Archive for December, 2014
Greetings from HumanaNatura at the solstice! Around the world, we are now at one of two important milestones in the natural year. Today is the longest day of the year and the start of summer in the southern hemisphere. And it is the shortest day and start of both winter and a new natural year in the north.
A Moment in the Everchanging Light and Rhythm of the Natural Year
In the HumanaNatura natural health system, and as explained in our Mastering The Natural Year graphic and post, we encourage spending this and every solstice with family, friends, and community. With the intense feelings that can come with the solstices, it’s a natural opportunity to seek and provide friendship, celebrate progress in our lives and Natural Life Plans, and encourage new health and progressivity in others.
If you have not yet created a Natural Life Plan to guide your use and expression of the third HumanaNatura technique, Natural Living, our links will take you to our planning worksheets and seven-step planning process. Together, these resources will help you to begin more intentionally health-centered and naturally progressive life in the days and weeks ahead – and before the next solstice arrives.
Our newest community newsletter was released today as well, which is published eight times yearly in harmony with the natural year, providing updates on HumanaNatura’s resources, programs, and worldwide health campaigns to our members. To receive free HumanaNatura newsletters or to learn more about our global practitioner-advocate network, go to Join HumanaNatura.
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Within the HumanaNatura approach to natural health and HumanaNatura’s OurPlate optimal eating model, there is an option for a slightly more refined form of Natural Eating we would like to share with you. The approach, which we will call staying low, offers a number of important benefits that many of us can and may want to make use of – importantly, as long as we do not have a fish or shellfish allergy.
As discussed in the Natural Eating section of HumanaNatura’s Personal Health Program, the practice of staying low involves getting more or most of our proteins from low in the marine food chain, via small fish and shellfish. It also involves avoid large or mature fish, and perhaps abstaining from the eating of land animals more generally. Notably, however, the approach does not preclude our getting proteins from nuts and seeds, and potentially from eggs and yogurts as well.
This strategy of staying low approach within HumanaNatura’s health technique of Natural Eating has a significant number of benefits. These include:
> High quality proteins and fats – small fish and shellfish are among the healthiest proteins we can eat, are often rich in health-promoting oils, and generally have much lower levels of metals than larger fish
> Low in carbohydrates and lectins – these are two important goals in eating more naturally the HumanaNatura way, and our emphasis of a science-refined modern diet based on earlier hunter-gatherer human eating patterns