Matt Wallden | FC2O Episode 2 – Bill Wolcott Show Notes
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FC2O Episode 2 – Bill Wolcott Show Notes

0:00. Introduction

3:04. “The most naturopathic book I’ve ever read”

5:19. How Bill discovered Metabolic Typing

8:20. “The Cancer Doctor”… Kelley

9:30. Before Metabolic Typing

9:50. The trials of trouble-shooting

12:23. Nutrition & Your Mind… Everything you know is wrong!!

13:34. Kelley & the Autonomic Nervous System

The autonomic nervous system: When SNS (sympathetic nervous system) activity is high, PNS (parasympathetic nervous system) activity is low, and vice-versa.
Image (C) Paul Chek (2001). More detail can be found in Chek, P. 2003. How to Eat, Move & Be Healthy. Publisher: CHEK Institute, CA, USA.

15:25. The wrong question?

16:38. The Dominance Factor…

The dominance factor posits that each of us is more dominant in either our Autonomic Nervous System, or in our Oxidative System. Which system we are dominant in will dictate our response to certain nutrients (see below).

19:40. The effect of food or nutrients is not what you think

20:20. Fundamental Homeostatic Control Systems

  • Autonomic balance (and flux)
  • Carbo-oxidative balance
  • Lipo-oxidative balance-
  • Electrolyte balance
  • Acid-Alkaline balance
  • Prostaglandin balance
  • Blood Type
  • Constitutional Type
  • Endocrine type 
  • Neurotransmitter balance
The effect of nutrients on the Autonomic Nervous System: If your ANS is well balanced (1.) then you are exposed to either sympathetic stressors (2.) or parasympathetic stressors (3.) your body has the adaptive capacity to absorb the stressors. However, metabolic typing has identified that some people are more sympathetic to begin with (4.) – or may be more parasympathetic; so then adding a nutrient, such as calcium (Ca2+) will stimulate the sympathetic system further sending you deeper into imbalance. (See grab-bag protocol image below)

22:13. Specific stimulatory or inhibitory effects of nutrients

25:21. Grab-bag protocols

In his book, The Metabolic Typing diet, Wolcott explains how different nutrients exert different effects on the systems of the body – calcium, for example, stimulates the sympathetic system, inhibits the parasympathetic system, and decreases the oxidation rate. Hence calcium supplementation or high calcium foods would be inappropriate for someone who is sympathetic dominant type, but good for a fast oxidiser. Most “grab-bag” nutritional protocols do not take this awareness into account.
Image (C) Paul Chek (2001). More detail can be found in Chek, P. 2003. How to Eat, Move & Be Healthy. Publisher: CHEK Institute, CA, USA.

26:10. Diseases are not the problem

  • You cannot treat arthritis by treating arthritis…
  • Local cellular function
  • Defence or Failed Defence?
  • When defence fails, adaptation fails
  • When adaptation fails, function fails
  • Disease as a symptom of deeper underlying dysfunction

30:50. Why Scientific research is so confusing

33:00. The importance of whole-system thinking

33:59. Diet books

36:10. Making sense of metabolic typing

  • Evolution
  • Migration
  • Adaptation

39:21. Nutritional genetic requirements

41:18. Exceptions to rules – and avoiding the absolutes

42:17. Blood Typing & Lectins as a passive influence

46:38. Food is more potent than medicine

  • Are green drinks healthy?

48:43. Harmonic effect of food

Borrowed from CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach training. See for more information.
Organic whole foods provide living healthy cells and tissues that resonate with our own body and create better harmony from the disharmony of injury or illness. Borrowed from CHEK Institute, Holistic Lifestyle Coach training. For more information go to

51:58. It’s all about balancing fundamental homeostatic control systems

54:22. Synthesizing & integrating information

  • issues with linear thinking and linear protocols

57:29. Weight optimisation with Metabolic Typing

103:21. Blocking factors & allostatic load

106:15. Metabolic Typing, sports performance & work capacity

1:10:34. Paleo pro’s & con’s

  • Paleo diets for different metabolic types
  • Evolution doesn’t just stop

1:17:55. Genetic Nutritional Testing

  • Genotype vs phenotype
  • Epigenetic expression & the environment
  • Genes & protein manufacture
  • Human genome project
  • Tumours, pH and epigenetic adaptability
  • The fallacy of treating based on genotype

1:26:00. The Microbiome & MT

  • Cascades of adverse reactions

1:30:56. Metabolic Typing – too simple to be true?

Metabolic Typing – simplicity on the “other” side of complexity.

1:33:21. Nature is infinitely complex, but there’s simplicity at every level

  • Principle of least action
  • Metabolic individuality is real
  • 2 Principles of Metabolic Typing

1:36:15. Simplicity in the complexity

  • Organic foods
  • Learning to listen to your body

1:39:29. Beyond Macro’s

1:42:00. Micronutrients & supplementation

  • Is food alone enough?

1:43:58. Foods as “attractors”

1:44:57. Foundational metabolic processes

1:46:36. The future of nutrition & holistic health

1:48:18. Closing words

1:52:05. ENDS

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