There are around 86 diets on the market at this moment and counting. How do you determine which one is right for you? Trial and error? Your best friend’s advice? One of Hollywood’s celebrities advice? A magazine? TV news? Online forums? If you’re looking for that perfect diet, you have to admit you already tried at least one of these…
You might have had some luck ..or not. But the reality is that what might have worked for a person, might not work for you and might actually make a third person feel worse! Why? Here are your answers and the top 7 reasons you should look into Metabolic Typing:
1. Because We Are All Unique On a Biochemical Level As We Are In Our Fingerprints.
One’s biochemical individuality dictates one’s needs for nutrition. Everybody has a unique biochemistry and so food and nutrients will behave very differently in people. Some people have a metabolism that is designed to utilize plant foods more efficiently, while having less of a need for protein and fat. But other individuals have a metabolism that is designed to assimilate protein and fat more efficiently than plant foods. These are vital facts of metabolic individuality that help us understand how nutrients behave in our body.
2. Because One Man’s Food Is Another One’s Poison.
As revealed by dr. Weston Price in his famous book “Nutrition and Physical Degeneration“, after travelling the world to study the indigenous cultures, he observed perfect dental arches, minimal tooth decay, high immunity to tuberculosis and overall excellent health in those groups of people who ate their indigenous foods. He found when these people were introduced to modernized foods, such as white flour, white sugar, refined vegetable oils and canned goods, signs of degeneration became quite evident.
For decades, scientists have observed that people who eat according to their genetically based dietary needs have virtually no incidence of disease or weight problems. But we live in a “genetic melting pot” these days and the multitude of external factors that affected us throughout our lives, as well as our genetical inheritance play an important role to determine what foods are good for our body.
The different influence of nutrients and foods on each Metabolic Type is what makes nutrition so confusing. It’s a matter of a roll of the dice without Metabolic Typing. What can help heal one person can worsen the same condition in another person. This phenomena was first observed in 1983, by W.L. Wolcott, the founder of The Healthexcel System of Metabolic Typing® and was coined by him as “The Dominance Factor.” How nutrients affect one’s body chemistry, depends on the dominant system in the body: autonomic, oxidative or endocrine.
Any food can be either stimulating or sedating, acidifying or alkalinizing — not due to an inherent quality of the food itself, but rather due to the effect of the food on the dominant control mechanism in your body. Have you ever observed your reactions after eating an orange? High potassium foods like this will cause certain body’s pH to shift alkaline and produce a SEDATING EFFECT. But in a different metabolism, the same amount of potassium or an orange will produce an acid shift and a STIMULATING RESPONSE.
Why is this important? It is a fact that acidosis is pathological, and can generate a lot of imbalances in your body, but what is not known as widely in the health world, is that alkalosis is also pathological and will cause just as many, if not more problems with your health.
3. It’s Not Just “Another Diet”, It’s a Protocol for Long Term Health.
Once you start eating according to your metabolism you might notice immediate benefits like increased energy, no more cravings, weight control, normal blood sugar level, no more mood swings. But this is just the beginning of your health journey. Most people these days are overloaded by toxic buildup and poor gastrointestinal health that is dragging them down. This program offers you the possibility of detecting and eliminating all kind of blocking factors that stop you from reaching optimal health. Blocking factors can be anything from: reactive foods, heavy metal toxicity, hormonal imbalance, gastrointestinal infestations and poor digestive function. Without addressing these factors you can’t possibly reach your desired health goal with diet alone.
Step by step you will start a journey and you will learn how to listen to your body and how to interpret all the signals it is sending you. You will learn how to be your own “healer”. This is a life-long “recipe for health”, not “just another diet.”
4. It Has a Long Track of Scientific Research.
Metabolic Typing has a long history of strong evidence that it’s a reliable, verifiable, effective and gentle way of healing.
The concept of metabolic individuality in medicine dates to antiquity. At the heart of AyurVedic medicine is the concept of doshas which in fact is actually another name for “metabolic type.” In AyurVeda, treating the dosha took precedence over treating the disease. Similarly, the ancient Chinese system of medicine was based upon the “5 elemental types.” Egyptian medicine involved the 7 organs systems. The Greeks practiced on the basis of treating the person who had the disease, over the disease that had the person. The Roman philosopher Lucretius was attributed to saying that “one man’s meat is another man’s poison. So the theme of “metabolic type” was present in every ancient medical system…
In more recent times, over the last century independent researchers made discoveries concerning the link between metabolic individuality and diet and nutrition. Their discoveries have been synthesized into our Healthexcel System of Metabolic Typing.
