A Vegan Tomboy Recommends

Episode 8

A Sound Mind in a Sound Body

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I spoke with the inimitable Jerry Brainum this morning. 

He’s a long-time professional writer having had over 6,500 articles published in the last 37 years. He was the science editor of Muscle and Fitness magazine for 10 years, editor-at-large for Flex magazine for 8 years and wrote for over 20 international publications. He has also written for Ironman magazine for 27 years. 

Currently he publishes his own digital publication devoted to health, fitness, and preventive medicine, the Applied Metabolics newsletter (www.appliedmetabolics.com). 

He has worked as a nutrition advisor for many professional athletes, including 12 world champion boxers. He has been involved in the bodybuilding and fitness business for 57 years.

We discussed his history with Golds Gym in Venice Beach, California and training with Arnie Schwarzenegger back in the day, his views on Vegetarianism and Veganism and his diet.  The amazing active ingredients in green calciferous vegetables and dark fruits.  

We discuss the importance of cardio, keeping moving and of course weight training for all.  We touch on the obesity epidemic across the western world and menace of systemic inflammation plus the world-wide epidemic of non-alcoholic fatty liver. You need to use your body from head to toe else you really will lose it.

Jerry imparts his amazing knowledge and separates the facts from fiction.  He’s extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his subject and also gave me some top tips on interviewing.

If you want to know the best foods to eat and the best exercise to do for your best body then you need to hear this. And we end with a great quote.  

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