Eric Leroy Adams (born September 1, 1960) is the Borough President of Brooklyn, New York City. Adams served as an officer in the New York City Transit Police and then the New York City Police Department, for 22 years. In 1994, though endorsed by the Nation of Islam, he was defeated in the Democratic primary for a New York Congressional seat. From 2006 to 2013 he was a Democratic State Senator in the New York Senate (representing the 20th Senate District in Brooklyn). In November 2013, Adams was elected Brooklyn Borough President, the first African-American to hold the position. In November 2017 he was reelected. On January 1, 2022, Eric will officially be the Mayor of New York City.
#152 - New York City’s Mayor Eric Adams on the Power of Plant-Based Food (2018)
Eat For The Planet with Nil Zacharias
Eric Adams is New York City’s Mayor-Elect and the city’s first plant-based mayor to hold office. This episode was recorded and originally published in February 2018.Show Page: https://eftp.co/new-york-city-mayor-eric-adamsNewsletter signup: https://eftp.co/newsletterFollow us on InstagramFollow Nil Zacharias on Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In July, Eric Adams narrowly won the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York, making him the odds-on favorite to win in November. And he won the nomination by running directly against the verities of today’s progressives: asserting that the police are the answer, not the problem; that “defund the police” misjudged what communities of color actually want; that Democrats had lost touch with the multiracial working-class voters they claim to represent.Adams won on that message. He won in deep-blue New York City. It’s made him a national figure, and he’s been emphatic on what that means. “I am the face of the new Democratic Party,” he said. And “if the Democratic Party fails to recognize what we did here in New York, they’re going to have a problem in the midterm elections and they’re going to have a problem in the presidential election.”When politicians become national stories, they often release, or rerelease, a book. Adams is no exception. But instead of a campaign manifesto or an autobiography, “Healthy at Last” is a book about the health benefits of plant-based eating. “Outspoken vegan” isn’t a political identity I tend to associate with ambitious politicians at odds with the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, but that’s Adams for you. He doesn’t shy away from a fight.In this conversation, Adams and I talk about the fights he is picking, or will have to pick, in the coming years: with progressives who he thinks have lost their way, with police unions he wants to reform, with wealthy communities where he wants to build more housing, with critics who think plant-based eating is a hobby for foodie elites and with voters who may not be willing to wait for Adams’s “upstream” approach to social problems to pay off.Book Recommendations:Healthy At Last by Eric AdamsBreaking The Habit of Being Yourself by Joe DispenzaYou Are The Placebo by Joe DispenzaUpstream by Dan HeathAtomic Habits by James ClearYou can find transcripts (posted midday) and more episodes of "The Ezra Klein Show" at nytimes.com/ezra-klein-podcast, and you can find Ezra on Twitter @ezraklein. Book recommendations from our guests are listed at https://www.nytimes.com/article/ezra-klein-show-book-recs.Thoughts? Guest suggestions? Email us at email@example.com.“The Ezra Klein Show” is produced by Annie Galvin, Jeff Geld and Rogé Karma; fact-checking by Michelle Harris; original music by Isaac Jones; mixing by Jeff Geld, audience strategy by Shannon Busta. Special thanks to Kristin Lin.
Eric Adams: NYC's First Vegan Mayor On Why Healthy Food Is A Human Right
The Rich Roll Podcast
We live in the most prosperous nation on Earth—and yet we’ve never been more unhealthy. 70% of Americans are obese or overweight. By 2030, 50% of Americans will be diabetic or pre-diabetic. Not only is chronic illness is killing us, it's bankrupting our economy. It’s insanity—and a reality that today’s guest lived, transmuted, and has committed his life to changing.Meet New York City’s next mayor, Eric Adams.At age 54, Eric woke up unable to read his alarm clock. Concerned about his vision and numbness in his extremities, he reluctantly went to the doctor, who delivered a grim diagnosis of advanced Type II diabetes. Progressive eyesight loss was inevitable. His nerve damage was leading him on a path to amputation. Going on a battery of medications for the rest of his life was a given.Refusing to believe his fate was sealed, Eric decided instead to take matters into his own hands. Rather than googling ‘living with diabetes‘, instead he searched ‘reversing diabetes’. What he found was a plethora of support, science, and experts—many of which have appeared on this show—that inspired him to ditch his lifelong allegiance to the standard American diet in favor of a whole food plant-based diet.Within weeks of this nutritional shift and without any medication whatsoever, Eric’s symptoms subsided and his diabetes indeed reversed. His vision returned. His nerves repaired themselves. In the months that followed, he lowered his cholesterol by 30 points. He dropped 35 pounds. And a new lease on life was signed.Now five years hence, Eric is the fittest he’s ever been. His remarkable transformation inspired him to create radical initiatives as Brooklyn Borough President to improve the nutrition, health, and lives of New Yorkers and beyond. A commitment he’s adamant about expanding as New York’s next mayor.Those who have followed this mayoral race closely know it’s been focused on one issue: law and order. Under-reported is Eric's incredible commitment to revolutionizing health policy, the direct result of his very personal experience with chronic lifestyle disease. So today we dive into Eric’s remarkable journey from ill to well, and the purpose-driven mission it has birthed within him to revolutionize health not just in NYC, but across America.I suspect you will end this exchange wanting to know more, in which case you should check out Eric’s book, Healthy At Last: A Plant-Based Approach to Preventing and Reversing Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses.I appreciate Eric for taking time out of his busy schedule to talk to me. We only had a tight hour—but we really made the most of it.To read more click here. You can also watch listen to our exchange on YouTube (audio only—we didn’t film this one). 