The diet can have dramatic influences on our health and well being. If we recognize that the body chemistry of each person is different, the need for different diets is apparent.

In chemistry, an amino acid is any molecule that contains both amino and carboxylic acid functional groups.In biochemistry, this shorter and more general term is frequently used to refer to alpha amino acids: those amino acids in which the amino and carboxylate functionalities are attached to the same carbon.