Vol. 1: I am Nik‘s 1st Blog. Allow me to introduce myself.

NikTerraceHey there. Nik Tyler here… I’m an actor, mixed media artist, writer, filmmaker, animal rights activist, vegan & newly-proclaimed “alkalarian”  who lives in LA and loves chillin’ with his creative friends, spending time with happy canines, watching indie cinema in empty art house theaters, sauntering down the street to an electric iPod beat, dreaming at the ocean, grubbing alkaline food, cooking gourmet meals for vegan girls late at night… No, this isn’t my online dating profile, I promise.This is my first official blog… ever. I’m stoked and honored to be making my cyber-world blogging debut on the prestigious Discerning Brute.  One of the things I value most about the internet is our ability to easily and openly exchange ideas, information and knowledge by the simple click of a mouse and the rhythmic percussion of our keyboards. The Discerning Brute symbolizes that place where ethical gents can go to get a daily dose of new, interesting, mind-expanding insight, advice and knowledge on how to improve their lives and become even more compassionate towards all living beings (including themselves). What could be better than that?

So, in the spirit & hopes of sharing cool, ethical experiences, new-findings, off-the-beaten path advice, gourmet vegan-alkaline recipes/meals, lip-smacking-drool-inducing culinary pictures, and some other random-but cool-related topics I haven’t yet conjured up, I’d like to offer you a free ticket that will never expire, on the ride of my life… There is no height requirement for this roller-coaster, all you need is a computer, open eyes, open mind and an open heart.

I’ve Been Shot!
My first bit of advice is an easy enough habit to start, and it packs an energy punch that kicks caffeine’s ass. I’m beginning everyday with a shot of Chlorophyll – you can’t OD on this awesome stuff – it’s derived from high quality alfalfa leaves and is imperative to the process of photosynthesis. The brand that I really dig is World Organic Chlorophyll. It tastes great and you feel the energy surging through your body immediately. You can pick up a bottle of this green goodness at any Whole Foods, neighborhood co op, healthfood store or at several online retailers.
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Stay Tuned for more from Nik Tyler!


  1. azerothgirl says:

    Hi 🙂 I have a question: why do you use Chlorophyll? I see you are writing that it is imperative to the process of photosynthesis and that is true, but…we don’t do photosynthesis as we are not plants (well, last time I checked we weren’t 🙂

    Is there any other reason you are taking this? Does it give you a kick or something?

    • Veganik says:

      Hey there “azerothgirl”! Sorry my response to your inquiry is so L8 – I was just alerted by Darrah de Jour that these couple q’z were awaiting me here….

      Yes, you are correct! Humans are not plants! But we thrive on them, as do many of the worlds strongest animals (ie: gorillas)…Chlorophyll, the green matter in plants, is found abundantly in nature and through the chemical process called photosynthesis, chlorophyll harnesses the sun’s energy in order to perform various metabolic functions.

      The reason I take chlorophyll is b/c it promotes a strong immune response, is known to cleanse the body and especially to strengthen the action of the circulatory intestinal and reproductive systems – it strengthens cells, and even deodorizes the body. In it’s liquid form, it’s uniquely formulated into an exclusive isotonic solution that is similar in it’s osmotic compatibility with human blood. After many studies by various doctors over the years, it has been established that certain breakdown products of chlorophyll can neutralize mutagens (substances that cause mutations in body cells). Essentially, it helps to strengthen cells so they can use their own defenses when needed. Chlorophyll also helps to promote the elimination of countless toxins from the body.

  2. Darrah de jour says:

    Thanks, Nik! This is so lyrical and informative!

    Question, is Chlorophyll equal to a wheat grass shot? What’s the difference/benefit?

    Thanks ~ and congrats on your new blog. I’m enticed already!


    • Veganik says:

      Good Q Darrah! Answer is… both choices are swell! You can’t go wrong! Shoot the one with the taste you love the most. Wheat grass juice is rich in chlorophyll.

    • Veganik says:

      p.s. If you have the option to make fresh wheatgrass everyday or to buy it at a store, Id always go for it. Store bought chlorophyll in the bottle is hugely beneficial, but fresh wheatgrass is the ultimate.

      With that said, wheatgrass is mostly chlorophyll – about 70%.

  3. elle says:

    what a great blog…I will be a loyal reader. Thank you for the reminder about chorophyll. I will go get a shot now. When will you write your next blog?

    • Veganik says:

      As I am writing you back, I am drinking a leter of pH balanced walter with a shot of chlorophyll added in!

      As for my sophomore blog entry – it is in the editing stage right now. Thnx for reading the first one & please stay tuned!

  4. Vegyogini says:

    Welcome to the blogosphere, my dear friend Nik! I’m looking forward to more blog posts to come. 🙂

  5. Wow – who is this guy? Actually, he’s the man who inspired me to become vegan. : )

    Welcome to the cyber world Nik – it’s about time!

  6. Vegan Maven says:

    I’ll definitely be checking out that product. My wheatgrass powder doesn’t give me that kinda kick. BTW nice intro and cool banner.


  7. Rory says:

    Smart, sweet, cute, and vegan…YES, PLEASE!!!!!!

  8. Sara says:

    Ha! This is great to see – I’ve been doing this for years and don’t know anyone else who does it. I’ve got a bottle by my bathroom sink and take a swig every morning before oral hygiene. I swear it’s a panacea. A panacea!

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