The Nutrition Solution

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The Nutrition Solution, Harold J Kristal, D. D. S. and James M. Haig, N. C., 2002: North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA, 285 pages

The nutritional solution is probably the most important book on metabolic metabolism. There are also other biochemical typing books, one of which is suitable for the blood type. The fact that The Nutrition Solution is the best metabolic manual because it combines four different metatarsals and provides both theoretical basis and the four empirical evidence. Much of the audience reading the review has never heard about metabolic typing. That's why some background information is needed before we continue to criticize The Nutrition Solution.

Crystal book is heavily influenced by another important ingredient in metabolic typing — The Metabolic Typing Diet. The author of this book, William Wolcott, originally believed that there were two types of metabolism, fast and slow oxidants. This opinion was influenced by George Watson, PhD, who wrote in the Psychochemical Response on various food oxidation rates. Much later, Kristal knew Wolcott's theory, suggesting that there were four types of metabolism, not two. Wolcott believed that there were two main metabolism systems: oxidative and autonomous. The oxidative system is described in every biochemical book as a standard system for the breakdown of energy sources. Well-defined and relatively undisputed. Oxygen combines energy with molecules produced from carbon and hydrogen. A similar reaction occurs in a gasoline engine to release energy from the chemical octane. Some people who oxidize foods more quickly than usual are called fast oxidants. It oxidizes foods at some slower speeds and is called slow oxidants.

The autonomic system is responsible for the neuronal regulation of the hormonal metabolism of hormones and neurotransmitters. Although the study of the autonomic system is a "traditional" science that has been taught in the Bio-Medical area for decades, it is new and thus slightly less defined than the oxidative system. The two arms of the autonomous system are sympathetic and parasympathetic. The sympathetic branch is often stimulating (eg increasing heart rate), while the parasympathetic branch is most inhibitory (eg decreasing heart rate). Both oxidative and autonomous systems interact with one another, feedback each other to ensure that the entire metabolism of the body works smoothly. Everyone has both the oxidative and the autonomic system but does not always balance. In some cases, it often dominates the other, including food digestion and assimilation. Francis Pottenger Sr. made several self-experiments on animals at the beginning of the 20th century and concluded that individual mammals (including humans) are most often dominated by one of the autonomous branches. This theory is generally recognized as the father of autonomous typography

. There is a second variable in the metabolic equation: the pH of the blood. Usually the arterial blood pH is between 7.37 and 7.43, averaging 7.40. The more acidic the blood, the lower the pH; The more alkaline the blood, the higher the pH. Totally neutral pH 7.00 so the pH of the blood is somewhat alkaline. However, if the pH falls below 7.40, it may be relatively acidic, although technically still slightly alkaline. Most foods like eyes and meats release the acids when they get digested. Many vegetables are an exception to this – they are more alkaline. However, what happens in the digestion and what happens to the blood's pH may be two different things. For reasons still not known, some foods increase the pH of the blood in certain people, and some foods show lower pH in humans. The same food can increase the blood's pH in one person and reduce it in another.

This is important for two reasons. First, the pH of the blood should be kept within a narrow range so that the various enzymes and other components of the blood stream can function optimally. If the pH value of the blood is too high or too low, serious problems may arise with human health, including seizures, coma and even death. Secondly, the person's blood flow within the clinical range is 7.37-7.43, but they can approach one extreme and the consumption of "bad" foods can further shift them from the optimal pH to 7.40. The good news is that if you know and understand your metabolism, you are planning a nutritional program to help balance the blood's pH to the optimum level.

The two higher metabolic types are slow oxidants and parasympathetic agents. The two lower blood pH-metabolic types are fast oxidants and sympathetic. Slow oxidants and sympathetic are better at complex carbohydrates, while fast oxidants and parasympathetics often feed more fat and protein. Why would that be? As for oxidation, the answer is relatively simple. Carbohydrates are first used as fuel, followed by fat, followed by protein. Therefore, the fastest use of carbohydrates. If someone is doing a quicker metabolism then the carbohydrates burn faster than they should. The result is blood sugar, energy and emotional fluctuations, as well as blood pH (lower). The protein and fat burning process is slower, slowing down the metabolism of fast oxidants. Slow oxidants tend to burn carbohydrates at a more normal rate, but too much fat and protein in the diet slow down the metabolism. They get a raised and nauseous feeling after a meal with rich protein and fat. The pH of the blood may also move in the wrong direction (higher).

For the parasympathetic and sympathetic, the established scientific image is unclear why there are blood pH changes that are contrary to the oxidative types. Kristal admits in the book that he does not know why this is, but the empirical evidence is clear that this is the case. Parasitic Patients are pursuing faster metabolism, such as fast oxidants, and therefore have better fats and proteins in their diet. The pH of the alkaline blood is reduced to 7.40 by the addition of the protein. The sympathetic are like slow oxidants because they are metabolized more slowly. It is better on carbohydrates, which raises the pH of relatively acidic blood to the normal level of 7.40. Some people are internally balanced, the pH of the blood is at or near 7.40, and pH values ​​are not affected much if they eat at all, with different foods. Crystal's colleague, Wolcott, formulates these people as mixed types. Crystalline pH Changes in Blood Patients' Glucose Potassium Challenge (Potassium Stimulates Autonomy)

In reality, most people have never been tested for arterial blood's pH as this is not a routine test and can cause an infection. The blood from the artery was deep inside the body, not the veins near the outer skin as most blood tests. Most of the work with the pH and nutrition of the blood was done several decades ago, and the results are used as a model to predict theoretically one type of metabolism. In other words, the metabolic-typographer is capable of experiencing the symptoms experienced by the client and works backwards to determine whether the physical condition is theoretically inside. Your healthcare provider may also take venous blood and determine its pH. The pH of the venous blood is somewhat lower than that of arterial blood, between 7.32 and 7.38, so that the pH of the optimal venous blood is 7.40 instead of 7.35. Carefully, the pH of the venous blood is usually as accurate as the arterial blood pH

