experiment with different diets

There’s a culture of one-fits-all in the way we look at modern diets.

However there are areas of the world that are thousands of miles apart, eat completely different foods, but are both as healthy as each other and live to great ages.

There’s a lot to be said for epigenetics. Epi means on top of, and in epigenetics the Epi refers to the small proteins that sit on top of our genes.

These small proteins either enhance or dampen the behaviour of the gene their attached to and eventually change the gene completely if that behavior is sustained over a long period of time. This opens up the possibility that we can change how our body responds to certain diets through environmental factors.

 

Lets say that you grew up in Asia and ate a diet rich in seafood, soy and rice. If you were to move to North America and suddenly started eating nothing but heavy meats, eggs and dairy, then you’d certainly face problems.

This is backed up when we look at men in Japan. Japan was once a place where baldness among men was near non-existent. However since the westernised diet has become popular in Japan, the men living here have the worst balding rates worldwide.

This makes no sense. You’d think that the highest balding rates would be in the US since nearly everyone is eating these foods there. Looking back at epigenetics however may give us our answer. Because the Japanese diet is so different to the American diet, it could hit them a lot harder and cause more issues.

 

Another example is with the split opinion on the vegan diet. Some people swear by it and others despise it and say that it made them feel worse than ever.

This could be a result of epigenetics once again. Some people may have had ancestors who ate more vegetables, beans and fruit. Whereas other people may have had ancestors who predominately ate wild animals.

There are world champion vegan athletes who claim to feeling strong, faster and fitter from a vegan diet. Yet there are other world champion athletes who can’t operate at their best without meat.

I personally despised the vegan diet for years. I always believed that men needed meat and lots of it. After opening my mind and giving the vegan diet a try, I was taken back by the results.

I was faster, fitter, strong, more mobile, more flexible, had more energy, found it easier to lose body fat and add muscle. However I know people who feel weak and constantly tired on a vegan diet.

This isn’t to say that either of us are right or wrong, it could simply be a result of varied genetics. Science has actually found that people process different vitamins in varied efficiency. Some people are able to absorb large amounts of vitamins A and E from a vegan diet, whereas some people need meats like liver in order to get their filling.

Eat something for enough generations and your body will adapt to suit what’s available. Those tiny proteins will change your genetics and create more favourable tools for the job.

Just look at any predator. Their teeth are large and sharp for killing and cutting meat. They haven’t always been this way, but over time they evolve to have these useful adaptions when there’s a constant need for them.

 

The Importance Of Testing Various Diets

If you stick to one diet for the rest of your life, then you’ll never know which your body responds best to.

Too many people eat the same foods on a daily basis and are never open to trying anything new.

You could be missing out on more energy, effortless fat loss and efficient muscle building simply because you’re eating foods that don’t match your personal genetics.

This one fits all strategy isn’t wise, it’s not personal to you which in any other area of life doesn’t work.

Take a year trying out every safe diet you can find. Examples include…

  • Vegan
  • High Protein
  • Mediterranean
  • Oriental
  • High Calorie
  • Low Calorie
  • Seafood
  • Organic
  • Raw Food
  • ETC

Find what your body reacts best to and give them time to work. Once you find a diet type that makes you feel great and enables you to stay in shape effortlessly, you may have cracked your genetic dietary code.

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There’s a culture of one-fits-all in the way we look at modern diets.

However there are areas of the world that are thousands of miles apart, eat completely different foods, but are both as healthy as each other and live to great ages.

There’s a lot to be said for epigenetics. Epi means on top of, and in epigenetics the Epi refers to the small proteins that sit on top of our genes.

These small proteins either enhance or dampen the behaviour of the gene their attached to and eventually change the gene completely if that behavior is sustained over a long period of time. This opens up the possibility that we can change how our body responds to certain diets through environmental factors.

 

Lets say that you grew up in Asia and ate a diet rich in seafood, soy and rice. If you were to move to North America and suddenly started eating nothing but heavy meats, eggs and dairy, then you’d certainly face problems.

This is backed up when we look at men in Japan. Japan was once a place where baldness among men was near non-existent. However since the westernised diet has become popular in Japan, the men living here have the worst balding rates worldwide.

This makes no sense. You’d think that the highest balding rates would be in the US since nearly everyone is eating these foods there. Looking back at epigenetics however may give us our answer. Because the Japanese diet is so different to the American diet, it could hit them a lot harder and cause more issues.

 

Another example is with the split opinion on the vegan diet. Some people swear by it and others despise it and say that it made them feel worse than ever.

This could be a result of epigenetics once again. Some people may have had ancestors who ate more vegetables, beans and fruit. Whereas other people may have had ancestors who predominately ate wild animals.

There are world champion vegan athletes who claim to feeling strong, faster and fitter from a vegan diet. Yet there are other world champion athletes who can’t operate at their best without meat.

I personally despised the vegan diet for years. I always believed that men needed meat and lots of it. After opening my mind and giving the vegan diet a try, I was taken back by the results.

I was faster, fitter, strong, more mobile, more flexible, had more energy, found it easier to lose body fat and add muscle. However I know people who feel weak and constantly tired on a vegan diet.

This isn’t to say that either of us are right or wrong, it could simply be a result of varied genetics. Science has actually found that people process different vitamins in varied efficiency. Some people are able to absorb large amounts of vitamins A and E from a vegan diet, whereas some people need meats like liver in order to get their filling.

Eat something for enough generations and your body will adapt to suit what’s available. Those tiny proteins will change your genetics and create more favourable tools for the job.

Just look at any predator. Their teeth are large and sharp for killing and cutting meat. They haven’t always been this way, but over time they evolve to have these useful adaptions when there’s a constant need for them.

 

The Importance Of Testing Various Diets

If you stick to one diet for the rest of your life, then you’ll never know which your body responds best to.

Too many people eat the same foods on a daily basis and are never open to trying anything new.

You could be missing out on more energy, effortless fat loss and efficient muscle building simply because you’re eating foods that don’t match your personal genetics.

This one fits all strategy isn’t wise, it’s not personal to you which in any other area of life doesn’t work.

Take a year trying out every safe diet you can find. Examples include…

  • Vegan
  • High Protein
  • Mediterranean
  • Oriental
  • High Calorie
  • Low Calorie
  • Seafood
  • Organic
  • Raw Food
  • ETC

Find what your body reacts best to and give them time to work. Once you find a diet type that makes you feel great and enables you to stay in shape effortlessly, you may have cracked your genetic dietary code.