Dr. Chandler Treats Patience Using Plant-Based, Lifestyle Medicine

A Starbucks on the corner, a natural, organic and whole food juice and burrito bar along a street full of elegant boutiques in the progressive New Jersey town of Haddonfield is perhaps the perfect place for a plant-based, lifestyle medicine family doctor’s office.

Dr. Chandler, co-owner of Chandler Wellness Care, provides patience with lifestyle medicine, by  understanding the patient, with a focus on plant-based medicine and diet. She and her husband Brandon, also co-owner, believe that many of the conditions that people face can be treated with plant-based diets, exercise and mindfulness using direct primary care.

Check out a look inside the Wellness Care office and an interview with Dr. Chandler in this video!




Four Videos Of Animal Cruelty That Changed My Lifestyle

Both a pig and two dogs enjoy the sun and some sleep at “Rooterville, A Sanctuary” in Melrose, FL. Photo taken by me

When I was making the change in my life to become a vegan, I only had a few simple reasons why. None of those reasons involved animal cruelty. I’ve never been around animals while growing up. My parents were allergic to mostly everything, even a pet ginny pig, which was taken back after three days. So, my connection with animals throughout my life was almost completely empty. I remember a family dinner at a steak house one evening, when my vegan uncle would tell me stories about animals being taken away from their children, slaughtered, and even skinned alive, but I could never feel any empathy. The stories would quickly go in one ear and out the other while I grubbed on a medium rare steak.

So now that I am vegan, I find myself naturally growing a connection with animals. I’ve come across these videos while doing more research into this new feeling of empathy. The things that are in these videos can affect even the most “macho” person. For those who are already cruelty free, I know that these videos will be tough to watch, but remember, even though it does not justify the actions, that using these videos may be the reason people finally change their lifestyle.

Warning: These videos are extremely graphic

A Look Inside Chinese Fur Farms show animals being skinned alive for fashion fur trade. When undercover investigators from Swiss Animal Protection/EAST International toured fur farms in China’s Hebei Province, they found the horrifying truth of animal abuse and cruelty.

For those who believe that the “cruelty free” or “organic” label on their package of slaughtered meat is not a lie, and hypocritical, here is a video that may change their minds.

Many dog, cat or any other pet lovers eat meat too. Although this doesn’t make sense to me now, I used to understand their reasoning, which was “pigs, cows and those animals are here to eat,” and “we’re supposed to eat those animals.” Share this to a meat eating pet lover to spread awareness. 


Listen to Yoga Teacher, Ronnie Christy, On How A Vegan Diet Can Help With Meditation

Ronnie Christy (right) with Gina Giovannetti Redrow, yoga teacher, (left) at the “Ananda Yoga” studio in Wenonah, NJ.

Ever needed a better reason to go or stay vegan? According to Ronnie Christy, yoga teacher with a BS in Biology, a vegan diet helps to achieve a more conscious life.

Ronnie is dedicated to spreading conscious awareness all over the east coast. From his hometown of West Deptford, NJ, he has moved to Palatka, FL to attain more knowledge on his beliefs and to work on his practice. Now, Ronnie plans on leaving Florida to move to North Carolina, with an ambition to build a yoga temple.

Ronnie, age 33, considers himself to be the most healthiest as well as the happiest he has ever been, due to his vegan diet and yogic lifestyle.

Ronnie has a bachelors degree in Biology. His science background gives him an interesting perspective on describing how the physical and spiritual can combine as one.

While you listen to the podcast, you will hear Ronnies peaceful wind chimes and his many pugs in the background of his interview.

Finally, listen to the podcast below and find out why Ronnie believes that a vegan diet is necessary to achieve “nirvana.”