Friday, July 17, 2009

How Metabolic Typing® Can Change Your Life!

The following email was sent to me by a client that was suffering from depression. Especially in this day and age, depression in our society seem to be growing bigger and bigger across all ages and races. Of course there are many reasons for this, but I believe that if we would simply slow down and pay more attention to the foods that we feed out bodies that the odds of becoming depressed would radically decrease. I have said it once and I will say it a thousand times more: for the dieting coin there are two sides-the HealthExcel Advanced Metabolic Typing® test and the Signet MRT® food sensitivity test. These two tests are absolutely the best investments a person will ever make. Just read on for what they did for Jeff Sivell.

Hello Eric.

This is my first time contacting you, and it is simply a very long thank-you for bringing Metabolic Typing® to my attention. Please forgive its length. I’m just very excited to share my story with you.

I'm almost 22 now, and all my life I've struggled with depression, anxiety and mood swings. These had severely limited my progress in life. I was apathetic about missing work, I dropped out of college so I didn't have to face the daily stresses, and I could rarely manage to bring myself to interact to people in normal situations due to anxiety (i.e.; facing cashiers at stores. I would avoid going in until another day, or send my girlfriend instead). My case was particularly bad and I couldn't understand why. I had actually begun to think it was just "in my nature”. After all, none of the pills my doctor had prescribed had any effect. On top of this constant problem I had also had a worsening of my asthma symptoms starting about 2 years ago. I was now using a fast acting inhaler 6-12x a day everyday! The nurse that talked to me after I had a particularly bad attack and went to the ER told me that I should only have to use it 3x a week and if I wasn’t then my “control” medications weren’t working properly. I wasn’t even using a “control” medication. So this led me to the doctor’s office to get one. I was prescribed 4 different medications in succession, as the first 3 didn’t work on me. This fourth medication got me down to using my fast acting inhaler about 4-5 times a day. This was a huge deal to me! I thought this was my miracle medication, although the idea of taking it every day for the rest of my life wasn’t something I was looking forward to. This was until I forgot to pick up my prescription and realized after 2 days my symptoms weren’t any worse…I decided to wait a while before going back on my meds….to my surprise my symptoms started to improve! And that’s when it hit me. It wasn’t the medications.

You see, after discovering strength training about 3 years ago, it was my goal to become as strong as possible, and I had even wanted to become competitive lifter. I made progress, and passed most all my friends in strength development, but I noticed I took longer to recover and my performance was very inconsistent. This made me feel like something was wrong with me. I had even considered and talked to my doctor about using steroids and we made a plan for me to go ahead with them (although procuring them would be my job. No prescriptions.) Soon after this meeting, I read a post to you in the Q&A of a sports web site about someone having low testosterone levels where you suggested he look into the Metabolic Typing® diet rather than opt for therapeutic testosterone. I decided I’d give it a go, and bought William Wolcott’s book. I simply took the test inside and never looked at another page. I started to implement a crude version of Metabolic Typing®. This basically consisted of eating any meat and any fats, as I was a protein type. This was the exact same time period that I started to take the miraculous asthma medication…

I now have taken an online version (the Advanced Metabolic Typing® test which can be found here: of the test, read whatever I can about Metabolic Typing®, and implement whatever new ideas I come across while experimenting frequently with food combinations (although I seem to be doing very well right now on about 250g of ground veal or lamb and a handful of walnuts). In the short span of about 3 months my lifts have gone up, my consistency of my performance is far beyond anything I could have imagined before, I’ve leaned out a bit (from 280 to 250), I have not had any serious bouts of depression, I’ve become more outgoing and sociable, rarely experience anxiety, and I use my asthma inhaler maybe one or twice a day when I exercise (no “controller medication needed!)…And most important of all is my quality of life in general... I feel exactly how Wolcott defined health in the book when he wrote about being in a “state of dynamic well-being”!

My family and friends have all noticed a profound difference in my behaviors and attitude and I’m even now looking into applying at local institute of holistic nutrition.

This has entirely rerouted my life, and I owe it directly to you for bringing this system to my attention. To be honest with you, had you not been a respectable lifter I wouldn’t have paid any attention to your touting the benefits of Metabolic Typing®.

