Vegan Health Goes Viral in the Mainstream Media

Dear Climate Healers,

“We have not come into this exquisite world to hold ourselves hostage from love” – Hafiz.


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Just a few days ago, who would have thought that mainstream TV stations in New York City would be openly discussing the reversal of chronic diseases through the adoption of plant-based diets and other lifestyle changes? But such is the seismic impact of the historic collaboration between the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) and New York City to educate every medical professional in the city in the essentials of Lifestyle Medicine.

Every doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner and dietitian in New York City can take the “Lifestyle Medicine and Food as Medicine Essentials Course Bundle” offered by ACLM, a $220 value, for FREE. And once they take these courses and realize that they had been duped during their medical education into prescribing blue pills instead of green broccoli for chronic ailments, they would be more likely to take the other courses offered by ACLM and become certified Lifestyle Medicine practitioners. This is a win-win for both ACLM and the medical practitioners of New York City.

New York City TV stations and newspapers are positively glowing about this good news. ABC7 news broadcast a 2.5 minute segment extolling the announcement. Rachel Atcheson, Senior Assistant to the Mayor shared another positive TV news segment on LinkedIn. The press release from the Mayor’s office had supporting quotes from numerous institutional leaders, which shows the broad backing that the Mayor enjoys for this initiative.

The ACLM announcement comes on the heels of healthy whole-foods plant based vegan meals being offered as default at all New York City public hospitals. During the press conference, Mayor Adams announced that over half of the eligible hospital patients are sticking with the plant-based diet. I’m sure that this statistic emboldened all the other institutional leaders within New York city to support the Mayor.

The question now is, what are the other cities, states and nations around the world waiting for? Why wouldn’t every one of them create a similar win-win collaboration with the appropriate colleges of Lifestyle Medicine?

If they are concerned that their citizens wouldn’t know how to cook healthy balanced vegan meals, Food Healers are springing up everywhere to help their neighbors. Celia Asebedo in the Los Angeles area of California has formed partnerships with churches to serve FREE Unity Stew to their congregations. Vallalar Vegan Food Healers around the world are serving healthy balanced meals on a daily basis, for FREE.

Chilis on Wheels has formed a partnership with the Bhakti Center in New York City to provide FREE healthy balanced meals to the houseless at Tompkins Square Park on a weekly basis. This weekend, on Saturday, Dec 17, we will be preparing 1218 (1218 to commemorate the Mayoral Food Healers Proclamation of 12/18) “Cowrage” Laddus at a nearby commercial kitchen at 834, Lexington Ave, NY starting at 9am so that we can offer this dessert to complement the Chilis on Wheels/ Bhakti Center meal. Vega, the Cow in the Room will don a metaphoric chef’s hat to become the Cow in the Kitchen and she will be there. All are invited to join this celebratory cook-a-thon.

This is history in the making. We will be documenting the event with a professional videographer so that we can all tell our grandchildren about it.

“We have not come here to take prisoners
But to surrender ever more deeply
To freedom and joy.

We have not come into this exquisite world
to hold ourselves hostage from love.

Run my dear, from anything
That may not strengthen
Your precious budding wings,
Run like hell, my dear,
From anyone likely to put a sharp knife
Into the sacred, tender vision
Of your beautiful heart.

We have a duty to befriend
Those aspects of obedience of our house
And shout to our reason
“Oh please, oh please
come out and play.”

For we have not come here to take prisoners,
Or to confine our wondrous spirits
But to experience ever and ever more deeply
our divine Cowrage, Freedom, and Light!”

– with apologies to Hafiz

Please join us in New York City this weekend, if you can.

Thank you for your support.

HELP US on World Food Healers day and every day to

Heal the planet.
Eat plants.
Love animals.
Plant trees.

It’s that simple.

Thanks again for being a superhero and joining our herd. Please forward this post to all your friends and let’s grow our MOOvement together.

With much love,
Sailesh on behalf of Vega, Cow and Climate Healer and the Climate Healers team