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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Adam Sud about treating drug addiction through a plant-based diet. Adam, a 7th generation Texan, formally weighed over 300lbs, was a drug and food addict suffering from severe depression. Through his own journey he discovered how plants can help others like him overcome addiction. Today he is over 4 years sober and weighs 165lbs. He is a certified holistic lifestyle coach and developed a program using plant-based nutrition as a tool for addiction recovery and relapse prevention.

We take the idea of drug, alcohol and food addiction as well as depression to a deeper level with Adam. We’ve seen this pattern come up with many amazing transformational stories. All of us need to really understand why this is such a common theme and what role diet really has in the treatment and healing process.


In this episode we discuss:

  • Family
  • Adam’s low point and how he got there
  • ADD, ADHD and Adderall
  • Addiction and Depression
  • Which came first…
  • Rip and Engine 2
  • My fault
  • Make the change
  • Sober Living
  • Being comfortable being uncomfortable
  • Arachidonic acid
  • Addressing addiction
  • Passion vs addiction
  • Changing nutrition in rehab


Links to things we mentioned:

Adam Sud’s Website, Facebook, Instagram

The Engine 2 Diet

How Not To Die by Michael Greger M.D.

The Pleasure Trap, Doug Lise

Out There: A Story of Ultra Recovery by David Clark


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8 thoughts on “Treating Drug Addiction Through A Plant-Based Diet with Adam Sud – PTP151”
  1. Avatar Sam Brenner

    Overall I really enjoyed the podcast and I learnt a lot about the effects of becoming plant-based.

  2. Avatar Jordan Maresky

    Listening to this podcast really changed my outlook on life in a sense that now I realize it is so easy to change something about yourself if you really try. I always learned the most conventional way to overcome an addiction was through rehab and through rehab, one can develop a new mindset on how to live their life. I thought all one needed to conquer an addiction was the correct mindset, however, after listening to this podcast, I now realize beating an addiction is an entire body challenge. One must physically change their selves as well as mentally in order to combat an addiction. Changing your daily routine along with your diet can have a tremendous impact on your ability to fight an addiction. After listening to this podcast, I agree with Adam in that changing your diet coupled with changing other aspects of your life such as your mindset, and your daily routine, any individual can withstand and overcome any addiction.

    • Avatar admin

      It’s not easy and is definitely a process to create change…mindset is huge, but so is getting the support one needs.

  3. Avatar Josh Einhorn

    This podcast really stood out to me because people tend to not realize how the food we consume impacts more then our physical body.

    • Avatar admin

      The food we consume is so important!

  4. Avatar Ethan Krivoruk

    Listening to Adam explain how a drug addiction can be overcome by a plant based diet was very eye opening. This podcast taught me so many things that I didn’t know. I wasn’t aware that what you eat can completely change the way you live.

    • Avatar admin

      It really is incredible how the food we consume can directly impact everything we do in life.

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