The Yes To Life Solution to our Health Destroying Habits

Once upon a time there was a large country named Acirema where children and adults played a very popular game called Dodge the Cars. As you can imagine, this was a very dangerous game. Everywhere you looked, Man near front of car.people were running through busy streets, even freeways, dodging the cars.

Parents taught their children this game as soon as they could walk, and entire families played this game together.

When someone was hit by a car, which happened often, there was great sorrow. And the more years they played the game, the more likely it was they would get hit. Highly respected medical specialists were trained to treat the victims of this game. Entire industries sprang up to provide artificial limbs, wheel chairs, and treatment centers.

Hospital emergency signResearchers spent endless hours and billions of dollars to determine the exact amount of force and angle of impact required to cause death. From this research, new industries sprang up to create sophisticated electronic devices people could wear to warn them prior to being hit. These devices were in high demand and were considered great scientific advances.

The financial burden of Dodge the Cars became so great that families, cities, and the federal government were at increasing risk of bankruptcy. A great debate ensued about who should pay for the constantly increasing costs of playing the game. The debate became so heated, it caused great unrest in Acirema.

Occasionally, a trouble-maker would publicly question the wisdom of playing Dodge the Cars. Some offered a fun alternative to this game that didn’t result in injury or death. However, the populace, the government, the medical establishment and researchers pooh-poohed this suggestion, calling it extreme, risky, and not in alignment with national traditions.

In spite of public resistance, a movement began slowly growing. Former Car Dodgers provided inspiration and support to to help those still playing Dodge the Cars to escape from the dangerous seduction of tradition and habit.

Some even hoped that one day, the old traditions would be overturned and children would read about Dodge the Cars in their history books.

Just like the people in Acirema, the people of America are killing themselves.

The Standard American Diet, based upon processed foods and animal products, is destroying our health. The alternative: whole, unprocessed plant foods, has the power to reverse this health crisis!

It’s my mission to help as many people as possible to pull away from the Standard American Diet and enjoy the huge benefits of a healthy, plant-based diet.

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So – – – I’m really excited — I’m soon going to start a podcast called The Yes To Life Solution to provide inspiration and support for those wanting to lose weight, achieve vibrant health and experience abundant energy, and I’d love your input!
My goal is to publish my first episode in early May. I’ll then publish a new episode of my show each week.

In case you’re not familiar with podcasts, it is something like a radio show that you can listen to anytime that is convenient for you, on your computer or on your mobile devices. You can access podcasts for free on iTunes.

I’m super excited to be able to use this technology to reach so many more people with this life-saving and life-supporting information! In my show, I’ll be interviewing a wide variety of experts to provide information about nutrition, food preparation, healthy habits, dealing with stress, handling social situations . . .

This is where I need YOUR input!

Please — share with me one (or more) of your main challenges in adopting a healthy plant-based diet. I’ll use your input to select topics and experts for my show, The Yes To Life Solution, to inspire and support you in solving these challenges.

Please share your challenges and suggestions for the show in the comments section below, and also feel free to email me directly by clicking here.

We are building a movement that is already saving lives, and together, we can grow this movement more quickly. Let’s put this unhappy chapter of America’s deteriorating health in the history books, where it belongs!

Will you join me in this movement?


13 Responses to The Yes To Life Solution to our Health Destroying Habits

  1. Jaime March 8, 2014 at 9:07 PM #

    I like the “Dodge the Cars” analogy. Well, I mean I don’t “like” it very much, but I think it’s a fair and accurate and thought-provoking point.

    • Delisa Renideo March 8, 2014 at 9:13 PM #

      Yeah — I don’t “like it” either. That’s why I’m sharing it! And why I’m going to start a podcast.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  2. Dorie March 9, 2014 at 9:28 AM #

    I think the analogy is right on. Yesterday I was conducting an audit of the ER and found myself mentally labelling symptoms and diseases as “preventable” (or not) and I was stunned. The suffering from the SADS is just huge. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Delisa Renideo March 9, 2014 at 11:39 AM #

    Thanks, Dorie. Yes, the unnecessary suffering is immense, which makes me very sad — and motivates me to try to change it.

