Obesity is a new problem in Mexico with 70% of the adult population overweight. Facing additional problems from malnutrition, Mexico is currently a world leader in dietary disease. Dr. Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, through of their charity No More Poverty, are proud to help sponsor The Vida Project of the Himalayan Institute, teaching sustainable farming and healthy eating habits to rural villagers in East Central Mexico.

No More Poverty and co-founders Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi are pleased to announce their sponsorship of the Himalayan Institute’s Vida Project, an initiative that seeks to provide rural Mexican communities with the technical knowledge and counseling needed to grow high-yield garden crops and maintain healthy eating practices.

The easy availability of empty calories in the form of processed and inexpensive foods has caused the bewildering problem of both obesity and malnutrition in poor communities. Mexico has one of the highest obesity rates in the world with 70 % of Mexican adults classified as overweight or obese. Diseases and debilitating medical conditions resulting from poor diet are the cause of a looming global health crisis, one that, if it is to be averted, must be addressed at a grass roots level. It is the hope of the Himalayan Institute that the focused efforts of the Vida Project provide the necessary tools to thwart both the economic and health problems that are crushing the communities in the Totonac region of Mexico.

“The Himalayan Institute is a model and inspiration for us at No More Poverty,” says Michael Omidi, MD cofounder of No More Poverty. “The scope of the humanitarian efforts and the effect they have on the global community is truly humbling. We are absolutely thrilled to support the Himalayan Institute’s Vida Project, an endeavor that will not only offer economic independence, but also long lasting good health for the community.”

The Vida Project strives to cultivate a new organic farming industry in the Totonac region, and reinvigorate both the local economy and the agricultural drive upon which the community was based by providing the technical expertise to produce the organic, local fruits and vegetables that are in great demand in neighboring large cities.

The Himalayan Institute (http://www.himalayaninstitute.org) is a leader in the field of meditation, spirituality, yoga and holistic health. Its goal is to serve the global community by providing humanitarian, spiritual, educational and medical programs that unify Eastern and Western spirituality, wisdom, technology and science. In addition to the Vida Project, the Himalayan Institute sponsors numerous global outreach and educational programs designed to provided impoverished regions with the skills and tools they need to become economically independent, educated and healthy members of the global community. Some of the endeavors include vocational training schools and public libraries in Africa, support for schools in impoverished communities in India and large scale tree planting to combat global warming.

No More Poverty is a not-for-profit charity organization (with a pending 501(c)3 application) founded by brothers Michael Omidi, M.D. and Julian Omidi. The organization seeks to end poverty at home and abroad by supporting the efforts of like-minded charities and agencies. Current efforts are focused on increasing awareness of and donations to charities already doing great work to address poverty and its staggering effects throughout the world. The plan is to expand our activities to include fostering business development and job creation in disenfranchised areas.

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Source: Yahoo News No More Poverty sponsors the Himalayan Institute VIDA Project

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