A little science lesson for today…Dr. Nick Gonzalez believed specific nutrients and foods have specific, precise and predictable effects on the autonomic nervous system. Different people need different types of diets to balance their autonomic nervous system (ANS) and be well.
A more vegetarian (sympathetic) diet emphasizes fresh fruits and vegetables, particularly leafy greens, and contains large doses of minerals such as magnesium and potassium. Magnesium suppresses sympathetic function, while potassium stimulates parasympathetic activity.
A more carnivore (parasympathetic) diet is loaded with minerals such as phosphorous and zinc, which tend to have the opposite effect. A high-meat diet stimulates the sympathetic system and tones down parasympathetic activity. Furthermore, such a diet is loaded with sulfates and phosphates that in the body are quickly converted into free acid, which in turn stimulates the sympathetic nervous system while suppressing parasympathetic activity.
Acidosis can cause the following health issues: Cancer, hormonal issues, yeast/fungal overgrowth, mouth and stomach ulcers, dry skin, aching muscles from lactic buildup, kidney stones , tendency to get infections etc…Now a food’s acid or alkaline-forming tendency in the body has nothing to do with the actual pH of the food itself. For example, lemons are very acidic, however, the end-products they produce after digestion and assimilation are very alkaline so lemons are alkaline-forming in the body. Likewise, the meat will test alkaline before digestion but it leaves very acidic residue in the body so, like nearly all animal products, meat is very acid-forming.It is important that your daily dietary intake of food naturally acts to balance your body pH. Your body knows what it needs to be well.
Consider these two photos – which one makes YOU salivate?
There are more than 100 healthy recipes in The Gonzalez Protocol® Cookbook for each Gonzalez Metabolic Type: Sympathetic, Balanced and Parasympathetic.
by Mary Beth Gonzalez