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Thai Chicken Soup

The Thai people are among the world's great soup-makers. Thailand is a warm weather place and they like their soup piping hot and often incredibly spicy. Coconut milk tames the heat and combines deliciously with a hint of tart lime, salty fish or tamari sauce, and fiery chili paste. It’s the perfect exotic and mouth watering balance of flavors.

Lettuce Wraps



There is life after bread! Using lettuce instead of pita, crackers or sliced bread makes this meal lighter, more hydrating and less acidic. Full of flavor, lettuce wraps are easy to make and the sky is the limit regarding the different ingredients you can substitute.

Indoor Rowing


Indoor rowing machines, known also as ergometers, simulate the rowing action of waterborne rowing for the purpose of exercise or as an adjunctive method of training for rowing on water. Today rowing is a popular form of cardio in gyms around the world and provides a unique form of cross-training alternative.

Articles of Prime Importance


These are some of my favorite articles as they that have stood the test of time and/or possess both powerful and thought provoking insight. I recommend that you take whatever time it takes to go through them and carefully consider what the authors have to say. When it comes to your personal health, ignorance is not bliss!

Back To Nature



Although we are certainly derived from nature, human activity in all its bizarre and unique forms is frequently interpreted as a separate category from so-called ‘natural’ or non-human related phenomena.

Adam O'Meara Interviews Dr.C



ADAM:
"In your experience with working with athletes of all levels, what are 3 of the most common signs that indicate someone could be on the verge of over-reaching in their training and thus setting themselves up for injury, poor performance and/or illness?"

Kids At The Gym


The health of our children is a direct reflection of our society, culture, education (or lack of it), our own efforts and their lifestyle, not genetics as many people claim (children born with congenital defects, learning disabilities or genetic anomalies excluded).

Ruby Red Grapefruit and Avocado Salad



Ruby Red Grapefruit and Avocado Salad is deliciously versatile. You can have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This unique concoction makes a wonderful companion to seafood, chicken, quinoa or wild rice.

The Magic of Testosterone



In 1935, a German pharmacologist isolated special crystals from the testicles of a bull. Later that same year, Dutch chemists determined the chemistry of those crystals and named the substance testosterone.

The Peruvian Roadrunner


The year was 1990 and I was on my way to Machu Picchu, Peru, perceived by world explorers, dreamers and idealists as a sort of mystical fantasia or spiritual recluse. But I had no idea what lay ahead. Little did I know what trouble was coming my way. Alberto Fujimori assumed presidency of Peru in 1990, but not when I was there.

Fitness On The Move

The purpose or function of fitness is to get fit (not lose weight). Body composition is managed best through a combination of optimum nutrition and movement, otherwise known as holistic sports nutrition. Increased fitness is associated with better health, less chronic disease and reduced risk of mortality from all causes. But what is fitness exactly and how does one measure it?

Prescription For Energy


No one knows what energy is. I’m mean pure energy, the stuff behind the curtain and beyond the veil. Beyond radiation, heat, quantum particles or a photon. No one knows what it is or where it comes from. Some say energy is dark, others light.


Homemade Soup Stock



Did you know that Bone broth is known as a super food? The cooking process breaks down bones and connective tissues – including proteins, minerals and fat – that heal the body in various ways.

Natural Health Hawaiian Style

My story begins in 1982. I was working at a health food store and had just married Anna, my first wife. After a wonderful RV honeymoon on the rugged Oregon coastline, we returned home to find dozens of unopened wedding gifts on the front room floor of our small basement suite in Burnaby.

That night we went out for sushi. During our conversation Anna fired a gun at my head at point blank range.

Something From Nothing



In “A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing”, theoretical physicist and cosmologist Lawrence M. Krauss reveals that nothing is not nothing. Nothing is something and this he explains, with compelling evidence in the language of particle physics, quantum mechanics and scientific observation, is how the cosmos came into being.

Niagara Falls...Almost Fell!


It was winter in Ontario. The year was 1998. I was on a national tour lecturing across Canada. One night Tracy, Ruby and I decided to visit world famous Horseshoe Falls. Niagara Falls is actually a collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the border between New York State and Ontario.

Are Humans Becoming Less Intelligent?



Well, one thing’s for sure. Our brains are getting smaller. That’s right, that’s what scientists now claim. The consensus among those with enough intelligence left to care and do the research, is that our brains are much smaller than the brains of our ancestors some 20,000 years ago … and what’s more, this loss of brain mass is actually related to the introduction and widespread influence of agriculture.

Principles of Weight Training (Part Three)


In this third and final section, Id like to focus on what I call the Essential Keys to Training Success. These essential keys include Nutrition, Consistency, Intensity, Sleep and Attitude. Keep in mind what "essential" means. Must have. Not an option. Do or die.

Principles of Weight Training (Part Two)



In the initial stages of training, your own bodyweight and machines such as Nautilus, Hammer Strength, Cam II, Apex, Strive, and Flex are useful to prepare for more advanced exercises using free weights. The line of motion in machines is "fixed" throughout a specific range of exercise motion, preventing any deviation of movement away from the guided plane.

The Pareto Principle

I’ve worked in the health food and fitness industry for close to 40 years now and the contradiction, backstabbing and hypocrisy that rages on at the highest levels continues. If you could see what goes on behind closed doors in the health food and fitness industry you might lose faith. But don’t. The principles on which this industry is founded are as real as the earth beneath your feet.

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