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Go to WHOOP.com and use the promo code Richroll at checkout to save 15% off WHOOP.For a complete list of all RRP sponsors, vanity URLs & discount codes, visit Our Sponsors.Show Notes:Connect with Mayor Eric Adams: Website | Instagram | Twitter | FacebookBook: Healthy at Last: A Plant-Based Approach to Preventing and Reversing Diabetes and Other Chronic IllnessesBKLYN: Brooklyn Food PolicyBKLYN: Resources for Eating a Plant-Based Diet in BrooklynNew York Times: Eric Adams, Once a Political Outsider, Conquers the Inside GameNew York Times: An Inspiring Story of Weight Loss and Its AftermathNew York Times: Eric Adams Wins Democratic Primary for New York City MayorWall Street Journal: The Eric Adams Lesson for DemocratsVanity Fair: “They Can Tweet All They Want”: Eric Adams On Weed, Beyoncé, And The Housing-Sleuth HatersNew York Post: Mayoral hopeful Eric Adams: My vegan diet saved my eyesight — and my lifeEating Well: How the Brooklyn Borough President Turned His Diabetes around by Becoming VeganLiveKindly: Vegan Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams Launches Plant-Based Nutrition Page to Help the Community Get HealthyNPR: Why A Black Teen Who Was Beaten By Police Decided To Join The NYPDVegNews: NYC is one step closer to getting its first vegan mayorHOW CAN I SUPPORT THE PODCAST?Tell Your Friends & Share Online!Subscribe & Review: iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | Google PodcastsDonate: Check out our Patreon accountSupport The Sponsors: One of the best ways to support the podcast is to support our sponsors. 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Ep. 99 Bonus Replay: Eric Adams - 2021 Mayoral Candidate for New York
If you think one person can't make an impact, think again. In 2016 at the young age of 54, former Brooklyn Borough President and now New York Democratic Mayoral Candidate, Eric Adams, listened as his doctor gave him a grim diagnosis of Type II diabetes. Sadly, he felt it was an inevitable fate because of rampant family history. What didn’t sit with him was relinquishing control of his health and realizing that he was going to be on medication for the rest of his life as his body continued to deteriorate. Refusing to be buried by this diagnosis, Adams did something that would change the course of his life forever. Instead of googling, “Living with Diabetes,” he typed, “Reversing Diabetes” and a seed was planted. Fortunately, that seed has produced a bountiful harvest of hope and inspiration. In just three short years since that diagnosis, Eric Adams has made a remarkable personal recovery plus a resounding impact with whole foods plant-based initiatives in New York City. He has lived a rich life committed to public service as an NYC Police Officer, New York State Senator, and Brooklyn Borough President. He recently won the Democratic Mayoral Primary and will be the lead candidate on the ticket this Fall. But this new chapter may be his most vital act of service yet - improving the lives and vitality of families and children in New York and beyond. One person can, indeed, create meaningful change and leave a legacy of hope. Will you be the next? . PlantStrong Website and Resources Eric Adams Website and Resources Eric Adams Twitter Eric Adams Instagram
Planted. Not Buried. That is how Eric Adams has chosen to see himself through the darkest moments of his life. The first occurred at age 15, when he and his brother were beaten by the police. Four years later he became a police officer and spent the next 22 years on the force, working to help reform NYC policing from the inside. He retired as a captain and now he serves as the President of the Borough that I call home - Brooklyn. Yes, Brooklyn has a President, an incredibly busy and very much in demand President. Eric has spent most of 2020 on the frontlines; most recently the frontlines of the protests against police brutality and systemic racism and, during the months that Brooklyn was a COVID-19 hotspot, he spent his days handing out PPE to hospital workers and plant based meals to residents in need of a meal. Plant based because he has personally experienced the health benefits of a vegan diet. In 2016, he cured his own diabetes and partial blindness by making the switch. Since then he's been on a mission to implement plant based diets and nutrition in hospitals, schools, prisons, and communities all over New York City. Eric is a man who gives much more to the world than he takes from it. After my brief time with him, I found myself wanting to be and do much better. His graciousness, generosity, and desire to look for the opportunities are qualities that this world could use a whole lot more of. As a resident of Brooklyn, I feel extremely lucky and proud to have Eric running the show around here.
