My Story

At approximately age 13 or 14, I had an interesting conversation with my (psychiatrist) father, who was musing out loud about psychosomatic illness as if only some illnesses were psychosomatic. (With the benefit of hindsight, I now understand that “psychosomatic,” is a typical term that betrays the failure of the mechanistic, Newtonian model of allopathic medicine to grasp the nature of illness and disease.)

Upon his remark about psychosomatic illness, I asked my father a simple question:

“But are there any other?” [than psychosomatic illnesses or diseases]

After a few moments of reflection, he answered:

“You may have a point.”

Kit – being practical

Here are my favorite kitchen tools for plant-based cooking.

Personal, with options

This site is very personal, and idiosyncratic, but there are a number of collaborations in the works, beginning with my participation in Freedom Healthcare, which is a very promising new venture, organized as a not for profit to develop a new alternative health system that is truly focused on individual health and well-being. You can donate to it if you want to help. More coming, stay tuned.

Separately from this site, I also maintain a newsletter/blog “Pharmageddon and Phoenix,” dedicated more specifically to the theme of the rebirth of true healthcare from the medicalized sick care system we have today.

Rogier Fentener van Vlissingen

Writer, Consultant, Entrepreneur

Plant-Based since May of 2015, though I was raised vegetarian, and for thirty years, I was sort of a whole foods omnivore, until I started slowly drifting back to vegetarianism and then veganism, but eventually settled on Whole Foods, Plant-Based. For good measure, I also pursued a certificate at the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, and I am associated with PlantPureCommunities and Plant Powered Metro New York.