Now, Dr. D'Adamo--armed with new studies on genetic links between blood types, disease, and behavior--looks at the psychological and medical peculiarities that seem to predominate in one blood type or another. Type O's, for example, have lower than average amounts of a brain chemical called dopamine, leading to poor concentration, hyperactivity, and temper tantrums. A's tend to manufacture too much cortisol, a stress hormone that can lead to hypertension and has even been implicated in Alzheimer's disease and cancer. Type B's and AB's clear nitric oxide out of their systems faster, allowing them to calm down more rapidly than other blood types when stressed.
Dr. D'Adamo offers detailed lifestyle modifications for each type, including exercise programs, long lists of food to either seek out or avoid, and suggested treatment of specific illnesses. Some of this gets pretty arcane, including his recommendation of bladder wrack (a seaweed) for ulcer treatment of Type O's.
A big part of the appeal of this book series is that anyone reading it can become a participant by joining Dr. D'Adamo's blood-type registry at www.dadamo.com. Live Right for Your Type is peppered with testimonials from these registrants, giving the reader a sense that a true transformation in health, appearance, weight, and well-being is just a few diet and lifestyle changes away. --Lou Schuler
If you follow the guidelines in this book, you will find your life changed for the better!
Actually, I checked this book out from the library to give it a try and I will say this diet has worked better for me than others.
If you have read and liked Eat Right for Your Type, you will find this book a great improvement on that one.
I tried the Blood Type Diet for 3 weeks and felt awful. Immediately felt better once I stopped. It didn't work for me. But I have heard that other people have fabulous results. Read morePublished 14 days ago by LAM
A bit more complex than I wished, but helpful. After simply switching from orange to pineapple juice and mixed nuts to walnuts and pecans, I felt much better. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Brenda A. Eiland
Love this book! Ordered the blood test kits as well and they were very helpful!Published 18 days ago by Amanda Garrett
Well written and full of important information ... this is a must read. I appreciate the understanding that our uniqueness as individuals starts with our unique physical make-up... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Michal A. Brimm
Making the dietary changes recommended in this book reduced, and in some cases eliminated, my various gastrointestinal issues.Published 21 days ago by Julia Gulia