  4. Shawna March 9, 2014 at 4:26 PM #

    Acirema = America :)

    I would love to see the world change and am so happy I am working on my own life, at least, to make a change and that I am now vegan. My body and conscience are recovering. I am grateful that there is a group of people that I can get support from who are like-minded. Thank you!!!

    I would love for you to address ways of preventing or recovering from fatigue on a vegan diet. I have read up on this issue on-line and received valuable information, but I would love to get your views.

    Another subject could be the top ten foods a healthy vegan would find highly beneficial.

    • Delisa Renideo March 9, 2014 at 4:31 PM #

      Hi Shawna — you caught the Acirema=America! Good for you:-)

      Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. Those are great suggestions.
      Just to clarify — are you talking about recovering from fatigue that you experienced prior to becoming vegan? Or that you’re concerned about experiencing fatigue as a result of becoming vegan?

      And congratulations on making the shift to becoming vegan! So good for you and for the world. Thank you!

  5. Ruth deGraaff March 9, 2014 at 8:46 PM #

    Hi Delisa,
    I love your analogy. Yes, I see the people everywhere that are victims of SAD. It is hard to get people to change though. They have to want to. Keep up the good work!

    • Delisa Renideo March 9, 2014 at 10:05 PM #

      Hi Ruth,
      Thanks for your comment. The more of us who do change, the easier it gets for others. So even though the movement is still in the early stages, it is picking up momentum. We can remember how the tide turned regarding cigarette smoking. I believe it will turn with our food choices, too. And it will be so wonderful to see the reversal of the health crisis!

  6. Paul Cordasci March 10, 2014 at 5:35 PM #

    Vitamin B-12, “The Miracle Molecule,” as presented by Dr. Michael Klaper. To be brief, this important vitamin supplement needs its benefits, proper usage, personal diagnosis and dosage, and other important information put out to an uniformed public. For instance, the inexpensive B-12 Synocobolamin is a manufactured chemical with a cyanide ingredient that needs a lot of folic acid to eliminate the cyanide toxins. Methylcobolamin B-12, on the other hand, is made from nature, has a ready link to accommodate a multiplicity of enzyme molecules needed for cell health and replication. It also has folic acid ingredients. This supplement is not something to be taken haphazardly.


    • Delisa Renideo March 10, 2014 at 9:43 PM #

      Thanks, Paul! Thanks for sharing this info about Vit. B12. Did Dr. Klaper present about this during the cruise? He is a wonderful presenter!

      I think this would be a great topic for the podcast. I’ll definitely make a note of that.

  7. Carol March 17, 2014 at 1:02 PM #

    I an very interested in your ideas!
    What are negative effects of eating vegan, if any? And if there are any, how would they be countered?
    I am a cancer survivor looking to eat better.

    • CRenideo March 18, 2014 at 4:05 PM #

      Hi Carol,
      Delisa will be out of town for a the rest of this week. She will address your question directly when she returns.
      However, I would just like to say more and more research is showing that switching from the standard american diet to a whole foods plant-based diet improves and even reverses many of the common chronic disease suffered by most American’s, including some cancers. For most people there are no negative effects of eating a whole foods vegan diet and avoiding processed foods, vegan or not, this includes oil.
      If you have more specific questions you can email Delisa at
      Charlie Renideo (I’m Delisa’s husband and co-founder of Yes To Life,Inc.)

    • Delisa Renideo March 25, 2014 at 10:07 PM #

      Hi Carol, Delisa here :-) Thanks for your comments and questions! So glad you found us.
      A vegan diet of whole (as opposed to processed) plant foods is the healthiest way to eat. No downsides!
      You do need to take a Vitamin B12 supplement, as plants do not provide B12. Actually, B12 is made by bacteria, and back in the “good old days” when people gathered wild food and didn’t wash it, there was enough bacteria on the plants to provide the B12 we need.

      I’m not suggesting that you not wash your veggies! Just take your Vit. B12 and enjoy knowing that you are supporting your body in achieving optimal health.

      Feel free to look around the website for other information to support you in learning more about the benefits of a plant-based (vegan) diet.

      To your health,

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