High metabolism is a myth

The Challenge:

I challenge western medicine to prove that a heavy person is slower to metabolize food than a thin person.  Show us the science!


rib cage angle

Diet plans are ineffective for all persons unless there is a complete understanding of the digestive system divorced from the complexity and arguments for and against “genetics”.  The term diet is defined as ‘way of life’.  The term metabolize has little to do with how little or how much weight is added or burned from the system.  What predicates weight loss for most concerned with being over weight has to do with intestinal tract length and not the rate at which one burns calories.

Dr. Sheldon Deal NDD, Tucson, Arizona, first observed the relationship between the overall length of the small and large intestines to the angle of the rib cage up to the sternum.  An acute angle corresponded with as much as five feet shorter than average length for a thin person, ectomorph, and as much as five extra feet for a wide angle rib cage of an endomorphic formed body.

It is determined easily by a ratio of the angle of your rib cage at the sternum.  There is a formula in which the angle of the rib cage to the sternum reflects how long the intestinal tract is.  On average, the small intestines are 20 feet in length with a 5 foot large intestine making a total length of 25 feet.

Intestinal tract length predicates your weight

The ectomorph body style is one in which a person seems to eat without gaining weight.  It is thought that a high metabolism attributes to this phenomena, however, it is the short length of the intestines that determine how much nutrition is absorbed into the body.  Food passes through a short tract much faster than in an intestinal tract that is as much as five feet longer in length.


Three body types

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the metabolic rate for basic body functions to sustain life.  It is measured in calorie expenditure and responsible for 60 to 70% of the total number of calories burned without exercise per day.  These functions include digesting, breathing, pumping blood and maintaining body temperature.  Regarding this article concerning the length of the intestinal tract, the shorter the intestines, the more it appears metabolism is taking place.  The truth is, more nutrients are being absorbed because of a person’s longer intestines in which it is not a matter of having a less than 60% BMR.

rib cage comparison

The burden of the Endomorph is one in which the longer the digested food remains in the colon, the more difficult it is to maintain natural body weight and size.  At one extreme, the intestines are as much as 10 feet of difference between the ecto, meso and endomorphic spectrum.

(Below)  The entire digestive tract from mouth to rectum.

A ratio formula to determine colon length

intestines laid out

There is a formula to estimate almost precisely the length of the intestinal tract based on the angle of the rib cage to the sternum.  But, it is not necessary to know.  In fact, the formula has been lost and another one must be determined by reviewing the measurements from corpses to renew a fresh report.  Meanwhile, knowing that the angle of a thin person is more acute than the angle of a heavily inclined person is enough to calculate a few feet in either direction of the average twenty-five feet of total intestinal length.

Where does food sit?

3D intestinal model

dog anatomyUnlike a dog or a cat’s straight and short intestines that don’t have pockets as does the large intestine “Colon” of the human being, ours have holding chambers, or pockets, that hold the vegetable portion of our food diet so as to absorb nutrients over a longer period of time.  Dogs eat raw meat in the wild and because of that, need to vacate often and in shorter periods of time.  This explains the surgical approach to solving the problem with people with the tendency to be obese in which food remains in the tract for longer periods of time.  While that works, so too does changing the diet in which food passes rapidly through his intestines instead of sitting in one place.  As long as a person’s nutritional requirements are met (quality over quantity) there’s no reason to change eating habits right away, just the type of food that transports food along its way faster.  This is the opposite for an ectophormic body structure.  A thin person can gain weight simply by eating foods that like to remain in the intestines longer without passing through immediately.

The entire colon be it long or short has functions the doctor does not consider

colon chart 2

gastric bypass(Click to enlarge) The left image is a reflexology chart showing the connections to the rest of your body.  Long or short, the whole of your intestinal tract is important and none of it be sacrificed for radical bypass surgeries.   Moving food through the colon is the first step towards recovery from a weight problem.  Not allowing food to break down in hydrochloric acid is the single most detrimental attack on the digestive system there is.  Some bypass surgeries pass the pancreas as well.

In reviewing the chart below with a layman’s eye, what is asked is for you to imagine having any length of the colon, or large intestine and or small intestine, removed for the sole purpose of losing weight.  What you may have learned is that each segment of the colon is symbiotically and sympathetically connected to a body system, organ, tissue or gland.  All one needs to do is look at all the connective tissue and arterial vessels leading to and from the organ to realize what a human body loses when butchered by modern medical madness.


Restrictive surgeries in which the stomach is divided in two, up to 75% removed, or the intestinal tract shortened by removing lengths of the small or large, or both, intestines are invasive and non-productive as it relates to side-effects.  In Gastric bypass procedures which is the most common type of weight loss surgery, It combines both restrictive and malabsorptive approaches.  In the operation, the surgeon divides the stomach into two parts, sealing off the upper section from the lower. The surgeon then connects the upper stomach directly to the lower section of the small intestine.  Essentially, the surgeon is creating a shortcut for the food, bypassing part of the stomach and the small intestine. Skipping these parts of the digestive tract means that the body absorbs fewer calories, but the problem is not the nutrient limitation, but the limitation the stomach has for breaking down food during the hydrochloric acid bathing time.  What it really means is that food bypasses this essential part of the digestive process in which invariably food is not available to the body.  Surgery, therefore, is a form of medical induced malnutrition.







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