....a lot of things. He's one of the most inspiring and knowledgeable people I know on the subject of health and wellness, a gentle and compassionate friend and a naturopathic doctor with a Harvard degree. He’s also humble. What he is not however, is conventional in his approach to helping people get healthy or his reasons for why people should be healthy in the first place. Where most nutritionists focus largely on meal plans and end-goals, Dr. Mark wants to show his clients how to live life better and find real joy. For him this is about more than nutrition, it’s about being present and intentional and participating in life completely.”
DR. MARK IS. . .
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"Most people would do their part to be healthy if they could only wrap their heads around what that actually meant for them. Everyone wants to live a happy, meaningful life—but confusion about where to start and disappointment from attempted “diets” in the past can leave people frustrated and apathetic. The missing ingredient is joy."
In order to make sense of nutrition and take advantage of the natural bent our bodies have toward health, people need meaningful education, inspirational experiences, and a passionate connection to life built on honesty, goodness, and simplicity.
Knowing that this is true is still overwhelming to people and that's where Dr. Mark does his best work: teaching people how to be healthy in a fun and relevant way—and being there throughout the process to remind them when they get busy and forget. Or when they eat a donut and feel like quitting. For the record, eating a donut is ok…sometimes.
Through personal interaction and real contact with every client, a mindful and effective framework is designed that includes considerations for everything from what you should eat...to what kind of rest you should get...to what types of motion to include in your daily routine. These “frameworks” are never rigorous plans to be followed to the letter, but a fluid space to move and breathe, built on the understanding that life itself works this way and that joy happens within rhythm, not rigid structure.
Dr. Mark believes...
Health is more than diet and exercise. Health is life. By eating the right kinds of the right foods (most of the time) and being intentional about how you live…you’ll find yourself owning joy in a wholly new and powerful way.
Dr. Mark is a Seattle nutritionist who knows health is foundational, but his passion is helping people find “serious joy” by combining food with a full life.
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Where are you today? What are the goals you have for yourself tomorrow? Or maybe you're not sure what your goals should be? Wherever you are, this is where moving forward starts.
MOYA SKILLMAN, SEATTLE
STACIE FORSTER, SEATTLE
The first step to owning joy is sharing your story.
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THE 7 "BE"
[magnificent, noble, ambitious, or striking in conception, scope, or effect]
When we think of our health as really just another way of saying our life, we can be more grand in our perspective—which helps us see the bigger picture.
[not afraid to do new, bold, or exciting things]
When we trust that our body is built tough and tends toward health if given a chance, we can let go of being perfect and be more adventurous and confident in the way we live—which helps us stop being so afraid.
[marked by deep understanding, keen discernment; capacity for sound judgment of what is true or right]
When we filter the never-ending stream of new information and conflicting opinions through a lens of lasting understanding, we can calmly and wisely rise above the messy confusion to see what’s most important— which helps us make better decisions.
[showing and enjoying health and vigor of whole body, mind, and spirit ]
When we recognize that nourishment fuels life, movement expresses life, and relationships are the meaning of life, we can be clear on where to spend our time, money, and energy — which helps us get a better return on our investments and feel more complete, more focused, and more giving.
[genuine, authentic; not fake, false, or artificial]
When we simply dominate with real food that existed before 1900, we can better honor our hunger and natural rhythm to lose weight and increase energy—which helps us reclaim the goodness of food, not freak out about eating a donut, and just plain feel better and more like our real self on the inside and outside.
[feeling, causing, or showing great happiness; full of joy]
When we find that livable groove that lies somewhere between being impossibly perfect and just giving up, we allow ourselves the grace and freedom to be joyful and spunky—which helps us be less stressed and more present in the moments of our lives.
[to accept something as true, genuine, or real]
When we know we are created to connect, we have reason to believe in something bigger than ourselves—which gives us both hope and responsibility that who we are and what we do matters
COPYRIGHT DR. MARK ADAMS, 2015 | www.dmarkhealth.com |
A NOTE FROM
AN EMAIL SENT RECENTLY TO CURRENT AND FORMER CLIENTS
You may have noticed that chips, french fries, pizza and any number of other often “forbidden” foods are not wild cards.
First off, I don’t believe in any forbidden foods as a general lifestyle.
But we do have the personal responsibility to understand this basic individual question:
“What foods do I like? And what foods like me?”
Generally speaking, though—I do believe there is a simple distinction between “good for me” foods and “bad for me” foods.
This distinction has to do more with the quality of the food—NOT the name of the food.
I believe in flawed foods. I believe in 1900 foods.
1900 Food™ is my term for traditional real food because it gives a specific context for considering food sourcing and processing—both of which are essential for understanding the basic quality of the food.
Flawed Food™ is my term for foods that have been changed from traditional real food (i.e., 1900 Food) through at least one of three basic ways: addition, subtraction, or distortion.
Note, this has nothing to do with calories, fat, protein, carbs, sugar, salt, or plants vs. animals.
Even more fascinating? Almost every food—including a cookie or pizza—can be a 1900 Food or Flawed Food based on sourcing and processing.
This concept is a key cornerstone to my approach to eating for life.
And, to me, life includes the convergence of health, performance, and joy.
If you can’t—or don’t want to—eat in a way that you can live day after day—what’s the real value?
There are hundreds of ways to diet—there are only a few ways to live.
COPYRIGHT DR. MARK ADAMS, 2015 | www.dmarkhealth.com |
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"Dr. Mark cares. More than just a program, what he teaches is defined by a mindful attitude...or what he calls a spirit of living. It's refreshing. It's personal. It's wonderful."
"Dr. Mark has given me a fresh start with food and my body. It has broken the never-ending cycle of diets, workouts, calorie counting, low-fat this and that and all other pre-determined false beliefs that I have been acquiring for the last three decades of my life."
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