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06 Mar A Pant-Strong PSA

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E2 Immersion graduate, Allison shares a very important public service announcement, this one is especially for the guys.

It’s true, if you want to be “pant-strong” you’ve got to get PLANT-STRONG! Here are what the experts have to say:


“The fat and cholesterol in animal products clogs up the arteries traveling not only to the heart and head but also to the extremities, including the penis -causing PAD (peripheral arterial disease) and impotence, which research shows may be an early sign of heart disease. So, men: There is a better way, and it doesn’t involve taking Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra. It involves eating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans.

In my father’s research study, several of the men who had been impotent for years regained their performance after changing to a plant-based diet, making their wives quite happy. Many of the Engine 2 Study participants also reported improved potency, including one who said that his erections “are now like blue steel.”


Dr. Esselstyn:

“We have seen erectile dysfunction reverse on multiple occasions. Those who follow the program most closely have the best results.”

Jane Esselstyn, RN

“One of the most amazing things that happened to our father’s male heart patients while on his Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease diet was not that their cholesterol numbers went down, or their blood pressure numbers plummeted, or their weight dropped effortlessly, or their type 2 diabetes went away — it was that another part of their body was doubling in size.

I could not believe this HUGE piece of evidence was not gaining more attention in the medical field.  What a motivational kick in the pants. Seriously, some patients need the proverbial skillet to the head announcing, “Stop eating all that penile artery-clogging grease, meat and cheese, if you want to get it up past the age of 40!”

Dr. McDougall:

“The same diet that closes the arteries to the heart (heart attacks) and brain (stroke) also closes the arteries to the penis—the result is erectile dysfunction (ED), which means a delay in time to maximal erection, reduced rigidity, and decreased ability to sustain an erection.  An interesting question asked in an accompanying editorial was, “ Why does ED seem to precede symptoms of CAD in patients with a vascular etiology for ED?”3The answer, “…this phenomenon relates to the size or diameter of the blood vessels.  For example, the penile artery has a diameter of 1 to 2 mm, whereas the proximal left anterior descending coronary artery is 3 to 4 mm in diameter.

An equally sized atherosclerotic plaque burden in the smaller penile arteries would more likely first compromise flow and cause ED compared with the same amount of plaque in the larger coronary artery causing angina.”People with ED also have higher risks for heart attacks, heart surgery, strokes, transient ischemic attack (TIA), congestive heart failure, cardiac arrest, and cardiac arrhythmia.

The reason is these conditions are all diseases of sick blood vessels—atherosclerosis.  Patients with health problems are also more likely to be taking medications, such as blood pressure pills, that commonly cause sexual dysfunction.Fortunately, with a change in diet and a little exercise most of our patients are able to lower their blood pressure and get off of their “erection deflating” medications, and they are able to reduce their “plaque burden” by reversing the underlying atherosclerosis.

My male patients (and sometimes their mates) often share with me tales of their renewed vigor and vitality.  Now there’s a valid reason to eat vegetables.”


Bottom line – if you want to have a healthy sex life, it’s time to live a healthy life! Cut out the food that causes erectile dysfunction: animal based foods (including all dairy, meat, eggs), oil and other processed junk foods. Eat the healthiest diet on the planet! A diet filled with vegetables, whole grains, beans and fruit!


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  • Lisa
    Posted at 07:25h, 06 March


    • Jim
      Posted at 12:49h, 06 March

      That really made you laugh your ass off?

      • Agustin Bernal
        Posted at 09:56h, 30 June

        Yes, in fact I saw Lisa just yesterday and she had no ass.
        It came completely off.

  • Doug
    Posted at 09:41h, 06 March

    Sharing with all my guy friends who think that meat is manly! Hilarious!

  • James
    Posted at 09:42h, 06 March

    Wow she really hit the nail on the head, didn’t she? Funny stuff E2!

  • Kelly
    Posted at 09:42h, 06 March

    That was smashing! hahaha pun intended.

  • HappyGuy
    Posted at 10:12h, 06 March

    This really hit home for me. I never had ED, I always managed to, um, raise the flag. I went plant-strong after reading a few books, didn’t notice a big change, I was already pretty healthy. But then I started to notice something. My penis was getting bigger, at least it felt like it was getting bigger. I consulted my partner, and apparently we were having the best sex we’ve ever had. Every day it seemed like my penis was growing in size and was staying up for a longer amount of time. I figured out that even though I didn’t have ED exactly, I still wasn’t getting all the blood flow to make my penis really work to it’s FULL potential. The message of this comment, eating plant-strong makes your penis grow with out a pump.

  • mr.glendale
    Posted at 10:59h, 06 March


    • Engine 2 Diet
      Posted at 11:57h, 06 March

      There is no connection between a plant-strong diet and lower testosterone, in fact it is often the exact opposite.

  • deb
    Posted at 11:30h, 06 March

    I was with my husband for 38 years (from age 15) …so, I know a “johnson” in decline over the years. Despite being an avid runner, he was a heavy beef/meat and dairy eater. He seriously went to the doctor and said his penis didn’t feel like his penis anymore (to which the doctor replied, “whose penis does it feel like?”). Sadly, the doctor prescribed viagra instead of a plant-strong diet. Long story short….I believe a plant strong diet could have saved our marriage.

  • Dave
    Posted at 14:07h, 06 March

    As someone who had low testosterone counts I can attest that going plant-strong only raised them. Think about it all that dairy, eggs, meat has tons of estrogen in it! Especially dairy , it’s made for a baby cow and produced by a female cow to help the baby cow grow really fast and has tons of estrogen and fat. Real men do not eat food that has tons of female hormones!

  • Tenzina Pankhurst
    Posted at 15:09h, 06 March

    It definitely has an effect on women too … ‘pant strong’ can also mean breathing excitedly !!!!!

  • Godfrey Georges
    Posted at 23:13h, 22 October

    Starting this diet because of my ed. I am good during the day but at nite…ugggggh

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