232: Reversing Diabetes and Building Healthy Communities With Plant-Powered Senator Eric L. Adams


Health is the cornerstone of prosperity. If our body isn’t functioning properly…


…we can’t do anything! We can’t lead joyful lives.


We normalize aches and pains, bloating, exhaustion, headaches, ill-health – all the things caused by our lifestyle. We come to believe that to be human means to get progressively sicker every year. But that simply isn’t true. There’s no reason we can’t be vibrant and active even after turning 90. Today’s guest is a perfect example.


Eric L. Adams is a former Democratic State Senator and police officer, and current Borough President of Brooklyn (and social justice warrior). He knows first-hand how powerful a simple lifestyle change can be. Two years ago, he was diagnosed with advanced Type 2 Diabetes. He had stomach ulcers, high blood pressure, permanent nerve damage to his hands and feet…and had lost sight in his right eye(!). Specialists told him that because diabetes ran in his family, he was inevitably heading towards kidney failure, blindness and possible foot amputation.


So he made a change. After reading Dr Greger’s How Not To Die (check out Episode 214), and watching Forks over Knives, he cleaned out his kitchen cupboards and swapped his Standard American Diet for a whole foods plant-based diet. 3 weeks later?


  • His vision cleared up
  • His stomach ulcers disappeared
  • All nerve damage was reverse.


A complete turn-around.



Now, Eric is determined to empower people to heal themselves. Because after all, there’s no such thing as prosperity without a healthy community. He’s teamed up with schools to teach children to grow food, and runs initiatives like Meatless Mondays and 10-day challenges for people suffering with disease, as well as hosting events to demystify veganism.


But his most exciting work is happening at Bellevue hospital. The first ever plant-based unit will be set up, run by functional medicine doctors, dietitians and nutritionists to show patients how to heal themselves, reverse disease and come off their prescription meds with a whole-food plant-based diet. Could this model be rolled out on a global scale? We sure hope so!


This could change the conversation around medicine for good. The future’s looking bright. Check out Eric’s Instagram to learn more!


What you’ll learn in Episode 232:

  • How to give yourself a perfect reset
  • How Eric reversed vision loss in just 3 weeks
  • What you need to do to start your body’s healing process
  • Why health and prosperity are connected
  • Can you have an active sex life into your 80’s?
  • Why veganism is super affordable
  • How Eric is helping communities fight food insecurity
  • How you can create global change
  • Are you a wounded warrior?
  • How Eric’s mum reversed her high blood pressure at 80 years old


Our favorite moments:

@3:26 This might just change your life

@8:29 There’s a lot of hope

@14:06 The body wants to heal

@25:05 Ride off into the sunset


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Want To Take Your Wellness Business To The Next Level In 2019?

Whether you want to become a world renowned blogger, brand, author, podcaster, speaker or lifestyle coach, whether you’ve always dreamed of hosting transformational retreats or simply want to figure out how to make an income doing what you love, I believe that you can make those dreams a reality in 2019. Let’s do this!

Join us for Rise & Bloom Online Mastermind:

WHAT: A High Vibe, High End 5-Week Wellness Mastermind

WHERE: Online (You can be anywhere in the world!)

WHEN: Wednesdays, Nov. 28th- Jan. 2nd (No meeting on Dec. 26th) 5pmPST/8pmEST

WHO: Me + You + Other High-Vibe Wellness Warriors!

Masterminds are an amazing opportunity to bring together like-minded individuals and help uplift each other in life and business.

Whatever your dream business is, you can’t go at it alone. That’s where your mastermind group comes in! We will help each other with ideas, resources and support that you just can’t get anywhere else. They say you are the equivalent of the top 5 people you’ve spent the most time with. Why not spend the next 5 weeks with high-vibe individuals with similar drive, goals, values and mission as you have?

In addition to receiving support from others in the wellness space I will also be teaching hard core business marketing and monetization strategies to help you ascend to the next level of your business and become a person of influence. And if you are struggling with money blocks or if you have a fear of getting paid for the good work that you do, I will give you the exact practices & tactics to bust through those blocks and attract abundance into your life.

Ready to join us? Email me at info@foodhealsnation.com to reserve your spot!

Have more questions? Pop into our Facebook group at foodhealsgroup.com



This is going to be the retreat that changes your life.

We’re heading back to the Amalfi Coast, and we’d love to take you with us! This is our happy place, somewhere so beautiful we just have to share it with you. You’ll be doing all the things you dream about when you think of Italy… but vegan style! Hiking, swimming, wine tasting, relaxing, exploring, shopping and even sailing! Leslie will be cooking for us, and teaching us how to make the tastiest Italian vegan meals.

Our venue is a gorgeous organic villa with an infinity pool – your photos of this holiday might break Instagram! This is a small intimate retreat for like-minded women, and the perfect reset! You will make connections that will last a lifetime, and come back feeling renewed and ready for anything.

Go to www.foodhealsnation.com/italy find out more and reserve your spot. You have just 3 days to book before prices go up on Nov. 30th 2018. The price includes accommodation, all our dinners and breakfasts and Leslie’s amazing cooking classes – basically everything you need, except alcohol and lunches when we’re out walking and exploring. We will do all the planning, all you need to do is enjoy yourself.

If you want to reserve your spot, all you need to do is put down a deposit (it’s fully refundable by Jan 2019)! There are only a few spots because we want to keep the group small and intimate. This year’s Getaway sold out so fast, so book today!




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