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.

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.

the Science of Living Well: Calorie Restriction

Calorie restriction (CR) is a dietary construct based intentionally on the consumption of less calories than required to sustain the premeasured metabolic needs of a living organism.

the Science of Living Well: Neuroplasticity

During the 20th century most neuroscientists thought of the brain as a static structure and impossible to alter, modify or change after early childhood. But fortunately for all of us still alive today, recent research has shown this belief to be erroneous.

the Science of Living Well: Life Extension

This series of articles is dedicated to the investigation of those practices and procedures that pertain to the compression of morbidity and extension of human life as we know it in the 21st century. Strategies and measures revealed and verified by modern science, clinicians in the field and anti-aging physicians that live and work to that end.

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!