Live Right 4 Your Type [NOOK Book]

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From the doctor who brought us the blood-type health craze that has swept the nation, here is new research that shows you how to live according to your blood type so that you can achieve total physical and emotional well-being.

Over a million readers have used the individualized blood-type diet solution developed by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo to achieve their ideal weight. In the five years since the New York Times bestseller Eat Right 4 (for) Your ...
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Overview

From the doctor who brought us the blood-type health craze that has swept the nation, here is new research that shows you how to live according to your blood type so that you can achieve total physical and emotional well-being.

Over a million readers have used the individualized blood-type diet solution developed by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo to achieve their ideal weight. In the five years since the New York Times bestseller Eat Right 4 (for) Your Type was published, new research has indicated that there's a blood-type profile for almost every aspect of our lives, and thanks to that new research, your blood type reveals how you can live a better life. Live Right 4 (for) Your Type is Dr. D'Adamo's ground breaking book that will give you individualized prescriptions according to blood type.

According to your blood type, should you:

• Eat three regular meals a day, or small, frequent ones?
• Have a regimented or flexible routine?
• Go to sleep at the same time every night or have a flexible bedtime?
• Do without rest periods or take them religiously?
• Achieve emotional balance through exercise, meditation, or herbs?

Each blood-type prescription is divided into five life areas. Recommendations, guidelines, and informational charts are provided for the following:

• Lifestyle
• Stress and Emotional Balance
• Maximizing Health
• Overcoming Disease
• Strategies for Aging

Live Right 4 (for) Your Type also has information compiled from new research that greatly expands on the information in Eat Right 4 (for) Your Type. Live Right features:

• new metabolism-boosting supplement lists to increase the body's efficiency and ability to achieve ideal weight;
• refined food and supplement lists to increase cardiac efficiency, lower cholesterol, and strengthen your ability to fight colds, flu, and more serious diseases;
• instructions on how to use vegetables and herbs to improve Natural Killer Cell activity; and
• new information on blood type subgroups that influence not only weight, but also physical and mental health.

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From the bestselling author of Eat Right 4 Your Type comes a groundbreaking new guide to letting your blood type lead the way to better health. Dr. Peter D'Adamo outlines the eating habits, rest schedules, sleep patterns, and excercise routines that are of maximum benefit for each blood type.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Author of the bestselling Eat Right 4 Your Type, D'Adamo delves more deeply into the influence of blood type in this follow-up volume, claiming not only that it determines the way individuals should eat, but also the way they should live. For each blood type he offers an extensive "prescription" for lifestyle changes, covering such issues as exercise, stress relief and sleep patterns, as well as supplements and foods. Type O, for instance, is advised to eat red meat and engage in aerobic exercise, while Type A is advised to focus on vegetables and try yoga. D'Adamo identifies the medical risk factors for each blood type, pointing out that, for example, As and ABs are at greater risk for developing cancer, while Os may be more vulnerable to mood disorders or destructive behaviors. In addition to his "prescriptions for living," D'Adamo offers a soup-to-nut diet plan for each blood type, complete with explanations of why various foods work for or against the body. While D'Adamo's plan is meticulously researched, readers may balk at the complexity not only of his text but also of the diet itself, which may create kitchen clashes when individuals of several blood types share meals. This comprehensive, fascinating theory will suit the nutrition-committed, but readers seeking a quick fix to weight and health problems may be left in a daze. (Jan.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
After best sellers like Eat Right 4 Your Type, D'Adamo explains how to rest, exercise, organize your time, and fight disease and aging according to your blood type. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440627552
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 131,139
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

For over 20 years, Peter D’Adamo has extensively researched the connections between blood type, food, and disease. Combining his findings with previously established research by other scientists in his field, D’Adamo published his first book, Eat Right 4 Your Type, in 1996. The only book to offer individualized health and diet programs based on the differences between blood types, Eat Right 4 Your Type became a New York Times bestseller and brought worldwide recognition to D’Adamo’s blood type theories. NutriBooks named it one of the ten most influential health books ever written.

