Registered dietitian Brenda Davis is an authoritative voice on the effects of a whole-foods, plant-based diet on diabetes prevention and reversal due to her work for over a decade as the lead nutritionist with the Diabetes and Wellness Project in the Marshall Islands. In this definitive guide, she explains the series of metabolic events that lead to diabetes and why this illness is so catastrophic for health. Over the last fifty years, nutrition researchers have built upon each other's work to prove that a diet based on plant foods could reduce diabetes risk and in many cases reverse diabetes. Kick Diabetes Essentials cites the latest research into why plant foods lead to success, which foods are the most effective, and how to construct a diabetes-busting diet that not only gets results but also is simply delicious. In addition, it combines diet, exercise, rest, and stress management into a powerful prescription for health.