Empowering children & families with evidence based nutrition
Thank you for visiting the FYMHS.ORG site.
Never forget that one idea can change the world!
The most important thing I hope you take with you is the passion I have to make a difference for our children.
Type 2 diabetes is, and has been described as, a pandemic. It is one of the worst, most preventable nutritional disorders of the last 50 years, and today's children have a shorter life expectancy than that of their parents.
It is incumbent upon all of us to work together to resolve this issue. If traditional approaches were effective, there would be a significant reduction in the numbers, but it is not working. It is foolish to continue to "manage" a disorder that is preventable and reversible, when using evidence-based nutrition can change the outcome.
The most effective way to end this pandemic is to change the faulty lifestyles that have created the problem in the first place. This is the approach of Lifestyle medicine, evidence-based nutrition, and this nonprofit. We look at the whole person, and their environment. We teach people new behaviors, working from a mindset of prevention, and using memorable, empowering, and engaging interactions through this scholarship and seminar program, endeavoring to create opportunities for children and their families to make positive changes so they may enjoy a life filled with joy and happiness is what we can do together. And providing plant based nutritional certification through e-Cornell's online program; Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate & Courses - eCornell for Washington state college students in the medical and educational fields will ensure a better future for everyone they encounter. The future sees this expanding to all Washington state students.
This is from a place of love, and because fulfilling the promise I made to Fariborz to make a difference, will help many others avoid the type of terrible suffering he endured, and he did not want anyone to suffer if they could change the outcome with good nutrition.
I promise to keep the operating expenses of this organization streamlined, with no frills or paid positions ever.
I promise to continually update the program curriculum for the best possible outcome.
I promise 100% of donations for the scholarships and educational programs will go into those programs.
I promise to listen to your comments and suggestions to make this its best.
And in March 2018, I donated my veterinary syringe patent, No. 10,589,031, Flexible Medicament Injector And Method of Use, to this nonprofit for whatever future beneficial financial value it may bring, and as a way of showing my deep commitment to make this pay it forward program work.
And to those at Perkins Coie that have given their time and pro bono help to make this patent possible, thank you most sincerely. Thank you for believing in me and what this nonprofit represents. My cup runneth over.
I thank you Joel Fuhrman, M.D. for your compassion and encouragement during a very difficult time. Your confidence helped me to move forward to start this organization. We will be using many of your books in the programs.
When we seek common good, we share common ground.
Marie Youssefirad, Founder / CEO of The Fariborz Youssefirad Memorial Health Scholarship,
The American College of Lifestyle Medicine member
FYMHS.ORG a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit corporation in Washington state.