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Wholetarian Types

Discover the wType that Best Suits You!

The majority of people in the U.S. are Omnivores, defined as one who eats both animal and plant foods and who eats all kinds of foods indiscriminately (this is also known as the “SAD” Standard American Diet). It’s no wonder why the majority of Americans are overweight, not because they eat meat, but because they eat too much meat and all kinds of foods indiscriminately — every kind of highly processed food imaginable.
The six basic well known classifications of eaters are Omnivores, Paleos, Vegetarians, Vegans, Raw Foodists and the Gluten-Free.

With the exception of the Raw Foodists and Paleos, these classifications do not have a distinction between one who consumes un-whole food or does not. Some Onmivores, Vegetarians, Vegans and the Gluten-Free set their standards higher by committing to eat strictly whole foods while others clearly do not.

Having a distinction in food preferences is empowering, as it sets standards and provides personal commitments, guidelines and support groups.

Therefore a “whole” new classification has arrived: The WholetarianTM. A whole food, predominately plant based diet. The six basic classifications are now used in conjunction with Wholetarian taking on a “whole” new meaning to each classification.

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[OM-nee-hohl-TAIR-ee-uhn]One who eats both animal and plant foods, with the intent to only eat animal foods that have been raised humanely and organically without hormones or antibiotics and packaged without added chemicals (the natural way). Plant foods also need to be natural and organically grown without harmful chemicals and pesticides (the natural way). Omni-Wholetarians also abstain from foods that are refined, un-whole or unnatural.
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[PAY-lee-owe-hohl-TAIR-ee-uhn]One who eats as closely as possible to our paleolithic ancestors since we are genetically programmed to do so. One who eats fruits, vegetables, lean meats, seafood, nuts and seeds and healthy fats. One who avoids dairy, grains, legumes, starches and alcohol. This person inherently abstains from any foods that are unnaturally processed or un-whole.
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[VEJ-uh-hohl-TAIR-ee-uhn]One who does not eat meat (but may eat eggs and dairy). One who eats natural and organically grown vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, sprouted grains and legumes and other nutritious vegetation and also abstains from any foods that are refined, un-whole or unnatural.
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[VEE-guhn-hohl-TAIR-ee-uhn]One who does not eat meat, eggs, dairy (or any other animal products) and who eats natural and organically grown vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, sprouted grains and legumes and other nutritious vegetation and also abstains from any foods that are refined, un-whole or unnatural.
Poster-Raw-210x220 copy Raw-WholetarianTMOne who eats a high amount (75% or more) of uncooked (raw) natural and organically grown vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, sprouts and other nutritious vegetation (as mother nature prepared it) in order to assimilate their healing enzymes and wholesome nutrients intact. This person inherently abstains from any foods that are unnaturally processed or un-whole.
Poster-G-Free-210x220 copy Gluten-Free-WholetarianTMOne who abstains from eating gluten proteins found in certain grains such as wheat (including spelt and kamut), rye, barley, cross-bred hybrids (eg, tritical) and possibly oats (due to cross contamination). One who eats soaked or sprouted gluten-free grains such as whole amaranth, buckwheat, brown rice, flax, millet, quinoa, teff and gluten-free oats. Gluten-Free-Wholetarians also abstain from refined, un-whole Gluten-Free products.Celiac disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the small intestine in genetically susceptible individuals and is triggered by certain gluten proteins. The only cure is the abstinence of gluten. Those with Celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or those who wish to prevent unnecessary inflammation choose to be Gluten-Free as a health benefit. Go to the Gluten-Free Society website for more info on Gluten.

All Wholetarian Approved Recipes are Gluten-Free

Because gluten intolerance and Celiac disease is such a prevalent problem and health concern in our society, Wholetarian standards require gluten-free ingredients. It is up to each individual however, to take full self-responsibility to become highly educated and to know how to watch out for gluten ingredients that may be lurking in unsuspecting ingredients. This is not a Celiac website. You are advised to seek professional medical help for detailed information on gluten intolerance and Celiac diesease.

Which Wholetarian type should you choose?

 Omnivore, Paleo, Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw and Gluten-Free. Which wType fits you best?

Everyone’s needs are different. What regimen is best for you is determined by your genetics, metabolism, food allergies, digestive issues, social ethics and even your area’s climate. The best Wholetarian Type is the one that works best for you and only you can know for sure. It’s got to feel right and in time, you will know if you are achieving the best health possible for you. We recommend that you ask your Doctor for a complete bloodwork profile so that you can document and be advised on how well you are doing. Find out from your Doctor what is optimal and be responsible by having regular check-ups and bloodwork done.

Be open to changing your Wholetarian Type whenever you feel it is best for you to do so. All wTypes eat a variety of healthy whole foods so the Wholetarian Lifestyle Diet doesn’t have to hold anyone to just one type. We believe you need to eat what’s best for you and your nutritional type. You may want to read the book “The Metabolic Typing Diet” by William Linz Wolcott and Trish Fahey. You also need to know if you are allergic to certain foods or have food sensitivities so you can avoid those foods. The Wholetarian Lifestyle Diet always advocates a highly nutritious predominantly plant-based whole foods diet and lets you choose which wType you thrive best on.

Wholetarianism unites all health seekers together through education and the promotion of the common goal of all Wholetarians: To achieve optimal health by eating nature’s health promoting whole foods.

Read about more individual types of Wholetarians in the article Don’t be an A.S.S. Wholetarian


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