When it comes to eating, there really is no “one size fits all” approach. This is due to what’s called biochemical individuality. It identifies an individual’s genetically based nutrition and diet requirements. A certain dietary program that helps one, may only produce few, if any, beneficial results for another. No two people are alike on a biochemical or physiological level.
The reason why metabolic typing is superior over other methods of determining dietary individuality such as the blood typing and body typing, is that it is a dynamic, comprehensive system that encompasses all of the body’s known adaptation or homeostatic mechanisms. It doesn’t just measure a single fixed variable such as blood or body type, instead it takes into account the many different biochemical or metabolic variables, which are subject to continual change and flux over the course of our lifetimes.
The ANS (autonomic - involuntary nervous system) plays a very large role in determining metabolic individuality and largely influences health and disease in the body. It is the chief controller of the parasympathetic (or rest, digest and repair) nervous system and the sympathetic (fight or flight, stress response) nervous system and thus is the master regulator of metabolism.
When one of these systems is out of balance, disease processes can develop. Specific foods and nutrients have the natural capacity to strengthen whichever part of our systems is weaker, resulting in metabolic typing helping to establish balance within the ANS and thus the rest of our body.
Great research was done into discovering the inter-relationship between the Oxidative system (the rate at which cells convert food into energy, or the rate of cellular oxidation) and the ANS, which helps to predict with far greater accuracy, exactly which foods and nutrients a person needs to achieve metabolic balance for their individual system.
This research dates back many decades to the 1930’s, when extraordinary anthropological expeditions were taken to remote corners of the globe, where the link between modern ways of eating and the increase of chronic degenerative diseases were discovered.
Due to vast variations in climate, indigenous food supplies, environmental conditions, and the principals of evolution, adaptation, heredity, etc, we humans evolved over many centuries in different ethnic groups and cultures which in turn developed distinctly different kinds of dietary requirements.
Years later, there was remarkable work done in closely examining what these variations in genetically based nutritional needs were from a metabolic or biochemical perspective.
What I do, is let you know your individual metabolic type and provide dietary solutions that are tailored to your specific biochemical needs. Metabolic typing is a foundational approach to then have the ability to build over all health and wellness from the ground up.
Kelly Bentley from Soulely You Holistic Wellness uses her knowledge and skill set, to work one on one assessing clients physically, as well as metaphysically (that which is beyond what presents itself physically in the body). She has a solid knowledge base of bioenergy (the various human energy systems) the different stages of infant development, and how these correlate to physical structure, mental emotional capacity, personality, disposition and perception. She appreciates socio-cultural correlations, as well as psychospiritual influences (pertaining to the relationship between spirituality and the mind), unearthing the root cause of mental and physical symptoms that often get overlooked by other medical professionals, giving the most comprehensive care possible.