Customised Nutrition

Metabolic typing is all about matching your diet to your own unique needs – customing your nutritional needs. These needs are determined by the way that some of your regulatory control systems operate. These regulatory control systems – such as the Autonomic nervous System, AKA the master regulator of metabolism, and your Oxidative rate, (the rate at which your body metabolises, or converts foods and nutrients into energy)determine how efficiently your body works, and how they manage your body processes.

So you need to know what is special about these systems in your body. This knowledge can tell you what kind of proteins, fats and carbohydrates you need and also in what ratios you need them. William Wolcott discovered in 1983 that each of us is Dominant in one of these systems and he called this the Dominance factor. This discovery essentially explains that any food and any nutrient can have opposite biochemical effects in different individuals, or different Metabolic Types. In its complete form, the Healthexcel metabolic typing programs consider 13 such regulatory control systems.

We are all different.

Externally, we have different hair and skin colours, textures and different bone structures, builds and personalities. We are all different internally too, that means we all process and use foods and nutrients differently. Some people need fast burning foods because their body metabolises foods slowly. An example is a friend of mine called Margaret. She is a slow oxidiser dominant and for breakfast she eats fruit and a boiled egg. Her husband, who is a fast oxidiser, tucks into oatmeal and kippers. Both have reported an increase in their energy and endurance and both continue to lose their excess weight since they started eating according to their metabolic type.

You really don’t need to understand all of the science behind metabolic typing in order to reap the health benefits for yourself. These include an increase in energy and mental clarity, freedom from cravings and hunger between meals, improved digestion and immunity, excellence in athletics, a decrease in fatigue, anxiety and even depression. Ideal weight can be achieved without a struggle and you can prevent and reverse many degenerative conditions.

Metabolic Typing presents you with a nutritional programme specifically for your kind of metabolism, which meets the special and unique nutritional needs of the one and only you.

Package details:

  • Comprehensive test Metabolic typing report
  • Video companion series
  • 4 weeks email support
  • 1 hour consultation


For more information see: HealthExcel

All programs are reviewed monthly, and retesting is done once every 2 or 3 months. Average minimum program length is 3 months.

Therapists who provide Customised Nutrition at The Therapy Room Cambridge

  • Damien ClementsDamien Clements
    is an Integrated Health practitioner who specialises in investigating the root cause of problems and finding natural solutions for good health.
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