Are you struggling to maintain your vegan lifestyle?
Get the FOUR KEYS to going from struggling to THRIVING in a supportive community of black vegans!
If you’re reading this I’ll bet you’re facing one or more of these things:
⇒ You’re confused and overwhelmed trying to figure out what vegans eat and how to do this plant-based thing. Are you tired of eating the same old boring salads and dishes everyday? Do you long for food that is filling and satisfying? Are you confused by the ingredients and gadgets that are often called for in recipes?
⇒ You’re frustrated and feeling bad about yourself because you keep starting and stopping. Do your cravings seem to be in control of your choices? Does your stressful life sabotage your efforts? Do you feel like you’re stuck “trying” to be vegan or raw?
⇒ You’re worried about your health and about eating the right foods. Are your blood sugar or blood pressure numbers too high? Do you have a family history of chronic disease? Do you worry about getting the nutrients you need on a plant-based diet?
What ever your issues are, THRIVING as a vegan comes down tofeeling confident about what you’re doing and being able to stay true to your commitment to yourself no matter what your non-vegan world throws at you.
Pamoja! gives you everything you need to start Thriving!
Our The Four Pillars Of Success approach is a revolutionary way to create a healthy lifestyle for the rest of your life. It’s a physician designed and proven program to help you develop healthy eating practices as a way of life.
We’ve put everything in one place:
- The structure and guidelines you need,
- The recipes and information you want,
- The supportive community of like-minded people you’ve been missing,
- And the guidance and accountability to sustain your plant-based lifestyle for the long-term.
We’ve combined monthly on-line Group Coaching with in-depth online courses and community support, that together unlock the power of the Four Pillars Of Success.
We wrap it all up in a safe space that’s focused exclusively on the experiences and needs of the African diaspora.
Pamoja! brings it all together at a low membership rate of just $37 a month.
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Selena: “Now I’m a confident vegan, a bolder vegan.”
“This is an excellent program to learn things that your doctor or physician may not share with you. They’re not just pointing and saying “you should go that way.” They are giving you the tools that will make “that way” feasible and attainable.”
Ama Opare is easy to listen to, down-to-earth and very encouraging. When you're nervous about making changes or may not have the support in your circles, it is refreshing to have a smiling face and warm demeanor to interact with.
I'm a firm believer that knowledge is power and that without the right knowledge people can and often do perish. From the recipes, to the reading material to the extremely helpful tips and suggestions...all of it helped to increase my knowledge of my health to feel more confident in my decision to continue living a healthier lifestyle.
Now I'm a confident vegan, a bolder vegan. I no longer apologize for not eating foods that negatively impact my health. I have "weapons" in my arsenal and it feels amazing to not only feel like I've made the right decision but know it as well.
I cannot fully attest to how much the power of food journaling + self-reflection - impacted my esteem and outlook on living vegan. I was able to pinpoint where my attitude from food came from, assess how it has affected my diet and make a plan to circumvent those things. Having a plan in place to cope with negative habits and circumstances is probably the single greatest accomplishment I've had during this course.
I cannot say thank you enough. I truly cannot. I also can't believe the 6 weeks has gone by sooo quickly. I look amazing. That's the general consensus of friends and family. And so far, about 3 people I know have decided to "go vegan" even if for a short while because they can't believe how good my hair and skin look. 🙂 Thank you again. ((hugs))"
The reason you’ve struggled is because you don’t have a plan to address the underlying causes of your problems and the roadblocks you confront.
⇒ How to overcome the emotional, physiological and addiction issues that seem to take control of your behavior–so you can resist the temptations and cravings that can throw you off track.
⇒ The confidence and assurance that you’re eating the right food and getting the nutrition you need–so you wont be suckered into buying the latest “miracle” food or cure or undermined by well-meaning relatives who are worried about where you’re getting your protein.
⇒ How to create delicious meals that you look forward to eating–so you and your family feel satisfied and know you aren’t missing out on anything.
⇒ How to not only survive but to thrive in the non-vegan world we live in–so you can go to your family gatherings, go on your work trip or a vacation and enjoy yourself without compromising your commitment to yourself.
