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Which Diet is Best For You? (Free Online Tool!)

written by Head Health Nutter July 18, 2010

Everyone of us has a unique biological make-up that differentiates us from one another. In today post, Dr. Mercola shares with us a free online tool designed to help us find which body type we are so we can find what fuels optimize our health towards wellness and away from disease.

A couple of weeks ago I posted a video interview with Dr. Gabriel Cousens where he spoke about determining the best diet for you via the 3 Ayurvedic body types. You could go to a health practitioner to find out your body type or stay at home and complete the comprehensive questionnaire in Dr. Deepak Chopra’s book, Perfect Health.

If Ayurvedic medicine isn’t up your alley or you don’t want to invest any money (at least not yet) into determining the right diet for you, there’s a free online health tool that will do the same thing!

Look for the link below but before you do, please watch this video as Dr. Mercola reveals one of the universal health principals we should all be aiming for, introduces the online tool and tell us about the 3 nutrition types (basically the same typing found Ayurvedic medicine but with an easy-to-understand western spin) – see above.

As Doc Mercola mentions in the video, this nutritional typing tool used to go for 30-bucks-a-pop. But since he feels this information is so valuable to the health of society, he’s offering it (as well as practical recipes and e-guides for each nutrition type) to the general public FOR FREE!

In case you missed it, here’s the link to the short (about 5 minute) online questionnaire which helps determine your nutrition type: http://products.mercola.com/nutritional-typing/.

Head’s Up

Now, the last thing I want to do is burst your bubble but filling out this questionnaire won’t necessarily tell you which diet is right for you – at least not without some work on your end.

For instance, the first question is about your typical breakfast. The next one asks whether this alone will energize you or if you need caffeine to last until lunch.

Do you see how circumstances might affect your answer? What if you’re addicted to caffeine? This would make it impossible (at this point) to provide a reliable answer.

Dr. Mercola is aware of this caveat and stresses at the end of the video about listening to your body. This online nutritional typing tool seems to be an excellent place to begin becoming more aware of what foods add to your energy and which deplete it.

I’m a “Mixed Type” (so far) and plan on reading through the e-materials that came with my nutritional typing results. I’ll be watching what I eat, attempting to control factors that may affect my energy and observing how my body reacts to different foods. Then I’ll take the test again.

What nutritional type are YOU?

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Cailen Ascher Poles July 20, 2010 at 12:33 pm

I’m really intrigued about Ayurvega and eating/living according to my “body type”. I’ve been reading about it lately and found a great book (The Yoga Body Diet) which demystifies it a bit. I look forward to reading more from you in the future!

Cailen Ascher
author & lifestyle expert

Steph (a.k.a. Head Health Nutter) July 21, 2010 at 1:14 pm

Hmm… The Yoga Body Diet… will have to try reading it – thanks for lyour recommendation, Cailen. I read Dr. Chopra’s “Perfect Health” but it was still a little confusing so perhaps this is the book for me! 🙂


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