Tens of millions of Americans are paying a steep price for the way they eat. Obesity, heart disease, diabetes - those conditions and others caused by unhealthy eating are widespread.
Rip Esselstyn says it's time to make a change that will save countless lives.
Esselstyn was an outstanding swimmer at the University of Texas and then spent ten years as a professional triathlete. He knows a lot about fitness and health.
He is the author of the best-selling book My Beef With Meat: The Healthiest Argument for Eating a Plant-Strong Diet.
Esselstyn, also a firefighter, convinced his firehouse to switch to a plant-based diet when one of their co-workers was diagnosed with high cholesterol. That experiment turned into a book, The Engine 2 Diet.
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