The only thing more important than what you eat, is how well you digest it.
eat. No matter how great the quality of your diet or supplementation, if your digestive system is not functioning well, foods might not be broken down properly, and nutrients not effectively absorbed or assimilated. On top of that, a compromised or sluggish digestive track may lead to an accumulation
The quality of your health at cellular level is a direct product of the quality of nutrients you put into your body. And since every single muscular contraction requires certain micro and macro nutrients, inadequate nutrient levels most certainly affect your performance potential negatively. Much has been researched and publicized about the ideal ratio of protein, carbohydrate and fat consumption for optimal performance. However, due to the lack of holism in mainstream sport science, not enough has been said about differentiating between good and poor choices of proteins, carbohydrates and fats, and their influence on performance.
A carbohydrate is not just a carbohydrate: commercial bread cannot be classified as similar to sweet potato for example, as it might slow down your metabolism and contain gluten which you might be allergic to. The bottom line is that the connection between nutritional health and optimal performance is more important than the exact percentage of protein, carbs or fats you
of toxins in the colon, which are absorbed into the bloodstream. This in return over-works the liver to cleanse the blood, and robs the body of essential minerals to restore the blood PH. Therefore, any attempt at improving your nutritional balance, and overall well-being, has to incorporate the health of your digestive system.
Even less has been published about individual specific responses to certain foods. Proponents of commercial diets gain much more from the misconception that their proposed way of eating is suitable for all. Decades of personal study and experience has however taught me (and other students of wellbeing) that there is no such thing as a 'one-size-fits-all' diet. A quality food like broccoli may be great for one person, and toxic to another. To reach an optimal level of nutritional balance, most of us need individualized eating plans. I have found no better (and cost effective) way to do this than through Dr. D'Adamo's goundbreaking work in identifying 6 unique genetic types, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. Based on cutting-edge research, he then provides a precise diet and lifestyle plan that complements your genetic makeup to maximise health and weight loss, as well as prevent disease.
As part of my holistic approach to optimizing wellness and performance, I assist clients in calculating their GenoType. Contact me if you are interested.
Nutritional balance is intrinsically connected to every other cornerstone of optimal living and performance, as it affects your sleep, speed of recovery, energy levels, your mood and ability to concentrate. If you truly desire to live and play at your best, you need to be proactive in balancing your nutritional intake with your individual needs.