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Eat Right 4 Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer & Achieving Your Ideal Weight Hardcover – January 1, 1996
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Anyway, fast forward years and my health was destroyed. I ended up desperate to fix it so I went to college for dietetics and became a nutritionist. Of course, dietetic school said this was a fad diet so I went on a dietary guidelines plan. I was able to lose a little weight because I had incorporated meat back into my diet.
'Fast forward a year out of school, I discovered the paleo diet and my whole world was better. I thrived on the paleo diet, lost weight, and told everyone about it. I was one of the first nutritionists on the web promoting it, but then something happened. Some of my clients did horrible on it. I just assumed they were not doing it right. Then I had my son and my pregnancy with him was a train wreck. I was sick all the time and I couldn't eat anything but turkey (this is a hint at what blood type he was going to be).
I tried to eat a paleo diet when I was pregnant with him and he wouldn't let me. When I was breastfeeding, he didn't like the paleo diet either. It was torture. My mom was managing a health food store at the time and she had blood type supplements on her shelf. I grabbed them and took them to my naturalpath doctor to ask her about them. She highly recommended the blood type diet.
What I discovered was that I wasn't an A; I was an O and I was doing the diet backwards for years. That's also why I thrived on paleo and my son was an A and he hates meat. Now, as a four year old, he only eats chicken maybe 2 times a month. He loves protein shakes and I don't push meat on him because I know your body will naturally like what it needs. It is insane though because our eating styles are exactly opposite and I am grateful for this book because I know that his needs are different from mine and I shouldn't force him to eat what I like.
So, my point to this long review is that some people may not like this book because they might not be experiencing any health issues so they don't see the difference or others might not try it long enough. Also, you can see by my story what eating the wrong diet did to my health and it didn't take long.
I love Dr. D Adamo. I use his supplements. I read all of his books. I use his skin care. As a nutritionist, I have studied the science and it's there. This isn't a fad diet.
When you have your blood type you have a blue print for your health. It's freedom.
One thing that I love about him that I have to add is his ability to speak against what's popular. When I was pregnant, it didn't make sense to me how I could carry a type A baby, if type A blood would kill me. I developed a horrible rash called the pupps rash. I saw 5 OBGYN's and I told them all my theory that I was reacting to the blood of the baby and they all thought I was nuts. After I delivered I still believed the reason I was so sick in pregnancy was because of the blood type difference. Years later I read in one of Dr. D Adamo's books that he supports that theory of the most difficult pregnancies are usually type O mom's with A babies because they are opposite in dietary needs. And warning: don't get the flu shot because it will make worse.
I could go on forever about this book, but I'll give you a break .
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If you want a new level of energy, health rehabilitation, then get this book to understand a more tailored way to eat!
I guess the thing that surprised me most was that as an type A blood group, despite the very first sentence in that section saying ‘Type A flourishes on plant-based diets’ the author includes practically no plant-based recipes or meal plans! Indeed comments in page 375 appear anti vegetarian/vegan diets.
Be aware that you need to know the American names for things like vegetables (e.g Rocket is arugula, courgette is zucchini, rutabaga is swede etc etc). Some things listed I’d never heard of and can’t see that they’re actually for sale in the uk.
I’m still going to give the diet a go but it’s a slow process looking up every single ingredient in something as the lists are very limited and many of the things I buy regularly aren’t listed.
I have suffered for years with acid reflux and bowel problems and had endless appointments at the Hospital and paid a small fortune for prescriptions , a friend recommended the book and I felt I had nothing to loose, I took a blood test the result was blood group A and was blown away when the book told me A's suffer with their digestive system and advise I cut out wheat , Dairy , cabbage , oranges , bananas the list goes on BUT it was everything I was eating so........ I stopped eating these foods and have never felt better NO more indigestion no more chronic bowel pain and sitting on the toilet all night ANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNND I LOST 61BS in weight , Bonus.
I'm blood type A so I'm meant to follow a vegetarian diet...
I'm quite healthy and tend to favour veg over meat anyway, however I still have poultry and fish a couple of times a week.
Anyway... I found the book too scientific and couldn't get my head round a few of the chapters.
What I found useful was the food listings of what to eat and what to avoid, my biggest thing I found hard was the milk and yogurt and swap it for soya and goats milk which I'm not particularly fond of so I'm trying alternatives which might take some time. I would recommend this book if you have been diagnosed with an intolerance to certain foods, give it ago I'm 6 weeks in and I'm noticing a difference ;)
For each blood type, food, drink and supplement lists are constantly updated, so the individual books for each blood type were out of date as soon as they were published. Much better to visit the website for the latest, up to date information. Also worth noting that as well as knowing your blood type, it's worth knowing if you are a secretor or non-secretor to be able to tailor your plan accordingly. Tests are available from the website to establish this.
It's a very interesting book and can be helpful in finding foods to eliminate from your diet if you are experiencing problems.