The Hercules Cookbook

How did Hercules stay fit?

What did the greatest bodybuilder eat to stay healthy and win all those awards?

What can you and I learn from the nutrition secrets of the man who influenced more superheros than anyone else?

You may or may not know that I’m a fan of Steve Reeves, the actor who played Hercules, and the bodybuilder who won so many awards — Mr. Amercia, Mr. World, Mr. Universe — before steroids.

I have everything from Steve’s car (1976 Jaq XJS) to his home gym (commercial grade Universal).

Recently I teamed up with Reeves’ friend and business partner, George Helmer, and wrote an unusual cookbook about what Reeves ate as an actor and bodybuilder to live a long and healthy life.

It’s called The Hercules Cookbook: The Recipes and Nutrition Secrets of Steve Reeves.

Hercules Cookbook

This is far more than a cookbook. It’s packed with full-color photographs of Reeves on and off the movie set, and contains terrific stories about Reeves. It reveals what the world’s first film action hero ate to stay fit — before fitness was considered cool.

We are going to offer this collectible book as a downloadable e-book very soon. But I wanted you to know that if you wanted a limited-edition printed copy, signed by me and George Helmer, that we only have 250 available.

It’s just $29.95 (a screaming deal) but there are strictly only 250 copies being printed (and I’m keeping a box of them myself to give out as gifts).

This book has great stories from people who knew Steve best, great color photos, information on how he became an expert on nutrition, and what he ate during his years in bodybuilding, starring in films, and on his ranch. We have had this information for many years and now want to share it with you.

The book measures 8′ x 10′ inches and has 108 pages of little-known information and amazing color photos. You’ll love thumbing through the book, reading the stories, looking at the pictures, and trying out the recipes.

And don’t think Steve only ate nuts and bananas. He wasn’t a monkey. He enjoyed normal food made in special ways – including brownies!

We are now taking orders for this limited-edition printed book and will not charge your credit card until we ship your book. The books are due to ship on December 11, 2010, so you’ll get yours in time for the holiday season (assuming you order today).

Order by clicking right here. (If the link doesn’t work, go to, click on the online store, and search under ‘books’.)

The book is a historic work, perfect for anyone interested in cooking, eating, nutrition, health, fitness, movies, classic bodybuilding or of course the great Steve Reeves.

Ao Akua,


PS – Remember, there are only 250 copies of the printed, collectible, signed book. To get yours, go to or go to, click on the online store, and then search under ‘books’.

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  1. Laura-Reply
    November 22, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Dr. Joe Vitale, is there any way how can i get youre autobiography. Its very important for me, I’m writing a research work about one of youre books, ”The Key”. I’m studying business administation at The University College of Economics and Culture. I would be really grateful if u could send me your autobiography, longer as it possible. It’s really important for me to hear this information from you. If its posible, could you send me your autobiography to my email. It would make me even happier than I am write now, Im thinking positive as it said in your book. Hope to expect a response from you!
    p.s I could not find your emile or any private place where could i write to you, so I find this is the only way how I can get to you!

    best regards,
    Laura Luca
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  2. Nancy-Reply
    November 24, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Hi Joe –

    I’ve ordered The Abundance Paradigm from Nightengale Counant.
    Just finished it this morning. It’s great. I love clearing exercises and will be doing them again.


  3. Nancy-Reply
    December 1, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    I was very confused by my miricale coaching experience. All he seemed interested in was in me maxing out my credit cards for start up capital which I can’t do. I’m getting the credit cards paid off. I’m not going to max them out when I can’t even afford the payments now. Even if this is a business strategy I can’t do it – Surley there is a way to develop prosperity consciousness without maxing out credit cards for start up money. I just can’t go there. I really thought your coaching would have a more spiritual basis.


  4. mary bardmess-Reply
    July 5, 2011 at 11:58 am

    My husband, Robert Bardmess, owned and ran gyms with Vic Tanny and Jack LaLanne, beginning in 1936, in Oakland CA. Steve Reeves met Bob and started working out when he was 15 years old. As Bob remembers it, he said that Steve had the most perfectly proportioned body anyone had ever seen. HE WAS BORN THAT WAY. Steve worked out sporadically. He was never huge, but he was beautiful.
    I’m astonished to run across this scam riding on the coat tails of Reeves’ natural gifts. Buyer beware!

    By-the-way, Steve passed away young, of cancer. My husband however is still with us and healthy at 90. Want to buy a bridge?

    • July 5, 2011 at 12:01 pm

      Steve did not die young, or of cancer. While he had a naturally good genetic makeup, he, like Frank Zane after him, admitted that he had to work out and eat right, just like everyone else. If you actually read the book, you’d learn enough to dispel the rumors and gossip and hear-say.

  5. Mary Bardmess-Reply
    September 22, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    74 is young for dying and lymphoma is cancer.

    • September 26, 2011 at 10:32 am

      He didn’t die of lymphoma nor any form of cancer. And 74 is young?

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