Popular TV and film actress Ginnifer Goodwin was a zealous and dedicated vegan for 2 years.
She was even a spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary’s Adopt-A-Turkey project in 2009, adopting an entire flock herself.
She revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live that she stopped eating vegan after experiencing some health issues which she did not disclose.
Ms. Goodwin stated:
I’m always learning and growing and changing and there were some boring health issues, and so I did actually have to work some animal products back into my diet.
She said that the first animal food she ate after her stint as a vegan was a scrambled egg from a farm where the chickens run free and are treated like pets. She admitted that is was the most delicious thing she had ever tasted.
She also revealed that her meal before coming on the Jimmy Kimmel show was meatloaf with bacon! Mmmm. I’m sure Ms Goodwin wasn’t contacted for a testimonial for What The Health, the biased, non-scientific pro-vegan Netflix film!
Sounds a bit like Angelina Jolie who once said that veganism “nearly killed” her and that a big, juicy steak is her beauty secret.
See Ginnifer Goodwin’s entire interview at this link.
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist
I think it’s fine. I’m a vegan (I don’t buy/wear fur, leather, any other animal products, don’t use products tested on animals, or eat anything with animal products in them, and work to make sure animals are treated better in other situations like homes). But I’m a vegan because I think the animals are treated horribly before they die – THAT is why I don’t approve of using animal products.
Animals dying for food does not bother me (we all die, and there has always been a natural food chain). What DOES bother me is how little respect and care they are given. And so I don’t eat meat.
Ginnifer Goodwin isn’t making a “mistake,” though it was likely it was like any other diet for people – she tried it, and then it was over. It’s normal. Maybe not ideal, but she’s no worse a person for it than anyone else.
“I came here because this ridiculous bit suggesting that Ginnifer Goodwin is some kind of food authority is being spread far and wide and it ended up on my Facebook page… believe that she should be touted as some sort of expert”
First mistake, (which I do have every right to call you on): You mis-characterize our interest in her story as ridiculous and also as our having a belief that she is an expert on nutrition and/or a healthy vegan diet. I called you on this once before letting you know your premise was fallacious and you responded with angst and childish wild irrational assumptions and finger pointing. You may believe these things. You may see them that way. You may not insist that others agree with you and have no right to respond on a public forum.
“I seek to change the world for the better and part of that means reducing the number of animals who are treated like things.”
You have a moral code that tells you that it is evil to eat animals. Clearly others disagree with you and once again have the right to say so. I have a moral code and a viewpoint about treating animals well that does not endow them with equality with humans. I understand and agree with a Biblical teaching that while the human is made up of the physical body, the soul and the spirit. Then animal is made up of only two of these things. The animal does not have the essence that may continue after the death of the physical body nor has the animal been given dominion over the earth and every living thing in it.
“Don’t you see that?”
No, I don’t. Although I could just as easily choose to insist you must see my point of view, instead I choose to see you as a sentient human being with free will to live according to your own conscience who I am free to discuss these things with but not to force anything on.
“By the way, the amount of water and energy and other resources that are wasted to produce meat is staggering. Feedlot beef is a disaster, but so is small-farm-raised meat. Cows destroy land and riverbanks. Animal waste is also a huge problem. Grain — a useful food for humans — is wasted feeding it to animals, which in the case of cows, turn 7 pounds of edible grain into one pound of meat.”
You offer false information as fact and you sound a person to refuse to listen to true facts about healthy farm eco-systems that are well managed by farmers who believe in being good to their animals and being good stewards of their land. I am at liberty to decide to let you go on with your mis-information rather than spar with you over which so-called experts we could each site. Perhaps someone else will be interested in offering you some good info on this.
“..I’m not really surprised that you don’t like what I have to say, but this does not make me a troll, or my words propaganda, or me tribal. It seems that you folks are more into sitting around calling people names and agreeing with one another about how you have all these rights to do things that harm other species as well as our planet.”
You refuse to see the errors in your own logic and in your own behavior, but you are free to make wild and unjust accusations against others. I am not surprised in your response.
“Oh, and the B12 thing is mainly because we have to wash our vegetables so carefully because of all the other toxic crap in the soil these days — including artificial fertilizers and pesticides, improperly composted manure, and rotting animal products like blood, bone and fish meal. Not to mention all the possible pollutants that vegetables can be exposed to in the shipping and handling stages, including raw meat — there has been cross-contamination from E Coli O157:H7. Soil naturally contains B12, and if you don’t scrub every bit of it off, or peel your veggies, you do get B12.”
