Vegan NBA Champion John Salley On The Advice He'd Give His Younger Self And #Wellth

mbg Founder & Co-CEO By Jason Wachob
mbg Founder & Co-CEO
Jason Wachob is the Founder and Co-CEO of mindbodygreen and the author of Wellth.

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I’ve spent the past year thinking a lot about “wellth” — the idea that success is found in a lifestyle devoted to mental, physical, and emotional health. (I even wrote a book about it.) In this new series, we’re celebrating visionaries who embody what it means to be wellthy. 

John Salley is a four-time NBA champion and now one of the biggest (literally at 6-foot-11) voices in the vegan world. He's also one of the most hilarious guys you'll ever meet as he had the entire crowd at our revitalize 2015 event laughing nonstop.

mbg: Favorite way to break a sweat?

JS: Walking briskly.

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What's your favorite healthy place to eat?


What's your favorite place to get some nature?

The beach.

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Favorite holistic treatment?


If you could go back in time and give your 20-something self advice, what would it be?

Go vegan.

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What does wellth mean to you?

Wealth means an abundance of good health and wellness…

Any advice for someone who's looking to follow their passion?

I can help you here.

Ready to learn more about how to unlock the power of food to heal your body, prevent disease & achieve optimal health? Register now for our FREE web class with nutrition expert Kelly LeVeque.

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