[One Answer To Cancer by Dr. William Donald Kelley, D.D.S., M.S.]
Discovering Your Personal Nutritional Needs
Without knowing your metabolic type, you are guessing as to what foods and supplements you should take. This chapter explains how you can develop a personalized nutritional program that gives you the results you want.
A person may be following a program of the best foods, the best supplements, and plenty of exercise but how does he or she know that those really are the best foods for them? Each of us is different and has a different metabolism.
Many of the worlds leading scientists including, for instance, biochemist Dr. Roger Williams, author of many excellent and well-known books such as You Are Extraordinary, and Nobel Prize Winning Physicist, Dr. Linus Pauling, have proven this through their own research.
Basic Metabolic Considerations
Individuals are classified into ten basic types, which are named "Metabolic Types One through Ten." By classifying each person into their own proper type, it is possible to determine accurately what vitamins, minerals, foods, and other supplements would best support his or her own body chemistry. Equally important, it is possible to know what supplements and foods they should not have. With the knowledge of these factors, it is possible to design a program that has the fullest potential. All people fall into one of the metabolic types, that is to say they fall into one of the basic ways the body functions. Each persons body takes in food, water and air. How a person uses these raw materials to maintain life differs from one person to another. This function of maintaining life is called metabolism and is normally defined as the sum total of all the chemical reactions occurring in the body.
The Nervous System
The body has two nervous systems the voluntary nervous system and the autonomic nervous system.
The Voluntary Nervous System
The voluntary nervous system is that part of the brain and nerves that are under the control of the conscious mind. Activities that you have definite control over, like making decisions, walking, speaking and the like are controlled by the voluntary nervous system.
The Autonomic Nervous System
The autonomic nervous system is that part of the brain and nervous system that carries on the functions of the body that we have very little or no conscious control over. The autonomic nervous system controls such activities as our heartbeat, respiration and reflexes (like what happens when a person sits on a tack).
The autonomic nervous system regulates the basic life-sustaining functions of the body such as the turning on and off of glands and organs, maintaining the acid/alkaline balance of the blood, saliva, and urine, digestion of food, balancing glandular functions, turning the cells on and off, and stimulating and retarding the body and its parts.
The autonomic nervous system is the master regulator of metabolism. It determines how efficiently and effectively the body uses food, water and air.
The Autonomic Nervous System Consists of Two Divisions
The autonomic nervous system consists of two divisions. One division is called the sympathetic nervous system and the other division is called the parasympathetic nervous system. Each of these two divisions sends messages in the form of electric current to the different parts of the body. There is a nerve from each of the divisions to each part of the body.
The Sympathetic Nervous System
The sympathetic nervous system sends messages that in general accelerate or speed up our activities.
The Parasympathetic Nervous System
The parasympathetic nervous system sends messages that in general retard or slow down our activities.
Three Groups Ten Types
The autonomic nervous system plays a major role in the classification of the metabolic types. The ten metabolic types have been arranged into three groups:
Group A Sympathetic Vegetarian Types
Group A metabolizers are classed as Types One, Four and Six. These types have very strong or dominant sympathetic nervous systems. These types have very strong functions of the brain, pineal, anterior pituitary, parathyroid, thyroid, and adrenal medulla glands; heart, bone, muscle and connective tissue, kidneys, gonads (ovaries or testes), and uterus or prostate. Their muscles are usually quite well developed and show good muscle tone. Their hearts normally beat a little fast. Constipation is an ever-present plague. Frequently insomnia is a problem. Tension, hyperactivity and drive are their plight.
