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Metabolic Typing Confusion


Question:

I have recently been utilizing the Metabolic Typing Self Test to accommodate my clients with the nutritional portion of their wellness programs. I personally utilize this program and have found success with it. However, I have a question. I have noticed thus far that everyone tested has been classified as a Mixed Type. Is it odd that no one has fallen in the Protein or Carbo Type? I have done around 15 to 20 tests.

Answer:

There are a few reasons why people commonly test out as mixed types, and I will address them for you here:

  1. Society has programmed people that carbohydrates are vital for energy – keeping your colon healthy, providing antioxidants, getting enough omega 3 essential fatty acids as well as vitamins and minerals...and the list goes on. At the same time, people have been programmed by the grain industry to think that meat is bad, it is full of bad saturated fats and will give you a heart attack. Additionally, most people are unaware of current (and past) research on plant consciousness – and therefore believe that plants don’t sense that they are about to be killed, that they have no emotions, that they don't communicate with each other nor other creatures in nature! If you are one of these people, please have compassion for all life forms and read the famous book The Secret Life Of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird, as well as the more recent and amazing book by Cleve Backster titled Primary Perception. So, where that leaves us is in a state where your clients take a test that would have worked prior to 1908 because they would have answered the question with their gut instinct – not 30,000 or more TV, radio and print advertisements serving as their nutrition intuition. 1908 is about the time the grain industry began hydrogenating vegetable oils so they could compete directly with the meat packing industry. Prior to that time, the meat packing industry produced such items as soap and candles from animal fat.
  2. According to Dr. Mercola's web site (www.mercola.com), about 85 percent of Americans are on prescription medical drugs, three billion prescriptions were written for medical drugs in the US alone last year and there are only ~278 million people! This is relevant to you because any time a client is on any prescription medical drug, there WILL be side effects. The side effects of many, if not MOST, will alter the function of the enteric nervous system (celiac and superior mesenteric ganglion or Abdominal Brain), disrupting and distorting such a client's sense of hunger as well as what they crave. Because many medical drugs are toxic and stressful to the body, people tend to have an energy crisis at the cellular level, as well as having altered hormonal rhythms. The typical way most people compensate is to increase their consumption of soda pop, caffeinated beverages and simple carbohydrates, which beautifully suits the agenda of the grain and sugar industry!
  3. Dehydration often results in excessive hunger and those with either of the above problems will react to dehydration by consuming more garbage drink and food.

Since about 90 percent of people in industrialized nations are dehydrated, approximately 85 percent are on prescription drugs, most watch more than four hours of TV a day and around 90 percent are constipated (which further alters enteric nervous system function), it's safe to say there are a lot of people that can't take the metabolic typing test properly!

The way I administer the questionnaire when I use it is by asking the person to do the following:

  1. Temporarily suspend EVERYTHING YOU EVER LEARNED ABOUT NUTRITION FROM THE MEDIA OR A UNIVERSITY. Preconceived notions may inhibit the person from giving natural, honest responses. This is also important since many University nutrition programs have been started and heavily funded by the processed food industry.
  2. Answer the questions as though you were living in the jungle and you simply ate on natural instinct; there is no one there to judge your choices and you simply want to eat to have the energy to do your hunting and gathering.
  3. Exaggerate any tendency that may result in an inability to answer a question. For example. If a question asks what would you rather eat for breakfast, bacon and eggs or a bowl of Kellogg's corn flakes and skim milk? You will get the most accurate answer by EXAGGERATING your natural urge. To be effective, you must always implement the first two suggestions on this list first!

From this perspective, you can get the correct answer. Good luck!