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12 Oct The Engine 2 Immersion

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A couple of weeks ago we held back to back Engine 2 Immersions in Austin, TX.

What is an Immersion?

An Immersion with Engine 2 is a nutrition education program designed to give you what most of us have never received – a true education about what foods are good for you (and the science behind HOW amazingly good for you they are) and what foods are not (and the science behind how amazingly NOT GOOD for you they are).

This is the education that most of us did not receive growing up.  Or in high school.  Or college.  Or ever.  The reality is that most of us we eat the way we do because it’s what we have always known – we eat what our parents ate, or something like it.

And that’s not any one’s fault – food is an incredibly important part of our emotional lives, to say nothing about the role that foods plays within our family and amongst friends.  You gather around a table of food at dinner with your children, and holidays with your family, and at restaurants with your friends.  But the shockingly powerful role that our daily meals have on our long-term health is usually not discussed – or known – by most of us.

And yet, the science is crystal clear that changing the ingredients that go into what we eat – you don’t have to change the FOOD, just a few of the key things that go INTO the food – can have immediate and dramatic effects on your health.  In as little as a week you can drop your cholesterol by 40-50 points.   You can lose 15 pounds.  You can have diseases that have plagued you for years fade away in a few weeks.  The list of seemingly impossible changes to your health can be profound, and visible in the mirror within weeks.

Engine 2 is not a diet.  It is a change in how you approach the food you eat.  Nothing is more intimate and personal that what you put in your mouth each day to feed and nourish yourself.  When you learn the ‘Why’ and the ‘How’ of food – why the ‘Standard American Diet’ is so extraordinarily hard on the body, what foods to wean yourself off of, and what foods to integrate into your diet AND how to do that – it is our experience that your entire life is transformed.

The knowledge we bring to you, and tools we teach at the Engine 2 Immersions are not new, nor were they invented by us.  They are the compilation of everything that we have seen work in other methods and programs – they are the ‘best practices’ and most effective ideas.  Rip has been able to help hundreds of firefighters across the country transform themselves, their lives, and the health of their entire families, by taking these immensely dense concepts and making them real, practical, and adoptable.

We have two kinds of Immersions, public Immersion in which everyone is invited to come and we hold corporate Immersions, for companies who are serious about changing the health of their employees.

Please check out our Immersion videos:

Public Immersion

and: Corporate Immersion

We hope to see you at an upcoming Engine 2 Immersion!

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  • Elisa
    Posted at 00:47h, 13 October

    How can I find out about attending an immersion? Although I am outside the US I am back in the states every summer.

    I am oil free plant strong for the past 10 mons after meeting Dr. Esselstyn but would like to be in an enviroment where I really learn the tools to do more than eat soup and salad and steamed veggies daily.

    Regards, Elisa

  • Elisa Chan
    Posted at 00:50h, 13 October


    I am oil free and plant strong after meeting Dr. Esselstyn 10 mons ago in Singapore. I am back home in the states ever summer and would love to learn how to be plant strong in the US.

    Right now I eat salads and soups and my homemade soy and almond yoghurt. I need to learn how to fully intergrate the diet into my life.

    Thank you, Elisa

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