So now your argument for B12 in the vegan diet is that people of the past needed to eat the soil with the veggies to be healthy? Really? Certainly there may be people today that feel the need to scrub more vigorously, but… wow this idea is just too far out there for me to address it as anything reasonable. Maybe someone else can. I have compassion for you and your inability to see these things in a more realistic light, but I fear you are seriously unlikely to convince many rational people that if the whole world gave up the industrial age and started eating dirt with their veggies we would all be in a dietary utopia. (or kept the industrial age and used its synthetic supplements, or whatever other reason you see your B12 deficient diet as perfectly reasonable)
As I mentioned before, out of the many vegans I have known, there have been a few that have managed to be healthy and happy. Those few did not feel the need to insist that if I were just smarter and better informed (or willing to eat exactly what some expert told me to at every meal and snack time) I would see that they had found the perfect thing that would work for me too. And by the way, none of my happy vegan friends nor any of my angry vegan friends every offered to be my expert of find me an expert that could help me get around my numerous allergies to find enough calories in a vegan diet to sustain me. But the awesome Weston Price info I have been gathering for myself and the G.A.P.S. diet info I have found is helping me to heal my gut so that I am no longer developing new food allergies and some of my old ones seem to be lessening. (maybe not the anaphylactic shock ones, I haven’t tested any of those)
To point to a population that on the whole has a lot of people experience diet related health problems or for other reasons give it up, as a perfect diet and lifestyle AND claim that those who gave it up were just doing it wrong, does not inspire confidence in the diet. And for good reason.
Perhaps you should consider treating your fellow humans as if they have the sentience that you think the animals have. And perhaps the numerous people who are willing to be vegan but are still unwilling or unable to do it “right” points to something other than those people being “not good enough”. Every major diet change requires the training of one’s mind and one’s habits to become a real (and healthy) lifestyle.
I am interested in stories of vegans changing their minds, not because they are all experts but because there are so many of them and because some of them are famous and are often held up by other vegans as perfect examples of health and beauty (aka furthering the vegan cause with their fame). It is not absolute proof of anything from either side of the argument but it is interesting. And no, I see no need for anyone to refute that, unless that person has a vested interest in protecting their point of view and feels that the story is a threat to their own point of view. I am sorry if you feel threatened by this. But I still have a right to be interested and look into it in spite of your qualms.
My name is Matt, I’m vegan and I’m here because of a FaceBook post.
I think it all comes down to morals: Vegans feel it’s wrong to eat/wear/use animals and animal products, no matter how they were raised / killed, and others don’t. It’s really that simple. I applaud failed vegans for at least trying and I applaud “ethical meat” eaters for doing what they feel is right. By choosing an unconventional diet we’re both reducing the animal cruelty on factory farms through supply and demand.
As far a the health aspects go: Some people can be healthy on a vegan diet and some people can’t. Everybody is different and every body is different.
My official opinion on the subject of this post is: The celebrity simply went through a vegan phase.
In conclusion: We should focus on what we’re doing to make a difference and not so much on celebrities.
I’m always in awe of people who have the guts to come out and say they have changed their diet/lifestyle/etc. because it wasn’t working for them anymore. I have to admit I used to badmouth vegans but ever since going on GAPS and learning from Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, I have stopped. Dr. NCM says that vegan diets do have a place in healthy diets but not on an ongoing basis. If anybody knows nutrition, she does… Dr. NCM says that a vegan diet will cleanse the body, but is not designed to nourish it over a long period of time. This makes sense to me. I’m glad Ginnifer was able to figure what works for her and had the guts to admit it and change her lifestyle. I’m also happy that she went to humanely raised, healthy animal products. Kudos to her!
Carolyn Baum Abel via Facebook
Yes, and my teeth cannot crack open a coconut either. Does that mean I shouldn’t eat them? I use tools to open coconuts and to process an animal.
Its clear that there is a lack of knowledge and an inflated ego where this post is concerned. Consuming meat is an unnecessary practice with the proper knowledge and practices.
LIST OF VITAMINS IN REJUVELAC
Rejuvelac is the generic name for a slightly fermented beverage made from grains that was originally concocted by health activist Dr. Ann Wigmore in the mid 1980s. Rejuvelac is primarily consumed to improve digestion. It is considered to be very nutritious because of all the nutrients it contains, including a variety of vitamins. Rejuvelac is well-known among vegetarians and proponents of raw or “living” food diets. Rejuvelac can be augmented with honey or the juices of some fruits and vegetables, so its nutritional content can vary, depending on the recipe.
