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Bill Clinton goes vegan to reverse heart disease

September 20, 2010

From VegSource

Bill Clinton talks about going veg to reverse heart disease, so he can be healthy in the years ahead to see his potential grandchildren.

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“I’m trying to be one of those experimenters,” said Clinton. “Since 1986, several hundred 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.”

Just hours ago, Ecorazzi received exclusive information from a friend of Clinton (who wishes to remain anonymous) regarding first-hand conversations with the former president about his vegan diet.

According to our source, Clinton decided to adopt the diet in the early part of May. While he does occasionally eat fish, the former president otherwise follows a strict vegan diet.

What made him go vegan? According to our source, Clinton has read many books on the topic, including books by T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell Esselstyn and Dr. Dean Ornish. Although losing weight was a benefit of the dietary change, the choice to go vegan was about more than just losing weight.

“I’ve never known him not to say what’s on his mind,” says our source. “And he knows quite a bit and likely has a lot to say about the benefits of a vegan diet. He has read The China Study, and he knows the issues. With time, I think it’s likely he could become the most outspoken proponent of a complete vegan diet.”

President Bill Clinton Confirms He’s ‘Experimenting’ With Vegan Diet

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CNN’s Wolf Blitzer talks to President Bill Clinton about losing weight and getting healthy.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. LoVegan permalink
    September 20, 2010 9:44 am

    Frankly I don’t care a little for his heart, but I’m happy for the animals that won’t be eaten 🙂


  2. Laura permalink
    September 20, 2010 12:20 pm

    Too bad there’s not an ounce of concern for the animals, only his own health, it seems. I saw footage of him at a pig roast once, grinning from ear to ear. And Buddy the dog who disappeared after the presidency (got run over by a car as he ran the streets). If only people would really get it…animals are precious and highly sensitive…people only downgrade themselves by disregarding animals.

    I hope Bill Clinton causes a rise in veganism that is permanent. Many of his haters of course will use this as an excuse to eat more animals. The poor fools.

    Vegan for the animals, good health is a fringe benefit.


  3. Monica permalink
    September 20, 2010 3:42 pm

    If he “eats fish…” he’s not vegan, and probably eats other animal products (don’t know where he got the idea he’s vegan from), but it’s still going to save a lot of animals.


  4. September 21, 2010 8:08 pm

    I agree with Monica. Eating fish = not vegan (I mean, sure, we all make mistakes, and I’m not the vegan police, but let’s be honest).

    I will only hope that he becomes aware of how the animals are treated and expands his reasoning for being vegan to include compassion to animals. I’ve found that being vegan for ethical reasons can be more provocative and longer-lasting than being vegan for health or environmental reasons.


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