Your “Oxidative Type” is Part of Your Unique Healing Equation
Why your unique body type plays an essential role in healing breast cancer
Understanding what causes cancer in the first place can help us start moving in the right direction and stimulate the healing process to reverse the cancer state. Over the years I’ve read a lot about how the human body functions in all its intricacies. While I am a Biology/Chemistry major and learned all about how alike we are in form and function, what I have learned since my college education is that we are more like snowflakes. While we have the same basic building materials those materials are put together in different ways making us each unique.
Yes we all have a liver, skin, and eyeballs but what have you seen with your eyeballs? What traumas have you experienced? What lessons did your parents teach you? What have you witnessed since your birth? What have you been feeding your body with? All of these intricate factors changes how energy flows through our bodies. This shift in energy flow makes us very unique. A room full of people can look at a painting and when interviewed about what they liked about it or what they saw, every answer will be unique.
This uniqueness must be honored. In today’s society we are all squeezed into a box. We are forced to be the same as everyone else. This is causing a myriad of health imbalances because we are NOT all alike. When we are freed from this “same as everyone else” prison we can allow our wings to expand and fly free.
Your Oxidative Type, in combination with several more factors we will cover in other blogs, makes you unique.
You can dial in and better understand how to create healing in your body by learning about your Oxidative type. While the concept of Oxidative type seems complete and accurate in and of itself, it still is only one part of the puzzle to your healing equation. I have found that Oxidative type is another key but not a single solution to healing. While the information on this topic is growing by leaps and bounds, we still need to take into account the other factors, you will discover as you read my blogs, to get a true picture of how one should design their lifestyle supporting their unique healing equation in a way that no single focused program can.
The primary function of our oxidative system (energy producing system) is to convert proteins, fats, and carbohydrates into energy that our cells can use. This energy is called ATP (adenosine triphosphate) and is how the body stores energy storage in the cells. There are two main biochemical energy cycles that happen in our cells that produce ATP energy. One is called glycolysis and the other is called the citric acid cycle. Glycolysis provides about 33% of the cellular energy. The citric acid cycle, when operating optimally, produces about 66% of the cellular energy. To make each of these cycles work optimally and efficiently, there needs to be an optimal ratio of raw materials coming from sugars, protein, and complex carbohydrates through the foods we eat.
The oxidative system operates on a continuum ranging from fast oxidation of glucose to slow oxidation of glucose. Approximately 60% of the population is affected to a large degree by this system making it another very important part of our bodies to understand and work with. When a person oxidizes glucose fast that means they will run out of energy before completing the energy producing cycles so eating less carbohydrates and more fats and proteins is very important for their energy production.
Needs of Fast, Slow, and Mixed Oxidizers:
Fast Oxidizers are people whose metabolism burns glucose quickly and have too much activity in the glycolysis cycle. In this case there is an imbalance with the metabolites of the fat and protein metabolism, which is insufficient to match the excess of metabolites such as pyruvate from the glycolysis cycle. To get the correct mix, fast oxidizers need to eat more protein and fat to produce more acetyl-CoA to keep up with the high glycolysis metabolism. Fast Oxidizers have a tendency to be acid.
- The best diet balance is high protein, 50-55%; low carbohydrate, 30-35%; medium fat, 20-25%
Slow Oxidizers are people with a slow oxidative metabolism processing glucose too slowly in the glycolysis cycle and therefore does not create the proper fuel mix with the catabolic products of fat and protein metabolism. The result of this poor mix is a slow-down of the production of energy in the cells. Adverse psychological effects of this include documented cases of anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Slow Oxidizers have a tendency to be alkaline.
- The best diet balance is low protein, 30-35%; high carbohydrate, 55-60%; low fat, 10-15%
Mixed Oxidizers are people who have a balanced metabolism processing glucose allowing the proper fuel mix to complete the energy producing cycles and a healthy production of energy to the cells. Mixed Oxidizers have a tendency to be optimal pH 7.46.
- The best diet balance is medium protein, 40-45%; medium carbohydrate, 40-45%; medium fat, 15-20%
Your Oxidative Type is an Important Key to Your Healing Equation
Sorting out the most appropriate diet so that you can heal from breast cancer can be complex and requires looking at all the factors. The most important point to remember is that we are unique individuals and, as such, we best serve ourselves by developing a diet pattern that is unique to our physiology. Understanding your oxidative type and how to apply it to your lifestyle is a major key in healing breast cancer.
There is no one diet for everyone nor one nutrient that will work miracles for everyone. Conscious living means to remain conscious. It implies being your own scientist and entering into a process of trial and error as you finetune your diet. Rediscovering how to eat in a way that best enhances our health, well-being, and joy is a noble endeavor. When we change our diet so that it si optimal for us, it positively influences all our biological systems and every aspect of our health and well-being.
There are three essential questions to remember:
• Am I emotionally stable after eating?
• Do I have increased physical energy after eating?
• Am I craving any foods?
The answers to these questions cannot be obtained from any book. They must come from our own experience. This is a most important key to conscious living.
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To Your Health!