While researching the relationship between cancer and diabetes, I discovered that there was a topic I had previously been incorrect about. Although I was able to help thousands of people with my recommendations, there was a factor that I had missed: We are all different!
We all have different body types with varying hereditary factors. In other words, what might work for one person may not work for another. While some may do better on a more carnivorous diet (meat-eating), others do better on a vegetarian-like diet.
In my studies, I discovered the fascinating work of Dr. William Donald Kelley, who was a very sought-after dentist in the 1980s who was known for his work in treating over 20,000 cases of cancer using proteolytic enzyme therapy (enzymes that digest proteins). I also studied the work of Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez who continues to offer and protect the cancer treatments that Dr. Kelley originally started.
From studying these two doctors, I learned that there are major differences in metabolisms from one person to the next, primarily due to the individual’s nervous system. While some would be able to reduce a cancerous tumor by consuming a mostly vegetarian diet, there were cases where this same diet would make things worse.
There have even been clues to this exact phenomenon in history, such as with the Daiala Lama. In the 1960s, he decided to become a strict vegetarian. Two years later, he became very sick with hepatitis (a viral infections in the liver that can be deadly). After trying various treatments that did not help, his doctor finally suggested that he start eating meat again. Shortly after this diet change, he became well again. Today, he continues to consume meat as part of his diet.
The short of it is this: There is no “ideal” or “perfect” diet that would work for every person out there. When it comes to improving your metabolism, it’s vital to know which type of food should dominate your diet.
The system of cable-connected nerves within the body is called the “autonomic nervous system”. It is divided into two systems that opposite to one another. One of these systems is called the “sympathetic” nervous system and the other is called the “parasympathetic” nervous system. Although they are opposites, they are also complementary to each other.
To keep things simple, I have renamed these as the EXCITED and PASSIVE nervous systems. Those who are predominately “sympathetic” would be EXCITED, and those who are predominately “parasympathetic” are PASSIVE.
There are various characteristics associated with each type of nervous system. For example, an EXCITED nervous system type will produce higher amounts of the stress hormone, adrenaline and cortisol. This, in turn, causes the body to have high glucose levels (blood sugar), which can cause weight gain.
The PASSIVE nervous system type, on the other hand, produces greater amounts of the neurotransmitter (a type of chemical produced by nerve cells) serotonin, which calms the body. This type is prone to weight gain simply due to the fact that their nervous system promotes very little movement.
To determine which type you are, I have put together the following list of questions:
- Is it hard for you to digest red meat, or does it take you a long time?
- When you eat saturated fats (butter, heavy whipping cream, etc), does it make you feel bad physically?
- Do you have trouble sleeping or do you wake up easily?
- When you eat late at night, do you have trouble sleeping?
- When you eat late at night, do you have trouble with digestion?
If you answered, “YES” or “sometimes” to any of the above (even only 1), your body is leaning more towards the EXCITED nervous system type. If you answered “NO” to all questions, then your body is leaning towards the PASSIVE nervous system type.
Depending on whether you are the EXCITED or PASSIVE type, your diet will vary.
For example, the EXCITED nervous system type will do best with a vegetarian-like diet, some lean meats (chicken, fish, turkey, etc), a minimal amount of lower-fat, fresh cheese, etc.
The PASSIVE type, however, will do best with a more carnivorous diet (meat-eating), with higher fats, cheeses, etc.
Determining your nervous system type and consuming the appropriate diet is vital when it comes to improving your metabolism. However, it is only one factor of many that can slow or speed up your metabolism.
To learn more about these two nervous system types and any of the other factors that can affect the metabolism, read my book “The Power of Your Metabolism”, where I cover these topics more extensively.
The more you know about the “problem” (a slow metabolism), the better you will be able to improve it!