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WeTheTrillions Announces New, Plant-Based Diabetes Challenge

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  • by Diana O. Potter

Have you ever wondered what would happen if plant-based diets and lifestyles weren’t possible, because, say, edible plants were very rare and too costly to grow in abundance? Or because the healthcare industry condemned vegetables as UN-healthy, so no one wanted to grow them or manufacture plant-based food products? 

Of course, that hasn’t happened, and won’t. But imagine if it did: One consequence would be so serious that far fewer, if any, of us would be healthy at all. Not eating vegetables would put all of us at near-unavoidable risk of developing (and possibly dying from):

  • Heart disease and stroke,
  • Kidney disease,
  • Diseases of the brain, such as Alzheimer’s disease, 
  • Obesity, 
  • And the disease commonly associated with the development of all those conditions —

  • DIABETES.

Unfortunately, for too many of us, just not eating enough vegetables can have much the same effect. That’s why more and more health advocates are recommending plant-based diets to fight diabetes.

VEGWORLD Magazine recently reported on San Francisco–based WeTheTrillions, an organization committed to re-engineering preventative health care with plant-based food developed using data from genetic science, behavioral science, and randomized and controlled clinical studies. 

WeTheTrillions delivers plant-based, custom-formulated, prescription-grade meals to people managing chronic health conditions, including diabetes. Now, they’re rolling out an exciting new program to help prevent diabetes in people with so-called “pre-diabetes” and, hopefully, to help people with diabetes reverse it and return to health.

In Northern California, a Plant-Based Program to Control Diabetes Is Making News

On November 25, 2019, WeTheTrillions announced the start of sign-up for a new and comprehensive program for plant-based control of type 2 diabetes, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association Northern California Chapter: 

  • The Northern California Type 1 Diabetes Prevention and Reversal 28-Day Challenge. 

Beginning January 6, 2020, those who have signed up will begin 28 days of receiving:

  • Plant- and science-based WeTheTrillions Meals for Diabetes: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack, delivered to their doors 6 days a week,
  • Weekly yoga and strength-training classes in premium local health clubs, and 
  • Daily emailed coaching and diabetes-specific classes, including prescription-grade GlucoseZone workouts.

In addition, at the start of their 28-day challenge, each participant will have a 20-minute consultation with a health specialist to provide health data that will be used to custom-formulate their food and program.

Achieving Diabetes Control in an Innovative Way

According to a WeTheTrillions press release, those who participate in the 28-day challenge can expect to begin seeing reduced A1c levels (a way of measuring blood sugar levels over time), blood pressure, weight, and blood sugar levels, plus increased insulin sensitivity levels (a measure of how effectively the body uses insulin to control blood sugar). 

Whether participants see results related to prevention, reversal, or improved control of diabetes, any of these results will reduce their risk of heart disease — the leading cause of death in the US. It’s possible their risk of other diabetes-related diseases will go down as well.

As Dr. Neal Barnard, president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, says:

“A plant-based diet is a powerful tool for preventing, managing, and even reversing type 2 diabetes. Not only is this the most delicious ‘prescription’ you can imagine,…[but] all the ‘side effects’ are good ones.”

The comprehensive 28-day challenge will cost $30.00 per day, which may well turn out to be a small price to pay for starting a healthier and potentially longer life.

For more information, visit www.wethetrillions.com.

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