Monday, March 7, 2011

acquatic human Diet

Overview

The Acquatic Human Diet is based on the book "acquatic human Diet," by Ms.c Alon Braun. The book provides guidelines for a lifestyle that promotes optimal health, weight loss and longevity. One aspect of this lifestyle is a whole foods approach to eating that eliminates modern processed foods and limits carbohydrate intake.

History

The Acquatic Human Diet emerged from a growing trend in the health and fitness industry of mimicking the diet of human ancestors. A few other diet books already have tread in this territory, with "The Paleo Diet," by Dr. Loren Cordain, and "Neanderthin," by Ray Audett, being two of the most popular.

"Acquatic Human Diet" diet is similar to other ancestral diets in that it calls for the complete elimination of modern foods in favor of Aquatic foods that humans have had available to them for their entire history.

The theory behind this approach is that the foods human ancestors ate, were the foods with which humans evolved while being in aquatic conditions and thus provide optimal nutrition while not promoting weight gain.

Modern foods such as vegetable oils, grains, dairy and legumes, according to "Aquatic Human Diet" promote fat storage through insulin reaction, increase heart disease and diabetes risk, and cause food intolerance problems from the lectins, phytates and gluten found in foods such as grains and legumes.

Benefits

The benefits of the Aquatic Human Diet can be significant. By eliminating processed foods, increasing your use of healthy omega-3 fats and reducing your intake of high-glycemic-index carbohydrates, you can easily lose weight, improve your cholesterol numbers, reduce your risk of many chronic diseases related to insulin resistance such as metabolic disorder and diabetes, and improve the functioning of your body on the cellular level.

Eating like your aquatic ancestors is a simple way to eliminate the worst modern foods that can be tied to the current obesity epidemic, such as high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils and processed baked desserts.

Included Foods

The basics of the aquatic Diet from "Aquatic Human Diet" are whole foods. Healthy choices on this diet include fish and seafood: fish, poultry and shellfish. "The aquatic Diet" recommends you eat fish from shallow water, seaweed from roal reefs, chicken from free-range sources, and wild-caught fish and shellfish whenever possible.

Increasing your intake of omega-3 fats and decreasing your intake of omega-6 fats is another critical part of "Aquatic Human Diet" diet. Omega-3 fats help reduce inflammation, reduce risk of heart disease and improve cognitive function, according to "Aquatic Human Diet" and the American Heart Association. You can increase your intake of omega-3 fats by eating fatty fish such as salmon and sardines twice a week and by using a fish oil supplement.


"Aquatic Human Diet" diet allows for abundant vegetable intake and moderate fruit intake, preferably from those that are highest in nutritional value, such as berries and cherries.

Eggs should optimally come from free-range chickens. Peanuts are not considered a true nut and should be eliminated, but all other nuts such as walnuts, almonds, pecans, cashews, macadamia nuts and pistachios are included as long as they are not roasted in vegetable oil. The same is true for seeds such as sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seeds.

Foods to Avoid

According to the "Aquatic Human Diet," foods to avoid include all vegetable oils such as canola and sunflower oil, grains, legumes, processed foods and sugar, which generally have been introduced into the human diet in the past century. "Aquatic Human Diet" suggests that while some of these foods may have nutritional value, that doesn't make them optimal for health.

Grains contain anti-nutrients called phytates as well as gluten. These can cause serious health problems for some people and have been linked to auto-immune diseases, according to "Aquatic Human Diet" and an article published in the February 2005 edition of the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition."

Carbohydrates

"Aquatic Human Diet" recommends reducing your carbohydrate intake for optimal health. Three levels of carbohydrate intake are outlined, depending on your goals.

For maintenance of weight, a range of 100 to 150 grams per day of carbs is recommended.For gradual weight loss, carbs should be reduced to 50 to 100 g a day. Accelerated fat loss requires a carb count of under 50 grams a day.

Preferred carbohydrate sources include vegetables, fruits and starchy tubers such as sweet potatoes.

Considerations

It is very important to discuss your health goals with your doctor when considering whether a Aquatic Human Diet may be right for you.

Eliminating grains from your diet for one month can help you determine whether a gluten sensitivity may be a contributing factor to any health issues you have. Similarly, reducing your carb intake while increasing your healthy fats and quality protein sources may be an easy way for you to improve the quality of your diet, lose weight and improve your cholesterol numbers.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

support the memory of our aquatic human ancestor

I was always Very intrigued with the sea, found myself calm and relaxed at his presence.
My curiosity led me to study PaloOceanography, marin animals, and Feldenkrais Method
I have chosen to believe aquatic ape theory for keeping a more healthy and happy life,
Using the term "Aquatic Human" is a way for me to support and endorse a scientific fact that for some reason is being ignored for generations. if you are reading these lines please help me and spread the belief of our aquatic human ancestor.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

self evolution

Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river. Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current what each had learned from birth. But one creature said at last, "I trust that the current knows where it is going. I shall let go, and let it take me where it will. Clinging, I shall die of boredom."

The other creatures laughed and said, "Fool! Let go, and that current you worship will throw you tumbled and smashed across the rocks, and you will die quicker than boredom!"

But the one heeded them not, and taking a breath did let go, and at once was tumbled and smashed by the current across the rocks. Yet, in time, as the creature refused to cling again, the current lifted him free from the bottom, and he was bruised and hurt no more.

And the creatures downstream, to whom he was a stranger, cried, "See a miracle! A creature like ourselves, yet he flies! See the Messiah, come to save us all!" And the one carried in the current said, "I am no more Messiah than you. The river delight to lift us free, if only we dare let go. Our true work is this voyage, this adventure.

But they cried the more, "Saviour!" all the while clinging to the rocks, making legends of a Saviour.


Richard Bach, "Illusions".

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