The proliferation of fad diets and nutrition advice is everywhere. It’s hard to know what to believe. “Should I eat ‘superfoods’? Avoid carbs? How about juicing? Or fasting? Or meal replacement shakes?” There are so many choices and so much conflicting information that it’s hard to make sense of it all.
But what it really boils down to is that none of them work. Well, none of them work for everyone that is. Each one of us has a distinctive genetic makeup. Therefore, each one of us has a different key, so-to-speak, that unlocks our personal door to optimal health and wellbeing, including weight loss.
Understanding what makes you, well YOU, is the first step towards solving the mysteries of health, disease, longevity and physical and emotional strength. This is the basis for bio-individuality.
To understand how to use our differences as strengths, let’s start by looking at what bio-individuality really means.
What is bio-individuality?
Bio-individuality is the recognition that each one of us is unique with highly personalized needs, especially in terms of nutrition. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to health. Everything about us, from the structure of our cells to the composition of our bodies, influences which foods and even which kinds of exercise will make us feel and perform our best.
If you’re a follower of The Blood Type Diet, you already know that blood type is one marker of individuality. There are countless stories about people who discovered health, vitality and joy in their lives through changing the way they eat and exercise based on their unique ABO blood type. But blood type is not the only marker. In fact, it’s just the beginning.
What is a GenoType?
Blood type is one gene – one out of about 30,000. This single marker gives us an extraordinary amount of useful information, as millions of Blood Type dieters can attest. But GenoTypes reflect the activity of many other genes, not just the one that determines blood type.
GenoTypes are an even more refined, complete, and accurate way of understanding the body than by blood type alone. Through extensive, detailed research, Dr. Peter D’Adamo has identified six genetic survival strategies, or GenoTypes, which correspond to certain external physical traits, such as body type, jaw shape and teeth patterns.
By using family history and a variety of simple diagnostic steps, including fingerprint analysis, body measurements, and jaw angle calculation, you can actually map out your individual genetic makeup. Why is it important? Because once you know your GenoType, you have the information you need to actually change the way your genes behave.
The power to alter your genes’ behavior
We all start out with genes that we inherit from our parents. It’s true that we can’t do anything about which chromosomes we end up with. We can’t add new genes or eradicate the ones we don’t want. But we can turn up the "volume" on some genes and turn it down on others.
For example, let’s say you have an inherited tendency for diabetes or heart disease. Through tailoring your diet and lifestyle based on your specific GenoType, it is possible to mute the genes responsible for those diseases. As you can imagine, this can vastly improve your capacity for health and happiness.
Each one of us has the power to alter our genes' behavior. We can reprogram our genes’ responses in order to lose and maintain weight, repair cells, avoid illness and even age well. We have the means to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.
The GenoType diet
The GenoType diet is further refinement of Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s work in personalized, bio-individual nutrition. Drawing on epigenetics, the study of the interaction between our genes and the environment, he takes his groundbreaking research to the next level.
In his book, Change Your Genetic Destiny, Dr. Peter D’Adamo defines a customized program for each GenoType that works with your individual genetic makeup to maximize health and help prevent disease. Without expensive tests, Change Your Genetic Destiny reveals your genetic strengths and weaknesses, providing a precise diet and lifestyle plan for every individual.
Interested in getting started? Discover your GenoType with our easy-to-use Home GenoTyping Kit.
Your bio-individual genetic history provides you with the information you need to unleash the vital life force your body was designed to provide. It is a truly twenty-first century plan for wellness.