When A Meta-Type “Flips” Out Of Type
You may have had a less than easy time determining your Meta-Type. The common reason people may find it difficult is that they’re usually under so much stress, their metabolism has become either hyper or hypo-active causing them to “flip” or catapult out of their “normal” type and become a different Meta-Type altogether.
How the Stress Response Works and Why It Flips Us Out of Type
The stress response is governed by the pituitary, hypothalamus, and adrenal endocrine glands. Hormones secreted from these glands shut down the more regenerative parasympathetic nervous system and speed up the action-oriented sympathetic nervous system and the metabolic rate of the body by liberating great amounts of blood sugar into the bloodstream. During this state, the body simply can’t break down and utilize any nutrients or energy released from foods. So, the energy used up in the stress response comes directly from your body’s reserves, the energy stored in your muscles, rather than coming from the foods you eat. This is known as the “fight or flight” response and it’s valuable in overcoming difficult or even dangerous situations.
There’s a flip side to this coin, however. The body has to “pay its dues” for getting such quick results because by the end of the stress response, the body has been significantly changed. This response and its stress stages are supposed to last for only a short while, hopefully, for no more than the brief duration of the stressful situation itself. Prolonged stress, however, can be disastrous. Automatically, a person will flip out of their natural metabolic type into another one, either “hyper” or “hypo” – and begin functioning as if they were a different Meta-Type, which can result in illness and disease. This is why it is crucial to restore balance.
Meta-Types “Flip Out” Differently
Just as each of the six types has its typical personality, characteristics and physical behaviors, so does each type have its typical ways of getting out of balance. When an individual slips significantly out of balance and type, he or she “flips” out of their healthy and natural Meta-type. We’re all familiar with this, when we say about our mate, boss or friend that, “They have really not been acting like themselves lately.”
Dr. Dane calls this the “Pendulum Effect.” A continual response to stress can cause a person’s own metabolic profile to become hyperactive. If greatly exacerbated or prolonged, it can even cause them to soar right into a higher profile putting added pressure on their endocrine glands. For instance, a Mixed Accelerator–being hyperactive and under continual stress–can skyrocket right into the Balanced Accelerator profile, putting undue pressure on the thymus gland. Unable to sustain energy at that high level of stress, the Mixed Accelerator will begin swinging back–like a pendulum–passing right out of their natural type and falling down into the Mixed Synthesizer profile. Now, they’ve become hypoactive. They’ll continue on in this fashion until the stress abates.
If you’ve flipped out of type, there is no need to stay out of balance.
If you’ve answered the free Meta-Type questionnaire on this website or in my book, Your Body, Your Diet and have found that you are almost evenly divided between two types, you are in the Pendulum Effect and you’ll be exhibiting habits of either the hyper or hypo profile as well as your own. This would be the Metabolic Type just above or below your own natural profile. When you’ve answered the questionnaire, use the Meta-Type profile with the highest number of answers–even if it is only by 1 point. Then, follow that program. In 3 to 6 months, take the test again. You’ll find your answers will be different and you’ll be closer to your own natural Meta-Type.
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