Category Archives: Nutrition


The Un-Cola

Here’s what I drank while relaxing this Memorial Day weekend. Looking for a healthy alternative to soda? Just pick your favorite seltzer, squirt in some agave nectar to taste, and color with some ginseng extract if you please. Stir gently … Continue reading

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How to be a Half-Assed Vegetarian Part 2

If you’re like me, you’ve been asking yourself these questions a lot lately . . . Why am I feeling tired all the time? Getting sick easily? Having trouble recovering from my workouts?  Are the stresses of work, family, and … Continue reading

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How Martial Arts Can Help In Losing Belly Fat

Hi, Everyone:  Here’s a cool guest post from James, a writer for  He provides us with some great advice about fitness in this article and on his website.  If you’ve been wanting to start training in martial arts to help reach … Continue reading

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How to Be a Half-Assed Vegetarian

Moo So I’ve been cycling off meat and dairy recently.  As a byproduct of last year’s experiment with the Slow Carb Diet by Timothy Ferriss, I found myself eating A LOT of meat.  I was stuck in a sort of cycle: grill some … Continue reading

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A Review of The Warrior Diet

Welcome to 2012!  With the new year comes new resolutions for many of us.  Many of which, of course, involve diet and exercise. ‘Tis the season for new gym memberships never used, failed fad diets, patches, pills, and other quick … Continue reading

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A Guide to “Eating” Healthy During the Holidays

Supplements ‘n Stuff It’s not likely many of you have included dietary or performance supplements on your Christmas lists.  Santa generally sticks with toys, I think, but you never know if he’ll make exceptions for dedicated athletes and martial artists. … Continue reading

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The “Eco-Atkins” Diet

As I mentioned when concluding my test of Timothy Ferriss‘s Slow-Carb Diet as detailed in The Four-Hour Body, I liked the diet but I was somewhat dissatisfied with the amount of animal protein included in the meals.  I felt somewhat … Continue reading

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The Bucket List

  If being sick is a carbolic activity, then getting a stomach bug is a real workout. All the jumping, sprinting, and corework definitely wears you down! Maybe that’s why so many fighters seem to get sick before their fights?  … Continue reading

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The Slow-Carb Diet: Final Thoughts

It’s been a bit of a long run, but here is my final post on the Slow-Carb Diet as detailed in Timothy Ferriss’s The 4-hour Body. I know a few other people who’ve tried it with good success.  Here is one … Continue reading

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The Slow-Carb Diet: Weeks 2-4

The middle and end of this month-long experiment went well, though definitely not as expected.  I spent weeks two and three getting past the “acclimation stage” of the first week.  The bloating I experienced from switching from a mostly plant-based … Continue reading

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