Just wanted to make sure everyone was up to speed with the great work the Esselstyns have been doing regarding the promotion of the plant-based diet.
For years, I’ve sited Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s ground-breaking work in the field of cardiovascular health and the plant-based diet, and it’s all nicely encapsulated in his book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. More recently, his son Rip – A Texas firefighter – released The Engine 2 Diet, which details the process of getting his firefighting compadres to try this nutrient-dense, plant-based diet for superior health…all with dramatic results, of course.
One of the coolest things about it is that, in addition to Rip Esselstyn being a world-class triathlete, all these guys are in a line of work that demands a high level of physical conditioning. This lends further credence to the idea that – yes – we can get all we need, through the healthiest possible delivery system of plant-based foods.
Here’s an excellent video from a recent CBS Sunday Morning episode that features the whole backstory about The Engine 2 Diet. Great to see on national TV! (Complete with a meat industry-sponsored researcher trying to offer the typical weak-ass rebuttal…)
To understand more of the science behind it all, check out the first 6 or 7 minutes of Papa Esselstyn in action here:
For more on Rip, here’s a link to another vid and some Q&A:
And here’s Dr. Caldwell’s main site:
So glad these guys are out there delivering such high-quality info and insight.