Tag Archives: awareness

Learning to Fish – My Evolving Beliefs on Health Strategies

By | December 24, 2015

As I begin, I should mentioned that I just noticed the significance of this “learning to fish” idea being used on a post dated December 24th, Christmas Eve. It wasn’t an intentional Christian reference, for good or bad, but it is a neat coincidence. Nevertheless, whatever one’s viewpoint on religion, I think we can all… Read More »

Misunderstood Meditation

By | January 3, 2015

Generally speaking, we have avoided meditation, and it is all a great misunderstanding. The images of meditation pervasive throughout most of American culture are usually those of bald heads, robes, Buddha, and droning noises or strange music with bowls, bells, and chimes. It is seen as something complex, hard to understand, and requiring too much… Read More »

Beginning My Health Quest: Opening Pandora’s Box (and finding a can of worms in a rabbit hole)

By | February 22, 2014

Once I was old enough to develop critical thought, I had always been interested in health and human performance. I love to analyze and practice. I didn’t get a lot out of early practice, such as elementary school basketball camps that propelled me towards averaging 0.2 points per game in a typical five minutes of… Read More »

I Have a Perfect Diet (or Do I?)

By | January 6, 2014

People frequently ask me why I eat such “weird” things as beef liver, why I insist on finding grass-fed meat instead of grain-fed when possible, why I am so emphatic about eating a certain number of vegetables every day, or especially why I still take supplements despite eating a “crazy perfect” diet. I usually answer… Read More »

Who Is Bert Betterman?

By | December 29, 2013

The details of Bert Betterman’s life are quite inconsequential. Just kidding, they’re actually very consequential, at least to this blog, I’ve just always wanted to use that line. Clearly I am not Bert Betterman; I am Brett Bloemendaal. Who, then, is this mysterious character? The name came about from a college friend of mine, a… Read More »