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Your Diet Type appears to be Balanced. Introduction to Metabolic Typing
Metabolic typing represents the work of many doctors, researchers and biochemists over the last 70 years. The basic concept is that everyone is metabolically unique and one man's meat is another man's poison. Many claim with complete confidence that when your metabolic type is correctly assessed and your diet and supplements adjusted accordingly, optimal health, with prevention and reversing of disease, can be achieved. They believe that metabolic typing is much more effective than 'one size fits all" generalized nutritional approaches.

Modern medicine looks at the condition and seeks to treat it. Metabolic typing looks at the person and seeks to treat them. When the person is treated correctly, many health problems resolve on their own. This is an important distinction to make. Discovering more about you will help your health problems be less.

Dr. William Kelley, with degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, biology and dentistry, developed an untreatable, aggressive form of pancreatic cancer before the age of 40. With a vegetarian diet and individualized nutrient approach, he recovered and soon was treating others. Then his wife became seriously ill and he applied the same vegetarian diet and nutrients to her. She failed to respond, becoming worse. After many failed attempts to help her, there was nothing left to do but add meat to her diet. Her recovery was swift and dramatic. From his growing experience and the work of others, he went on to develop a clinical tool for assessing metabolic individuality.

There have been no blinded trials supporting or disproving metabolic typing. This can be partially explained. Once Dr. Kelly concluded which diets benefited which types, he was understandably unwilling to give a seriously ill patient a diet that he knew would make them worse. Like any compassionate person, it would be unethical to use a placebo on someone who is seriously ill, when you know of a treatment that would help. However, if all of the treatments available to a doctor are poor, then it is much easier to conduct a trial. More research does need to be done in the area of metabolic typing.

Why do two people with the same condition, not respond similarly to the same treatment? Apart from actually having different problems, it is possibly because they are biochemically different. If everyone was internally and chemically identical, some diets would work better than others, and each would work uniformly throughout the group. As it is, there are many successes and failures within a particular diet type, as well as success and failure on opposite type diets. The confusion is reduced when metabolic type is considered first, before recommending a diet.

The Analyst is using several such disciplines to make recommendations that will be of the most use to you. More information and further testing regarding metabolic typing, if needed, can be obtained through a service called HealthExcel. Until more research can confirm this approach, you and your doctor must decide and discover what works for you.

If you think of your food as fuel, then the proportions of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats can be viewed as your fuel mixture. If you get the right fuel for your type and the right fuel mixture, you'll have a powerful force at work. Your food will be efficiently converted to energy rather than stored as fat.

Characteristics of Your Metabolic Type
Balanced types fall in between the negative (Protein/Fat) and positive (Carbohydrate) types. They are a mixture of the two.
Here are some typical tendencies that you may have in common with other Balanced Types:

Cravings for sweets and carbohydrates. Typically, Balanced types don't get cravings. However, if they don't carefully manage their diet by making sure they get a good balance of foods, they could shift into a Protein Type or a Veggie/Carbo type pattern and develop cravings, particularly for sweets.

Weight Control. Although Balanced types are less likely to have a problem with weight, when they slip into eating a restricted, or one-sided, diet (too much on the negative or positive side), they can develop weight problems.

Fatigue, Anxiety, Nervousness. Although Balanced types have the potential to develop more problems than other types, they are also less likely to do so.

Dietary Emphasis for Balanced Types
Overall, Protein types need to focus on obtaining larger amounts of protein and fat in their diet, and minimizing their carbohydrate intake. As a rule, Carbo types need to do just the opposite - eat less protein and fat and increase intake of carbohydrates.

Because you are a balanced type (neither the autonomic or carbo-oxidative system dominant), there are NO nutrient recommendations at this time, based solely on your metabolic type. Your choice of nutrients can be based on those which have worked for people with your symptoms, such as those listed in the treatment section and your personal experience (things you have learned about what you do well with and without.

You need to get a good balance of high-purine, high-fat proteins and low-purine, low-fat proteins. Likewise, you need to make sure you get a good mix of vegetables and fruits that are good for both Protein and Carbo types.

