When I think of my time at @integrativenutrition, I think about bio-individuality, but do people understand bio-individuality?
The premise of bio-individuality is that each body needs something different to function because our innate response to foods differs. “Each individual is unique, meaning nutritional requirements will vary from person to person.” However, if you apply bio-individuality ALL the way, would that not mean that our core vitals would be different for each person, not just our food?
Does bio-individuality make sense applied ONLY to nutrition?
Food is supposed to nourish our cells and our blood. Does it make sense that a wide variation in diets across the human race is normal when our blood parameters across the human race are so similar, in fact, almost identical?
Understanding Our Bodies Established Normal
To illustrate what I mean, let me give you examples. Medicine has established that we have a ‘normal’ body temperature of 37.6 C or 97.6 F. Doctors in Australia, Japan, Maldives, Senegal, and Canada all agree that the normal human blood temperature is the same.
Any variance from this temperature is considered abnormal and causes us to feel unwell. If we are genuinely bio-individual, that implies we all must have a unique body temperature?
Take any measure of blood: blood pressure, blood alkalinity (normal is considered pH 7.365), blood sugar, blood oxygen, and blood salt levels (sodium & potassium). There are standard established normals for these values. Doctors are able to treat patients because of established normals for the human body.
The Range Of Established Normal
The range of established normal is similar. Our bodies operates on homeostasis. Thus they maintain a range of established normal. Homeostasis brings the body variances back to normal effectively and quickly.
Our body feels well within the range of established normal for blood temperature, blood oxygen, blood sugar, blood salt levels (sodium + potassium), blood pressure, and blood alkalinity. So it make sense that we eat food to maintain the range of established normal.
The basic parameters are that we need glucose and mineral salts (two of the most critical measures for our blood).
Why Making The Body Work Hard Is Not Helpful
How can a diet that causes a considerable variance in these blood parameters be good for us? Just because the body works hard to bring you back to homeostasis, doesn’t mean that those foods are helpful or even OK. Causing the body to constantly work “hard” to bring parameters back to normal puts extra pressure on the body. Is this a smart strategy?
For example, when you drink water with an alkalinity of 9, your stomach will not let that water through at ph 9. The stomach will work hard to bring the pH back to the normal blood alkalinity of 7.365 before releasing the water into the rest of the gut. The same goes for foods that you consume. If you consume highly acidic foods like coffee, vinegar, or fermented foods, the body works harder to maintain homeostasis. The body must pull minerals from its reserves to neutralize the acid before releasing it into the gut. These minerals create alkalinity. In both instances, the body works hard which is tremendously taxing.
We understand this concept clearly with machines. Take our cars for example. If you own a vehicle with optimum engine performance on premium unleaded fuel, will you fill it with leaded fuel?
The problem is that the optimum fuel for a car is clearly defined, but for the human body, we argue about what fuel is best. There is no agreement as to the proper fuel for our bodies. Confusion around the human diet is created by the forces who don’t want us to know the truth about how our body works.
Doctors know how to stabilize the human body in an emergency situation by paying attention to blood parameters. And when those normalize, they understand that the crisis we are experiencing will clear. These are life-saving measures that have been well understood and applied successfully for decades.
Missing The Root Cause
The problem in applying the same approach as the ER to chronic illness is that we are missing a key point about the root causes of chronic illness. The key to the root cause of all chronic illness is that our bodies are poisoned by pathogens, pesticides, toxic heavy metals, and radiation.
Medical Medium’s defines bio-individuality as the broad variance of pathogens and poisons in our bodies. If you take into account all the different pathogens (viral & bacterial). Add to that, the variance in different types of toxic heavy metals. Additionally, all of the MSG, pesticides, radiation exposures, and how much toxic adrenaline we are exposed to on a daily basis. Furthermore, the amount of acidity we consume through our foods. You can understand why the poison-individuality to which Anthony refers can be extreme.
Poison-individuality is the true root cause of bio-individuality.
“The unique poison blend that we carry really is as unique as a fingerprint for us and is what actually differentiates us from one person to another. And the unique poison load that we carry does change our response to different foods.”
– Muneeza Ahmed
What Our Bodies Need To Heal
Essentially, our bodies need plenty of glucose, mineral salts, hydration, and peace to heal. The first two will be supported by the ER doctors as they use those measures to stabilize patients during an acute situation. Our bodies need fresh fruits, potatoes, sweet potatoes, squashes, leafy greens, celery, cucumber, limes and lemons for mineral salts. These foods represent a perfect balance to keep our blood parameters more stable.
So I ask you the question: If we focus on keeping ourselves stable with plenty of glucose and mineral salts, would we need the ER or other doctors to help us stabilize? Wouldn’t the body do this naturally? I think so.
Please leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts – I would love to hear from you.
To your health & happiness,
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