A little over 4 years ago I weighed 310lbs, I was a type II diabetic, a drug addict, fast food addict, and suffering from severe depression. I was diagnosed as a diabetic my first day at in-patient rehab. After rehab I moved to California into a sober-living house. I took it upon myself to reverse my type II diabetes and so I implemented a plant strong nutrition plan into my recovery program of medication and therapy. What I didn't know was nutrition would become the backbone of my entire recovery. Within 4 months I reversed my diabetes, went off of all 7 of my medications within 1 year, and today I am over 4 years sober and weigh 165lbs. I realized that plant-based nutrition has an amazing power in regards to addiction recovery. I became a certified holistic lifestyle coach and developed a program using plant-based nutrition as a tool for addiction recovery and relapse prevention. I now run groups at sober-living houses and Intensive Out-Patient Therapy centers in LA. I had the honor of speaking at Rip Esselstyn's Engine 2 plant based health immersion in Arizona in 2015 and 2016 as well as a featured speaker at Plant-Stock. I have also had the honor of being a guest on the Rich Roll podcast, Running To Mental Health podcast, Lean Green Dad Radio, The Food Heals Podcast, Faster Than Normal Podcast, and have been featured on Forks Over Knives. I have given speeches all over the country to many different groups about the power of recovery and plant-based nutrition.