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Shailene Woodley: “I go to a farm to get my food, I make my own cheese”

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Young actress Shailene Woodley recently told us that she follows the indigenous people diet (check out our popular post HERE!) and today she is back with more interesting quotes:

“I think everything about my lifestyle is fairly alternative. I gather my own spring water from mountains every month. I go to a farm to get my food. I make everything from my own toothpaste to my own body lotions and face oils. I could go on for hours. I make my own medicines; I don’t get those from doctors. I make my own cheese and forage wild foods and identify wild plants. It’s an entire lifestyle. It’s appealing to my soul.”

… says 21 year-old Shailene in Flaunt Magazine.

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first!!! my life ic complete now

Magda
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Magda

Congrats 🙂 lol

Tia
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sounds like a phase she’ll grow out of. my parents were like that for a while, all about the pioneer living, doing everything for yourself, total self-sustainability etc. They built their own log cabins up in northern idaho and my sister and i were raised for our first few years there with no electricity, just oil lamps/candles, and no running water (we’d haul it from a creek), and we had our own garden and chickens etc as a young kid i just took it as it was, but after about 4 years my parents realized: hey wait, this is ridiculously… Read more »
Magda
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Magda

You made me think of the little house on the prairie 🙂
Yes, I guess it is a very demanding lifestyle.
I would not make my own toothpaste but your own cheese sounds nice.

serena
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serena

Your parents sound a lot more extreme than what she is saying – living in a log cabin without power! That sounds awful :/ But making your own toothpaste is not hard, we did it at summer camp once with baking soda and peppermint oil. And buying food directly from farms or even hauling water 1 time a month does not sound very hard. She is a modern actress with much time and resources. Many people live like this around the world.

annabanana
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annabanana

[email protected] log cabin with no electricity sounds awful… you know a large portion of the world doesn’t have electricity or only has it occasionally, right?

Erica
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Sounds like a very interesting, but demanding, lifestyle. I’m not sure she’ll keep it up all her life – but good on her for trying something new and challenging and following her heart!

Lillaliket
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Lillaliket

What is this I don’t even

Lea
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Living natural is great, hands down. Still though, this is a lifestyle that I would never be able to lead and it isn’t appealing too me. It just sounds excessive and very time-consuming-I’m all about thing like making your own bread (because most of the time it’s sooo much more delicous than bread from the store) or planting your tomatoes if you have a garden or whatever. But making your own toothpaste or body lotion is too much for me. You can get these things organic and free from all the “bad” things for a higher price and I’m sure… Read more »
CK
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its nice and not often you meet such a young person following such amazing lifestyle, though i don’t know if she’d follow it her whole life but sounds like she’s found smth that speaks to her soul and its not smth easy to let go of, imo. Also i know am probably wrong but such a lifestyle demands someone patient, positive&calm, knowing what means to have love&respect for life&yourself, if she’s like that then it may be easier for her to work in Hollywood, which can break u& wreck u easily with all its media/people criticism for everything all the… Read more »
Emily
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Emily

If only we all had the time, patience, energy, and money to do all of that! Not trying to hate but does anyone else find it ironic that the clothes she is modeling are probably on the complete opposite end of the spectrum? Excess, child labor, unsustainable fabrics, etc?

SA girl
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SA girl
I understand where you are coming from. However, if she is a true environmentalist, she might even move towards wearing clothing that were manufactured without the use of child labour, animals tortured and killed for fur, etc I have few very close friends, who started off like Shailene, then moved to complete conservation mode. I think it’s something to be admired, as you can only grow better with age, only if you are a true environmentalist, that is. Really great to see a young lady with a good head on her shoulders for a change. Baby steps, gradual change.
Emily
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Emily

I totally agree, I think it is a great way to live if you are able to do it 🙂 I just was laughing in my head because the nature of modeling clothes for a magazine is, in my mind, so totally the opposite of that lifestyle. Her own clothes may be a different story and if she is as dedicated as she claims to be, I think that’s great!

Siobhan
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Siobhan

The really sad thing, are teenagers and early 20s with money, spend it on drugs and partying, very irresponsible lifestyles. Nice that she is thinking long term, using money for good use.

SA girl
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SA girl

A young environmentalist. Certainly refreshing to take the natural herbal root to food and medicine. If you have the means to do so, why not.

Mara
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Mara

Well, why would you not have the means? You can nature for free out there, don’t need to be an A-lister to afford natural herbs and all that.
And yes, I know buying food at a farm is not something everyone can afford, but then again I know people who live a lifestyle similar to hers without any money. It’s possible, yet demanding.

Isa
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Sounds like a MAJOR hipster to me.

That’s great hun that you have the time, money and resources to do it but the rest of us sure as hell don’t.

She just looks like a smug little girl going through a ‘phase’.

Not that there is anything wrong with what she’s doing on the whole, if you get me.

swissmiss
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swissmiss

I wonder how much CO2 emission she is producing, taking her (apparantly big) car up to the mountain to get hundreds of litres of spring water…. 🙂 or maybe she takes her horse carriage?

