Vegan Firefighters On Today

Jane's mom is great.  She's probably our biggest fan.  She's got our blog in her reader and has our feed on her homepage in the number one spot.  She's always touting us...  praising our blog to family and friends, and probably strangers as well.  (Hi mom!)  And more importantly, she's always sharing vegan tidbits she's seen on television.

This morning the Today Show had a segment on the The Engine 2 Diet (thanks again Mom).  It's great to see veganism represented on a national news/entertainment show.  Not only that but, Rip Esselstyn, firefighter and author of Engine 2 looks healthy and fit.  If a firefighter can thrive on a vegan diet, can't we all?

According to Essylstyn, " the most basic, profound, and powerful way to take care of your health on a day-to-day basis is to eat a healthy, plant-based diet."

If you missed the show, here's a link to the story about how The Engine 2 Diet was devised, which also includes a link to the video segment.

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Comments

  1. He’s a pretty cool guy, isn’t he? I posted on him last week at Change.org’s Animal Rights blog(http://tinyurl.com/awebvq) after seeing a really great article about him and his diet on an Austin Web site (http://tinyurl.com/bwj59w). Wish I would have caught him on the Today show! I’ll have to check out that clip later when I have time.

  2. Hi Stephanie,
    Yes, he is rather cool. Jane first read about him last year, and I could have sworn I wrote a post about him and the other firefighters at his station, but I couldn’t find it last night. Anyway, I think the other guys in his group should be applauded as well. It’s not so easy to get a group to agree to a “radical” dietary change like this. Kudos to them all!

  3. You’re right. It’s incredible that so many (or all?) of them made the change. I think I read somewhere that all the firefighters at his station went vegan–is that right?

  4. As you probably know, his dad is Caldwell B. Esselstyn, cardiologist and author of “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease,” which details some pretty amazing effects of a low-fat vegan diet. I recommend the book for anyone who doubts the healing power of a well-planned vegan diet.

  5. Hi Gary,
    Actually, I didn’t know about the book, so I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for the info!

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