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About the Blood Code

The Blood Code™ is a book, clinic, web-resource and community of individuals who are, like you, ready to take responsibility for disease recovery and true wellness. Once empowered by the personal significance of simple metabolic blood test results and skin fold caliper measurements, you can accurately prescribe your own diet, nutrition and fitness habits that provide you with the metabolic health and vitality that you deserve.

Dr. Richard Maurer, author of The Blood Code-Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism (2014), offers a dynamic new health and fitness program. The Blood Code will provide you with everything you need to know to understand your metabolic strengths, by teaching you how to order, read and act on your own blood tests and skin-fold caliper measurements. You are in the right place if you are trying to:

  • Reverse type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance
  • Lower your risk of chronic debilitating disease, especially heart disease
  • Lose excess body fat
  • Resolve hypothyroid symptoms

Whether overweight or lean, prediabetic or type 2, fatigued or fit—The book and web resources of The Blood Code ™ provide tools that help you understand and re-create your metabolic sweet spot, . We at want to help you find the dietary, fitness and nutritional habits that allow you to unlock the door to your health and vitality.  Check out this article by Dr. Maurer—A fresh take on your type 2 ancestral metabolic awesomeness







Step 1 – What Is Your Blood Code?

We have wrongly placed medical institutions as the best advisors in the arena of disease prevention and wellness care, especially for weight loss, lowering heart disease risk and correcting blood sugar metabolism. The Blood Code is a book, clinic, web-resource and community of people who are, like you, ready to take responsibility for your health recovery true vitality.

Insulin resistance is a brilliantly adapted efficiency carried by nearly half of a population. Unfortunately, the demonization of high glucose has resulted in profligate use of drugs to the detriment of the patient and their inherent health.

Through the Blood Code, Dr. Maurer provides rational and effective guidance for people with conditions like weight gain, insulin resistance and thyroid problems.  Whether you are an athlete or have type 2 diabetes, you can benefit from learning about your metabolic road map and the personalized habits that help you move away from heart disease and metabolic disease and toward true recovery, health and longevity.



Step 2 – Learn About Your Metabolism

Steps One and Two in the book, The Blood Code, Unlock the Secrets of Your Metabolism, instruct you to use blood test results and skin-fold caliper measurements to help you gather information about your current metabolism and health. You will probably reference these chapters when you have the results in front of you. Step One includes tests that have, up until now, been the domain of your intimidatingly confidential “medical chart.” But, with guidance, you can feel confident taking the information, which remember is about you, and making effective dietary and exercise adjustments that move you toward your metabolic sweet spot.

The Blood Code Blood Test Panels can be ordered through your doctor, or through a discount direct-to-consumer laboratory – ULTA LABS.

A great video on how to do your body fat with skin fold calipers is found here!

The Discovery Panel

  1. Complete Blood Count with Differential (CBCD)
  2. Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
  3. HgbA1C
  4. Serum Insulin
  5. Lipid Panel
  6. 25, OH Vitamin D
  7. Vitamin B12
  8. Ferritin

The Progress Panel

  1. Complete Blood Count with Differential (CBCD)
  2. Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
  3. HgbA1C
  4. Serum Insulin
  5. Lipid Panel

The Thyroid Discovery Panel

  1. TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)
  2. Free T4 (Free Thyroxine)
  3. Free T3 (Free Triiodothyronine)
  4. TPO antibody (Thyroid Peroxidase) / Thyroglobulin antibody (TG Antibody)

Metabolically, about 50% of people express insulin resistance; the HOMA-IR Calculator describes whether you have insulin resistance, and the extent of it.




Step 3 – Guide Your Nutrition and Fitness

Experts, no matter how well their books sell, will not effectively answer whether you need to lower your carbohydrate intake or not. The answer is in you; it is your carbohydrate code and is described in Step Four of The Blood Code book. Your Blood Code Panel results and your skinfold caliper measurements can accurately indicate whether you need less or more carbohydrates in your diet. Simply, if you have insulin resistance and especially if you have a high TG:HDL ratio, you need to reduce your carbohydrate burden. The Blood Code Diet definitively breaks the fat-is-bad myth; you need to find the fat and protein foods that feed your body the calories and nutrients that allow your metabolism to thrive. Sign up to receive our news and notes, which will contain successful Blood Code recipes and exercise guidance.

Regular aerobic exercise is commonly recommended as a helpful part of weight loss and an improved metabolism, and while it is better than nothing, you get far more metabolic benefit in less time with a more strenuous full-body workout.

The Four Blood Code Fitness Principles

  1. Exercise on an empty stomach.
  2. Exercise strenuously and vigorously.
  3. Engage many muscle groups whenever possible.
  4. Vary your heart rate throughout.


Nutritional supplements play an important supportive role in helping you move toward your healthiest metabolism. Common deficiencies can result in a stubborn persistence of thyroid problems or insulin resistance: iodine, iron, vitamin D, vitamin K, selenium and others become important considerations when finding your sensible nutritional plan. Nutritional supplementation, despite the hype that is out there, is not a miracle cure—you need to assure you have truly adequate levels of an important set of nutrients to help you find and live your perfect metabolism.

Dr. Richard Maurer.

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