‘Chronic diseases may often be reversed and prevented by changing diet and lifestyle. In this important and compelling book, Eric Adams describes how. Highly recommended.’
– Dean Ornish MD, author of five New York Times bestsellers including UnDo It
Can you dramatically improve your health by embracing a plant-based diet? Eric Adams, mayor of New York City, believes that you can.
A police officer for more than two decades, Eric Adams was a connoisseur of fast food, and like so many people with stressful jobs, the last thing he had time to think about was eating healthily. Diabetes runs through his family, as it does for so many within the Black community. When he himself was diagnosed with the condition in 2016, he became determined to get to the root of the problem: the food he was eating. By switching to a vegan, wholefood diet, he lost weight, lowered his cholesterol, and improved his health beyond recognition.
Now armed with the hard science and real-life stories of others who have transformed their bodies by changing their diet and lifestyle, he is on a mission to spread the word that not only are these kind of radical health improvements possible, they can also be enjoyable.
With shopping tips and gentle lifestyle advice, Eric shows how you can become healthier without abandoning the food you love. he explores the origins of soul food and how it can be reimagined with healthy alternatives. From Chipotle Mac ‘n’ Cheese to Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies, Eric is keen to show this is not about restriction but instead finding joy in real food. Packed with up-to-date nutritional advice and recipes from the likes of Dr Michael Greger, Raymond Jackson, Paul McCartney, Alan Cummings and more, this is the perfect book for anyone looking to improve their health in small, manageable and pleasurable steps.