Everyone has their opinion on why there preferred diet is better than the next one, including MDs and PhDs. Our Diet Culture Is Exhausting.
But can there really be a one-size-fits-all diet?
Ask yourself, how can one particular diet apply to all genetic types, since we each have a unique genetic code?
Is it really that simple?
How I Found An Answer
Over the past couple of years, I have been through so much nutritional research, following MD’s and Ph.D.’s on Twitter to try and make sense of all the various opinions on what the optimal “diet” is. I wanted to know which diet would prevent illnesses and diseases as well as increase my lifespan. Ultimately, what I was searching for was a health philosophy or ‘code’ I could incorporate into my day-to-day life.
After spending years searching for the right ‘recipe’ for nutrition I developed my health code based on hard evidence. My journey into nutrition started with unexpected diagnoses of my wife, the love of my life, which changed our lives forever. While this situation was horrific, there was a silver lining. I found my personal health code through extensive research.
How My Health Code Will Aid My Family’s Future
I firmly believe the health code I have incorporated into my family’s life will serve well into the future. Why do I call it a code? Because health and nutrition today requires us to be code-breakers.
Marketing teams have become increasingly excellent at packaging and selling us items that are so-called ‘healthy’ when they contain countless chemicals. Undoubtedly, new trending diets are utilized to sell products that aren’t good for us. Thus Our Diet Culture Is Exhausting.
On top of that, we are pushed to consume more and more. In reality, our bodies only need a limited amount of food to sustain themselves and optimum nutrition requires choosing the right food. Unfortunately, stress and even dissatisfaction drive us to consume more food than we have to.
And I must admit, I have been on occasion, the type to consume more than I needed. But now, thanks to my Health Code, I remind myself why I and my family are living by this code.
At this point, you may be wondering what I’m talking about. What is a health code?
To me, a health code is your mindset and attitude towards food. It involves looking after yourself, play the long game, live longer, and improve yourself.
Unfortunately, there is an overwhelming amount of information about what is good for you. So much so, that you get lost in the information and struggle to decipher what works for you.
Where to begin
Firstly, you need to understand where your health stands today.
And to do this, you need a DNA/genetic profile to get a breakdown of your genetics that you can export into an excel format.
This is important because it highlights which gene variants you should be wary of and what you can do now to prevent the risk of any future illness/disease from occurring.
So that being said, what I did was use a company called 23andMe to get my DNA profile.
They send you a saliva kit and once processed, you simply login and download your profile into excel data.
I then uploaded this data into a website created by a research scientist and nutritional expert. She is a person who has helped more than she will ever know.
Follow the science
She, Dr. Rhonda Patrick, is my personal nutritionist and she has been instrumental in assisting me in identifying my gene variances. I even discovered that I have a 40% increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease later in life if I do not take precautionary measures today.
To do the same, simply upload your excel report into her website, foundmyfitness.com, and create a summary of noteworthy gene variants.
It’s also helpful to get an in-depth blood analysis to see precisely where you’re at. A hair analysis can add even more helpful information into the mix to see what, if any, toxic heavy metals are in your body.
The First Part of Your Code
Armed with this information, you can move forward to create a new health code for your life.
One of the first steps you can take, even without the information from your analysis, is to start juicing. Most people refer to this as a green smoothie.
However, the ingredients you use in your green juice is important. Your body requires 15-20 servings of vegetables in one glass.
One important element is a micro-nutrient smoothie, magnesium-based, including the most potent vegetable out there, Broccoli Sprouts. Science confirms (as the video below will show you) that Broccoli Sprouts are critical to premium nutrition.
Avoid acidic fruits that can neutralize the chemical compound in Broccoli Sprouts which is important. Incorporate this into your daily life to maximize your health.
However, it’s the next step that you might struggle more with…
Time-Restricted Eating (TRE) are eating windows, commonly known as fasting. But this is not ‘fasting’ as fasting is 24 hours or more.
Recent research shows that the most beneficial type of fasting is 48 hours or more water only. This is where the process of autophagy and ketosis start. This type of fasting is not for everyone. Always consult a specialist.
I personally use an app called Zero Fasting which gives you multiple windows to try to stick to. I started at 13:11 which is 13 hours of fasting and 11 hours of eating.
This is also known as eating according to your circadian clock. This encourages you to eat when the sun rises and to stop when the sun sets, putting your body in tune with nature. This app also explains the various other types of fasting.
So how does this work? You would simply stop eating at 7 pm, or at least 3 hours before bed, and then wait until at least 8 am to start eating for the day. Then you will eat throughout the day and restart the fast in the evening.
You can work towards the 16:8 restricted eating goal, which is what many health experts recommend for optimum results.
However, after reading and watching some of Dr. Valter Longo books and interviews. His research suggests that the so called “intermittent fasting” is actually is not the optimum method for longevity. And recommends prolonged fasting as a superior method along with a caloric restricted plan like the one he had developed called Fast mimicking diet.
Pro Tip: Drink Black Tea, Chinese Green Jasmine and Japanese matcha, and check out the book Eat to Beat Disease by Dr William Li.
Start Your Health Code
The journey to health is highly personal. Consider sharing your journey in the comments or even juice recipes you’ve used along the way. I would love to hear from you!
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