Rip Esselstyn has lived a plant-strong life since the 1980s and spent a decade as a top-level professional triathlete. He helped change, if not save his mates’ lives at the now-famous Engine 2 firehouse in Austin, Texas, by introducing a plant-based challenge and then writing the national best-selling book, “The Engine 2 Diet”. The first of several books Rip would go on to write.
Prominently featured in the documentary “Forks Over Knives”, the Engine 2 story profoundly affected the transition of many to a plant-based diet. Rip is an executive producer on the myth-shattering documentary Game Changers; he is the PlantStrong podcast host, the PLANTSTRONG food line creator; he’s a husband, dad, and significant inspiration for living a heart-attack proof life.
He’s a legend in the plant-based world, and we’re so honored to share this conversation with the YT community.
In this episode, we discuss:
- why a plant-strong life checks all the boxes
- our genetic makeup is not necessarily our destiny
- fiber and the microbiome connection
- salt, sugar, fat addiction
- why people can’t get rid of their dairy crack
- pulling on the thread of oil
- triumph of marketing over science
- label reading ninja warriors
- the real trouble of an underperforming penis
- Rip’s rubber leg
- Galileo Moments
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Episode 247 Show Notes
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