MARCH 31st, 2004
1:00PM. I'm surfing the internet because of inquiries made to my site in regards to the recent death of a steroid dealer and the FBI investigation on baseball player, Barry Bonds. I have beef with Barry Bonds. I know my wife thinks it's because he sent his minion to try and get a date with her once, but the first time I heard about that, as she can attest, I already had beef with him (she wasn't the only adult actress he was interested in either, by the way - CLICK HERE - FOR ADULTS ONLY). It's just a bunch of crap that he is pretending to be not only a family man, but a role model to children, all the while lying to everyone in his path. Who's he fooling besides himself here?
The word is that he has plans on claiming this oil he injected without the advice of a physician was flax seed oil. Look, Lemmon's Oil , my oil, is at least half flax seed oil. Anyone who has used my oil or flax seed oil knows it's not a clear liquid NOR do you INJECT it. Bonds will, in fact, admit to using a clear liquid and say it was flax seed oil, folks. Again, is flax oil clear? Um, hardly. OK, besides that obvious fibbing, would anyone else on earth let someone inject them with a needle or use anything without knowing exactly what it is? "Here, Mr. Bonds. This is a RED pill. Just swallow it with this water… good boy, Mr. Bonds. Now here's a needle for you, Mr. Bonds. It will only pinch for a minute... okay, Mr. Bonds, now tell me if this smells like chloroform…" I'm laughing as hard as I do at any good comedian as I type this... and he claims the “cream” his trainer offered along with that “flax seed oil” wasn't, to his knowledge, anymore illegal than candy... really, Barry? All that muscular weight gained after using these items didn't clue you in? All those additional home runs you hit weren't proof enough that you were playing better than ever at an age other players would be retiring? Barry Bonds has always been a productive player, but... how dare he claim ignorance to what he was using? And what trainer would give a client drugs and lie about it? Flax seed oil and massage cream? What complete and utter CRAP! These opinions are my own and are just that, opinions… but it sure makes a guy go, "Hmmmm!"
MARCH 26th, 2004
I was doing a little online surfing and found sites on EFA deficiencies in relation to cancer, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. I thought this was interesting because I was concerned about stress and nerves earlier this month and, after all, disease is nerve related. Here's how essential fats relate to multiple sclerosis:
Fatty acids are highly concentrated within the tissue of the central nervous system. Two polyunsaturated fatty acid groups, omega-3 and omega-6, are believed to play a crucial role in the etiology of MS (multiple sclerosis). Deficiencies of these essential fatty acids (EFAs) can seriously impair myelin synthesis or the dysfunctional mechanism that triggers MS. The balance of these EFAs also influences the production of positively acting hormones called eicosanoids, which modulate the inflammatory symptoms in MS as well as other degenerative conditions. In fact, whether the body uses eicosanoids to produce pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory leukotrienes is dependent upon on the metabolic balance between omega-3 and omega-6 oils. Inflammatory leukotrienes have been singled out as the agents possibly responsible for disrupting the blood-brain barrier in MS. This is a pivotal dysfunction in the etiology of MS. Clinical examination of red blood cells and fat tissue of MS patients has revealed staggering deficiencies of omega-3 oils, including docosahexaenoic and eicosapentaenoic acids. Other studies have called attention to sub-optimal levels of omega-6 linoleic acid patients with MS and noted that severity of attacks can be reduced with proper EFA supplemental intervention. An overwhelming majority of scientists and practitioners agreed, balancing essential fatty acids is one of the most critical tools in treatment of patients with MS. It is generally believed that the earlier EFA imbalances are treated, the better the chances for a positive outcome.
Maybe somebody should tell Jerry Lewis to CLICK HERE
MARCH 21st, 2004
The other day would've been my father's birthday (happy birthday on the 18 th , Dad)! Boy, do I miss that guy. At 4:30 p.m. , Asia decided she needed to step out and wanted me to drive her to the other side of the island to go on an adventure. She spent most of the day unpacking and arranging her office after a week of having all the opportunity she needed, but it was time for a much needed break on my part and another excuse to delay work on hers, so off we went. Within 15 minutes or so we were near the tallest mountain around. Amazing… things grow different here. Trees, weeds, mountains... like the children from Little House on the Prairie, we ran through the grassy fields of Oahu to the top of a hill overlooking the plush valleys and rivers below. This is an amazing world we live in, that's for sure.
We later drove past the far end of the military base at the corner of the island and saw what appeared to be one heck of an airline crash. This thing plowed right into the beach and parts of it were lined up all over the road itself. We saw stacks of luggage, beat up seats, burnt wings… all right up close along the road's edge. All the military was able to do apparently was clear a path for the main street down the middle of this wreckage for the locals. Signs were erected everywhere warning us not to stop or take photos (how did they know we would do such a thing?). A cyclist we stopped said they were filming a movie but it looked more like something else was happening. Being from Hollywood , we certainly didn't recognize anything like "location" crews, lighting, etc. Who knows? Was it a government cover-up? Chime in the Twilight Zone theme...
