Personalized Nutrition: Finding Exactly What Nutrients Will Restore Your Health
Dr. Greg Tefft, the World’s Leading Expert in Personalized Nutrition & author of the internationally bestselling book Your Personal Life, Measuring What Your Body Needs to Live Lean, Long, Strong & Better joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Nutrition Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Greg Tefft discuss the following:
What really is personalized nutrition and why do you say in your book it’s not “You are what you eat” but that “You are what you retain?”
You say that you believe all disease is a matter of what we eat...Let me quote you here. “Experiencing the fastest healing process and the healthiest, fittest, longest life possible is totally based on a tug- of-war between what’s inside of you and what choices you are exposed to and make from the outside. Food is always the dominant variable.” Can you comment further on this.
Tell us about the testing program that you developed and perfected over the past 60 years? How does it work and what does it tell you about someone’s health... how is it different than other medical testing?
Dr. Greg Teftt, author of the internationally bestselling book Your Personal Life, Measuring What Your Body Needs to Live Lean, Long, Strong & Better, is a renowned board-certified naturopathic and chiropractic physician, three-time Natural Mr. America, former Olympic and U.S. Swim Team sports-med staff doctor, and well known drugless clinician to the stars at Malibu Health & Rehabilitation Center. He says that EVERY illness can be traced to what we put in our mouths. And the opposite holds true, every illness can be eliminated by putting the RIGHT foods in our mouths.
Now that doesn’t mean eating the accepted standard “healthy diet,” or living on wheatgrass and kale. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Because EVERY body is different -- which means that your health is a matter of what is nutritionally correct for your body only. You must give it the very nutrients that are lacking, while reducing the ones that are excessive. And the only way to accomplish this is to test using a lock of your hair instead of 1,000 blood tests as the basis for an exacting analysis. This ends the guesswork by you or your doctors.
Why is using ONE lock of hair so vital as a biopsy specimen? Because it’s the same as taking twelve blood tests a day for three months. This approach eliminates daily errors in blood fluctuations and identifies long term mineral and related nutrient patterns that are more reliable for therapeutic intervention and permanent change. Urine and saliva do not measure up as saliva provides no reflection of nutrient status, while urine shows what is excreted, not assimilated by cells.
Furthermore, in his book, Dr.Tefft lays out why the health system is failing people today with standardized nutrition advice--and just how our genes and metabolic state predetermine what works for us and what doesn’t. According to Dr. Tefft, “Experiencing the fastest healing process and the healthiest, fittest, longest life possible is totally based on a tug-of-war between what’s inside of you and what nutrition choices you make as well as what you are exposed to from the outside environment. Food is always the dominant variable.”