On today’s episode, we’ll show you how easy it is to become vegan within 21 days using “the 21-day Vegan Kickstart program”. Why 21 days? Twenty-one days is all it takes to create a new habit – or drop an old one! To change a habit, such as eating meat, fish, eggs, or dairy, the Benevolent Supreme Master Ching Hai has given the following sage advice: “Any habit you can break in twenty-one days. So you know why Shakyamuni Buddha went to sit under the bodhi tree for forty-nine days. He just made sure. Jesus also went to the desert, for forty-nine days. Why forty-nine days? Seven-seven or seven-three. Remember God made the World in seven days?” The 21-day Vegan Kickstart program was masterminded by Dr. Neal Barnard, one of the leading health advocates in the United States and President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). “In this program, what I’d like to show you is how you can get foods working for you, and I’ll also show you an easy 3-week immersion program that we call the Kickstart. Just give healthy foods a try right now. Let’s kickstart your weight loss, kickstart your health. We can conquer those less than healthy habits. Your body really can heal.” The old adage that “we are what we eat” is true. You can immediately tell the difference if you stay on a healthy wholesome plant-based diet and stay away from animal products for a few days. Thus, having “meat” from a dead body can turn your own body into a piece of dead meat sooner than you think. A study of the 21-day Vegan Kickstart program was conducted on healthy people in 2017, when Joanne Evans made a presentation to colleagues at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, about the health benefits of adopting a vegan diet. Nineteen nurses joined the study, eager to testify to science. After being on the plant-based diet for 21 days, 86% of participants lost weight and had an average drop of 24 points in cholesterol with 8 participants dropping 31 to 59 points in the 3 weeks. This study was published in the March 2017 issue of the American Journal of Nursing.