diet not only can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes but; in many cases; also can reverse the disease; thwarting most of the complications associated with it. Registered dietitian Brenda Davis; a world-renowned authority on plant-based diets and lifestyle medicine; deciphers the latest scientific evidence and explains why and how a whole-foods; plant-based diet can benefit anyone with this devastating condition. Well-designed plant-based diets work because they address the root cause of diabetes. They maximize powerful protective dietary components that are concentrated in plant food and work together to ease inflammation and oxidative stress; stabilize blood glucose levels; enhance gut micro-flora; and keep blood pressure and cholesterol in check. At the same time; plant-based diets minimize the harmful components concentrated in highly processed foods and animal products. Here you’ll find everything you need to create a personalized prescription for health. Proof that a whole-foods diet can reverse diabetes Customizable plans for diet and lifestyle Tips to make healthy eating a pleasure Flexible menus with 40 delicious plant-based recipes Lifestyle adjustments in conjunction with improved dietary habits are essential for achieving and maintaining diabetes health goals. Stress management; exercise; adequate sleep; social activity; and a healthy weight all contribute to a balanced trinity of physical fitness; mental charity; and emotional stability.