We all are very unique in both appearance and in person. In regards to our nutritional needs we also vary greatly from one person to the next and hence it i soften seen one nutrition strategy works for one person but is disastrous for the next.
Over the last 40 years a science called metabolic typing has been developing under the research of various scientist around the world. The goal of the science is to calculate a persons unique nutritional needs. typing test
The way to determine what your nutritional needs are is to discover your metabolic type. When this is known the exact foods to eat or avoid can de calculated.
A Metabolic Type is the inherited pattern of genetically-based strengths and weaknesses in the body’s fundamental control systems. Although tens of thousands of chemical reactions take place in your body daily, they are all regulated by just a handful of control systems, such as the Autonomic Nervous System, the Endocrine System, the Oxidation Rate, etc.
These inherited strengths and weaknesses express themselves in different ways in each person and they help to define our uniqueness as individuals. For example, one person may have strong digestion, but a weak heart. Another may have a strong heart, but weak eyesight. Someone else may have high motivation and a Type A personality, while another might be lethargic and have a Type B personality.
Correlations have been made between numerous physical, diet-related and psychological characteristics and the body’s fundamental control systems. Although it may be said that there are as many Metabolic Types as there are individuals, it is also true that all the characteristics fall into certain patterns or “constellations” that can be classified as the different Metabolic Types.
Once your metabolic type is known it is possible to determine the foods and nutrients you need to be consuming. Through eating these you will give the cells what they need which will increase their efficiency and thus the health of your body.
The metabolic typing test questionnaire
The questionnaire is divided into three sections, these look at your physical traits, your dietary related traits and your psychological traits. These different traits have been correlated with the fundamental control systems within the body by various researchers of the last 40 years.
In order to complete the analysis you must answer over a 140 questions which is analyzed against the previous research. The analysis is unique because it is looking at the behavior of the body across all systems to give a pattern of how your body is functioning. It differs from other approaches because it does not use lab tests.
Metabolic Typing may be likened to obtaining information and understanding about a three story house through a blueprint of the entire house and all of its rooms. Using a lab test, because it involves one specific part or level of the body, would be like trying to understand the entire house through a blueprint of the kitchen (or any other single room in the house). Another way to look at it is that for example calcium may be high in the blood but low in the bones, therefore the lab test may be misleading for making nutritional recommendations.