Sympathetic Metabolizers Are More Prone To:
Alcoholism (to slow down)
Arteriosclerosis (hardening of arteries)
Bleeding (slow to stop)
Blood pressure, high
Bowel movement every 2-3 days
Bones, pain in
Breathing, rapid & irregular
Carbohydrate metabolism, slow
Circulation, poor from muscle tension
Emotional instability, easily upset
Endurance, lack of
Energy reserve, low
Extremities, cold from tension
Fat metabolism, slow
Food, feels like rock in stomach
Function well in hot climate
Gas, sweet odor
Heart attacks, several
Heart rhythm, regular & fast
Headaches; migraine, tension
Healing; bones, fast
Healing; tissues, slow
Legs, restless at night
Moods, frequent severe changes
Oxygen metabolism, poor
Pain, unusual sensitivity
Protein metabolism, poor
Sensitivity to light
Sensitivity to shots, vaccinations
Skin, dry & thick
Stools; dry, light in color, ribbon-like
Teeth, pearly white
Vision, hard to focus
Typical Characteristics of Sympathetic Metabolizers:
A lot of "get up and go" or drive
Actions are usually explosive
Bowel movements normally light in color
Cant recall dreams
Crave sweets, fruits
Difficulty in falling asleep
Diminished or lacking appetite
Dislike fatty or oily foods
Ears are very pale and light
Eating at bedtime interferes with sleep
Enhanced ability to concentrate
Enjoy exercise are "exercise nuts"
Eyelids are opened wide
Eyes tend to protrude from sockets
Faces are usually pale
Fingernails have severe cross ridges
Firm muscle tone
Food feels like a rock in the stomach
Gums are very pale or light
Hair is dry
Lack of endurance
Like to make decisions
Low energy reserve
Pupils of eyes are usually large
Sensitive to light
Skin easily forms "gooseflesh"
Skin is dry
Skin unusually soft and velvety
Soles of feet are soft and uncallused
Strong feeling of sexual passion
Thick and ropey saliva
Thin flat chests
Usually suffer from cold
Very jumpy and nervous
Violent reaction to unexpected noise
Weak dreams if dream at all
General Nutritional Guidelines for Sympathetic Dominant Vegetarian Types (Group A)
Of this group, Metabolic Type Sixs require the most nutritional support, the greatest number and strength of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other nutritional factors that help the vegetarian type. Type Ones require the second greatest nutritional support. Type Ones need the support that slows down the sympathetic nervous system and speeds up the parasympathetic nervous system. Type Four metabolizers need the least nutritional support of this vegetarian class they are the closest of the three to becoming balanced type metabolizers.
For nutritional support, Sympathetic Dominant Metabolizers most often need: Vitamin D; Vitamin K; Ascorbic Acid; Biotin; Folic Acid; Vitamins B1, B2 and B6; PABA; Niacin; Potassium; Magnesium; Manganese; Zinc; Chromium; Hydrochloric Acid; Pancreatic Enzymes and Amino Acids. Each of the vegetarian Types (One, Four and Six) need these supplements, but each type needs different amounts and different ratios.
Metabolic Type One
Type One metabolizers come the closest of all the types to being purely sympathetic dominant people. One of the chief characteristics of Type One metabolizers is that they can burn carbohydrates slowly. Their bodies utilize the carbohydrates poorly and they are able to maintain their blood sugar level with very little fluctuation. If anything, their blood sugar level stays a little elevated. With this condition, they can eat mostly fruits and vegetables, maintaining their health and feeling well. These people are what are commonly called vegetarians. They very seldom if ever crave meats (except fish) and when they eat meat, they usually feel groggy and have a loss of energy. These people do not do well on lamb, venison, beef, sardines or salmon. They can do quite well on up to 100% of their diet raw. They should stress the following foods: whole grains including spaghetti, macaroni, breads, cereals; raw (unpasteurized) goats milk, eggs; white fish. They may use spices, 2-3 cups of coffee (non-instant), herbal tea, or an occasional alcoholic beverage or sweet dessert (made with unrefined sugar or raw, unheated honey). They enjoy and do well on nuts and seeds; rice; fruits and vegetables like apples, apricots, bananas, berries, grapes, oranges, pears, plums, grapefruit, asparagus, lima beans, beet tops, cucumbers, sprouts, lettuce, collards, dandelion greens, kale, mustard, turnip greens, spinach, and any leafy green vegetable.
