Clients have sought out MT advisors with the belief that this system is the path to true health, weight-loss and wellness. Equally advisors frequently inform clients about aspects of metabolic typing such as an inability to tolerate or oxidize carbohydrates properly. Scientific integrity is lost and the client is possibly heading towards dietary suicide. It is without doubt that someone on a high protein carbohydrate avoidence diet is slowly altering their health. Sure they may not be able to tolerate carbohydrates currently (or they may think they can't), but I have clients who limp but it doesn't mean I will avoid having them walk. Similarly I may get a client who has issues with carbohydrates (genuine testable issues) but I don't skirt round it and have them avoid carbohydrates, I educate them about how to correct it.
Filling out a questionnaire on its own tells you very little, hormones play a massive part in our lives and for instance the adrenalin burst from eating a food we don't do well on may actually give us a false feeling of health. Ask a smoker and they'll happily tell you they feel better after smoking, yet we know its unhealthy because we can use science to test the facts about inhaling a noxious bunch of chemicals.
Most people with hypoglycemic symptoms (and thats a hell of a lot of you) feel better when they eat a mostly animal-based diet such as protein type/fast oxidizer etc, which is usually driven by adrenalin once again. The body will produce its own glucose which is where we get the "yeah I feel good eating like a caveman" buzz from.
I'm not suggesting a MT questionnaire is useless, and I still use it as part of my investigation (its interesting to read a clients perception of their health and see how it corresponds with their actual test results). However its unreliable and should not be trusted alone. I rarely agree to do MT and will only do them if pushed by someone who wants MT and nothing else. I always prefer to check everything and anything I can. I like to collect scientific data to allow me to build a picture of what is really happening.
Do we need a high protein diet? Do we need a high carbohydrate diet? No, we just need a diet rich in nutrients to enable us to absorb all the vitamins and minerals that we need. Yes their are genetic differences in us and we do need to adjust nutritional advice to fit individual needs. We need to do this accurately though with accepted medical tests.
Luckily science provides us with the ability to understand what we specifically need to consume and how it effects our health.
As usual I continually inform people of the risks in following bad nutritional advice.