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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 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 9, 2022
Heart Disease Runs in My Family. Do I Really Have Control Of My Destiny?

Heart Disease Runs in My Family. Do I Really Have Control Of My Destiny?

Make Yourself Heart-Attack Proof - Excerpt from PlantStrong Genetic susceptibility should definitely be on the list of considerations when you prioritize your lifestyle and daily habits. But with the Standard American Diet, everyone is susceptible...

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...

Laurie Kortowich May 11, 2021
Calorie Density for Weight Loss

Calorie Density for Weight Loss

The coolest thing about understanding calorie density principles is that you can discard all the nonsense you’ve heard about dieting and start over with a clean slate. It’s liberating when you realize the reason America...

PLANTSTRONG April 8, 2021
Mindset Matters: Failure IS an Option.

Mindset Matters: Failure IS an Option.

We’ve all been there. You try a new diet or decide to finally get in shape.  You pick a plan, set your calendar and get to work. Things are going pretty well for a couple of...

PLANTSTRONG April 8, 2021
The Truth About Oil

The Truth About Oil

There’s No Such Thing As “Heart-Healthy Oil.” Let’s tackle the myth about the consumption of olive oil as “heart healthy.” This is a triumph of marketing over science. Let’s take a closer look at olive...

PLANTSTRONG April 8, 2021
What Rip Eats in a Day

What Rip Eats in a Day

One of the questions that people ask the most: What does Rip eat? Here is a typical day for Rip - including his favorite meals. Breakfast Rip’s Big Bowl cereal has been fueling Rip for...

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