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Valerie G. reviewed Eat Right 4 Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer & Achieving Your Ideal Weight on
Helpful Score: 9
This isn't a weight loss book, it teaches you how to eat right and why certain food causes your body to react. Explains what's the differnce between bood types and there origin. I am overwieght and as I read this book I noticed that most the things my parents fed me where the wrong kinds foods. What this means is that my body could not process some of these foods and my body stored them as fat. This book was a great help to me. I was a bit sceptical at first and then I did the opposite to see if it made a difference. Within hours I felt sick and payed for it. Since reading this book and following the guidelines it has helped my way of living. I feel better and found more recipes in the Cook right for your type. It gives examples of how this way of lifesyles has changes people lives and saved a few. Over forty years of research was good enough for me to read it. This is just my opinion and hope this book can help other people as much as it helped me.
After borrowing this book from the library, reading it, and beginning the diet (with a naturopath's recommendation), I wanted to own the book. Unfortunately I purchased two of them, both at library sales! Whoops!
I have never felt better than when I am compliant with this 'diet'. One thing I want to make sure that you know is that over time more testing has been done and Dr. D'Adamo has updated some of the food lists. The newest food list information can be read by anyone on his website for free.
This is the first book he wrote which explains most fully, what the concept is. Although it might seem strange to you, if you open your mind and you try it, you will see that it makes way too much sense!
Subsequent books written by D'Adamo cover other isuses in more depth, such as how to combat very specific illnesses or conditions with this 'diet'.
An excellent way to change your lifestyle, not diet, and get healthy. It makes a lot of sense and helps you see and understand what happens to your body with some foods (now I know why I have an obsession with Peanut Butter)!
Ines R. reviewed Eat Right 4 Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer & Achieving Your Ideal Weight on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Some very interesting information in this book. When I first heard of this diet I was skeptical, but it makes sense. After reading the individualized plan for my blood type I was convinced. There were a couple of astonishing foods that are off limits to me that I absolutely love. This is one good book.
N R. (Moonpie) reviewed Eat Right 4 Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer & Achieving Your Ideal Weight on + 1092 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I was very surprised that the things the doctor had been telling me such has having wheat intolorence for one went right a long with my blood type. This book gives a clear explantion of how and why we should eat right for our blood type, what to eat and not to eat, recipes and much more.
Several members of our family have food allergies and sensitivities; these issues precisely correspond with our respective blood types. Eating according to our blood types, as recommended in Eat Right for Your Type, has certainly helped our family deal with health issues.
My only complaint about Dr. D'Adamo's blood type theory is that he uses evolution as his reference point throughout the entire book. The science of a blood type based "diet" is well documented in the medical field; the constant references to evolution are unnecessary and a bit tiresome.
Shirley B. (BartnardLeotash) reviewed Eat Right 4 Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer & Achieving Your Ideal Weight on
Helpful Score: 1
I give this book NO STARS. None of D'Adamo's does not test his theories with anything that even approaches scientific studies. There are many who have read his books and swear by them. If it works for you, great.
This book has changed our lives. My husband got a blood test to type his blood (very reasonable $8.00 here + family doctor visit) and I knew mine, both O+. After five years of inhaler use I have discovered I have an intolerance to wheat which caused asthma symptoms and use of the inhaler. FOR ME no wheat eaten means no inhaler needed!!
My husband, dairy causes stiffness and inflammation in his joints. He has always been a huge dairy eater and by eliminating and reintroducing these items we have confirmed what we can and can't eat.
It is worth the time and effort to try!
The problem with this book is that it's based on the idea that humans evolved blood groupings as they migrated, and the blood grouping reflects what that group was designed to eat / digest best. The problem is 1) the A B O set of blood groups is only one of *I think* 20 odd blood groupings that are evidently irrelevant to the author as he doesn't mention them (which makes no sense -- if A B O divides are relevant, how to explain the others) and 2) various other primates have the same A B O blood groupings that humans do, and they didn't migrate anywhere.