What should I eat and how can I personalise my diet?
Perhaps you’ve reached the point where you think or even know that nutrition is important if you ever want to get well and stay well. It’s just common sense, right? But you’ve also come to find that the field of nutrition is quite baffling. And even though the information explosion has made more information available than ever before, it’s also made it even harder to find what’s really true and right for you or decide just what to do.
Has the information explosion brought confusion instead of clarity to your questions about nutrition? If you’re interested in nutrition and are looking for answers to a health problem or are simply looking for a way to stay healthy, your search may have led you to ask some of these questions . . .
- Why is the Atkins Diet, Ketogenic Diet or any of the low carb diets out there only a temporary solution? Why can’t I keep the weight off over the long term?
- Why is it that my best friend’s nutritional supplements work absolute miracles, but make me feel lousy?
- What is the right diet for me? — Paleo? Atkins? Ornish? South Beach Diet? High protein diet? High carb diet? Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Vegan or even Breathatarian??
- Why does a low fat, low protein, high complex carbohydrate diet RAISE cholesterol in some people instead of lower it?
- Why does taking a nutritional product help one person with a problem but not another?
- How can one best selling book say one thing about nutrition, and the other best seller say just the opposite?
- Why will a certain diet give my friend energy and help to lose weight but make me tired and GAIN weight?
- Why can’t I get rid of my candida overgrowth problem, even though I’ve followed an “anti-candida” diet?
- Why does The Ketogenic diet make me gain weight and cause others to lose weight?
- Why is it that I eat the best organic foods, buy the most expensive supplements, exercise ’till I’m blue in the face, get my 8 hours sleep, and still end up feeling like I can barely make it through the day?
If you’ve been asking yourself questions like these, but haven’t been getting the answers you’re looking for, take the guesswork out of your search for health! Find out exactly what’s right for you!
The answers you’ve been looking for may be found through The Healthexcel System of Metabolic Typing®, based on over 35 years of empirical research in the exciting field of Metabolic Typing® and the determination of individual metabolic requirements.
Metabolic Typing® is the most exciting development in the field of nutrition in the last 100 years. Metabolic Typing® changes everything and is revolutionising the way we think about health and the practice of nutritional medicine. Here’s a brief introduction:
Metabolic Typing – A closer look
Everywhere you look, there are contradictions. Your friend tells you one thing. You read about just the opposite in a health magazine. And a hot new best seller at your local book store says something quite different altogether.
And, maybe you’ve learned from your own experience that what works for one person, doesn’t help a second and can actually make a third person worse! How can there be so much confusion and contradiction about something that is supposed to be so good for you?
The reason is that 90% of the people talking about nutrition know just enough to be dangerous. They know that nutrition can be the answer, but they don’t know how to use it properly. And, yes, it is a two-edged sword: If you use it properly, it can help make you well. But, if you use it improperly, it can help make you sick or keep you that way.
The wrong way to think about nutrition is that one diet is right for everyone!
The wrong way to use nutrition is the same way that you use a drug!!
You know. Take this nutrient for that condition. A magic bullet. One standard nutritional remedy for each problem that is supposed to work for everyone.
But, your own experience and all the contradictory books and articles that you’ve ever read — aside from making the field of nutrition confusing, frustrating and sometimes downright baffling — have already shown you that this approach doesn’t work. And your common sense agrees. You know that you are unique! You know one shoe size doesn’t fit all. You know that everyone is as unique as their fingerprints. So, why would anyone ever think that one diet is right for everyone? Or, that what works nutritionally for one person would work for another as well?
The fact is, you really can eat the best organic foods, exercise regularly, drink plenty of fluids, get sufficient rest, take the finest supplements that money can buy . . . and still not feel well, or even start feeling worse than before!
So, what is the answer?
The Answer Is To Find Out What Is Right For You using Metabolic Typing®!
Not what some book says. Not what a friend says. Not what the latest fad says is right. You need to find out exactly what is right for YOU! A nutritional program that is tailored specifically for your kind of metabolism and that will meet the special and unique nutritional needs of the one and only you.
Unless you match your nutrition to your metabolism, you’ll only be wasting your time and money!
The Ideal Diet
The ideal diet for your body is not what you wish, think, or hope it should be, not what your friend says, not what some magazine article says, not what some nutrition “expert” says, not what you see on some Instagram Influencers story, and not what the “latest and greatest” best-selling “diet book” says.
