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The Daily Beet: Tips, Advice and Stories

About the author

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.

Run, Greg, Run!!!!

Here is a big E2 shout out to plant-strong athlete, Greg, from Stow, Ohio. Greg decided to transition to a plant-based diet to give him the edge with his ultra-endurance 100 MILE runs with wonderful success. Way to go, Greg!!! Hi, I just wanted to pass along how effective the Engine 2 Diet has been [&hellip

A Firefighter Success Story from Detroit!!

My firefighting helmet goes off to Gene Butcher of Detroit, Michigan for taking control of his health and saving his own life without a pick-head ax or the jaws of life but with a spoon and a fork. These were the only tools necessary to reverse his high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, [&hellip

More bad news about processed meats

This was on ABC’s Good Morning America today. Click here to see the piece and read the article: www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/Parenting/story?id

High fat meals burden the brain and muscles

More evidence that high fat foods impair cognitive function as well as physical performance. Everyone who wants to be the best you can be, take notice!! August 13, 2009, 1:00 PM Fatty Foods Affect Memory and Exercise  By TARA PARKER-POPE High-fat foods may have detrimental effects on muscle power and the brain. Eating fatty food appears to [&hellip

Engine 2 Success Story from Virginia (Part I)

Here’s a big E2 shout out to Jena from Virginia. She is an Engine 2 all-star and decided she deserved to be healthy and went for E2 gold. Way to go, Jena!!! I hope you never get tired of people telling you how much this book and way of eating has helped them. I’m almost [&hellip

Engine 2 All-Star Success Story

I receive many wonderful emails everyday from people who are doing the Engine 2 Diet and winning and succeeding in a big, big way!! Here is an email I recently received from a fellow firefighting brother in Lincoln, Nebraska. Rip. . . Greetings, brother, from a fellow IAFF member and Local 644 Vice-President!! I started [&hellip

Can one high fat meal cause damage? Big time!!!!

My father always says every time you eat a high fat meal of meat, dairy, and eggs you are injuring the silky smooth lining of your arteries called the endothelium and more specifically the endothelial cells (the life jackets that determine the health of your vessels). He always refers to the studies of Dr. Robert [&hellip

Can an "exercise pill," turn couch-potato rodents into champion runners.

Here is a fun and educational short video on a pill that could greatly enhance people’s endurance without having to do any exercise. In the meantime, continue to eat plant-strong and exercise daily!!! http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/0403/03.html