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Kathy Freston

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– Grew up in Doraville and Dunwoody, a suburb of Atlanta
– Mother, Joan, and father, Bill, owned a printing store
– Started studying meditation and made guided recordings
– Became a meditation counselor helping people with various issues
– Helped Cyrinda Fox find peace with cancer diagnosis

– Book “The Lean” named one of VegNews Top 12 Vegan Books of 2012
– Appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show discussing detox diet
– Launched petition for vegetarian option at McDonald’s
– Supported Californias Prop 2 for better treatment of egg-laying hens
– Co-authored the book “72 Reasons to Be Vegan” in 2021

– Named Person of the Year by VegNews Magazine in 2011
– Received Healthy Living Advocate Award from Farm Sanctuary in 2011
– Honored with Vegan of the Year award by Last Chance for Animals in 2016

Personal life:
– Married Tom Freston in California in 1998
– Step-mother to Tom’s sons, Andrew and Gil
– Split time between New York and Los Angeles
– Added to Vanity Fair’s 2009 International Best-Dressed List
– Divorced Tom Freston in 2012 but remained friends

Selected publications:
– “72 Reasons to Be Vegan: Why Plant-Based. Why Now.” (2021)
– “Clean Protein: The Revolution that Will Reshape Your Body, Boost Your Energy—and Save Our Planet” (2018)
– “The Book of Veganish: The Ultimate Guide to Easing into a Plant-Based, Cruelty-Free, Awesomely Delicious Way to Eat, with 70 Easy Recipes Anyone can Make: A Cookbook” (2016)
– “The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss” (2012)
– “Veganist: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, Change the World” (2011)

Kathy Freston (Wikipedia)

Kathy Freston is an American author and promoter of plant-based nutrition. Her books include The Lean, Veganist, Quantum Wellness, Clean Protein and 72 Reasons to Be Vegan.

Kathy Freston
Freston at the Farm Sanctuary 25th Anniversary Gala in New York City
Born1964 or 1965 (age 58–59)
United States
  • Author
  • Wellness Activist
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