Metabolic Typing Diet

22 05 2010

by William Wolcott and Trish Fahey

Your metabolism is unique based on hereditary reasons, and what might be working for your best friend might actually cause you to gain weight and become sick. This happens because you don’t have the same “metabolic type” as they do. You have your own biochemical makeup, no two people are alike on a biochemical or physiological level. In other words, we’re all different in the way that our bodies process foods and utilize nutrients. When you eat according to your metabolic type it will enable you to achieve and maintain your ideal weight, eliminate sugar cravings, have sustained energy and endurance, boost your immune system, and will help you conquer and overcome anxiety, depression, blood sugar imbalances, mood swings, indigestion, headaches, fatigue and allergies.

In the mid-1980’s the author (William Wolcott) heard about a group of scientists and clinicians in the U.S. who were evolving this unique system called metabolic typing. Men like William Kelley, George Watson, and Roger Williams were building upon the work from scientists and clinicians of an earlier era: Weston A. Price, Frances Pottenger, and Royal Lee.

They discovered early on that the involuntary or autonomic nervous system (ANS) plays a pivotal role in determining metabolic individuality and also in influencing health and disease. The ANS is known as the master regulator of metabolism. There are two branches of the ANS, the sympathetic system also known as the “fight or flight” branch and the parasympathetic system also called the “rest and digest” branch. The sympathetic system controls bodily processes that have to do with energy utilization, and the parasympathetic system controls bodily activities that pertain to energy conservations. In most people, one branch tends to be more dominant than the other, and this creates a biochemical imbalance. So when you eat according to your metabolic type it enables you to establish a balance within the ANS.

Another thing that plays a huge part in metabolic typing is the rate at which your cells convert food into energy, this is known as the rate of cellular oxidation. This process is determined largely by heredity, and needs to be kept in balance if you want your body to function properly. So you can either be a fast oxidizer, which means your cells rapidly convert food into energy, and therefore you need to eat foods that burn slowly such as heavier proteins and fats. And on the other hand if you are a slow oxidizer you need to eat lighter foods (carbohydrates) that burn faster, if you want to maintain metabolic balance.

There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all diet! Just like we are all different externally (hair color and texture, skin color, facial features, height, weight, skeletal structure, finger prints, ex.) we are also internally different as well. So when people write diet books saying that there is only one healthy way to eat, they are failing to pay attention to the fact that not everyone has the same biological makeup.


Sean Croxton of UndergroundWellness.com talks about ‘Metabolic Typing’

Paul Chek talks about digestion & metabolic typing


Dr. Mercola’s ‘Nutritional Typing’ info here.


Your body responds uniquely to food — your fuel — based on your genetics, biochemical makeup, family history, and your own interaction with your environment. That’s why you will advance your health (and looks) by discerning your Nutritional Type.

The science of Nutritional Typing is the only system that customizes nutrition based on the way your body reacts to food . Your Nutritional Type determines your individual nutritional requirements and dictates your individual responses to what you eat and drink.

You see, foods and individual nutrients do not behave the same way in two people with different Nutritional Types.

That certainly explains why some healthy foods that make other people energetic (and slim) might make you unhealthy, sluggish, bloated, and heavier. And why, no matter how much you try to stick to foods you’ve been told are ‘healthy’, or even organic, you may still not feel as good as you’d like to.

There is a reason for this. It’s the result of a giant factor outside your control — your metabolism.

Then, when you factor in environmental stresses that can cause changes in your metabolism and temporarily override your genetics, your personal ‘Mission Control’ loses control — unless you know your Nutritional Type.

However, once you discern your Nutritional Type, and understand your own unique characteristics, you will start choosing foods that move you away from weight issues, disease, accelerated aging… and towards optimal health and your naturally ideal weight.


Which Type Are You?

This revised and simplified plan places you and your body into one of these three basic groups…

Protein Types operate best on a low-carbohydrate, high-protein and relatively high-fat diet (healthy fat that is). These ratios are detailed for you in your Nutritional Typing profile to help you make the wisest food choices.

Carb Types normally feel best when most of their food is carbohydrate. Yet, there are major differences between classes of carbs such as vegetables and grains. With Nutritional Typing you will discover which carbs are best for your unique physiology.

Mixed Types require food combinations somewhere between carb and protein type groups. This type requires quite a bit of fine-tuning and listening to your own body, making it the most challenging type of the Nutritional Typing types.


Whether Healthy or Experiencing Challenges — Nutritional Typing Will Enhance Your Life

5 Great Reasons to Discover Your Nutritional Type as Part of Your Healthy Lifestyle:

1) Discover what type of fuel your body really needs to operate at optimal levels

2) Reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes

3) Enhanced immunity and decreased coughs, colds and flu

4) Slowing your signs of aging

5) Get off that dieting yo-yo and achieve natural weight loss (if necessary) without dieting or restricting calories


More info about ‘Metabolic Typing’ here, here and here.


Sean Croxton interviews William Wolcott:
BlogTalkRadio.com/UndergroundWellness


Metabolic Typing Advisors (coaches):

Josh Rubin

Jeanne Rubin

Sean Croxton

Erin Huggins


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