What do Fingerprints have to do with Food?

Probably not what you think.  I’m not talking about messy fingers after eating.

I’m talking about something a patient said to me the other day at the conclusion of our visit.  We were discussing her food plan, specifically and food in general.  We were both pretty much agreeing on something that unfortunately doesn’t seem to be common knowledge: That what may be right for me may be wrong for you and vice versa. It is not a question of good/bad, right/wrong, but rather a question of ‘is this food right for me right now?’  This is when this patient said, as if it was the most obvious thing in the world, “Well, isn’t that why we all have different fingerprints?!”

So I really encourage you, if you haven’t already, to shift your perspective from good/bad, right/wrong to ‘what is right for me right now?’  After all, a strawberry could be super healthy, but if you have an allergy then it is not healthy for you.