D’Adamo’s next book, Cook Right 4 Your Type, is the kitchen companion for anyone on the blood type diet that includes recipes and 30-day menu plans for each blood type. The third book in the series, Live Right 4 Your Type, offers readers a complete program for healthy living based on an individual’s blood type. The Eat Right 4 Your Type Complete Blood Type Encyclopedia, published in 2002, is the ultimate one-stop source for information about ailments, food, herbs and supplements as they relate to blood type. D’Adamo’s latest book, Eat Right 4 Your Baby, is a breakthrough blood type-based strategy for fertility, pregnancy, nursing and raising a healthy baby.

Named “Physician of the Year” in 1990 by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, D’Adamo currently serves on the Board of Trustees for his alma mater, Bastyr University, the nation’s leading naturopathic institution. In 1999, respected industry analysts named Eat Right 4 Your Type, “One of the Ten Most Influential Health Books of the Century,” and Dr. Peter D’Adamo the “Most Intriguing Health Author of 1999.” The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine hailed Eat Right 4 Your Type as the “Boldest of the New Books on Alternative Medicine.” An international phenomenon, Eat Right 4 Your Type, Cook Right 4 Your Type, and Live Right 4 Your Type have been translated into over 50 languages worldwide.

D’Adamo is the founder and editor emeritus of the Journal of Naturopathic Medicine. He maintains a small private practice in Stamford, Connecticut, and lectures around the world. For further information, please visit D’Adamo’s award-winning website, dadamo.com.



Catherine Whitney is the author of several nonfiction works of popular psychology, health and personal growth, including The Tufts University Guide to Total Nutrition, winner of the American Medical Writers Best Medical Book of the Year.

For over 20 years, Peter D’Adamo has extensively researched the connections between blood type, food, and disease. Combining his findings with previously established research by other scientists in his field, D’Adamo published his first book, Eat Right 4 Your Type, in 1996. The only book to offer individualized health and diet programs based on the differences between blood types, Eat Right 4 Your Type became a New York Times bestseller and brought worldwide recognition to D’Adamo’s blood type theories. NutriBooks named it one of the ten most influential health books ever written.

D’Adamo’s next book, Cook Right 4 Your Type, is the kitchen companion for anyone on the blood type diet that includes recipes and 30-day menu plans for each blood type. The third book in the series, Live Right 4 Your Type, offers readers a complete program for healthy living based on an individual’s blood type. The Eat Right 4 Your Type Complete Blood Type Encyclopedia, published in 2002, is the ultimate one-stop source for information about ailments, food, herbs and supplements as they relate to blood type. D’Adamo’s latest book, Eat Right 4 Your Baby, is a breakthrough blood type-based strategy for fertility, pregnancy, nursing and raising a healthy baby.

Named “Physician of the Year” in 1990 by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, D’Adamo currently serves on the Board of Trustees for his alma mater, Bastyr University, the nation’s leading naturopathic institution. In 1999, respected industry analysts named Eat Right 4 Your Type, “One of the Ten Most Influential Health Books of the Century,” and Dr. Peter D’Adamo the “Most Intriguing Health Author of 1999.” The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine hailed Eat Right 4 Your Type as the “Boldest of the New Books on Alternative Medicine.” An international phenomenon, Eat Right 4 Your Type, Cook Right 4 Your Type, and Live Right 4 Your Type have been translated into over 50 languages worldwide.

D’Adamo is the founder and editor emeritus of the Journal of Naturopathic Medicine. He maintains a small private practice in Stamford, Connecticut, and lectures around the world. For further information, please visit D’Adamo’s award-winning website, dadamo.com.



Catherine Whitney is the author of several nonfiction works of popular psychology, health and personal growth, including The Tufts University Guide to Total Nutrition, winner of the American Medical Writers Best Medical Book of the Year.

