No other person is quite like you. Your personality, your appearance, your voice, your metabolism, your nutritional needs – all are uniquely your own. No one diet is right for everyone.
The term doctors use for this truth is “biochemical individuality.” We all differ in our food needs: we need the same nutritional elements – protein, vitamins, minerals, fibre, even fats and carbohydrates – but we don’t need them in the same proportion, or from the same sources.
That’s because the ability to digest and absorb nutrients varies from person to person. Some of us have higher needs for certain nutritional elements, either because of inborn metabolic differences or the demands of our stressful lifestyles.