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by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Causes, Eats, Lifestyle.

Longtime vegetarian Russell Brand has just declared over Twitter that he’s now full-on vegan – and it appears the documentary “Forks over Knives” was all the tipping point the comedian needed.

“I’m now vegan, goodbye eggs, hello Ellen,” the 36-year-old tweeted, sending out a shout-out to vegan Ellen DeGeneres. Brand then went on to RT a message that wife Katy Perry sent out: “Me & the Mr. just watched “Forks Over Knives”. You can get it on Netflix!”

For those that have yet to see this fantastic doc, the film take a hard look at rejecting animal-based and processed foods as a means to control common diseases and ailments. “The idea of food as medicine is put to the test. Throughout the film, cameras follow “reality patients” who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes,” the official site reads. “Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whole foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments – while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed.”

Check out a trailer below – and congrats to Brand, PETA’s 2011 Sexiest Celebrity Vegetarian, for making the leap! How about it Katy?

 

 

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Robert

    > the documentary “Ford over Knives” was all the tipping point

    You mean Forks over Knives?

  • Ali Berman

    Fixed. Thanks, Robert!

  • http://herwinsvegancafe.blogspot.com/ herwin

    yah, seen it, not the doc, but people who’s health improved after going veg. A serious condition of allergy ended after going vegan, took one year but no more medication was needed after one year of veg. Another person, a young child. Astma did go from bad to very mild within half a year after going vegan.