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Chapter One


The Unmistakable You

The Blood Type Gene


What makes me me, and you you? This is the question that is at the heart of the genetic puzzle. It is also central to our exploration of blood types. What is the animating principle that determines the unique set of characteristics you possess, and the different set that belongs to me?

    The key is genetic heritage. Your genetic heritage is the unbroken story line of your life. Even though you are living in the twenty-first century, you share a common bond with your ancestors. The genetic 'information' that resulted in their particular characteristics has been passed on to you.

    A helpful analogy is the way a computer manages information. Think of the very process of writing this book. As I sit at my computer, only my creative powers and my typing skills limit me. I am free to move words, sentences, or even whole paragraphs around. This information lies in the dynamic portion of my computer, called the RAM (random access memory). Should a sudden power outage occur, or I neglect to save the material to the hard drive, it would all be lost. However, if I am satisfied with this writing, it will be permanently saved to the hard drive, available for use at a later time.

    Your genetic heritage is your biologic hard drive. Embedded within it are the recordings of past 'writings' that were saved for later use-along with, in some cases, a few 'disk errors.' These recordings are stored in your DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). One of the 'saved' pieces of information is your blood type.

    What determines your blood type? In genetic lingo, the blood type variations are known as alleles. Every person contains alleles-alternate forms of genes. The alleles determine whether you have blue eyes or brown, are tall or short, have black hair or red, and other distinctions. There are three blood type alleles-A, B, and O. That means there are three variations, or alternatives, for your blood type. However, the influence of your blood type is far greater than that of the gene that gives you eye color. Much of that influence has to do with its location and the way it interacts with other genes.


On the Street Where Blood Type Lives

The gene for ABO blood type is located on the q leg of chromosome number 9, around band 34. So the address for your blood type gene is 9q34. It is here that the three basic alleles of the ABO blood system are found, leaving you a Type O, A, B, or AB. The mechanics of blood type's influence have to do with the way genes influence other, seemingly unrelated, genes located immediately adjacent or nearby. This mechanism explains why your blood type can have an impact on such a diverse number of bodily systems-from digestive enzymes to neurochemicals.

    We already know of some intimate relationships between the blood type gene and other genes that impact on our health and well-being. For example, in 1984, researchers reporting in the journal Genetic Epidemiology presented evidence of a family pedigree in which a major gene for breast cancer susceptibility is located near band q34 on chromosome 9. There is a clear genetic connection between blood type and breast cancer.

    Many nutrition experts are baffled when they first hear about the link between blood type and digestion. That's because they are only considering the physical significance of blood type as a surface antigen. Actually, it is not your blood type antigen that is influencing the level of acid in your stomach, but rather the gene for your blood type influencing other seemingly unrelated genes located immediately adjacent (or very close ) to the ABO blood type gene that can exert an effect on your stomach acid levels. This phenomenon, called gene linkage, isn't well understood yet, but it is well known: Many genes influence the actions of other, seemingly unrelated genes.

    Here's another intriguing link that suggests a relationship between blood type and the brain. The gene for the enzyme dopamine beta hydroxylase (DBH), which converts dopamine to noradrenaline, is located right at 9q34. It's literally sitting on top of the gene for blood type. As we will see later, this has vast implications for the association between blood type and stress, mental health, and even personality characteristics.


Your Subtypography

Although there are four blood types-O, A, B, and AB-it would be a ridiculous simplification to suggest that there are only four types of people in the world. The reality is far more intricate and complex. Now, let's take it to another level. Subtyping your blood type, especially your secretor status, provides an even greater specificity of identification. Your blood type doesn't just sit inert in your body. It is expressed in countless ways-and the ways in which it is expressed make a difference. A simple analogy would be a water faucet. Depending on the water pressure, the faucet might pour or dribble. You have access to a lot of water or a little water. In the same way, your secretor status relates to how much and where your blood type antigen is expressed in your body.