Metabolic Type Four
Type Four metabolizers are people who have strong sympathetic nervous systems but not nearly as strong as the Type Ones. Type Fours are a little more balanced or non-strict vegetarians. These people usually have a genetic background of their ancestors coming from around the Mediterranean Sea Spanish, Italian, Greek, Israeli, Arabic, etc. Type Fours burn or metabolize their carbohydrates and sugars a little faster than the Type Ones. The Type Fours that tend toward having diabetes can normally control it with diet alone.
To maintain optimum health, Type Fours do well on fish, chicken, turkey, other fowl, beef (two times a week), almost all vegetables, a little fruit, sprouts, some citrus, eggs, and raw, (unpasteurized) goats milk. Most American "vegetarians" fall into this class. Type Sixs generally need about 60% of their food raw. They normally do not need as much nutritional support in the form of nutritional supplements as the Types One and Six.
Metabolic Type Six
Type Six metabolizers are people who are basically sympathetic dominant. They fall into the vegetarian class of metabolizers. Type Sixs are very poor metabolizers that is, they take in their food and nothing much happens. Their bodies do not utilize their food and they get very little energy from it and are generally sickly. Their assimilation or utilization of food is about 20% of normal. They almost always feel bad or not up to par. Type Sixs need about 60% of their food cooked. They need a great deal of supplemental nutritional support. They require more hydrochloric acid, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, etc. than either Types Four or One.
Type Six metabolizers should give care to the intake of whole and complete natural foods. All refined, processed, synthetic foods and additives must be avoided at all times. Type Six people do best when they stress the following foods in their diets: adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables including lettuce, green vegetables, onions, radishes, potatoes; whole grains including spaghetti, macaroni, breads; gelatin and other desserts made with raw sugar or unheated honey; natural jams, jellies, ice creams, mushrooms, nuts, seeds, and seafood and fowl, which should be preferred over other meats.
Group B Parasympathetic Carnivore Types
Group B metabolizers are classed as Types Two, Five and Seven. These types have very strong or dominant parasympathetic nervous systems. These parasympathetic metabolizers have strong function of the posterior pituitary, hypothalamus, parotid, sublingual (saliva) and adrenal cortex glands; stomach, spleen, duodenum, pancreas, liver, small intestine, colon, lymph and immune systems. Their digestion is very good. They are not constipated, but to the contrary, tend toward loose stools and diarrhea. They have poor muscle tone. They are in general lethargic, slow, and fall asleep easily. They usually have a good reserve of strength.
Parasympathetic Metabolizers Are More Prone To:
Acids, cravings for
Alcoholism (to raise blood sugar)
Arthritis; hypertrophic, osteo
Bladder, loss of control
Blood pressure, low
Bowel movements, easy to start
Colds; flu, gripe
Cough up mucus
Digestion, fast and strong
Energy, gain after eating meat
Energy, loss after eating sweets
Fat metabolism, good
Headaches; eyestrain, hypoglycemia
Healing; bones, slow
Healing; tissues, fast
Heart attack, massive
Herpes zoster (shingles)
Nausea, from eyestrain
Oxygen metabolism, good
Poison ivy or oak, strong reaction
Protein metabolism, good
Sex problems, impotence
Skin, itching of
Stomach pain, excessive hydrochloric acid
Tingling in extremities (from deposits in vessels)
Urination, sudden urges
Vision, easy to focus
Typical Characteristics of Parasympathetic Metabolizers:
Above normal appetites
Actions are relaxed, calm, firm and positive
Bowel movements are easy to start
Crave fatty meats
Crave salty food
Deep cough often
Desire fatty foods like cream sauces
Desire to be cautious
Difficulty in holding urine
Dislike exercise very much
Dreams are vivid and often in color
Ears are pink or flushed
Eating at bedtime makes them feel better
Eating fruit makes them feel jittery or jumpy
Energy is elevated after eating meat
Energy loss after eating sweets
Eyebrows are thin and scanty
Eyelids look droopy or saggy
Eyes look sunken in
Eyestrain causes headaches
Faces flush easily
Fall asleep quickly
Feel better and satisfies when eating meat
Frequently cough up mucus
Gums are dark pink or bluish
Hard to get going in the morning
Intestines rumble and growl a lot
More than one bowel movement per day
Not much "get-up-and-go"
Often feel sad or dejected
Prefer large egg and bacon breakfasts
Recall most dreams
Ruddy complexions good face color
Seldom get angry
Slow breathing rates
Slow to make decisions
Strong hunger pains
Urinate several times a day
Very enlarged round chests
Very good digestion
Very little fear
General Nutritional Guidelines for Parasympathetic Dominant Carnivore Types (Group B)
Metabolic Types Two, Five and Seven need some of the same nutritional support as do the vegetarian types, but for the most part, they need entirely different vitamins, minerals and foods.
