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The Deer:  You are a CARBOHYDRATE Type

Deer are Herbivores, and so are you!  25% of all the people in the world are Deers/Herbivores.

As a Deer, your plate should consist of:

  • 60% Complex Carbohydrates (mostly veggies and fruit)
  • 20% Protein
  • 20% Fat

Deer are the “APOE 4″ genotype that is considered the “Carb Type”.

Following a diet with the proper amounts of macros (higher carbs in relation to protein and fat) will nourish your “Deer” needs & can prevent and reverse chronic disease.

Deers are more susceptible to:

Cardiovascular disease, including high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure and stroke VHP deer

Family history of heart attacks and early onset of heart disease.

Alzheimer’s’ and problems with dementia

Higher sensitivity to smoking and increased risk for lung cancer because of their impaired detoxification pathways.

Now, if you take those “susceptibilities” and put a poor lifestyle on top of it, you are looking at a sure-fire problem.  Lack of exercise, smoking, poor nutrition habits or overeating cause havoc for everyone, but Deer in particular.

The good news is you can turn off this gene by leading a healthy lifestyle. Just because you have a loaded gun, doesn’t mean you have to pull the trigger!

More about Deers & the Carb Type individual:

  • A relatively weak appetite
  • A high tolerance for sweets
  • A lean body type (at least most start that way)
  • Tendency towards a Type A personality and caffeine dependency
  • A lower amount of animal protein is recommended.
  • Can tolerate a wide and abundant variety of vegetables and fruits.
  • Grains are also permissible if no underlying inflammatory conditions are present.
  • Tendency for a slower metabolism; large amounts of protein and fat are not recommended for this reason.
  • Choose low protein and foods with naturally occurring lower fat choices, but not “fat-free” or “low-fat” products.

Deer APOE Meal Guidelines:

• Choose lower fat and low purine (ie fish, poultry or plant based) proteins over others

• Eat protein with most but not all meals.

• Choose lower fat foods (not the chemically produced “fat free or low-fat” products)

• Balance your carbohydrate intake between starchy (ie grains, squash, sweet potatoes) and non-starchy (ie veggies & dark leafy greens).

• Enjoy vegetable juices.

• Minimize fats and oils but do not cut them out completely.

• Eat limited nuts and seeds.

• Snack as needed & consider smaller & more frequent meals.

• Enjoy ancient/sprouted whole grains in moderation.

More About Deer Health Risk:

APOE 4 – All variants with the “4” (3/4, 2/4 and 4/4) have increased chronic disease risk with the highest % in the 4/4 homozygotes

1 APOE4 copy doubles or triples risk

2 APOE4 copies have at least a 10-15

Women more affected than men

  • Heart Disease – Twice the risk of CVD
  • Higher LDL cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Higher levels of the inflammation
  • APOE4 carriers of Asian descent (especially homozygotes) appear to have a higher risk of high blood pressure and stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis – Faster progression of the disease and a more significant severity of symptoms
  • Sleep Apnea – Increased risk under 65 years old
  • HIV Progression- If contracted, higher risk of progression
  • Concussion or Traumatic Brain Injury – If injured or concussed increased risk of post syndrome
  • Diets High in Fats & Consuming Alcohol exacerbate Diseases
  • Higher doses of Omega 3 increase LDL, APOB, and sdLDL
  • High doses of saturated fats increase dementia risk
  • No or reduced alcohol improves heart disease and Alzheimer’s for Deer
  • Sedentary lifestyle exacerbates all disease
  • 77% more likely to get dementia
  • Reduced ability to detoxify harmful chemicals, toxins and metals

Follow the “Deer” recipes & Way of Living, and you will find your balance and continue your good health!

Click here to access the Deer Food Guideline Handout:

APOE 4 Deer Diet

We have an Ebook all about Plant Based Diets. It may help you transition to a more plant-based diet if your wish to opt out of animal protein.

The Ebook can be viewed here: Plant Based Way of Eating