. One thing that can be questioned in this book when Kristal repeatedly states that the optimal venous blood's pH is 7.46. He certainly knows that the 7.46 is a great value, whether it is a traditional medical definition or holistic opinion. The pH of the blood is 7.46, even for arterial blood, but it is particularly high, possibly dangerous for venous blood. What he can say is the optimal blood pH 7.46 at room temperature (25oC or 77oF) when the blood samples were taken from a warm body and then tested in a laboratory. The pH will only change by +/- 0.0144 for every C (C) change, but keep in mind that even such a small change can have major consequences. The human body is generally 37oC (99oF), which is 12oC higher than the room temperature. The pH decreases with increasing temperature and vice versa. Thus, the pH values ​​are 12 x 0.0144 = 0.173 as the temperature has decreased. As mentioned above, the average blood volume of the venous blood is 7.35, so that 7.35 + 0.173 = 7.52 pH at room temperature. Crystal samples may have been tested somewhere between room temperature and body temperature, say 30oC (86oF). This corresponds to an average vein blood pH of 7.45 (7.35 + 0.101), which correlates well with its "optimal" pH of 7.46. Whatever the case, the book should have mentioned the temperature at which the blood samples of the participants were studied. PH 7.46 is not healthy at body temperature; it is very important for readers to know and understand this.

There are a number of occasional stories as it is customary in the health book, which describes more alternative treatment options. The self-study questionnaire consists of 30 questions. The metabolism of carbohydrate (Group I) and protein / fat (Group II) are very detailed. However, there is no real reference to which group of foods belong to. It is apparent that carbohydrates belong to Group I and most protein / fat is listed in Group II. It belongs to a group, but many fruits and vegetables belong to both groups. It is even more complicated that foods from the same vegetable (eg broccoli and cauliflower) are offered to different groups, although the foods themselves are very closely linked. It would be good if Kristal referred to this information, even if this was a second book. The reviewer acknowledged that he had opposed the broccoli resistance to the cauliflower before reading that the cauliflower was acceptable to the II. For a group of diets (not broccoli). This is anecdotal information (without statistical evidence), and anecdotal information is holistic concepts are heavily dependent, better or worse.

Diet menus are very common in such books, they are pretty good because they are all visible on two sides. This makes it easier for the reader to mix and mix different dishes in the menu without having to turn over dozens of pages to find a good eating combination. Not everyone will enjoy all of the food combinations and Kristal does a decent job of not pushing the reader into cooking / ingredients for each meal in detail. It provides a good overview of fruit juices, nutritional combinations, soups, etc. Nutrition theory. Kristal recommends more than 25% of protein in the II. Group types of proteins / fats that may be hard through some kidney kidney. If you follow your advice, be sure to drink lots of high quality (spring) water and tell your doctor about the amount of protein you want to eat. Kristal briefly explains reactions to different foods based on the individual's blood sample. It's probably that much information about the type of blood that anyone needs. As mentioned earlier, there is a third (III) group that is balanced between carbohydrate (Group I) and protein / fat (Group II). Many researchers believe that the group of foods-balanced people is the healthiest; however, it depends directly on the pH of the blood, which may be theoretically balanced. In reality, there are many variables that can not be accounted for in the "balanced" classification of some people. Section III. Those in the group can be equally balanced for carbohydrates and protein / fat, yet they are balanced on self-control. Some III. People in the group can be really balanced between carbohydrates and protein / fat but still have no balanced blood. If it belongs to a group, it consumes carbohydrates, the pH of the blood in theory must be more balanced and the same applies to the carbohydrate. For groups of foods that consume more protein and fat. However, this does not mean that a An individual in the group would need exactly 50% carbohydrate and 50% protein / fat to balance it. Each metabolically differs from one another and testing on a paper on a paper does not reflect the pH of the blood, and balancing the pH balance of the blood itself does not necessarily help all the problems.

An important part of the book, sum of amounts and ratios. The types of Group I are better with magnesium and straight vitamin C (ascorbic acid); The II. are better on calcium and calcium ascorbate (buffered vitamin C). There is a good section on hormones, which is simple enough for most lay people to understand. Interestingly, Kristal does not recommend the accessories unless he feels that the person really needs it. In other words, you try to find the proper nutrition of a metabolic type in a large part of your work on recovering health. One of the most interesting parts of the book is that, according to Kristal's theory, the Type I group is prone to developing cardiovascular diseases when they consume too many simple carbohydrates, In the group, the development of diabetes is a tendency. Some patients have some impressive statistics to support this theory. In addition, the types of Group I are more likely to be prone to cancer for some reason. Could you eat too much protein and fat for their type? That may be, but more research is needed. Finally, the reference part is appropriate but does not contain many reputable articles in academic journals or textbooks to help legitimize metabolic typing.

How does this book change? The nutritional solution is very important for nutrition, the bio-medical area and the general public. This is due to the need to explain how the metabolism changes between individuals and that the simplification system describes someone metaphorically. It can not be emphasized how important this concept is. However, from the strict scientific point of view, it is still a concept at the hypothesis stage. There are many observations about metabolic typing, which can not be explained even at the scientific level. Perhaps one of the most important questions is that the same food in two different humans (with two different metabolic types) may cause blood pH reactions. Until you have a solid understanding of this mechanism and other metabolic problems, this emerging area in the bio-medical community will not be widely accepted. Metabolic typing is a work in progress, but this fact can not get rid of the importance of reading a nutritional solution.

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