What is Metabolic Typing?
Many people feel that eating a vegetarian diet is ideal for everyone, and will benefit all of mankind. Others seem to think that a diet high on animal protein is the best. The reality is that "one man's meat is another man's poison" is absolutely correct.
We cannot all eat the same foods - it really depends on our METABOLIC TYPE, which is based upon the research of Dr Kelly, Dr Krystal and Dr Wolcott.
If you are already feeling good, eating should, at the very least, help to maintain your energy level. But if you feel tired, have cravings or are irritable after meals, or if you suffer from chronic disease, then it might be due to an improper combination of proteins, fats and carbohydrates at your meals, rendering the nutrients you ingest, ineffective. Or, you might be eating the perfect foods for your Metabolic Typing, but having too much of one type of food in place of another can easily produce the symptoms listed above.
Everyone has their own unique Metabolic Type. Many people come to my office eating very high-quality nutritious foods and are still quite sick. They haven’t touched sugar or junk food in ages and still suffer with many health problems. There are a number of reasons for this, but one of the major physical ones is related to the fact that they are not eating appropriate foods for their metabolic type.
Simple Fuel Analogy
Just as food is fuel for our bodies, gas is food for our cars. Imagine for a moment that you have pulled into an exclusive gas station that has secured the highest quality gasoline from one of the world’s leading refineries … gas that has been screened carefully and shown to be free of anything that would possibly harm your car’s engine.
It would seem reasonable to believe that your car is going to thrive on that high-quality gas once you put it in your tank. But what if you were driving a diesel-powered vehicle? If that were the case, in a few minutes your car would stop running, and you would have a very expensive repair job ahead of you.
The fact that the car stopped running does not imply that the gas wasn’t any good or that your car was defective. It was simply the wrong type of fuel for your car.
Like your car, your body was designed for a certain correct type of fuel … that is, a certain correct blend of the right food types. The further you deviate from this ideal, the more health problems are likely. That is why some of the sickest people I see in my practice are those who are “designed” to be eating high-proteins foods but have decided to be vegetarians. Conversely, carb types who choose to eat high amounts of meats also don’t do very well.
By identifying an individual’s Metabolic Type, we are able to direct them to the foods that work best for their particular Metabolic Typing.
Metabolic Typing is based on the observation that there are two primary physiological systems in the body that control our metabolism: the Oxidative and the Autonomic Systems. The Metabolic Genotyping protocol is used to determine which of these two systems is most dominant in an individual’s metabolism.
The reason that it is important to know the dominance system is that foods have opposite pH effects in members of the two dominance systems; e.g. foods that acidify the two Oxidizers (Fast or Slow Oxidizers) will typically alkalize the two Autonomics (Sympathetics or Parasympathetics), and vice versa
After identifying the correct dominance system and Metabolic Type, the Metabolic Typing practitioner uses dietary modification to optimize blood pH and balance the individual’s metabolism, thereby improving energy levels, stabilizing weight, and helping the body become more resistant to disease.
You May Need Metabolic Typing . . .
Perhaps you've reached the point where you think or even know that nutrition is important if you ever want to get well and stay well. It's just common sense, right? But you've also come to find that the field of nutrition is quite baffling. And even though the information explosion has made more information available than ever before, it's also made it even harder to find what's really true and right for you or decide just what to do.
Has the information explosion brought confusion instead of clarity to your questions about nutrition? If you're interested in nutrition and are looking for answers to a health problem or are simply looking for a way to stay healthy, your search may have led you to ask some of these questions
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- Why is it that my best friend's nutritional supplements work absolute miracles, but make me feel lousy?
- Why does a low fat, low protein, high complex carbohydrate diet RAISE cholesterol in some people instead of lower it?
- Why does taking a nutritional product help one person with a problem but not another?
- How can one best selling book say one thing about nutrition, and the other best-seller say just the opposite?
- Why will a certain diet give my friend energy and help to lose weight but make me tired and GAIN weight?
- Why can't I get rid of my candida overgrowth problem, even though I've followed an "anti-candida" diet?
- Why does The Zone diet make me gain weight and cause others to lose weight?
- Why is it that I eat the best organic foods, buy the most expensive supplements, exercise 'till I'm blue in the face, get my 8 hours sleep, and still end up feeling like I can barely make it through the day?
If you've been asking yourself questions like these, but haven't been getting the answers you're looking for, take the guesswork out of your search for health! Find out exactly what's right for you! The answers you've been looking for may be found through The Metabolic Typing Test, based on over 20 years of empirical research in the exciting field of Metabolic Typing and the determination of individual metabolic requirements.
At our clinic we use the method that Dr Kristal instituted and which utilises both subjective patient information (from questionairs) and objective tests of ph and sugar levels meassured during the test.
What other doctor says:
“I have been using Dr. Kristal’s Metabolic Typing program in my practice for approximately five years with fantastic results. Almost all my patients report increased energy and a reduction in many symptoms when they stick to their individualized diet. It is especially effective for chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and autoimmune disorders. I am very impressed with the results. Many of my patients have been able to reduce or eliminate their prescription meds while on the program. I would highly recommend Dr. Kristal’s Metabolic Typing program. You will be amazed by the results”.
John Sherman, ND