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Metabolic and Nutritional Types

by Michael on October 2, 2007

Metabolic and Nutritional Types Matching Individual Choices to Individual Needs We believe true health is achieved by matching individual choices to individual needs. These choices vary and are based on where a person is in their life when they make these choices.

For example, if a 35 year old person is 30+ pounds overweight (for their frame), gets frequent dizzy spells, sweats heavily, breathes hard walking up a flight of stairs and smokes, this person has more specific and possibly immediate choices to make in their life.

On the other hand, if a person is basically healthy – wants to trim an inch or two from the waste and is interested in feeling more energetic, he has a completely different set of priorities than the first person. Two fairly recent topics in research focus on ‘type’.

Metabolic Types A good deal of research has been done on the subject of metabolic types and what food groups (and in what combination) serve each metabolic type better than others. Recently, the concept of metbolic type has been taken further to an area referred to as, ‘Nutritional Type’.

Dr Mercola has a new book. He also has a free email course about Nutritional Typing. He’s going to try to sell you a book at the end of the course and probably throughout it. So be prepared for that. I plan to buy the book myself, but have not done so yet. Tobehealthy.com is not affiliated with Mercola – but he seems to be a pretty smart guy and I enjoyed his recent articles on the subject. A quote from his webpage on the topic:

… then it might be due to an improper combination of proteins, fats and carbohydrates at your last meal. Even if you are eating the perfect foods for your metabolism, having too much of one type of food in place of another can easily produce the symptoms listed above.

Food Combining Perhaps one of the most profound concepts in choosing food that will help you to be healthy, is how you combine foods when you eat as well as how much of each item makes sense for your physical energetic needs and your specific rate and type of metabolism.

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