Archive for August, 2011

On holiday

HumanaNatura is on holiday for most of the month of August. Long summer vacations are a chance for fun, unplanned experiences, and new perspectives. If you struggle to make time for holidays and healthy non-work time in your life, learn how you can move to a 1000 hour work-year – six hours a day, four days a week, and forty weeks a year – via Mark Lundegren’s new article The Real New Economy. Wishing you new health…and see you in September, HumanaNatura

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Cross-quarter greetings!

Greetings from HumanaNatura on the cross-quarter! Today marks the halfway point between the extreme light and darkness of the last solstice and the more balanced time on earth that is the coming equinox. This transitional time is a great opportunity to ensure steady progress on your Natural Life Plan, acting on your immediate goals to improve your health and quality of life and preparing for our recommended twice-yearly review of your plan at the equinox. If you do not yet have a Natural Life Plan – guiding your personal expression of the HumanaNatura technique of Natural Living – the link above will take you to our planning worksheets and get you started. Our newest community newsletter was released today as well, which is published eight times yearly in harmony with the natural year. To receive future HumanaNatura newsletters and learn about the benefits of community membership, go to Join HumanaNatura.

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Squared meal

Curried square-cut pork and veggies on a bed of mixed greens with julienne cucumber and cut grape tomatoes…garnished with a few berries, pistachios, parsley, paprika, tarragon, anise, and black pepper…

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Desayuno natural

Love one or more ethnic cuisines, but want to eat healthier than many of our traditions allow? The solution is a fusion of the old world and new natural. Here we have mixed spicy Latin chorizo and eggs with greens, berries, and sliced figs, creating a hearty meal that is alternatingly hot and cool with each bite…it’s garnished with slivered almonds, parsley, paprika, cumin, marjoram, and just a bit of red pepper. Bonito!

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Natural leverage

A new study published by the American Heart Association (AHA) underscores the high natural health leverage that we gain via even modest daily exercise. The new study examined total amount of daily exercise across the AHA’s large sampling base and found that even 10-15 minutes a day of light aerobic activity, an amount below AHA and HumanaNatura guidelines, has a substantial impact on cardiovascular health risks. The new research underscores the important dangers associated with unnatural sedentary living and is a good reminder of the powerful health and life impacts we gain through a commitment to daily exercise. Learn more about the new study at Small Amounts Help or view a slideshow containing HumanaNatura’s exercise guidelines at About HumanaNatura.

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Marine landing

Spicey curry shrimp and diced veggies with baby greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, and the season’s first fresh figs…garnished with pistachios, parsley, coriander, anise, and black pepper…Mmmm!

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Hold the colonic

A meta-analysis by researchers at Georgetown University has confirmed earlier findings that the popular practice of colonics offers no health benefits and clear personal risks. The new research looked at 20 prior studies of the benefits of colonic irrigation, a popular offering at health spas, and concluded that there was no evidence of a health benefit across these varying studies. The researchers, like HumanaNatura, instead recommend focus on known contributors to our health and vitality – especially vegetable-rich natural eating and daily exercise. If deep cleansing of the gastrointestinal system is desired, a safer, less costly, and far more complete approach is water-only fasting, which reliably and naturally cleanses our entire body and may help to relive minor physical ailments. Learn more about the new study at Colonic Irrigation.

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