Each day your meals need to include foods from both groups. For this reason, you'll need to become familiar with the Allowable Foods Charts for both Protein and Carbo types.
The DIETARY CHARTS used in food selection for maintaining balance for your metabolic type are located HERE. You need to be eating from both the Carbohydrate and Protein tables equally.

There are different kinds of proteins. There are those that are high in fat and high in purines and there are those that are low in fat and low in purines. The high-fat, high-purine proteins provide the best fuel for Protein types, but are inappropriate for the Carbo types. On the other hand, low-fat, low-purine proteins are good for Carbo types but inadequate for Protein types. Therefore you must be sure to get a good balance of both types of proteins.

At the opposite end of the spectrum from proteins are carbohydrates. Certain vegetables contribute to balancing the body chemistry of Protein types, while other vegetables do the same for Carbo types. In addition, Carbo types tend to handle starchy foods quite well, whereas starches can pose major problems for Protein types. For these reasons, Balanced types do best when they get a balance of both types of vegetables.

You will do best on a good balance of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates - the typical "balanced meal. Finding the right balance among protein, fat, and carbohydrate is your key to losing weight, feeling energized both mentally and physically, and staying on an even keel emotionally. Over the longer term, such a diet, if properly followed and tailored to your metabolic individuality, can prevent you from developing many serious degenerative diseases, such as cardiovascular problems, immune deficiency, blood sugar abnormalities, osteoporosis, arthritis, digestive disorders, and other chronic illnesses rooted in metabolic imbalance.

Key points to remember:
- Eat Protein at every meal.
- Have a mix of Protein type and Carbo type foods each day
- Snack as needed
- Dairy products are OK if you are sure you donít do poorly on them
- Be on guard against too many starchy and refined carbohydrates. Grains in moderation, including bread.
- Be careful about too many fruits. Avoid fruit juice. Moderate fresh vegetable juice is OK.
- Use fats and oils generously. Donít forget to balance the omega 6 and omega 3 oils. In general: butter - yes; margarine - no.

50% of your diet should come from proteins and fats, 50% from carbohydrates. The Zone Diet meets the requirement of having some protein, fat and carbohydrate at each meal. Follow this link to several different books available on this subject at DrSears.com

 
 

Signs, symptoms & indicators of Metabolic Diet Type:
 
 
Lab Values - Common  High systolic blood pressure
  High diastolic blood pressure

Metabolic Typing

  Weight gain with heavy/fatty foods
  Disliking potatoes
  Disliking sour foods
  Insensitivity to insect bites
  Large pupils
  Dull facial complexion
  Thick/strong fingernails
  Pale ear color
  Being prone to goose bumps
  Sleeping worse after bedtime eating
  Dislike for fatty foods
  Energy boosted by carbohydrates
  Tendency not to gag easily

Counter-indicators:
  Tendency to gag easily
  Energy boosted by fat/high-protein
  Fondness for fatty foods
  Sleeping better after bedtime eating
  Not being prone to goose bumps
  Dark/red ear color
  Thin/weak fingernails
  Bright facial complexion
  Small pupils
  Sensitivity to insect bites
  Liking sour foods
  Liking potatoes
  Weight gain with carbohydrates
  Dry coughs

Minor Symptoms

  Thin musculature

Counter-indicators:
  Thick musculature

Symptoms - Allergy

  Infrequent sneezing

Counter-indicators:
  Moderate sneezing or frequent sneezing / attacks

Symptoms - Bowel Movements

  (Very) frequent stools or normal stool frequency

Counter-indicators:
  (Very/tendency to) infrequent stools

Symptoms - Cardiovascular

Counter-indicators:
  Arrhythmia

Symptoms - Environment

  Poor tolerance of cold

Counter-indicators:
  Poor tolerance of heat

Symptoms - Food - Beverages

  Positive reaction to coffee

Counter-indicators:
  Negative reaction to coffee

Symptoms - Food - General

  Infrequent eating
  Weak appetite

Counter-indicators:
  Strong appetite
  Frequent eating

Symptoms - Food - Preferences

  Dislike of salt

Counter-indicators:
  Craving and eating wheat
 Craving for carbohydrates is often due to not enough protein or fat in the diet or not enough of these consumed at the same time as consuming carbohydrates. In other words, the wrong fuel mix. Try adding more protein/fat to your diet, or more protein/fat at the time of having carbohydrates.

