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MIXED METABOLIC TYPE
Mixed types should calorically mix the core (primary) foods with the supplementary (secondary) foods in a 2:1 ratio at every meal. Hence, the regimen appropriate is somewhat closer to the regimen appropriate for Hunter-Gatherers than the regimen appropriate for Agriculturist types. While tilting somewhat in favor of the primaries is a more forgiving error than tilting too far in favor of the secondaries, complete elimination of the secondaries from this regimen will cause the individual to become too alkaline and suffer accompanying distress.
In the past, I have misunderstood this diet. I read the above paragraph and thought that the primary foods were the Hunter Gatherer core foods, and the secondary foods were Hunter Gatherer supplementary foods. This is not correct.
The primary foods are the Hunter Gatherer allowed foods and the secondary foods are the Agriculturist allowed foods. While the 2:1 ratio still places this diet closer to the H-G end of the scale than to the Ag end, it is more towards the centre of the continuum than previously supposed.
As far as I am aware, Bob McFerran has not posted his version of the Mixed diet, so it is not shown here. Refer to the individual H-G and Ag diets to see the full lists of allowed foods.
Some Mixed metabolic types will find this diet suits them just right. But as previously mentioned, metabolic types run on a continuum from extremely HG to extremely Ag. If you are somewhere in the middle, you may need to experiment to find the right balance between the two lists of foods.
DietNet Note :
There seem to be some Agriculturists who need a higher calorie diet while not being able to tolerate the heavy proteins. This group is not suited to the Mixed diet as even that is too heavy. Let’s call them Mixed Agriculturist. It seems that this group need to add small amounts of nuts, legumes and grains to the base Agriculturist diet. The foods from both the Agriculturist Supplemental and Avoid lists seem to work OK. Please note that is my observation only, and has not been endorsed by Bob McFerran. If you feel you need to test this out for yourself, please do so very carefully, noting how you feel with each addition.
FOR THIS REGIMEN, THE PRIMARY MEAT, FISH AND POULTRY ARE OPTIONAL FOR BREAKFAST, BUT THIS IS NOT THE CASE WITH LUNCH AND DINNER. LUNCH AND DINNER MUST CONTAIN A PRIMARY/SECONDARY BLEND OF MEAT, FISH OR POULTRY.
RECOMMENDED VITAMIN/MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS
Supplements should never be taken until after the individual’s acid/alkaline BioProfile has been well defined over a minimal period of 30 days. In the event these supplements cannot be tolerated, they should not be taken.
All minerals should be “chelated”. Iodine will likely not be found in chelated form. Kelp is commonly the supplemental form for iodine. Insofar as the dosages listed above are concerned, the “elemental” quantity specified on the bottle’s label and not the chelated amount constitute a “Full Dose”. Hence if (for example) the label lists that each tablet contains 100 mgs of zinc chelate which in turn contains 10 mgs of elemental zinc, one tablet will satisfy the requirements listed here. If an intolerable niacin “flushing” reaction occurs, then the dosage of niacin only is to be reduced to 10 mgs per full dose. Flushing is defined as similar to transient sunburn. It is noteworthy that the probability of occurrence of a “flushing” reaction at 25 mgs of Niacin per full dose is extremely low.
A full dose may be taken after breakfast and again after lunch.
These dosages are appropriate for an individual whose weight ranges from 120 to 200 pounds. Individuals weighing less than 120 pounds should take only half the dosages listed here, while individuals weighing more than 200 pounds should take 1.5 times the dosages listed here.
A full dose of vitamins is defined as follows
Vitamin Full Dose Mineral Full Dose A (palmitate) 5,000 lUs Calcium 500 mgs A (fish liver oil) 10,000 lUs Phosphorous 250 mgs D 400 lUs Potassium 200 mgs C 500 mgs Magnesium 100 mgs E (mixed tocopherols) 400 lUs Chromium 100 mcg B1 10 mgs Iron 15 mgs B2 10 mgs Zinc 10 mgs B6 10 mgs Manganese 5 mgs B12 100 mcgs Copper 1 mg Pantothenic Acid or Calcium Pantothenate 100 mgs Iodine (from natural source) 0.15 mgs Niacinamide 100 mgs Para Amino Benzoic Acid 100 mgs Inositol 250 mgs Choline 250 mgs