Fellow One Research lead scientific researcher, Marc Nelson, appeared on The Paul Croswell Audio Experience to discuss Body Type Science & The Four (4) Body Types. Most people want to know why and how human body shape affects their health, and what their specific genetic scientific body type is. For too long, many people have relied on the thoroughly debunked endomorph, ectomorph, and mesomorph somatotype body types, not realizing they are unscientific, subjective, arbitrary, baseless nonsense shapes. The same is true for the Kibbe, triangle, 10, hormone body types, etc.
For many people worldwide, no matter how diligent they are with their diet, exercise, metabolism (BMR), BMI, and lifestyle, their genetics play a main role in their body type and shape, including gut flora/gut microbiome health. When it comes to diet, the most recent science shows that a calorie is not a calorie, that food quality matters (notably low Glycemic Index/GI foods), and that a low-carb diet with a bullseye of 37 grams of carbs per day is a very effective way to lose weight for many people. This is especially true for anyone who has failed to successfully lose the desired weight with any other diet they have followed. The importance of proper exercise to positively influence metabolism as well as healthy lifestyle choices, particularly stress and sleep, are also addressed.
The Paul Croswell Audio Experience – Body Type Science & The Four (4) Body Types Definitions
The human body has 26 vertebrae including 7 cervical, 12 thoracic, 5 lumbar, 1 sacrum, and 1 coccyx. A direct correlation is made between genetics/DNA and vertebrae (posture) and muscles/muscle mass development (or lack thereof) compared to skinny fat including cellulite, thin fat, loose skin, saggy skin crepey skin, and normal weight obesity relative to excess fat. The Four Body Types are defined as:
Body Type One (BT1)– All 26 vertebrae developed equating to zero (0) vertebrae underdeveloped in relation to muscles/muscle mass and skinny fat (i.e. minimal to no skinny fat with a low proclivity towards obesity)
Body Type Two (BT2) – Between 25 and 18 vertebrae developed equating to one (1) to eight (8) vertebrae underdeveloped in relation to muscles/muscle mass and skinny fat (i.e. minimal to moderate skinny fat with moderate proclivity towards obesity)
Body Type Three (BT3) – Between 17 and 9 vertebrae developed equating to nine (9) to seventeen (17) vertebrae underdeveloped in relation to muscles/muscle mass and skinny fat (i.e. moderate to severe skinny fat with severe proclivity towards obesity)
Body Type Four (BT4) – Between 08 and 0 vertebrae developed equating to eighteen (18) to twenty-six (26) vertebrae underdeveloped in relation to muscles/muscle mass and skinny fat (i.e. severe to very severe skinny fat with very severe proclivity towards obesity)
Inaccurate Current Scientific Body Type Standards
The discussion turned to the current mainstream science and medical doctor’s body type standards, which are:
- Standard #1: Standard Scientific Human Body Anatomy Book Body Type One (BT1) – found in any scientifically approved human body anatomy book. This first standard is not accurate because it does not account for the scientific/genetic fact that any part of the human body can be underdeveloped to whatever degree. It also does not give credence to any form of skinny fat.
- Standard #2: Body Mass Index (BMI) – It is not accurate because it does not take into account skinny fat or the possibility of excess muscle mass, which can put one into the overweight or obese column of their BMI weight scale but they are not overweight or obese.
- Standard #3: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) – It is not accurate because it fails to calculate skinny fat into the Standard Mifflin St Jeor formula and Harris-Benedict equation for activity, even though science recognizes that one pound of muscle mass burns six calories daily but one pound of fat/skinny fat only burns two to three calories daily, which directly, negatively affects metabolism.
Unfair Body Type Standards – The Paul Croswell Audio Experience
The conversation then delved into the widespread, inaccurate, unrealistic physical body type standards and expectations placed on the average person by mainstream scientists and doctors, the media, social media, and society, in general. Mainstream science and medical doctors are adamant that every human being is born in a Standard Body Type One (BT1). But, the scientific fact is, that is simply not true.
How can anyone be happy in a Body Type Two (BT2), Body Type Three (BT3), or Body Type Four (BT4) when such inaccurate and unfair physical body type standards and expectations are the cultural norms? Unfair standards encourage unhealthy diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices, all of which are negatively reflected in declining physical (obesity epidemic), emotional, and mental health globally, especially among young people.
Social Media Disinformation & Misinformation
Not to mention the common Photoshopped and fake filtered body images and prevalent misinformation and disinformation on social media only make the problem more concerning. Body Type Science helps reduce confusion and nonsense by allowing the individual to scientifically understand, determine, and identify their real genetic scientific body type. As a comprehensive solution, Body Type Science helps you accept your genetic scientific body type, therefore allowing you to make healthy science-based diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices that encourage improved mental, emotional, and physical well-being in the short and long term.
Fellow One Research’s cutting-edge science-based website tools can help, including the online Scientific Body Type Quiz and Scientific Weight Loss Programs. Listen to this interesting and informative The Paul Croswell Audio Experience on Apple Podcasts, Spofify, and Anchor.