Definition of Biochemical individuality (Institute for Functional Medicine):
Each individual has a unique physiological and biochemical composition, based on the interactions of his or her individual genetic make-up with lifestyle and environment—i.e., the continuous exposure to inputs (diet, experiences, nutrients, beliefs, toxins, medications, etc.) that influence our genes.
It is this combination of factors that accounts for the endless varieties of phenotypic responses seen every day by clinicians.
The unique makeup of each individual requires personalized levels of nutrition and lifestyle adapted to that individual’s needs in order to achieve optimal health.
The consequences of not meeting the specific needs of the individual are expressed, over time, as degenerative disease.