Wednesday, August 4, 2021

WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: Committing to Change

"We should all be eating fruits and vegetables as if our lives depend on it - because they do."

                                                                                         --Michael Greger, M.D.

Eric Adams is the Brooklyn Borough President and may be the next mayor of New York City.  Several years ago, he woke up and could not see the clock. He sent to the doctor and was diagnosed with advanced diabetes, at risk for going blind and an amputation of his leg. 

Eric made changes, stopped eating meat and other animal products, and rapidly shifted to plant-based eating.  His A1C dropped from over 15% to under 7%.  The A1C is the test that is the average of one’s blood sugar over 2-3 months.  The higher the A1C, the greater the chance of complications of diabetes, such as blindness, amputation, heart attack, and loss of kidney function. 

Now this man is committed to making changes in food policy in New York City and prevention of chronic diseases.  From retired policeman to future mayor with an interest in reversing diabetes. 

To learn more about Eric Adams' journey and how he reversed his diabetes, listen to his interview on the Rich Roll podcast. 

With love and kindness,

Nancy Heinrich, MPH

Founder and Wellness Architect