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Classic Pot Roast with Vegetables

Ingredients: 1 5-6lb Chuck Roast, tied 8 Carrots, halved lengthwise then crosswise 1 Stalk Celery, roughly chopped 1c. Mushrooms (your favorite ones that can hold up to 3 hrs of cooking) 4 Garlic Cloves, roughly chopped 1 Tsp. Tomato Paste 1 14.5oz can of Chopped Tomatoes 1 Bay Leaf 1 Sprig of Thyme 1c. Red […]

The Truth About Fructose

Naturally Occurring Fructose in Fruit vs Industrial Fructose ©Ori Hofmekler Given the numerous questions we received about the consequences of having fructose in food, I’d like to put the record straight on this topic. Fructose is a monosaccharide component of sugar. In whole fruits, fructose occurs naturally along with nutrients and fiber that allow proper […]

Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup

7-8 Plum Tomatoes 2 roasted red bell peppers 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 small white onion, chopped 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced 2-3 tablespoons butter (optional) salt and pepper to taste   Remove core from the tomatoes (inside vein and seeds). Then remove the stem, inside veins, and seeds from the bell peppers. Cut in […]

What the fitness industry would not dare to admit and you may not like what I have to say….

Are Oversized Muscles a Biological Liability? Is your fitness routine rendering your body biologically unfit? © Ori Hofmekler I may have violated all conventional fitness codes of honor by even asking such question. This might be considered a crime against bodybuilding. Are oversized muscles a biological liability? I believe they are and so is anything […]

Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Hash with Slow Scrambled Eggs

3 c of a butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into a 1/2? dice 1 sweet potato, washed, and cut into a 1/2? dice  2 Tbl butter 1 red onions, cut into thin slices 1/2 Tbl fresh thyme leaves, plus several sprigs for garnish 1/8 c parsley, minced Extra Virgin Olive Oil     Preheat […]

Can Your Body Become Intolerant to Energy? Part III:

                                    ©Ori Hofmekler   Part III Glycogen Depletion Your Window of Opportunity to Never Get Fat or Insulin Resistant   Carb depletion yields the opposite impact of carb loading. A recent research study on prolonged fasting found that glycogen depletion in the liver and muscle turns the body resilient to weight gain, disease and […]

Defense Nutrition’s favorite Turkey, Veggies, Pumpkin soup, and Cranberry Sauce recipes……

Looking for a healthy Thanksgiving Day spread? Need Ideas for your Thanksgiving Day Turkey? How about doing something different with your cranberry sauce this year? Look no further because we at Defense Nutrition have put together some of our favorite Turkey, Veggies, Pumpkin soup, and Cranberry Sauce recipes for you to follow for a delicious […]

Can Your Body Become Intolerant to Energy? Part II:

©Ori Hofmekler Part II: Carb Loading Alert Are You Ready to Trade Off Your Health and Longevity for Sport?   Carb loading is a commonly used method geared to enhance sport performance. It involves a large intake of starchy carbs such as from pasta or rice prior to an athletic drill. If you have been […]

Can Your Body Become Intolerant to Energy? Part I:

  Could Your Body Be Shattered By What’s Keeping You Alive? ©Ori Hofmekler Everyone needs energy. Men, women and children alike and the more the better – that’s how we were trained to think. Perhaps you too believe in that. So how does energy affect your body? Is more better than less? Is More Energy […]

Not Yo’Mamma’s Chicken Vegatable Soup

Ingredients 1 Organic Rotisserie chicken; shredded 2 Organic Celery Ribs, sliced 1 Organic White Onion, chopped 1 Organic Green Zucchini, sliced 1 Organic Yellow Squash, sliced 2-1/2 qt. Low Sodium Organic Chicken Broth 1 can (14.5 oz) Organic Stewed Tomatoes 4 Organic Carrots, sliced 1 Organic Turnip, peeled and cubed 1/2 tsp chopped fresh parsley […]