In 1919, in his book, “Symptoms of Visceral Disease,” the brilliant physician, Frances Pottenger conveyed his discoveries concerning the autonomic nervous system, the master regulator of metabolism, and its stimulation and inhibition by specific nutrients.
In the 1940’s, Dr. W. Sheldon in his book, “Varieties of Human Physique,” provided his categorization ofmetabolic individuality into ectomorphs, endomorphs, and mesomorphs.
In the 1950’s, Dr. Melvin Page, “Degeneration-Regeneration,” and Dr. Henry Bieler, “Food IS Your Best Medicine,” independently provided research and categorization based upon endocrine types.
Also in the ’50’s, Dr. George Watson began clinical research spanning some 25 years, correlating specific foods and nutrients to oxidative processes involving glycolysis, citric acid cycle and beta oxidation and formulating the concept of oxidative types.
Also in the 1950’s, the noted biochemist, Dr. Roger Williams came out with his landmark book, “Biochemical Individuality,” in which he provided irrefutable evidence that different individuals required different amounts and balances of nutrients.
In the 1960’s, the genius medical researcher, Dr. Emanuel Revici, began his clinical research into the catabolic/anabolic balance that spanned over 60 years.
These great pioneers and others less known have contributed pieces to the puzzle of biochemical individuality and its relation to diet and nutrition. – William Wolcott.
5. One Diet / Treatment-Fits-All : Standardization vs. Individualization.
If any nutrient or food can have totally opposite influences, biochemically speaking, in different people, how can there be a treatment – for any condition – that can work for all people? It’s not the diseases that should be treated but the underlying metabolic imbalances that have caused the diseases that need to be addressed.
Let’s say we have two individuals that have elevated cholesterol levels and they both take niacin. One discovers improvement and the other a worsening of the situation. Why? Niacin helps normalize cholesterol levels in some metabolisms (like slow oxidizers) but it disrupts cholesterol metabolism in other metabolisms (like fast oxidizers).
You read every day about a nutrient, a herb, a natural remedy, how it works wonders on a certain condition. You try it on yourself only to find it fails completely. You try the same on someone else and it works wonderfully.
It is the experience of so many people who try a friend’s successful weight-loss diet and find that it causes weight gain instead! It is the experience of a man taking zinc who finds his prostate problem worsening. It is the experience of the woman with PMS who finds intensification instead of alleviation of symptoms through the use of B6 and Evening Primrose Oil. And the examples can go on and on…
So it’s important to realize that the benefits of any particular nutrient do not apply to everyone.
6. Your Diet Plan Is Logical, Simple, Clear and It Fits Your Metabolism!
Once you get tested for your metabolic type, you will receive plentiful of information and guidance of how to change your diet and ultimately your lifestyle for the better. Your diet plan will include a very complete list of foods that you have to eat every day, foods that are neutral for your metabolism, foods that are least desirable and foods to avoid completely. You can be any of the 9 possible Metabolic Type combinations of protein types, carb types or mixed types.
And what is really awesome: there is NO calorie counting!! Based on the same principle that everybody is unique, with this program you will learn how to adjust ratios of fats, proteins and carbs with no maddening calories counting! Eating should be a natural process meant to nourish your body and spirit, not a math problem! Our ancestors didn’t count calories, yet they didn’t know what degenerative diseases were, whereas today’s society considers it the norm!
7. The Basis for Nutritional Needs Is Based In One’s Genes, Not In Some Philosophy or Belief!
There is no good food or bad food, except in terms of one’s genetically based requirements for nutrition. That is why choosing to be vegetarian without considering your genetically based requirements can have disastrous effects on your health.
This is why the Eskimo can eat 10 pounds of meat a day, huge amounts of fat, and literally no carbohydrate yet be perfectly healthy to the point that there wasn’t even a word for either cancer or heart disease in their language.
This is also why the Catechus of South America thrive on a nearly vegetarian diet. But place an Eskimo on the Catechus diet or a Catechus on an Eskimo diet and you have a recipe for degeneration and disaster.
I hope all these reasons convinced you that you don’t have to look any further if you finally want to choose your diet for life! And for health…It is very easy to get tested for your metabolic type. Just follow the link here for more information.
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Price, Weston. Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
Wolcott, William. Metabolic Typing Diet