1. PE classes alienate the students who the classes are supposed to teach. Anyone who is slightly overweight is immediately intimidated by PE classes. We lose them around first grade. 2. PE teachers focus on competition and team sports. They discourage students from listening to their body when they are in pain. They discourage students […]
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The Truth about Split Ends!
By split ends, I am referring to… split ends. It’s a frivolous, flimsy subject matter, except for the industries that earn from selling products or services to combat split ends. If you are a guy, you have no idea what that is. All girls know to fear split ends, but few understand the truth about […]
The Monkey Vs. The Tiger–Which One Are You?
I learned about the monkey and the tiger in Dietary Anthropology in UC Berkeley. It was one of my favorite courses—I highly recommend it. So this is not a HeartMark Health original, but it helped form many of my theories and it will help you when you think about your food choices. The monkey eats […]
Serving Size vs. Value Guide
The “serving size” on food labels is misnamed. It is time to change the name. It should be called: “Value Guide.” Currently, the serving size implies that people should eat the amount of the serving. This amount makes no sense to people. It is completely determined by the product’s desire to appear safe compared to […]
You CAN be Free of Weight Issues
Sadly, there are still people who think they should change their habits for a brief amount of time in order to lose weight. I understand the desperation to get results. I understand the fear that they have no control to be successful otherwise, and I recognize the temporary boost in self esteem that they could […]
Reading Food Labels: the article that no one else will write:
Are you pretty proficient at reading food labels? If so, this article is for you. If you are not proficient, this article will not teach you the basics. It will teach you what you can’t read about elsewhere. As you know, HeartMark Health is about teaching you to listen to your body’s needs. The labels […]
Cultural Dietary Errors & People’s Dependency on Recipes
My goal in this article is not to bash nutritionists, the government, or lobbyists. My goal is to encourage people to think for themselves. The information that’s put out there by nutrition experts has some truths and some areas that don’t make perfect sense yet. People need to be mindful of their body, using the […]
The Protein-Fiber-Calcium-Essential Oils Relationship
HeartMark Health prefers to group food by 4 main categories that are different from the government’s groups. HeartMark Health has been teaching this for a long time. The recent changes to the food pyramid reflect that the government is finally getting closer to understanding that the benefits from the food are the focus of the […]
Balance—Finding Your Own Prescription
Everybody says balance is good for you. Every article tells you to exercise, eat, and sleep a certain amount that is not too little but not too much. That is the problem. “Everybody says.” It is time that you say it. As a society, we are used to following prescriptions in life–from school rules, to […]
Yes You Can! –Classically Condition Yourself!(TM) and CCR’s
A longer review of classical conditioning is in my older posts. Please refer to them to see why you are just like Pavlov’s dogs! When you crave a particular food, it is often because your body associates that food with some other habit. Perhaps you always think of salsa every time you eat turkey? And […]
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Pet Peeve: Programs That Accuse Customers of Failing
Have you heard this on infomercials: “You failed. Not the program?” I have seen this too many times. It kills me. It was done onto me by a nutritionist. Many people who think that they are trained and qualified to help still make terrible mistakes when it comes to helping others with nutrition. They are […]
Reason Some People Gain Weight On A Health Program
One of the awful shows on television that tries to help people lose too much weight too fast showed a customer who gained weight even though he said he did everything according to the program. Then, the “expert” told this man that he failed and the program did not. How horribly evil of this evil […]
Food is What Keeps You Alive
Make a HeartMark, take a breath, and think about this very obvious but totally skipped basic fact: we are 100% made up of what we put into our body through our mouth. If we put into our body food that has what we need in order to grow (food with protein), then we can grow. […]