There is no one size fits all diet or workout plan. According to William Wolcott, the founder of Healthexcel, there is only your own unique nutritional requirement. He was one of the amazing people who discovered the Metabolic Typing Diet.
What is Metabolic Typing?
Metabolic Typing is a means of formulating a specific diet for an individual, based on their genetic makeup. Many diets seek to provide a “one-size-fits-all” approach to what one should consume. Metabolic Typing advocates that we are all different and therefore, no standard diet applies.
Metabolic Typing Diet is a systematic, testable, repeatable, verifiable advanced nutrition technology.
Metabolic Typing Diet helps you to lose weight naturally and maintain ideal weight. It also helps prevent and reverse chronic illness, slow down the aging process, enhances athletic performance and overcomes mood swings and depression.
There is NO One-Size-Fits-All Diet
According to Dr. Roger Williams in his book Biochemical Individuality, “individuality pervades every part of the human body.” It means that human beings are highly distinctive on microscopic as well as gross anatomic level, in the function of their organs and in the composition of their bodily fluids. Inherited differences extend to the structure and metabolism of every cell and determine the speed and efficiency with which cells performs their functions. Unbalanced or inadequate nutrition at the cellular level is a major cause of human disease. Therefore, people have genetically determined and highly individualized nutrition requirements.
We all have heard of other crappy diets out there these phrases, “eat less, exercise more and lose weight and if you don’t you’re a liar” or “Everyone knows what healthy food is…? Plenty of fruit and vegetables, some fish, and low fat.” But with Metabolic Typing Diet here’s what you must remember, “We all look different, talk different, feel different, act different and need to eat different foods. Because one man’s meat is another man’s poison”.
When we say different, here’s what we mean:
- External physical differences like height, shape, weight, bone, skull size/shape, the color of skin, hair and eyes, hair pattern, facial features, fingerprints, etc.
- Internal differences in organs/glands like size, shape, placement, strength, efficiency, etc.
- Psychological differences like mental, emotional, attitude, behavior and personality.
So how did Metabolic Typing Diet Evolve?
Humans populated every nook and cranny of the globe. Because of that, forces of evolution assured human survival on local foods. This includes adaptation, natural selection, genetic mutation and survival of the fittest. Ancestral diets were established all over the world.
Francis Pottenger MD., the one who wrote Symptoms of Visceral Disease in 1919, studied neuroendocrine system and the SNS and PNS. Weston A. Price, DDS., author of Nutrition and Physical Degeneration in 1939, traveled around the world studying diets of the indigenous population. Roger Williams PhD., studied molecular medicine and biochemical individuality. George Watson PhD., who wrote Nutrition and Your Mind in 1972, studied oxidation rate and psycho-chemicals states and personality disorders. William Kelley DS from One Answer to Cancer studied the effect of the nutrient on ANS. And lastly, William Wolcott, the founder of Healthexcel and Dominance Factor, studied which body system dictates the nutrients needed and developed on computer analysis. With all the studies combined, we can all then conclude that Metabolic Typing is the inherited patterns of biochemical and neurological strengths and weaknesses that comprise metabolic individuality.
How do Metabolic Typing Diet Works?
Different metabolic types require different kinds of foods, different balances of nutrients and different ratios of protein/fat/carbohydrates. It also means Eskimo vs Indians, Carnivores vs Vegetarians and Protein Types vs Carb Types.
Follow this table on Metabolic Typing:
Any nutrient can produce opposite biochemical influences in different Metabolic Types, depending on which Fundamental Homeostatic Control System is dominant.
Under the Homeostatic Control System is the Autonomic Nervous System and Oxidative System. There are three branches of Autonomic Nervous System: Sympathetic, Balanced and Parasympathetic.
Sympathetic includes the heart, testes, ovaries, ligament and connective tissue, and muscle system. This is where Fight or Flight occurs. While Parasympathetic includes liver, stomach, immune system, digestive system, excretory system, and pancreas. This is where Rest and Digest occurs.
The traits of Autonomic Nervous System are the following:
On the other hand, Oxidative System is the rate at which you burn energy. Its branches are called Slow, Mixed and Fast. The traits of Oxidative System are the following:
To combine all dominant FHC, we now have 6 Metabolic Types. The Parasympathetic, Balanced Autonomic, Sympathetic, Slow Oxidizer, Mixed Oxidizer, and Fast Oxidizer.
So how are we going to do it? Metabolic Typing Diet Assessment is done through a questionnaire. It includes questions on Physical Traits, Psychological Traits, and Dietary responses to food. From that, you will receive your results. Additional Assessment (Hair Mineral Analysis) is also conducted. It needs a hair sample (125mg) which will be used to establish mineral usage in your body as well as uptake and storage of heavy (toxic) metals. A hair mineral analysis is used as a screening tool to indicate areas of nutritional weakness. Visit our Personal Training Programme page to learn more.