President Clinton: Vegan!?

Via Waylon Lewis
on Sep 22, 2010
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“Well, the short answer is, I went on essentially a plant-based diet…I live on beans, legumes, vegetables, fruit. I drink a protein supplement every morning. No dairy…

…People who have tried essentially a plant-based diet, not ingesting any cholesterol from any source, has seen their bodies start to heal themselves—break up the arterial blockage, break up the calcium deposits around the heart. 82 percent of the people who have done this have had this result, so I want to see if I can be one of them.”

President Bill Clinton, ordered by his daughter to lose some weight before her recent wedding, has lost 24 pounds—and kept it off. And, more importantly, he says, his new 95% vegan diet may give his weak, damaged heart a new lease on life.



About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


4 Responses to “President Clinton: Vegan!?”

  1. ARCreated says:

    wow of all the people I thought would be a spokesperson for vegan lifestyle??? not the last guess but pretty low down there… super cool 🙂

  2. BenRiggs says:

    I think him rattling off the statistics at the end of the interview about the health benefits lends a great deal of credibility to veganism… An ex-President is going to have the best Dr.'s advising him, and they seem to have advised a vegan diet.

  3. jcrows says:

    He should be promoting hemp as part of his vegan chant then maybe we would really see the social,medical and industrial benefits of what he suppressed in the past through the war on drugs and NAFTA_ when he had the power of his presidency in the palm of his hands.

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