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  • How the Engine 2 Diet Came to Life

    Lose weight, lower cholesterol, significantly reduce the risk of disease, and become physically fit—in just 4 weeks. Go plant-strong!


    As a world-class triathlete turned firefighter, Rip Esselstyn was used to responding to emergencies. When he learned that one of his fellow Engine 2 firefighters in Austin, Texas was in dire physical condition with a dangerously high cholesterol level of 344, he sprang into action and motivated the entire Engine 2 firehouse to join together in plant-strong solidarity to help save the life of their friend.

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How Whole Foods Controls Healthcare Costs

“…Mackey wanted to inspire his own employees to improve their health. The retailer employs more than 57,000 people, is self-insured and spends $200 million annually on employee healthcare. Working together, Engine 2 For Life and Whole Foods embarked on a plan to reduce costs by helping its team members.”

Oil-Free, Plant-Based Diets: Extreme or Extremely Necessary?

“Then one day, when I was cleaning the dishes, there was oil on them, and I was scrubbing and scrubbing and scrubbing on these dishes, and I realized, ‘Oh my gosh, if this is how it is on the plate, imagine how it must be inside of our bodies.’”

Former Austin Firefighter Challenges Local Fire Departments to Live Plant-Strong”

“We just finished with our annual heart screenings,” Sanford said. “Now that everybody has their results, this might be a push for people to look at how they eat.”

Doctors Ask Congress to Revamp Dietary Priorities

“Drs. Colin Campbell and Caldwell Esselstyn told an audience in the Rayburn House Office Building that a plant-based diet not only is healthier but could cut America’s health care and agriculture costs by billions.”