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Oprah Going Vegan For 21 Days

By Margaret Lyons in News on May 22, 2008 10:49PM

Oprah vegan kathy frestonRemember when Oprah swore off burgers and the beef industry went apeshit? Well now she's going whole-hog vegan for 21 days.

Oprah and three of her non-Gayle pals at Harpo are giving up all animal products, caffeine, sugar, gluten and alcohol for three weeks. Which would maybe be tough on your own in terms of menu-planning, but Oprah has personal chefs, so maybe a bigger challenge for them? Anyway, the O et al are following Kathy Freston's Quantum Wellness, in which Freston encourages people to try a "Jump-Start Cleanse [to] eliminate sources of toxins and allergens, giving the digestive system a break from working overtime to process the substances that inhibit optimum performance the most."

It's all part of Freston's "conscious eating" program, which will be sweeping the nation in 5....4....3... [People, Oprah]