Recovery: 5 Essential Steps to Where I am Now (Part 2)

So how’d I get to be pain free? How did my recovery begin? Well, it took a whole lot of time, patience, and hard work. But there are five elements that really put me over the top, all of which I’d like to speak about here. Once I resolved that my sciatica was not going […]

Kicking Sciatica, Living without Pain (Part 1)

I’ve never been a patient person. This post is a pretty solid example. I’m writing this perhaps months before I should. And, of course, by writing it now I’m risking the threat of the omnipresent and mighty jinx. Living with Sciatica The last couple of years of my life have been marred by sciatica. For […]

Five Easy Ways to be Healthier… I Just Can’t Manage to Do

I want to be healthier. I want to wake up everyday refreshed and strong, with a positive feeling when I look into the mirror. And I do a lot of the things you’re supposed to do to get there. I eat relatively healthy and exercise a whole lot. But I’m never happy with the results, […]

New Book Announcement: You’re Doing Everything Wrong

I’m extremely excited to announce the publication of my second eBook, You’re Doing Everything Wrong. If you haven’t snatched up a copy of my first book, Teach Like a Ninja, please grab a copy at your nearest convenience (and don’t forget to write an Amazon review). My new book, You’re Doing Everything Wrong, is a compilation […]

Desperate Search for Perfect Health

My relationship with health and fitness (and my desperate search for perfect health) has been a roller coaster. Doctors and Perfect Health Throughout my childhood I didn’t care much for healthy eating. I quickly learned to distrust doctors. My main example came from years of silly attempts to diagnose my violent chest pains. They were later […]

Five Health and Fitness Myths that Need to Die Already

I have been immersed in the world of health and fitness for several years now, and there are several health and fitness myths that pop up time and time again. Their time has long passed and these myths are not only confusing, but they are downright harmful. Wouldn’t it be nice if I had the […]

Weight Loss: What the Heck is Going On Here?

A couple of decades ago, I was quite overweight. I’m 5’6 and I was over 200 pounds. Not a single pound came from muscle. I got a bit of a scare when I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic, and I worked like a madman to lose nearly 50 pounds. For sure, I didn’t exactly know what […]

The Real Walls Necessary for Israel’s Survival

Something happened to me many years ago, something I’ve been working to understand ever since it occurred. I lived in Israel all throughout the Second Intifada, and life was painful and stressful. I recall a time walking through Jerusalem when a large bang sent everyone on the street into a panic, some running, some ducking, […]

The Secret to Unity: Sweat

The Secret to Unity: Sweat Anyone who knows me even a little knows I’m a tad obsessed with Mixed Martial Arts. There are so many aspects to this incredible sport that I love, one of which is how level the playing field is. People compete from all over the world, black and white people hold […]

5 Ways to Get Started on a Path to a Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Lifestyle I wrote in my last post about how the gym saved my life. We’re in a complex generation. Healthy food is often less appealing or more expensive. We sit all day at work. There is more incentive than ever to never leave your home. Ultimately we’re harming ourselves, and sometimes setting ourselves on […]

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