Metabolic Typing


What is it?

Metabolic typing - the classic definition

In short, Metabolic Typing is "customised nutrition" based on the idea that there is no universal healthy diet to suit everyone.

Anyone can use Metabolic Typing find out exactly which foods are good for their health, and those that are not. You will find out about the supplements you need that will make you as healthy as you can be and not waste your money on those that could make you tired and sick.

Metabolic Typing is a process of evaluating the inter-relationship of the body's 3 main systems for the creation and maintenance of energy.

These are the Autonomic Nervous System, the Oxidative System and the Endocrine System.

It is the name given to the analysis of individual nutritional needs and biochemical individuality.

Metabolic Typing interprets and understands "body language", which is the body's means of communicating its physical, mental, emotional and behavioural characteristics, as well as its efficiency and homeostatic balance, through which, individual nutritional requirements may be understood and applied.

Metabolic typing is based on the understanding that although there are tens of thousands of biochemical reactions that take place in your body every day, they all fall under the control of only a few Fundamental Homeostatic Controls. The Healthexcel System of Metabolic Typing recognises 9 such control mechanisms and uses them to evaluate and determine each person's metabolic type. It is the inherited various strengths and weaknesses in these control mechanisms that define our biochemical individuality and makes each of us unique. Importantly, every food and every nutrient has very specific effects on these Fundamental Controls. For this reason, not knowing one's metabolic type makes it impossible to know which foods or nutrients are best for each person.

No adverse condition can exist without a metabolic imbalance in one or more of these systems. These metabolic imbalances are very common, and most people who are chronically unwell have at least one of them. Correcting them usually results in major improvements in health. Many chronic health problems can be expected to clear up when these imbalances are corrected. In fact, you must correct these imbalances to see many, if not most chronic conditions heal.

When a person is "balanced" metabolically, many disease symptoms subside because the body uses nutrients optimally. It is important to understand that metabolic typing does not address any specific conditions, using a "One Size Fits All" approach like allopathic nutrition.

This symptom/treatment method, therefore has no rational basis in seeking a common protocol for all people with a certain condition. Any success would be down to chance and could not be relied upon. Remember that if nutrition can help, it can also harm.


This introduction to Metabolic Typing has been written by:


Sheri Dixon D. N. Th.
Certified Healthexcel Metabolic Typing Advisor

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