• Healthy at Last

  • A Plant-Based Approach to Preventing and Reversing Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses
  • By: Eric Adams
  • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
  • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (113 ratings)

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By: Eric Adams
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Publisher's Summary

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is on a mission to tackle one of the most stubborn health problems in the country: chronic disease in the African American community.

African Americans are heavier and sicker than any other group in the US, with nearly half of all Black adults suffering from some form of cardiovascular disease. After Adams woke up with severe vision loss one day in 2016, he learned that he was one of the nearly five million Black people living with diabetes - and, according to his doctor, he would have it for the rest of his life.

A police officer for more than two decades, Adams was a connoisseur of the fast-food dollar menu. Like so many Americans with stressful jobs, the last thing he wanted to think about was eating healthfully. Fast food was easy, cheap, and comfortable. His diet followed him from the squad car to the state senate and then to Brooklyn Borough Hall, where it finally caught up with him.

But Adams was not ready to become a statistic. There was a better option besides medication and shots of insulin: food. Within three months of adopting a plant-based diet, he lost 35 pounds, lowered his cholesterol by 30 points, restored his vision, and reversed his diabetes. Now he is on a mission to revolutionize the health of not just the borough of Brooklyn, but of African Americans across the country.

Armed with the hard science and real-life stories of those who have transformed their bodies by changing their diet, Adams shares the key steps for a healthy, active life. With this book, he shows listeners how to avoid processed foods, cut down on salt, get more fiber, and substitute beef, chicken, pork, and dairy with delicious plant-based alternatives. In the process he explores the origins of soul food - a cuisine deeply important to the Black community, but also one rooted in the horrors of slavery - and how it can be reimagined with healthy alternatives.

Features more than 50 recipes from celebrities and health experts, including Paul McCartney, Queen Afua, Jenné Claiborne, Bryant Jennings, Charity Morgan, Moby, and more!

The journey to good health begins in the kitchen - not the hospital bed!

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Inspirational book for a great health

I love this book because it is inspirational and true story. I gave this book a five stars because I learned things that I didn’t know about food especially meat how bad it’s for your body. Great book mr. Adams

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  • 02-16-21

Life Changing!

Welcome to life, as the information shared in this book is life-changing! My goal is now to pay it forward by sharing this book and the knowledge attained!

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Great Information!

I've been vegan for a few years. This book is an excellent resource for beginning vegans / whole food plant based diet followers. For those with some experience at whole food plant based eating it's a great refresher on things that might have been forgotten (such as beets being so nutritous. I love them, but haven't thought about beets for some time. That will now change).

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Awesome Book on Whole Food Plant-based Eating!!!

Anyone (especially African Americans) desiring optimum health should read this book. It is full of excellent advice on the benefits of eating Whole Food Plant-based. Q

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Excellent and informative!

So much I haven't thought of about food consumption and eating habits. This is a lifesaver!

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This is a great book!

This very interesting book is very well written and the audiobook is very well read!

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The Best if you want the best for yourself

This book/audio is awesome, it inspired me to change the way I eat. I got the book from my boss and it changed my life.

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A great book

A wonderful book that I found inspirational and motivational. I found that this book is developmental and maturative for a young man coming of age like myself and I further highly recommend it.

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I didn't know I was supporting a racist.

I'm a white woman and I would not have spent my hard earned money on this book if I had known the author was a racist against white people!

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Health At Last

Loved this book. The information in this book should be thought starting in elementary school and throughout collage as mandatory classes so we could have a healthier nation.

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  • 08-03-22

An amazing story

I really enjoyed this book. Very informative and clearly explained. Eric has conquered an amazing achievement with his health and it's very inspirational. Highly recommended.