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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 levels.
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.


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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

Testing-Visit Schedule

What to expect during your office visits…

 Visit 1 - about 2½ hours
Consultation, examination, vitals, fasting blood work - glucose, total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol,
LDL (bad) cholesterol, triglycerides, urine analysis, saliva analysis, blood typing, body composition
analysis, body fat analysis, modified glucose challenge test, metabolic typing - blood pH, testing for
secondary imbalances - acidosis/alkalosis, electrolytic imbalance, and anabolic/ catabolic imbalances
are also tested. Body mass index (BMI) - ratio of height to weight, basal metabolic rate (BMR) - rate your
body burns calories while at rest, and cardiovascular risk ratio are also assessed.

 Visit 2 - about 20-30 minutes (Within 1 week)

Detailed report of findings for metabolic type, explanation of laboratory tests, supplementation, dietary,
and exercise recommendations specific for your metabolic type and goals presented will be discussed
on your second visit.

 Visits 3-6, Follow-up visits

Consultation, body fat analysis, and body composition analysis (Every 2 weeks)

Recommended 3 month follow-up visit- entails:
Consultation, examination, vitals, fasting blood work glucose, total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol,
LDL (bad) cholesterol, triglycerides, urine analysis, body fat analysis, body composition analysis.

Achieving Health and Wellness through Nutrition

Dr. Bryan W. Barry

Nutrition Health Care
Center OF Hamden