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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.

Engine 2 Success Story from Virginia!!!

Ron- You are living proof that it is NEVER too late to change lifelong habits, especially if it means moving your health up a rung on the fire ladder of living large. You are an inspiration to all of us. Thank you for sharing and keep up the fantastic work. Go get em, Ron!!!! Rip [&hellip

More exciting E2 Food Logs!!!

I  just love seeing the wonderful variety of plant-strong foods people are eating out there. I also am interested and amused with all of the observations people are making.  Here is a sampling of more fun E2 food logs. Enjoy!!! Rip   Results From: Food Log Submitted By: Raymond,  Japan Submit Date: 6/18/09 Breakfast: 1) [&hellip

What is the REAL skinny on cholesterol lowering drugs?

This article is from the Whitaker Wellness Institute newsletter. I like the whole article but especially  how Dr. Julian Whitaker explains the ACTUAL statistics on the benefits of statins. It’s called “number needed to treat,” or NNT, and it explains the number of patients who would need to be treated with a medical therapy in order [&hellip

E2 Success Story from State College, Pennsylvania

A big E2 shout out to Svend Pedersen from PA! Svend decided to buck the meat, dairy, cheese, and eggs and now has the vitality of men half his age. Go Svend, go!!!! My journey to a plant strong lifestyle likely mirrors others who’ve started their path before me … my epiphany came when going through [&hellip

Is Eating Meat Natural??

  Below are some great talking points and ammo you can fire back when that obnoxious uncle tries to justify his meat eating ways with a silly comment like, “why else were we given canines.” Here is an article by Kathy Freston on why she thinks, “Eating meat is a relatively recent phenomenon in human evolution. [&hellip

Obama pledges to quickly sign anti-smoking bill

Below are the main things the anti-smoking bill would do to diminish cigarette usage and help the health care crisis. Let’s brain storm and think about what we could legislate with a similar  bill with meat, dairy, eggs, and refined foods. Food for thought and health?? Excerpts from JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press Writer  Under this [&hellip

My interview with Joshua Katcher of The Discerning Brute!

DBTV: Plant Strong! Texas Firefighter, Rip Esselstyn of “The Engine 2 Diet” Rip Esselstyn lives in Texas. He’s a firefighter, a triathlete, and author of the book “The Engine 2 Diet“, which started out as a 28-day challenge to lower the cholesterol of his fire crew (some with digits in the 340s!), and ended up giving them [&hellip

The Heart Attack Grill. You won't believe your eyes or your arteries!!!

“A meal to die for” aired this morning on The CBS Early Morning Show.  This is both humorous and very sad.   Editors’ Picks Evening News 60 Minutes 48 Hours The Early Show Face The Nation Politics U.S. World Health SciTech Entertainment Only On The Web Caught On Tape CNET TV  

What is the answer to the health care/obesity crisis? Plant-Strong Nutrition!!!

  We will not legislate ourselves out of the health care/obesity crisis. That makes absolutely zero sense. The only way to get ourselves out of this crisis is one PLANT-STRONG bite at a time!!! Spread the word and make it happen…get a friend or family member to jump on board the plant-healthy wagon and we [&hellip