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by Michael dEstries
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Could Bill Clinton’s vegan diet be rubbing off on Hillary Clinton?

No confirmation one way or the other, but it likely stands to reason the the Secretary of State has certainly been eating vegan around her husband. Case in point was the recent celebration of her 65th birthday where she, Bill, Chelsea and her husband Marc, were served a vegan, gluten-free cake.

The family was staying at the luxurious Mayflower Inn in Washington, Connecticut where suites cost up to $1,850 per night – so yea, we bet the cake was damn good.

Speaking with Savannah Guthrie on the Today Show last year, Secretary Clinton said her husband’s vegan diet has done wonders for the former President.

“And he, I have to say, Savannah, he has rarely gotten so much reaction since he left the White House as when he talked about it because he basically said, ‘Look, I mean, some people are more vulnerable to heart problems than other people’, and so he reversed his diet, but he felt like he needed to go even further, and he thinks it’s working for him.”

We hope it’s working for you too, Hillary! Join the club!

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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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  • Jumping Jimmy

    I was an milk-egg vegetarian (no fish or terrestrial meat) for about 6 months ca. 1971. I got very sick to the point where I could only get out of be to eat when dinner was called in my co-op. I went to the doctor, he took some tests, and said I probably either had mono or hep. The tests came back negative. My mother suggested I come home for a chicken dinner, and after much soul-searching and discussions with my friends, took her up on her offer. The chicken was delicious and I immediately began to recover as I included meat in my diet. Since then I have always conscientiously included meat in my diet, and have been generally very healthy.

    • VoiceofReason613

      Thanks for your story, Jumping Jimmy, but please be aware that there is an abundance of scientific evidence that vegan diets are the healthiest by far. Dr. Dean Ornish showed that heart disease can be reversed in many cases with a vegan diet. The China Study, the “grande prix of epidemiology,” showed that the more animal protein in the diet, the more disease.

      It should also be considered that animal-based agriculture is a major contributor to climate change, deforestation, soil erosion, rapid species losses, and many other environmental threats, and is very inefficient in the use of land, water, energy, and other resources.