More “Oomph”

Bruce Dickson
3 min readFeb 8, 2024

Nature’s Plan for Human Physical Wellness Thru Metabolic Typing

Serializing a 2024 booklet I wrote. Comments invited.

Cvr collage by the author
  • More “Oomph”
  • Nature’s Plan for human physical wellness

A comprehensive, top to bottom, holistic re-visioning of mainstream healthcare is coming — in 50–100 years.

To manifest, what has to change? A new healthcare paradigm has to tell a more workable, more useful story of illness~wellness than the Germ Theory of Pathology.

In the 2020s it’s possible to make headway on this project.

For example, the idea of “health from the inside out” (John-Roger) can now be put into biochemical terms.

However, instead of starting with chemistry or pathology as they do in medical schools, it’s more workable now to start by describing the main metabolic patterns at work in each and every person. Then, match each metabolic pattern with the known kinds and amounts of foods your metabolic system thrives on.

  • Theory of metabolic patterns

This is simple. Each of our metabolic functions has only three possible expressions:

- a hyper-state (over-doing),

- a hypo-state (under-doing, or

- a balanced state (already producing optimal physical vitality).

Any questions so far?

Q: So which am I, hyper, hypo, or balanced?

A: You might have noticed the plural word “functions” above, more than one function.

Each primary function can be either hyper, hypo, or balanced. This means different people are hyper, hypo or balanced in different functions. These differences give each person a somewhat unique functions profile, your own unique metabolic pattern.

Make sense so far?

Q: How do I address my unbalanced functions?

A: Your hyper functions need to be moderated and modulated. Your hypo functions need to be stimulated. Your balanced functions need to be supported.

Q: Is this like a bell curve graph?

A: Yes. Each of your five metabolic functions has a hyper-, hypo- and balanced range:

g-bell curve

Q: Is the middle, balanced, green zone related to homeostasis?

A: Yes it is. More on homeostasis is further below.

Q: When my healthcare practitioner hands me my chart of balanced and unbalanced metabolic functions, what can I do with it?

A: Naturally attention goes to your most unbalanced functions, hyper and hypo.

In Metabolic Typing, imbalance is primarily treated by changing diet and taking pancreatic enzymes. Which diet? Metabolic Typing is so far, the only modality I know of which categorizes different diets by metabolic type (See Rasmussen pages 197–212). Consider the two extreme metabolic types:

- The all fat, all protein Eskimo diet; and

- The all carbs, all fruit diet of people living in the hottest lands on Earth’s Equator.

In the USA and Europe, each of us is a mixture of these two types. At the minimum we need our own ratio of vegetables, whole grains, fats and high quality animal protein. Dr. Gonzalez’s three-hour video also goes over how different diets work for different metabolic types. See references below.

Choosing drink and food which modulate your hyper and hypo functions brings your biomarkers back into their healthy “green” A Reference Range. The more functions in their A Reference Range, the more physical “oomph” you experience, the more vitality, get up and go you have.

Because metabolic activity is invisible to our naked eyes, metabolism seems complex. The good news is, your unbalanced metabolic functions can be improved primarily using drink, diet and nutritive supplements. This keeps metabolism simple and manageable.

Q: So where’s a list of primary metabolic functions; I want to see them.

A: They are further below. We’ve found it’s better to explain one single function in its hyper, hypo and balanced expressions first. Then even if you flunked biochemistry like me, once you understand the three ranges of one function, this pattern applies to all metabolic functions.

Next: 1931: Dr. Carey Reams