Updated: Oct 31
The principle of bio-individuality holds that we are all unique bio-individuals with varying nutritional needs based largely on our genetic inheritance. This principle is powerfully stated by nutritional pioneer Roger Williams, Ph.D., D.Sc., in his book Biochemical Individuality: "If we continue to try to solve [ nutritional ] problems on the basis of the average man, we will be continually in a muddle. Such a man [ average ] does not exist." Dr. Roger Williams introduced the concept that people have a genetic need for certain types of food and varying ratios of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. He also demonstrated that people respond differently to the same vitamins, minerals, and other nutritional co-factors. What this means is that we can no longer just simply prescribe --- in an across-the-board, general way---any particular nutrient for a specific disease. We must first discover the bio--individuality of the person who will be taking the nutrients. Contrary to this is the fallacy of "allopathic thinking" which, as a rule, does not address the person's underlying biochemical individuality. The allopathic concept of "one diet for everyone" is based on the false assumption that every human being's metabolism is the same and that there is one kind of nutritional approach and specific supplement regime which works for everyone and every disease. The future of nutrition is based on continuing to discover the principles that determine metabolic bio-individuality. The practitioner's role will be to assist individuals in creating diets that match their unique metabolic and physiological needs.
The Genetic Test offered at SFN will give a very detailed report about what your genes reveal. You'll learn what your genotypes suggest about your ability to lose weight and body fat in response to different types of diets and exercise programs. You will also gain insights into your potential status for variety of micronutrients, as well as the likely health effects you may experience from regular exercise. Your analyzed genotype results are followed by a detailed explanation and success strategy. The medical team at Gx Slim will evaluate your potential response and take in to account what evidence -based research recommendations on diet and exercise suggesting the optimal approach for effective body weight management to provide you with concrete success strategies. This guidance may give you that extra edge in finding the right plan that helps you maximize the results you get from dieting and exercise. While we can't change our genes, we can change our behaviors to take advantage of what our genes say about our bodies.