Better Food Choices
Ever wonder why there are so many conflicting expert opinions on what eating right really means and why so many people have so much trouble with maintaining an ideal weight or avoiding digestive problems? Hippocrates is considered the father of western medicine, credited with writing the oath that all modern physicians swear by when they graduate, is also quoted: “Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food”. Hippocrates So why does food cause so many people problems these days? Scientists around the world have discovered that different people have different nutritional needs and each person has different nutritional needs depending on what they are doing. So a one size fits all approach to nutrition, diet or supplements creates problems for most people even if they strictly follow prepackaged, impersonal recommendations.
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There are a few dietary recommendations that can be generalized: when it comes to quality and preparation, an organic-raw vegetable is probably better for you than a genetically modified vegetable, designed to survive extreme exposure to weed killer that then has any remaining nutrition cooked out of it and put in a poisonous plastic container for convenient storage and use. So, in general, • avoid processed foods, and instead of making yourself crazy with trying to interpret food labels, the best rule of thumb is that the majority of foods you should eat don’t have labels: organic produce, beans, nuts, seeds, eggs, meat, poultry, and fish.
Shop around the edge of the store and stay out of the aisles, if it has a shelf life, it will shorten yours. Your grandparents may have had fewer food choices but they probably didn't have a weight or digestive problem. You inherited part of your metabolism, the way you turn protein like egg whites, carbohydrates like a potato, and fat like an avocado into fuel and new building blocks to repair your body from daily stress. The other part of your digestion preferences comes from how you handle that daily stress. Does food calm you down when you are upset or does your stomach tighten up so eating makes you feel sick when you are stressed out? Your unique genetic profile helps determine which fuel:
• fat or
will work best in your body. And whether you are naturally a calm or high-energy person helps determine how you use or store the energy and nutrients harvested from digestion. These are the two main controlling factors that determine what foods are going to be medicine and what foods are going to cause you the problems. It is well understood that:
• Heart Disease,
• High Blood Pressure
• and most Cancers
have a nutritional component and some of these killer diseases have been treated with appropriate nutrition, but the real value of appropriate eating is
• looking younger,
• having more energy,
• feeling better and
• probably living longer.
Metabolic Typing is a systematic and measured approach to finding the appropriate food for your special requirements. It is the only dietary program that is both specific to the way you process protein, fat, and carbohydrate, vitamins and minerals inside every cell of your body and sensitive to how you store and use food depending on what kind of stress you have at the time you are digesting that food.
With some training, you can learn how to pay attention to what foods are best for you, and how to pick them as your stresses change. Wouldn't it be nice to know, for sure whether something was good for you? What if you never had to diet again? What would you do with all the extra energy from eating right?
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