The Genotype Diet

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I'm a total sucker for personality tests. Anything that categorizes people is insanely interesting to me, and I have made a point to take advantage of every personality test I can get my hands on. I know my Myers Briggs (ENFJ), my DiSC (D/I), my Communication Style (Spirited), and so on. Heck, I'll even take those stupid "Which Harry Potter Character Are You?" quizzes when I run out of the real stuff! So, when I found a website and book that's like a personality categorization for health and fitness, I was all over it.

The GenoType Diet was developed by Dr. Peter D'Adamo, the writer of The Blood Type Diet. It categorizes humans into 6 different EpiGenoTypes: The Hunter, The Gatherer, The Teacher, The Explorer, The Warrior, and The Nomad. One neat thing is that the links to each GenoType give a bit of advice on how to be the best YOU that you can be.

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I have gathered some information below from Dr. D'Adamo's website - where do you think you fall?

"GenoType 1 The Hunter
Tall, thin, and intense, with an overabundance of adrenaline and a fierce, nervous energy that winds down with age, the Hunter was originally the success story of the human species. Vulnerable to systemic burnout when overstressed, the Hunter's modern challenge is to conserve energy for the long haul.

GenoType 2 The Gatherer
Full-figured, even when not overweight, the Gatherer struggles with body image in a culture where thin is "in." An unsuccessful crash dieter with a host of metabolic challenges, the Gatherer becomes a glowing example of health when properly nourished.

GenoType 3 The Teacher
Strong, sinewy, and stable, with great chemical synchronicity and stamina, the Teacher is built for longevity - given the right diet and lifestyle. This is the genotype of balance, blessed with a tremendous capacity for growth and fulfillment.

GenoType 4 The Explorer
Muscular and adventurous, the Explorer is a biological problem solver, with an impressive ability to adapt to environmental changes, and a better than average capacity for gene repair. The Explorer's vulnerability to hormonal imbalances and chemical sensitivities can be overcome with a balanced diet and lifestyle.

GenoType 5 The Warrior
Long, lean, and healthy in youth, the Warrior is subject to a bodily rebellion in midlife.With the optimal diet and lifestyle, the Warrior can overcome the quick-aging metabolic genes and experience a second, "silver," age of health.

GenoType 6 The Nomad
A GenoType of extremes, with a great sensitivity to environmental conditions—especially changes in altitude and barometric pressure, the Nomad is vulnerable to neuromuscular and immune problems. Yet a well-conditioned Nomad has the enviable gift of controlling caloric intake and aging gracefully."

What about you...

  • Where do you fall? Do you feel like you align well with any of these GenoTypes?
  • Have you read the Genotype Diet book? What do you think? I have not read it at this point but based on the website I think I would enjoy it!

1 comment:

  1. this is awesome!! i want to buy the book is it good?


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