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Vitality Check: 7/5/16

This is for the men out there… sorry ladies By Rocco Castellano Normally I try to get something in that both genders can relate to, but this time, ladies, you’re shit out of luck… you’ll probably be able to take some nuggets from this piece, but that’s all. Call me a misogynist, if you must. […]

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Vitality Check: 6/21/16

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Sometimes we’re just blowing germs By Rocco Castellano You go to the gym, restaurant, local coffee shop or bar and you have to use the restroom. Not a big deal—everyone has used a public restroom at one time or another. You do your business, wash your hands and there you have it. The hand-drying dilemma. […]

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Vitality Check: 6/14/16

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The dangerous game of preventing pregnancy By Rocco Castellano So I got a call from a friend of mine that happened to be one of the first Beauty Queens I trained last decade working with the Miss USA titleholders. She told me that she gained a bunch of weight after she stopped taking her birth […]

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Vitality Check: 6/7/16

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Say ahhhh, cough and…happy birthday By Rocco Castellano Maybe I’m just getting a little more sensitive in my old age… But when I talk to people about juicing my own oranges for, you know, fresh-squeezed orange juice, squeezing my own lemons to make fresh-squeezed lemonade, making my own ice cream and growing my own fruits […]

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Vitality Check: 5/31/16

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Putting the ‘mix’ in mixed martial arts By Rocco Castellano This issue is always a very strange one for me. Being a hyper masculine, Christian, old school tough guy that loves every inch of a women, writing for the gay community is really a strange phenomenon … it just doesn’t come natural to me. If […]

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Vitality Check: 5/24/16

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WTF: Genetically modified mosquitoes By Rocco Castellano This week’s column is going to sound like it’s coming right out of an Alex Jones report. For all you people living under a rock, he’s a very popular conspiracy theory radio host. A few months back, I read a column on the Zika Virus. I have to […]

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Vitality Check: 5/17/16

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Estrogen: the enemy among us By Rocco Castellano About a year ago, I wrote a column called “Soy Meets World” that was basically a wild rant against the pieces of s–t that allow this so-called nutrient to invade every crevice of our food supply. As unaware participants in an obvious population reduction experiment … OK, […]

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Vitality Check: 5/10/16

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Your new friend cholesterol By Rocco Castellano This week I’m giving you a two-part column that relates to cholesterol. They are both very deceptive entities that pretty much got away with murder, literally and figuratively. For years I’ve been telling anyone who would listen that cholesterol wasn’t the problem … the idiot doctors that were […]

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Vitality Check: 5/3/16

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Harmful if swallowed By Rocco Castellano Every now and then I get a wild hair up my ass to go and check the local water utilities “water quality” report. One, because I know that water is an essential part of a body’s cellular structure and keeping hydrated is just a good idea. And two, because […]

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Vitality Check: 4/26/16

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Heeeeeere’s Rocco! By Rocco Castellano What’s up b–ches? I’m back! I know all of you were wondering where I went … and the reason I know this is because I, as well as my editor, was inundated with calls and emails asking, “where the hell I had gone.” Now you don’t have to worry your […]

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Why sourdough is a better bread to consume

By Rocco Castellano It might seem weirdly sacrilegious, in honoring the eclectic and alternative genius of David Bowie to focus on a track from Let’s Dance, his hugely successful 1983 release. Stranger still, for a film critic to do so, even though the album contained the song “Cat People (Putting Out Fire),” which was the […]

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Ask Rocco 01/12/16

  Is gluten really the enemy? Normally I don’t jump on a bandwagon when science and emotion buck heads, but this whole gluten-free thing is out of control. The reality is that it doesn’t have anything to do with gluten and has everything to do with the rest of your diet. I want to start […]

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Ask Rocco 1/5/16

Seven things to make 2016 the year of fitness By Rocco Castellano So not only did my wife have an unbelievable baby boy just six short months ago, we also decided to do the unthinkable—move! There is nothing that is more of a pain in the ass than moving. I think the only silver lining […]

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Ask Rocco 12/29/15

… and what a F–ked up year it’s been By Rocco Castellano The fun part about writing a weekly column is that you are able to address the stupidity as you see fit as current events unravel. One problem … the idiots came out in droves this year and it was too overwhelming to fit […]

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Ask Rocco 12/22/15

For those with hip and back pain, here’s your Christmas present By Rocco Castellano For years I have found it nearly impossible to actively stretch my hamstrings and hips, and because it’s such a pain in the ass, literally, I have lived with hip and low back pain. I love hiking and cycling but I […]

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Ask Rocco 12/15/15

One hundred push-ups a day By Rocco Castellano Have you ever tried to do 100 push-ups in a row? When I was a kid, my brother and I would wake up every morning and try to outdo each other. I was 150 pounds and he was 90 pounds, so guess who won every morning? Plus, […]

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Love them or hate them, the Grateful Dead were truly a one-of-a-kind band. During their thirty-year career as one of […]

Evolution Calling

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Queensrÿche have spent their career defining a uniquely heavy progressive sound. Whether delivering Mindcrime, Empires or taking fans to the […]