Posted by: Danjamin S. Meow | June 9, 2008

ICBTDEM! #3: Oprah..?

For three weeks, everybody*s favourite day-time talkshow host, Oprah Winfrey is on what appears to be a caffeine-, gluten-, sugar- and alcohol-free vegan diet, as part of a 21-day spiritual cleanse:
Oprah Winfrey

“[T]aking your time, making healthy choices and chewing slowly—being conscious of every bite and not scarfing down a meal and then thinking about the next one … is one level of consciousness… How can you say you’re trying to spiritually evolve, without even a thought about what happens to the animals whose lives are sacrificed in the name of gluttony?”

But for the sake of whatever deity you believe in, woman, you don’t have to give up the good stuff! Somebody tell her that vegans are already the healthiest subculture, and that doctors and the French have been saying for years that one red wine a day is good for you.

If only we could all enjoy the kind of meals prepared by experienced vegan chefs. In fact, her 21-Day Cleanse blog might come in handy for ‘real’ vegans (as well as fad dieters) struggling for new ideas. Touted by some as the most influential woman in the world, Oprah could be the most powerful advocate for veganism yet, if she can maintain a more readily accessible cruelty-free lifestyle.
Her “spiritual integrity” and perseverance have yet to be seen, but if she makes it I might just go Level Two Vegan for 21 days and have my friend Freedom make me raw vegan meals.

* everybody equals stay at home mothers, people of colour and anybody not busy watching Jerry Springer re-runs.



  1. […] Vegan Alternative: “If only we could all enjoy the kind of meals prepared by experienced vegan chefs. In fact, […]

  2. Anything Oprah does, America will follow. Just look at her book club! Without Oprah recommending books, the most they would read is the TV guide. Maybe there’s hope yet, so long as Oprah keeps making good decisions…

    Love the new blog, by the way. I’ll pop in every once in a while!

    The Mystery Maiden
    Shot In The Dark

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