I’m also trying to eat mostly organic, seasonal and from the region, also I avoid taking the car for short distances, I take showers instead of baths and never let the lights on… and so on…but some things are just senseless IMO…

Pi
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Very refreshing. I really like her and adore her lifestyle. I wish I could live like that, she’s very determined.

seijidan
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seijidan

Looks like an exhausting lifestyle that is not practical in this world we live in now. She looks like someone who doesn’t take baths for some reason.

Annie
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Annie

Sounds interesting and I wish I could live more like this. However, as a uni student I really don’t have the time to make everything myself. I try to buy organic / local food as much as possible but that’s it. What I don’t understand is the hate she gets for her lifestyle. People bash Jessica Simpson for eating processed garbage and Shailene for being an environmentalist.

SA girl
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SA girl

You are quite right. People are generally scared of someone who has a good head on their shoulders, due to their unfortunate character flaws, and futile existence.. I am aware that no human is without flaws, but to be a total pessimist about everything of someone else’s decisions, is somehow a very disturbing characteristic. I wouldnot ideally befriend people like that, especially when the choice here, is long term conservation. I do try my best as well, I think it is money well spent, and at least you contributing to something good in this world.

wonderwoman21
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wonderwoman21

A very time consuming lifestyle, I wonder how she manages with acting and the travel/time it must entail. Growing a garden and working a full time regular garden is challenging enough for me! I just try to buy the cruelty free products, recycle, compost, use grey water, etc. But making my own toothpaste and lotions? No thanks!! Lol

Zee
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I do everything and more than she does. I am a stage actress, professional ballerina, science tutor, and I have 2 kids with no full time nanny. Its amazing what one can do with time. Push yourself more, you will be amazed by the power of being human, no more petty excuses and lols like you put it, to better the environment.

charmant
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charmant
I was JUST talking about this. I have a friend who doesn’t work, so she spends her days growing her own tomatoes and making her own dog food, etc etc. That’s great, but then she’ll post to Facebook about how it’s *so easy* and everyone should do it. She also asked me if I plan to put cloth diapers on my baby… and I’m like, well, that’s admirable and all… but I have, you know, a job. I can’t really expect my daycare to save my kid’s poopy diapers for me to wash. I guess I could possibly grow tomatoes,… Read more »
Catherine
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Catherine
Ya, the type of job someone has makes a huge difference in what you can accomplish in terms of ‘natural living’. But tomatoes actually are really easy, b/c you can just buy the bushes from a garden center, plant, water them daily, and they will grow. Cherry tomatoes are better though, because they’re so small, they grow really quickly, and don’t tend to contract any diseases/bugs, since you pick them so fast. The benefit is that they have an actual taste, but farmer’s market tomatoes are probably similar I’d guess. It’s just the supermarket ones that are so tasteless. The… Read more »
clea
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clea

Sounds like another pretentious hipster… It’s fine and all if you make your own food items and are health conscious, but just do it and get on with it. There’s basically no way to talk about it without sounding like a tool.

Jui'
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Jui'

Not one morsel of conventional food passes my lipss, all organic. Smart girl. Good sense and good for her.

Mia
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translation: I make my personal assistant go forage for my food, I then ask experts to identify wild plants for me, and my personal chef makes my cheese from scratch in my own kitchen.

YOLI
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YOLI

HAZEL-GRACE 🙂

panama
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panama

Not a fan of the first pic, whats with the unbuttoned pants? Looks like she just came out of the bathroom.

Catherine
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Catherine
Some of what she’s doing sounds similar to what my family in Poland still does, and even Polish diaspora. Foraging for mushrooms and other wild plants, making your own cheese+butter, and growing your own food even if you only have a tiny piece of land is actually very typical and normal for Polish + other Europeans (clearly, less so for those in urban areas -they can manage tiny gardens though). So it’s kinda funny when people who don’t know this think this type of behaviour is only seen in hipsters, etc. Not quite. It’s also seen in Italian grandfathers (I… Read more »
annabanana
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annabanana

great point and so true. people have no idea that OUR lifestyle is whats really weird

Elle
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Elle

I was all “yeah that’s really great” until she said she made her own medicine.
It’s developed by professionals for a reason. I highly doubt her “medicine” could match up to professionally made pharmaceuticals.

Lillaliket
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Lillaliket

Yeah that’s where she lost me as well. Making home remedies for headache or indigestion, fine, but to for example make your own penicillin sounds downright dangerous.

annabanana
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annabanana

thats probably not what she was talking about

Heather
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Heather

This sounds very interesting, but really only feasible for a person with money already. A normal person with a regular job doesn’t have time to do all of this, in my opinion. I work and have two kids so this sounds amazingly healthy, but hardly realistic for most people.

