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Worked late--came home & ate a snack of Dr. Kracker Klassic 3 Seed Flatbreads, roasted butternut squash with maple syrup & some mixed berries with walnuts--checked my email and found this link from Rip Esselstyn's mom, Ann. Great video. Much better than reading the show's transcript. Thank you, Ann!
If you missed the CBS Sunday morning segment on "Going Cold Turkey From Meat"--here it is. It's hard to believe that the entire Austin, Texas Engine 2 Company is eating plant-based, but they are--well mostly. And least one firefighter admits to missing fried chicken--not eating it--just missing it!
But, considering that less than 3% of Americans are vegetarians, I find Engine 2 Company inspiring & motivating!
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As Rip says, "If it works for firefighters in Austin, it will work for anyone."
As his dad, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr.--the heart-disease prevention guru--says, "Leaving the USDA to design our food pyramid is like having Al Capone do your taxes!" According to Dr. Esselstyn if you're eating the typical American diet it's a guarantee that you already have heart disease.
Engine 2 has traded in their cheeseburgers & barbequed ribs for vegetarian enchiladas and Thai Curry. Everyone's weight and cholesterol levels have dropped without any effort on their part--just by eating plant-based, no added fat and no dairy.
For a link to a "home video" of an Engine 2 Pot Luck with the cholesterol test results of its members click here.
If you missed the whole Esselstyn family vegan/plant-based/heart-disease prevention posts--here they are!