Welcome to Health Mastery
Movement, Fellow Health Seeker!
Hi everybody. It’s Eva and Bob! We’re the Co-Creators of Health Mastery Movement and we’re thrilled that you’re here.
Maintaining a healthy weight, eating REAL food, and leading a healthy lifestyle is well within your reach. In fact, it’s easy and can even be… fun!
Don’t believe us? We don’t blame you! There is A LOT of information flying around in cyberspace and we know how overwhelming that can be. Among all the noise, who/what can you trust? Fret not, our friend!
Why? Because we’re here for you and work as a team to provide you with easy-to-digest nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle advice that truly works. Headache-inducing, poorly-researched, and yawn-worthy content is NOT part of the deal.
That being said, you came to the right place. As a valued newcomer, this guide is the PERFECT place to begin—especially if you’d like to drop some pounds, get healthier, feel more energized, or simply learn the basics.
But before we go any further, let’s tackle some all-too-popular health myths that can have a negative impact on your overall well-being if you believe them. (Trust us, we used to believe some of them too…)
Top Health Myths Debunked
1 All fat is bad fat. Avoid it at all costs!
This has been a cold hard “fact” for the longest time! Well, we’re here to tell you that there are fats that are in fact bad (i.e.: potato chips) AND there are good fats (i.e.: avocados).
Luckily, there have been a lot of scientific advancements as of late that debunk this deep-rooted myth once and for all!
The same can be said about carbs. Low-carb diets have been sweeping the nation, but let us tell you: barely eating any carbs won’t help you lose weight. Fruits and vegetables are carbohydrates (the good kind). However, cutting down on your pasta and bread (the bad kind) intake will certainly help.
So before you cut out fat or carbs from you diet, ask yourself what category they’re in. Keep the good and refrain from the bad.
2 If I exercise, then I don’t need to eat healthy food or if I eat healthy, I don’t need to exercise.
In order to be truly healthy, you can’t just focus on only one thing! Movement is just as important as eating the right nutrient-dense foods. Don’t expect to lose much weight if you’re biking daily, yet eating pastries for breakfast and half a container of chocolate ice cream nearly every day.
The fact of the matter is… Exercise and nutrition go hand in hand. To think you can do one without the other, is simply an excuse. Or it could very well be a lack of inspiration to make a notable change in your life. We know you’re looking for a change… that’s why you’re reading this!
3 Sugar-free, gluten-free, fat-free, etc. are all healthier options.
These phrases tend to be on packaged foods. By default, a vast majority of processed food is unhealthy in one way or another. Take gluten-free cookies, for example. Sure, there is no GMO wheat in them that is known to cause gastric distress in some people, but there are a handful of refined carbs throughout the ingredients list and even more sugar to compensate for the bland taste.
And fat-free? We noticed that when we have picked up a “fat-free” cottage cheese at the store the other day, there’s either more sodium to compensate for the loss in flavor or synthetic vitamins like Vitamin A Palmitate. At that point, is fat-free really worth it?
And don’t get us started on sugar-free! More often than not, far-from-natural sugar substitutes are used to make food sweet (Splenda being one of them).
4 The label says “Certified Organic” and “Non-GMO,” therefore it’s healthy!
Wrong. While that can be true sometimes, it couldn’t be farther from the truth most of the time. Look at it this way: If coca cola suddenly sported a “Certified Organic” label, would you then change your mind about its health status? Sure, you won’t have to worry about pesticides, but the pop itself is devoid of all nutrients.
Organic never means more nutritious, it simply means not conventionally grown with harmful pesticides. I’ll admit that when we first started our health journey, we got excited over a bag of potato chips that was certified organic. We were so thrilled that we bought them and thought we were doing something that “wasn’t as bad for us.” Well, the bad fats were still there and so was the high amount of salt. So “organic” was certainly deluding us in that instance! Our advice to you? Organic apples, yes. Organic double chocolate chip cookies, no.
Why should you be a part of the HMM community?
To get to know us better, all you need to do is go here. Our number one goal is to offer you authentic, evidence-based health advice that is incredibly easy to understand and even enjoyable to read.