Our Four Pillars approach will show you how to bust through those roadblocks and discover what works best for you and your day-to-day life.
Choosing a plant-based or vegan lifestyle is a revolutionary decision that goes against everything you’ve been taught about nutrition, health and healing.
What are the four pillars of success?
These are the four areas that can trip you up when you are trying to change your diet and lifestyle. Strengthen these pillars and you’ve got the keys to success!
Pillar #1 Deep Self Understanding
It’s vital that you explore your inner emotional and psychological framework to understand where you are now and why.
Without this awareness you won’t understand why you do what you do, or how to change that framework to one that works. We all have issues in some form, like the messages we learned about food as a kid, maybe your body image and self esteem. What triggers your cravings? How does living in an oppressive culture impact your choices? What keeps you strong and motivated?
By taking the time to discover what’s driving your choices you’ll crack the hold your cravings have over you.
Pillar #2 Common Sense Nutrition Education
You’ve heard the famous quote from Imhotep “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” But what does that actually mean?
Most of the information out there being passed around on social media or hyped up in the news does not stand the test of real scrutiny or even of common sense. Once you understand what your natural diet is, what your body really needs to stay healthy and how your diet is related to disease you’ll have the power of good health in your hands. With this knowledge you’ll cut through the confusing, conflicting information you hear and see all around you.
You’ll know exactly what works best for your body so you can relax and stop worrying.
Pillar #3 Kitchen Mastery
Of course you want to eat to live instead of live to eat. But you want to do it in the most taste fulfilling way!
It’s hard to stay committed when you’re feeling bored with your food and deprived. You’ve got to try new recipes and learn the skills for making vegan or raw dishes and become a healthy gourmet in your kitchen so you and your family can enjoy satisfying meals. If you don’t your choices will be limited and you’ll get bored with the few recipes you do know. Or you end up eating out all the time.
With the right recipes, and confidence in the kitchen you’ll create healthy vegan and raw vegan dishes that satisfy your tastebuds and that you and your family will actually eat and enjoy.
Pillar #4 Real World Navigation Skills
Let’s face it, we live in a non-vegan world.
If you don’t plan ahead for success you’re more likely to fall back to your old habits. I’m sure you’re often in situations where eating healthy food requires extra effort. Without a plan for success, your stress and cravings or your work, social and family situations will throw you off track. Before you know it, you’re back to your old unhealthy ways.
These skills allow you to adapt your day-to-day life to fit and support your healthy, plant-based lifestyle so that you can eat healthy AND enjoy your life.
When you strengthen each of the Four Pillars you’ll achieve long lasting success. You’ll create a healthy LIFESTYLE not just a diet.
Click the button below to get your membership and create the healthy lifestyle you’ve been wanting.
Kami: “I can now crave something and ask what’s going on. Chances are I can choose the healthier option instead.”
“I always wanted to have a healthier diet, but I kept getting frustrated with setbacks. I had many “start, mess up, quit” moments that weighed heavy on my ability to keep at it. When I signed up I was concerned that I would repeat my cycle of starting and then quitting.”
I did so much reflecting in my food journal, I can now sit in my car craving something and can ask what's going on with me physiologically/mentally? Is that why I'm craving this? What is a better alternative? Chances are, I can answer each of those and choose the healthier option instead.
I think the pace of the course is manageable even for busy people and the information cannot be matched. I gained so much from this and know others will as well."
Who Are We?
I’m Ama Opare, vegan chef, educator, author and plant-based lifestyle coach.
In 2006 I was 49 years old, recently divorced, overweight, worried about my health, and eating the Standard American Diet (SAD). I had spent years as a vegetarian-wanna-be. I wanted and needed a new beginning.
I felt discouraged and out of control because I was unable to stop myself from eating sugar, fast food and processed food. I was frustrated because I couldn’t keep my weight under control.
Most of all I was worried and afraid that I was headed for the same fate as my family; diabetes, high blood pressure or cancer. I felt like I was running out of time and I dreaded going to the doctor for fear I would get some bad news.
