After serving with the Israeli Special Forces, Ori Hofmekler attended the Bezalel Academy of Art and the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, where he studied art, philosophy, and biology, and received a degree in Human Sciences. A world-renowned painter best known for his controversial political satire, Hofmekler's work has been featured in magazines and newspapers worldwide, including Time, Newsweek, L'Express, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, New York Times, People, Rolling Stones, Esquire, The New Republic, and Playboy, as well as Penthouse, where he was a monthly columnist for seventeen years and health editor from 1998--2000. Hofmekler has published two books of political art: Hofmekler’s People and Hofmekler’s Gallery. As founder, editor-in-chief, and publisher of Mind and Muscle Power, a national health and fitness magazine, he introduced his Warrior Diet to the public in a monthly column. Hofmekler’s dietary and training methods have been endorsed by nutritional and medical experts, scientists, champion athletes and martial artists, and military and law enforcement instructors. The Warrior Diet, LLC and Defense Nutrition, LLC currently provide nutrition and training workshops for their followers, as well as certification seminars for health experts, medical clinicians, coaches, trainers, and military and law enforcement instructors.