This Friday, Brooklyn Borough President and former NYPD Captain Eric Adams will join Dr. James Gordon at 3PM ET for a conversation on “Finding Our Way Toward Health and Healing.” We’ll be exploring ways to combine mindfulness with nutrition and self-care with compassion for others, to deal with chronic illness and stress, particularly in minority populations.
Dr. Gordon first met Eric last summer, when he invited me to join him on the steps of New York City Hall after six NYPD officers had tragically taken their lives. Together, they urged Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill to include meditation and mindfulness training as a major initiative of the newly established NYPD Health and Wellness Task Force. Eric, a 22-year veteran of NYPD, declared that he was “all too familiar with the stress and trauma that our police officers face on a daily basis” and that, while “[the task force] is a positive step toward addressing this crisis, we have to do more.”
Eric is also an advocate for plant-based nutrition, a passion inspired by his own experience with being diagnosed with Type II diabetes and retinal neuropathy. His new book, to be released in mid-October, “Healthy at Last: A Plant-Based Approach to Preventing and Reversing Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses,” explores chronic disease in the African American community through his own journey of transforming his diet, supported by science and personal testimonies.
This webinar is approximately 35 minutes in length, and will be simultaneously broadcast at 3PM ET on Friday, October 9 on YouTube and Facebook.
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