Creating Change in Your Community
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. A police officer for more than two decades, Adams was a connoisseur of the fast-food dollar menu. 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. He is the author of Healthy At Last: A Plant Based Approach to Preventing and Reversing Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses. With this book, Adams shows readers how to avoid processed food, cut down on salt, get more fiber, and substitute beef, chicken, pork and dairy with delicious plant-based alternatives.