Ten Ways Diet Typing Can Change Your Life!
Ross A. Hauser, M.D.
Caring Medical does a testing process called Diet Typing that we use to determine which kinds of foods and in which proportions a person needs to eat to reach their physical potential. You see, the purpose of food, believe or not, is not enjoyment, but to give the body energy. Let me say it one more time. The purpose of food is to give the body energy. Without sufficient energy, the body’s physical function is suboptimal. When the body feels fatigue, typically emotions and mental concentration also suffer. This affects not only the person, but family and colleague interactions as well.
Diet Typing™ involves two primary blood tests, best done in the fasting state (no food or drinks for at least 12 hours).
It is best to do the testing first thing in the morning. This time tells us the person’s physiology during homeostasis. Throughout the night, the body makes changes in its physiology. The question is - where is that physiology for the individual person?
The first part of Diet Typing is called a glucose tolerance test. It involves drinking a fruit drink with 50 or 100 grams of carbohydrates and then monitoring how slowly or quickly the body metabolizes the glucose (sugar). The body must have stable blood sugar levels to have maximum energy in order for each person to reach his/her physical potential.
The other part of Diet Typing involves a blood pH measurement. Blood pH is vital to energy production because the enzymes’ responsibilities for driving energy storage reactions are temperature and pH sensitive. Enzyme activity declines if the blood pH is even slightly outside of a very narrow range (7.42-7.44 with our blood pH monitor). When enzyme activity declines, chemical reactions involved in energy production slow. When overall energy slows, fatigue sets in. What also sets in is a lowering of the body temperature. Why not check your body temperature? You think it is 98.6 F. I doubt it, unless it is a very hot day. If you took your temperature in the morning and it is below 98.6 F, you have an energy production problem. You are not at your physical potential!
Once a person has Diet Typing, they will fall into one of five Diet Types: Lion, Otter, Bear, Monkey, or Giraffe Diet Types. They will be educated on the percentage of protein/fat and carbohydrates to eat. Obviously, the Lion eats the most amounts of fat and protein and the Giraffe eats the most amounts of carbohydrates.
Food Allergy Testing: There is one more test I believe everyone should get in addition to Diet Typing - blood Food Allergy Testing. This tests the blood to see you are making any IgG antibodies against certain foods. In other words, is your body seeing certain foods as invaders and mounting an immune attack against it? So if you are a Lion/Otter Diet Type and it is okay for you to eat cow’s milk, it sure would be nice to know if you were allergic to milk, wouldn’t it? Likewise, if you are a Monkey/Giraffe Diet Type, you better know if you can have wheat or not. If you are a Bear, which can have basically everything (in moderation), knowing which foods you are allergic to is also vitally important. Instead of allergenic foods giving you energy, they will take energy away from the body.
I can think of hundreds of reasons why you should get Diet Typing, but here are my top 10 reasons!
1. To Reach Your Physical Potential
We adults tell our children to just do their best, but yet we are content with mediocrity. The main reason people don’t reach their physical potential, quite honestly is because they are eating the wrong kinds of food. It goes way beyond just eating simple carbohydrates, processed foods, fried foods, foods with dyes in them, and desserts, which are bad for you. It is about eating the wrong amount of the wrong types of foods. I can’t tell you how many vegetarians I have seen in my practice who end up having carnivorous physiology upon getting the results of Diet Typing, and their health problems are actually because of their vegetarianism. Likewise, I have seen plenty of high protein people who now have serious health problems because their underlying physiology was more vegetarian. If you want to be as healthy as possible, then get Diet Typing.
2. To Truly Know What to Eat!
I believe a testing process that shows a person exactly what foods to eat and in what quantities, would have the average American saying “that is a good test to take!” But I would also say the majority of them wouldn’t take it themselves! How pitiful is that? I am sorry I am being cynical, but it is only the select few who really take their health seriously. It is the select few that really exercise seriously. It is also the select few that look at prevention of disease as important as looking for cures of diseases. The bottom line is one of the main factors in regard to how you feel, think, and act is related to the food that you are eating. If you truly want to know what to eat, then get Diet Typing.
3. To Feel Good Again!
I am a doctor so people come to me because they don’t feel good. The easiest way to start feeling good is to start changing your diet to the foods that will give you the maximum amount of energy. Generally, if you do this, the body will heal itself. People underestimate the power of food. How do you think the body makes muscles, tendons, skin tissue, hormones, brain neurotransmitters, and all the substances it makes so the complex workings of the body go along smoothly? Where do all these precursors and substrates come from? Yes, your food. If you are a “cupcakes in” kind of person, you will get “cupcakes out.” You are not going to be functioning on a filet mignon level by eating cupcakes or pasta from refined wheat. It ain’t going to happen. If you want to feel optimally, make sure you are eating optimally.
4. You Do Care About Staying Healthy
Almost everyone you ask would say that they care about staying healthy, but few do anything about it. If you are reading this article, then you are one of the select few that truly care about the prevention of disease. You know diet matters, so some of what I am saying is like “preaching to the choir.” Well, if that is the case, then send this article to one of your friends who are struggling with their health.
