I've been in and around the field of nutrition for over
40 years, as an entrepreneur, a writer, and in the quest for my own
optimum health. Every year or so there has been a new diet that has
claimed to be "the answer". For some it has been; for most it hasn't.
And every year so there has been at least one nutrient that has been
"the answer" for some specific condition. For some it has been; for
most it hasn't.
You probably suspect
what I'm going to say next: The reason for nutritional inconsistencies
is that they fail to take individuality into account. I don't
have to say a single thing to persuade you that you are different from
everybody else. Is there any good reason to believe that biochemically,
or metabolically, you are the same as everybody else? Of course not.
Yet for those diets and nutrients to be universally effective, we would
all have to be like peas in a pod, all metabolically indistinguishable
one from another.
What's needed in the field of nutrition is a system that starts
with metabolic individuality, that builds upon it as a foundation for
everything it recommends. Such a system needs to be verifiable and repeatable
and able to sort through the many factors that determine metabolic individuality.
Such a system actually exists. It is Metabolic Typing, brilliantly assembled
by Bill Wolcott over twenty-five years of astute research and diligent
cooperation with hundreds of health professionals.
Peas-in-a-pod nutrition is nonsense, an archaic holdover from the 20th
century. Metabolic Typing should be the foundation of 21st century nutrition.
What follows are excerpts from Bill's article,
Typing: Answering the Unanswerable