Metabolic Nutrition

        Nutritional Health Care           
           Center of Hamden

                     A Professional Center for Wellness

Dr. Bryan W. Barry, M.S., D.C., FIAMA
2821 Old Dixwell Avenue Hamden, Ct 06518
P: 203-288-2821                      F: 203-288-2854
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Personalized Metabolic Testing is a revolutionary system for optimizing whole body health.
Metabolic testing determines your metabolic type so you can be on a specific balanced diet to
optimize your health and well-being. Diet, exercise, and nutritional supplementation are used to
address the individual at a fundamental metabolic level, allowing for increased energy, fat loss,
and greater resistance to disease.
By conducting a series of tests in our on site laboratory we are able to determine each
individual's Metabolic Type. This is a two-and-a-half hour procedure that entails a physical
exam, fasting lipid panel- HDL (good), LDL (bad), total cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose
Personalized Metabolic Testing is designed to determine ones Metabolic Type. Metabolism is
the sum of all biochemical reactions that occur with in our cells to break down the foods we
consume and convert the different compounds into energy. This is the fundamental way in
which your body produces and processes energy. Armed with this knowledge the individual
can knowingly select the foods and nutritional supplements that are tailored to his or her
specific metabolism.
Many diets claim to promote energy and weight loss, but they only work effectively in the long
term if they are compatible with your Metabolic Type. This explains why one person can lose
weight on a particular diet, while another person might gain weight on exactly the same diet!
Not all foods and supplements are equally good for all people. Metabolic Typing is the missing
link that explains why one person's food may literally be another person's poison.


Testing is performed utilizing fasting blood, urine, and saliva samples while given a modified
glucose challenge drink. The drink is designed to stimulate one of the two major metabolic
systems, oxidative or autonomic, depending on your dominant metabolic type.    

During the procedure, urine, saliva, and blood samples are monitored and analyzed to
determine your specific metabolic type. Body fat analysis and body composition analysis are
also tested utilizing state of the ar t computerized bioelectrical impedance technology.
All laboratory work is performed and analyzed on premises and a detailed report of findings will
be given on the second office visit. A total of six visits are included in the consultation,
examination, and laboratory fee in addition to a one-month supply of Personalized Metabolic
Nutrition supplementation - multivitamin / multimineral, vitamin C, and digestive enzymatic
support specific for your blood pH and metabolic type, if required.


There are two main premises that distinguish Metabolic Testing from all other types of
nutrition. The first premise is that the body functions best when venous blood pH is 7.46,
(similar to a swimming pool having an optimum pH range). Any deviation below or above 7.46
(acid or alkaline, respectively) will interfere with the assimilation (breakdown) and utilization
(absorption) of macronutrients (protein, fat, and carbohydrates) and micronutrients (vitamins
and minerals). The greater the deviation of blood pH, the greater the imbalance and the more
disease processes are likely to occur.
The second premise of Metabolic Testing is that people have different metabolic responses to
food, vitamins, and minerals. For example, if a glucose challenge were given to one hundred
people, the blood of approximately half the people would be acidified and half would be
alkalized. The same is true for potassium, calcium, vitamins C & E and all other vitamins,
minerals, and foods. The importance of these two premises is apparent in understanding how
certain pathologies can be alleviated through Metabolic Testing. If the blood pH is 7.46, or
close to it, optimal health, energy gain, and weight (fat) loss are more likely to occur. To
optimize health, foods, and supplements that balance blood pH are recommended.
The Science……..
of Personalized Metabolic Testing