About Metabolic Typing  

What can Metabolic Typing do for me?
The health benefits for you of following a diet and nutritional program that meets your bodys metabolic needs are extensive, and include the following: 


  • As your metabolism works more efficiently, every part of your body begins to receive the nutrients it needs to work well.

  • Your body's ability to naturally detoxify will be increased.

  • Your energy increases

  • Your food cravings stop

  • It can help with weight loss if you are overweight / you gain weight gain if you are underweight

  • Your blood sugar levels stabilize

  • Your chronic health problems will improve

  • Your mood will improve

  • You will have an increased sense of well being

  • Your immunity will improve

  • Your athletic performance will be better    


Do you want an experiened Metabolic Typing Advisor to guide you through the program, and work with you to get the most out of the Metabloic Typing Programes?

As a Comprehensive Metabolic Typing Advisor, Jaine Kirtley can give you advice and support for many different metabolic typing programs. As a Certified Healthexcel Metabolic Typing Advisor, Jaine offers you a program to analyse your body type. This may include hair analysis and detoxification regimes..


 Metabolic Typing helps the metabolism to function more efficiently, which particularly helps people with weight loss, other weight issues and low energy.


Jaine Kirtley is an experienced Metabolic Typing Advisor and is qualified to advise you through any of the following programmes:- Advanced Programs, Hair Analysis module, Detoxification module, and Comprehensive Metabolic Typing Program.


You can take the metabolic typing programs entirely by internet access, personal email, and telephone support.

This means if you want to have any of the metabolic typing tests you do not need to visit Jaine face-to-face. So anyone living a long distance from Jaine Kirtley (even in another country), can still have the benefits of her guidance and support.


Do you want to know more about the Metabolic Typing Programes?

There are a three Metabolic typing programs available: 1) the Advanced Metabolic Typing Program; 2) the Advanced Metabolic Typing Program including Hair Analysis and Detoxification; and 3) the Comprehensive Metabolic Typing Program. Further information about each program is provided below:

1. Advanced Metabolic Typing Program
This program assesses three to four different metabolic control systems in your body. The results indicate which foods and nutrients are best for your metabolism, and which will help with weight loss and/or many other health  issues.

The first part of the test involves a lengthy questionnaire to determine which aspects of metabolic control system need more support. Depending on the control system(s) that lies at the base of the health complaint, a given nutrient will correct the imbalance, worsen the imbalance, or have no effect. This will result accordingly in an improvement or worsening of the complaint or have no effect.

The dominance of one control system over another is assessed, as this is crucial in determining the right metabolic diet for you. William Wolcott describes this at length in both your Metabolic Typing Report and the book Metabolic Typing (by William Wolcott).

The control systems assessed are:

  • The Autonomic Nervous System, which is the master regulator of metabolism (the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems). 
  • The Carbo-Oxidative processes, which relate to  the processes that occur to convert nutrients to energy. Fast Oxidizers are overly reliant on the combustion of carbohydrates in Glycolysis for energy production. Slow Oxidizers also have deficient energy production -- but for opposite reasons. Slow Oxidizers are overly reliant on fat metabolism in Beta Oxidation.
  • The dominant energy-producing Endocrine gland system is responsible for body structure and how weight accumulates on your body. There are 4 main dominant glands.
  • The ABO Blood Type (an optional assessment) reveals blood type specific lectin-containing foods for each blood type. Lectins can cause digestion and absorption problems. 


2. The Advanced Metabolic Typing Program including Hair Analysis and Detoxification  
This program has a broader assessment to include Hair Analysis as well as the Advanced Metabolic Typing Program, described above. In addition there is a focus on specific detoxification treatments. Hair Analysis gives you further information about how your body may be working. The test may indicate heavy metals that the body doesnt need and may be harmful to health; and/or of imbalances in the minerals the body does need but may be low or too high to allow the body to function properly. You are likely to need ongoing support for this program; consultation may be by phone call or visit.

3. The Comprehensive Metabolic Typing Program
The Comprehensive Metabolic Typing Program also assesses your metabolic control systems and hair analysis as described above. However the assessment also includes many more metabolic control systems.

The additional control systems assessed are :

  • The Lipo-Oxidative processes related to aspects of energy production and nutrient absorption;
  • The Electrolyte controls related to dehydration, circulation, fluid distribution, and pH control (acid/alkaline balance relates to the acid and alkaline pH levels the body needs to work at is best in different parts of the body); and
  • Prostaglandin Balance. The Series 2 prostaglandins are  involved in swelling, inflammation, clotting, and dilation. The Series 1 prostaglandins have the opposite effect.  

The Neurotransmitter controls may be considered additionally if necessary, this is undertaken as a separate test. Candida testing and assessments are undertaken additionally where considered appropriate.  


The Comprehensive Metabolic Typing Program is an intensive 8-week program and involves a great deal of commitment to follow. Generally we recommend you follow either the Advanced Metabolic Typing Program or the Advanced Metabolic Typing Program including Hair Analysis and Detoxification, prior to following the Comprehensive Metabolic Typing Program, unless there are specific health concerns where the Comprehensive Program is considered more appropriate.  


How do I decide which Metabolic Typing test I should do?  
Please call (07) 571 3226 and ask to speak to Jaine Kirtley if you would like some help in deciding which test to do. Alternatively email Jaine at ask@baynaturopath.co.nz, briefly describe your health problems and she will recommend which test will be best for you. 


To learn more about Metabolic Typing, including how it may health you achieve optimal health & wellness please click on any of the below links: 


If you have any questions or would like to book your Metabolic Typing Test please contact us call 07 571 3226 or email naturopath Jaine Kirtley jaine@baynaturopath.co.nz and we will answer it as soon as possible.