This week on Twitter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dollhouse actor Eliza Dushku announced that she’d be joining the likes of Russell Brand, Ozzie Osbourne, and others celebrities who are converting to a vegan diet, thanks to 2011′s most comprehensive health documentary, Forks Over Knives. Welcome to the club, Eliza.
An active on Twitter user, Dushku often shouts out to fans, runs her own personal fundraisers for various causes, and interacts with some of Hollywood’s elite, also Tweets frequently about her adventures and life, including a recent episode of The League, during which she played a Krav Maga instructor. Dushku followed up her vegan announcement with a photo of a recent meal at the struggling California vegan chain restaurant, Cafe Gratitude, with the hashtags #vegan and #grateful.
Forks Over Knives, which came out earlier this year, has received oodles of media attention, mostly due to its pragmatic, accessible, science-and-health-based approach to veganism–as opposed to PETA’s pro-animal, often anti-woman message that turns off so many. Citing studies and anecdotes of actual degenerative diseases and public health problems that may be the result of not only animal products, but today’s modern, factory-farmed version of those products, Forks Over Knives presents the environmental, economic, and nutritional benefits of a vegan diet–rather than simply appealing to those who love animals.
And apparently, it’s working, because celebrities and physicians (and celebrity physicians) continue to announce their intent to switch their diets. If you’re curious about the film thats converting folks left and right, it’s currently streaming online at Netflix, and is definitely available at your local video shop (if you still have one).
Dushku, who is in a relationship with former LA Lakers star Rick Fox, may not be alone in her pursuit of a healthier diet–based on the initial announcement Tweet, which used “we”, Fox is also ostensibly joining her on the no-animal diet. We wish them the best of luck, and congratulate them on their decision.