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, good health and a consciousness of supreme wellness are also equivalent to energy.

After all, we're all made from star dust and light.

Sicilian Red Potato Salad

The Sicilian Red Potato Salad will be a hit as a starchy addition to any lunch, dinner or BBQ. Just make sure to make plenty as the flavor seeps after a day or two, and makes a delicious leftover treat that athletes love to scoff down morning, noon and night.

Recovery: Essential to Health & Wellness

Recovery is a primary biological response and complex organic process that occurs after exposure to athletic training, exercise and sport. In fact complete recovery after stress of any kind, including physical, mental, emotional, financial, spiritual or metaphysical, is essential to individual survival, optimum health and personal wellness.

Rhythm 4 Life

If you’ve got rhythm, who could ask for anything more! Did you know that all sport has a natural rhythm to it? Champion athletes routinely talk about being "in the flow" or "in the zone". Great sports teams operate best when "in rhythm". Rhythm is the oldest and most natural means to enhance physical performance.

Triple Berry Buckwheat Waffles & Pancakes

After a grueling workout, hike or bike ride, a buckwheat waffle breakfast is a tasty and satisfying “good grinds brah’’. You can add any berry that you like. I always make extra for freezing. Buckwheat has a strong taste and has been described as ‘distinctive, robust or not timid’.

Muscle & Me: All-Or-Nothing!

Muscle is my health engine. I love how it looks and I love how it feels. I like the sensation of muscular power and strength and I especially like what muscle gives me, confidence and personal pride. Muscle allows all of us to perform a great range of recreation and physical activity. Without muscle none of us could move.

The Right Whey for Women

Do you crave sweets or feel uncontrollable urges to eat bread, muffins or chocolate chip cookies? Do you lack motivation? Are you depressed without reason? Do you feel tired all the time? Are you constantly fighting the battle of the bulge and losing? Does it take you a long time to get over a cold or flu?

The Other Side of the Supplement Coin

Although we have thoroughly convinced ourselves otherwise, many of the signs and morbid symptoms associated with senescence, such as obesity, type II diabetes and high blood pressure, are not a function of chronological age. In fact they have more to do with nurture (lifestyle, state of mind, stress management, nutrition, fitness, rest & environment) than nature (genes) although both play a role.

The Hierarchy of Athletic Supplements

The name of the game is performance. That’s what it’s all about. Whether you’re on the field, at home behind closed doors or in the office, your ability to perform is the bottom line. Perform well and you make the grade. Score the winning goal and you’re a hero, but miss the shot one too many times…and you’re history.

The Discovery of Vitamins

Near the beginning of the 2Oth century, biologists discovered that trace amounts of specific organic molecules must be present in the diet of animals if they were to remain healthy and active. In I905, Cornelius Andreus found that animals fed a diet consisting of purified fats, carbohydrates, proteins, inor­ganic salts and water would thrive only if small amounts of milk were added to their diet.

Sugar: Good, Bad and the Ugly

For health reasons substantiated by clinical, medical, empirical and even moral evidence, I always stress the importance of avoiding refined sugar in the diet, including primarily, sucrose and corn syrup. AKA "white death".

Sterols & Sitosterolins for Athletes

Recognized as phytonutrient lipid complexes derived from plant fats, sterols and sitosterolins are powerful immunomodulatory agents useful in the fight against human disease. Seeds and sprouts are nature's richest sources; common foods that provide high amounts include almonds, cashews, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, squash, barley, peas, olive oil, peanuts, and clove.

Ribose: Heart, Muscle and Energy Food

D-Ribose (C5-H10-O5) is a naturally occurring five-carbon (pentose) sugar. It is found in all living cells and on average, our bodies contain about 1.6 mg of ribose per 100 ml of blood. Ribose is classified as a carbohydrate with a potential energy value of 4 calories per gram. In humans, it is synthesized from glucose and can also be used to make glucose.

Protection and Lubrication: Oil Up for the Sport of Life

When live, fresh flax seed oil or any similar seed or non-rancid fish oil rich in omega-3 fatty acids are combined correctly with a high-quality sulfur rich protein, the essential fatty acids (EFAs) combine with the amino acids in the protein to form water-soluble lipoproteins.

Pantothenic Acid (B5)

Vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid, is known as the "anti-stress" vitamin. It's got a great reputation for treating fatigue, adrenal exhaustion and allergies. B5 was discovered by Dr. Roger Williams, the father of biochemical individuality.

The Right Whey Protein

Whey is a derivative of milk, produced as a watery, sidestream product during the manufacturing of cheese. Cheese consists primarily of milk curd, which is a soft gel formed when casein, the most abundant protein in cow’s milk, reacts with lactic acid converted from lactose (milk sugar) by microorganisms in the milk.

Thinking Positive about Supplements

Consuming a variety of natural health products (NHPs) is like exercise... a wise and intelligent thing to do. They reinforce the body with essential nutrients, clean non-contaminated macronutrients, antioxidants and can provide enormous adaptogenic value.