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Tabitha Brown – vegan sensation

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Tabitha Brown was working as a struggling part-time actress in 2018 when she did a review of a Whole Foods Market vegan TTLA sandwich (TTLA (tempeh bacon, tomato, lettuce, avocado) is a vegan take on the classic BLT sandwich) which went viral on Facebook.  Brown had discovered the benefits of a vegan diet when she started suffering from chronic pain and fatigue in 2016. She was in so much pain she was unable to work for more than a year and a half.  Her daughter suggested she watch a movie that indicated a vegan diet might help with her recovery.  She tried it for 30 days and the pain cleared up, so she decided to stick with it.

The lucky break of her viral posting landed her a job with Whole Foods as a brand ambassador, travelling the country to give presentations about her decision to adopt veganism.  In March of this year, she created a TikTok account where she began sharing vegan recipes, cooking tips, family moments and encouraging advice.  In the space of 5 weeks she gained 2 million followers, and she now has 3.8M followers on TikTok and 2.3M followers on Instagram. While her videos mostly include creating quick meals and spreading messages of hope, fans can’t seem to get enough of her soothing, comforting voice.

In late June, she was given her own regular series, All Love, on Ellen DeGeneres’ Digital Network.  On the show, Brown will talk about vegan cooking, social media, parenting, and self-care, making veganism cool.  Let’s hope you continue to go from strength to strength, Tabitha!

Harrison Ford gives up meat

Harrison Ford

On the Ellen DeGeneres show, Harrison Ford recently revealed that he’s given up eating meat and dairy. Ellen had commented on how healthy and fit he was looking, and he admitted that he’s not going to the gym much.  He said that his new look has much more to do with his significant diet change.

The Star Wars actor, 77, explained that in addition to biking and playing tennis, he is doing “practically nothing” else with his diet besides eating “vegetables and fish.”

He said that he altered his diet for the sake of his own health, and that of the planet.  “I just decided I was tired of eating meat,” he said. “And I know it’s not really good for the planet and it’s not really good for me.”

The talk show host, who is a vegetarian herself, agreed, noting: “It’s good to not eat meat.”