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What is an Immersion?

The Engine 2 team is off to a great start with our latest immersion program! We are holding 2 immersions, back to back in the next 10 days!

So what is an immersion?

An Immersion with Engine 2 is a nutrition education program designed to give people 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 anyone’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.

Each Immersion is different – different physicians and scholars lecture, different nutritionists teach, and different chefs conduct cooking lessons.  But whichever Immersion you attend, wherever it is, you will be taught by and interact with some of the most amazing and skilled practitioners from their fields anyone could find.  We invite the best teachers so that you can learn the most possible knowledge, in a weekend packed full of lectures, demonstrations, and events.

We absolutely love these programs, and we hope to see you at one soon!

For more information, please check out our Engine 2 Immersion website.

Please follow us on facebook for updates as we give you a glimpse of what is happening at the immersion.

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The Engine 2 Team is dedicated to helping you become plant-strong! Each of us are on the plant-strong journey right along side of you!

3 Responses to “What is an Immersion?”

  1. Rita Rovner says:

    Are the immersions still open only to Whole Food Market employees?

  2. Engine 2 Team says:

    We have public ones as well – check out the website http://engine2immersions.com

  3. John Jacobs says:

    I’m new to the whole foods plant based diet. One of many questions I have is when reading the ingredients, which should I steer clear from. I thought I saw the answer to my question on the engine 2 website but I can’t find it. Thank you very much for your help.

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