Our genes carry the blueprint for every aspect of our metabolism. Genes dictate our physiological, metabolic, and biochemical characteristics – everybody knows that. But what most people don’t realise is that genes also determine the right diet for each individual. Your body has specific, genetically based requirements for diet and nutrition (as per your Metabolic Type®).
You need to understand what your body needs as opposed to someone else’s, in order to function the way it was intended it to. Follow a diet that meets your genetically based requirements for nutrition and benefit immeasurably from doing so – or pay the price for not doing so. The question in that case only concerns when – not if. Fail to meet your genetically based requirements for nutrition – and paying the piper is inevitable.
Metabolic Type Origins
To understand why it is critical to eat right for your MT, we need to understand what a Metabolic Type® is. And to do that, the first step is to understand the origins of the Metabolic Types. Why do they exist? How did they come to be? Why did they occur in the first place?
The answer is pretty simple and utter common sense, really:
As humans populated every geographical area on the planet, the evolutionary forces of adaptation, natural selection, genetic mutation and survival of the fittest assured that the human inhabitants in each geographical location thrived on local foods – those foods that were naturally available in the local environment and were the natural outgrowth of the local geography and climate.
Over time, over countless generations, different ancestral diets for different indigenous populations adapted all over the world in response to differences in geography and climate – and the foods that were naturally, locally available – as a result of those different local geographies and climates.
Was there such a thing as a “Palaeolithic Diet?”…Yes, absolutely. But, the critical point to understand is that a DIFFERENT Paleo Diet evolved for DIFFERENT geographical locations, climates, and indigenous cultures.
A Metabolic Type® Diet, a diet customised for the unique, genetically based requirements of each individual, is the only, true Paleo Diet!
Why? Because there is no such thing as one Paleo Diet that is right for everyone. Variances in geography and climate across our planet simply make that impossible.
Discoveries Of Dr. Weston A. Price
We can find evidence for this idea beautifully exemplified in the research of Dr. Weston A. Price. In his phenomenal book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, Dr. Price described his travels back in the 1930s to 14 indigenous cultures around the world in Europe, the Arctic, North America, the South Pacific, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and South America.
What Dr. Price found was of extreme importance to the evolutionary development of Metabolic Typing®.
First, he found that “All the different indigenous peoples suffered from headaches, colds, wounds, burns, and accidents” but unlike modern, civilised peoples, indigenous cultures did NOT suffer from cavities; they did NOT have emotional problems like depression; and they were NOT plagued with degenerative diseases – no cancer, diabetes, heart disease, ALS, MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, or any of the more than 100 autoimmune diseases that plague modern life, etc.
That is an extraordinary revelation when you consider that over 90% of diseases that afflict modern man today are degenerative in nature and that nearly 15 million people in England and 170 million in the US live with some type of chronic illness alone!
Second, and this is very significant, Dr. Price found that when indigenous people got away from their ancestral diets, they developed degenerative conditions just like the rest of us.
Third, Dr. Price found that the natural, ancestral diets of the various indigenous populations were very different from one another (see graphic above) – and yet, in spite of this reality, there are many “armchair experts” today who claim that dairy is bad, that nobody should consume dairy…Oh, really? Then how would they explain the robust health of the indigenous Swiss where dairy products were a staple?
There are also many so-called experts who claim that meat and saturated fat is bad, causing cancer and heart disease, two of the leading causes of death in our society…Oh, really? Then how would they explain the robust health of the Inuit (Eskimo) whose ancestral diet is exclusively (over 90%) meat proteins and fat and almost no carbohydrate whatsoever? In fact, cancer and heart disease were so rare in the Inuit that they did not even have words for them in their language!
There are many health experts today jumping on the latest bandwagon to come down the pike that vilifies grains and legumes as bad…Oh really? Then how do they explain the robust health of the Swiss, the Bantu, or some of the indigenous cultures in North and South America?
There are many nutritional experts today who claim that high protein and fat intakes are good and that high carbohydrate intakes are bad…Oh, really? Then how do they explain the Hadza of Tanzania, the Kuna of Panama, the Kitava in the Pacific Islands, the Tukisenta in Papua New Guinea, the Okinawans in Japan, the Quechua in Peru, or the indigenous peoples of Crete who all obtain a high percentage of their total calories, of their macronutrients, from foods that are high in carbohydrates, yet they are remarkably lean, fit and free of modern disease? The diet of the Tukisenta in Papua New Guinea is over 90% carbohydrates – virtually opposite from the Inuit whose diet contains very little or no carbohydrates at all!
