VegNews Daily

Clinton Talks Vegan on CNN

Former President Bill Clinton will appear on CNN this Sunday to discuss his conversion to veganism.

CNN will air “The Last Heart Attack,” Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s one-hour special on former President Bill Clinton’s gastronomic journey from omnivore to vegan. this Sunday at 8pm. The interview and report will discuss his health while in office, which included struggles with a poor diet and weight gain. Under the guidance of doctors Dean Ornish and Caldwell Esselstyn Jr., Clinton decided to adopt a vegan diet to regain his health after undergoing two heart surgeries, and has since lost more than 20 pounds. “I essentially concluded that I had played Russian roulette [with my life],” Clinton says, “because even though I had changed my diet some and… cut back on much of the cholesterol in the food I was eating, I still… was taking in a lot of extra cholesterol without knowing if my body would produce enough of the enzyme to support it, and clearly it didn’t or I wouldn’t have had that blockage. So that’s when I made a decision to really change.”

Update: The program has been rescheduled to air on Monday, August 22 at 8pm EST and Saturday, August 27 at 5pm and 8pm PST. Please check local listings to determine what time and channel the show will air.

 Comments

Vegan Company Turns Down Google Buy-Out Offer

The $300 million offer didn't impress plant-based meat-and-cheese start-up, Impossible Foods.
Read More »

Asia Gets First Plant-Based Culinary Academy

American chef Matthew Kenney helped open the innovative vegan cooking school at a Thai resort.
Read More »

Hain Celestial Group Acquires European Vegan Company

The US food conglomerate, which specializes in vegetarian and vegan brands, ups its European presence.
Read More »

China's Animal Farms Double as Earthquake Warning Stations

Officials are turning to animals to help predict major tremors.
Read More »

European Union Dairy Industry in Crisis

EU farm commissioner says UK dairy industry is in “very serious difficulty.”
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »