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EATING AS IF LIFE MATTERS

Food, Health and Human Ecology

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“I am very excited to be offering my first online course this August. I have been working on the course for many months to make sure that it is comprehensive and represents the new approach to nutrition that is so urgently needed.

This course embodies my 49 years of experience, study and professional work as a teacher and macrobiotic health counsellor. The content of the course examines the relationship between environmental sustainability, economic common sense, nutritional science, ancient wisdom, social justice and compassion should all inform our food choices.

Eating As If Life Matters shows the ways that good nutrition needs to be guided by a healthy human ecology a renewed understanding of the way we create health for society, the planet and ourselves.”

COURSE CONTENTS:

  • 6 HOURS VIDEO PRESENTATIONS DIVIDED INTO 18 EASY TO FOLLOW MODULES.
  • A 200 PAGE PDF DOCUMENT WITH EXPANDED COMMENTS ON EACH MODULE.
  • ACCESS TO A MONTHY WEBINAR WHERE YOUR QUESTIONS CAN BE DISCUSSED.
  • COMPLETION OF THE FIRST SECTION OF THE ONLINE HEALTH COACH TRAINING THAT WILL BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF 2015.

COURSE REVIEW:

  • Introduction: My personal journey.
  • Module One: The Food We Eat – How our food has changed over time from traditional dietary patterns to todays industrialized food industry.
  • Module Two: Eating As If Life Matters – Exploring the realities of what is needed to create a broader more holistic approach to nutrition.
    • The implications of how we define health and the function of food in healing.
  • Module Three: A New View Of Nutrition – The problems with nutritional science and the lessons of epidemiology.
    • An examination of the rise of Non- Communicable Diseases and the food connection.
    • Ecology and the Creation of a commensal relationship with the environment.
  • Module Four: The Human Ecology Diet – Healthy Soil, Healthy Gut, the mysteries of the digestive biome. Evolution, Migration, the Mythologies of Meat and the lure of tradition.
  • Module Five: What We Need – The modern view of nutritional needs, what we need and where we get it.  Dietary Protein, Carbohydrates, Fats, Minerals, Vitamins and Water.
  • Module Six: Evaluating Diet Theories – How to apply the Human Ecology theory to dietary principles. How do popular diets and nutritional supplements rate in terms of Human Ecology? High Protein Diets, the Paleo Diet, Vegan Diets, Fasting, Glycemic Index, Acid/Alkaline and the Weight Loss Industry. Issues of adaptability and sustainability.
  • Module Seven: The Energy Of Food – Ancient systems of understanding food and its effects. Using the principles of Taoist philosophy to understand nature. Deciphering the language of nature.  Using observations of plant growth and issues of season, climate of origin, colours, tastes and shapes to create a healthy diet. Nutritional Stress and how to avoid it.
  • Modules Eight through Fourteen follow the same format. In each module the scientific and energetic qualities of the foods will be discussed as well as their most beneficial uses in creating a healthy diet. Each module will also look at the ways these foods are cooked or prepared for best results as well as guidelines for selecting the best qualities.
  • Module Eight: Complex Carbohydrates
  • Module Nine: Beans and Vegetable Proteins
  • Module Ten: The Vegetable Connection
  • Module Eleven: Fruits And Sweeteners
  • Module Twelve: Seeds, Nuts And Oils
  • Module Thirteen: Herbs And Condiments
  • Module Fourteen: Water, Teas And Drinks
  • Module Fifteen: What’s On The Plate? – How to apply the Human Ecology Diet to a practical eating plan. Eating with the seasons, making quick meals, getting the most nutrition out of the least money.
    • Sample plates.
  • Module Sixteen: Setting Up The Kitchen – What are the basic tools for a healthy kitchen.
  • Module Seventeen: Emotion And Eating – A review of the challenges of diet change, family, society and food habits. Dealing with “comfort” foods and getting the stress out of eating.
  • Module Eighteen: Diet And Healing – Reflections of the distinction between therapeutic diets and daily eating. How can simple changes produce huge response? Uses and abuses of medicine.
  • Bonus Module: Ten Healthy Habits – The most harmful factors to our health are habits. Most of our habits are acquired without thinking. This module looks at ten habits that will absolutely improve your health and wellbeing. That’s my guarantee.

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