Go Plant-Strong!
Resources and Research

“…the idea that whole foods, plant-based diets can protect against and even treat a wide variety of chronic diseases can no longer be denied…now there are hundreds of detailed, comprehensive, well-done research studies that point in the same direction….” T. Colin Campbell, The China Study

The Engine 2 Diet is based on peer-reviewed, medical research science that shows a low-fat, plant-based diet can prevent, and in many cases reverse chronic western diseases — cancer, heart disease, Type II Diabetes and more — with the added bonus of healthy weight loss! All by simply changing the foods we choose to eat.

Don’t take it from us — explore the research yourself.

Plant-Strong ™ Kids Week 2

by Engine 2 Diet

Week 2 of our 8 week series for kids:

Plant-Strong Scavenger Hunt
Which Football Player is Plant-Strong?
Calcium Word Find
Meet Rip & Jill
Just For Parents
Help Kole Fill in the Blanks
Firefighter Challenge of the Week
Sophie’s Recipes of the Week

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Plant-Strong™ Kids Summer Series Week 1

by Engine 2 Diet

Our first of an 8 week series for kids.

Very Green Scavenger Hunt
What is Protein?
Protein Word Find
Meet Sophie and Kole (Rip and Jill’s Kids)
Just For Parents
Find Kole’s Kale
Firefighter Challenge of the Week
Sophie’s Recipe of the Week

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Cholesterol and Cancer

by T. COLIN CAMPBELL, PHD

In China, we found that those with the highest cancer rates also had the highest cholesterol levels. Among the cancers associated with high cholesterol levels in China were: liver, colon, rectum, lung, brain, leukemia and various childhood cancers.

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Diet For Cancer

by PCRM

In 1970, British physician Dennis Burkitt observed that a high-fiber diet reduces diseases of the digestive tract. He observed that in countries where diets are high in fiber (that is, plant-based diets), there were fewer cases of colon cancer. Around the world, this has proven true. The highest fiber intakes are found in nonindustrialized nations where meat is scarce and plant foods fill the menu. Animal products contain no fiber. The U.S. and other Western nations whose diets are based upon animal products have the highest rates of colon cancer

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Overview and Risk Factors

by PCRM

Although Alzheimer’s disease does not directly cause death, life expectancy after diagnosis is decreased by as much as 50 percent.

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Alzheimer’s Association 2008 Research Summary

by Alzheimer’s Association, 2008

Review discusses developments in the detection, treatment, and prevention of Alheimer’s disease. Findings indicate physical fitness, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and weight management can contribute to maintenance of brain health.
Source: Alzheimer’s Association, 2008

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Complications of Diabetes Mellitus: Overview and Cardiac Complications

by PCRM

Diabetes mellitus can be controlled by diet, exercise, and medications, as needed. When it is not well controlled, it affects many parts of the body, particularly the heart, eyes, kidneys, and nerves. In addition, birth complications occur more often in infants born to women with poorly controlled diabetes.

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Abolishing Heart Disease

by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr, MD

“The truth be told, coronary artery disease, the most common form of heart disease which is responsible for heart attacks need never exist and if it does exist, it need never progress. ”

 

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Is the Present Therapy for Coronary Artery Disease the Radical Mastectomy of the Twenty-First Century?

by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D

“There is widespread agreement that the Western diet of processed oils, white flour, dairy, and meat progressively causes endothelial dysfunction and injury, diminution of nitric oxide, increased vascular adhesion molecules, endothelial permeability, low-density lipoprotein oxidation, foam cell formation, generation of reactive oxygen species, plaque cap thinning, and plaque rupture, which lead to clinical events.”

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