Introduction - a brief history of human nutrition, the development of drugs in the early 1900's, and the unfortunate closing of medical schools that taught women, blacks, and natural therapies. Students will also learn alarming statistics about the condition of health care in the US today. The Foundation of our Health - explains the working of the human cell, the building block of the body, and introduces students to the concept "your body is your home." The instructor will explain why each cell is like a person, and why health and wellness begin in the cell. The Front Door - Students will be asked, "Who do you invite into your home?" Does the food you eat create havoc or harmony in your body? The instructor will explain natural food and why it is important, and why processed food is bad for your cells.
The Washroom - Students are introduced to water and why it is mandatory for good health, how much water they need, and what kind of water they should drink. They will learn about chemicals and bacteria in the water supply, and why colas and milk don't satisfy their need for water.
The Kitchen - Stove, Trash Compactor, and Garbage Disposal - If the front door is the mouth, the kitchen is the digestive tract.
Class discussion will cover basics of preparing food for the cell. Students will also learn why it's important to keep the kitchen clean, and what happens if garbage is left in the small intestine.
The Furnace - how metabolism works, discussions on anabolism and catabolism, simple and complex carbohydrates. Why one type is bad and the other type healthy, and what happens if they don't put the right fuels in their home. This module will answer questions: What is the best source of protein? What is the difference between dietary and metabolic proteins? How much protein do they need? What are fatty acids and why we all need cholesterol? The pantry holds nutrients needed for good health; what should you have for Harmony? Instruction will answer these questions: What are enzymes? Co-enzymes? Why do we need them? What is the difference between water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins? What are the brain vitamins? What are the precious metals your body needs? What is the best way to both prevent and treat disease?
The Telephone - The extraordinary brain is like the telephone system. In this session students will get answers to these questions: How does the brain communicate and how many operators does it use? How many customers does it have? Why does the home require an extensive messaging system? What is gray matter and why is its health important for a happy home? Why is short term memory like unsaved data on a personal computer? How fast do nerves transmit messages? How much energy does the brain need to work properly? What nutrients are essential for Harmony's communication system?
The Workout Room - What is the real reason we all need to exercise? Students will learn about the many benefits of exercise and how it can be used to prevent or treat various disease processes. If they think they don't have time to exercise, they will be asked to give a written response to these three important questions: Do I have time to be sick? Do I have time to recover? What is more important than taking care of me?
The Home Security System - This module will focus on health maintenance and preventing disease caused by free radicals. Students will survey their daily nutritional intake to determine if they are meeting the Optimal Daily Allowances. They will cover the following questions: How secure is their home? Are the cells safe? What are free radicals and how can they keep them away from their home? What factors account for 80-90 percent of all cancers? What organs of the body are most commonly attacked by cancer? Do students take time each day to set the alarm system and lock the doors? What is the best security system for their home? .
The Medicine Cabinet - This session will discuss healing and what the body needs to heal itself. The following questions will be addressed: What is allopathic medicine? What are alternative therapies and how do they work? Should students try them? Are they safe? How do you restore balance in the body when cells are in chaos? How will doctors of the future care for us? How do students choose a reliable health practitioner? What is chelation therapy? Why is it important for heart patients? Why do students need plain old table sugar in their medicine cabinets?
A Trip to the Playground - Not all playmates are safe, as students will learn in this session. What are three of the most dangerous playmates for your cells? Why are they so bad - and why are they so readily available? Why is sugar a diabolical playmate? If it is not good, why do we crave it? What is the real definition of the word diabetes? What is the most deadly substance on the playground?
The Backyard Shade Tree - A student's visit to their home is not complete without a stop in the backyard. This module will call the students' attention to the following questions: What is nutrition for the mind and why do cells need it? What is stress and why is it both bad and good? Can students control it-- or eliminate it? How?
Wrap-Up - We will do a quick review of the course and leave the students with a challenge: Their body is a precious home. They don't have to be sick - because Healthy Eating is Good Medicine!