I had the opportunity to spend a few minutes with Acclaimed chef and type 2 diabetic, Franklin Becker and Dr. Yehuda Handelsman, an endocrinologist and the current Chair Medical Director of the Metabolic Institute of America and Chair and Program Director of the World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease.
They have teamed up to educate adults with type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol and healthy food choices. The name of their campaign is Two Reasons, One Recipe.
Chef Becker is the execute chef of New York’s Abe and Arthur’s Restaurant. After his type 2 diabetes diagnosis he set out on a mission to create healthier versions of his celebrated recipes. On the campaign’s website, TwoReasonsOneRecipe.com you can find some tasty recipe ideas and learn more about the campaign.
These two men have teamed up to promote the importance of lowering one’s A1c test and measure of bad cholesterol, which is LDL-C, in adults with type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol.
I disagree with the campaign when it comes to the use of vegetable oils and soy but, I appreciate the effort on encouraging people to eat more vegetables and lean meats and enhancing the flavor of dishes with safe options like lemon, herbs, and spices.
Ana and I came up with some questions to ask and you can check out the short video below to see what Chef Becker and Dr. Handelsman had to say.
Note: While I spoke to them, I watched them on a video that had a few seconds of delay so when you hear me hesitate or talk unbelievably slow, please know this was like a mind game for me-next time shall be better, I promise!
If you don’t see the video above, here is the link to it.
Don’t forget to check out the recipes on Two Reason, One Recipe, they look really tasty!