Saturday, December 8, 2007

90% of your immune system is located in your gut

It's no wonder that we developed a powerful system of defense in the mucus lining of our digestive tract. Our body wants to keep us safe from toxins, bugs and irritants.
Metabolic Nutrition is the best way to balance and repair your digestive tract by bathing it in the perfect pH all day long. No more leaky gut where nasty things slip by your guards.
I just read this about the flu vaccination, for those of you still deciding about this other way to boost your immune response.

QUOTE: "There's no conclusive scientific evidence that the amount of mercury one might get from a flu shot is linked with any neurological development outcome that's negative." --- Jeanne Santoli, deputy director of immunization services division for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FACT: A typical flu shot contains 50,000 parts per billion of mercury.
FACT: The EPA classifies a liquid with 200 parts per billion of mercury as hazardous waste.
FACT: The legal "safe" limit for mercury in drinking water is 2 parts per billion
FACT: For each flu-shot, a 22-pound baby gets more than 25 times the amount of mercury considered safe. And doctors are recommending that many babies and children get two flu shots this season.
FACT: A material safety data sheet from Eli Lilly and Co., a former producer of flu vaccines, says exposure to thimerosal may include "fetal changes, decreased offspring survival and lung tissue changes. Exposure in utero and in children may cause mild to severe mental retardation and mild to severe motor coordination impairment."

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Your Metabolism and the Holidays

I love the word thermogenesis. It's the creation of heat in our bodies when we eat.
Maybe it happened to you this past week. You found yourself at the Thanksgiving table with your family. They brought out course after course of food, right down to the mints. You were sure you would put on weight, because you were eating way more than your usual amount of food.
To your pleasant surprise, something happened instead. At first, you may have had trouble sleeping on the night of your huge meal. You may have felt hot, or started to sweat, even though your bedroom was cool enough. The next morning, to your surprise, you were either the same weight, as always, or had actually lost weight. How did this happen?
Your body was struggling to get back to its familiar weight and turned up the thermostat! The extra heat burned off the extra calories and you didn't gain weight.
Your body won't do this forever. You only have a few meals like this to enjoy, before your body starts getting lazy and used to the new amount of food. That's why most of us gain weight during the holidays.
Here's where Metabolic Nutrition comes it. As you eat more and more of the foods that are perfect for your Metabolic Type, you will refine your body's metabolism. It does this by keeping your chemistry balanced. No extra heat required, so you won't even lose any sleep or suffer with night sweats! It becomes easy to stay at your ideal weight throughout the holidays.
Now you can indulge yourself at all those parties you have been invited to!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Ask any gardener

(Previously distributed as Metabolic Update #5. To receive all the issues of Metabolic Update, you can sign up at Manhattan Metabolic)

During these past 7 years, I have been learning more and more about my garden. I live on a lovely acre of land and tend to it year round. Since I am your typical garden geek, I especially enjoy studying the huge chart in my basic horticulture book that gives the pH range—or measure of acidity—found in the soil in which a number of flowers, vegetables and small fruit thrive.

Why mention this here in an post about Metabolic Typing? I am struck by the fact that scientists know more about the pH of the soil that different plants need to grow and prosper in than we know about the pH of the nutrient environment our bodies need in order to flourish! Based on the way we process our food, our pH factors momentarily register as differently in each one of us as does the blueberry (pH 4.0 – 5.5) from the sugar beet (6.5 – 8.0).

It has been written in the scientific literature since the 1920’s that each individual has a tendency to respond to their food intake by temporarily becoming more acidic or more alkaline. But, once we have completely digested our meal, our body will always return us to the ideal pH of 7.47 that most humans need. The question is "What did our body have to do to recover to this important balance point?"
If we eat mainly the foods that oppose our natural digestive tendencies to swing drastically to the left or right of the ideal, we’ll gently land right back in the optimal range, and quickly regain balance. I, for example skew towards the alkaline side as I digest. The foods that were recommended to me, acidify me just enough to reach the midline.

