Nutrition & Supplement Wisdom of Vince Gironda

Gable Boudreaux and Rheo H Blair

A late photo of Gable Boudreaux, another fellow who made such sensational progress in about 6 months that he is considered one of the greatest of our time for short men.

Gable took about 4 cups of protein per day. He would mix 1/3 cup of protein to 1 glass of half and half (cream and milk).

He took about 1 glass of this every hour for approximately 12 hours a day. This is about 386 grams per day.

He would not have been able to digest so much except for the protein digestant protocol (see the Blair Report book for details on digestive enzymes, etc.) as cream should not be used on its own with protein supplements.

The Vince Gironda Blender Drink

Vince Gironda, famed Iron Guru and trainer to the stars — including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint Eastwood, Cher and David Lee Roth(!) — was a vocal advocate of natural, free-range eggs.

He lectured me about them in the early ’80s.

He gave me a recipe for a blender drink that included raw cream and farm eggs, with other ingredients. He insisted an essential part of the blend was the eggshells.

"You won’t find a better balance of minerals on the planet," he said.

And who was I to argue with a 65-year old Siciliano who would still bench 300 pounds?

Vince was rarely wrong.

Eggshells are an excellent source of bio-available calcium. Provided the eggs are from a good source, simply rinse the shells and let them dry thoroughly.

Then use a blender, spice grinder or food processor to finely pulverize them. A half-teaspoon is about 400 mg. of available calcium.

Don’t have a blender or food processor? No problem. Go "low tech" with a rolling pin.

Add the powder to a glass of juice and forego the dairy.

Vince Gironda Protein Drink

Vince Gironda’s recipe to me was simple:

"Four ounces of raw cream and two fertile eggs".

He sneered when I bought protein powder from him.

Vince Gironda: Take Vitamin C

Vince Gironda said taking one gram of Vitamin C before bed will help muscles recover without soreness.

Vince Gironda: Use Raw Milk and Fertile Eggs To Grow Muscle

Vince Gironda knew that pasteurizing milk changes it radically, destroying many of its important nutrients so he told me to buy raw.

What he called fertile eggs are what we now call "cage free."

In the '80s, when eggs were getting the bad cholesterol rap, he defended them as a perfect source of protein and told me the natural lecithin in the yolk of an egg perfectly metabolizes the cholesterol.

Vince Gironda, the Iron Guru, always recommended fertilized eggs. He insisted that one extra cell makes all the difference.

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