On this week’s episode, Katherine Lawrence, a Cancer Project Food for Life cooking class instructor, prepares Latin Seitan Stew from Dr. Barnard’s The Cancer Survivor’s Guide: Foods That Help you Fight Back. The bell peppers in this stew add vitamin C, an antioxidant that plays an important role in boosting the immune system. This dish also contains seitan, a fat-free, high-protein food made from wheat gluten, which is often used as a meat alternative.
Type 1 Diabetes
Neal Barnard, M.D., gives an overview of how insulin is made. He also explains that type 1 diabetes is caused when the body produces no insulin. Research shows that this may occur when antibodies in your body fight off proteins found in cow’s milk. Dr. Barnard also outlines how people already diagnosed with type 1 diabetes can cut down on diabetes complications by eating foods that are vegan, low in fat, and have a low gylcemic index.
A New Approach to Type 2 Diabetes
Neal Barnard, M.D., gives an overview of the worldwide diabetes epidemic and what causes diabetes. He asks viewers to imagine how a key works with a lock. If the lock is jammed with gum, the key won’t work. Diabetes occurs when fat gums up cells, stopping insulin from working with cells. But there’s reason to be optimistic. Dr. Barnard explains how building your meal with fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans can help prevent and reverse diabetes.
The Science Behind A New Diet for Diabetes Neal Barnard, M.D., gives a lecture on the science behind a new diet for diabetes; Caroline Trapp, M.S.N., C.D.E., presents: Know Your Numbers; Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., and Jill Eckart, C.H.H.C., share a success story and answer your questions; Lisa Davis demonstrates Low-Fat Guacamole.
What Do You Have to Lose? Neal Barnard, M.D., gives a lecture on diet and weight loss; Caroline Trapp, M.S.N., C.D.E., presents: Know Your Numbers, Part II; Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., and Jill Eckart, C.H.H.C., present “What’s In Your Cart: Carrots and Hummus”; Robyn Webb demonstrates how to make Spinach, Orange, and Beet Salad.
All About The Glycemic Index
Neal Barnard, M.D., explains the glycemic index—a handy tool that lets you know which are the best carbohydrate-containing foods. It shows what foods cause blood sugar to rise rapidly compared to those that cause it to rise gently. It's a useful tool for managing diabetes and boosting your energy with low-glycemic index foods that cause your blood sugars to rise gently.