Type Sevens need more nutritional support than types Two and Five. Type Twos have such strong parasympathetic dominance that they need almost as much support as Type Sevens. Type Five metabolizers are more balanced and their supplemental support is not as much as the Types Two and Seven.
Parasympathetic dominant metabolizers most often need such nutritional support as: Vitamins E and B-12; Niacinamide, Pantothenic Acid, Choline, Inositol, Calcium, Phosphorus, Calcium Ascorbate, Bioflavonoid Complex, Zinc and Ribonucleic Acid. These metabolizers should eat at bedtime enough to carry them through the night. They should not eat leafy green vegetables or take large quantities of the B vitamins.
Metabolic Type Two
Type Two metabolizers come the closest of all the types to being purely parasympathetic dominant people. One of the chief characteristics of Type Two metabolizers is that they burn carbohydrates very rapidly. Their pancreases work so well that carbohydrates and sugars burn or metabolize so rapidly that these people have a tendency to develop hypoglycemia low blood sugar. When they eat only fruits, vegetables and sweets, their blood sugar rises and drops many times a day and their energy goes up and down like a yo-yo. When Type Twos eat carbohydrates and sugars, which are metabolized so quickly, they become very weak and shaky after a spurt of energy.
Type Two metabolizers must have meat preferably fatty, heavy, high purine meats such as lamb, beef, salmon, and sardines. They are usually the people who order their steaks very rare. By eating these fatty meats, they slow down their carbohydrate/sugar metabolisms. They feel they have eaten something that will "stick to their ribs." Their energy is released at a normal rate and they dont suffer the ups and downs energy-wise that fruits and sweets cause them to have. Normally, these metabolizers dont care much for sweets. They do well on root vegetables, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, carrot juice, and beans. They enjoy butter, cream, Danish pastries, cream puffs and foods with cream or butter added. They can do well by adding a small amount of whole grains.
Type Two people do very poorly on leafy green vegetables, candies, fruits, sweets, high carbohydrate diets and sugar pastries. They should limit the B vitamins and intake of potassium supplements. Type Two metabolizers usually have a genetic background from German, Scandinavian and Northern European ancestry.
Metabolic Type Five
Type Five metabolizers are those persons who have strong parasympathetic nervous systems, but not nearly as strong as Type Two metabolizers. Type Five metabolizers are more toward the normal or balanced metabolism. They can tolerate a wide variety of foods. Type Five metabolizers do well on beef or lamb several times a week, seafood, salmon, tuna, raw (unpasteurized) goat cheese, avocado, beans, peas, lentils, celery, carrots, asparagus, butter, whole grain cereals and breads, some nuts and occasionally Danish pastry and raw (unpasteurized) goats milk cheesecake.
Type Five metabolizers are not as prone to hypoglycemia as are the Type Two metabolizers. However, Type Fives can easily develop hypoglycemia if they indulge in too many candies and sweets. Many Americans fall into this class and do not do well as vegetarians.
