The NY Vegetarian Vision Veg Health & Wellness Expo celebrated compassionate living at Penn Plaza Pavilion this past weekend. Over 100 exhibitors and experts showcased the physical and mental benefits to embracing a plant-based diet and compassionate lifestyle.
Vegetarian Vision, a non-profit founded by 86-year old vegan Harshad K. Shah in 1992 encourages people to embrace vegetarianism, promotes the benefits and provides educational information on the benefits of plant based foods and cruelty-free living.
Leading medical experts and wellness practitioners offered important guidance on how to lead a healthier more balanced lifestyle, including Dr. Joel Fuhrman, anti-anging guru Gary Null, Dr. Will Tuttle and cardiologist Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, who helped president Bill Clinton reverse his heart disease.
Culinary artists, including Rockin Raw Chef & Owner Tere Fox, best-selling author Mark Reinfeld, Banana Leaf’s Chef Kamai Panchal and Chef Ahki, whose clients include Bradley Cooper, Salma Hayek, Lenny Kravitz, will conduct cooking demonstrations and serve up plant-based, vegan and vegetarian fare.
In addition, many respected practitioners held classes in Anusara, Hatha, Restorative and Vinyasa yoga. Entertainment included performances by the Sonalee Vyas Dance Company, a Crystal Bowl Sound Healing Concert, Cruelty-Free Fashion Show, and Mr. & Miss Vegetarian Contest.