The Metabolic Program developed by Dr. Kelley is a systematic means where any individual can gain a level of optimum health. The Kelley Program is a metabolic/nutritional system which employs evaluation tools to obtain an accurate picture of strengths and weaknesses of a person’s being. From this a metabolic program is developed, specifically tailored to the needs of that individual. At the basis of the program are the concepts of non-specific metabolic therapy and metabolic typing. Basically, non-specific metabolic therapy is the building up of all the organs and systems in the body so that serious degenerative diseases, everything from cancer to heart disease to arthritis, can be defeated by the body’s own immune mechanisms. Metabolic typing is: Determining the state of a person’s metabolism to discern what sort of metabolic program is best for that individual. Dr. Kelley’s basic premise is that the only way to treat and prevent disease is to (re)build health.