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Oprah’s 21-Day Vegan Cleanse

June 25, 2008

Oprah completed her 21-day Vegan cleanse! “Wow, wow, wow! I never imagined meatless meals could be so satisfying,” she wrote on her blog. When we blogged about Oprah first starting her cleanse, inspired by Kathy Freston, author of Quantum Wellness: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Health and Wellness, she was more focused on what she could not eat than the delicious foods that she could eat.

Oprah found every meal to be a wonderful surprise. From strawberry rhubarb wheat-free crepes to a large baked potato with sautéed onions, Oprah realized it is satisfying and enjoyable to live on food other than the typical “American diet”. Since doing this cleanse, Oprah has committed to being a more conscious eater.

With an inspirational, public figure like Oprah, the idea of conscious eating will quickly spread throughout America. Everyone has different needs. No matter what you like to eat, you can always eat consciously. Some people thrive on a vegan diet, others need to eat meat to feel healthy. The best way to find out what works for you is to experiment. You don’t need to go as extreme as Oprah on the 21-day cleanse. If you choose to eat meat, try eating small portions of organic meat and observe how that feels.

What type of diet works best for you?

About the author

Joshua Rosenthal is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He has worked in the nutrition field for more than 25 years, teaching at the school alongside health leaders including Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra and Barry Sears. At Integrative Nutrition students are trained as Health Coaches, receiving the holistic nutrition education necessary for them go out into the world and help others improve their health and happiness.