Lifestyle by Nature

One Woman's Break from the Unhealthy Herd to Roam Forever Healthy in Nature's Lifestyle Change Herd

by Betty Holston Smith, Ed.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/5/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 250
ISBN : 9781546216216
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 250
ISBN : 9781546216209

About the Book

How are you? If your truest first thoughts in pondering this question are something like “I could be better,” this nature-based lifestyle-change book might help. To be healthy, you must take care of all of you because the total you is made up of your entire self, including your body, mind, spirit, soul—your everything. If one part of you is not up to par in some way or another, it’s impossible for your everything else to be totally healthy. You have tried everything your friends, your doctors, and even the advertisement industry recommended for improving your health. But nothing has worked, except to make you a frustrated person. Close your eyes right now and allow your conscious mind to contemplate your health situation. Be honest. You are not the healthiest that you can or should be. In fact, you are in dire straits according to how you feel and what your medical team says about your health. I know all of this about you because I was you so many years ago. Like you, for years I followed the same type of diet herd that you have been following. And like you, after trying everything, I had no clue about what to try next. However, I found a clue. Over forty years, I lived the importance of and learned to replicate nature’s wisdom on nutrition and movement in my unhealthy lifestyle. Her focus was on naturally changing lifestyles, not on temporary quick fixes. And in the process, she provided me with all types of support to do so. I carefully recorded her step-by-step wisdom and provided the details inside. Ditch your next quick-fix cosmetic diet, and put your trust in nature’s simple but trustworthy lifestyle-change wisdom.

About the Author

Betty Holston Smith grew up in the 1940s and 1950s in Chevy Chase, Maryland, amidst nature-rich virgin woods, in a family whose parents imparted passion for learning to all six of their children. Betty’s passion for learning manifested as wondering about everything in nature’s virgin woods and beyond. As a child, Smith devised an investigatory routine that helped to satisfy her passion. First, she played up her passion for wondering by simply wondering—about most things. She then copiously scrutinized the situation her wondering focused on at the time. Next, she dissected the focused situation and extracted its essential parts. And finally, she satisfied her wondering of the focused situation by becoming a copycat, attempting to replicate or imitate it. For example, as a child Smith wondered if she could successfully transplant one of nature’s colorful wildflower gardens from the woods into her own yard. She wondered what it might be like to shriek in fun like the white kids in the deep end of the county’s segregated swimming pool. She wondered what it would take to continue her education through the terminal degree as a part-time student and a full-time wife, mother, and employee. She wondered what it would take to give up junk food, lose weight, become active, and stop smoking. In her thirties, Smith took five years of swimming lessons and did indeed shriek in fun in the deep end. As a part-time student, she completed three degrees, which took thirty-two years beyond high school. She trashed diets in favor of using the biomimicry process of copying nature’s lifestyle change wisdom to maintain an eighty-pound weight loss over forty-four years and becoming a non-smoking, vegan-eating, ultra-marathon runner. She did all of this and much more by living nature’s Lifestyle Change System’s six-step formula.