Rejuvelac is considered a raw food made by sprouting grains and soaking them in water for about two days at room temperature. It can be prepared using whole wheat, rye, quinoa, oats, barley, millet, buckwheat or brown rice, although wheat berry is the most common ingredient according to “Prescription for Nutritional Healing.” Properly prepared, Rejuvelac beverage looks like fresh lemonade and has a slightly sweet, but tart, grassy taste. Because it is a fermenting beverage, similar to apple cider, its alcohol content will slightly increase with time, making it progressively more sour and carbonated as it ages.
NUTRITIONAL PROFILE OF REJUVELAC
Rejuvelac contains all the nutritional content of the grain it is made from, plus any natural additives to augment its flavor, such as beet juice, lemon or honey. As such, nutrients can vary, but in general, Rejuvelac is rich in protein, carbohydrates, phosphates, digestive enzymes, lactobacillus and aspergillis, which are friendly bacteria essential for a healthy gastrointestinal tract, according to “Contemporary Nutrition.” In terms of vitamins, Rejuvelac typically contains the entire B complex as well as vitamins C, E and K.
THE B COMPLEX
The B complex consists of eight vitamins that are all involved in the metabolism of food into usable forms of energy, especially B 6 and B 12. Vitamin B 12 is also involved in red blood cell production and cellular division and growth, much like folic acid. Many B vitamins play roles in brain chemistry, regulating certain neurotransmitters and hormones related to cognition, mood and memory, according to “Vitamins: Fundamental Aspects in Nutrition and Health.” Deficiencies in B vitamins often lead to a lack of energy, digestive problems and reduced brain function.
Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a powerful antioxidant that eliminates harmful free-radicals that contribute to tissue deterioration and aging. Vitamin C is also needed to repair and maintain collagen, the material in skin, cartilage and other connective tissue. Further, vitamin C stimulates certain cells and compounds that aid immune system function.
Vitamin E represents a collection of eight fat-soluble substances that are divided into four tocopherol types and four tocotrienol types. Most forms of vitamin E are very strong antioxidants, especially for the cardiovascular system. Vitamin E helps to modulate the immune system and reduces the clumping ability of blood platelet cells, which “thins” the blood and reduces the risk of clogged arteries.
Vitamin K also affects the blood, but in opposition to what vitamin E does. Specifically, vitamin K promotes the aggregation of blood platelet cells at injury sites, which triggers the coagulation cascade and promotes wound healing.
Laura Blair via Facebook
“Have you seen your jaw? A human cannot kill a cow, puncture the flesh and rip through the muscles and fatty tissue with their teeth. If you can, I would love to see it.”
we don’t need to kill cows with our jaws. we have opposable thumbs for holding tools where most other animals do not.
Yes, this is all in line with what mercola.com writes about as well. I think he mentioned that he got very, very sick trying to eat a vegetarian diet. Few people can be healthy & adequately nourished on an animal-free diet. Our genes dictate what we should eat. Re: the political commentary…it’s funny that it was even brought up. Doesn’t everyone know that blogs like this cannot be in total control of what ads appear on it? It’s not like Sarah picked the ad for goodness sake. Anyway, I think it’s misguided to think that any “administration” in recent US history is pro-freedom and health. Since I’ve been following politics since middle-school it all looks like a big charade to me, nothing ever changes, elections really are like those of the former-communist countries. You vote for “different” candidates, but you get the same situation no matter who you vote for or what “administration” comes in. The little boy mentioned by one of the blogger parents is right, the govt. bullying that has been going on for administrations on end is the same as, or I think worse than “communism”. The poisoning of the food supply that our govt. has sanctioned is just as bad or worse than the pesticide deluge let out on the land of former soviet-block and satellite countries. I know, bc/ I come from one.
Not one size fits all
To those that assume that the failed vegans aren’t eating correctly…..SOME people simply can’t do it. It has to do with their body. Check out mercola.com and read what he has to say about it. Very interesting! As far as the politics goes, I think politics has a lot to do with this blog! We are losing our right to buy and grow healthy food under this administration. That has everything to do with this blog!
Losing our right to buy and grow healthy food is not a partisan policy, and it began long before the current administration.
Thank You. So sad how the cumulative effects of the last several administrations making themselves apparent are all laid at the feet of the current administration.