Adam Sud: Transcending Addiction Through Self-Love
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I deeply resonate with Adam's message and am so pleased to have him share it through this podcast episode. He has struggled with addiction at points in his life, but he is not an addict. He used junk food and drugs to try and fix some issues in his life, but then he discovered what the real problem was. He saw his self-hatred and transcended to self-love.
Adam's story is touching and inspiring, and we all get to hear it here...
Some highlights include...
- How Adam came to be an international speaker and leader in the plant based movement
- How Whole Foods (the store and the substances!) have supported his journey to sobriety and health
- The lessons of self love that nature has to offer
- The power of hope and acceptance
- Everything in life is indeed a true opportunity to learn and grow
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In 2012, Adam Sud’s life was completely out of control. Once weighing nearly 350lbs 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 ( masteringdiabetes.org ). 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 make the most profound change of your life and that self-love is the root of all recovery.