  Sugar/sweet craving
 Consuming too high a percentage of simple carbohydrates (sugar) for the negative type can result in carbohydrate (quick energy) craving. If you are a negative type (high protein / fat requirement), more protein and fat may be the answer to reducing this craving.

  Craving for salt

Symptoms - Gas-Int - General

  (History of) heartburn

Symptoms - Head - Eyes/Ocular

  Dry eyes

Counter-indicators:
  Moist eyes
  Itchy eyes

Symptoms - Head - Mouth/Oral

  (Very) dry mouth

Counter-indicators:
  Excess/abundant saliva in mouth
  Cold sores

Symptoms - Head - Nose

  Dry nose

Counter-indicators:
  Moist nose

Symptoms - Immune System

  History of infections

Symptoms - Metabolic

  Low stamina

Counter-indicators:
  Hyperactivity with exhaustion

Symptoms - Mind - Emotional

  Patient/calm disposition
  Being anxious/nervous

Symptoms - Mind - General

  Being highly motivated
  A hard-driving personality
  High spontaneity
  Being easily excitable
  Being an antisocial person

Counter-indicators:
  Being a sociable person
  Being not easily excited
  Low spontaneity
  Being unmotivated

Symptoms - Respiratory

Counter-indicators:
  Chest pressure

Symptoms - Skin - Conditions

Counter-indicators:
  Rashes

Symptoms - Skin - General

  Dry skin
  Pale facial coloring

Counter-indicators:
  Dark/dark/flushed facial coloring
  Cracking skin
  Oily/moist skin
  Itchy skin

Symptoms - Sleep

  Unsound sleep
  (Frequent) difficulty falling asleep
 
 

Conditions that suggest Metabolic Diet Type:
 
 
Circulation  Mitral Valve Prolapse

Metabolic

Counter-indicators:
  Hypoglycemia

Organ Health

  Diabetes Type II
 A high protein diet can help prevent diabetes, but once it has begun, a diet higher in vegetables is preferred. In diabetes, renal impairment and cardiovascular disease are particularly common. The use of a high protein diet which may further tax the kidneys and may reduce arterial compliance is not recommended. In individuals with diabetes, the principal strategies for preventing or slowing impairment of renal function include controlling blood glucose levels, blood pressure, and hyperlipidemia, and decreasing protein intake to low normal levels. High-protein diets are contraindicated for individuals with recurrent kidney stones, kidney disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, colon cancer, or heart disease.


Counter-indicators:
  COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Skin-Hair-Nails

Counter-indicators:
  Dandruff
 
 

Risk factors for Metabolic Diet Type:
 
 
Minor Symptoms  Angular face

Counter-indicators:
  Round face

Symptoms - Allergy

Counter-indicators:
  History of adult allergies

Symptoms - Glandular

Counter-indicators:
  History of hypoglycemia

Symptoms - Skin - Conditions

  History of adolescent acne
 
 

Metabolic Diet Type suggests the following may be present:
 
 
Diet  A Vegetarian Diet
 
 

Recommendations for Metabolic Diet Type:
 
 
Amino Acid / ProteinNot recommended:
  Lysine

Diet

  Vegetarian/Vegan Diet
  Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption

Not recommended:
  Grain-free / Low Starch Diet
  High Fat Diet
  Coconut
  High/Increased Protein Diet

Mineral

  Copper
  Iron
  Magnesium
  Manganese
  Boron
  Chromium
  Silicon / Silica
  Potassium

Not recommended:
  Phosphorus
  Zinc
  Sulfur
  Iodine
  Calcium

Nutrient

Not recommended:
  Inositol
  Lecithin / Choline / GPC

Vitamins

  Vitamin D
  Vitamin Folic Acid
  Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
  Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
  Vitamin Paba
  Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
  Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
  Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
  Vitamin Biotin

