Uniquely You

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Ever wonder why when your friend swears that after going vegetarian or vegan or paleo or whatever, that her skin clears up, her digestive problems go away, and her energy increases, but when you eat this way, you experience none of these benefits so clearly obvious in your friend?

We are all biochemically unique; so no one way of eating will suit us all. Dietary needs vary from person to person, which is why what’s best for a vegetarian may not be right for a meat eater. Even within a single family, individual reactions to food such as dairy or wheat can vary widely. If you are attracted to certain foods, or repelled by certain foods, this may be your body’s way of telling you that you need something in your diet, or that you may have an allergy or sensitivity to a certain food.

You also need to understand that your body is always changing and has different dietary needs at different times throughout your life. Your activity level also plays a big part, so does your level of stress.

All of these variables contribute to the complex interplay of cells within your body which is why your body’s needs are different at times throughout your life. You wouldn’t go to your doctor once in your life and expect that to do you for the rest of your days—it’s the same for your nutritional needs.

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