“Veggies for Vanity” — says Michelle Pfeiffer

The latest superstar to go all plant-based—See 2-minute video below.

Veggies for Vanity

With a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame since 2007, Michelle Pfeiffer is not only a star, but she is a beautiful, thoughtful and pragmatic person. After watching The Last Heart Attack on CNN last year, she was inspired by the Bill Clinton story to buy Dr. Esselstyn’s book. After reading the irrefutable scientific and clinical evidence behind the plant-based diet, she decided to give up all animal products.

She also admits in this 2-minute video with Dr. Sanjay Gupta (from CNN on 6-4-12) that she loves carbs and never really liked to eat meat in the first place. But like 95% of Americans, she thought that it was good for her.

Now that she knows that her former meat and dairy diet-style was hazardous to her health, she had no problem switching immediately to plant-based. She also admits that vanity had something to do with it—as an actress, it’s part of your job to always look your best and it looks like her new meatless diet-style is doing the job.

Cholesterol down 83 points. The above video is missing about five minutes at the end. Asked about the difficulty in making such a big change in her life, she had this to say. “I decided not make a lifetime commitment until I tested it for awhile, so I gave myself 8 weeks to do that. After two months, my total cholesterol went down a whopping 83 points.” A quote by Michelle from CNN website:

The entire documentary [resonated with me]…You know, I’m watching it, and Clinton comes on and he’s a foodie–we all know he’s a foodie–and smart. And I’m thinking “Ok, Bill Clinton loves food. So there must be something to it that’s making him stick with it. Also, he’s smart, so he’s not going to do something unless there’s some science behind it.”

She went on to say that she was definitely going to stick with the diet and that her family was being real good about it. In case you’re not that familiar with this lovely superstar, here is what Wikipedia had to say about her:

Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is an American actress. She made her film debut in 1980 in The Hollywood Knights, but first garnered mainstream attention with her performance in Scarface (1983). Pfeiffer has won numerous awards for her work. She received six consecutive Golden Globe Award nominations, winning the Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama award in 1990 for The Fabulous Baker Boys. She also won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Dangerous Liaisons, and the Silver Bear for Best Actress for Love Field, and has been nominated for three Academy Awards for the same films.

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About J. Morris Hicks

A former strategic management consultant and senior corporate executive with Ralph Lauren in New York, J. Morris Hicks has always focused on the "big picture" when analyzing any issue. In 2002, after becoming curious about our "optimal diet," he began a study of what we eat from a global perspective ---- discovering many startling issues and opportunities along the way. In addition to an MBA and a BS in Industrial Engineering, he holds a certificate in plant-based nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, where he has also been a member of the board of directors since 2012. Having concluded that our food choices hold the key to the sustainability of our civilization, he has made this his #1 priority---exploring all avenues for influencing humans everywhere to move back to the natural plant-based diet for our species.
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1 Response to “Veggies for Vanity” — says Michelle Pfeiffer

  1. Duane Verner says:

    The CNN special and Dr. Dr. Esselstyn’s book were also what led me to adopt a vegan diet. Pfeiffer makes a great point about how powerful the Clinton interview was — specifically the parts about science backing up Clinton’s decision and the fact that Clinton was already in a serious health predicament. It would really be nice if Clinton would talk more about his diet; he could make such a big impact on the world if he promoted it more.

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