This is a featured talk from the 2018 Northwest Health and Nutrition Conference in Portland, Oregon by famous Plant Based Registered Dietitian Brenda Davis. She is an internationally acclaimed speaker and co-author of 10 books, including “Becoming Vegan”, “The Kick Diabetes Cookbook” (in press), “Becoming Raw”, and “The Raw Food Revolution Diet”. She is a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Brenda is currently involved in a major diabetes intervention research project in the Marshall Islands, where diabetes is rampant. Sixty years ago, diabetes was virtually unheard of in the Marshall Islands, but now close to 50% of adults older than 35 have type 2 diabetes. www.brendadavisrd.com .