The #WFPB diet is all about preventive maintenance, in fact we are bathing our system in nutritional abundance when we eat this way. That is the reason why nutritional supplements become superfluous. It is also the reason that many illnesses and diseases can be prevented or reversed. These chronic, degenerative illnesses of affluence are simply manifestations of deferred maintenance resulting from too much processed foods with little nutritional value.
However, dietary information is not medical advice. So if you are taking medication, work with your doctor. We learn that, particularly for diabetics, the changes can be so fast that you need to adjust your medications and insulin usually fairly quickly and you need the supervision. If your doctor is not familiar or comfortable with the dietary approach, find a doctor who is. A good source for finding one is the American College for Lifestyle Medicine.
In general, please note that the majority of doctors are simply uneducated on nutrition and the nutritional approach to preventing and reversing disease. They were not taught nutrition in school. That is why organizations like ACLM and PCRM are so important.
Dr Neal Barnard, and PCRMDr. Neal Barnard just published an updated version of his book, Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs
The official publication date will be February 27, 2018. At the same time, his companion book will also be published, Dr. Neal Barnard's Cookbook for Reversing Diabetes: 150 Recipes Scientifically Proven to Reverse Diabetes Without Drugs. You want to refer all your friends with active diabetes or pre-diabetes to this information, for $22 they can know all there is to know about the dietary approach to reversing the disease. For everybody else in general, following a #WFPB diet itself is all the prevention you need!
The iThrive Series on DiabetesIn parallel, there is another initiative on the diabetes front. A new documentary series on diabetes by iThrive that promises also to be very powerful in giving people hope.
In short, there is now ample, easily accessible information on the nutritional approach to diabetes available. For diabetes, and generally for seven out of the ten top causes of death, the same holds, that a Whole Foods, Plant-Based diet can prevent or reverse these diseases of "affluence," for they all derive largely from eating too much processed foods that are deprived of nutritional value.