DBTV: Plant Strong! Texas Firefighter, Rip Esselstyn of “The Engine 2 Diet”

June 15, 2009

Rip Esselstyn lives in Texas. He’s a firefighter, a triathlete, and author of the book “The Engine 2 Diet“, which started out as a 28-day challenge to lower the cholesterol of his fire crew (some with digits in the 340s!), and ended up giving them all (and hundreds of other Austin, Texas firefighters) much more than they bargained for! I chatted with Rip the other day about his book and how it’s changing people’s lives in under 30 days. We talked about everything from amazing pizza recipes, to boners, sports and manliness. Check it out:

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Stupid Age, Vegan Firefighters & Ed Hardy’s Fur Drama

April 28, 2009

1. The Age of Stupid. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, Brassed Off) stars as a man living alone in the devasted world of 2055, looking back at “archive” footage from 2007 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?

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3. If you think you’re too manly to eat a plant-based diet, you’ve got another thing coming. The Engine 2 Diet, a 28 day total-body overhaul, is based on a crew of real Texas firefighters who took control of their health:

Image of the book coverProfessional athlete-turned-firefighter Rip Esselstyn is used to responding to emergencies. So, when he learned that some of his fellow Engine 2 firefighters in Austin, TX, were in dire physical condition-several had dangerously high cholesterol levels (the highest was 344!)- he sprang into action and created a life-saving plan for the firehouse. By following Rip’s program, everyone lost weight (some more than 20 lbs.), lowered their cholesterol (Mr. 344’s dropped to 196), and improved their overall health. Now, Rip outlines his proven plan in this book. With Rip as your expert coach and motivator, you’ll transform your body and lifestyle in a month. His plant-powered eating plan is based on a diet of whole foods, including vegetables, whole grains, fruit, legumes, seeds and nuts. – http://www.theengine2diet.com

Look out soon for my interview with author Rip Esselstyn!

4. Ed Hardy says Eff fur! He got a hand from HSUS to stop licensee’s from using fur on products with his name and art on them. Read the Full Article

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5. Meat The Truth. Finally a documentary that fills in the giant void left by Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’ – the reality that meat production is the top global warming offender! The trailer:

Meat the TruthYou can order the film on Amazon.Click here to order your copy now!