Does Medication Interfere with Finding Your Real Metabolic Type?
Quite a few clients who come to me for help have some sort of health compromise. And many of them are on medication, which often have side effects.
So you may be wondering, “Does medication interfere with finding your Real Metabolic Type?”
With health compromises, we often find that things like surgery or medication may alter your natural body chemistry. As such, when you take a Metabolic Typing test, the test may reflect how you are right now (with all the side effects) rather than your real type.
Of course, that’s exactly what we want. We need to use this altered” type as a starting point, because that’s where you are right now.
You see, in Real Metabolic Type, we have the concept of “functional Metabolic Type” versus “genetic Metabolic Type”. Your functional type is the type you are right now – how you’ve been functioning. We have to start where you are, and work forward from there, to produce long-term, lasting changes in your health.
That’s why we give you two complete nutrition profiles. Whether you are on medication or not, the first profile gives you your functional type. Then after you’ve worked with that profile for a few months, we do a second profile to make sure we’ve gotten to your genetic type.
So if you are on medication, we may have to stay with your functional type for quite a while, especially if it’s a medication you are taking long term. That’s OK though – that’s what we need to do. We need to give your body what it needs while it has the medication in it. If over time you need less of the medication, if your doctor lowers the dosage or takes you off of it, then we can worry about your genetic type.
When you fill out your nutrition questionnaire, I DO want to hear about any symptoms or diagnoses you might have. You should definitely include that on your form, and you can use the “Primary Health Complaints” box for it.
But keep in mind that we’re working at a deeper level than superficial symptoms. We don’t treat symptoms and disease per se. We work with the systems within the body to correct the imbalances. When these systems are more balanced, health is improved.
We’re not just trying to make you “not-sick” like your medication does; we’re trying to make you “healthy”.