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Kathy Freston

New York Times best selling author, advocate for human health, all animals, and the environment. 

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clean protein + soulful convo + a little wine

= my fav recipe

Kathy Freston

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Better Sex - Glowing Skin - More Energy - Saving Animals & The Planet 
Did you know that if you adopt a vegan diet you can enjoy a healthier body? Save money? You can ward off Alzheimer’s, Type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and other metabolic diseases. You can eat delicious burgers. Help save the planet. Join the cool kids, like Gandhi, Tolstoy, Leonardo—and Kyrie Irving, Kat Von D, and Joaquin Phoenix. Oh, and did we mention have better sex? (It’s about blood flow.)

Those are just some of the 72 reasons you might want to give vegan a try, as compiled and persuasively argued by Kathy Freston & Gene Stone, two of the leading voices in the ever-growing movement to eat a plant-based diet. While plenty of books tell you how to go vegan, 72 Reasons to Be Vegan is the book that tells you why. And it does so in a way that emphasizes not what you’d be giving up, but what you’d be gaining.

There is a revolution happening in the food world, and it’s all about eating clean – clean protein specifically. It’s going to change our waistlines, our overall health, and the planet—for the better. In CLEAN PROTEIN, Kathy Freston and co-author Bruce Friedrich bust myths about both animal and plant-based proteins, reveal the truth about how certain foods affect our bodies and the environment, and give readers a roadmap for how to kick-start a clean protein lifestyle. Packed with cutting-edge, up-to-the-minute research, the book digs deep to answer questions like: Why do we need protein? How do we get enough of the right kind? Includes 30+ recipes to revolutionize your own eating habits, with kid-friendly versions for family dinners!

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The Book of Veganish is the ultimate guide for anyone interested in the why and how of moving away from eating animals –whether it’s to rock your body, or because you’re concerned about the environment, or the idea of eating animals isn’t sitting well with you these days.  It’s particularly suited to those most likely to try going vegan(ish) — Millennials, college age, and teens, but it’s really a book for anyone who is veg-curious— the young, and the young at heart.  It includes 70 crazy delish, super-simple recipes.  Fun stories and lots of great pix!

If you've ever dieted, you've undoubtedly worked very hard to achieve results -- only to experience the frustration of seeing the pounds creep back on. Now Kathy Freston reveals her secret: losing weight doesn't have to be a struggle, and it can last. With this book she shares the powerful concept of The Lean -- a radically effective and practical 30-day plan -- and shows you how to make and commit to small diet and lifestyle changes that, over time, can yield significant results. One step a day -- swapping nondairy milk for cow's milk, eating an apple a day, having an afternoon power shake -- can kick-start your forward momentum, lead to ever more healthy choices, and bolster your progress. On The Lean plan, readers can experience sustained, healthy, and permanent weight loss of 1-3 pounds per week -- plus increased energy, improved digestion, clearer skin, and renewed purpose. The Lean offers not only the means to a truly leaner frame, but also the little push we all need to get on the path to lasting change. Complete with exercises, recipes, and powerful testimonials.

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An accessible and optimistic book of ten game-changing promises that result from moving away from eating animal foods:  Effortless weight loss, reversal of disease, environmental responsibility, and spiritual awakening–these are just a few of the ten profound changes that can be achieved through a gentle switch in food choices. Veganist is the ultimate guide for changing the way you eat –  full of tips and facts, it  includes a step-by-step guide to getting healthy and balanced, along with shopping lists, and talking points.

Kathy Freston's appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show prompted Oprah to commit to the "21-day cleanse" featured in Quantum Wellness, creating an instant bestseller and a national trend. During her 21-day cleanse, Oprah's daily blog provided updates on her progress, intriguing millions of readers and creating a media frenzy.


Now, with The Quantum Wellness Cleanse, Kathy Freston gives readers the tools they need to fully harness the 21-day cleanse and stay motivated. This easy-to-follow guide lays out a comprehensive plan to turn our lives around in each of the areas of body, mind, and spirit. By following an essential day-by-day map of what to eat, how to deal with the complex feelings that arise as we detox, and how to fully redirect our energy so our lives take on a fresh momentum, this indispensable companion offers recipes that can be mixed and matched, and answers all the questions that may arise so that we can forever change the course of our lives.

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''Kathy Freston writes so beautifully and convincingly that even this most carnivorous of rock stars finds himself staring at his bleeding protein with new eyes.'' --Bono on Kathy Freston's book Veganist

BONO on Kathy Freston's book Veganist

"Kathy's approach is multidimensional and multifactorial, a powerful blend of what works and why. It's not just about living longer, but also about living better-to help people find Welles's: psychological happiness, physical health and vitality, and good relationships with ourselves and others..." 

DEAN ORNISH, M.D., from his foreword


“Kathy Freston makes the case that if you care about your diet and health, the earth and the environment, animals, and sustainability, or all of the above (and you should!), moving towards veganism makes sense.  And she does it convincingly, with love and respect.” 

MARK BITTMAN author of How to Cook Everything and The Food Matters Cookbook

"Kathy Freston has been a steady source of reliable, practical advice about health. In The Lean she presents a sensible plan to jump-start weight loss and improve well-being. 

ANDREW WEIL, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Spontaneous Happiness

"Abundant scientific research has convincingly shown that the approach Kathy Freston brings is the most effective way to reach your goal weight and stay there, and to enjoy the very best of health."

NEAL D. BARNARD, MD, President, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine

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An instant New York Times bestseller embraced and endorsed by such luminaries as Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Ellen DeGeneres, and Marianne Williamson, Quantum Wellness is the breakthrough book that created a national trend.


This life-changing guide teaches us how to reach our highest level of health and contentment through small, focused changes. Featuring a foreword by #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, Quantum Wellness will forever change the way readers approach healthy living.

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