Episode 0204: Live Your Most Authentic Life

“We do not feel because we are broken - we feel because we are whole.” Adam Sud

“We do not feel because we are broken - we feel because we are whole.” Adam Sud

In 2012, Adam Sud’s life was completely out of control. Once weighing nearly 350 pounds and struggling with multiple addictions, serious chronic diseases, and mental health disorders, his life nearly came to an end when he attempted suicide by drug overdose. He checked into rehab and with the help of his parents and a plant-based diet, he began a journey that led to a remarkable recovery.

Adam is now a diabetes and food addiction coach for Mastering Diabetes, a program that focuses on reversing insulin resistance to master type 1, Type 1.5, pre-diabetes, and type 2 diabetes using low fat, whole food, plant-based nutrition. He also works with Engine 2 and Whole Foods Market’s Total Health Immersion Team. He is an international speaker for the plant-based movement.

Adam has worked in recovery centers using plant-based nutrition as a tool for strengthening recovery and relapse prevention. He has also founded a non-profit that is dedicated to advancing the research of diet and mental health / addiction and is running the very first research study to investigate the effects of a nutrient dense food intervention for addiction recovery. He firmly believes that the simplest change on your fork makes the most profound change of your life and that self-love is the root of all recovery.

Adam is on the podcast today to talk about living as your most authentic self. In this episode, we cover:

  • Finding hope in the stories of others

  • Adam's story and how he found his way out of disease and despair

  • How our culture and upbringing shape our futures

  • Recovering from addiction

  • Reversing diabetes + heart disease

  • Having the right mindset for sustainable change

  • the most human experience that any of us can have

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In this show, we mention:

Plant Proof Podcast

Rip Esselstyn

Engine 2 Diet

The Pleasure Trap

Blue Zones

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Do you feel like you are stuck with a particular health issue? Have you been through a personal transformation that affected your life or the life of your family? I would love to hear all about it and I’m sure others would, too. Comment below and share your story or visit me on Instagram which is my favorite way to connect. I hope to see you there.

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