Have you ever wondered why some diets work for some people and not
others?  Why do some people become sleepy when they eat certain foods but
other people, even brothers or sisters don't?  Why can some people thrive at
some exercises and others can't?

It's because we're all biochemically unique.  Our biochemistry is made up of
all the chemical reactions that occur in our body.  Large numbers of these
reactions convert what we eat into energy and into other things such as
muscles, bones, organs, etc.  Our unique biochemistry is governed by our
genetics (DNA) and by what turns some genes on and others off (
 This turning on and off of genes is in turn controlled by what we eat, how we
live  and environmental exposure (see this
article from Duke Medicine).

One aspect of Metabolic Typing is to determine what food you should be
eating.  It's about getting your "fuel mix" (amounts of protein, fat and
carbohydrates) right.  You don't put water in your car's gas tank do you?  Do
you know people who become irritable or depressed or get sugar cravings an
hour or two after they eat?  This could be because they're not getting the  
right "fuel mix".  When you eat according to your metabolic type, your
"engine" will run more efficiently and you are more likely to not have that lack
of energy, be irritable or have cravings.  Just think what that could do for your
epigenetics and overall health!  When you find out what your metabolic type
is, one of the things you get
is a colour coded food
chart.  The chart is divided
into 14 different sections,
with each section being a
category of food, such as
Meats, Seafoods, Legumes,
Dairy & Eggs, Grains,
Greens, Vegetables, Fruit,
etc.  The food within each
section is colour coded:
green is ideal, black is for
variety (foods that don't
benefit you but are not to
be avoided either),
italics is
for caution foods and red is for foods that you should avoid.  Yellow sections
are high starch foods.  Different metabolic types should eat different ratios of
protein, fats and carbohydrates. You also find out the  ratios of protein, fat
and carbohydrate that you should be eating at each meal.  Examples for three
metabolic types are below:  
These ratios are the proportions of protein, fat and carbohydrate that you
should eat at each meal.  They are starting points.  You adjust the amount of
protein, fat and carbohydrate eaten, depending on how you feel after you eat.  
The best way to do this is to keep a record of what you've eaten and how you
feel a couple of hours later.  A good way to do this is with the Foodio Diet
Diary app for iPhone and iPad.  Click
here for more information about the

When you eat according to your Metabolic Type, you could see
improvements in:
  • an increase in mental and physical energy
  • feel full and hunger free for longer after eating
  • lose those cravings for sweets and starchy foods
  • improved digestive functions (subsiding of gas and bloating)
  • your ability to concentrate will improve
  • irritability, anxiety, depression and hyperactivity will fade away
  • enhanced immunity
  • attainment of proper body weight

How is Metabolic Typing Different Than Dieting?
  • It is not a fad diet
  • You eat foods correct for your Metabolic Type and don't just randomly
    decide what you can eat
  • You learn to listen to your body.  For example, becoming bloated or
    gassy every time you eat a particular food is not a good sign.
  • Eating according to your Metabolic Type is not based on calorie
  • Metabolic Typing is not based on a diet that worked for someone else
  • Most diets only address the symptom (being overweight) and not the

Metabolic Typing Basics
  • Click here to watch a video about Metabolic Typing
  • There are ten Fundamental Homeostatic Control mechanisms in the
    body.  The Autonomic and Oxidative systems have the most influence
    on how foods behave in the body.
  • Your Oxidative System is responsible for determining the rate at which
    nutrients are converted into energy in your cells.  Metabolic Typing
    recognizes three oxidative types - Fast, Slow or Mixed
  • The Autonomic Nervous System is part of your peripheral nervous
    system and controls functions that you don't think about such as heart
    rate, digestion, breathing rate, etc.  It is composed of two systems - the
    Parasympathetic and Sympathetic systems.  Three autonomic types are
    recognized in Metabolic Typing - Sympathetic, Parasympathetic and
  • Most people are either Oxidative or Autonomic dominant - one of these
    systems controls the way in which nutrients behave in the body.
  • Your subdominance is your secondary type.  For example, a classic
    Metabolic Type would be Parasympathetic Fast, where the
    parasympathetic system is dominant and fast oxidation is subdominant.
  • There are nine combinations of dominance and subdominance with
    regards to the autonomic and oxidative systems. Each person within a
    Metabolic Type will have similar characteristics but each person is
    unique and will react to foods differently; their strengths and
    weaknesses, energy levels, etc will all be unique.

How It Works
  • We send you the link for the online Advanced Metabolic Typing
  • You are sent:
  1. the Advanced Metabolic Typing Assessment Report
  2. a colour coded food chart which tells you which foods to eat and
    which you should avoid (see example above)
  3. the recommended protein/fat/carbohydrate ratios to start with
  4. instructions on how to fine tune the ratios
  5. lifestyle recommendations
  6. and more...

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*Metabolic Typing is a registered trade mark of Health Excel
The Metabolic Typing Diet, by
William L. Wolcott and Trish
Fahey, published by Doubleday,
January, 2000. Widely recognized
as the definitive, authoritative
work on Metabolic Typing®,  
here to watch a video about
Metabolic Typing
Empower Yourself
Through Awareness
Note:  The following are
samples of presentations that
are designed to create
nutritional awareness so each
person can take control of your
Sample 1
Sample 2
Top 20 List - Steps To Take
Control Of Your Health
Metabolic Typing*
• Increase your energy  
• Weight management   
• Learn what your        
body needs              
• Balance pH                
• Improve digestive      
• Reverse signs of        
• Reverse free radical   
• Increase nutritional