Thursday, December 16, 2010


Man eats pet dog for dinner #148


Fittest chick in the raw foods scene

Tuesday, November 09, 2010


Vegans vs Rednecks. #141

Monday, October 25, 2010


What about Mercola & the snake oil crew?

I get many emails requesting my opinions about Dr Mercola’s dietary advice so its time I wrote a blog about it.

Im sure Jo Mercola is a nice guy and obviously has a passion for sales & marketing and thats fine but the numerous people Ive heard back from when they follow these quack, low carb, high fat diets has inspired me to speak up so others can learn before they get suckered in by the enticing ‘buy 2 GET ONE FREE!’ speel.

Mercola advises people against eating a fruit salad but advises people follow ‘metabolic typing’ and eat fried chicken livers for breakfast and ‘depending your metabolic typing, use pig fat or coconut oil…’

The dude is a snake oil salesman with a capital S.

Mercola recently put up an informercial in the ‘Huffington post’ talking about the dangers of eating fruit ‘cos its got fructose mate!’. The question I ask is how come they can never do a study on human fruit eaters vs using studies done on rats using GMO HFCS? That would be worth noting.

Mercola tried to ‘debunk’ the china study. For those that don’t know what the China Study is, its just the most comprehensives nutritional study ever its no big deal.. It was put together by Dr Campbell and has over 700 studies corroborating its findings. Mercola said its not ‘accurate’. Number of studies Dr Campbell has published?: Over 350. Number of studies Mercola has published?: ZERO.

Mercola even sells ‘restravol’ on his website. He does ‘you the favour’ of extracting the ‘harmful sugars’ from the grapes and then providing you with the ‘left over antioxidants’… Hang on Mercola? Arent you just selling suckers the left overs from the wine industry?

One look at his site (the huffington post article had about 5 links in his article) and you have a whole plethora of ‘industrial waste products’ pedalled as ‘superfoods’ and ‘latest breakthrough’ in ‘advanced nutrition’.

So, what is an industrial waste product? Well its something a company has left over and needs to be dumped. Whey, grape seeds/skins, fish oil etc..these are all left overs from food industry and big profits are to be made on gullible customers that buy into the hype the snakeoil crew spout during their informercials on late night tv, magazines, MLM flyers etc.

Also how come these ‘guru’s’ all have pictures of fruits and vegetables on their sites/books etc to promote a healthy image but then go on to sell BS and say ‘don’t eat too much fruit now…fruit is bad!’ I say ‘yeah, bad for business!’

Heck, just advise your customer base follows a low carb diet and in a few days their glycogen stores will be so low that they will be even more naive and malleable and help you make even more profit margins from selling BS to peeps that cant tell fact from fiction.

Here are some other observations Ive made recently..

Has anyone ever wondered why the sudden emergence of ‘longevity strategists’ are always around 25 -35?

Has anyone ever wondered why all the low carb diet guru’s use the same photo shopped photo from 2 decades ago and or they NEVER have any real cardio fitness? (oh thats right, ‘cardio is bad for you!’)

Has anyone ever wondered why despite all the miracles their low carb diet books promise, that the authors themselves don’t have much more fitness and health than the average SAD eater?

Has anyone ever wondered why the nations today that eat the least animal products and eat the most fruits/whole grains have better health and fitness than western crew that have more money than sense and buy into the carb phobia crapola?

So bottom line, question what is encouraged and by doing that, it will help you build up more ‘critical thinking muscle’ so you can decipher thru the confusion and marketing delusion. Sure there are lots of sincere people out there just trying to make a buck, but the majority of them are sincerely wrong. By keeping your glycogen, hydration and sleep levels stocked everyday, this will help you stay on track when others get trapped in the mud pit of the ‘sales pitch’

Friday, May 21, 2010


raw vegan blood tests and durian eating competition

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


going for a bike ride...

I rolled out 202km that day. My personal record is 515km solo in a day. I remember quite vividly the first time I ever rode over 200km in a day. It was epic. The days we remember the most in life are the ones where we bite off more than we can chew and keep chewing..What are you going to remember for today?

Saturday, March 27, 2010


New 10k road race PB: 38:52

I looked in my training diary and did the math, Ive only ran 399km in 2008 and 440km in 2009. I know of some runners that do that in a fortnight!

Today there was a 10km road race on the Gold Coast Australia. I did 115km on the bike yesterday and 70km of that was a race in B grade which I ended up coming 4th out of 32 riders. So perhaps not the best preparation for a running race. I dont know.

I picked some fast runners and did my best to hang on to em and after 6km, I just had to keep em in sight as I didnt know where to go as the race had a lot of corners that were not marked. So my motivation was primarily to not get lost and it worked great as I set a new PB in the 10k.

Its given me some fire to commit more to consistent running and get some ultra marathon wins under my belt, now that Ive won a few 24hr solo mountain bike races, its time to start focusing on something else.

Ultra marathons are great cos you dont lose time on the tech sections and dont have to worry about spares or having a race losing mechanical.

Im training up for the Gold Coast marathon in July, a few months away. My fastest marathon time is 3:06 and I will smash that year for sure.

Monday, March 08, 2010


Why you should sit on the couch and eat yourself silly..

Want to recharge and reset yourself?

have a month of not doing anything much physically and just sit on the couch and watch empowering doco's and chow down as many sweet fruit calories as you can fit during the day.Bananas, figs, grapes, mangoes, melons, stone fruit, raisins, blended dates.. Heck, if you can fit 10 000cals then do it! You will do your body good by having a month off ANY real exercise. Just get up and start drinking then start eating! Have a month of 'OFF SEASON' and I GUARANTEE you or anyone will be smashing harder than ever before.

We will get enough movement just going shopping or putting out the compost or doing some stretching. Im talking about no running, jogging, cycling, weights etc for a month.

So that is my perscription. EAT, GORGE, FEAST, SLAM IT DOWN! (slowly) and hydrate and rest/sleep up like a champion and reap the rewards over time.

What would we do for a prisoner of war person? would we get em exercising and calorie restricting? No way! What about a chunky chubster? Would be starve em and tell em 'he double but/thunder thighs, you gotta starve a bit to get the weight off fatso!' NO WAY! Rather we would get em BOTH carbed up, hydrated up, rested up etc so their body has the fuel to repair, heal and nourish.

What would we do for a rat that we found caught in a box in the cupboard that was emaciated? We would feed that little bugger till it was at full force and let it do its thing. What did I do with a fat caged pigeon I found once? I just fed it unlimited amounts of the most natural foods it would eat and it dropped weight in days!

Percy Cerutty was one of the greatest athletic coaches ever. He forced his runners to have breaks up in cabins with stacks of quality plant based food and lots of books and no running shoes. He told them that if he caught them sneaking out and training, he would no longer coach them!

Both people with superskinny or supersize need to chow down more fruit than they feel mentally comfortable with. Why? Cos the superskinny are near death and the supersized are eating foods that will cause their death.

By eating jabba the hut sized fruit meals, we help our body rebuild, repair, nourish, hydrate, strengthen itself. We find it easy to stay away from the death food cos we are meeting our bodies physiology rather than thinking we have to become more disciplined or some other crap like that. We will find it easily to be drug free/crackao free, drama free, 'im a victim' free.

Pound in the fruit and make homer simpson be proud of you peeps!

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