Guidelines for Nutrition
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Whether you believe we are children of God or children of Mother Nature, our position is that the best evidence suggests we are omnivores. This means we were fashioned in a manner meant to ingest both animal and vegetable products. We do not have any issues with our vegetarian friends and are supportive of them and anyone else who comes here looking for guidance.
Nevertheless, reality suggests that we are born as omnivores. Biology Online explains this fact well and delves into our teeth and intestines, among other things, that make a strong case for humans as being omnivores.
As such, we of the NPB Society believe in following not only The Right Path, but one that is in harmony with nature, as we believe it to be. Again, we believe that The Right Path is, in fact, in harmony with nature. Therefore, while we acknowledge other types of diets, our position is that we champion an omnivore diet, one which includes fish, and meats of all kinds in addition to vegetables, fruits, nuts, and legumes.
We are always against foodstuffs that are contra to our mission of providing humanity with the best health possible.
This would mean all things that we lump into one category that we call “Junk.”
This includes but is not limited to the following:
Baked goods such as cakes, cupcakes, etc.
Fried foods of all kinds
Highly processed foods with few possible exceptions
Our founder champions simplicity. Therefore, we do not espouse complex diets, nor do we feel they are necessary unless there is a medical reason.
We ALWAYS insist that anyone who diets to:
Consult with their physician first
Maintains regular communication with their physician before, during, and after any dieting of any type.
We suggest that you diet (or even when not dieting, for that matter) consider using the following guidelines:
You need protein, some healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates
We prefer lean protein such as poultry and fish over red meat but suggest red meat at times and in moderation.
Fruits, vegetables, fiber, whole grains, nuts, and legumes are very important for both health and achievement and maintenance of the NPB.
Of great importance is balance and moderation. We discourage overeating. We discourage undereating as well.
When you lose weight, we always suggest that the maximum you should strive for is 2 pounds per week until you reach the desired weight with the BLESSING of your doctor.
We are not fans of alcohol but concede that there may be evidence that some small quantity of wine may have some benefits. We think that you can achieve your NPB and still have some alcoholic beverages, but we do feel that no alcohol is best.
Finally, our message is that eating is for two purposes.
One purpose is for survival and the other is to build and maintain your body properly.
Eat in moderation.
Be happy today, and be happy every day!
1 The opinions provided herein are those of NPB Society and are based on their non-medical experience. NPB Society is not a medical professional, and nothing herein is intended to be medical advice. Every NPB is different and NPB Society encourages readers to consult their physicians for medical advice specific to their needs.