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Bill Clinton Should Not Be Considered a Vegan Celebrity

Bill Clinton Should Not Be Considered a Vegan Celebrity

We have received a lot of great feedback on our article 100 Vegan Celebrities to Inspire Your Plant-Based Journey! The main intention of this piece was to showcase a diverse mix of celebrity figures that adopted a vegan diet, and who were doing something good with their position of fame. However, It has been brought to my attention through social media and Reddit that a few of the people on the list are no longer vegan. It is quite a shame to hear this given the amount of time and energy spent creating this piece of written content. I thought it would be a useful thing, then, to look into some of the specific celebrities noted as not being vegan celebrities anymore and examine why this confusion is apparently pervasive around the internet. I hope we can have an honest discourse on these former vegan celebrities!

Former President of the United States Bill Clinton is a critical starting point when it comes to examining these ex-vegan celebs. Afterall, his position of power is difficult to come by, and to have had him speak positively regarding a vegan diet for many years may have been quite impactful on many lives. Unfortunately, there appears to be much dishonesty in many vegan media outlets regarding Bill Clinton's status as a vegan. Whether this is intentional or unintentional, it is difficult to judge, as I myself know how difficult finding the real facts online can be.

Overeating on a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet is Your Weight Loss Secret!

Overeating on a Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet is Your Weight Loss Secret!

Have you ever thought it could be healthy to overeat?

It is a common struggle for many. Overindulging in food may come easily for you, and may have heavily contributed to you packing on a few more pounds than you would have liked. You do not have to carry around this extra weight for the rest of your life, nor do you have to suffer with the poor health quality that tends to come with being very overweight or obese. As you may well know, there are two primary factors that impact your weight: the food you eat and your level of physical activity. A whole foods, plant-based diet holds the solution to your weight loss. This vegan weight mitigating method is simple, and allows you to eat as much as you please, so long as you are eating the healthy plant-based foods required.

Applying the Precautionary Principle to Nutrition and Cancer - Reduce Cancer Risk with a Plant-Based Diet!

Applying the Precautionary Principle to Nutrition and Cancer - Reduce Cancer Risk with a Plant-Based Diet!

Those absorbed in a plant-based lifestyle know the positive impact of the food we eat on our bodies and minds. The images displayed was assembled by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and quite easily displays what we know to be the truth: plant-based foods have a positive impact on the reduction of cancer risk. Many foods that have come to be associated with the "Standard American Diet" great increase cancer risk.

Why We Created Plant-Smart Living - A Creation Story

Why We Created Plant-Smart Living - A Creation Story

The story of Plant-Smart Living and Farmer Fred helps to solidify why PSL is important in a world where many excited plant-based, vegans are popping up online. The problem with so many voices is that it can be difficult to differentiate between them all. Our story allows us to have some unique selling points, and engage with our unique and diverse audience which we have found to range quite significantly in age, gender, ethnicity, and current diets (among other things).

A Vegan, Plant-Based Diet May Protect Against Prostate Cancer

A Vegan, Plant-Based Diet May Protect Against Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer accounts for about 25% of cancer cases among men. While relative to some forms of cancer it is far more treatable, with a 95% - 100% survival rate in the current day-and-age, it still remains a condition that can be painful, difficult to cope with, and expensive when you consider the medical attention required. Modern science is beginning to investigate how a plant-based diet can be used to prevent and protect against prostate cancer. This, no doubt, serves as an important piece of evidence to add to our backpacks of knowledge: if eating a plant-based, whole foods, vegan diet can literally protect us from cancer, what can't it do?

Dr. Michael Greger - 2015 Reddit IAMA Interview Excerpts

Dr. Michael Greger - 2015 Reddit IAMA Interview Excerpts

Dr. Greger, the creator of NutritionFacts and plant-based diet advocate, did an IAMA on Reddit in 2015. While this may be "last years news," it is still chalk-full of useful information. For those who are not aware, Reddit has a forum called IAMA that allows any user on the website to ask questions to all types of people ranging from celebrities to politicians to doctors, scientists, athletes, and more! Dr. Greger's responses to some of the questions put forth by his online audience are too hard to just ignore, so I felt compelled to throw a few together for you to easily digest here.

The full IAMA is available on Reddit, and be sure to check out our review of Dr. Greger's infamous book How Not to Die.

What is a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet?

What is a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet?

A whole foods plant-based diet at it's core is a diet derived solely from plant-life. Vegetables, fruits, legumes, tubers, starchy veggies and whole grains comprise the main dietary elements. Meat, milk, cheese, eggs and other animal products are not acceptable if you are eating a plant-based diet. Additionally, many people who live a plant-based lifestyle also try to minimize or completely remove the usage of highly refined foods such as bleached flour, refined sugar, and oil.

Why You Should Use Plant Based Diet Recipes to be a Better Vegan

Why You Should Use Plant Based Diet Recipes to be a Better Vegan

One of the most intimidating aspects of switching to a vegan diet is learning how to make the food more interesting and desirable. This is especially true if you are used to eating food that is particularly unhealthy. Not just meat, but rather food that has been highly processed, and coated in salt, sugar, and grease. These taste sensations can be replicated to certain degrees within a healthy vegan diet, but they are properties that make the Standard American Diet (SAD) so addictive.