Mayoral Candidate Eric Adams Thinks Roof Farms Can Save New York (aired December 2020)
(Originally aired December 2020) Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announced his candidacy for mayor in November and food and farming are a big part of it.Get in touch:Amanda Kludt (@kludt), Editor in Chief, EaterDaniel Geneen (@danielgeneen), Producer, Eaterdigest@eater.comMore to explore:Check out more great reporting from the Eater newsroom.Subscribe to Amanda’s weekly newsletter here.Follow Us:Eater.comFacebok.com/EaterYouTube.com/Eater@eater on Twitter and InstagramAbout Eater: Eater obsessively covers the world through the lens of food, telling stories via audio, television, digital video, and publications in 24 cities across the US and UK. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
127. Reversing Diabetes Through a Plant-Based Diet with Eric Adams (Replay)
HTW with Zoe and Erica
Eric Adams is the Borough President of Brooklyn. We’re not entirely sure what a Borough President does, but his name is on the bridge, so that’s impressive! Jokes aside, he is an impressive individual. He’s sweet, incredibly smart, and his goodwill is endless. He’s a diabetic who got his diet under control in just a short three weeks, which is mind-blowing. He’s a great steward of this lifestyle and knows well the struggles that go along with changing your diet, specifically in communities where food is so much a part of the culture. Eric Adams talks about... Exploring indoor areas of self-care Reversing diabetes purely through food medicine Eating the wrong foods or eating them incorrectly What’s antithetical about the traditional diabetic diet The importance of having a support group Introducing our children to mind, body, and soul wellness Healing our planet Resources: brooklyn-usa.org/eric-adams-bio Read "Healthy at Last" Visit earthandstar.com and use code HTW for 15% off at checkout Highway To Well is a production of Crate Media
The Race for Mayor: Eric Adams on his Brooklyn roots, his NYPD career and his plans for New York
You Decide with Errol Louis
With just two months to go until early voting begins for the June primaries, Eric Adams joined Errol to talk about his Brooklyn roots, why he joined the NYPD and how his time in the department shaped his ideas around police reform. He also discussed his time as state Senator, during what was a tumultuous time in Albany. And he explains his health journey and why he thinks getting New Yorkers to eat healthier can help solve some of the city’s problems in the long run. JOIN THE CONVERSATION Do you have any thoughts or questions for Errol? Weigh in on twitter with the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message.
Healthy At Last with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams - PTP390
Plant Trainers Podcast - Plant Based Nutrition & Fitness
In this episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk with Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President and author of the book Healthy At Last. Eric shares how after years of watching his mom suffer from type 2 diabetes he too was headed down that path and what he did was not LIVE with it, but REVERSE it. He has made amazing progress with schools and hospitals adopting more plant-based and healthy options. He also shares why it’s so important for communities to start changing the quality of black culture foods and how to do that. Please share this episode with any politician or leader in your community as Eric has an important message for them as well. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams was born in Brownsville and raised in South Jamaica--one of six children raised by a single mom who cleaned houses. As a young man, Eric faced homelessness, hunger and brutality at the hands of police. But instead of giving into anger, Eric joined the NYPD and fought for reform in the department. He also put himself through school, earning undergraduate and graduate degrees. From the NYPD, he was elected to the State Senate, where he pushed through measures to protect tenants and workers, and advance human rights. As Brooklyn’s first Black Borough President, he has worked tirelessly to grow the local economy, reduce inequality, improve public safety, and advocate for better government. In this episode we discuss: Being full of great Finding plant-based Genetics and trajectory Planting vs burials School and hospital projects Recommendations for politicians Helping change the quality of nutrition in black Americans culture foods Respect and change Links to things we mentioned: – eCookBook Eric Adams - , , by Eric Adams - , , A Forefather of Plant-Based Nutrition, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn –