JOHN HRYCYNAis a struggling health nut who has broken every rule and made all of the mistakes.  He started at the bottom of the nursing ladder, finished Distinguished Honor Grad at Northampton College for his L.P.N., and before getting his R.N. became disenchanted with the medical community and left to feverishly educate himself in health, nutrition, longevity, bio-mechanics and physical fitness.  He practices what he preaches.

     He has been a competitive natural bodybuilder since the 80's and runs weekend 5 K's as often as his schedule permits.  Still in the Army Reserve, he works as a medic and his unit's fitness instructor.  He is curator, promoter and organizer of the National Drug-Free Sugarloaf Strongman and Strongwoman Competition.

     John is married and has children.  His love for life and family keeps him motivated; Bonnie, Amanda, and Rocco are the main source of his drive.  He works in maximum security at a state penitentiary.  An avid writer, he writes for local and national health magazines and newspapers as well as putting out his own newsletter.


    DR. JOHN DEGENHARTis thankful to God for every day that he lives.  His mission in life is to help others to be more appreciative of every moment they have.  He feels he has been blessed with both professional and personal success and he simply wants to help others to find a way through the problems of life.

     He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Sherman College of Chiropractic in 1980 and has been in full-time practice since then.  Over the years, he has hosted radio and television shows and written articles for newspapers and magazines concerning alternative health topics.  He has spoken to a variety of audiences throughout the country, while still maintaining balance in his life to keep in shape, keep quiet time for God, and love his wife, Janet and three children, Tina, Brian, and Amy.  A collegiate soccer player, a tri-athlete, he is now very active coaching soccer and basketball to children and he still speaks in the schools regularly.

     For years, people have been suggesting that he write a book.  Once he met John Hrycyna, the opportunity arose and this book is a collection of their philosophies.  It is Dr. Degenhart's desire that with a teachable spirit and some self-control, the reader can improve their lot in life.  Words, once acted upon, can alter lives.  If this book touches your heart, then his prayer is answered.

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