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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.

October Engine 2 Potluck – TONIGHT at Whole Foods Market

Join us  tonight at Whole Foods Market Global HQ for a powerful evening of plant-strong food and thoughts.  Rip is giving his powerful ‘How to Change the Way You Look at Food’ presentation at 5:30, followed by a wonderful plant-strong potluck outside on the 2nd floor plaza at 6:30.  Bring your favorite healthy dish, invite [&hellip

Join us this Wednesday, October 28 @ 6:30 PM

SPECIAL CHANGES TO THIS MONTH’S E2 PLANT-STRONG POTLUCK DINNER We have accepted the generous invitation of Whole Food’s CEO John Mackey to host this month’s potluck on the 2nd floor outdoor plaza of Whole Foods Global HQ (on 5th & Lamar), to coincide with a food science seminar that Whole Foods is hosting that day. [&hellip

Check out this blog post from The Butler Bros advertising agency

DOUBLY BAD ENTENDRE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21ST, 2009 When you live in Texas you get used to brands pandering to some mythic metaphor that we all theoretically march to like so many Alamo warriors. That’s strike one usually. Though it is occasionally played well by brands that are actually from the state, who have an authentic [&hellip

E. Coli

From the NYTimes: E. Coli Path Shows Flaws in Beef Inspection Then her diarrhea turned bloody. Her kidneys shut down. Seizures knocked her unconscious. The convulsions grew so relentless that doctors had to put her in a coma for nine weeks. When she emerged, she could no longer walk. The affliction had ravaged her nervous system and left her [&hellip

More fun food logs!!

Results From: Food Log Submitted By: Kristen Breakfast: Bannana, 1 cup of granola (probably not E2 approved) Bare Naked agave almond mango Lunch: Portabella mushroom Garden Burger in a whole wheat pita with organic Heinz ketchup, Dijon mustard, pickles, tomatoes, cucumber. One half orange and grapes, one glass of water Dinner: Potato hash, black bean tacos on whole [&hellip

The White Elephant in the Room

Michael Pollan does a terrific job connecting all the dots in this op-ed article which appeared in the NYT last Friday. OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR Big Food vs. Big Insurance By MICHAEL POLLAN Published: September 9, 2009 Times Topics: Michael Pollan TO listen to President Obama’s speech on Wednesday night, or to just about anyone else in the health [&hellip

Firefighters make more medical calls than fires

Firefighters really are on the front line of the health care crisis. Check out this article in the NYT today.http://tinyurl.com/na4fcr

Groups start a "buycott" of Whole Foods

Here is an article which ran in the Daily Finance today. It mentions my father’s diet as a”radical diet” and one which is “gulag-like” and “austere”. Oh, if only they knew!!! http://tinyurl.com/njyjn

Tony Gonzalez. Plant-strong NFL All-Star.

Tony Gonzalez, the all-star tight end for the Atlanta Falcones, attributes his superior performance at the ripe old NFL age of 33 to his plant-strong diet. Check out this article that was in USA today: http://usat.me