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metabolic balance® revolution
There has already been a day where you have had an opportunity to have a personalized nutrition predictor outline the right foods for your body. In fact, that day occurred in Germany in 2002 when metabolic balance® was founded by an internist MD and a nutritional technology engineer (yes — there is a degree called Engineer of Nutrition and Food Technology!).
Starting with a questionnaire (personal profile — age, body measurements, medications, food likes and dislikes) and blood tests a personalized nutrition food plan was created. Foods were selected from a data base of over 10,000 individual foods — each having 138 detailed nutritional facts (glycemic load, protein quality, nutrient balance, vitamins, trace elements, minerals, etc). The program designed a personalized plan that impacted the glycemic response. During the past thirteen years the company has continued research and created plans for approximately one million clients in over thirty countries.
Healthy Foods Differ By Individual
Ever wonder why your latest diet doesn’t work? This study tracked the blood sugar levels of 800 people over a week. The results suggest that even if we all ate the same meal, how it’s metabolized would differ from one person to another. metabolic balance® has evidence to support this conclusion. The personalized nutrition plans created have had no duplicates.
This article and graphic depicts the inputs used to develop a personalized nutrition predictor algorithm. The findings, published November 19, 2015 in Cell, demonstrate the power of personalized nutrition in helping people identify which foods can help or hinder their health goals.
Tech Fitness – Personalized Nutrition Algorithm
Digital health tools are becoming mainstream. Heart monitors and wristbands to eyeglasses and earphones that sync up to smartphones, more and more people are wearing their fitness goals on their bodies. The trend toward using technology (personalized nutrition predictor algorithm) to help us recognize and manage our personal health is not a “new idea” but it is becoming mainstream. Burning fat can be measured and when we can measure something we can learn to manage it.
Blood sugar has a close association with health problems such as diabetes and obesity, and it’s easy to measure using a continuous glucose monitor. Whether it is life threatening (Diabetes Type 1) or self-inflicted poor health (Diabetes Type 2 or metabolic syndrome) we are at personal choice. Learning to live a healthy lifestyle benefits not only ourselves but our family, grandchildren, friends, employers, and associates because we become the example of what is possible.