Thursday, October 16, 2014

Depression Can Be Treated With Food And Exercise

I know many are bent on taking pills, prescription drugs are at a all time high.  But just the side affects of these pharmaceuticals are enough to put you off taking them. The majority of depression stems from either a chemical imbalance or are situational.

Either way, and this is a personal choice, I would rather not ingest pills to solve what my body and mother earth can take care of. Please note, this is personal choice and there are some really severe cases that do need to be on a regimen directed by a doctor, but for those who feel that they would like to learn how to keep depression at bay, please read on.

First of all I can safely say that the majority of individuals that suffer from depression are most likely not getting enough sleep or rest. It is important to allow your body to unwind and recharge. Without getting to technical, let just say that like a battery, your brain requires rest to function properly. So a minimum of 8 hours, I recommend 10, especially if you are burning the candles at both ends, will allow your brain to recharge and provide you with a healthy mind set. We are being taxed in ways that our body was not intended, hours in front of a computer and not giving our eyes adequate down time, places an over load on your neurological system, which can lead to mental imbalance.

Water, although not at the top of the list of favorite beverage for many, is the most important and needed in our body. Dehydration can cause all sorts of mental and physical imbalances. Start by increasing your intake, slowly but steadily, a cup a day till you reach a gallon. Diminish the amount of caffeine you take in a day which tends to dehydrate your body and short circuit your neurons (brain cells).

My other recommendation is to add Fish oil or Omega 3 supplementation to your diet, this keeps your nervous system working properly. If you are not a vegan add Salmon to your diet at least twice a week. Load up on alkalizing veggies, such as kale, spinach and collard greens, this will fuel your brain, keep you sharp, and ward away the blues. Eat foods that give you brain power and keep your dendrites, these are the ultimate connectors in your brain, working steady.

Start by adding 20 minutes of any kind of physical activity daily, increasing your circulation and oxygen intake will improve your mental health.

If you want more information, please set up a consultation with me and let me guide you to your wellness goals. Fill out the contact form on this blog or shoot me an email.

Mark Angelo

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Eating for Winter

It is apparent that the colder months increase our appetite, we tend to want to indulge in comfort foods, become depressed and get cabin fever, hence we eat more. There is a way to change this behavior. Your body is in search of warmth and you do use up more calories trying to keep warm, therefore, the formula for success is to take naps and meditate more often to give your body some down time.

When we are tired and keeping warm makes your body work harder, you need to recharge more often, even if it means taking a power nap two to three times a day. Also make sure you drink water at room temperature and add a tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar to your water, this will help decrease your appetite as well as create a better PH in your system.  There are many things that you can do to weather out the winters and prevent from gaining weight. If you want to learn more about this, you can contact me and we will put together a plan specifically for you for the winter months. You don't have to be a victim of your habits, genes or lifestyle, take control once and for all.

Don't forget to purchase The Healthy Travelers Guide, in this guide I teach you many tricks to prevent gaining weight during vacation, to keep your weight off year round, work out without going to a gym, and how to properly eat and combine your foods to make you burn fat all the time. Also I teach you how to train your will power so you stop failing time and time again.

Contact me on the contact form to your right and let me help you succeed.

Mark Angelo Cummings

Friday, September 26, 2014

Where's the Beef

Nutrition How Important Is It?