Not recommended:
  Bioflavonoids
  Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
  Vitamin E
  Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine)
  Vitamin A
 
 


KEY
Strong or generally accepted link
Proven definite or direct link
Weakly counter-indicative
Strongly counter-indicative
Very strongly or absolutely counter-indicative
Likely to help
Highly recommended
Reasonably likely to cause problems







GLOSSARY

Anxiety:  Apprehension of danger, or dread, accompanied by nervous restlessness, tension, increased heart rate, and shortness of breath unrelated to a clearly identifiable stimulus.

Arthritis:  Inflammation of a joint, usually accompanied by pain, swelling, and stiffness, and resulting from infection, trauma, degenerative changes, metabolic disturbances, or other causes. It occurs in various forms, such as bacterial arthritis, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis, the most common form, is characterized by a gradual loss of cartilage and often an overgrowth of bone at the joints.

Cancer:  Refers to the various types of malignant neoplasms that contain cells growing out of control and invading adjacent tissues, which may metastasize to distant tissues.

Carbohydrates:  The sugars and starches in food. Sugars are called simple carbohydrates and found in such foods as fruit and table sugar. Complex carbohydrates are composed of large numbers of sugar molecules joined together, and are found in grains, legumes, and vegetables like potatoes, squash, and corn.

Cardiovascular:  Pertaining to the heart and blood vessels.

Chronic:  Usually Chronic illness: Illness extending over a long period of time.

Colon:  The part of the large intestine that extends to the rectum. The colon takes the contents of the small intestine, moving them to the rectum by contracting.

Diabetes Mellitus:  A disease with increased blood glucose levels due to lack or ineffectiveness of insulin. Diabetes is found in two forms; insulin-dependent diabetes (juvenile-onset) and non-insulin-dependent (adult-onset). Symptoms include increased thirst; increased urination; weight loss in spite of increased appetite; fatigue; nausea; vomiting; frequent infections including bladder, vaginal, and skin; blurred vision; impotence in men; bad breath; cessation of menses; diminished skin fullness. Other symptoms include bleeding gums; ear noise/buzzing; diarrhea; depression; confusion.

Glucose:  A sugar that is the simplest form of carbohydrate. It is commonly referred to as blood sugar. The body breaks down carbohydrates in foods into glucose, which serves as the primary fuel for the muscles and the brain.

Hyperlipidemia:  Increased cholesterol level.

Kidney Stone:  A stone (concretion) in the kidney. If the stone is large enough to block the tube (ureter) and stop the flow of urine from the kidney, it must be removed by surgery or other methods. Also called Renal Calculus. Symptoms usually begin with intense waves of pain as a stone moves in the urinary tract. Typically, a person feels a sharp, cramping pain in the back and side in the area of the kidney or in the lower abdomen. Sometimes nausea and vomiting occur. Later, pain may spread to the groin. The pain may continue if the stone is too large to pass; blood may appear in the urine and there may be the need to urinate more often or a burning sensation during urination. If fever and chills accompany any of these symptoms, an infection may be present and a doctor should be seen immediately.

Metabolism:  The chemical processes of living cells in which energy is produced in order to replace and repair tissues and maintain a healthy body. Responsible for the production of energy, biosynthesis of important substances, and degradation of various compounds.

Osteoporosis:  A disease in which bone tissue becomes porous and brittle. The disease primarily affects postmenopausal women.

Placebo:  A pharmacologically inactive substance. Often used to compare clinical responses against the effects of pharmacologically active substances in experiments.

Protein:  Compounds composed of hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen present in the body and in foods that form complex combinations of amino acids. Protein is essential for life and is used for growth and repair. Foods that supply the body with protein include animal products, grains, legumes, and vegetables. Proteins from animal sources contain the essential amino acids. Proteins are changed to amino acids in the body.

Simple Carbohydrate:  A simple form of sugar; glucose, lactose, fructose, etc. This type of sugar is rapidly absorbed into the blood stream.