Angelina Jolie took a big swipe at veganism this week:
I joke that a big juicy steak is my beauty secret. But seriously,I love red meat. I was a vegan for a long time, and it nearly killed me. I found I was not getting enough nutrition.
Ginny Messina wrote a more measured response than anything I’d be capable of.
Too bad Jolie doesn’t have the self-awareness to notice that there are countless people thriving on a vegan diet. So perhaps it ought to have occurred to her that she was, you know, maybe doing it wrong?
In any event, this is a useful reminder that it’s quite possible to eat a poor vegan diet, and to thereby suffer negative health consequences. With that in mind, every vegan ought to read Jack Norris’ VeganHealth.org site. My Ultimate Vegan Guide likewise offers simple advice on healthful everyday eating.