<i>Grey's Anatomy</i>'s Ellen Pompeo Visits Doctor, Goes Vegan

Grey’s Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo Visits Doctor, Goes Vegan

The actress and her entire family no longer consume animal products after learning about the health benefits of a plant-based diet.


Actress Ellen Pompeo—known for her lead role as a medical doctor on series Grey’s Anatomy—recently adopted a plant-based diet. The actress made the decision after visiting her doctor Kristi Funk, MD for an annual breast-cancer screening. Funk authored the book Breasts: The Owner’s Manual and advocates to her clients—who include actress Angelina Jolie and singer Sheryl Crow—the disease-preventing benefits of a plant-based diet. Pompeo took Funk’s advice to remove animal products from her diet and those of her husband and three children. “[Dr. Funk] told me she turned her three kids completely vegan,” Pompeo told People, “and I came home from my appointment with her where she basically gave me [the information] and I said, ‘That’s it, we’re all vegan.’” Pompeo revealed that her family has found adopting a plant-based diet easier than eating meat and stated, “I think we all feel better.”