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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.

E2 Quote of the Week

The American author Upton Sinclair, “It’s hard to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding.” This quote is particularly applicable when you consider that close to 95% of heart procedures are not only unnecessary but actually do more harm than good. Employ a plant-strong diet and get stellar [&hellip

Seabrook's 3 Alarm Blackened Portobello Mushrooms!!!

Seabrook Jones(an Engine 2 warrior for almost one year) introduced everyone at the recent Engine 2 potluck dinner to his patented Seabrook’s 3-Alarm blackened Portobellos. They were absolutely incredible. I am NOT a big fan of mushrooms and these were the best fungi I’ve had in my life. No joshing. Try this recipe out and then [&hellip

E2 Success Story from Seattle, Washington

It’s time for an E2 shout out to Laurel Disbrow who has taken control of her health one bite, one meal, one day, one week, and one month at a time.  You go get em, Laurel!!!!! I bought the book and started the eating plan on Mother’s Day. I’ve been plagued by sinus problems and [&hellip

Plant-Perfect or Plant-Strong?

This post was on the general forum yesterday under the topic; BACKSLIDING by GayleW. This happened yesterday. I’m the only one in the family trying to eat fat free plant food. I’ve been diligently keeping a food log. All’s going well enough. Yesterday, being Memorial Day, I tried making some traditional picnic style foods. I [&hellip

Are You Keeping a Food Log?

In my book I stress the importance of keeping a food log while you embark on The Engine 2 Diet. It creates a sense of accountability to yourself and it helps you to understand the relationship you have with food.  Below I have randomly chosen several food logs from people who are currently doing the [&hellip

E2 Success Story from Cleveland, Ohio

The Engine 2 team wishes everyone a happy and healthy Memorial day. Here’s a big, hearty, and joyous shout out to Connie Sheetz from Cleveland,  Ohio. Connie grabbed the bull by the horns and started getting healthy from the inside out. With four children, two of whom are young twins, Connie is proof positive that [&hellip

Robyn O'Brien, author of The Unhealthy Truth.

It’s time for me to give a big, big Engine 2 shout out to Robyn O’Brien, the whistle blowing Mom from Colorado who’s impressive and compelling book, The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food is Making us Sick — And What We Can Do About It, was just released. When the youngest of her four children [&hellip

E2 Success Story

When people stick to the basic tenants of the Engine 2 Diet they get absolutely remarkable results. Typically, when they share the new numbers with their physicians most shake their heads in disbelief and with their jaws agape say, “whatever you’re doing just keep doing it.” I received this email yesterday and thought I would [&hellip

A Force of Nature

Every once in a while you meet someone who rocks your world. That happened to me last night when I met John Joseph, the lead singer for the punk rock band the Cro-Mag’s. He has more energy than the Tazmanian Devil, is more charismatic than Regis, and has led more lives than an alley cat. [&hellip