Metabolic Type Seven
Type Seven metabolizers are the sickly, weak, inefficient parasympathetic metabolizers. Their bodies do not utilize their food well and as a result they function very poorly. They almost always feel bad or sickly, functioning very sluggishly. It is difficult for them to maintain adequate nutrition to their individual body cells. Their body chemistry systems are quite inefficient and more than normal supplementation must be maintained at all times. Care must be given to the intake of whole and complete natural foods. All refined, processed, synthetic food and food additives must be avoided constantly.
Type Seven metabolizers are encouraged to stress the following foods in their diets: seafoods, sardines, salmon, brains, liver, heart, meat gravies and soups, non-colored unprocessed (unpasteurized) goat cheeses, beans, lentils, carrots, celery, butter, and cauliflower. Small amounts of Danish pastries, raw (unpasteurized) goats milk cheesecake and an occasional alcoholic beverage may be taken. Type Seven metabolizers function best on purine meats such as salmon, tuna, beef, lamb, and wild game. These meats should be preferred over others and used whenever possible and practical. Care should be given to adequately detoxify the bodies of these metabolizers.
Group C Balanced Sympathetic/Parasympathetic Types
Group C metabolizers are classified as Types Three, Eight, Nine and Ten. These types have balanced autonomic nervous systems. The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems work well together in a normal balance of glandular activity and metabolic function. Group C metabolizers have balanced metabolisms, which are neither strongly meat eating nor strongly vegetarian they fall in the middle. They are both vegetarian and meat eating. Metabolizers in this category have the greatest freedom in what they can eat. Indeed, they enjoy and thrive equally on foods from both the vegetarian and meat-eating categories.
The balanced metabolizers burn their food neither too fast nor too slow. This is one of the reasons they do equally well on all varieties of food.
Balanced metabolizers generally need such nutritional support as Vitamins A, B-1, B-2, B-6, B-12, Niacinamide, Vitamin C, Bioflavonoids, Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, PABA, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese, Chromium and Zinc. Each of the balanced Types Three, Five, Nine and Ten needs these supplements but each type needs different amounts and in different ratios. They also require extra amounts of Hydrochloric Acid and Pancreatic Enzymes.
The balanced metabolizers can suffer from the conditions and disorders of either the vegetarian groups or the carnivore groups of metabolizers. They are prone to the following conditions and have the following characteristics, all of course, in moderation and generally not to the extreme.
Balanced Metabolizers Are More Prone To:
Catch cold occasionally
Coating tongue sometimes
Fairly good digestion
Hay fever once in a while
Infection once in a while
Maintain normal weight
Normal blood pressure
Normal blood sugar not diabetic or hypoglycemic
Normal cholesterol level
Normal pulse rate 72-80 per minute
Normal reactions to insect stings or bites
Normal skin texture not too rough and not too soft
Occasional asthma attacks
Occasional cold sores
Occasional emotional upsets.
Occasional fever blisters
Occasional headaches from eyestrain
Occasional itching skin
Occasional rash or hives but not often
Occasional stomach ache
Rumbling or growling of intestines sometimes
Seldom get motion sickness
Seldom have diarrhea
Seldom have insomnia
Seldom have spells of sneezing
Sour stomach sometimes
Typical Characteristics of Balanced Metabolizers:
Actions are occasionally extreme or explosive
Occasionally get angry
Occasional periods of fatigue
Sometimes experience belching
Normal bowel movements
Eyes are set normally in sockets
Normal thickening on soles of feet
Average size chests
Face colors are normal not white or red
Sometimes have stomach pains
Seldom have constipation
Like a wide variety of food
Sometimes have dreams
Have a fair amount of drive
Hair is not too oily or too dry
Skin is not too oily or too dry
Like fruit, but also like meat
Eyelids eye slits normal
Fall asleep within a reasonable length of time
Normal amount of sexual passion
Dont mind exercise when there is time to do it
Gums have normal color tone not too light or too pink
Seldom have hoarseness
Dont get hungry between meals
Have coffee occasionally
Normal initiative and energy
Normal stools not hard or loose
Very seldom need laxatives
Get started in morning without too much trouble
Occasionally cough up mucus
Once in a while do things on impulse
Sometimes have a sense of ill health
Eyes have very little sensitivity to strong light
Like all kinds of salad dressings
Saliva is normal not too thick or thin
Occasionally need extra sleep
Occasional splitting of nails
Seldom, if ever, have mood changes
Handle stress fairly well
Voice is normal not low or high pitched
Dont worry much
Normal size bowel movements
Skin is not too thick or thin
Occasionally have reaction to shots or injections
Handle quite a bit of pain
Fair muscle tone
Dont get excited easily
Stable but occasionally run out of energy
General Nutritional Guidelines for Balanced Metabolizers (Group C)
Balanced metabolizers have different needs and requirements depending upon which type they are. Generally however, they do well on a large variety of food.
