Dr. Eugster on aging, work and exercise

If you're not familiar with Dr. Charles Eugster, he's 93 years old and began working out when he was 80-something. He's a living, breathing example of the kind of life we could all have when we're older. In this TED Talk, he offers enlightening truths about aging as it currently is throughout the world, and [...]

Solid advice on back pain

I recently finished reading a book called "Ending back pain: 5 powerful steps to diagnose, understand and treat your ailing back", written by Dr. Jack Stern, a back surgeon. Here's the English cover: And for those of you who are in Romania, here's the Romanian cover: Some of you may remember that I dealt with [...]

Back in the gym

A few days ago, I had my second workout in what amounts to almost a year off due to my back pain. I recorded a short video after the workout, which you can see below. It feels great to be back in the gym, and even though I still have some recurring and minor back [...]

Sources of vegan protein

I get asked quite often how I get my protein as a vegan (raw vegan). First of all, if your diet is diversified enough, you'll get plenty of protein from the foods that you eat, but if you also work out and you want to add extra protein, here are the sources that I've tried. [...]

More about my Wonder Smoothie recipe

I got a really good question about my Wonder Smoothie recipe this morning, one that made me wish I would have included the info right in the original post. The question was: "I was wondering if you would do a breakdown of your post-workout shake (reason for specific ingredients, e.g. baobab, alkaline water, methylsulfonylmethane, suma [...]

Year-end progress report

I thought it'd be worthwhile to take a photo from December 2012 and put it side-by-side with a photo taken this month (December 2013). If you'll remember from a previous post, I am a raw foodist. I was also slowed down for a couple of months by an ankle fracture which required two surgical interventions. [...]

A whole body workout II

This is a second whole body workout I wanted to share with you (here's my first one). I reached new maxes in this workout on the clean and press, deadlift and t-bar rows. I did the following exercises: Good Mornings Clean and Press Deadlifts T-Bar Rows New maxes: New max on the clean and press: [...]