YOUR BODY TYPE AND ITS FOOD NEEDS
Different body types have specific dietary features related to their genetics, autonomic nervous system function, and their mineral and nutrient absorption patterns. Most types of people need to emphasize certain foods in their diets to enhance their genetic endowment for health and healing.
I have found that comparing yourself with celebrity examples helps your understanding of body types and their dietary needs, virtues, talents, limitations, etc.
My book on “The 22 Unique Body Types” is now available on Amazon. Consider first obtaining the booklet, “Q & A to Identify your Body Type.”
Body type’ is a term scholars give to a particular combination of personality and physical features. ‘Type’ comes from ‘typus’ meaning an image or impression, the study of types being called typology. Victor Rocine (c.1910) studied human biochemical individuality based on mineral absorption, noting that all minerals are absorbed in everybody (along with other nutrients), but that different types of people selectively absorb more, or less, of certain minerals (and of other nutrients). Doctors Clifford Severn and Bernard Jensen both studied under Rocine, and I was blessed to study with these two great teachers (and for many years with Severn).
Many types can be subdivided into thin, medium or fat varieties depending on their sub-types. This division of types was described in 1930’s research at Harvard University by Herbert Sheldon, MD, where he proved the existence of these types and coined the popular expressions: ectomorphs (thin types), mesomorphs (muscle types), and endomorphs (fat types).
A combination of mental and structural features is consistently found in people of the same type.
In my types work, I have combined the knowledge of the past researchers Rocine and Sheldon, and integrated them with new dietary findings and celebrity examples of each type, to make the reading of this work both interesting and educational. After knowing their types you will better understand yourself, your mates, friends, family members, and everyone you interact with.
GENERAL TYPE CHARACTERISTICS
Your body type identification is assisted by you working through questionnaires, and from photographs of you and your parents. Your type identification provides you with characteristics like: diet, talents, likes, dislikes, love, habits, endurance, relationships, inclinations, nutrition needs, physical build, celebrity examples, disease tendencies, biochemical aspects, and mental and emotional tendencies.
Remember that a type description does not characterize you exactly, but depicts you as an individual variant of your type. Do not expect the type information to fit you like a glove: look for the generally correct data.
This study of types is a complex matter. We also all have a sub-type, which requires considerable skill to identify, and this may complicate the typing of a thin or fat individual. However, the major type is the most important issue as it affects your health and healing the most.
After spending 45 years in observing types of people it is easier for me to identify a type, but it takes much study of people to become proficient in this skill.
* * *