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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.

Firefighters at harrowing risk for heart disease

Did you know that the number one cause of in-the-line-of-duty deaths for firefighters isn’t exposure to fire, but  heart disease? Some people may be shocked to hear this, but as an active firefighter who is constantly being exposed to the culinary habits of firehouses, I find it far from shocking. In fact, as Spock would [&hellip

From Miserable Man to Ultra-Distance (Plant-strong) Man!

My plant-strong ultra endurance buddy, Rich Roll is making headlines again. A few months ago he got voted one of the top 25 fittest men on the planet by Men’s Fitness magazine. He just wrote an article for CNN Health yesterday that was the #1 emailed article on CNN. Here it is!! Go, Rich!! (CNN) [&hellip

Rip on Good Morning America Health Online

I just spent the last 11 days at the Esselstyn family farm in upper state New York with my parents, brothers, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and nephews. All in all, eighteen of us converged on the place for nearly two weeks of plant-strong eating, runs, yoga, bike rides, swimming, games, and late night jawing. In the [&hellip

A very funny E2 observation!

I just had to post this food log entry because of the observation he made!!! Results From: Food Log Submitted By: Jim Submit Date: 7-10-09 Breakfast: PBJ, Coffee Lunch: Spinich Salad w/Avacado dressing Dinner: Soba noodles and black beans Daily Activity: Eliptical/45min. Snacks: energy chunks Daily Observation: Went to Kid Rock /Lynard Skynard show and saw [&hellip

E2 Success Story of Craig Parrish

  Hi Rip! Please feel free to blog about my story. I will do anything to help to promote E2. After I got my latest blood work results, I was pretty choked up. Honestly I felt pretty hopeless before that. It is amazing. I am scheduled to go back in 3 months from now. I [&hellip

Is a plant-based diet bad for the bones? Not!!!!

If you’ve heard rumblings in the news recently about a vegetarian or vegan diet being bad for the bones read this blog post from Austin’s own Errol Siegal so you can educate yourself. In addition, check out who funded the study!!!  Despite recent headlines to the contrary, a recent study confirms that a vegan diet [&hellip

America: from land of sickness to land of wellness!

This independence day I think it’s time to lay down the gauntlet as to how we as a country can reboot our sick care system to a true health, wellness, and SELF care system. This article which came out yesterday is beautiful in its simplistic and honest approach which I back 100 percent. By Sen. [&hellip

California takes lead in disclosing calories in chain restaurants

California chain restaurants must reveal calorie counts By M. S. Enkoji | Sacramento Bee   Dining at some restaurants will be a new experience starting today, when California becomes the first state to require that chain restaurants supply calorie counts for virtually everything they serve.   Consumers should be able to make informed decisions about their [&hellip

Sam I am. Sam I am. Do I like greens and beans? Yes I do!!!

Here is a huge Engine 2 shout out to Sam who went on a cruise and lost 13 pounds!!! He is an inspiration and is living proof that you can take a cruise and get healthier and lose weight while living the life of luxury. Thanks, Sam for sharing your E2 story!!!! Rip- Thanks for [&hellip