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As a firefighter for the Austin Fire Department, he helped people and saved lives. As a friend to other firefighters, he transformed the way Austin ’s Engine 2 firehouse ate in order to save a firefighting brother’s health. Now, as the author of The Engine 2 Diet, Rip is teaching people the irrefutable connection between what they put in their mouths and their ability to reach their ideal weight and their ideal health.

What is in Your Way? QOTD: How do you eat out?!

We’re gearing up for the National Engine 2 Challenge! From now through the end of the challenge we will be posting several questions from you about what gets in your way of being plant-strong. Today we answer a question from Bonnie: Have been plant strong since April 10,2013 – love it and never going back! [&hellip

Jane Brody on Michael Pollan's new book

Health PERSONAL HEALTH Rules Worth Following, for Everyone’s Sake By JANE E. BRODY Published: February 1, 2010 In the more than four decades that I have been reading and writing about the findings of nutritional science, I have come across nothing more intelligent, sensible and simple to follow than the 64 principles outlined in a slender, [&hellip

Jane Brody On Healthy Aging

Healthy Aging, With Nary a Supplement By JANE E. BRODY Published: January 11, 2010 The Great Recession, so I’m told, has been great for one segment of the economy — the makers of pills and potions that offer the promise of keeping people healthy. A middle-aged woman remarked as she perused the supplement shelves in my [&hellip

The Year of Meat; 2009 by Erik Marcus

This is from the blog post of William Kruidenier. “I haven’t been a regular reader of Erik Marcus’ Vegan.com blog, but I plan to start. He not only writes this blog but is the author of The Ultimate Vegan Guide and Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, and Money. On his blog he has posted a 5,000 word piece titled “The [&hellip

Let's start 2010 with a plant-bold bang!

Engine 2 is wishing you all the best as the new year unfolds. Protect your #1 asset…your health!! Plant-strong-itude, Rip

Check this out!!

Man Drinking Fat. NYC Health Anti-Soda Ad. Are You Pouring on the Pounds? NYC Department of Health Anti-Soda Video Is Truly Horrifying December 14, 2009, 2:25 pm   11 Comments The New York City Department of Health released the following commercial on YouTube, and it’s one of the grossest things we’ve ever seen (and we see [&hellip

Breast feed that baby!

Before babies are able to eat solid food and receive all the Plant Strong goodness that you give them, breast milk is the ultimate nutrition — providing immunologic, developmental, psychological, social, economic, and environmental benefits. I encourage all mothers who are able to breastfeed to do so for at least a year and longer if possible! [&hellip