Naturalized & Healthier Stir-Fry!

OurPlate Score: 10

This HumanaNatura salad meal takes the stir-fry to a whole new and far healthier level. It features a sauté (via a wok or pan) of sliced pork, red onion, ginger, and broccoli florets, a contrasting mix of sliced kiwi and blueberries, and our usual half-plate of mixed greens along with diced tomatoes and cucumber. It’s garnished with a few pistachios, parsley, paprika, coriander, grated lemon rind, and black pepper. While you can get healthier just by looking at the photo, why not try your hand at making this simple, quick, and perfect-ten salad meal today!

Learn more about creating naturally delicious and optimally nutritious meals through OurPlate, HumanaNatura’s new healthy eating tool, and experience how this simple, science-based, and 100% natural approach to daily meals can change the way you eat, feel, and live. Perfect your skills at making delicious and naturally healthy salad meals that follow the OurPlate guidelines via the Meals tab above, our popular article Perfect Salad Meals, or the Natural Eating section of our comprehensive Personal Health Program.

Once you have begun eating the HumanaNatura way, we hope you will explore your other opportunities for new, more natural, and healthier life between meals – through HumanaNatura’s complete and naturally open-ended system for lifelong and lifewide health and fitness at The Four HumanaNatura Techniques.

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Cancer Prevention & Treatment

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By Mark Lundegren

Cancer has been in the news these last few weeks, and the news has been decidedly more hopeful than in the past.

Based on a series of recent studies and meta-analyses, scientists are now increasingly and more definitively prioritizing our risk factors for many common and aggressive cancers, allowing us all to reduce our chances of getting these diseases by as much as half. And at least as importantly, long-envisioned immunotherapy regimes for treating existing cancers are entering clinical trials and showing early results that are promising if not remarkable.

Let’s begin a recap of recent cancer news by highlighting a new and quite extensive study of factors leading to common cancers that was recently published in the British Journal of Cancer (BJC). It concluded that readily alterable lifestyle choices accounted for over 40% of cancers in the UK, prompting calls there for urgent public action. These high-risk factors include: 1) smoking, 2) being overweight, 3) an unnatural absence of fruits and vegetables from our diet, 4) excessive alcohol consumption, and 5) immoderate sun and UV exposure. These new findings build on prior research showing that inadequate exercise also can be an important direct and indirect (especially by influencing body weight) lifestyle risk factor for cancer.

There’s more. The BJC published another new cancer study, this one based on research conducted by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Its findings were consistent with widespread and still growing research linking red meat and processed meats to increased cancers. The new study specifically suggested an almost 20% increased risk of deadly pancreatic cancer for each 50 grams (2 ounces) of processed meat consumed each day.

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Start the Week In Healthy Style!

OurPlate Score: 10

We never know what a new week will bring, but at least we can start each one with health and style! This quick and easy-to-prepare first meal of the week features a shrimp, turkey, and red onion egg scramble, a melange of orange bits and berries, and a half plate of mixed greens, lightly warmed broccoli, and diced tomato…all garnished with a few pistachios, parsley, paprika, coriander, and black pepper. Good morning, Monday!

Learn more about creating naturally delicious and optimally nutritious meals through OurPlate, HumanaNatura’s new healthy eating tool, and experience how this simple, science-based, and 100% natural approach to daily meals can change the way you eat, feel, and live. Perfect your skills at making delicious and naturally healthy salad meals that follow the OurPlate guidelines via the Meals tab above, our popular article Perfect Salad Meals, or the Natural Eating section of our comprehensive Personal Health Program.

Once you have begun eating the HumanaNatura way, we hope you will explore your other opportunities for new, more natural, and healthier life between meals – through HumanaNatura’s complete and naturally open-ended system for lifelong and lifewide health and fitness at The Four HumanaNatura Techniques.

Tell your friends about OurPlate & HumanaNatura…promote new health!

Healthy Cross-Quarter Greetings!

Greetings from HumanaNatura at the cross-quarter! In the natural year, we are at the halfway point between the extremes of light and darkness of the passing solstice and the relative balance and calm of the coming equinox.

Now is an ideal time to make added progress on your Natural Life Plan, taking steps to realize your goals for greater health and quality of life in the weeks ahead. In this way, you prepare yourself for our recommended review and renewal of your plan at the equinox.

If you do not have a Natural Life Plan – guiding your use and personal expression of Natural Living, the third HumanaNatura technique in our natural health system – the link above will take you to our planning worksheets and help you to begin more intentional, health-centered, and progressive life in the days and weeks ahead.

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 membership in our global practitioner-activist network, go to Join HumanaNatura.

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Promoting Healthy Adolescence

University of California psychologist Alison Gopnik has written an excellent new article that summarizes our best scientific understanding of the changing nature and increasing disaffection of modern adolescence. The piece suggests why many teens and tweens today are struggling to achieve a naturally healthy, happy, and autonomous life. Importantly, she proposes what parents, community leaders, and yes, even adolescents can do to change this long-developing and seemingly pandemic trend, one now set in sharp relief by our global economic woes.

Rethinking adolescence

Gopnik’s simple but elegant distillation of developmental psychology’s current assessment of early 21st century adolescence first appeared as a submission to Edge.org and now has been re-printed by The Wall Street Journal in an expanded form, which we find the more valuable of the two.

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