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Kathy Freston Is Veganizing ‘Vanity Fair’

Written by PETA | January 6, 2011

Vegan health and wellness expert Kathy Freston—author of the soon-to-be-released book Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the Worldisn’t shy about recommending a vegan diet to everyone she meets. She’s appeared on Ellen, The View, Good Morning America, and many other shows to give people advice on following a healthful and delicious diet. She even convinced Oprah Winfrey to try her 21-day vegan cleanse.

So it comes as no surprise that after the “impossibly glamorous” New York Times best-selling author sat down for lunch at New York City vegan hot spot Candle 79 with a meat-and-potatoes-loving reporter from Vanity Fair, he went vegetarian! Although the reporter initially turned up his nose at the seitan chimichurri and grilled-kale salad that Kathy recommended, once he actually tasted them, he declared them to be “delicious.”

In the article, which is featured in the February issue of Vanity Fair, Kathy explains that a meat-based diet “basically fertilizes cancer,” talks about the photo of a downed cow that started her on the path to vegan eating, and says that increased “public awareness of health issues and the environment” has led to an explosion in the popularity of vegan diets. We’ll eat to that!

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • loraveg/animal LOVER says:

    I want to say thank you to all the celebrities trying to help helpless animals! God blesses you! The total vegetarians (like myself) out there trying to get others in the vegetable nutrition lifestyle are to be congradulated. Thank you for sharing my own passion and trying to save cows, pigs, chickens, horses, fish and (dairy cows) from unnecessary cruelity. I pray that someday we humans will wake up to the plight of innocent animals and treat them as the gifts from our God that they are. We humans are here to protect them and keep them safe. God Bless PETA and its members! Sincerely, Lora, a vegetarian since 1971

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Doh! I forgot to mention the beautiful and compassionate Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is coming out with a new book in March. Who else did I forget…?

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    This is shaping up as a great year for veganism, with Kathy’s new book coming out in February, and the documentary “Forks Over Knives” coming out in March. Like Kathy, another gorgeous vegan, Shannon Keith (ARME), has just released her fur expose documentary, “Skin Trade.” We should all support these endeavours, as they’re critical in getting the word out there.

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