The Yes To Life Solution

Did you notice that I changed the name of my website from “Yes to Life” to the “Yes to Life Solution?”

What’s the difference? Why did I make this change?

Delisa Renideo waving & walking Alaska“Yes to Life” has been one of my mantras for many years. I see it as a guiding light for making healthy choices, — from healthy eating — to living joyfully — to stepping outside our comfort zone — to living compassionately with all beings, and much more. It is still my mantra, and provides a framework for how I try to live my life. I fall short too often, but at least I have a context in which to make my moment-to-moment decisions.

The Yes to Life Solution takes this another step. Adding the word “solution” adds another layer of meaning.

We don’t need solutions unless we have problems. And when I look at our world, I see LOTS of problems. And one of the biggest problems is that in our attempt to solve a problem, we often contribute to even more problems!

MedicationsFor example, we take medications to solve a problem. But medications always have side effects, which means more problems! And then we may end up taking more medications to solve the problems caused by the first medication . . . and this can go on and on.

Diets usually cause long-term weight GAIN, in spite of temporary weight loss. You know the story — we even have a name for it: yo-yo dieting. In addition, dieting often causes an obsession with food.

So the Yes To Life Solution is about choosing solutions that truly support life — in the long-term.

Starting with health, the Yes to Life Solution can help you get slim and healthy without dieting and without drugs. No bad side affects. No creating food obsessions. No more yo-yoing.

Let’s suppose you have high cholesterol. Chances are you’re probably overweight too, and have high blood pressure. Maybe you even have blood sugar levels that your doctor warns are getting close to diabetic range.

The usual recommendation would be to take statin drugs to lower cholesterol. Most people take them for the rest of their lives. (And you’d also be given drugs for the other problems, but for now, let’s just look at the cholesterol problem.)

According to Web MD, the most common side effects of statin drugs are: headache, difficulty sleeping, skin flushing, muscle aches, tenderness, or weakness, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea and/or vomiting, abdominal cramping and/or pain, bloating and/or gas, diarrhea, constipation, and rash. In addition, statins can also cause memory loss, mental confusion, high blood sugar, and type 2 diabetes.

Obviously, the drug solution to high cholesterol can cause a lot more problems and seriously impair quality of life.

Woman thinking & smilingSo now let’s take a look at the Yes to Life Solution.

The Yes To Life Solution says, “Let’s look at what’s causing your high cholesterol and correct the cause, not just treat the symptom. And let’s be sure that in the process, we don’t cause any other problems.”

We have learned that the Standard American Diet, high in animal products and processed foods, leads to high cholesterol.

The solution, then, is to stop eating the Standard American Diet and start eating a diet of whole, unprocessed plant foods: vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains, and a few nuts and seeds.

The result?

Cholesterol comes down to healthy levels, without the use of drugs.

In addition, blood pressure also comes down. Excess weight melts away. Blood sugar becomes more stable and returns to healthy levels.

This one solution solves lots of problems that otherwise would require a medicine cabinet full of different drugs.

Woman on bicycle smilingIn addition, your energy level goes up. You’re thinking more clearly. Digestive issues improve.

So we have 2 different kinds of solutions to the cholesterol problem, the drug solution and the Yes to Life Solution. They both affect more than your cholesterol levels. And they both greatly affect your quality of life.

For me, the choice is very clear. The Yes To Life Solution makes our lives better in many ways. While it solves the cholesterol problem, it also solves many other health problems, including obesity.

The icing on the cake is that this same solution that returns us to health is also better for our planet and in alignment with our values of kindness to animals.

So this isn’t just about a nice way to think about life. It’s a way to solve many serious problems. That’s the reason I renamed my website the Yes to Life Solution.

If you have a problem you’d like to solve in a way that will create a cascade of good effects, try the Yes To Life Solution. For help in creating a healthy, slim, vibrant life, click here to contact me for a free strategy call.

What is YOUR experience?  If you’ve tried both drug solutions AND a plant-based diet solution to health problems, how did they compare? Please share in the comments section below.



