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The Four Pillars of Health

Do you love looking at yourself in the mirror … naked? Be honest! Do you find your stomach tells you that you can’t eat what you used to love eating? Are you sick of doctors telling you these things are normal signs of aging?

The solution for these issues is what I call “The Four Pillars of Health.” These four pillars are diet, quite, exercise, and contentment. In today’s post I will share the first pillar of health: Diet. More specifically, a diet appropriate for your individual metabolic/genetic body type. Here’s an example: Eskimos live off of high fats and high protein — whale fat, seal and walrus blubber, fish and seafood. This is an optimal diet for Eskimos.

If Eskimos went to live in the Mediterranean and ate the Mediterranean diet, they would not experience themselves optimally since, for thousands of years, their genetics have evolved and adapted to eating high fats and high proteins due to their environment. Eskimos don’t have fresh produce or farmer’s markets on every corner. Therefore, Eskimos must eat high fats and high proteins. They must eat for their metabolic/genetic type. They eat the “fat off the land” and thrive as their ancestors thrived. If someone from near the equator moved to Antarctica and ate a high fat and high protein diet, they would not thrive optimally since those types of foods aren’t meant for their genetic makeup.

Where did your ancestors come from? Your diet should be foods based on your ancestors’ diets not someone else’s idea of a diet. Research shows you should eat for your genetic body type to experience optimal health and wellness. Perhaps you understand what I mean by eating to your metabolic/genetic body type?

You may consider discovering your metabolic body type through a simple blood test or locate a CHEK Practitioner who is able to guide you through a thorough an assessment questionnaire based on physiological loads and stressors in the body.


Patricia Garza Pinto is a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach and CHEK Corrective Exercise Coach certified by San Diego’s Paul Chek—a holistic health practitioner, neuromuscular therapist and founder of the C.H.E.K (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology) Institute.  Patricia is also a second-degree Reiki Practitioner who has obtained additional personal training certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise.  Exemplifying  35 years of fitness and health experience, Patricia approaches wellness from many perspectives integrating them into a unified whole. Learn more by visiting TransforMotion.com where Patricia guides her clientele through their respective journeys of authentic self-discovery. (Visit the website or call 949-422-1168.)

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