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, 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.