A while ago I picked up a book called "Eat right for your metabolic type". The book discussed the effects of the endocrine system on the overall shape and the speed of metabolism.
The book outlined few major metabolic types:
- Thyroid (hypo/hyper)
The book proceeded to discuss the overall shape of the body, including shape of fingers to help identify the metabolic type and give suggestions on which foods to avoid for a particular type.
The book then gave examples of effects of foods on metabolic types - for example an Adrenal type who eats too much sugar would crash and compensate for this by sleeping.
Since I can no longer find that book in print, I'm interested if there's really such a thing as a metabolic type that can be easily identified ? Are there indeed some foods that people should avoid eating?