We open with the lovely yogini and songstress, Julie Piatt, who has a totally tantalizing take on vegan cheeses in her new book, This Cheese Is Nuts! Delicious Vegan Cheese at Home. Then Rip Esselstyn, athlete, author, former firefighter, and plant-strong advocate with a line of products at Whole Foods Markets joins us to share why plants rock, oil doesn’t, and real food is the real deal. His latest book is The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet: Eat Plants, Lose Weight, Save Your Health.
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- Go to the website to check out the 6th annual Plant-Stock edu-celebration in New York’s Catskill Mountains, and Engine 2’s just launched E2 Meal Planner, and Rip’s other multi-faceted projects to get the world “Plant Strong!”
- And join some 20,000 other plant-based health enthusiasts in the Seven-Day Rescue Challenge Facebook Group
And we have a wonderful new sponsor: HealthIQ.com. You may know the HealthIQ people from their fun and educational online health quizzes, but one of the other things they do is act as a liaison for health-conscious people to get the value on life insurance. Special savings exist for certain athletes and — this is so cool — for us! Yep, because we’re vegan and the science is clear that, as a group, our health stats beat out most other groups — 15% lower risk of all-cause mortality and 9% decreased risk of cardiovascular disease — we can now save some money on the kind of insurance that would provide for our families if we were no longer here. Check off what they’re offering at HealthIQ.com/mainstreet.
Blast from the past! Rip Esselstyn of The Engine 2 Diet Originally aired on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Rip and his sister, Jane Esselstyn, coauthor of The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, talked food, family, health, and legacy. And Julie Piatt with her mega-athlete husband, Rich Roll, joined us to talk about their cookbook, The Plantpower Way, on this episode: Rich Roll, Julie Piatt, and the Food Duo’s Carmella Lanni-Giardina.