Are You a Carnivore or Vegetarian?

Dog considering meat or vegetables

There's no "one size fits all" when it comes to the ideal diet. Everyone is different. Some people fare best on a meat-based diet, others on a plant-based diet. The only way to truly tell which approach is best for you is to try them both out for a period of time and see how you feel. If you want to speed up the process, however, below are two tests from the book Metabolic Man: Ten Thousand Years from Eden by Charles Wharton.

A) Swallow 50mg of niacin on an empty stomach, wait 30 minutes, and look for the following signs:

  • If your skin turns red and feels very hot and itchy = meat-eating metabolism
  • If you only feel warmer and have a little facial colour = balanced diet
  • If nothing happens = vegetarian

B) Take 8g of ascorbic acid for 3 days in a row, and look for the following signs:

  • If depressed, lethargic, exhausted and irritable = carnivore
  • If nothing happens = balanced diet
  • If you feel better = vegetarian

These tests can help you determine which dietary approach is best for you at this time. You should retest periodically as things may change down the road.

To your health,

John Paul Catanzaro

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Posted May 16, 2018

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