Nike Training Club: The Skylar Diggins “Metabolic Meltdown” Workout

Skylar Diggins comes strong to Nike Training Club on 4/1/2015 with her second N+TC app, the
Nike Training Club, "Metabolic Meltdown" Workout

Following up on her 2014, Nike Training Club Zoom in 5 workout, Skylar once again perfects a high intensity, high agility routine.



Checking in ….on Bernando LaPallo, age 113 (his 5 foods for a long healthy life, and a few simple anti-aging secrets!!!)

Just checking in to see how Bernando LaPallo, now age 113 as of August 2013,  is doing since I wrote on him almost 3 years ago, when he was a young man of 110 years old.

He's still going strong, getting a lot of notoriety, and publishing good information on how to stay young and healthy (which seems to be a double edged sword, as the critics, doubters, and haters are coming after him).



My Top 10 Hidden Toxins in some of our “Supposedly” Healthy Vitamins, Supplements, and Health Foods

This is a VERY, VERY good top 10 list I ran across on Natural News, I'm sure they would have no problem with me re-posting it………..



Snacks With Benefits

….I apologize to the Tumblr page that I pulled this from, because I didn't save that info the give appropriate credit, but hope they just appreciate me spreading the "wellness love".

Good guide to make a personal trail mix to carry with, along with a piece of fruit to keep you going to the next real meal, and avoid buying junk while you out. And a few additional fav's below.



The Garden of Eatin’, (Episode 1…. “Style Points”)

…..creating the "modern man's" , stylish, edible garden

I have no idea what I'm getting myself into {chuckle}, but that's never stopped me with anything before.

But, I'm gonna see if I can grow all my plant based food (except for my tropical fruits) outside on my nice sized terrace here in Seattle Washington (without getting a citation, complaints from neighbors, or getting evicted).



Cool Fitness Gear (Part 2)

Above, track star Allyson Felix sports the new Nike Epic Lux Runner's Tights
(click photo above for more info)

Below Nike Air Apparel "Street Baller's" Collection
(click photo below for more info)


Do the “Funky Chicken” !!! (Part 4) …more creative Chicken Recipes (and healthy cooking tips)

Above and Below, Chicken Korma (click photo above or below for recipe)



New in Dinner and a Movie: Lawrence of Arabia

On the Menu: Middle Eastern Inspired Cuisine

to go to the post, click on either photo, or click here



The “All Organic” Tropical Resort: Kittitian Hill, St. Kitts, West Indies

Kittitian Hill is is a milestone luxury resort set on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean West Indies. It is accompanied by the 400 acre Belle Mont Farm.

At the heart of Kittitian hills lies a holistic philosophy of sustainable development, that influences every decision, every detail.



Girl Talk: Beauty Behind the Mask (Part 2) ….more DIY Facial Masks

….and other DIY facial care !!!

I didn't know I had so many DIY holistic skin care facial formulas on file, and so many masquerade costume mask photos on file on my computer… lets do it again!!!



Men’s Health: Foods and Nutrients for Male Vitality (Part 4)

My boy Will Smith is pushing 47 years old in 2015, so for sure he can be considered what we call an
"Old School Playa', from the Himalaya" .

Will is making all of us "old guys" look good, so I figured a "Fresh Prince" photo shoot would be a good backdrop  for this next batch of nutrients nature designed for us men in our 40's and 50's.



Body, (Part 25), a.k.a., “Beautiful” (The Carnival Slideshow)

Its that time of year again down in Rio, and since I can't be there, I can be there, ya dig?

…and Snoop and Pharrell are gonna kick a little Hip-Hop/Samba Flava' in the hot track, "Beautiful"  



Body, (Part 24), a.k.a., “Shoop” (The “Tatted Dudes” Slideshow)

So, like clockwork, every six months those "complaints" trickle in from some of my female readers, that there are not enough men in my "Body" Slideshows.

Well, the customer is always right, so I put this one together to keep the "female wolves" at bay for a while.

And my girls "Salt & Pepa", from back in the day, are gonna kick the title track "Shoop".



Style Points!!! Eggs Wrapped in Sweet Bell Bepper

You must know by now, if you check out my recipes, I'm a big fan of low maintenance recipes that look like I actually know what the hell I am doing.

I do admit I am a gazillion miles away from being a master chef, but when it comes to choosing healthy, real food ingredients, I boldly profess I know what the hell I'm doing there.

Here is an easy-peezie egg recipe, something cool to impress my rare Sunday Morning company, when I need to whip something out of my "Batman's Utility Belt of Recipes", to hook her up with a little breakfast in bed with a little bit of style, maybe a few mimosas, a little Michael Franks on the stereo on a lazy Sunday morn… you feel me?

It's all about style points and presentation, ..talking about the eggs, not the previous night's romance :)



EXPOSED!!! Your Herbal Supplements Might Be a “Sham” ……sigh

79% of DNA tests didn't find ANY sign of plants listed on the label :(

DNA tests on some store-brand herbal supplements showed that nearly four of five didn't have the ingredients listed on the labels, and a large number didn't have a botanical substance of any kind, according to findings from the New York state attorney general's office.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the results Tuesday as he asked GNC Holdings Inc.(GNC), Target Corp., Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, which owns Duane Reade, to stop sales of store-brand herbal supplements that either had ingredients that couldn't be verified or had ingredients not on the labels.



Home Cookin’ !!! “Crazy Colorful” Vegetarian, in a Canadian Home that’s “Just A Little Crazy” with Color

[photo credit]

I love all the homes I post in my "Home Cookin', Great Homes Great Food" blog section (which is why I post them).

