We are all unique individuals, born with biochemical predispositions either turned on or off based on our environmental triggers we surrounds ourselves with. It is kind of like a loaded gun, if you are predisposed for cardiovascular disease, it will be the environment that pulls the trigger. If managing diet, exercise, stress levels, you can manage these individual triggers.
Tailoring your diet to your individual needs and predispositions has an massive impact on everyday life, health and ageing.
Water– are you hydrated enough? Do you drink filtered water? Are you thirsty?
Air – do you breath in good quite air? How is your uptake?
Toxins- do you eat organic? Live in the city?
Radiation-do you sleep next to you computer?
Nutrition and Diet- what do you eat? How do you eat?
Physical activity and trauma- do you excersis to much or too little? Have you hurt yourself?
Stress and psychosocial situation– are you stressed and weird? Do you worry? Stress affects all your hormonal signalling in the body.
So what makes you feel better? What makes you feel worse?
So where to begin? Change your environment. Further, investigate your gut health. Your gut is to the heart of functional medicine as dysfunctional gut causes imbalances in the body, which affect our bodies and disease levels.
Live, eat and make mental notes on how you feel after eating or doing activities. Over time you will know what makes you ticking.