Kimberly
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Kimberly

You don’t have to have a ton of time to grow your own food. I know plenty of people who have regular lives and do it.

mary
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mary

sounds like a lot of work…but all the power to her. as for this shoot…not a fan. she looks squinty and awkward in nearly every photo

Soph
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Soph

Shes much more attractive when not being dressed and made up for the Secret Life of the American Teenager. They make her look so gawky

Sidney
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Sidney

I have a garden where i grow vegetables, apples and some berries, so during the summer i get most of my food from there, meat and dairy products i have to buy but i eat a lot of veggie stuff. So i don’t think it’s so outlandish, it’s the way i was brought up, we lived in an urban environment but our neighborhood was quiet with large gardens. The water i don’t understand, is tap water somehow dirtier where she lives? And the medicine sounds ridiculous.

Lola
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Lola

Illogical behaviour.She should learn to earn more money so perhaps she can hire people to assist her eco friendly lifestyle. Or, even better fund research to create ecofriendly modern solutions to save time and energy.

Nene
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Nene
Good for her.She is a celeb and can do it with the help of others… It’s really interesting but the truth of the matter is that if she weren’t a celeb she won’t have the time,lax,resources,energy and help to do this. Take for instance am in my final yr at the university and as a student it can get real hard to eat healthy all the time much more leading a lifestyle such as hers. Also if she were a working class with a 9-5 job,she wouldn’t even think of it,just try to healthy. On the hand i get where… Read more »
Nene
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Nene

Typo*,just try to eat healthy.
Typo*,on the other hand.

serena
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serena

She sounds like a very traditional person. In many parts of the world this is the norm, not alternative. But for your average American her lifestyle is improbable.

But even in cities people have rooftop gardens, you can grow a few vegetables. Lots of natural oils have practical uses – coconut oil and olive oil are great for hair/skin, tea tree oil repels insects, peppermint for aches and pains. You can just buy it at the health food store, no need to forage in the forest for plants 😉

Sab
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She sounds and looks annoying. Her facial expression as a model is not very impressive. It just looks as smug as her quote. She should read up on natural remedies, and find out almost all of them are placebo effect.

serena
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serena
That’s false. Many modern medicines are based on traditional remedies (e.g aspirin is made from salicylic acid in willow bark, used for thousands of years to treat pain). Essential oils do wonders for skin/hair due to their chemical composition. I am not a doctor but I studied biochem in university and now work in a research lab with huntington’s patients; everything we create is derived from the natural world. Simple natural remedies like aloe vera gel for a sunburn are scientifically proven and commonly used. If you study the molecular composition of these natural chemicals you will better understand their… Read more »
solaxia
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solaxia

I think it’s great for people who want to/ can live like this. It definitely seems to be a fad that’s going on atm…albeit a healthy fad…but still a fad. Everyone around my neck of the woods is trying to live like this atm. I am all for trying bits and pieces that fit with me…but I personally couldn’t live 100% ,,, or even 80% like this. Some people love it though and good for them.

Alysia
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I am getting extremely annoyed by the majority of comments here & on the last post of her, oh my god. I traveled for a year (and I’m nowhere near done) and I spent a good portion of my time volunteering on organic farms. Not all of my hosts were legit farmers, just homesteads. It is NOT outlandish. It is NOT hard. It does NOT require a lot of time. You do NOT need to have a lot of money to do it. And SHE IS NOT A F HIPSTER. For gods sake, this woman might be one of the… Read more »
Lau
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If you have no job, maybe. And even then, it this is a little extreme. Most people I’ve met that live a very ”pure” lifestyle are pretentious a-holes. Not all though, some are genuinely in to it and don’t think they are any better, because they are doing it for themselves.

Besides, you might defend her and she is certainly not the worst celebrity out there (oh no), but I am sure she has a driver, chef, maid, maybe even more staff working for her. So if I had all those, I could live like that too. 🙂

Mara
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Mara

Thank you.
Lau, you sound hella ignorant and judgemental. I happen to live in a exceptionally “green” city and many people here lead lifestyles like hers (or more extreme). They are not pretentious, they are not privileged, some of them are actually very limited financially and still manage. It’s all about priorities.
And I really hate how people always talk about 1) environmentalism and 2) feminism like it’s something awkward you couldn’t possibly take seriously or *gasp* admit to. Taking responsibility is not awkward and the fact that you know some pretentious a-holes doesn’t justify your criticism.

Rosa
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Rosa

Just go to Wholefoods.

MerryHappy
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MerryHappy

They use the same trucking system as Wal-Mart, basically. So if she’s into reducing her carbon footprint, she won’t. I go there. Shrug. When the poor your not as picky, unfortunately I know that as a college student.

Alexis Christine
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Alexis Christine

She’s an animal. In a good way lol. I think its impressive how healthy she is.

Soph
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Soph

I dunno good for her but then its like a bit hypocritical. She makes her own cheese and leaves a little footprint on the earth but then she appears in a photo shoot which kind of spurs on the ideal of massive consumption, buying expensive clothes, buying expensive $10 magazines that use shiny paper that were used to cut down trees etc etc

lc
Guest

Really…? I seriously thought she was joking the whole time…

coldnipz
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coldnipz

she had me until medicines.

when she gets seriously ill will she go to the doctor? lol hope so for her sake.

natural remedies can be great but wont help with everything

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