As you know most disease processes take years to develop. Arthritis, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and many others go on for years before people” discover” they have it. Well, the time to prevent it is now!
5. Improve Your Workouts and Athletic Performance
One third of my patients are devoted athletes. Probably another third do some form of exercise. Yes, it is sad to say, but about a third of my patiients don’t really do much exercise at all. So at least for the majority of you reading this, you understand that athletic performance, ability to workout, and even the quality of both of these, depends a lot on how much energy you have. By knowing what foods you need to eat, your body will have maximum energy stores (assuming you eat that way) which will translate into improved workouts and athletic performance. Recovery from tough workouts is also enhanced. I am writing this after running 18 miles through hills and ice/snow. How do I have the energy to do this? Because I eat according to my Lion/Otter Diet Type!
6. You DO Want to Lose Weight and Keep It Off!
Almost any diet you start will have the effect of you temporarily losing weight. The Hauser Diet, I believe, is the only diet that is based upon testing your response to carbohydrates and testing your blood pH. In other words, you and your spouse could have the same weight problem (20% over ideal body weight) and yet be put on two different Hauser Diets based upon your Diet Typing results. One of you could be put on the Otter Diet and another put on the Monkey Diet. Guess what would happen? You would both lose weight. Because the diet is based upon energy production, what should happen to your energy even though you are losing weight? You are right! Your energy should sky-rocket! What happens when you get more energy? Right again! You want to work out. What happens when you work out? Yep, you lose more weight. Don’t just lose weight. Get in shape. Diet Typing is the guide to get you there!
7. You Truly Do Want To Do More With Your Life!
Let’s face it! We are all getting older. I don’t know about you, but I still have a few dreams I want to see fulfilled. Let me give you a few of mine: do more medical missionary trips, set up a natural medicine charity clinic in the United States, publish 20 studies on the efficacy of Prolotherapy, get Prolotherapy accepted as a standard treatment for pain here in America and around the world, cycle across America with my wife on a tandem bike, swim in the U.S. national open water swimming tournaments in the 3, 6 and 10 mile categories, break 3 hours in the marathon, win an Ironman triathlon in my age group, and be the kind of person that my wife and God would be proud of. Actually the last one is the most important. You see I have a lot to do. I know you have a lot of dreams as well. Please don’t give up on your dreams because of the way you feel. Why not try Diet Typing; it could be the “key” you have been looking for!
8. To Help Your Friend or Family Member
We all know people who don’t feel well. Most of them, honestly, have just gone to traditional medical doctors and haven’t really considered the natural medicine approach. They’ve been eating the same foods for years and those foods have been getting them slowly sick for years. If your diet is lowering your blood pH (acidic) and you already have acid blood, then basically you have been harming yourself every time you eat. Yes, you have been making yourself sick. Well, this could be the case with your friend. By understanding your own Diet Type you are able to explain it to others. We often get see friends who are referred from our patients and those original patients are so grateful when they hear that their friends’ health has been turning around. If one family member is getting healthy by changes in diet, it only makes sense for the other family members to determine their Diet Types as well! Yes, this includes children. Just a little side note, almost every child we have ever seen at Caring Medical has improper diet as the root cause of their condition(s). Children, for sure, need Diet Typing along with blood Food Allergy Testing, if they have a medical condition that is not resolving. Food allergies are quite common in children. The best test is the blood test, as this tests for chronic long term allergies. Of the children who do the testing and then changes his/her diet accordingly, not even one of the children in our practice has ever required allergy shots.
9. To Be Happier
I don’t know about you, but it seems like people are less happy these days. I think it is a major problem. Unhappiness is like a cancer. Have one unhappy person in the family and the whole family suffers. Have one unhappy employee and it is like a cancer in a department and possibly in a whole company.
Many people are unhappy because they either feel sad or just don’t feel good. The amazing thing about Hauser Diet Typing is that if a person gets more energy, even if their social situation isn’t that good, they feel much better. People who are physically strong can handle a lot more stress. They can handle a lot more “unhappiness,” if you will, and still keep a cool head. If you or someone you love just seems unhappy, please don’t overlook problems with blood pH or blood sugar levels (carbohydrate metabolism) as a potential cause. Diet Typing may hold the cure for them.
10. To Reverse Diseases and Other Health Conditions
Realize nothing said in this article has been analyzed by the FDA, AMA, ADA or any other governing bodies. It is the opinion of Ross A. Hauser, M.D. It is based on my experience doing blood pH testing and glucose tolerance tests over the course of the last 14 years in medical practice. I just speak what I have seen. I have seen plenty of medical conditions reversed with changes in diet. Yes, that includes fatigue, pain, hypertension, heart disease, infertility, libido issues, gastroenteritis, anxiety, depression, aching, diabetes, obesity, and host of other conditions. I can not guarantee that your condition will be reversed, but almost all conditions can be helped by optimizing diet. The way to do it is with Diet Typing. Every person should know what Diet Type they are and what food allergies they have. By eating in a manner that will give you the maximum amount of energy, you can hopefully reach your physical potential. When that happens, anything is possible. Yes, even the reversal of chronic diseases.
There is no time like the present! What are you waiting for?! Remember, when you eat great, you’ll feel great!