In order to perform at our best and generate optimum energy in every cell in our body, we need to eat our meals and snacks in a specific ratio of fats, carbohydrates and proteins.
For instance, people living in the arctic circle, would have evolved eating almost all animal foods, high in fat and protein with little carbohydrates as access to fruits and vegetables would have been very limited.
Whereas people who evolved in central America or central Australia would have had little access to large animals and survived mainly off plants and small animals. Their diet would have been high in carbohydrates in low in fats and proteins.
If you took an Inuit and fed them a central Aboriginal diet, he would almost certainly get sick and vice versa. But we are all different and each individual needs to find out what works for them.
I spend weeks, sometimes months helping clients to find the perfect diet for them. Once they do, there is no going back (unless they want their symptoms back).
In addition, to your genes, your environment also alters what nutrients you require.
What you see in this diagram above is showing how ambient temperature, activity, stress and a female’s menstrual cycle can all affect your requirement for different nutrients in different situations.
Learning how to tune in to what your body needs and when, is one of the greatest assets in your health armoury. This is why I spend so much of my consulting time, teaching people how to do this.
A name for this skill is Metabolic Typing®, developed by William Wolcott, who further developed this system from a number of his predecessors, such as Weston Price, Francis Pottinger, Royal Lee, George Watson and William Kelley.
Paul Chek, the founder of the CHEK Institute learned Metabolic Typing® from Wolcott and developed a slightly different simplified version he calls The Primal Pattern® Diet Type.
I am just fortunate enough to have studied under these guys for 16 and 25 years respectively.
In addition to food quality and macronutrient ratios, we also know that there are certain nutrients that boost your immune system and we have some information concerning specific nutrients and COVID-19.
Nutrients that we know are essential to the immune system are:
To give your immune system all the nutrients it needs to protect you from any invader, it is suggested that you eat most of your diet from the list above. Fortunately, it does comprise a wide range of foods, so there is no reason to eat bland meals, and not be limited in variety.
In the next Blog, I will discuss nutrients that have been shown to protect against COVID-19.
There has never been a better time in history to improve your health and wellbeing!!! 🙏🙏🙏