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Live Right 4 Your Type
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on March 19, 2001
I'll admit to being a health nut. In fact, I wrote for health magazines for years. I read my blood type carefully in this book and also in ER4YT, and the diet recommendations don't exactly jibe. ER4YT tells us that a type AB should drink coffee. LR4YT says avoid it at all costs. Confusing for a coffee lover. I'd give it up if I really believed it was dreadful for me, but which book do I believe?
Both books say that type ABs lack stomach acid. I have too much. Both books tell me to eat a great deal of soy. I don't like it and neither does my digestive system. D'Adamo doesn't really discuss exceptions to his rules...he just plunks them down like they're the word of God.
Under the section on seasonings, both books list ONLY curry and parsley as beneficial for ABs. However, none of the individual ingredients in commercial curry powder are listed as beneficial and some are in the avoid column. That's true of curry powder from health-food stores too. I read dozens of recipes for curry powder online and they all contain "avoid" ingredients. So how can curry be beneficial?
In this book, the lists of beneficial, neutral, and avoid foods are listed in small type on tables covered with a dark grey screen. I find them difficult to read and the pages unattractive. ER4YT was presented in an easier format. I'm also put off by the gloom-and-doom prognoses D'Adamo gives for ABs. He assumes he's talking to sick people, not well people. I'm much healthier than he thinks an AB has a right to be, and would much prefer it if he would concentrate on positive suggestions to improve my health in general. He does list some supplements that are good for ABs, but doesn't go into enough detail about how much to take.
I'm inclined to believe that blood types matter, but because of these and other discrepancies, small but significant to me, I think Dr. D'Adamo's theories are a work in progress. I am following the diet for my type about 90% of the time. But the book does not give me any perspective on whether following 90% of its suggestions mean anything whatsoever. Is it all or nothing? If you eat one "avoid" food does it throw you off altogether, or can you make up with it by eating 3, 6, or 12 beneficial things?
This book presents a ton of supposedly scientific evidence, but it sorely lacks reader-friendly touches that would endear it to me.
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This is a very ambitious book and I applaud the author for researching his field so thoroughly. I found it could have been dumbed down a bit for someone like me who just likes to have things spelled out clearly in front of their face. For instance, the secretor or non-secretor status - I suppose if you're very serious about the lifestyle and diet, you'd have to find out. I do recommend this book for anyone who wants the full immersion into the blood type lifestyle. I still keep it as a reference of course because the Blood Type diet has helped me to feel better and have more energy.
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on January 12, 2013
I got this book because I love the first one and am very much a person who does my best to eat for my blood type. I was surprised to find out that I have to shell out the extra money to do a blood test to really use it. You have to send a blood test in to the website to see if you secrete your blood type, otherwise the book just confuses you. So after you buy the book or before you do, go to the website and do the test cause you will need to.
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on February 21, 2015
I am not enjoying this Kindle version. The information, however, is very good. I wish that I had ordered the paperbook as this is more my style because I can find things easier in a real book than needing to "swipe" the screen to get to each page. (I purchased the paper cookbook and LOVE it. I may order it in the paper version just so I can see some of the information which is quite small on the Kindle.)
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on August 10, 2013
Neither great nor not - just not quite what I was expecting. Very general in nature, so while "my" section was interesting, a lot of the book had little application.
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on December 25, 2013
I thought after the first book that this would have much greater detail on the lifestyle points and exercise lifestyle, but it basically repeats a lot of the first book.
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on October 19, 2014
This book is all about life style changes. Not really necessary, but a good cross reference of activities.
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on August 23, 2015
A little dry reading but when you get to the actual information, it's helpful.
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on July 11, 2015
not utilized...waiting to be inspired
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on July 18, 2014
INTERESTING THEORY
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