After looking at this picture, would you believe this man graduated high school only weighing 135 pounds? Or that he was a stud athlete with 11 varsity letters earned in soccer, baseball, and swimming, was given the title of an all-regional athlete, but couldn’t get recruited to a division 1 college all because of his small size and frame?
This is IFPA professional natural bodybuilder Doug Miller, and yes, the above statements are very true. Doug was very active throughout his entire childhood and obviously a fantastic athlete as well. After he wasn’t able to earn scholarships for any division 1 school, Doug decided to focus all of his attention on his education rather than sports.
He earned a B.S. in biochemistry & molecular biology as well as a B.S. in economics from Penn State University’s Scheyer Honors Program, where he graduated as valedictorian. He was extremely tuned in, giving everything he could to his academics, but he knew something was missing in his life. He missed his old active lifestyle where he spent his spare time playing sports.
Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D., is a health guru credited with sparking America’s interest in alternative medicine. In 2005, TIME magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and five of his books have appeared on the New York Times bestsellers list, selling more than 5 million copies each. He’s also a frequent guest on both Larry King Live and The Today Show.
Weil was born in 1942 to milliners – or hat designers – who lived in Philadelphia. He majored in biology at Harvard University, and also received his medical degree there in 1968. He received a fellowship from the Institute of Current World Affairs and traveled throughout South America and Africa for three years studying traditional herbal medicines.
In 1972, Weil published his first book, The Natural Mind. After more research on medicinal herbs, including those in the category of illegal psychoactives, he published Health and Healing: The Philosophy of Integrative Medicine in 1983.
Integrative medicine fuses conventional medical practices with alternative medicine. Thus, healthy living practices, herbal remedies, and spiritual practices are favored while visits to the doctor and traditional medicine are also encouraged. Other books Weil has written include Natural Health (1995), Spontaneous Healing (1995), The Healthy Kitchen (2002), and Healthy Aging (2005). (more…)
When people hear the word “bodybuilder” they tend to think of the over-sized giant “meat heads” who’ve been pumping who-knows-what into their bodies for years. But from where I come from, there’s a whole other side of things.
Does the picture to the left look anything like the “meat head” described above? Not in my opinion. What I see is a young and beautiful woman who obviously knows what she’s doing both in the gym and the kitchen.
Jamie Eason, also known as “The Worlds Fittest Model,” was born August 10, 1976 in Houston, Texas and has a bachelor’s degree in communication from Texas A&M. Currently she’s a full time spokesmodel/writer for Bodybuilding.com, the leading company in the fitness industry, as well as a writer for Lifetime’s “The Balancing Act.”
Eason’s web series, “True Beauty,” is also displayed on Bodybuilding.com where you can find her articles on diet, training, and lifestyle. Her goal in life is to help anyone and everyone that she can reach their own health and weight loss goals. She does this by traveling around the country making appearances and promoting a healthy and fit lifestyle. (more…)
To Wayne Dyer, the universe is about ideas. Good ideas are a choice to empower you; bad ideas or misperceptions about yourself harm others and keep you from realizing your full potential. Dyer has made a living out of selling his ideas to others.
Dyer’s books, numbering more than thirty, have sold millions and spawned many audio programs and videos. He has been interviewed on numerous radio and television shows (he’s a favorite on PBS) since his emergence in the national spotlight in the late 70s. Some of his books include There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem, The Power of Intention, and Manifest Your Destiny. (more…)
Dr. Drew Pinsky straddles the line between medical expert and media personality, often combining the two. After graduating from Amherst College, Pinsky got involved with radio during medical school at the University of Southern California. That’s when he started guest starring on his friend’s radio call-in show Loveline. His popularity soared as he spoke with frankness about sexuality and relationships, and soon he became a regular host. The show went national in 1995, airing live five nights a week, and the following year MTV picked it up for a television version hosted by Pinsky and Adam Carolla, running for four years. Loveline has been taking calls since 1983 and can still be heard Sunday through Thursday from ten to midnight.
Pinsky has appeared on numerous television shows as a guest, and has also hosted several of his own series. Strictly Sex with Dr. Drew aired on Discovery Health Channel in 2005, followed by the currently-airing Strictly with Dr. Drew. Strictly focuses on general medical topics. His show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew began in 2008 and has proved to be very popular.. He also appears on HLN (formerly CNN Headline News) for the nightly show Dr. Drew, and on the CW’s daytime talk series Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers. (more…)