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Has some serious accuracy issues. Contradicts itself in almost every category.
on February 26, 2013
I purchased this book in conjunction with the book but, since this book ended up arriving first, I flipped through it a bit.
THERE ARE MAJOR ISSUES WITH THIS BOOK. I'll go through the pros and cons via a list.
Well organized. Items are listed by category (meats, produce, beans, grains, etc.), then according to whether the item is very beneficial, neutral, or to be avoided.
It's pocket-sized, so you can take it with you when you go out to eat, etc.
THE INFORMATION IS OFTEN CONTRADICTORY!
Just flipping through it, I've found numerous areas where the same item is listed in more than one category (either listed as both beneficial AND unhealthy, or neutral and unhealthy, etc.) Some times, this is blatantly obvious, since the wording is exactly the same. It's like someone wasn't paying attention while they dragged and dropped the info in their Word file.
Other times, it's less obvious. For example, I've had Celiac disease for a number of years (actually, not surprising, from what I now understand of B-type individuals). Thus, I am very keen to products that contain gluten, which is found in wheat, rye, barley, spelt, and can be found in trace amounts in oats processed in the US. Some of the inconsistencies in the grain categorization:
Tells you to avoid ALL gluten products.Also tells you to avoid ALL wheat products.
Then, calls Spelt "beneficial" (though, being an "ancestor" of modern wheat, IT CONTAINS GLUTEN!), recommends OATS without any notice of the dangers of potential cross contamination in them, due to their often being processed in equipment that is also used to harvest and process wheat (Canadian oats are safe, since they use separate machinery for harvesting each grain).
Also goes on to call several WHEAT PRODUCTS "neutral". FIVE, in fact.
Also tells us to avoid ALL soy, but then goes on in other areas to tell us that we can have numerous soy products.
There are other inconsistencies, but it was enough at first glance for me to question the accuracy of ANY of the information in the book. I think you might be better off saving your money and, instead, just Googling information about what IS and ISN'T safe for Type B.