Metabolic Type Three
Type Three metabolizers are balanced metabolizers. That is, their sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems are functioning in balance equally well. However, Type Three metabolizers come with bodies that are very inefficient. No matter what foods or supplements they take in, they are generally only going to use about 10% to 15% of them. Type Three metabolizers find it difficult for their individual cells to obtain adequate nutrition. All refined, processed, synthetic foods and food additives must be avoided at all times. Type Three metabolizers of necessity must take larger quantities of nutritional supplementation to maintain their nutritional health than any other type. They must eat food prepared in such a manner as to be easily digested. They should have a wide variety of foods, which enables them to get the wide spectrum of nutrients their bodies require.
Type Three (and Six and Seven) metabolizers are generally those with the poorest health. They have to keep constant vigilance over their diet and supplements. Generally they have inherited weak, defective bodies and very rarely will they ever have good health and feel really well if they are not extremely cautious.
Unfortunately, due to the stress of modern living and agribusiness, more and more Americans who have inherited good bodies have so exhausted and destroyed their bodies that they are now functioning in the Type Three (or Six and Seven) range. It would take supreme effort to rebuild and repair these bodies and put them back into normal optimum health again.
Metabolic Type Eight
Type Eight metabolizers account for the greatest number of people. More Americans are Type Eight than any other metabolic type. Type Eight metabolizers have fairly healthy bodies. Their bodies can adapt to a wide variety of stresses and yet remain stable. Their autonomic nervous systems also have a wide range of adaptability. Type Eight people need a wide variety of foods each day. This permits them to attempt to obtain a large variety of nutrients required to operate their bodies efficiently. Nutritional supplements, like their food, must cover a wide spectrum.
Metabolic Type Nine
Type Nine metabolizers are in the balanced class their sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems work equally well. This type is the most difficult to understand. If these people had a choice, they would always prefer cooked food. Working with these people through the years has led to the conclusion that they truly cannot do well on raw foods. Evidently they have mutated to the point that they need cooked food to be satisfied. They generally require 70% cooked food and can comfortably handle 30% raw food. Type nine metabolizers do best when they can eat at Smorgasbord three or four times a week. In other words, if they eat a little of everything, they function best.
Metabolic Type Ten
Type Ten metabolizers are the people with balanced and super efficient metabolisms. They need a wide variety of foods and supplements, but they do not require a large quantity of anything. Their bodies are so incredibly efficient that they need very small amounts of food. If they eat a normal meal, they feel more than satisfied. They can eat half as much as any other metabolic type. They do well on any food but often prefer raw fruits, vegetables, whole grains and unpasteurized goat cheese.
Recap of The Ten Types of Metabolism
Type 1 Needs no animal products at all. Can live entirely on fruits, vegetables and nuts.
Type 4 Needs some animal products such as fish, chicken, eggs and unpasteurized goat cheese several times a week.
Type 6 Combination of Types 1 and 4, but has horrible metabolism. Needs more food to make up for lack of absorption.
Type 2 Needs meat up to 14 ounces a day, preferably beef. Has little or no energy unless they eat meat.
Type 5 Needs meat to feel good, but less often, perhaps 2-3 times a week.
Type 7 A cross between Types 2 and 5 but with a horrible metabolism.