I knew I should be eating better but I didn’t know how to do it. My cravings seemed to control my choices. I was confused by all of the conflicting claims and “facts.” I was overwhelmed by trying to figure out what I should and shouldn’t eat. I tried to figure it out by myself but I ended up more confused than ever.
My diet didn’t get any better. I was eating fast food, processed food and too much salt and sugar. Even though I knew better my diet only got worse over the years and so did my health. I was depressed, disillusioned and ready to throw up my hands in defeat.
Then, in 2007, with Dr. Opare’s help, I was finally able to make the changes I’d been longing to make. I was amazed by how much energy I had. The extra pounds I’d been struggling to lose, quickly melted away. My skin cleared up. My headaches went away and my digestion was better. Soon I had my life back!
By applying the Four Pillars Of Success I was finally able to do what I had been trying to do for years.
Now I feel younger than ever, like I did decades earlier, and I can’t imagine going back.
Nana Kwaku Opare MD, MPH, CA, is a physician, dietitian, author and teacher.
He taught me about his revolutionary paradigm for creating and sustaining a healthy plant-based lifestyle. And like the many patients he’s helped over the past three decades his unique approach changed my life.
Over the years Dr. Opare has been deeply disturbed by the dehumanizing hypocrisy and harmful nature of standard medicine with its heavy reliance on drugs and surgery. At one point he was so disillusioned and fed up by what he saw that he even contemplated leaving the field of medicine.
Instead, he was inspired to actually help people get or stay healthy and not just manage their disease as in the norm in most doctors offices and hospitals. He sought out non-harmful and natural treatment alternatives and completed his training in food/nutrition/dietetics, public health, as well as standard allopathic medicine. He went on to complete training in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine and later osteopathic manual medicine.
Dr. Opare says, “During early 80’s, motivated by the prevalent food caused illness like diabetes, high blood pressure, strokes and cancer in my family and determined not to succumb myself, I began a slow transition towards a plant-based/vegan diet. I have been a strict dietary vegan and, for years a time, raw vegan for more than 20 years. I credit primarily my diet for my excellent health.”
Over the past three decades Dr. Opare has had dual and eventually integrated practices in standard and alternative medicine. Early on he reasoned that the old adage of “An ounce of prevention was worth a pound of cure” made the most sense and it became the basis of his approach to health and healing. He terms his philosophy of medicine as “Afrikan Natural Hygiene.”
He says, “I believe the only rational way to approach a health challenge is to first and foremost clearly identify the cause of the problem and permanently remove it. I assert that by following what I have entitled my book, “Rule Book And User Guide For Healthy Living” you will then create the environment where healing occurs.”
Nana Kwaku and I joined forces in 2009, working together to make the plant-based lifestyle accessible, achievable and enjoyable for everyone. We’ve seen too many of our elders and leaders needlessly become disabled or die too early.
Pamoja! and our Four Pillars Of Success offers you a system for creating a sustainable vegan lifestyle to transform your life!
We’ve combined Nana Kwaku’s decades of experience as a dietitian and physician and his perspectives on health and healing with Ama’s philosophy of learner directed, hands-on education and 30 years of experience as an educator and curriculum developer.
Now we want to help you!
Your Membership Includes:
- Multimedia Education with in-depth video lessons, pdf downloads, and a Q&A section. We’ll be there to answer your questions and help you put what you learn into action. It’s everything from our flagship Healthy Eating Success 6-week program PLUS even more new material! This is the life changing and life saving course we’ve been teaching since 2010 both in our clinic and online. ($1200 value)
- A One-On-One Coaching Session with Ama to get you started off right and tailor the program to your personal needs. ($197 value)
- Group Coaching – Every month in you’ll get targeted help on the issues you’re facing. We’ll meet via video conference so you’ll be able to join us no matter where you are in the world. You’ll connections and learn from others on the journey ($97 per month value)
- Supportive Community in the member only Facebook group and online forums to connect to others in the program so you’ll never be alone. ($57 value)
- New tools and resources every month to make your plant-based lifestyle accessible, achievable and enjoyable. ($27 a month value)
Plus you’ll get these BONUSES
You’ll get our complete Optimum Fast juice fasting training to jump-start your progress ($57 value)
You’ll get our Healthy Gourmet raw food courses so you’ll have plenty of amazing dishes that will please you and your friends and family.($27 value)
Discounted 90 minute One-on-One coaching sessions with Ama Opare at a deeply discounted rate of only $57 (normally $157).