To sum things up, Health Mastery Movement is for health-conscious individuals who desire to empower themselves with invaluable knowledge pertaining to…
✓ All-things Nutrition (what to eat, why you should eat it, and its proven benefits)
✓ Weight Loss (this includes maintaining a healthy weight in general)
✓ Healthy Eating (good-for-you recipes that also happen to be delicious)
It’s safe to say that we cover a wide range of interesting health topics. We also talk about…
✓ Natural Remedies
✓ Increasing Immunity
✓ Regaining Energy
✓ Increasing Vitality
✓ Health Food Lingo
✓ Alternative Medicine
What sets us apart from other health websites?
That’s a really good question and we’d honestly be asking the same thing if we were on the receiving end—because let’s face it: There is a surplus of health-related information out there and a forever-towering amount of people who aim to share this information (who also claim to be the best source out there).
One word that comes to mind is authentic, and another two words: we care. If you look around HMM, you’ll see that we absolutely love to converse with our wonderful community. Anyone who comments on our posts receives a personal and prompt response from us.
And if you read an article or two, you’ll see that we put our fun-loving personalities into everything that we write. We don’t just regurgitate info we find on the web, we create posts with an engaging and personable writing style—all while maintaining a professional vibe.
Okay, so in this already overly-saturated market, do we deliver?
Improving your health, our health, and the world’s health at large is why we’re here. It’s a movement in and of itself and advocating healthy living is our purpose! On this exciting journey together, we always aim to do the following things for all of you:
1 We make the health-improving process both simple and fun!
That means you don’t need a doctor, scientist, or dietician to explain the content that we post. We may have spent over a decade extensively studying all things nutrition and health, but we still are down to earth in our approach and remain humble. It’s important that our researched advice makes sense to you. Making sense is our top priority. No pretentiousness here. We’re all in this together. 🙂
2 We give realistic advice (from real people) for real people just like you!
We’re all busy with something—be it a demanding career, children and/or pets, projects, passions, friends & family, etc. That’s what we’re here for! The reason leading a healthy lifestyle seems so hard and even impossible for some people is because there’s way too much info hovering around out there! It’s a chore sifting through everything and hoping what you learn is actually coming from authentic people that truly want what’s best for you. Who really has time for that? We do all of the research, condense & simplify that knowledge, and provide it on HMM for free!
3 We actually listen to you and your needs!
We both do a ton of research when it comes to people’s need in the health-sphere. We also keep ourselves updated on new findings in the medical and science communities. On top of that, we listen to what our community has to say and often create content, eBooks, and the like based off of those thoughts.
For example, a fellow reader recently expressed her love of smoothies on our hemp seed article and how she mixes in some of those seeds in her smoothies every morning. So we decided to make several smoothie posts sooner after. Another reader talked about glycemic index and glycemic load, so we’ve added that to our growing list of must-write articles.
How should you use HMM so it can be of maximum benefit to you?
Our homepage is where the party’s at. First, you’ll see our top menus and a search bar. Those are your friends and ensure that you can find everything easily. As you scroll down the page, you’ll then see our most recent posts displayed with big, vibrant pictures. Scroll down a bit more, and you’ll come across our three most recent nutrition articles, followed by weight loss, fitness, lifestyle, and healthy (and not to mention yummy) recipe articles.
On the right column, you’ll notice our most popular posts to date and a place where you can enter your email and receive our weekly newsletter. Basically, you’d be officially joining our tight-knit community and receive free exclusive content before everyone else.
We are dedicated to posting often (at least once a week), so be sure to bookmark/favorite HMM. You’ll also receive updates when joining our community and can even see our updates via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Give us a follow? 😀
We’re fully aware that we have probably talked your ears off by now (sorry 🙂 ), so let’s get to the heart of the matter…
We hand-picked the articles that we feel will be a
big huge help, especially because you’re just starting out…
✓ Eat Clean
✓ Be Fit
✓ Lose Weight
✓ Easy-to-Make Recipes
-Bob & Eva
*DISCLAIMER: Always consult a medical professional before applying the advice given throughout this website. While the articles on HMM are thoroughly researched, it is important to speak with your medical provider before starting a new exercise routine or introducing something new to your diet. We ourselves are NOT doctors, so the information we feature should not be used to replace any of your medications or lifestyle choices that have been recommended by your doctor. Read at your own risk and read our full disclaimer here.*