Nutrition: How Important Is It?
- by Mark Angelo Cummings

I am sure you have heard the saying: You are what you eat. This is not just a funny statement, but an actual fact that has been proven time and time again.  Every cell in your body is controlled by nutrition.
Now...notice I did not say food, for not all food has nutritional value.  Most overweight individuals are actually malnourished! That’s right: you heard correctly, obesity is a form of malnutrition. Your body has learned to feed off of itself and produce excess fat.   The average American diet consists of junk food and empty calories. This in turn creates a deficit of vitamins and minerals that normally help nourish your cells which are responsible for all the functionality of your machinery. 
When we eat junk, our bodies will respond with toxic buildup, gas, stomach problems, irritability, headaches, aches, pains, and depression, just to name a few. We however fail to understand or even accept that the reason we feel the way we do, is because we eat poorly.  Our bodies need vitamins and minerals, water, macro-nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates and fats in a correct combination to have proper cell functionality.  
Cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, just to name a few, are caused by the added processed garbage and fast foods we ingest.  Add lack of exercise, stress, and not enough rest and we have the human species before us today; tired, ill, overworked and underpaid...and who are constantly popping pills to feel and look better.  
We have been programmed to find quick fixes: either via medication or through quick weight loss scams that not only place your health in danger, but ruin your metabolism.  We visit our health care providers with the idea in mind that they will make all ailments go away with a magic pill and make it all better.
After all, every commercial you see on the hypnotic television set, instigates the idea to ask your doctor about the blue or red pill which will make everything okay. We of course ignore the long list of side effects and precautions that go with it just to receive instant relief and results.
We are a nation that is overfed, yet malnourished. We eat way too many calories in one sitting, empty calories that leave our bodies starved for nutrition.  This in turn creates sugar cravings which leads to increase insulin production and in turn creates hypoglycemia or diabetes. 
Our Ancestors had no McDonald’s, Burger King, pretzels, white flour, sugar and the junk we consume today. They ate what they killed, picked from a tree and went on with their business. They where grazers, hunters and gatherers who did not indulge in today’s practice of consuming more than what they needed. When we needed energy, the body would get it from its stored fat. And we maintained a leaner and healthier physique. 
You see, fat is stored calories which are to be used in a time of need. With the way we eat today, and the lack of physical activity, our fat cells are always in surplus and make us vulnerable to diseases.  We have taught our bodies to use processed garbage for energy; and our bodies have forgotten how to utilize that stored fat for energy. In turn, our entire lifestyle brings forth ailments and imbalances that lead us into a dead end. 
We have created a love affair with food, forgetting its true intent and purpose.  We eat when we are sad, when we are happy, and create activities and festivities that revolve around food.  It is time we took our health into our own hands, and start to respect our bodies, learning what we need to eat for greater health. 
Diets do not work and only create further damage to our metabolism and cellular function.  We do however need to learn the proper balance and nutritional intake needed to bring forth a well-functioning metabolic rate, fat to muscle ratio, and overall fat burning.   Our bodies are resilient and will respond well when proper care is given. 
To get started: start a journal and write all the foods you are eating on a daily basis. Learn to eat small meals throughout the day with proper combination of protein, low glycemic carbohydrates and healthy fats. Make sure you are drinking a minimum of half a gallon of water to one gallon daily. Water is very important for cell function and is a natural diuretic.  If we take a look at babies and how they eat every 2 to 3 hours, we can learn that this is our natural eating schedule.  By following this rule of thumb, small, balanced meals will place less stress on your digestive system. It will provide your body with an immediate nutritional need fulfilled, and will not allow your body to store fat, hence increasing and improving your metabolism and overall health.
An example of a meal would be ½ cup of oatmeal cooked in water. This is considered your carbohydrate...3 scrambled egg whites, this is considered your lean protein, and a handful of walnuts, this is considered your healthy fats.   If you follow the rule of threes, which means you divide your plate into thirds, utilizing the portions of proteins, carbohydrates and fats to make up your meal, This will improve your metabolism. It will allow your body to build lean muscle as long as you indulge in a workout routine that includes weight lifting, and follow a sensible nutritional plan.  
Staying away from processed food and eating nutritionally sound meals that will provide the proper vitamins and minerals needed to help your cellular system function accordingly is the name of the game. Remember, you are what you eat and nutrition is definitely the answer to a well balanced and healthy body.

Purchase my e-book and learn the way to take and keep the weight off The Healthy Travelers Guide  Learn how to eat on the go, if you are always busy, don't have time to work out, I will show you how.

Mark Angelo Cummings is a spiritually-centered broadcaster, musician, writer, holistic healer and educator. As a Certified Nutritional Consultant, Master Personal Trainer and Occupational Therapist, he has taken wellness one step further.
Tune in to his broadcasts at Transition Radio & TV each Tuesday and Thursday at BlogTalkRadio and GLTV –  or chat/call into his acclaimed podcasts at  He can be reached at for an individual program or call  (575) 265-0538 to change your life today.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Eating healthy on a budget

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Monday, September 22, 2014

How Do You Breath?

Many are not aware that breathing right is essential for good health and weight loss. Many people hold their breath during activities, stressful times and being unaware that their shallow breathing is actually creating weight gain and health issues.

Let me show you the proper way of breathing to enhance weight loss, you will be amazed when you start to become mindful of your breathing pattern how much better you will sleep, feel and over all look. Water and Oxygen are essential for your skin, your lungs, and over all heart function. Learn the proper techniques to improve your life. Make sure to purchase my e-book: The Healthy Travelers Guide for great information on what to eat, how to work out, and especially how to change those terrible habits that are keeping your from reaching your goals. Healthy Travelers Guide

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