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 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.

Magnesium Salad

Besides being rich in magnesium this salad is also highly alkalizing. It’s great for the thyroid and loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and is mineral rich. Here’s why...Like kale and Swiss chard, spinach is an excellent source of chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is what gives plants their green color. It is found in all green vegetables especially the green leafy vegetables.

Mighty Magnesium

Bruce Cole, Publisher of Canadian Natural Health Retailer Magazine, Interviews Dr. Cory Holly... In your experience, what are some of the most damaging effects you've seen caused by a magnesium deficiency?

The Costanza Principle

George Costanza from the hit comedy Seinfeld is my hero. Like George I pay attention to how things are done by conventional mainstream, but in real time, I do the exact opposite. This is my formula for personal success. In matters of behavior that relate to my own personal health and wellness, I DO THE OPPOSITE of what the collective does.

Bula Bula!

When I first arrived in Fiji I was immediately greeted with a bowl of Kava and a loud joyous greeting of Bula Bula! In Israel they say Shalom. In Hawaii it's Aloha. But in Fiji it's Bula Bula! Bula originates from the Fijian culture and means anything from hello, goodbye, welcome, love and more. It means LIFE. A blessing of health and happiness.

VISTA Magazine Interview with Cory & Tracy Holly

VISTA: During your time in the fitness, training, nutrition and health field, you have seen a lot of trends come and go, many of them flaming out spectacularly. What are the roots of the ineffectiveness of many programs and methods?


The Way Back is a 2010 drama film about a group of prisoners who escape from a Siberian camp during World War II. Lack of food and water, sandstorms, sunburn, blisters and sunstroke weakens the group and many die. The key to their escape and survival is the motive to be free.

the Science of Living Well: Blue Zones

Blue Zones describe specific geographical regions on the planet where people live not only to ripe old ages, like an average of 95-105, but who also retain their mental and functional capacity right up the end. In other words, they experience both quantity and quality of life.

Asian Rainbow Coleslaw

This salad is colorful and hearty and best of all is a great companion to any protein dish. Its major constituent is cabbage, derived from the French word “caboche” meaning head. Cabbage is a popular cruciferous vegetable, available in colors red or green.

Sardine & Eggs with Spinach

Sardines are a type of small oily fish. They are often sold canned and are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, calcium and protein. Sardines are also used for bait and to prepare feed for fish farms.