We are unique human beings.
Each one of us is a result of many, MANY years of genetic evolution – our ancestors have passed on to us variations in enzyme production rates and gut bacteria (significantly different in, for example, populations in Sweden versus those in Brazil) – PLUS we also have environmental variances. From how your mother ate while pregnant, to breast feeding -vs- bottle/formula, and then what you ate growing up, and how active you were as a child, etc, etc, etc.
That’s why the “miracle” diet does not exist. We each have to find out what works for us PERSONALLY. There is no One Perfect Diet for everybody, because there are too many variables and differences from one person to another.
The book “Death by Food Pyramid” goes through a number of the studies that were done and some of the findings from different parts of the world – very interesting stuff. But it boils down to: “Know your own body and find out what works for YOU.”
I love that Matt calls what he does ‘experimentation’ – and I’m finding that really works… eat what you like, and then document how it made you feel… run your OWN experiments, and you’ll find out what “miracle” works for you.