Secretor: 9q34's First Cousin

Across town from 9q34, on chromosomes 11 and 19, reside the blood type gene's very important first cousins, the blood type secretor genes. Although your secretor gene is independent of your blood type, it influences the way your blood type is expressed. Everyone carries a blood type antigen on their blood cells, but most people (between 80 and 85 percent of the population) have blood type antigens that float around freely in their body secretions. These people are called secretors, because they 'secrete' their blood type antigens into their body fluids, such as saliva, mucus, and sperm. If you're a secretor, you can learn your blood type from these other body fluids, as well as from your blood. People who do not secrete their blood type antigens in other fluids besides blood are called, reasonably enough, non-secretors.

    Because secretors have more places to put their blood type antigens, they have more blood type expression in their bodies than non-secretors. Your secretor status can have a great influence on the characteristics of your immune system and is associated with a wide variety of diseases and metabolic conditions.


Determining Your Secretor Status

There is a 'quick and dirty' method of estimating secretor status. This involves looking at an additional minor blood typing system, called the Lewis Blood Grouping System, which is functionally interlocked with secretor genetics, since the same gene codes for both the secretor type and the Lewis System. In the Lewis System, located on chromosome 19, there are two possible antigens that can be produced, called Lewisa and Lewisb. (The a and b antigens of the Lewis System should not be confused with the A and B of the ABO system.) People can type out as one of three varieties: Lewisa+ b-, Lewisa-b+, and Lewisa-b-. (A fourth variation, Lewisa+b+, is extremely rare.) The Lewis System can determine secretor status because it has been noted that people who type out Lewisa+b- are also non-secretors, while those who type out as Lewisa-b+ are also secretors. The connection between secretor status and the Lewis System occurs because secretors convert all of their Lewisa antigen into the Lewisb form (making them Lewisb+), while non-secretors do not (leaving them Lewisa+). The reason I say that this test is quick and dirty is that there are some leftovers that can't be typed this way. People who are Lewisa-b- cannot use this test for determining secretor status. Because they have no ability to produce Lewis substances to start with, they never have +a or +b characteristics on their blood or in their secretions. These individuals can either be secretors or non-secretors of blood type substances, but they will always be non-secretors of Lewis substances. In many instances, Lewis negative individuals have unique interactions with diseases, microbes, or metabolic syndromes. Typically, when I've used the Lewis System to determine secretor status, I've lumped Lewis negative patients and Lewisa+ patients into the category of non-secretors. Fortunately, only 6 percent of the Caucasian population and 16 percent of the black population are Lewisa-b- , allowing the greater majority of people to be secretor tested from the same blood samle that we use to test blood type.


Why Secretor Status Matters

We don't yet know precisely why nature made some of us secretors and some of us non-secretors, but we can surmise that secretor status is related to nature's effort to provide some additional layer of protection that didn't exist for the earliest humans. There is some evidence that the non-secretor state is genetically older than the secretor state and may have been more compatible with the digestive needs of hunter-gatherers.

    The secretor state was most likely an immunologic adaptation. When you are able to secrete your blood type antigens into saliva, digestive secretions, and other fluids, these secretions appear to create a barrier against environmental elements, such as bacteria, pollutants, and other irritants. Immunologically, non-secretors seem to have more of a 'death trap' strategy: They allow pathogenic invaders a way in, and then attack and kill them internally.

    These are some of the areas controlled or influenced by your secretor status:


* the degree to which foreign bacteria invade the system
* the adherence of lectins and other blood type
* sensitive structures in food to your digestive tissue
* syndrome X or Insulin Resistance Syndrome
* the balance of intestinal bacteria
* predicting the relevance of tumor markers for diagnosing cancer
* blood-clotting capabilities
* the makeup of a mother's breast milk
* susceptibility to Candida-type infections
* immune resistance
* susceptibility to dental cavities
* sensitivity to the bacteria that causes ulcers
* relative risk for the development of inflammatory bowel problems
* an influence in respiratory heath and susceptibility to viruses
* prevalence of autoimmune diseases
* risk factors for cardiovascular disease
* a genetic predictor of alcoholism


Here's an example of a practical ramification of your secretor status. Let's say you are a Type O about to undergo a surgical procedure. Type O has the lowest concentration of blood-clotting factor, so is more susceptible to bleeding problems. Secretors also have a very low amount of clotting factor. Therefore, if you are a Type O secretor, you have a higher risk of uncontrolled bleeding than if you were a Type O non-secretor.

