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Rip Esselstyn and Jane Esselstyn, RN

Rip and Jane Esselstyn, the children of Caldwell Esselstyn, MD, are a brother-sister team dedicated to educating others about the benefits of a plant-based diet. Rip was a firefighter in the Austin Fire Department when he discovered dangerously high cholesterol levels among his firefighter comrades and led a stationwide dietary revolution that resulted in markedly better health, which he detailed in his bestselling book, The Engine 2 Diet. Jane is a wellness instructor and a plant-strong presenter and cook. She co-authored The Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook with her mother, Ann, and developed recipes for My Beef with Meat. Rip and Jane brought together their years of experience to co-author The Engine 2 Cookbook. Find Rip and Jane on Instagram.

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