Michelle Pfeiffer Makes the Vegan Switch!

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The number of A-list stars adopting the healthy and compassionate lifestyle just keeps on growing! They include Ozzy Osbourne, Kristin Bell, Russell Brand, Ellen Degeneres and Ben Stiller.

One of the newest celebrities to talk about their new vegan diet is Michelle Pfeiffer.

Pfeiffer, 54, recently opened up to Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN about her decision to become a vegan to protect her health.

“My father died from cancer, and the older you get, there’s a lot of disease around you. And you see people struggling with chronic disease. You see people dying with terminal illnesses,” she told Gupta on “Piers Morgan Tonight.”

The Oscar-nominated actress revealed that her decision came about after watching CNN’s “The Last Heart Attack,” which discussed plant-based diets as a solution to preventing chronic diseases. She was inspired by Bill Clinton, who committed to the plant-based diet to reverse dangerous heart problems.  A self-proclaimed “foodie,” Pfeiffer said she was hopeful seeing his example. “Okay, Bill Clinton loves food, so there must be something to [veganism] that’s making him stick to it. And also, he’s smart, so he’s not going to do something unless he really thinks there’s some science behind it.”

She also read Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure.

“I just felt like…there was science behind it. And, you know, it was sort of irrefutable. … I couldn’t not listen to it.”

Pfeiffer’s #2 reason for the new diet? “Vanity is right under there,” she admits, “but I have to say that it’s a close second with wanting to live long.”

Bravo Michelle Pfeiffer, on your most wise and glamorous decision to be vegan!

There are lots of veg starter kits and recipes online for all folks, famous or not.

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Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor Join the Vegan Club

 

There’s a number of reasons that Hollywood actors may choose to be vegan, beauty and glamour likely among them.

For Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor, who both starred in the film Zoolander, the main reason for switching to a plant-based diet was their family’s health. The couple married in 2000 and have two kids, Ella, age 10, and Quinlin, 6.

“It really has changed our energy level,” notes Taylor. “Sometimes you don’t realize it until someone says it to you, like, ‘Your skin looks amazing.”

The healthy mom, 40 and gorgeous, only regrets that they didn’t join the vegan bandwagon sooner.

“We have friends that are vegan and their kids came out vegan,” Taylor said. “I’m so jealous that they had the information and they started the kids early because now to go back, it’s a little harder.”

Taylor explains, “Ben and I make these green drinks in the morning and they look at us like it’s from another planet. I joke, ‘Just join the party! Don’t complain so much, just join us.’”

In addition, Ella loves veggies more than fruit, while younger brother loves his fruits over the veggies.

But while the kids may take a little more convincing, Stiller and Taylor are pretty committed, and confident the little ones too shall grow to love the new and wholesome lifestyle.

“It’s that thing where your parents aren’t cool for a while and then suddenly they are. We just kind of plant the seeds.”

Our admiration and congrats, Christine and Ben, on your latest Hollywood roles as cool vegan parents. May the whole family thrive upon the many joys of the meat-free diet.

 

 

“Forgetting Sarah Marshall” Star Goes Vegan!

We posted before about Ozzy Osbourne, Russell Brand (another “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” star), Eliza Dushku turning vegan. Now, since January, the lovely Kristen Bell – who appears in the new whale-lovers’ movie “Big Miracle” – has joined the vegan bandwagon after watching the awesome documentary “Forks Over Knives.”

Kristen Bell at the premiere of Baby Mama in N...

Kristen, who’s avoided meat since age 11, decided to say no to all animal products, along with her dashing fiancé Dax Shepard, after learning about the undeniable links between chronic disease and meat/dairy. The 31-year-old actress told “Women’s Health Magazine” that the health benefits are “compounded by the fact that I love animals and feel better not eating them.”

Kristen has a tremendous affection for one particular animal – the adorable sloth. Watch her exude her love on “Ellen.”

Kristin is a bona-fide foodie who compares herself to “a little Italian grandmother.” “Cooking is my love language,” she said, “where there’s the most amount of giving selflessly.” There’s certainly a lot of love bound to come from her cruelty-free kitchen. As she introduced the flourishing members of her organic veggie garden: “There’s cilantro, sage, baby greens. Carrots, broccoli, kale, potatoes, cauliflower. These are strawberries. Romaine, butter lettuce, thyme… Ooh, the spinach is coming up real nice.” She explained that the organic tomatoes are eaten all the time “like potato chips” owing to their intense sweet-n-juiciness.

Cheers! To your health, Bell and beau, and a wonderful vegan life ahead together! ❤

Happy Birthday to Elaine Hendrix!

Elaine Hendrix is a talented vegan actress who has been in “The Parent Trap,” “Inspector Gadget 2,” “What the Bleep Do We Know?!” and “Joan of Arcadia.” But her greatest passion is off-screen, working for the humane treatment of animals. She shares her home with her adopted rescue cats and dogs.

She also founded the non-profit animal rescue organization, Animal Rescue Corps. Elaine believes in maintaining a healthy balance of work, play, spirituality, and shopping. Isn’t she fabulous? 🙂

One Veg World staff had the honor to meet Elaine at “The Real Love” musical event that we catered. She was one of the MCs and had shared her story of turning veg  onstage:

“I had no idea what was really happening to animals. They just existed, and I thought they were wonderful and life was grand. But when I saw this on the screen, I was so taken aback. It was as if somebody had kicked me in the stomach, and I doubled over and I just started sobbing uncontrollably. But it was that moment, that very poignant moment, that I said, ‘My life is changed forever.’ And from that moment forward, my diet’s changed, I bought a new car to get rid of my leather interior, I threw out all the leather out of my closet. I went through all of my cabinets and found every single product that had been tested on animals and I threw that out, and on and on and on. And so, now my life is so enriched and so incredible because of this relationship that I  have with animals now.”

 

 

We certainly hope you get your birthday wish, Elaine! ❤