I look forward to reading more from you online, and furthering my own knowledge of Metabolic Typing® and alternative health in general. And I’d like to say one last time; I owe this newfound love for life to you!

Thanks again!
Jeff Sivell

Metabolic Typing® absolutely builds vibrant health, as Jeff Sivell can attest to. What is holding you up? Building health vibrant health is just a few clicks away at . See you next week!

Friday, July 10, 2009

My Personal Journey on Building and Maintaining Optimal Health

Hello everyone. I started this blog last fall, and now I am going to make it a priority to update it every week. Please subscribe to it, because there will be some really cool information that I will pass along about building vibrant, optimal health.

I want to chronicle the past year regarding my own personal journey with building health. Back in early April 2008 I enrolled in the FDN Nutrition course which is when I first took the BioHealth 205 Adrenal Stress Profile and the 101 Metabolic Profile which I am now certified to dispense and offer on my web site. I discovered that although my digestion and kidneys were working really well my adrenal glands were in Stage 1 fatigue; not the worst case scenario but certainly room for improvement. Of course many things can contribute to adrenal fatigue; some of which I can improve and some of which I was not willing to change just yet (Sheiko training for one). So, in an effort to improve my adrenals I began supplementing with DHEA and Pregnenolone which are both legal and can be bought over the counter without a prescription. I also began to meditate (Meditation for Dummies) and started working with someone who practices homeopathy. I then took the BioHealth 304 Mucosal Membrane Barrier test and received more specific information that I had a dysbiosis (Google it) going on in my body as well as a bit of a leaky gut; which is a generic way of saying that I was eating too many foods that I am either allergic or sensitive to. So I then took the LEAP MRT Food Sensitivities Test and the ELISA finger stick IgG allergy test (both of which I am now authorized to dispense and offer on my web site) and found out which foods that I have a sensitivity and a bit of an allergy to and eliminated them which in turn has improved the integrity of my mucosal membrane barrier (Google it to know more) which has positively affected my adrenal glands. HOWEVER, I was not done yet because I needed to still address the dysbiosis in my stomach that the 304 had originally identified. In August, 2008, I took the BioHealth 401 stool culture for pathogens and found out that I had bad bacteria (proteus) that is abundant in my body. It is impossible to tell when I might have acquired this bad bacteria but my guess is that it happened when I was in the military many years ago. However, it is just a guess and really quite irrelevant. Obviously, due to the fact that the good bacteria are constantly fighting the bad bacteria to keep it at bay is a constant ping (a drain) on my adrenal glands and who knows how long the good guys can keep on dominating and winning? My first option is to come in with an A-Bomb in the form of an antibiotic and completely eradicate not only the bad bacteria in my body but the good bacteria as well. This option would require a lot of recolonizing the gut with good bacteria in the form of probiotics and so forth and is-at least for me-a last resort. So, as an alternative I decided to supplement with a natural anti-microbial that is composed of ingredients that are found and processed straight out of the Amazon rain forest. The company is called Raintree Nutrition and my FDN instructor Reed Davis has seen very good results with their anti-microbial product for combating dysbiosis. However, my strain (proteus) is one he has not dealt with in a long time and in addition my report came back as saying that it is “abundant”. Therefore, I wanted to see what I could do in the form of supplementation and by cultivating my body to listen to my mind and rid itself of the bad bacteria.

Fast forward to today. About a month ago I had my adrenal glands re-tested, and not only have they repaired themselves I am now also completely out of adrenal fatigue. My adrenal glands are not vibrantly robust, but they are holding their own right now and not giving an inch. They are equal to every challenge and stressor that my body is challenged with, and since I train hard and heavy as a competitive powerlifter I would have to say that this is pretty damn good. My testosterone levels were so high, that the lab had to check them twice to make sure their readings were accurate! Because of my higher hormone levels, I have now decreased the amount of legal, over the counter hormone supplementation and have continued to take my Ultra Life, Inc. adrenal support supplements so that I can continue to hold the line against the stressors that I encounter in my life.
Finally, I will be retesting my gut in a month or two to see if the plan I discussed above has been able to dent or even eradicate the bad bacteria that have been hanging out in my body. Stay tuned!

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Eric Talmant
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