Biochemical Testing & Metabolic Nutrition
Everything that man needs for good heath and healing
is provided by nature . . . The challenge is to find it."
Paracelsus, the Father of Pharmacology
Vegetarianism, macrobiotics, Zone, Blood type, Atkins, South Beach, etc,
etc, . . . The list can be exhausting, confusing, and painstaking . . .
And without achieving results, down right depressing. With so many
diet and nutrition fads out there it is quite difficult for the
average person to know what is best suited for their health.
It is the opinion of our doctors that humans are as diverse chemically as we are physically. This
chemical diversity lends to different needs for different people
and there is no
single best diet for every person!
Hence, what has worked for one person
may or may not work for another. No wonder there are so many diets .
. . And
they all work . . . for SOME people!!! Each person's physiological needs
differ widely depending on genetic make up, environmental factors,
caloric demands from physical activity, and many other potential
"To eat meat or not to eat meat .
. . That is the question!"
To gain an insight of the proper food
needed by a human it is important for us to look towards our closest
relatives that have not been indoctrinated into modern habits of Western
living. The food intake of wild primates around the world has been
observed and some of the findings are listed from this encyclopedia
The primate order includes a handful
of species that live entirely on meat (carnivores) and also a few
that are strict vegetarians (herbivores), but it is composed chiefly
of animals that have varied diets (omnivores).
The carnivorous primates are the four species of tarsiers, which live in
Southeast Asia. Using their long back legs, these pocket-sized nocturnal
hunters leap on their prey, pinning it down with their hands and then
killing it with their needle-sharp teeth. Tarsiers primarily eat insects
but will also eat lizards, bats, and snakes . . . This opportunistic
approach to feeding is seen in the majority of monkeys and also in
chimpanzees. Several species of monkeys, and chimpanzees, but not the
other apes, have been known to attack and eat other monkeys. Baboons,
the most adept hunters on the ground, often eat meat and sometimes
manage to kill small antelope.
Most apes and monkeys eat a range of plant-based foods, but a few
specialize in eating leaves. South American howler monkeys and African
colobus monkeys eat the leaves of many different trees, but the
proboscis monkey on the island of Borneo is more selective, surviving
largely on the leaves of mangroves. These leaf-eating monkeys have
modified digestive systems, similar to cows, which enable them to break
down food that few other monkeys can digest. Other apes and monkeys eat
mostly fruit, while some marmosets and lemurs depend on tree gum and
AMAZING! Amazing to see how diverse the food demands can
be in an animal so closely related to the human. The animal's
environmental conditions and how they've adapted to those conditions is
a primary factor in their food choices.
This holds true as well for humans. Observing the
traditional diets of societies isolated from western civilization and
comparing it with the diets of our cousins the primates, has given the
most insightful clues to proper living as nature intended. Modern man's
food supply, like the primates, can range from mostly vegetarian to
omnivorous and carnivorous. This is dependent on their genetic
background, geographical location, ambient temperature, and physical
* Traditional Diets & Weston Price
* History of Metabolic Typing *
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