The Wellness Revolution Podcast with Amber Shaw

TWR 286: Breaking Free from the Diabetes Pandemic: Eric Edmeades on Food, Pharma, and Taking Responsibility

Did you know that 7 out of 10 people in America are somewhere on the “diabetic spectrum”? Type 2 diabetes has become a costly pandemic, affecting millions. But there’s good news – in most cases, it’s reversible.


In today’s episode of the Wellness Revolution, I sit down with health expert Eric Edmeades who shares surprising insights on the true drivers behind skyrocketing diabetes rates. He exposes how the profit motives of big food and pharma have contributed to the epidemic. Edmeades also reveals a startling comparison of how many periods the average woman has today versus living naturally. While being overweight increases diabetes risk, you don’t have to be obese to develop type 2 diabetes. The condition can impact anyone with metabolic imbalances.


Edmeades’ new book “Post-Diabetic” offers a proven 9-week plan to prevent, reverse, and remain free of this devastating disease. Tune in today to learn actionable strategies to reclaim your health.


Eric Edmeades is an internationally recognized keynote speaker, author, and serial entrepreneur. Beyond sharing the stage with thought leaders such as Tony Robbins, Sir Richard Branson, and former President Bill Clinton, Eric has devoted himself to creating wildly transformational programs.


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Instagram: @ericedmeades



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What We Discuss: 

00:00 Eric’s Journey to Writing Post-Diabetic

02:54 The Rise of Diabetes as a Pandemic-Level Disease

06:08 The Broken System of the Food Industry

11:24 Legal Action Against Food Companies and Regulatory Authorities

26:02 The Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s

29:18 The Impact of Menopause and Menstruation on Women’s Health

34:37 The Evolutionary Perspective on Menstruation

37:48 The Influence of Hormonal Balance on Attraction

46:07 Reversing Type 2 Diabetes and Preventing Prediabetes

Key Takeaways:

  • Type 2 diabetes is largely a reversible condition that can be addressed through lifestyle changes.

  • The food industry is a broken system driven by profit, leading to the production of low-nutrient, addictive foods.

  • The rise of diabetes is a result of changes in food production, marketing practices, and legislation.

  • Alzheimer’s could be considered a form of type three diabetes.

  • Women can take proactive steps to improve their metabolism and overall health during menopause.

  • The pill can affect a woman’s natural attraction to compatible immune systems.

  • Eric Edmeades’ book, ‘Post-Diabetic’, provides a nine-week plan for reversing type 2 diabetes and preventing prediabetes.