Can you guess who they are?
Three from business and two from government. It is true that only a small minority has given up meat and dairy, but it’s getting more popular every day. The following video was posted in November of 2010 and is a bit dated, but the five prominent vegans are still going strong. (Based on Business Week article, link below)
Just to keep the suspense going, the following vegan personalities are not on this 2010 list: Ellen Degeneres, John Sally, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tony Gonzalez, Bill Ford, Arian Foster, Marilu Henner, Venus & Serena Williams, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey and many more.
Personally, I think it’s significant that there are three prominent business CEOs on this list. That’s because the business CEOs of America are the most powerful group of individuals who actually have a strong financial incentive for their employees to be healthy. And, as they start promoting healthy eating within their corporations, they’ll gradually be removing one of the single biggest costs of doing business—paying an excessive healthcare bill for the workforce.
Now for the domino effect. As the first wave of CEOs teach their employees how to take charge of their own health, other CEOs will find it difficult to compete in the marketplace unless they do the same.
As for the government side, eventually the leaders in this video will help the nation and the world understand the incredible damage that our toxic western diet is inflicting—on our health, the cost of health care, global warming, soil erosion, water availability and world hunger. When it comes to our food choices in the western world….
Meet the leaders who are going to help the world see the big picture.
Now for the good news. You don’t necessarily have to become a vegan or a vegetarian to become healthy—or to promote the best health for the planet. All you have to do is concentrate on maximizing the percent of your calories from whole, plant-based foods. If you can derive over 80% of your total calories from those healthiest of foods, you’ll be eating a healthier diet than most vegans—and you’ll be doing your share when it comes to saving the planet.
We call it 4Leaf for Life. And it simply means deriving over 80% of your daily calories from whole plants. Not for a few months or until you lose the desired weight, but for the rest of your life.
You’ll be making a permanent lifestyle choice that will generate enormous rewards for you and your family. You’ll be protecting yourself against chronic disease, conserving our water supply, freeing up land to feed the world’s hungry and you’ll be doing your part to end the barbaric treatment of animals in the factory farms of the world. —My 650th consecutive daily blog—
- Source article. The Rise of the Power Vegans – BusinessWeek
- Earlier blog. Slashing the cost of health care in businesses
- For more info on 4Leaf, visit 4leafprogram.com
Handy 4-piece take-charge-of-your-health kit—from Amazon.com
- The movie that’s changing the lives of millions: Forks Over Knives DVD
- Healthy Eating, Healthy World, The “big picture” about food (our book)
- An essential scientific resource: The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell
- Dr. McDougall’s new book, The Starch Solution, with lots of great recipes.
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