Author William L. Wolcott

Bill Wolcott is the world's leading authority on Metabolic Typing, a revolutionary dietary technology that enables people to optimize their health and fitness by identifying their own highly individualized nutritional needs, and tailoring their diets accordingly.

As a nutritional expert, Bill has a very unique background. For over 20 years he has provided technical consulting services to health professionals throughout the United States and Europe - including MDs, nutritionists, naturopaths and chiropractors. In this capacity, Bill has personally developed computer-based, customized "metabolic profiles" on tens of thousands of patients.

Practitioners throughout the world use Bill's nutritional profiles as the basis of tailor-made therapeutic regimes for people with many different types of chronic health problems. Over the years these customized metabolic protocols have proven to be remarkably effective in helping to prevent and reverse all kinds of chronic ailments.

Although the traditional health care system excels in the treatment of medical emergencies, traumatic injuries and acute health problems of short duration, it's never been oriented toward effective management of chronic, long-term health disorders.

As many people are aware, chronic health problems do not typically respond to conventional medical treatments such as drug and surgical intervention. Instead, they most often require lifestyle modification, especially in the area of diet and nutrition.

For many years, scientists and health practitioners worldwide have recognized the critical importance of nutritional therapy. Clinicians have been intensely interested in offering effective nutritional guidance to patients, yet they've been frustrated by the inability to find nutritional solutions that work well for everyone.

However, as far back as the 1930s, scientists and researchers began to identify specific ways in which human beings differ from one another on a biochemical or metabolic level, due largely to genetic inheritance. Based on this information, researchers also began to discover that many kinds of chronic ailments could be resolved when people adopted dietary and nutritional regimes compatible with their own unique body chemistry. They began to differentiate people from one another on the basis of their "metabolic type."

Over the course of the 20th century, many leading scientists and clinicians contributed to the field that has come to be known as "Metabolic Typing." It is actually the culmination of 70 years of pioneering research on the part of many of the 20th century's most significant nutritional researchers - including Francis Pottenger, M.D., Weston Price, D.D.S., Royal Lee, D.D.S., Emmanuel Revici, M.D., William Donald Kelley, D.D.S., George Watson, Ph.D., and Roger Williams, Ph.D.

Beginning in the late 1970s, Bill Wolcott joined this cadre of researchers and over the last two decades has played a pivotal role in advancing the field of Metabolic Typing into a very sophisticated nutritional discipline. For example, in 1983 he discovered critical new dimensions of the way in which human metabolism is controlled by the Oxidative System and the Autonomic Nervous System. Bill published a paper on this topic and over the course of the 1980s and 1990s made many additional discoveries that continued to transform Metabolic Typing into a multi-dimensional clinical and academic discipline.

Unlike other current dietary approaches which distinguish people from one another on the basis of single variables - such as body typing and blood typing - Metabolic Typing utilizes many different aspects of a person's physiological makeup in order to specify a diet appropriate for that person. Metabolic Typing uses multiple biochemical or metabolic indicators and seeks to identify patterns among these variables - patterns that reveal how a person's system is genetically designed to digest or utilize or "process" specific foods and nutrients.

In 1986, Bill and his wife Suzi Wolcott founded Healthexcel, a unique technical consulting organization based in Winthrop, Washington. Bill's highly specialized expertise in the area of nutritional biochemistry - combined with his prodigious abilities in the realm of computer science - have made Healthexcel a leading edge provider of customized nutrition products and services.