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Carrie Barrett May 24, 2022
Why We Veto the Keto Diet...and You Should Too!

Why We Veto the Keto Diet...and You Should Too!

The keto diet, and others like it (Paleo, Atkins, South Beach), have become ubiquitous in our diet culture because of their rapid weight-loss effects. Unfortunately, that weight loss has come at a major cost, and...

Carrie Barrett May 16, 2022
Hypertension - A Silent Killer

Hypertension - A Silent Killer

47% of American Adults Have High Blood Pressure Let's take a few minutes to discuss the implications of that staggering statistic. When you get your blood pressure taken at the doctor’s office, you’ll get two...

Carrie Barrett April 26, 2022
Why Do I Have to Give Up Cheese? It's So Hard!

Why Do I Have to Give Up Cheese? It's So Hard!

Let’s call it like it is. Cheese is Dairy Crack. “I just can’t live without my cheese,” you say. It is one of the most common struggles people have when going PLANTSTRONG. Here’s the thing....

Carrie Barrett April 13, 2022
How Can I Stay PLANTSTRONG When Traveling and Eating Out in Restaurants?

How Can I Stay PLANTSTRONG When Traveling and Eating Out in Restaurants?

Rip's Tips for Eating PLANTSTRONG While Traveling I have heard every argument possible against a plant-based diet, and at the core, most comments fall into this category:   “But Rip, it’s just too hard to...

Carrie Barrett April 8, 2022
6 Reasons Why Alcohol Is Unhealthy

6 Reasons Why Alcohol Is Unhealthy

This is an excerpt from The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet.  1. Alcohol is packed with empty calories. Like soda and fruit juice, alcoholic drinks are entirely empty calories. One jigger of whiskey contains 105...

Carrie Barrett March 28, 2022
The Problem with the Paleo—It's a Devil's Bargain

The Problem with the Paleo—It's a Devil's Bargain

  So what’s wrong with all the Paleo diets being promoted today?   For one thing, our early ancestors didn’t eat just meat. Up to 80 percent of their diet was actually plants. And it...

Carrie Barrett March 16, 2022
What Should I Look for When I Read Nutrition Labels?

What Should I Look for When I Read Nutrition Labels?

Learn to Become a Label Reading Ninja! Use this quick-and-easy method to find health-promoting products in your grocery store! Never, ever, ever believe anything on the front of a package. Instead, go to the nutrition...

Carrie Barrett February 21, 2022
Why is Exercise So Important?

Why is Exercise So Important?

Sitting has become the new smoking. Our sedentary inertia has become a blanket of sticky molasses gluing us to our couches, and it’s slowly killing us. Rip Esselstyn Why is exercise so important? Well, first of...

Carrie Barrett February 3, 2022
How to Begin a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet?

How to Begin a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet?

This is an excerpt from The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet by Rip Esselstyn.  Thinking of trying whole food, plant-based eating plan? We invite you to take a seven-day, all-in test drive to quickly experience...

Laurie Kortowich February 1, 2022
Eat Strong Food to Stop Heart Disease

Eat Strong Food to Stop Heart Disease

Genetics loads the gun.....lifestyle pulls the trigger. Excerpt from Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue by Rip Esselstyn What is the number one reason to love our strong plants? Because it’s the only way to cure our...

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