Here's another example, which has special relevance to Blood Type A. Experience has shown that about 10 percent of the people following the Type A Diet from Eat Right 4 Your Type find that they have some problems with the relatively high level of carbohydrates advocated for Type A. Most of these Type A 'non- responders' are female. Since ER4YT only dealt with A, AB, B, and O types, the diets had to play the odds and assume that the average reader was a secretor, by far the more numerous subtype. No special allowances were made for non- secretors. I've found that, by and large, these non-responders are Type A non- secretors, and their problems are caused by insulin resistance, which often occurs in this subtype. Type A non-secretors may need to increase the percentage of protein in their diets (using such foods as ocean fish and poultry) and downplay the simple carbohydrates. With this in mind, we've adapted the basic Blood Type Diets to reflect secretor-based variations.


The Journey Continues

We are accustomed to picturing the course of human evolution as a straight line, with markers along the way that identify significant shifts. In Eat Right 4 Your Type, blood type evolution was described in a purposely linear manner, in an effort to communicate the basic idea. However, we know that the evolutionary process is more loop than line, more circular than linear. When we talk of Type O being first, Type A second, followed by Type B, then Type AB, we're not describing a seamless march from hunter to farmer to nomad and beyond. Evolution occurs on an invisible landscape, the actual process spanning eons. The refinements in our species and the many subspecies are the hammer of environmental demands arriving with the force of small taps rather than with thundering blows. These refinements have but one purpose-our survival. Today, as we arrive at a new century, we have the understanding and the tools to maximize our capacity for survival, using the genetic material that nature has supplied.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Next Step xv
Part 1 The Influence of Blood Type 1
1 The Unmistakable You: The Blood Type Gene 3
2 In Search of Identity: Is There a Blood Type Personality? 10
3 Stress and Emotional Stability: Blood Type as a Mental Health Marker 21
4 Digestive Integrity: Blood Type's Systemic Influence 43
Part 2 Keeping a Healthy Balance 59
5 Metabolic Synchrony: Blood Type's Biochemical Influence 61
6 The Immune Battleground: Blood Type as a Weapon for Survival 74
7 Restoring Balance: Biological Harmony and Detoxification 97
Part 3 The Live Right Prescriptions 109
8 The Key to Living Right: Making the Most of Your Live Right Prescription 111
9 Live Right 4 Type O 120
10 Live Right 4 Type A 175
11 Live Right 4 Type B 237
12 Live Right 4 Type AB 287
Afterword 325
Appendices
Appendix A Notes 329
Appendix B Your Genetic Typography 351
Appendix C Learn Your Secretor Status 358
Appendix D Blood Type and Infectious Disease 359
Appendix E Support and Resources 375
Index 379
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2001

    Live Right for Your Type: The Individualized Prescription for Maximizing Health, Well-Being and Vitality in Every Stage of Your Life