THIS JUST IN (we rushed home to look it up online, reports of crashes, etc.): it's a film set. Some show called "LOST" that will begin filming within the week. No wonder we didn't see production equipment, there wasn't any. Whew, cool and oh well, too… only because we hoped it was something really secretive so we could be “in the know!”
MARCH 18th, 2004
I was asked today what it means to say there is no “ash” in my supplements. Ash is the legal term for inorganic mineral content. I was also asked how I prepare my creamed wheat. Well, I used to put defatted unsweetened cocoa in it with a little dab of pure maple syrup and keep the calories at around 480. Being a rebel, I sometimes put frozen blueberries in it. I recently talked Asia into letting me have a fried fish sandwich and large fries from a fast food joint. I have no idea what came over me, but I was dying for it. At least 4 years have passed since I've had one. We drove all the way into town to the restaurant. We sat waiting in the drive-through, and then I snapped out of it. We backed out and went to the grocery store where I bought some roast beef and provolone cheese instead. Whew, that was a close call to say the least… I'm human, but I didn't cave in despite being in the face of danger. Live and learn.
MARCH 15th, 2004
Asia and I finally have our household goods in from Los Angeles! It's 2:30 a.m. here in Hawaii and 7:30 a.m. in NYC. I think we need to hit the sack, but I can't! I'm dedicated to offering some sort of an update and we just finished unpacking all the boxes. The next two things on our list to receive are our cats and Corvette. Let me tell you something, Ortiz Brothers Moving & Storage in Los Angeles… SCUM BAGS. They ripped us off for $5000.00 over what they quoted us for the move. If they think it will be money they're keeping, someone has another thing coming. Either it goes back into our pocket or I assure you, they will lose triple. Credit card theft is illegal, boys.
MARCH 9th, 2004
I finally have a release date for my very own “Complete Protein Powder” Stay tuned! It will be a special formula I designed and tested that includes pure sources of whey, soy, and rice proteins. There will be 25 grams of protein per scoop with absolutely nothing else added. Yes, it will be bland, but this isn't candy folks; it is good for you. "Take your medicine kids!" I have fought long and hard to assure there will never be a GMO found in my products. So anything negative you hear about this or that type of protein source, forget about it! It doesn't apply here! Again, coming soon and look right here for the site to go live!
MARCH 4th, 2004
Aloha! We're Hawaiians now, and have DSL finally! Let me tell you, when you run a web business, 5 days without DSL is a nightmare; however, thank you for all the emails welcoming Asia and I to the islands! We've been loving it here ever since we landed a few days back. In fact, the day we got here, the front pages of all the papers were screaming about some sort of seasonal storms but we didn't care; it's still paradise to us. I am not proud to admit it, but I let the stress get the best of me. You know… the stress of moving. I say this because I cannot believe how free of stress life has turned out to be over here... OK, I wasn't that stressed about it back in the states, but I was worried things might not be what we hoped. Maybe it is just THAT better over here... I dunno (I say that a lot; it's slang, so like it, haha).
What I do know is that nothing beats having locally grown fresh produce every day. Fresh fish pulled straight from the ocean. Smog? What smog? There is none. Well, it looks like none if you want to compare it to anywhere else I've lived, even in the city. The only complaint so far is that there isn't a proper gym facility nearby. Sure, I can and will use my Bodylastics kit but I am pretty strong, folks. The kits only hold up to 6 or 7 bands and I need a few more than that, but the clips do not have room for it (I told Blake and he said within no time at all he will have bigger bands available. I cannot wait). Even the gym at the resort across from us is no good. There are two gyms there; one with antiquated (yet pristine) equipment and the other so small you may as well invite the members over to your house to train -- it is that cramped. That's why I bought a barbell set, bench, heavy bag, and a stationary bike at the mall today. I plan to set it all up on my patio! Voila! Problem solved! OK, quickly, here is what I ate today so far on my Hawaiian diet:
Today, I woke up at 9:30 a.m. and immediately made myself a protein drink before working out. While that settled, I sliced up some fresh pineapple to eat after my session (why wait when you can be prepared?). A good 2 hours later, I bought a pound of Poke (raw Ahi tuna diced and brushed with sesame oil and soy sauce) from the deli (it is amazing, there is fresh fish for days over here), and 2 hours later while at the outdoor mall, I grabbed a bowl of sticky rice and tossed some soy sauce on that too. Unfortunately, I experienced my first Hawaii rush hour leaving Honolulu and didn't have time for cooking when I got home so I nabbed some more Poke (which I just might have every single day the rest of my life or at least every day for our time in Hawaii ) before heading home. Here I am now, having finished the fish and a little spinach at home, typing out my day to you. In a few more hours I am going to gobble up a fresh papaya or two and close the day off with a Cornish hen and steamed broccoli. How do you like that? It'll be different tomorrow, exotic to many, common to some, but what I ate nonetheless, and just another day on the program!