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. Stay tuned.


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.