Live Right 4 Your Type: The Individualized Prescription for Maximizing Health, Well-Being, and Vitality in Every Stage of Your Life

Live Right 4 Your Type: The Individualized Prescription for Maximizing Health, Well-Being, and Vitality in Every Stage of Your Life

by Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
cmcOR More than 1 year ago
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. :-)
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Lectora22 More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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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.