William D. Kelley, D.D.S., M.S. 1982

 Dr. Kelley developed his Self-Test for the Different Metabolic Types in the 1960's to help bridge the gap of research to practical application. He realized that the overall state of health of this nation could no longer be maintained acceptable unless the nutritional needs of the people were brought into immediate and sharp focus.

No one (physician or patient) knows what a well-balanced meal is. Physicians have not been trained along these disciplines, nor do they have the time or inclination to educate themselves in these areas. In order to make the most efficient use of research data, it must be related and applied directly to each individual to meet his specific needs. The problem then arises as to which data is significant for each patient. Dr. Kelley had to develop a system to accomplish this. It was decided that the most practical system would be an extensive questionnaire: Dr. Kelley's Self-Test for the Different Metabolic Types.

The test was bound in a book that contained hundreds of health questions. After a few hours it told you whether you are a meat-eater, a vegetarian, or have a balanced metabolism. Which types of meats, fruits, and vegetables you should eat. Furthermore, what supplements you should take, and, perhaps even more important, which you should avoid. You know where your body, at the present time, is functioning.

There are three main metabolic classes of individuals (Vegetarian, Carnivore and Balanced), and a number of types and subtypes. Each person can know exactly which of the twelve metabolic types they are functioning in at the present time.

Everyone should recheck their metabolic type every six months to a year, because it can change. If and when it does, one's diet and supplemental program will have to be changed accordingly. As one improves their body chemistry, it's possible for their nervous system to go into balance - giving them a balanced metabolism. This can take years, or may never happen. However, I wouldn't worry about it if it doesn't happen. As long as you're healthy and functioning normally — that's what counts.

The overall objective of metabolic typing and a nutritional protocol is to:
Without knowing your metabolic type, you are guessing as to what foods and supplements you should take. Dr. Kelley's TEST FOR THE DIFFERENT METABOLIC TYPES provides a method and explains how you can develop a personalized nutritional program that gives you the results you want. A person may be following a program of the best foods, the hest supplements, and plenty of exercise — but how does he or she know that those really are the best foods for them? Each of us is different and has a different metabolism.

The human body comprises the most complex chemical laboratory that the mind has capacity to conceive. Many of the greatest thinkers, scientists, physicians, etc. of every generation from the beginning of mankind have devoted their entire lives to the comprehension and study of the intricate complicated bio-chemical laboratory called the "human body". This laboratory is controlled and regulated primarily by the Central Nervous System and the Autonomic Nervous System. It is controlled and regulated secondarily by various "back-up" Systems, such as, psychic, spiritual, chemical and physical activities. All these systems regulate our master laboratory directly at the cell, gland or organ level as well as the body as a single coordinated unit.

The Autonomic Nervous System, by far, has the greatest effect over the metabolism of body chemistry. The Central Nervous System, for the most part is considered the nerves under the direct control of the will. The Autonomic Nervous System, on the other hand, for the most part, is considered the nerves which regulate the actions absolutely essential to life. These must be carried on continuously without interruption and are independent of the will.

The Autonomic Nervous System has two main parts, the Sympathetic Nervous System, and the Parasympathetic Nervous System. The Sympathetic Nervous System is closely related to Adrenalin and is thought of as the stimulator or accelerator. The Parasympathetic Nervous System, on the other hand, is closely associated with Choline and is thought of as the inhibitor or brake.

Body chemistry and cellular metabolism function best when there is an automatic sensitive and delicate balance of the two divisions of the Autonomic Nervous System. It is much like taking a shower, a "just right" balance between the hot water and the cold water. It must be emphasized here, however, that the "just right" balance of hot and cold water, is not the same for everyone. To some, "just right" is a little colder that to others. Likewise, that "just right balance" of the Autonomic Nervous System is to some degree different for each individual.

That is why Dr. Kelley developed his test to determine your eunique needs for optimum health. He was persecuted and copied by many, but no one has come close to the results he achieved with their own system.