August 2014

Metabolic Profile Survey

Metabolic Profile Survey Self-Test

To determine your metabolic-oxidative type, we ask you to first answer all questions below. Please answer them in the following way:


  1. Answer all questions as if you could choose any food you wanted, regardless of what consequences. Choose by what you desire, what would taste good to you and what you would love to eat if you could. Do not worry about what is good or bad for you as this is only a questionnaire and not the real thing.
  2. Choose the answer based on what you really desire not what you think is right or wrong.


For example a question might ask you about eating fatty foods or meats, you might want to answer the question on the basis of what your doctor, mother or father have told or what you read in a magazine about fat, or because you want to limit your dietary fat, because you are against violence to animals, or have chosen to be a vegetarian. However, for the sake of this exercise answer the questions as if none of this existed. Answer only what you would do if you had no constraints on you. This is essential to determining your metabolic-oxidative type.



  • Print the questionnaire below and then answer the following questions by putting a check (or X) in front of or circling the correct answer in either Column 1, Column 2 or Column 3 .
  • Make only one selection per category
  • If no choice applies to you leave that category unchecked or uncircled.
  • Important: The choices as written may not describe you exactly. So, it s very important that you choose the answer that best describes your tendencies. The answer doesn't need to be a perfect description, just an indication of your trend.
  • Consider letting a close friend or family member check your answers for accuracy.
  • Be as honest and accurate as you can. After all, you want to be sure to obtain the right description of your metabolic-oxidative classification.
  • Some choices in some columns are purposefully left blank.
    Aging   Look older than others my age   Look younger than others my age    
    Aloofness   Cool, distant, aloof, loner,
    slow to make friends,
    hard to get to know
      Warm, open, expressive, easily
    make friends, approachable
    Appetite   Weak, lacking diminished   Strong, excessive, enhanced   Average appetite
    Chest Pressure       Tend to get    
    Climate   Love warm, hot weather   Do well in cold, poor hot   Doesn't matter
    Cold Sores and/or
    Fever Blisters
          Tend to get    
    Coughing       Tend to cough most every day    
    Cracking Skin
    (any weather)
          Tend to get    
    Dandruff       Tend to get    
    Desserts   Love sweets, need something sweet with meal to feel satisfied   Don't really care for sweet dessert, but like something fatty or salty (like cheese, chips or popcorn) for snacks after meals.   Can take them or leave them
    Digestion   Poor, weak, slow   Good, strong, rapid   Average Digestion
    Eating Before Bed   Usually worsens sleep, especially if heavy food   Usually improves sleep   Doesn't matter, but heavy snacks are not best
    Eating Habits   Eat to live - unconcerned with food and eating   Live to eat - need to eat often to feel good, be at best   Average eating habits and need for food, meal times, etc.
    Emotional Expression   Hard to express feelings, not naturally demonstrative   Easily express feelings    
    Emotions   Beneath surface, under control, non-emotional type, tend to hold feelings inside   Wear heart on sleeve, others always know how I feel    
    Eye Moisture   Tend toward dry eyes   Tend toward moist or tearing eyes    
    Facial Coloring   Tend toward pale, chalky   Tend toward ruddy, rosy, flushed    
    Facial Complexion   Tend toward dull, unclear   Tend toward bright, clear    
    Fatty Food (if you like or
    dislike, not what you
    think is good for you)
      Don't care for it   Love Love it, crave it, would like it often   Take it or leave it
    Fatty Food Reaction   Decrease energy and well-being   Increases well-being   Average reaction
    Fingernails   Tend to be thick, hard, strong   Tend to be thin, soft, weak    
    4 Hours Without Eating   Doesn't bother   Makes irritable, jittery, weak, famished or depressed   Feel normal hunger
    Gooseflesh   Tend to form easily        
    Gum Bleeding       Tend to get after brushing    
    Gum Color   Light, pale   Dark, pink, red    
    Hunger Feelings   Rarely get, passes quickly, can go long periods w/o eating easily   Often hungry, need to eat regularly and often   When late for meals only, not between meals usually
    Insect Bite/Sting   Weak reaction, disappears fast   Strong, lasting reaction    
    Itching Eyes       Tend to get    
    Itching Skin       Tend to get   Average reaction
    Juice or Water Fasting   Can handle very well, feels good   Fasting make me feel awful   React O.K., can fast if necessary
    Meal Portions   Prefer small   prefer large, or if not large, need it often   Average
    Orange Juice Alone   Energizes, satisfies me   Can make me lightheaded, hungry, jittery, shaky, or nauseated   No ill effects
    Potatoes   Not real fond of them   Could eat them almost everyday, love them   Take them or leave them
    Red Meat, like steak or roast beef meal   Decreases energy and well-being   Increases well-being, energy   Average reaction
    Saliva Amount   Tend toward dry mouth   Excessive saliva    
    Saliva Texture   Tends to be thick, ropey   Tends to be thin, watery    
    Salty Foods   Foods often taste too salty   Really love or crave salt on foods   Average like for
    Skin Healing   Cuts heal slowly   Cuts heal quickly   Average healing time
    Skin Moisture   Tend toward dry skin   Tend toward oily/moist skin   Average skin moisture
    Skipping Meals   Can skip with no ill effects   must eat regularly (or often)   Can get by w/o eating but really feel best eating 3 meals per day
    Snacking   Rarely or never want snacks   Want to eat between meals    
    Sneezing (any time)       Tend to sneeze every day    
    Sour Foods (vinegar or pickles or lemons or sauerkraut or yogurt)   Don't care for, want or crave   Really like   Sometimes like
    Sweets   Can do fairly well on   Don't do well on, sweet foods can seem too sweet   No noticeable bad effects
    Vegetarian Meals   Is satisfying   Not satisfying, or bad results, become hungry soon after or feel unsatisfied   O.K., but not really satisfying
    Wheezing       Tend to get    
    If I eat Meat for Breakfast like ham, bacon, sausage, steak or salmon   I get tired, sleepy lethargic and/or very thirsty by mid morning   I feel great, energetic, have good stamina, keeps me going without getting hungry before lunch   It's O.K., but not in large proportions
    If I eat Meat for Lunch like ham, bacon, sausage, steak or salmon   I get tires, sleepy, lethargic and /or lose my energy in the afternoon   I feel great, energetic, have good stamina, keeps me going without getting hungry before dinner   It's O.K., but not in large portions
    If I feel low on energy...   Fruit, pastry, or candy restores and gives me lasting energy; meat or fatty foods makes me more tired   Meat or fatty food restores my energy, fruit, pastry or candy makes me worse...quick lift followed by a crash   Pretty much any food restores my energy
    In a social setting I'm...   Introverted, shy, quiet, non-talkative   Extroverted, social, expressive, easily make conversation    

