Metabolic Research Institute 

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Metabolic Typing

Dr. Allan Chan, D.C., N.D.

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Nutrition & Health Quiz:

1. BONE ALERT! The mineral  you are missing (HINT: IT'S NOT CALCIUM)

2. The Vitamin that stops Type 2 Diabetes


Article on Metabolic typing (South China Morning Post Jan. 2007) part 1  part 2






Metabolic Balance And Our Health

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                 The most updated, truly science-based naturopathic approach metabolic typing will offer you an objective, verifiable, research based "Blueprint of Health". It can provide you with a unique, custom-tailored, biochemical individual program of food choices, whole food supplements, life style modifications etc to improve and objectively monitor your present health conditions effectively, naturally and scientifically. Then, it can further bring you up to a higher level of health and finally guide you to reach your potential of maximum health.


"One man's meat is another man's poison" -----  Lucretius - Roman Philosopher

"It is more important to know what kind of patient has a disease than to know what

kind of disease the patient has" -----   Sir William Osler

"Stay close to nature, and its eternal laws will protect you" - Dr. Max Gerson M.D.

"Dedicated to the scientific pursuit of Nature for Maximum Health" - Dr. Allan Chan D.C., N.D.


                Although we have been eating the most nutritious organic-food, and taking the most up-to-date supplements in the market, yet if our eating habits and our supplements do not match with our particular metabolic profiles, not only we are wasting time and money, but we actually are damaging our own health without ever knowing it; even worse, if we keep on ignoring our own particular metabolic needs, we will be much easier to choose the wrong types of food, and in the long run, it will make us prone to serious disease.


                 Let us consider the following examples, nowadays you will see the fancy weigh-loss diets may help someone to lose weight beautifully, while they may make others gain weight overnight; on the other hand, the present popular high carbohydrate diet may help some athletes tremendously, but it could make others weak and fatigue, yet when they switch to high protein diet, they feel great again. Interestingly, some obese people do not have slow metabolism as people generally think, instead their metabolism are already running too fast. Further more, we should be careful that not everyone of us can take the popular cleansing and detoxifying herbs in the market, because it may actually damage our liver and gall bladder. Moreover, you will see that just by changing the portion of protein, carbohydrate and fat in our diet alone, it will already make us feel good and energetic or weak and lethargic. After all, it is the matching of the quality and quantity of nutrients with our own particular metabolic profiles, that determines how healthy we are physically and emotionally. Conversely, eating of wrong type of food, even the natural organic food could make you sick and degenerate quickly.


                  The law of nature, our own unique genetic make-up, and our environment will dictate everyone of us what nutrients and how much our individual body need everyday, which everyone of us will require differently. Famous scientist Dr. Roger Williams had coined this phenomenon  Biochemical Individuality. So before taking up any regime, we certainly should find out exactly what our metabolic profiles are, then follow the particular diets and supplements that our metabolic profiles require, only through this process of matching will enable us to achieve the maximum level of health that we desire.


                 Years of clinical research have revealed that over activity of either one of the two branches of the autonomic nervous system would lead to distinct diseases. For instance, the over-activity of the Sympathetic branch (Sympathetic dominant) of the autonomic nervous system will make some people more prone to solid organ tumors (such as liver cancer, lung cancer…etc.), arteriosclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis; while the over-activity of the Parasympathetic branch (Parasympathetic dominant) will make others more prone to systemic tumors (such as leukemia, melanoma, lymphoma …etc.), atherosclerosis and osteoarthritis. Moreover, acidic vitamin C will be good for Sympathetic dominant individuals only, while alkaline vitamin C is more appropriate for Parasympathetic dominant ones.


                   With thousand years of history, the old traditional medical systems are getting popular around the world recently; they often have the universal therapeutic goal of balancing the patient’s particular metabolic imbalance. Mother nature has already left us with a magic bullet for treating disease and maintaining health – human beings have to live according to his/her own unique genetic metabolic make-up. Therefore, finding our own individual metabolic profiles are utmost important, in term of maintaining health, fighting off disease and achieving longevity.


Health Status Analysis

With the help of the latest technology and software program, we can objectively assess your health status:

1)          Tendency toward diabetic or hypoglycemic

2)          Cardiovascular risk

3)          Digestion of protein, carbohydrates and fat

4)          Liver / Gallbladder / Kidney / Thyroid functions

5)          Toxic metals analysis (Mercury, Lead, Aluminum, Arsenic .. etc)

6)          Elimination and detoxification

7)          Quality and quantity of nutrients

8)          Amount of water intake

9)          Set-up of daily menu, guideline of intake of nutrients appropriate for your present health requirement.

10)       Set up of weight-loss program


If you need further information or professional health-care consultation, please contact  2882 3626


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Health information obtained from this website is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for seeking professional advice or treatment relating to any medical conditions. If you have a concern about your health, promptly consult a licensed healthcare provider.