Chard Mail: Health is gon’ be real

Founding Mother, Chard & Stripes

Frances Harmon didn’t use no baby words with her kids:

In my household, for example, we didn’t poo poo but had bowel movements.

If that sentence made you squirm, you have a choice:

1) Read Chard Mail: Health with caution, or…
2) Chill out about bowel movements, genitals, and other such stuff.

Chard & Stripes is about making and spreading prosperity, and…

Ain’t no one living a prosperous life with jock itch or painful sex.

Yes, we’re spiritual beings, but it would weaken my mission to play shy and dodge issues that happen with our bodies.

Prosperity = aliveness.
It’s as much about the ways we eat and move as what we earn.

Don’t worry, Chard Mail: Health won’t be tons of stories about yeast infections.

But it will be a lot about sugar—that is, reducing sugar—which keeps yeast alive and well, and increases our risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, to name a few of its “gifts.”

So I’ll leave you with this thought:

4 grams of sugar = 1 teaspoon.

It’s more like 4.2 grams for real but it says “4g” on a sugar label.

If you don’t already, my dream is that Chard Mail: Health will inspire you to read nutrition facts, do a bit of math, and not buy stuff that makes you gasp.

There’s a certain soda that comes in a red can. Twelve ounces of the stuff = 39 g of sugar.

39 divided by 4 = 9.75 teaspoons of sugar down the hatch.

But listen: My intention isn’t to shame soda drinkers.

It’s to inspire US ALL to be more deliberate about what we put in—and on—our bodies.

I surely have room to improve and won’t pretend otherwise.

Or that I’ve never had distressing genital itching. 🙂

Dr. Mary-Elizabeth Harmon is a scientist turned storyteller and Founding Mother of Chard & Stripes, a “school” of prosperity making and word-of-mouth marketing platform for kind people, products and businesses in food, fashion & more. Subscribe to her newsletter here.