    Please Score Yourself


    Now that you have completed the questionnaire it is time to score it and find out what metabolic-oxidation type you are. Please follow the following simple instructions:



    1. Add up the total choices made in each column and enter your total score in the space provided at the end of each column.
    2. If your highest score in one column is 5 points or more higher than both of the other two columns, and

    ....if you made the most choices in column 1, you are a Slow Oxidizer, Profile #1 person.

    ...if you made the most choices in column 2, you are a Fast Oxidizer, Profile #2 person. 

    ....if you made the most choices in column 3, you are a Mid Oxidizer, Profile #3 person.

    1. If the column with your highest score is less then 6 points higher than both of the other two columns, find your results below.
    2. If column 1 and 2 are tied or have less than 5 points difference, you are a Mid Oxidizer, Profile #3 person.
    3. If column 1 and 3 are tied or have less than 5 points difference, you are a Slow Oxidizer, Profile #1 person.
    4. If column 2 and 3 are tied or have less than 5 points difference, you are a Fast Oxidizer, Profile #2 person.

    5. If all three columns are tied or have scores with 5 points or less difference (e.g. 13, 18, 16) you are a Mid Oxidizer, Profile #3 person.

    It is quite possible that due to various factors such as time, age, stress and activity levels, etc. that your nutritional needs could change from time to time. Whenever you feel that a change has taken place, redo the questionnaire and see if an actual metabolic-oxidation change has occurred.


    This questionnaire and the results obtained are entirely determined by your answers. If you answer incorrectly or your attitudes or appetites change the results of the questionnaire may well also change. It is to be used only as a guide and not as a scientific process. You should become familiar enough with the concepts as discussed in What is Your Oxidation Type? to be able to judge for yourself whether the conclusions determined on this questionnaire are realistic and accurate for you.

    One of the main values of determining you metabolic-oxidative typing is that your nutritional needs will be different than those of the other categories. You need for vitamins and minerals will also be different. If you are not feeling as if your health and well-being are not presently optimal for you or if you want to maximize your well-being than you will want to learn more about which vitamins and minerals to take for prevention. If you are not in optimal health than you made need therapeutic dosages of vitamins and minerals to complement your medical treatment. See your section on vitamins, minerals and optimal nutrition.