So there are 2 very important Core Premises of Metabolic Typing® that are exemplified in Dr. Price’s observations of indigenous cultures:
First, there is no one diet that is right or healthy for everyone – which exposes the absurdity of the 500,000 diet books you’ll find on Amazon which all claim to provide the one ideal healthy diet. Somebody finds a diet that works for him – or her – and then extrapolates that to mean that it is right for all human beings. This has been going on since the 1800’s! You’d think somebody before now would have thought that there’s something wrong with that picture! The mistake is in assuming that there is such a thing as one diet that is right for everyone. Ask the wrong question, and you’ll always get the wrong answer. There has never been and there never will be one diet that is right for everyone!
Second, the answer to whether foods – or nutrients, for that matter – are “good” or “bad” can never be answered in absolutes. Rather, the answer will always be relative to the metabolic individuality – meaning, the genetically based requirements – of each individual. The bottom line is that there are no good or bad (whole, natural) foods except in terms of each individual’s genetically based requirements. That’s why “one man’s meat is another man’s poison.” That’s why a diet that makes one person thin makes another fat.
So, we know that different Metabolic Types have different genetically based requirements for different diets and that those different Metabolic Types with their different genetically based requirements for different diets evolved over countless generations to adapt perfectly to their environment (geography, temperature, climate, vegetation, soil minerals, etc.) and the foods naturally available.
- If you have genes similar to the Inuit, then you’ll thrive on relatively higher protein and fat and lower carbohydrates in your diet. And, you’d not only fail to thrive but you’d actually develop degenerative health problems by eating a low protein, low fat, high carbohydrate diet.
- On the other hand, if you have genes like the Quechua or the Tukisenta, then you’ll thrive on high a carbohydrate, low protein, low-fat diet. And you’d actually develop degenerative conditions if you ate the high protein, high fat, low carb diet of the Inuit.
- In the end, it’s genetic inheritance that defines the Metabolic Type®.
- It’s genetic inheritance that establishes metabolic “design limits” or one’s genetic potential.
- It’s genetic inheritance that is the basis for the strengths, weaknesses, efficiencies and inefficiencies; metabolically, physiologically, and biochemically, in all of the body’s cells, tissues, organs, glands, and systems.
- It’s genetic inheritance that dictates individual nutritional requirements for optimal health and optimal function.
Everyone needs proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. But, it’s clear from Dr. Price’s research as well as clinical experience within Metabolic Typing® over the last 40 years with hundreds of thousands of clients that different Metabolic Types require different kinds of foods. It is also self-evident from common experience and observation that a given diet will help one person lose weight, have no effect on another, and will make a third person gain weight. That principle holds true for every symptom or health condition you can name!
The Great Diet Debate is over.
The Diet Wars are won.
The only right diet for good health, peak performance, optimal energy, and dynamic well-being is the one that is right for each individual’s Metabolic Type®.
Official Metabolic Typing® is the most advanced means of identifying individual, genetically based requirements for nutrition and one’s ideal diet available in the world today.
Official Metabolic Typing® Definitions:
Definition: Metabolic Type®
The sum total pattern of all genetically based strengths and weaknesses, as influenced by lifestyle and environmental factors, as expressed in the myriad of physical (internal and external), psychological (mental, emotional, behavioural, personality), diet-related, and functional characteristics through the Fundamental Homeostatic Controls and Fundamental Metabolic Processes, that define biological individuality and thereby dictate nutritional requirements, lifestyle adjustments, and therapeutic protocols to realise full genetic potential and achieve optimal health.
Definition: Metabolic Typing®
The specific, systematic, testable, repeatable and verifiable technology and methodology to analyse & meet the requirements of one’s genetically based metabolic individuality (Metabolic Type®) and identify and eliminate all biological and lifestyle stressors and blocking factors that undermine the function of the Fundamental Homeostatic Controls and Fundamental Metabolic Processes to:
- Achieve Biochemical Balance
- Maximise Metabolic Efficiency
- Restore Function
- Produce Peak Performance
- Obtain Optimal Health
- Realise Full Genetic Potential