The combined price for everything that’s included is normally offered at well over $1500.
It’s everything you need to create a lifelong healthy plant-based lifestyle!
All for just $37 per month!
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“I’ve learned so much more about myself through doing the exercises and why I make the choices that I do and I’m better able to deal with the stresses of life so that I can stay on track with a raw/vegan diet.”
I would recommend this course to someone really open to and interested in changing their dietary lifestyle to a plant based one. The course is comprehensive, adequately addresses social pressures, the emotional aspect, and encourages journaling, goal setting, visualization all tools needed to be successful."
“My challenges are eating chips and preparing the raw food dishes. Also, I eat out for lunch every day and am challenged to find raw foods other than salads. I feel very good going forward staying on this path to a mostly raw vegan diet.”
The full value of your Pamoja! membership is really priceless when you consider the impact that making a permanent change in your diet will have in your life and your family. I mean really! What’s the value of a longer, healthier life to spend doing the things you love with the ones you love? It’s priceless! You’re priceless!
Satisfaction Guarantee – While we believe you’ll feel you’re getting tremendous value from your Pamoja! membership, you can cancel your membership at any time, no questions asked.
Choose the lifetime membership and get a 14-day money back guarantee. No questions asked!
Secure Checkout with your credit card or Paypal account. Then you’ll have immediate access to the Start Strong To Stay Strong training and the first months resources. Then, each month you’ll gain access to new material.
Contact us at foodforthesoul(at)opare(dot)net if you have questions.
“Once I had some recipes and saw how easy it was to prepare foods, I felt confident to do so. It was very helpful in explaining the dangers of chicken and fish, which I had been eating, and in explaining the benefits of being conscious of what one eats. This was helpful in my decision to change my food intake.”
“My biggest challenges were not planning for days that I was not at home. Now I know what to do at all times. The class exceeded my expectations. I am no longer giving my money to the pharmacies each month. WOW! What a blessing.”
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the program last?
We’re here for as long as you need us. As long as you’re a member you can attend the group coaching calls and the other live programs. The main modules in the courses are released one per week over the course of 6 weeks. Each month new material is available in the member area, the Facebook group, or in special member only events.
Do I have to become vegan/raw?
We are not the vegan/raw police. We will help you understand why we recommend a whole food, plant-based diet. Then it will be up to you to decide for yourself what your bottom line is. We do suggest that you plan on eating 100% vegan or raw vegan during the next 30 days. This way you can experience the difference and see for yourself how it impacts your body and your life so that you can make an informed decision.
Are there supplements you recommend or sell?
A diet based on nutrient dense, plant-based, whole foods will supply what your body needs-no other supplements are needed (with the possible exception of periodic vitamin B12).
Will this work for me?
We firmly stand behind our program. However, your success and progress will depend on what you put into the program. You will learn many tools and the framework for making change but you must do the work and apply it to your specific situation. Simply watching the videos and making half-hearted attempts at the worksheets will not get you what you want.
What if I don’t like It? Can I get my money back?
We strongly believe in our program however, if you feel it isn’t for you, you may cancel your membership at anytime. If you’ve selected the lifetime one-time payment option, we invite you to participate fully for 14 days. Then if at the end of the 14 days you do not feel it is right for you we will refund your full purchase price.
I’m not black (of African descent) can I join?
Our program is specifically designed to be a safe space for black folks and to address the health and lifestyle impact of the issues we face due to the nature of the society we live in. For this reason we accept only people of African descent into our program.
Contact us at foodforthesoul AT opare DOT net if you have other questions.