During the Metabolic Testing protocol we watch your responses to see which tendency you have. We then recommend the best foods and supplements to promote that quick return to the ever-important 7.47 pH.

So, if gardeners alter the soil pH range for their plants by adding nutrients and fertilizers, then we can do the same for our bodies by adding nutrients and “fertilizers” to our diet. By finding out your Metabolic Type and following the recommended food program and supplements, you will remain very close to your pH balance point throughout the day, and your body will no longer have to struggle to get back to the optimal pH after each meal. You’ll have more energy, clearer focus, stronger bones and a more efficient digestive system. You’ll be able to deeply nourish your body, giving it the same care, attention and love that gardeners tend their “leafy babies” with. And you won’t have to worry about the worms!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Send your Halloween candy to our troops in Iraq

Email me at and I'll get you the information to send your left over Halloween candy to the troops in Iraq. A woman I know is organizing the project.
The question is .......why would so many of you have left over candy? Answer......because you know your Metabolic Type, you've been eating the best foods for your type and guess what......? You no longer have cravings for sweets, the wrong fats, salt and other empty nutrients.
I know it sounds strange but your body only craves these things when it fails to get the good stuff that it truly needs.
Here's what one of my clients had to say "There is a huge bowl of candy sitting by the door tonight and I haven't had one
piece and aren't really craving them either."

If you haven't been tested yet, I'm offering special holiday hours, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday mornings, in both New York City and Shrub Oak, just in time for those office parties and family get togethers. Email me for your appointment.

Friday, October 19, 2007

The Mind/Body Connection lives on!

Cinda Hocking has a wonderfully unique perspective on how depression affects the body and better yet, she offers holistic approaches to counter its negative effects. Being both a Social Worker and a Martial Arts' instructor has given her the perfect vantage point from which to observe the Mind/Body connection.
The Human Metabolism is a complicated process and the two most powerful tools we have to improve our health, by altering our metabolism, are the foods we eat and the uplifting emotions we feel.
She has posted article 1, so sign up for parts 2 and 3 or check back for the remaining articles.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Welcome to the World of Metabolic Nutrition

This is the brand new home of the Metabolic Nutrition Family of practitioners and their happy clients.
Since the Metabolic Nutrition program doesn't fit into a neat little sound-bite, we'll have some room to stretch out and share some great stories and some sound science.

Here's what one of our clients had to say just last week.....

"My contest prep has been going great and I'm easily the most shredded I've ever been. It's gone so well that I've decided to do a competition 5 weeks earlier than I was planning AND I think I have a great shot at winning my class and subsequently, my pro-card."
Continuation of the story....
"The metabolic typing has worked wonders. I wound up taking 2nd in my class! It was a close call but my conditioning is what pushed me that high up in the first place. I came in harder, more defined, and more balanced top to bottom than anyone in my class so I was very, very pleased with that since it's truly the only thing in one's control. So now the season has begun and I have three more shots--albeit very tough shots--at a Pro-card."

Michael Lipowski, CFP
President, Pure Physique LLC

After almost 100 years of science, done by researchers who studied our metabolic individuality, Metabolic Nutrition is able to take the best of the best information and create a simple program that's easy to follow. All food groups are represented and you will be eating whole, fresh foods, not some shake or powder. This is not a fad diet, it is a comprehensive nutrition program.
We are looking to share with our visitors what we have discovered about how our bodies use the metabolically matched foods we eat. For you newbies, there will be lots of free information about how to follow the program and find the motivation. You will immediately see how your health will benefit, and enjoy our user friendly tips, food substitutions, recipes and cooking classes!
Our clients report back that their allergies have cleared up, acid reflux is gone and they are sleeping much better. These kinds of improvements come once your body heals from the "sins of the past" and starts getting the foods it really needs.
Again, welcome. Visit often. There is much more to follow.