4 Responses to The Yes To Life Solution

  1. jane April 25, 2014 at 10:37 PM #

    Americans are gluttons constantly in feed frenzies in all-you-can-eat restaurants, and fast foods eateries. I don’t know that advocating the logic of rational eating is going to resonate with the masses. You may want to advocate other reasons for going meatless, that go beyond selfish habits in contradiction to goof health:
    1.eating meatless saves MILLONS of KILLOWAT hrs of energy growing beef, chickens, lamb, etc.
    2. eating meatless reduces dependence on oil which gets us out of terrorist territory. Eating meatless is the American thing to do! it keeps us out of harm’s way.
    3. eating meatless reduces green house gases and pollution attributable to the feces produced by meat food animals.
    4. eating meatless ensures there is no animal sufferings due to confined grow kennels and pens, restricted movement, etc.
    5. eating meatless makes you healthy. animal fat is a conduit for carcinogens getting into your system.
    6. growing more plant based food and plant based fuel increases oxygen and reduces carbon dioxide and green house gases.

    These are the reasons i go meatless. I’m coming up on my 1 yr anniversary of totally meat free living.
    Your website makes sense to the educated consumer. the masses are not that mind-set. I’m not even sure my reasons would make sense to the present day gluttons

    • Delisa Renideo April 25, 2014 at 11:19 PM #

      Jane, you’re so right that there are MANY other reasons to eat a vegan diet. I think different people resonate with different reasons, at different stages of life. And each of these you have listed are Yes to Life Solutions to some of our world’s problems. There are other reasons, as well. The good part is that eating plant-based diet provides life-supporting solutions to so many different problems, all by making the simple choice to eat plants instead of animals.

      Congratulations on being meatless for a year! Remembering that you and I, and probably most people reading this, have been meat eaters in the past may help us have more understanding for those who haven’t yet made the commitment to go plant-based. The day is coming, I believe, when this will be mainstream, making it the natural choice for most people. We’re not there yet, but each of us who makes this choice helps pave the way.

      • jane April 28, 2014 at 10:57 PM #

        And you know the irony of diet in the US is, that retailers throw away so much food, both meat and plant based. If we focus on what matters and get people to eat local plant-based seasonal foods, it would benefit the farmer and consumer. Barring that, if people just ate oatmeals, rices, fruits, vegetables and beans, all of which can produce hundreds of different tasty meals, there wouldn’t be so much waste by the retailers. and just think, there are hundreds of different meals you can make with plant based items. how many can you make out of meat? all of six: beef, chicken, lamb, fried or baked. and it all tastes the same and adds tons of fat to the diet. not worth it to me. added benefit of plant based meals is you never feel stuffed, fat or bloated, and your intestines/colon work a lot better.
        I’m convinced and enlightened. I guess, every curious person out there just has to try it out for themselves, and realize how much better they will feel in a matter of a few days. when i went meatless on 30 May 2013, I lost 10 pounds in a month, from 130 to 120, and i’ve been at 120 for the past year. as a result I was able to cross country ski 3 to 4 times the distance i ever had in past years. that’s important to me because i live in an area with snow 6 mos out of the year and I live/love to ski and losing that extra 10 pounds has enabled me to ski farther and opened new vistas for me on my ski runs. I’ll have my bowl of beans and greens and I have more pep and energy to do the fun things i enjoy. I hope more people read your website. I tell all my friends and fellow skiers about your website. To boil it down to one statement: your advice makes sense, and is the right thing to do for your health. keep up the good work in advocating no meat.

        • Delisa Renideo April 29, 2014 at 10:04 PM #

          Thanks, Jane. I’m so glad you made the switch a year ago — so happy anniversary! And so glad you’ve been reaping the many benefits. If everyone knew how easy it really is, and how much better they would feel, I think more people would jump on board. But it’s a scary change for many people, so the more of us who make it a happy lifestyle, the easier it will be for others to think it might be worth trying.

          Thanks for sharing my site with your friends :-)

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