Helping YOU find your best health EVER, is our mission!

How it all began: Health Crisis Brings Healing

dale life reclaimed ministriesJust weeks before meeting my wife, Elaine, I experienced what most people my age fear: I thought I was having a heart attack . I woke up around midnight with severe chest pains and just knew it was my time to go. I was a typical middle aged American male: 50 lbs overweight, miserable due to an array of minor health issues like allergies and constant heartburn. Though dieting regularly, I was unable to keep the extra pounds off.

As God’s providence would have it, I spent the night in the ER and was told I had an adverse reaction to the Adkins diet, something the paramedics said they see every day! I was in bad shape though; my cholesterol was over 330, my blood pressure was 155/95 and even though I did not have a heart attack the tests confirmed that I had suffered a mild one previously. Talk about a wake up call!

Little did I know that the exciting and incredible part of my life was just around the corner…I had a date with Elaine, we fell in love and were married. Guess what? She was a vegetarian and explained to me the possibility that if I stopped eating ALL ANIMAL products my heartburn would stop and my health would return.

We both went on a Plant Powered diet, meat and dairy free, lots of greens, vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains AND she was right. All of my chronic diseases reversed: in just 6 months I had lost 50 pounds, my blood pressure returned to normal, my cholesterol dropped below 130 and now I am heart attack proof! My heartburn disappeared just 2 days after I stopped eating meat and dairy. I no longer needed any medications to mask the symptoms of my poor health.

This is an amazing discovery YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE SICK! Your energy, memory, activity level goes up on a plant-based lifestyle as your body heals from the years of toxic foods and abuse.

It is a simple, family oriented, fun new way to live. Take a look at the many success stories of everyday people like you and me who have RECLAIMED their health.


My wife, Elaine is the founder of Rooterville, A Sanctuary Inc. located in Melrose, Fla. A 501(c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to “encouraging compassion for all animals”. Rooterville is home to over 200 rescued animals and teaches visitors about “factory farming” and its unsustainable, destructive, inhumane system.

We established Life Reclaimed Ministries, an outreach and educational nonprofit to teach the benefits of a whole-foods, plant-based diet (lifestyle) in 2012. LRM seeks to empower others to reclaim their health: reversing diseases and leaving a legacy of vibrant health for their family and friends.


  • Dr. John McDougall’s “The Starch Solution” Certification Course
  • Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from ECornell
  • Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Nutritional Education Institute Certification (NET)
  • “Food for Life” instructor with PCRM Dr. Neal Barnard founder and President
  • Health Minister with Hallelujah Acres.

The Calling

I watched my father die of heart disease and my grandfather die from cancer just months before I was introduced to this life saving diet. Do you have family members with a chronic disease? Elaine and I both feel this is our God given calling, to share this message of hope and healing with the community.

Are you ready to start on a new healthy path? Join us at one of our free introductory meetings. If you are ready to go for it, check out our Courses page, sign up and we will see you in class!

Who We Are

LRM is an Educational Outreach Ministry focused on proclaiming the message of hope and healing. Founders Dale and Elaine West are certified through:

  • Cornell in Plant-Based Nutrition
  • Health Ministers with Hallelujah Acres.

Dale is certified with the following:

  • Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Nutritional Education Institute
  • The Starch Solution Program through Dr. John McDougall
  • Food for Life Instructor with PCRM, founded by Dr. Neal Barnard.

LRM promotes a whole-foods, plant-based diet for vibrant health.

LRM is an outreach ministry of Rooterville, A Sanctuary Inc 501 (c) 3 non-profit.

What We Do

LRM aspires to change the way people look at the traditional Western diet and encourage them to make changes that lead to freedom from diabetes, heart disease and other common health problems.

Our educational seminars, resources, food preparation demonstrations and immersion retreat packages are designed to empower you to experience the healing benefits of a plant-based diet.

Let us help you navigate through the lifestyle changes that can improve your health and change your life.