Type 3 Has horrible metabolism. Only absorbs 15% of what he or she eats. Feels so bad that they often wish they were dead.
Type 8 Normal balanced metabolism. Can eat and benefit from all foods, provided they are wholesome.
Type 9 Needs 70% cooked food in diet. Hates raw food.
Type 10 Super-efficient metabolizer. Needs very little food and sleep, yet feels terrific.
How To Order Dr. Kelleys Self-Test for the Different Metabolic Types
Dr. Kelley developed his Self-Test for the Different Metabolic Types to help bridge the gap of research to practical application. He realized that the overall state of health of this nation could no longer be maintained acceptable unless the nutritional needs of the people were brought into immediate and sharp focus. No one (doctor or patient) knows what a well-balanced meal is. Doctors have not been trained along these disciplines, nor do they have the time or inclination to educate themselves in these areas.
In order to make the most efficient use of research data, it must be related and applied directly to each individual to meet his specific needs. The problem then arises as to which data is significant for each patient. Dr. Kelley had to develop a system to accomplish this. It was decided that the most practical system would be an extensive questionnaire: Dr. Kelleys Self-Test for the Different Metabolic Types. The test is bound in a book that contains hundreds of health questions. It includes complete instructions so you can score the results yourself (the results are compiled on an as-you-go basis during the completion of the questionnaire).
Taking the time (it takes a few hours) to complete the questionnaire will tell you whether you are a meat-eater, a vegetarian, or have a balanced metabolism. It will tell you which types of meats, fruits, and vegetables you should eat. Furthermore, it will tell you what supplements you should take, and, perhaps even more important, which you should avoid.
When you complete the questionnaire and follow the directions at the end of the book for scoring your answers, you will know where your body, at the present time, is functioning. There are three main metabolic types (Vegetarian, Carnivore and Balanced), and a number of sub-types (three in Vegetarian, three in Carnivore and four in Balanced). Each person will know exactly which of the three main types they are functioning in and also which sub-type.
After one follows the nutritional guidelines at the back of the questionnaire for their metabolic type for a few weeks or months they will want to take the Self-Test again to determine if their metabolism has switched to another type. Everyone should recheck their metabolic type every six months to a year, because it can change. If and when it does, ones diet and supplemental program will have to be changed accordingly.
As one improves their blood chemistry, its possible for their nervous system to go into balance giving them a balanced metabolism. This can take years, or it may never happen. However, I wouldnt worry about it if it doesnt happen. As long as youre healthy and functioning normally thats what counts.
Note: Please see Book Order Form, page 171, to order Dr. Kelleys Self-Test for the Different Metabolic Types.
Metabolic Type Chart
This is what we call the Metabolic Type Chart. It shows all 10 metabolic types and their relationship to each other, their sympathetic or their parasympathetic dominance and their metabolic efficiency.
On the left side are listed the sympathetic dominant types 1, 4, and 6. On the right side are listed the parasympathetic types 2, 5, and 7. And in the center column are listed the balanced types 10, 8, 9 and 3; these have a little of both sympathetic and parasympathetic dominating.
These 10 types are arranged on the Metabolic Type Chart on what might be called two sliding scales one of them running horizontal and the other running vertical.
The horizontal scale runs from the extremely sympathetic type 1 to the more balanced but still sypathetic type 4 to the balanced type 8 to the parasympathetic type 5 to the extremely parasymathetic type 2. Ideally one should have a more balanced type of metabolism with good qualities from both sides.
Striking a balance between sympathetic and parasympathetic isnt all that is desirable. It is also important to have a good, strong metabolism capable of utilizing raw materials with maximum efficiency. The vertical scale shows the scale from the exceptionally strong metabolizer type 10 to the good metabolizer type 8 to the poor sympathetic metabolizer type 6 to the poor parasympathetic metabolizer type 7 to the poor balanced metabolizer type 9 to the poorest metabolizer of all, type 3. The type 3 metabolizer only assimilates about 10% of what he or she eats.