    I thought that Eat Right 4 Your Type was one of the most helpful self-help health books I had ever read. Live Right 4 Your Type is much more valuable than that one. If you have read neither, read this one. If you have read and liked Eat Right 4 Your Type, you will find this book a great improvement on that one. If your life seems strangely out of kilter and you and your doctors can't quite put your finger on what's wrong, I strongly urge you to read this book. It may well contain important clues for creating more 'wellness' for you from the correct application of self-discipline in your eating and activities. The basic weakness of most scientific studies and almost all health books is that they look at average results for the whole population. The studies cited in this book are based on seeing major differences in the body chemistries of people with different blood types. In the same way that you can drown in an average of six inches of water (if that average expresses a range from 10 feet deep to half an inch), the average health advice can make your health worse in some cases. Eat Right 4 Your Type was first published in 1996. That pioneering book summarized hundreds of research studies to define healthful eating for people with each different blood type. The underlying mechanism for this relationship is that your blood type influences your body chemistry in ways that create vulnerability or resistance to disease and an efficiently operating body. The four blood types are O, A, B, and AB. Type O people need the most animal protein (especially beef. Type A people need lots of vegetables. Type B people should eat a varied diet. Type AB people should eat smaller, more frequent meals. Based on that book, many people reported remarkable gains in health, vitality, and weight loss after changing what they eat. In my case, my weight is now 31 pounds less than on my old way of eating (one that my Mother, who has Type A blood, had encouraged all my life -- but I am a Type O person). Many such case histories are reported in Live Right for Your Type. Live Right 4 Your Type includes all of the diet information of Eat Right 4 Your Type, and adds to it insights into personality development, stress management, digestion, disease, and aging. Space does not permit explaining each of these links here, but personality traits are related to different ways that brain chemicals are created and processed by people with different blood types. Type O people, for example, are more easily stimulated into 'fight or flight' responses and stay in them longer. Genetic influences are the beginning of how these factors influence you. Your genes for blood type and other traits come from your parents. From these genes, you get a phenotype (one of the four blood types), a secretion status (whether you secrete antigens into your other bodily fluids or not, as well as into your blood), a Rhesus Factor (positive or negative), and your MN blood type (MM, NN, or MN). All of these concepts are well explained in the appendix of the book. There are also instructions for how you can send away to be tested so you will know what your characteristics are (a total cost of $51.40). In the main body of the book are many explanations of how each of these factors have been associated with the different aspects of life. The heart of the book though comes in four sections where all of the information about each of the four main blood types is summarized. Yup, there I was in the Type O group with my quick temper, inclination to stay stressed out once stressed, oversensitivity to caffeine and alcohol, impulsiveness to create variety, and blissful reaction to exercise. Dr. D'Adamo definitely had me pegged. To me the greater insight was when I looked at the type for my wife. I had become concerned about some health vulnerabilities she was experiencing. Yup, there they were. And the things that help her were the items listed. I heaved a big sigh of relief.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2001

    Well researched and insightful book on link between genetics and diet

    This is a worthy successor to Dr. D'Adamo's previous works. It goes into a good deal more scientific detail as to the basis of the blood-type theory that Dr. D'Adamo espouses, and provides useful information about the challenges that each type faces due to their blood type inheritance. With this third book in the series, it seems the theory is on firm enough ground that it is hard not to believe there is some truth to it. I would recommend the book for anyone who has health problems or food sensitivities that other diets (or traditional medicine) hasn't worked for. It has worked for me, and I have tried a number of diets previously, including the Zone, vegetarianism, and so on.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2000

    Live Right for Your Type: The Individualized Prescription for Maximizing Health, Well-Being and Vitality in Every Stage of Your Life

