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Kathy Freston’s Quantum Wellness

Written by PETA | May 29, 2008

Update: Some more Oprah-related news for you – if you didn’t get a chance to see Oprah’s puppy mill exposé last month, she’s running it again tonight. More on that here.

Kathy_Freston.jpgAuthor Kathy Freston’s fantastic new book, Quantum Wellness, has been getting a ton of buzz lately, not least because it inspired Oprah Winfrey herself to try veganism for three weeks. Kathy also appeared on Ellen yesterday, and a lot of people have been asking about the book, so by way of an introduction, here’s PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk with a quick review:

No matter where on the “wellness continuum” you may be, Kathy Freston’s new book, Quantum Wellness, is an absolute must-read.

The concept is simple: You just have to make one small change, and before you know it, you’re on the road to getting your spiritual, mental, and physical act—or “wellness,” as Kathy likes to call it—together. This may sound like a tall order, but that’s the point of the book—tall orders turn into small orders when you break them down into achievable goals. What could be easier?

My favorite parts of the book are the two chapters that Kathy devotes to “conscious eating.” I challenge anyone to read these chapters and look at a package of ground beef or drumsticks the same way again. Chapter Five, in which she talks about the now-famous “21-day cleanse” that Oprah has embarked on, also deserves an honorable mention. Who knew that casein, an ingredient in dairy products, is also used to make industrial-strength glue? Try digesting that!

Best of all, Kathy devotes 55 pages to putting conscious eating into practice with mouthwatering recipes such as seared “chicken” strips with shitake mushrooms, stir-fried veggies, and teriyaki sauce over brown rice. Yum!

And in other important news, here’s Oprah on Week 2 of the new diet.

-Jack

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  • Angie Baucom says:

    Factory Farming has got to stop!!!After learning about the suffering of animals on such a large scale I was devestated! I’ now a vegetarian working towards veganism. These people have got to be exposed!

  • lynda downie says:

    NT Thanks I stand corrected. Well that’s good news glad to hear it!

  • NT says:

    She DOES mention the animals’ suffering and she mentioned it on the show too. She doesn’t dwell on it but they state that the reason why we should stay away from animal products is basically karma. If we want good energy in our lives we should consume foods that do not harm anyone. For someone Oprah who used to brag about her ribs’ recipie I’d say it is an EXCELLENT start!

  • lynda downie says:

    I have to admit I haven’t read all her blogs but so far no mention of the animal suffering just all about Oprah and how she’s feeling and what she’s eating. But if she influences others to try the vegan lifestyle some animals will be spared. It’s a start.

  • NT says:

    I just bought the book and so far it is awesome. Kathy is so right! How can you eat without thinking where your food came from? And once you know how the food esp. meat got on your plate how can you go ahead and eat it anyway? I am already a vegetarian who has given up everything except cheese! I am OK with all the soy products but for some reason I don’t like the soy cheeses. But after reading Kathy’s book I know I’ll give up cheese too. If Oprah can do it I can do it!!!

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Thanks to Kathy inspiring Oprah veganism is getting a nice media shot in the arm. Judging by Kathy’s author photo she’s a very healthy attractive lady.

  • Soliel says:

    She seems like such a lovely and caring woman. I agree with her…with one caveat there is not way I am going to give up my cup o’ tea every morning! LOL Everything else rock on!

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