Meet Bill Clinton... Vegan?!
It would appear so, based on last night's interview
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2010 9:27 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Well, vegans, get excited: None other than Bill Clinton, famous McDonald’s lover, appears to have joined your ranks. No more Big Macs for Bubba: He’s now on a “plant-based diet,” he told Wolf Blitzer last night on CNN. “I live on beans, legumes, vegetables, fruit. I drink a protein supplement every morning. No dairy,” he said. “It changed my whole metabolism and I lost 24 pounds, and I got back to basically what I weighed in high school.”

Yes, he did it partly because he needed to lose weight for Chelsea’s wedding, but he was also scared by the two heart stents he had to have put in earlier this year. “I did all this research, and I saw that 82% of the people since 1986 who have gone on a plant-based, no dairy, no meat of any kind, no chicken, no turkey—I eat very little fish, once in a while I'll have a little fish—If you can do it, 82% of people have begun to heal themselves,” he said.

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Brandi A
Jan 21, 2011 10:04 AM CST
It's not just the fact he is a vegetarian/vegan that is exciting (at least to me). What's exciting is that now we have a major advocate for holistic health. In the United States, our medicine and diet of processed and fast food is killing us and doctors know it!!! What's worse is doctors also know how to heal such diseases as cancer, heart disease and diabetes but health and cancer is BIG business. Why do you think the government has pushed such cancer healing institutes such as The Gerson Institute out of the country and made it illegal to claim a cure for cancer whether you actually do or not? Because they want to keep us sick; the sicker we are, the richer they get! Now, we have a former president as an advocate for holistic health who has experienced the healing qualities of such a diet and he's speaking out about it! That's HUGE!!!!!
Brandi Atkins
Jan 21, 2011 10:02 AM CST
It's not just the fact he is a vegetarian/vegan that is exciting (at least to me). What's exciting is that now we have a major advocate for holistic health. In the United States, our medicine and diet of processed and fast food is killing us and doctors know it!!! What's worse is doctors also know how to heal such diseases as cancer, heart disease and diabetes but health and cancer is BIG business. Why do you think the government has pushed such cancer healing institutes such as The Gerson Institute out of the country and made it illegal to claim a cure for cancer whether you actually do or not? Because they want to keep us sick; the sicker we are, the richer they get! Now, we have a former president as an advocate for holistic health who has experienced the healing qualities of such a diet and he's speaking out about it! That's HUGE!!!!!
thepita
Sep 23, 2010 1:22 PM CDT
why is veganism & vegetarianism so shocking? so he's making smarter food choices after two close calls. not a vegan.