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#1 Old 05-20-2008, 03:36 PM
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Oprah Tries Vegan for 21 Days



In her book Quantum Wellness, best-selling author and spiritual

counselor Kathy Freston suggests trying a 21-day cleanse as a

way to jump-start an inner makeover. Oprah has decided to give

it a try! The plan is to eliminate caffeine, sugar, alcohol, gluten

and animal products from your diet for up to 21 days. Read along

as Oprah blogs for three weeks about the highs and lows of her

experience. ...



Read the rest at:

http://www2.oprah.com/foodhome/food/...log_main.jhtml



If you want to write letters of encouragement to Oprah, send vegan

recipes, etc please do so
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This could end well or really really badly...
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Hence the suggestion to send letters of encouragement.

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This is big news! Let's hope she enjoys going vegan and talks about it on her show. If so, we could see a huge number of her fans following in her footsteps soon.



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Hence the suggestion to send letters of encouragement.



I didn't mean it'd end badly for just her. If she decides she doesn't like something, hundreds of Oprahites will join her in dislikng vegetarianism. Hopefully it'll go well and others will at least give it a chance. Letters of encouragement are a great idea!
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Oprah's top chef will be preparing food for her like none of eat in our daily lives. If more people had her circumstance to "try" veganism, there would be many more of us. Unfortunately, the rest of us have to limp along as we learn the rules and routines. Poor us!
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Very f-ing cool. It's a little scary how influential she is - I think this will be a good thing. And no, the food she ate the first day is exactly the kind of stuff we eat. She might have a team of nutritionists, but aren't many of us? I am looking forward to the rest of this. It's very encouraging that it's not just about 'cleansing'. She is actually talking about cruelty, compassion and animal rights - to some degree. Good stuff.
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This is big news! Let's hope she enjoys going vegan and talks about it on her show. If so, we could see a huge number of her fans following in her footsteps soon.



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I agree! I think it was pretty big when she did the puppy mill show, it was a good start, hopefully she'll do something with this. Good for her. I hope she does well
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Yay for her! She's not my favorite person in the world, but I hope she can use her fame and fortune to make a positive impact for the animals. (Heck, I suppose she already is with the puppy mills showing)
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That's good news. Things could be bad if she doesn't like it but they can be very, Very good if she does. Let's hope all goes well and she talks about how wonderful it is on an upcoming show. This could really open peoples eyes. A lot of people watch her show, I'm sure a good deal of them would be willing to give it a shot, So you have to assume that at least a couple will stick with it.



She's like a cult leader, What Oprah says the viewers do. It's a little scary how much power she has... Almost like she's becoming a God in a new religion almost... Oprahism, Maybe?







By the way. I sent a letter.
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That's good news. Things could be bad if she doesn't like it but they can be very, Very good if she does. Let's hope all goes well and she talks about how wonderful it is on an upcoming show. This could really open peoples eyes. A lot of people watch her show, I'm sure a good deal of them would be willing to give it a shot, So you have to assume that at least a couple will stick with it.



She's like a cult leader, What Oprah says the viewers do. It's a little scary how much power she has... Almost like she's becoming a God in a new religion almost... Oprahism, Maybe?







By the way. I sent a letter.



I agree that the Oprahites will do what she does. A bit sad when they don't think about what they are doing but her powers could be used for good this time.
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This will be wonderful if it turns out well for her. We've all seen the amazing sway she holds with many adult women in particular--if Oprah likes a book, it suddenly rockets to the top of the charts.



There's no doubt the "detox" book will be very popular, as well.

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Oprah's top chef will be preparing food for her like none of eat in our daily lives. If more people had her circumstance to "try" veganism, there would be many more of us. Unfortunately, the rest of us have to limp along as we learn the rules and routines. Poor us!



True, but that also applies to omni meals she eats. Having a bunch of top chefs and being rich makes it easier to be a vegan or an omni, so I'm not sure if it would be any easier for her relative to what she's used than than it is for us commoners relative to what we're used to.
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I posted in the discussion on her website.
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This is freaking sweet ass sweet!! Can you imagine how many women are trying this too, just because she is? Right on!!
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I posted in the discussion on her website.



What did you post?
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I didn't see the show. How many times did Oprah or Kathy Freston say "vegan" rather than "cleanse?"

Keep on freepin' on

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What does it matter?
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What does it matter?

I'm more interested in the most powerful woman in English-speaking media living a vegan life vs. going on a 3-week "cleanse." But that's just me.

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Yes, yes, it would be very lovely, wouldn't it? If she became completely vegan overnight, gave all her money to AR causes, etc., etc..... but that might not be entirely realistic, and I don't think it should keep someone from seeing that this is a good thing, and will have a huge impact no matter what she calls it.
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I'm more interested in the most powerful woman in English-speaking media living a vegan life vs. going on a 3-week "cleanse." But that's just me.



I agree. Going on a cleanse means nothing. Going vegan speaks volumes.
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It's not so much vegan as it is a 'cleanse'....since it does away with caffein and all kinds of junk...animal products are just part of it.
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What did you post?



My username in there is eggplant47. I basically just gave a little positive shout-out for veganism.
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Yes, yes, it would be very lovely, wouldn't it? If she became completely vegan overnight, gave all her money to AR causes, etc., etc..... but that might not be entirely realistic, and I don't think it should keep someone from seeing that this is a good thing, and will have a huge impact no matter what she calls it.



Well... She could go vegan overnight and give all her money to human rights causes. I'm not picky. But I agree that it's a good step and I hope it works out.
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It's not so much vegan as it is a 'cleanse'....since it does away with caffein and all kinds of junk...animal products are just part of it.





Right - but they speak quite clearly about specifically why the animal products are part of it - namely, compassion. 'Spiritual Integrity' they're calling it. Not about cleansing animal product toxins, but about



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"Nobody was harmedthat's conscious eating," she says. "If I want to be someone with spiritual integrity, I have to think about the principles that I want to adhere tocompassion, kindness, mercy and the alleviating of suffering when I see it."



To me, describing this is almost as good as calling it vegan. The message is still there, loudly.
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I'm sure this has probably got more to do with Oprah needing to lose weight again than any spiritual journey but good on her for having a go....the exposure is fantastic...a PR person's dream really.
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I think what she is doing is wonderful, and I think why she is doing it is wonderful as well. I think she is being honest about getting in touched with her spiritual integrity and I think that by her talking about being conscious about what she is eating is exceptional. Go Oprah!
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Yeah right, and Doctor Phil doesn't blow goats.

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