Everyone is different. This means that if one way of eating works for someone, it might now work for you. Reversely, your diet may not be completely optimal for someone else.
It is important to understand this concept as nutrition science moves forward. People are different, and complex.
Oftentimes diets are overly glorified because they work wonderfully for a specific individual, or several individuals. But they can be equally ridiculed when they don’t work for some.
This is why it’s critical to keep in mind the variance in human metabolism, biochemistry, and lifestyle.
Everything that works for me may not work for you.
Everything that works for you may not work for me.
Experimentation with your own nutrition and lifestyle is imperative if you want to find the nirvana of health. Don’t just take people’s word for it. Change your lifestyle, if you feel like things can be improved. Try new things.
Nutrition science, despite its universal influence, is still a developing science. Fortunately, there seems to be a pickup in interest and research in food as the obesity epidemic increases in severity. Some myths are being disproven, and new discoveries are being made.
However, no matter the source, you will always find this common message: processed food is a contributing factor to bad health.
Whether you choose to follow a paleo diet, vegan, vegetarian, low carb, bulletproof, or whatever, just remember that if you stay away from processed food, you will always be better off, no matter your genetics, age, body type, or situation.
Until next time~