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This Week in Wellness: Russell Brand goes vegan, an acne app busted, and more


Russell Brand
Russell Brand (Photo: Daily News)

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Edgy vegan celebs. Russell Brand took to Twitter this week to announce that after watching “Forks Over Knives” on Netflix with Katy Perry, he’s going vegan. “I’m now vegan, goodbye eggs, hello Ellen,” he wrote. Adding to Ozzy Osbourne’s swearing-off of meat and dairy earlier this week, it seems the lifestyle choice is spreading like wildfire among long-haired rocker-ish celebs.

There is no app for acne. We know you think your iPhone can do anything. But guess what? It can’t stop zits and breakouts. The FTC officially banned phone applications that claimed to kill acne, reported Beauty High. But not before 15,000 clear-skin seekers were duped. May we recommend an excellent natural face cleanser?

Occupied produce. Bankers are not the only ones unhappy about Occupy Wall Streets’ protests at Zuccotti Park. Farmers who peddle their crops at the park’s green market are peeved, and one said his sales had dropped 50 percent since the protests started. The market is now being forced to move to West Broadway between Barclay Street and Park Place, DNAinfo reported. Here’s a happy solution: The group could stock their food supply with a fresh, healthy apple for every protestor.

Chemical craziness. BPA may seriously have the worst rep of any chemical around, and it deserves it. In addition to its links to cancer, autoimmune diseases, and more, USA Today reported that a new study has found it can make young girls hyperactive, anxious, and depressed. That’s bad for your kids, and will be equally bad for your sanity.

Getting buff at Barry’s. Whose the newest Barry’s Bootcamp NYC devotee? None other than P. Diddy. Instructor Todd Mendiola tweeted this week, “P.Diddy just worked it out hard at @BarrysBootcamp NYC 10:45am today with @MendiolaTodd Awesome workout! Arm’s and Abdominals are rock hard!”

November is for free yoga. Lululemon named Exhale’s Upper East Side location its “studio of the month” for November, which means lots of free yoga for uptown girls (and guys). Exhale instructors will be leading free Core Fusion Yoga classes at Lulu’s 66th Street store from 10–11 a.m. every Sunday in November. The new yoga pants you fall in love with while in tree pose are not included.