    I thought that Eat Right for Your Type was one of the most helpful self-help health books I had ever read. Live Right for Your Type is much more valuable than that one. If you have read neither, read this one. If you have read and liked Eat Right for Your Type, you will find this book a great improvement on that one. If your life seems strangely out of kilter and you and your doctors can¿t quite put your finger on what¿s wrong, I strongly urge you to read this book. It may well contain important clues for creating more ¿wellness¿ for you from the correct application of self-discipline in your eating and activities. The basic weakness of most scientific studies and almost all health books is that they look at average results for the whole population. The studies cited in this book are based on seeing major differences in the body chemistries of people with different blood types. In the same way that you can drown in an average of six inches of water (if that average expresses a range from 10 feet deep to half an inch), the average health advice can make your health worse in some cases. Eat Right for Your Type was first published in 1996. That pioneering book summarized hundreds of research studies to define healthful eating for people with each different blood type. The underlying mechanism for this relationship is that your blood type influences your body chemistry in ways that create vulnerability or resistance to disease and an efficiently operating body. The four blood types are O, A, B, and AB. Type O people need the most animal protein (especially beef. Type A people need lots of vegetables. Type B people should eat a varied diet. Type AB people should eat smaller, more frequent meals. Based on that book, many people reported remarkable gains in health, vitality, and weight loss after changing what they eat. In my case, my weight is now 31 pounds less than on my old way of eating (one that my Mother, who has Type A blood, had encouraged all my life -- but I am a Type O person). Many such case histories are reported in Live Right for Your Type. Live Right for Your Type includes all of the diet information of Eat Right for Your Type, and adds to it insights into personality development, stress management, digestion, disease, and aging. Space does not permit explaining each of these links here, but personality traits are related to different ways that brain chemicals are created and processed by people with different blood types. Type O people, for example, are more easily stimulated into ¿fight or flight¿ responses and stay in them longer. Genetic influences are the beginning of how these factors influence you. Your genes for blood type and other traits come from your parents. From these genes, you get a phenotype (one of the four blood types), a secretion status (whether you secrete antigens into your other bodily fluids or not, as well as into your blood), a Rhesus Factor (positive or negative), and your MN blood type (MM, NN, or MN). All of these concepts are well explained in the appendix of the book. There are also instructions for how you can send away to be tested so you will know what your characteristics are (a total cost of $51.40). In the main body of the book are many explanations of how each of these factors have been associated with the different aspects of life. The heart of the book though comes in four sections where all of the information about each of the four main blood types is summarized. Yup, there I was in the Type O group with my quick temper, inclination to stay stressed out once stressed, oversensitivity to caffeine and alcohol, impulsiveness to create variety, and blissful reaction to exercise. Dr. D¿Adamo definitely had me pegged. To me the greater insight was when I looked at the type for my wife. I had become concerned about some health vulnerabilities she was experiencing. Yup, there they were. And the things that help he

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  • Posted August 8, 2009

    Off to a good start

    I bought this book after reading "Eat Right 4 Your Type". I recently lost my father to cancer, and I have several family members fighting cancer, so I've become hyper-aware of my health. Dad and I share the A- type, while my mother and sisters are all type O's, and after reading both books, a lot of health issues in our family make more sense based on the "meat and potatoes" diet we grew up on. Making changes in both diet and exercise (less intense, more yoga) have made dramatic changes in my energy level, and my naturopath is very supportive of my efforts. I don't know what the long-term effects will be, but I'm hopeful that at 49 years old that I can make a positive change in my health for the long-term. My sisters are also asking a lot of questions about what I'm doing, so they are each getting "Eat Right" and "Live Right" for their upcoming birthdays. :-)

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  • Posted August 2, 2009

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    Useful Guide

    I bought this book as recommended by a Nutrionist. It has helped me to clear up many digestive issues. I passed it on to others who reported feeling much better on this program and losing weight as well. Some of the suggestions are a bit strict, but I do the best I can and it helps a lot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2001

    Great continued research/info on the blood type way of eating

    Live Right continues the research and findings of following an eating formula based on your blood type. I found the info in this new book to have great ideas on updated food info, stress reduction recommendations and profound info on how different blood types are more susceptible to different diseases/illness (and what you can do to help keep them at bay). Love the continual research/findings and support that Dr. D'Adamo provides.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2001

    Insightful

    Live Right 4 Your Type expands on the 4 your Type series. Whether or not you have read the first two, this third book has much to offer. It¿s a very nice combination of supporting scientific information, diet by blood type to benefit the emotional and physical body, and the ability of the author to elegantly tie it all together. The comments from real people throughout the book add insight. But mostly it¿s Dr. D¿Adamo¿s success in translating it all so the reader comes away with not just a way of diet but a way of life. Live Right 4 Your Type is a great reference but it¿s also a great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Very helpful information

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2011

    Condition of book is not depicted accurately

    I bought this book when I saw it was noted on Barnes & Noble website that it's in Very Good condition. When I got it, I noticed there was water damage to it, and based on that the condition should have been noted as Good and not Very Good.

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