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Shvoong Home>Medicine & Health>Eat right (for)4 your Type Review

Eat right (for)4 your Type

Book Review   by:Joseph Hamel     Original Author: Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo with Catherine Whitney
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I am probably like the rest of you, I said the very samething. Not another diet book, well its not. Technically its a book pointing out what you should eat for your blood type. What? Certain blood types have dietary requirements? The authors turn the clock back and start off with man in the primitive stages, "O" means old and we had to eat meat to survive because at the time we lacked the agricultural knowledge to farm. Fruits or wild vegetables were picked or found. We were hunters then, highly skilled and very physical - but as the primitive tribes grew so did the demand for red meat. As sands of time move foward, our knowledge grew and farming became a stable source dietary fullfillment . The A blood type was first recorded in the Neolithic period, with stable communities and food resources required a slight mutation to helps us absorb the new food sources. So as the book states A is for Agrarian (quieter,gentler one). Type B is the balnce of the two, it was a development for survival, for the pastoral nomads and the Mongols. Those people who inhabit the steppes of Asia required a hardy blood in which to reap the benefits of their surroundings. This is an amazingly interesting book to read, it contains a plethora of information related your blood type and personality. Type A people tend to be law-abiding, co-operative in nature and inhabit dense areas of population. Whether you choose to eat as it dictates, is up to the reader. But I was amazed that the same foods I eat which bloat or irritate me are listed as foods to avoid. For instance in the book it states predispositions for Blood types such as A " Type As are biologically predisposed to heart disease, cancer and diabetes.,,," (from pg 97 Chap 5 ). THere are some excellent recipes for each blod type and they are easy to follow - they sound good too, like the Black Bean Soup.
There fitness regimens to follow for each type and methods of relaxation - yoga or tai chi. This book provided some eye opening medical information and it also proved to be an interesting and fast paced read. You read each chapter individually or from start to finish. Get this book!
Published: April 18, 2006   
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