Our Mission

🥕 To actively promote the ideal and practice of eating less to zero animal products/foods for the good of the animals, the planet, and people’s health.

🥕 To become the premier resource for vegans and vegetarians (and anyone who wants to THRIVE on plants!)

Our Why

We believe…

🥕 Life should feel good and that every person deserves to feel as healthy and happy as possible.

🥕 We also believe mother nature has provided almost everything humans need to achieve this and that with the right information and resources anyone can easily harness the power of plants and thrive in every area of life.

Research, review, collect and breakdown complex and sometimes changing information about plant-based nutrition and health in order to make it easier for people to understand, customize, and to put into practice in everyday, real life.

Create and sell courses, content, and coaching programs to make adopting a vegan or vegetarian diet and lifestyle easier and more sustainable.

Share recommendations for trusted resources and products to enhance general health and wellbeing.

While we often receive commissions for our referrals, we vet each offer thoroughly.

Core Values

Taking an active role in healing our bodies, our minds, and our planet.

Serving our team and community with honesty and transparency.

Sharing only the best and most up-to-date information.

Always focus on how to best serve our community, students, and team before all else.

Challenging the status quo and finding new ways to grow our community, organization, and each other in new and unique ways.

Our Team

We are  mainly a mission-based company. In order to bring you valuable, usually free content, we keep expenses low by having a small virtual team. Our ragtag team lives around the world and is passionate about all that VegHealth stands for and offers to our beloved community. Our regular contributors include: 

Zia is our joyful, day-to-day leader, running all things VegHealth. She’s passionate about the power of plants to heal, has got more than 20 years experience in the health and wellness industry, and loves melding her teaching background with her work for VegHealth.

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Allys is our stellar Customer Support agent and virtual assistant. She gives enthusiastic support for multiple areas of VegHealth, and is a beloved team member. 

Who’s Behind The VegHealth Institute?

Hello! Thanks for stopping by. I am Anand Anma, co-owner of The VegHealth Institute and we have one mission: To inspire and support people in eating an optimal plant-based diet. Before the VegHealth Institute, I was a vegan and had been one nearly my whole life. I thought I was doing all the right things by eating clean, yet I had troubling health problems including hypothyroidism and infertility. When my husband (Vj) and I came across The VegHealth Institute, we knew this was an answer to all of our searching. In fact, we were so impressed, we bought the company! Now we, too, are experiencing the best health of our life. Maybe you’re curious about becoming a vegan or a vegetarian, but aren’t sure where to start. Or, maybe you’re already eating a plant-based diet, but don’t know if all your meals have the necessary vitamins and minerals to support your health. Perhaps you’re well-informed and confident in what you eat, but would like a little support and guidance for optimal nutrition. Wherever you are right now, we want to help. Meet the rest of our team below! To your vibrant health, Anand

Our Team


Anand blends her passion for health and vitality to support the team, our students, and our community. She has a long career as a coach and used her experience to help our members who wish to take their knowledge of healthy eating and share it with the world. Outside of VegHealth, she loves hiking in the great outdoors, preparing vegan meals, singing and traveling


Co-Owner and Head of Strategy

Vj oversees the VegHealth strategy so that we can impact as many peoples’ lives as possible. After moving to the US and gobbling up the Standard American Diet, Vj ballooned up to 220 pounds. He got a wake up call when his friend was diagnosed with a heart condition and his nephew asked him if he was pregnant. He switched to a living food plant based diet and dropped 70 pounds in 3 months. He has lived a plant-based lifestyle for the last 18 years. He is a certified yoga instructor, life-long meditator, and is passionate about healing the world. He also has a long history of creating tech start-ups. He lives in the Bay Area area with his wife, Anand Anma.


Operations & Marketing

Zia came on to lead the day to day of VegHealth in the Spring of 2021. With a lifelong passion for natural and alternative healing, she’s been working operations and marketing since 2000, and has been part of the online health and wellness industry since 2012. She’s extremely excited to now be working with VegHealth and has lots of wonderful plans to help share the mission to millions around the world. 

When she’s not working on VegHealth’s latest upgrades and strategy, you’ll find Zia writing or swimming. She’s got two grown kids and counts herself blessed to have lived around the globe. Zia currently lives in British Columbia. with her partner in life and music, Mathew.

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Sarah, RDN

Copy & Content Manager

Sarah Schuette studied Nutrition and Theatre at Saint Louis University and completed their dietetic internship with a concentration in Health and Wellness at Long Island University. Sarah adopted a vegan lifestyle nine years ago, after a decade as a vegetarian, and uses their lived experience and education to counsel people interested in becoming more plant-based.

With their diverse background in theatre, creative writing, travel, cultural competence, counseling, cooking and nutrition science, Sarah utilizes creative approaches to empower people through evidence-based education so that a healthy relationship with food and body feels accessible to anyone, anywhere.


Tech Lead

Gabriel is a creative design professional with demonstrated experience in graphic design, visual communications, website development, and expertise in creating sophisticated UI/UX to ensure optimal user engagement and increased product success.

He loves the health industry and as someone who has overcome sickness himself, he loves being able to help others using technology to get what they need into their hands.


Tech Consultant

Austin McFarland is a Northwest Arkansas-based marketing and business automation specialist, arts entrepreneur, and musician. What started as a side hustle to get through graduate school has turned into a full-time business helping businesses across multiple industries and countries maximize their time and efforts through effective, up-to-date techniques.

When he is not helping business owners maximize their offerings, he is practicing, teaching, or performing on one or more of his woodwind instruments. Austin holds three degrees in Music Education and Performance and has coached hundreds of successful musicians on great careers both on and off the instrument.

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Allys Arandia is a certified virtual assistant providing a comprehensive range of remote support services. She is an experienced Executive Assistant, having worked in multiple industries over the past 10 years. She works with honesty, sincerity and professionalism. In her free time, Allys likes to watch movies, read books, play with her kids and cook!

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