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Michelle Pfeiffer Goes Vegan

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

By now, you’ve no doubt heard the good news of the latest celebrity convert to veganism, the lovely and talented actress Michelle Pfeiffer. In this interview with CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, she talks about how his documentary, The Last Heart Attack with Bill Clinton and vegan doctors Caldwell Esselstyn and Dean Ornish, and aging in general, got her thinking more about her health and taking steps to increase her chances for greater longevity.

Bravo, Michelle! :)

What Would You Do? Vegan Child

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

I’m a reality tv, true story movie, documentary, and non-fiction book fan. The human psychology, societal voyeur, and educational, among other aspects intrigue me. Not that I don’t like a good fiction piece too, but it’s best if it’s at least thought-provoking, if not mind-blowing.

Anyway, one of the reality shows I watch — and forced my Dad and sister to sit through (LOL) the last time I visited them in North Carolina — is ABC’s What Would You Do? with John Quinones.

Friday’s episode (Feb 10, 2012) had a segment depicting a vegan mother and child eating at a restaurant. The diners at the next table over start questioning their choices and ultimately attempt to get the kid to eat meat while Mom is away. The question posed is, of course, What Would You Do, if you saw this taking place?

Pretty encouraging, wouldn’t you say? And, I like how they flashed little informational messages about where vegans get their protein, etc.. :)

Venus and Serena Williams Go Vegan

Monday, January 9th, 2012

As you may know, last year saw the falling off the vegan wagon of some notable celebrities, including Megan Fox, Once Upon A Time star Ginnifer Goodwin, and perhaps saddest of all given his direct influence on people’s diets, The Biggest Loser’s Bob Harper.

Of course, there’s also Natalie Portman who reintroduced dairy and eggs into her diet during her pregnancy, but who may well be back on the diet and indeed purported to be planning a vegan documentary based on the excellent book, Eating Animals.

Anyway, I don’t mean to get down on any of these celebs, it’s just we celebrate each new big name due to their being in the public eye and their ability to spread the word, so there’s a tinge of sadness when they leave the fold.

Besides, we still have Mike Tyson and Bill Clinton, who recently endorsed The Blood Sugar Solution, the children’s book Eddie Shapes Up, and Think and Grow Thin.

And now, the good news — especially for her own health — that Venus Williams has gone vegan, and her sister, Serena has followed suit to support her. The reason? Health…

It turns out Venus has Sjörgren’s Syndrome, an autoimmune disease of the tear and saliva glands, often accompanied by rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, which has left her drained and in pain. Her switch to veganism seeks to leverage its well-known inflammation-fighting prowess. This women’s tennis fan wishes her all the best in 2012! :)

The Ozzman BeCometh… Vegan

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Check this out! Ozzy Osbourne is now trying a vegan diet! :)

It’s great he’s so focused on health now, between quitting smoking and drugs and exercising religiously every morning for the last ten years, and now working on improving his diet after watching Forks Over Knives.

Celebrity stories like these are important as fame has made them “larger than life” figures in the public psyche and, by talking about health matters such as veganism and prostate check-ups, they help bring these issues into people’s awareness and conversations.

Forks Over Knives Movie Sharon Osbourne Extreme: My Autobiography Sharon Osbourne Survivor: My Story-The Next Chapter Forks Over Knives Book

Kathy Freston on the Ellen Degeneres Show

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

This recent vegan segment on the Ellen Degeneres Show is absolutely adorable! :)

A little bit of synchronicity here in that I was just pointing out her book to my Dad at Whole Foods while visiting in North Carolina; I thought the title, Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World was cute (and/or clever).

The chef they declare “America’s best vegan chef” is Tal Ronnen, author of The Conscious Cook, subtitled “Delicious Meatless Recipes That Will Change the Way You Eat.”


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