But so far, this home on Salt Spring Island in Western Canada, near Washington State,  speaks to me the most. Why? I don't know, LOL!!!



Girl Talk: “Why I Had My Breast Implants Removed” –Melissa Gilbert

Actress and "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert tweeted this week [first week Jan-2015], that the surgery to remove her breast implants "went great" and now "the recovery begins." Gilbert, 50, also took to her blog a week before the surgery to explain the decision to remove the implants.

"This post is all about breasts," she started. "Specifically, this is all about mine because next week I'm having surgery to remove my implants permanently …. I am concerned for my health, and, I don't like the way they look or feel. Frankly, I'd like to be able to take a Zumba class without the fear that I'll end up with two black eyes."



The Perks of Implementing Yoga into Your New Year

….by guest writer Amanda Kaestner

"Not only is yoga excellent for flexibility, but it is also a great tool for longevity
and injury prevention, as it allows for internal body awareness."       -Kyle Shewfelt



The “Octopus” Tomato Tree WOW!!!

This was too interesting not to post……….Gardners are saying, "What the heck"? So the short verson is…………….

The Miracle Tree Octopus F1 grows to 13 feet (4meter) and above and is grown for 1.2-1.5 years. In the first 7-8 months, the plants do not give fruit to form a tomato tree. The rest of the time – a period of fruit formation and fruiting. Square crown of tomato F1 Octopus is 40-50 square meters.

Record harvest – 14 000 tomatoes, weighing 1500 kg (3000 lbs.).  It is normally held up by a large trellis.



New in “The Wanderlust Food Diaries”: “Cruise Control” ….on the Azimut Yacht

On the Menu: Dining at Sea ….. (on Cruise Control)

to go to the post, click on any of the photos, or click here


Girl Talk: How Manuka Honey Saved My “Vanity Sanity”

[photo source]

I'm glad to see some women starting to take me up on my invite to come on in and participate in my "Girl Talk" blog section.

I originally only wanted to write a few articles myself to get it started, and let the ladies come in and share health and wellness ideas, stories, experiences, beauty tips……you know, "Girl Talk".

Then, I can focus on my "Men's Health" section.



UnderArmour: “I Will What I Want” –Sloane Stephens

"You fight and fight. Get every ball back, run every ball down and never, ever doubt."
–Sloane Stephens

Up and coming Professional Tennis star Sloane Stevens is approaching age 22 in 2015, and her quote above tells me Ms. Stephens knows tennis, and knows about the "bigger game" we're all playing.

Sloane is one of the "Front Women" for the Under Armour "I Will What I Want" campaign.



Tapas Time!!! “Freestyle” Seafood Salad [or whatever] Stuffed Tomatoes

If I can sneak in a little "health science" here before we get down to business, shrimp and crab are both
seafoods that are very low in mercury, so I would never let that concern stop me from enjoying them.

Although, beware of imported, farm raised shrimp and crab, because they can be vulnerable to excessive toxins. Whatever you think of Whole Foods, they can be depended on for quality, Wild Caught Seafood.



A Farewell to ESPN’s Stuart Scott, 1965 – 2015

I'm not one for immortalizing or idolizing people, but I had to do a little something for ESPN's Stuart Scott, who succumbed to cancer at age 49.

I really liked him, the quintessential  "half professional", and "half street smart" sportscaster. He was one of the influences to how I do my website, keep it knowledgeable, make it fun, make it a "little hip", just be yourself.

Well, that's all I'll say, I'm kinda bummed out…..praying for your family brotha.

P.S., "BOO-YAAAH" !!!



Misty Copeland
The lone African American in the American Ballet Theater


Men's Health
Nutrients for Male Vitality
and Well Being (Part 3)


"Do the 'Funky Chicken' " (Part 3)
Creative chicken recipes made healthy


Cool Fitness Gear!!! (Part 1)


"The Wanderlust Food Diaries"
"Cruise Control" On the Azimut Yacht
On the Menu: Dining at Sea


"Body", (Part 25)
a.k.a. "Beautiful"
...the Carnival Slideshow


"Body", (Part 24)
a.k.a. "Shoop"
...the 'Tatted Dudes' Slideshow


The Dangers of Soy


My Top 10 Breast Cancer Prevention Superfoods (Part 2)


Dinner and a Movie
'Lawrence of Arabia'
On the Menu:
Middle Eastern Cuisine


Buying Natural Skin and Body Care, (Part 4)
a.k.a., "The Yellow Article"


Healthy Herb Fries


Year one of "Grain Free Me"
a backwards glance........


next to water, the most important thing you can put in your body ......


"Fifty, Fit, And Fabulous!!!"
Tosca Reno, Age 55!!!


The "You Tube Farmer"
Athlete walks away from $37 mil contract to farm for the hungry


See all articles in "The Healthy Chef's Cookbook"
(The Art of Food)


See all articles in "Eat Smart"
(The Science of Food)



Links to my favorite sites who are ''Raging Against the Machine''(and also some fun cooking blogs)

(same name, different blog, no need to fight about it)

Real Food Freaks

Kim's "Nutritionally Well"

Special 'shout out' to this food blogger. Totally different style than me, but my favorite food blog in creativity. She inspired me to start my 'Dinner and a Movie' and "Wanderlust Food Diaries' articles.

Special 'shout out' to this food blogger. Endless adaptable recipes with AWESOME food photography!!!!

Cool site for Caribbean cuisine. Recipes very adaptable to health conscious eating.