The Power of Plants: Superfoods You Should Not Miss

All fruits, veggies, herbs, seeds, and nuts deserve a place in our diet, but the truth is: some are simply better than others. You probably already have many of them in your kitchen – from the famous blueberries, kale, and chia seeds to the all-powerful turmeric. There’s even an entire vegan cookbook (probably my favorite) […]

The Veg Effect

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My friend and fellow fitness enthusiast Stic, of the hip hop duo Dead Prez, was recently featured in a documentary called “The Veg Effect”. To watch this series visit http://vegeffect.com This documentary follows 5 different individuals who have adopted, on various levels, a vegetarian diet and lifestyle. Stic is 100% veg and recently challenged himself […]

Introduction to Qigong Part 2: Applications and Styles.

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Now that we understand what qigong and qi actually are (if you have not read part one, do so HERE), we can begin to explore the various applications and styles of qigong. There are three primary reasons people practise qigong; medical, health, and to enhance martial arts training. Medical qigong is one of the four main […]

Spring into Detox Salad

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Spring into Detox Salad is CRUNCHY, SWEET and SAVORY, and is the perfect easy vegan recipe to make when your body is craving nutrients, and you need a nice and hearty salad to fill you up! I have read that cabbage has many health benefits since it is packed with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients; cabbage […]

Introduction to Qigong Part 1: What is Qigong?

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While I truly love lifting weights and physical training, I believe it is crucial to adopt and internal practice that focuses on health and restoration as well. I am going to present a series of blogs over the next few weeks or months about the practice of qigong. I believe in a holistic approach to […]

Blend Your Breakfast for Fast and Simple Nutrition!

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Simple solution for starting your day off with a blast of nutrition! If you are like me and start your day long before the sun comes up chances are that you hit the snooze alarm 3 or 12 times then never have enough time to get everything done before heading out the door and dealing […]

A Quick, Easy Vegan Recipe For Pre-Training Calories

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Fueling your body with healthy, nutrient dense, plant-based calories before an intense training session helps me get the most out of my workout… One thing I am not however, is a gourmet chef! I don’t spend all day in the kitchen experimenting with food. I like things quick and easy. However, one cannot live on peanut […]

Essential Fats for a Healthy Vegan Diet Plan

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We hear conflicting information about “good fats,” “bad fats,” and the amount of fat we should consume as part of a healthy diet all the time… so what are the facts? Believe it or not, our bodies can synthesize almost all of the fat it needs. Saturated, monounsaturated, and trans fat (including cholesterol) do not need […]

Fine! I’ll tell you where I get my protein from!

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The “How do you get your protein?” question is easily the most frequently asked question I get asked when someone finds out I’m a vegan.  We’ve all heard it. Immediately everyone becomes a protein expert. Sometimes I want to answer them the way Batman answers Robin…   Protein is so overrated it’s not even funny. […]