Contributing Monkie G Living Staff Monkies
Published on January 4, 2009
If it feels like the Rolling Stones have been around FOREVER, it’s because they have been. Despite the seemingly unhealthy lifestyle that often went hand in hand with the on-the-road rockers of the 1970s, the Stones have defied all laws of nature and are still kicking.
And thanks to the wife of guitarist Ron Wood, the Stones may live to see yet another millennium. According to an article on FemaleFirst, Jo Wood has convinced the band to go organic, a lifestyle she began following a perforated appendix diagnosis. She told Britain’s Hello! magazine that Mick Jagger and his former wife Jerry Hall are eating organic, as are Keith Richards and drummer Charlie Watts.
“Before and after surgery I was sticking to an organic diet,” says Jo. “A herbalist called Gerald Green explained how chemicals in our food destroy our immune systems. I was determined to eat only organic food if it was the last thing I did.”
Despite initial teasing from the bandmates, Jo continued to “preach” to them and was able to convince the rockers’ wives to join her. Their husbands quickly followed.
Despite his healthier diet, however, Jo admits that her husband Ronnie has battled alcoholism throughout his life. But at least now, she says, “his vodka and wine are organic.”
Let’s hope that helps. After all, you can’t always get what you want.