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the Science of Living Well: Telomeres



In simple terms telomere length is a genetic factor related to our general health. In fact telomere length is now recognized as a biomarker for predicting the timeline of our individual life expectancy. Shorter telomeres equal less life. The word “telomere” is derived from the Greek nouns telos meaning 'end' and merοs meaning 'part.'

Eat As Hard As You Train



Eat as hard as you train. That’s what I tell my students. Don’t leave your diet to chance. Put as much effort into planning your meal strategy as you do your workout schedule. This advice however, is by far more difficult to apply than the workout itself, and based on observation and confession, is where the great majority of athletes fail.

BV of Common Proteins


In addition to Biological Value (BV) this chart provides an analysis of fat percentage and the number of grams of protein, fats and carbs identified in 100 gram portions of common natural foods derived from both plant and animal sources.

INFOFIT Interview: Mr.Hawaii 2013

Nicole Dobernig interviews Dr.C after competing in the INBA Natural Hawaiian Muscle Bodybuilding Championships. ND: Let's start off with some background information about yourself. Were you interested in bodybuilding as a child or were you always an athlete and you turned to bodybuilding later in your teen years?

The Simplest Anti-Aging Formula that Every Woman Should Use


First, get active. Sustaining natural muscle creates a strong immune system and assists in fat loss. The skin on your bones will become tight and toned; you’ll have a natural glow and clear sparkling eyes, all of this creates a youthful look.

Wasabi Salmon Tin Pinch


This little recipe is great “in a pinch”. It’s always a good idea to have at least one can of wild red sockeye salmon in your pantry. There are a multitude of recipes you can prepare with canned salmon; this one is on the top of our list.

Time to Compete (Part Four)


In part three of this 4-part series I presented and reviewed my standard daily diet. Keep in mind that I’m training for and competing in the Hawaiian Natural Muscle Bodybuilding Championships on June 8th, 2013, in Nanakuli which is located on the west side of Oahu. So Hang loose Brah, the best is yet to come!

AfterMath Health Drink


Have you gained unwanted body fat recently? Is energy level low? Is your skin dull and dry? Are your bowel movements irregular or painful? Are you craving sweets or alcohol? Are you suffering from sleep deprivation?

Aftermath: the effect, result or repercussion of an event; the aftershock or consequence of an event or experience.

Eat, Drink, Sleep and Move for Permanent Fat Loss


Fat is not inert, it’s alive and active! Fat consists of individual cells, each with a built in capacity to receive an almost endless amount of energy. Fats cells are called adipocytes and can multiply in number by necessity. They are designed as a warehouse to store excess energy. Fat is energy!

Sustainability: What it Really Means



We’ve all heard about sustainability in relation to the environment and the planet as a whole. But what about individual personal sustainability? Just for a moment let’s focus on “us”, as in you and me individually. Forget the environment. What’s going on at home? Is your life sustainable?

Time to Compete (Part Three)



In part two of this 4-part series I reviewed the concept of periodization as it relates to my preparation for Mr. Hawaii 2013. Periodize means to manipulate, modify or change multiple training variables over time. Things like reps, sets, exercises, angles, intensity, frequency and so on. Periodization provides a great psychological edge.

Hawaiian Paradise


In 1976 I worked in a meat plant to supplement my college tuition. During a lunch break I heard one of the butchers talking about his recent trip to Hawaii. He beamed with energy and was smiling from ear to ear. I noticed how healthy and happy he looked.

“So what’s it like there?” I inquired.

Too Much Too Little Too Late



Too much means you’re eating too much food, too much of the wrong kind of food or too much of what you crave. What we crave today is usually the worst kind of food. Do you crave organic oranges or beet tops from the garden? I think not.

The Athlete Inside




If you’re a true athlete you already know it! But what defines an athlete? What element of performance would you use? Strength? Power? Speed? What about endurance? If someone challenged you right now to prove that you’re an athlete, what would you say or do?

Time to Compete (Part Two)


In part one of this article I discussed the philosophy of why I compete as a natural, life-time drug-free bodybuilder, in this case as a Grand Master in the Hawaiian Natural Muscle Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships in Honolulu June 8th, 2013.

Almond Cranberry Loaf


Almond Cranberry loaf is a tasty snack or treat that is light, healthy, gluten free and very easy to digest. The different combinations of dried fruits and nuts and seeds can make this simple loaf a very decadent dessert.

Time to Compete (Part One)




I’ve decided to compete again, this time in the Hawaiian Natural Muscle Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships in Honolulu June 8th, 2013. My last event was the 2007 INBA Natural Olympia in Thessalonica, Greece.

Apple, Raisin and Walnut Pie


This recipe for homemade Apple, Raisin and Walnut pie is ideal for beginners. It’s a great way to start your career in pie crust making and I have plenty of evidence from hungry, health-conscious athletes to substantiate any claims regarding its wholesome flavor and delicious natural taste.

Nutrition on the Go

For most athletes and fitness buffs, consuming fresh whole organic food without compromise is extremely difficult. On the other hand, the concept of pumping iron, training with intensity or skill training for a sport, is far beyond the capacity of most natural health food extremists to even comprehend.

It seems it’s always one or the other, but seldom ever both. This has been my observation for 40+ years.

CHI Equation For Health

For years I wanted to create a simple and elegant equation for health. Something easy to remember and similar to Einstein’s E = MC². Albert Einstein proposed mass–energy equivalence in 1905 but until he proved it, few believed it. I propose that like mass and matter...life, good health and a consciousness of supreme wellness are also equivalent to energy. After all, we're all made from star dust and light.

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