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Nov 4, 2019

On this episode my inspiring guest is Adam Guthrie, whose health and vitality was amazingly transformed when he found out about and then adopted a whole food plant-based diet after having a heart attack at age 39.

Adam started his career as a chef but his vocation drifted into real estate where he was overeating junk food and became overweight and depressed. And despite thinking that his vegetarian diet was healthy, Adam had a heart attack at age 39.

In this podcast, Adam tells you what it felt like to have a heart attack, the medical treatment he received and his cardiologist’s advice that he would need life long heart medications.

Adam now wishes his doctor had given him the option of transitioning to a whole food plant-based diet as, having done so, he is now amazingly fit and healthy; so much so that he no longer needs the medication, surfs most days, and has even completed an ironman triathlon.

His current lifestyle includes a diet full of vegetables, fruits, legumes and whole grains, a daily meditation practice and abstinence from alcohol. And he now hopes to help people to live this way, through classes, courses, events, retreats and the I Feel Good magazine.

Adam can be found through his website, on Instagram (@adamguthrie) and if you are in Australia you might be interested to join him at one of the events on his current Australian tour (

Adam has a truly inspiring health transformation story and is powerfully influencing people through his gentle and humble manner. After listening to this episode I think you'll find it hard not to take at least something Adam says away with you.

In the episode you’ll hear:

  • How Adam’s unhappiness in his work led to poor eating, obesity and depression
  • The story of his heart attack whilst surfing in the ocean
  • How he didn’t like the idea of taking medications for the rest of his life
  • How he then found online that several doctors were reversing heart disease with food
  • The benefits he found from adopting a wholefood plant-based diet
  • The 2 questions he asks before he eats a food item
  • Some of the foods he thinks are more processed than you might think
  • The ease of eating whole food plant-based, even when traveling
  • The simple step of switching to a plant-based version of your regular meals
  • Some tips for starting off in whole food plant-based food preparation
  • The classes, courses and events he is running
  • The importance of support and time in dietary transition
  • The book that helped him start his body, mind and spiritual journey as a 21 year old
  • Why he stopped drinking alcohol
  • How this led him to embrace spirituality and meditation
  • Some advice for people wanting to take their first steps

Please enjoy listening to Adam Guthrie.


Live well, feel well, do well.


Andrew Davies



About the New Normal Project podcast: The podcast is aimed to inspire and empower you to live your most plant-based, body-moving and mind-focused lifestyle, by hearing about the healthy lifestyle pillars such as nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, sleep, connection and purpose. I hope you’ll glean insights to help you make choices about your habits so you become more healthy, fulfilled and conscious.



Links to people, organisations & other resources mentioned:

Adam Guthrie

Adam Guthrie on Instagram @adamguthrie

I Feel Good Magazine and online programs

I Feel Good Magazine on Instagram @ifeelgoodmagazine

I Feel Good on Facebook

Adam Guthrie’s events

Link to a free 12 month subscription

The China Study

Dr Joel Fuhrman

Dr John McDougall

Dr Caldwell Esselstyn

Dr Dean Ornish

Dr Michael Klaper

Plant-Based Nutrition eCornell Certificate Program

Book “Fit for Life” (by Harvey & Marilyn Diamond)

I Feel Good Magazine

Rich Roll Podcast episode with Kevin Smith

Book “You can heal your life” (by Louise Hay)

Plant Proof podcast with Adam Guthrie

Better Than Yesterday podcast with Adam Guthrie

SpudFit podcast with Adam Guthrie

Corinne Nijjer podcast with Adam Guthrie

Mastering Intensive Care podcast

Episode 48 of Mastering Intensive Care podcast with Laura Rock

Episode 57 of New Normal Project podcast - The New Normal in Action (10/Oct/2019)

New Normal Project podcast

New Normal Project website

New Normal Project on Facebook

New Normal Project on Instagram: @newnormalproject

New Normal Project on Twitter: @newnormalproj

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