|"Holding Hands" - representing Love and Family in The Middle KIngdom|
The Middle Kingdom
+ Male & Female
from a recent exhibition
at the Metropolitan
at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art
During the Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt (mid-Dynasty 11–Dynasty 13, around 2030–1650 B.C.), artistic, cultural, religious, and political traditions first conceived and instituted during the Old Kingdom were revived and reimagined. Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II—the first pharaoh of the Middle Kingdom—was followed by a great cultural flowering that lasted nearly four hundred years.
Royal women were defined by their relationship to the pharaoh with the designations "king's mother", "king's wife" or "king's daughter". Whether Middle Kingdom royal women exercised political influence beyond their rare roles as regents or short-term rulers is unclear, although in the Thirteenth Dynasty they served as links between kings and officials.
Men's & Women's
This Astonishing Art
more than 4000 years.
A tourquorse "fly" necklace was awarded to military men,
because flys are relentless,
they keep coming at you.
The oyster shell was also a military ornament,
inscribed with pharaoh's name.
|Gallery 3 of the Met "Middle Kingdom" exhibition.|
Photo courtesy of Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The absolute power of the pharaoh was based on the belief that he was the son of a god and the mediator between his people and the divine. However, Egyptians were fully aware of the fact that kings were human, and Middle Kingdom art reached its peak expressing their dual nature.
Dr. Fuhrman's Approach
to Eating Healthy
In January we always re-think our health and how we eat.
Dr. Furhman has based his approach on thousands of nutritional studies over the past 50 years.
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Art from Dr. Furhman's webpage.
A Nutritarian diet is guided by nutritional quality.
Dr. Fuhrman's Prescription for Improving and Maintaining Great Health
The quality of a diet can be based on three simple criteria:
Dr. Fuhrman created The Health Equation: H=N/C or Health = Nutrients/Calories (first published in 1999 in his work, The Health Equation and later described in more detail in his book, Eat To Live) to define how the quality of calories impacts health.
This equation means your future health can be predicted by the micronutrient per calorie density of your diet. Micronutrient per calorie density is important in devising and recommending menu plans and dietary suggestions that are the most effective for tackling weight loss and for preventing and reversing disease.
Assuring superior nutrition means meeting an individual's unique nutritional needs to profound therapeutic effects for preventing, treating and reversing disease. Dietary micronutrient quality must be increased accordingly to utilize dietary recommendations therapeutically for disease reversal or to protect high-risk individuals.
Though micronutrient density is critically important, it is not the only factor that determines health. For example Vitamin D levels, B12, and proper omega-3 intake are important for optimal long-term health as well as avoidance of sodium and other toxic excesses. These concerns are not addressed in the H = N/C equation. However, if the focus is consuming more micronutrient-rich natural foods then the other important nutritional benefits automatically will follow, such as lower sodium, reduced calories, high fiber and volume, a low glycemic index, and a high satiety and phytochemical index to name a few.
Eating low nutrient foods fuels overeating behavior and toxic hunger.
Last, but not least, Dr. Fuhrman's unique contribution to the science of nutritional care, disease reversal and weight loss is his explanation of the physiology behind hunger and food cravings.
It is important to recognize that low nutrient eating (and toxic eating) leads to increased cellular toxicity with undesirable levels of free radicals and advanced glycation end products (AGE's), lipofuscin, lipid A2E and other toxins that contribute to the development of chronic disease. His findings are that these toxic substances lead to addictive withdrawal symptoms (toxic hunger) which result in the desire to eat more frequently and overeat. Low nutrient eating, therefore, establishes a mechanism that leads to food addictions and food cravings that can't be ignored. This is the reason why calorie counting diets fail. Without addressing dietary quality, excess food cravings are almost impossible to ignore.
Fortunately the drive to over-consume calories is blunted by high micronutrient, high food antioxidant, consumption and the symptoms that people thought were hypoglycemia or even hunger, simply disappear after following his dietary recommendations. Not only do people lose the symptoms of fatigue, headaches, irritability and stomach cramping, but they get back in touch with true hunger felt in the throat, which simply makes eating more pleasurable and directs them to a more appropriate amount of calories for their body's biological needs.
Download a printable PDF version
of the Nutritarian Checklist to help you
keep on track every day.
In a portion controlled (calorie counting) diet it is likely that the body will not get adequate fiber or micronutrients. The body will have a compounded sensation of hunger and cravings which for most is simply overwhelming. It invariably results in people either being unable to lose weight or unable to keep the weight off and eventually gaining it back. The biochemistry and physiology behind food cravings are more thoroughly explained in Dr. Fuhrman's books and lectures, but without a thorough understanding of these principles weight loss attempts are typically doomed to fail.
Are you striving to adopt a Nutritarian diet to extend lifespan and reverse and prevent disease?
Here are 5 basic rules that may help you:
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