Born in upstate New York, Rip Esselstyn grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and studied speech communciations at the University of Texas, Austin, where he was an All-American swimmer. After spending 10 years as a professional triathlete, Rip joined the Austin fire department in 1997. He now travels year-round lecturing and giving seminars on the Engine 2 lifestyle. He is the author of The New York Times bestsellers The Engine 2 Diet and Plant-Strong. Visit his website at www.engine2diet.com.
"More than thirty years ago, when I was a general surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, curiosity led me to pursue the value of plant-based nutrition for halting and reversing disease. In time our entire family became plant-based, including our twenty-two year old son Rip. Little did I know then that not only would Rip embrace my studies with his usual unrelenting enthusiasm and spirit, he would become a leading proponent of my research and clinical strategies. As a doctor, I could not be more proud. As a father, I am even prouder."--Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
"More than 1,000 Whole Food team members have had incredible results going on the Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet. You can, too!"--John Mackey, co-CEO, Whole Foods Market
"Rip Esselstyn makes it even easier to lose weight and improve your health - give him seven days and he'll give you your life back."--Neal D. Barnard, MD, FACC, President, Physicians Committee and New York Times bestselling author
"Give yourself the gift of this process and see yourself transformed. Seriously... it works if you work it, and you are so worth it."--Kathy Freston, New York Times bestselling author The Lean, Veganist, and Quantum Wellness
"As the author of How Not to Die, I promise you that Rip's seven-day program will teach you how best to live!"--Dr. Michael Greger, New York Times bestselling author of How Not to Die
"Rip has done it again! He provides the latest science-backed research on conventional versus plant-based nutrition and he presents plant-based eating in an easy, fast, and tasty way, with a side of fun. Go, Rip!"--Suzy Amis Cameron, Plant Power Task Force and MUSE School
"A plant-based lifestyle is the healthiest choice you can make for yourself, the environment, and animals. So why not make everyone happy by following this remarkable seven-day diet?"--Gene Baur, author of Living the Farm Sanctuary Life
"Give yourself the gift of health, starting with just seven days that will change your life forever."--Alona Pulde, MD and Matthew Lederman, MD, co-authors of Forks Over Knives Plan and Forks Over Knives Family
"Rip's The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet is perfect for someone who has yet to be inspired by the power of plants. Anyone can do it - and at the finish line, you'll never look back!"--Scott Jurek, New York Times bestseller author of Eat and Run
"Rip to the rescue! This book is a sure-fire way to jumpstart our journey to health and well being through the healing power of plants."--Joy Pierson and Bart Potenza, owners of Candle Cafe restaurants in NYC
"Follow the program contained in The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet and you will see positive results in your health, your fitness level and, most importantly, your life."
--John Joseph, Ironman/Cro-Mag, Singer, and Author
"Plant-Strong king Rip Esselstyn's ground-breaking The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet is the nutritional reboot you've been waiting for. This highly accessible, easy-to-follow, backed-by-science roadmap isn't just a must read, it's a must do!"--Rich Roll, bestselling author of Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of The World's Fittest Men, And Discovering Myself
"Rip Esselstyn, a former Austin, Texas, firefighter, delivers another winning book that provides a straightforward seven-day diet concept, a boatload of enticing recipes, and compelling testimonials alongside the promises of "life-changing results."--Publisher's Weekly