(Your positive intentions and prayers are appreciated)
It will be a healing sanctuary for humans and animals.
Supporting an intentional community practicing sacred economics
A veganic farm with a vegetable prescription program
Providing nutrient dense whole vegan foods
Residential plant-based nutrition & medically assisted water fasting
Traditional osteopathic and lifestyle focused family medicine
Lifestyle & osteopathic manual medicine medical student and resident training
Yoga & meditation classes
Nutrition & cooking classes
Veganic farming & gardening classes
Fermentation & sprouting classes
1/2 to day long intensive seminars on disease reversal
Weekend wellness retreats & seminars
Therapy time & service work with the animal rescues
Somatic counseling services
And of course all covered by the Oregon Health Plan as they will recognize that this is the best way of truly keeping patients & communities well. The best way to prevent and reverse disease rather than continuing to create permanent patients that require a lifetime of expensive pharmaceutical drugs and surgical interventions. The best way to treat cause rather than merely inefficiently and dangerously* just keep plugging up the leaks by treating symptoms with drugs.
*Complications of conventional pharmacologic and surgical medical treatment is the 3rd leading cause of death in the US. #1 is coronary artery disease, #2 cancer. Both 1 & 2 are up to 90 percent preventable if we followed a whole food plant-based diet & regularly exercised. JAMA: Is US Health Really the Best in the World? Starfield, MD, MPH
All humans and animals deserve to be happy and free. Eating animals is unnecessary for health for most humans and currently is the main cause of disease in the US. It is also environmentally unsustainable and so I am sorry to say we must live and teach the vegan way, non-judgmentally but without apology. It is the only answer for individual, global and planetary health. We can not continue to define individual health in a bubble as being isolate and separate from the community and the planet. All of our choices effect our communities the animals and our shared environment.
We can save the planet by eliminating animal agriculture.The sanskrit translation for the word war is ‘the desire for more cattle’. If you trace back our history there was a time before animal herding agriculture began when we were gatherers before hunters and we embraced matriarchal systems of government, theology and culture. The planets environmental degradation began with the onset of animal herding agriculture and the consequent embracement of patriarchal, war dominant theology to justify & fit our blood and land lust. And medicine also shifted from the laws of nature and the application of its innate healing forces to the concept of domination, first over animals and other humans and then over disease with the use of poisons and eventual drugs to treat the illness over the use of plants and fasting. (Read the Chalice & The Blade by Riane Eisler and The World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle, PhD for more on that.)
Lets choose to eat whole over processed
Plants over animals
Organic over genetically modified, artificially colored and chemically laden
Water over chemical drinks
Minimize or avoid sugar, salt and oils
Avoid all dairy products and animal flesh.
Move your body daily with yoga and cardiovascular exercise
Meditate & sleep soundly
Lets work for optimal health, happiness, and strength for us all
Lets work to end unnecessary suffering of humans and all earthlings.
Lets work to reverse and prevent disease
May we live awakened, free lives so that we may have the opportunity to live out our true purpose and passions
May we create communities that enable a way of living that does not require working for corporations that continue to engage in violent, unethical and environmentally unsustainable practices.
May we create sustainable, gift economy communities that prioritize health, family, mental and emotional health over ego, 3rd party corporate financial gains. Where all people have access to our best medicine, plants.
Choose politicians that are driven to help the people and planet over corporate & special interests.
Invest in companies that are non-violent to animals, humans and the planet.
May all beings be happy & free,
Kyle Homertgen, DO
Some recommended reading:
by Micheal Greger, MD
by Doug Lisle, PhD
by Riane Eisler
by Will Tuttle, PhD
Watch Forks Over Knives & Cowspiracy on Netflix
Vegan Starter Kit — >http://vegankit.com