Category Archives: Health & Fitness

Think Twice Before Loading on the Sunscreen

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Prevailing common sense says to be very wary of the sun and its harmful effects, so many of us load on the sun screen before going outside. Who wants melanoma? No one. But wait. Several studies imply that many commercially available sunscreens don’t block damaging rays form the sun, don’t remain effective as long as…

Healthy Eating While Dealing with Cancer (Guest Post)

We all know what a great impact diet can have on a person’s wellbeing and I have witnessed first-hand how a diet rich in plant-based whole foods has kept people free of illness and virtually stopped the aging process. A healthy vegan diet has acted as a sort of preventative medicine for me and I…

How to live a long life

Breathe. Eat clean whole foods. Activate the mind and body. Rest. Love. Play. Smile. Provide service. Be courageous. Be present. Be thankful. Its that simple.

My Five Tenets of High Energy

A friend of mine is transforming himself from a life of inactivity and getting less healthy with age to being physically fit and strong. He asked me how I keep my energy levels high so I share my theory on keeping high energy. DIET – My diet is absolutely critical. Food is fuel and bad…

Diet Mistakes

Do you beat yourself up over consuming something that you said you wouldn’t eat? I haven’t drank coffee in a couple of years to avoid caffeine and inadvertently just ate a raw bar that had cocoa in it, which means I just got a dose of caffeine. I thought it was a berry bar and…

Vegan Recipes for Good Eating, Weight Loss and Sports Performance

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Anyone who has visited my house knows that when it comes to eating awesome tasting vegan food, I am not the go-to guy. I am all about convenience and nutrition. When it’s time to eat, I tend to comb the fridge for nutrient dense food, chop it up, put it all in a bowl (or…

Reiki for Two

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Up until recently I had heard of Reiki, but hadn’t actually known what it was, so when an advertisement for a Reiki session dropped into my email inbox a few weeks ago, my curiosity got the better of me and I jumped at the opportunity to find out. I booked a session for Chay and…

Power Comes from Rest

This art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of energy in our great men ~ Captain J. A. Hadfield

P90X Plus – First Four Weeks

Yesterday was my first day of P90X Plus week five. I am enjoying the different exercises and the variety. The fact the workouts are a little shorter (40-45 mins vs. 55-60) is a big convenience as it allows me to get in my workout and get back to the office a little more quickly on…

Why Cheat Days Don’t Work

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When people are looking to make changes to their diet, they often pick one of a few different strategies. Some people designate “eat well” days once or twice a week, others introduce good foods into every meal and others yet go cold turkey on undesirable foods (me). Another popular method is “cheat days”, whereby one…

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