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In his book, EAT RIGHT FOR (4) YOUR TYPE, Dr. Peter D’Adamo teaches the fundamental relationship between your blood type and the dietary and lifestyle choices that will help you live at your very best. When you use the individualized characteristics of your blood type as a guide post for eating and living, you will be healthier, you will naturally reach your ideal weight, and you will slow the process of aging. You can pinpoint the foods that make you sick, contribute to weight gain, and lead to chronic disease.
Our ancestors had unique blueprints that complemented their environments. The genetic characteristics of our ancestors live in our blood today, and it is this lesson we bring with us into our current understanding of blood types. Your Blood Type Plan lets you zero in on the health and nutrition information that corresponds to your exact biological profile. With this new information, you can now make choices about your diet, exercise regimen, and general health that are based on the dynamic natural forces within your own body. If you follow your Blood Type Plan carefully, you can:

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Avoid many common viruses and infections. Lose weight, as your body rids itself of toxins and fats. Fight back against life-threatening diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and liver failure. Avoid many of the factors that cause rapid cell deterioration, thus slowing down the aging process.

Today, it is well accepted that nutrition has a direct impact on the state of our health and general well-being. But confusing, and often conflicting, information about nutrition has created a virtual minefield for health-conscious consumers. Your blood type diet works because you are able to follow a clear, logical, scientifically researched and certified dietary blueprint based on your cellular profile. Each of the sixteen food groups divides foods into three categories: HIGHLY BENEFICIAL, NEUTRAL, and AVOID. Think of the categories this way:  HIGHLY BENEFICIAL is a food that acts like medicine.  NEUTRAL is a food that acts like a food.  AVOID is a food that acts like poison. This diet was not specifically designed for weight loss: it was designed for optimum performance. The dynamics of weight loss are related to the changes your body makes when you follow your genetically tailored diet. As your body makes the dramatic shift of eliminating foods that are poorly digested or toxic, the first thing it does is try to flush out the toxins that are already there. Those toxins are deposited mainly in the fat tissue, so the process of eliminating toxins also means eliminating fat. Each blood type has it’s own reactions to certain foods. These are outlined in your Blood Type Diet. As outlined in EAT RIGHT FOR (4) YOUR TYPE, diet, weight management, dietary supplementation, stress control, and personal qualities all form the essential elements of your individual Blood Type Plan. Refer to them often as you begin to familiarize yourself with the specific qualities of your blood type. TYPE A “THE CULIVATOR” Type A blood initially appeared somewhere in Asia or the Middle East between 25,000 and 15,000 B.C. in response to new environmental conditions. Agriculture and animal domestication were the hallmarks of its culture. People were able to forgo their hand-to-mouth existence and sustain themselves for the first time. This radically different lifestyle, and a major change in diet and environment, resulted in an entirely new mutation in the digestive tracts and the immune systems that allowed them to better tolerate and absorb cultivated grains and other agriculture products. The early Type As had to be clever, sensitive, passionate, and very smart to meet the challenges of a more complex life. But all of these qualities had to exist within a framework. That may be the reason why Type As, even today, tend to have more tightly wired systems.

smelt. nectarines. monterey jack. black currants. blackberries. radishes. octopus. sardine. Greek. pea pods. For Blood Type Diet Recipes. munster. spinach pasta FLOUR: white. cream cheese. Type I diabetes. ice cream. Tai chi. visit www. emmenthal. feta. poppy seeds. white. shad. snail. sturgeon. walnuts BEANS: broad. hake. olive Peanuts. mackerel. string cheese. flounder. red. beets. soba noodles. caraway. sea bass. mahi-mahi. goat cheese. cannellini. pinto. garlic. camembert.Strengths: adapts well to dietary and environmental changes. pork. shiitake OLIVES: black. rutabaga. cod liver Almond butter. sole. radish sprouts. green onions. rappini. frozen yogurt EGGS: per week. gluten-free bread. gruyere. beef. red. snapper. kohlrabi. romaine lettuce. zucchini LETTUCE: bibb. bluegill bass. loganberries. tilefish. beluga. shark. red currants. sherbet. eel. brie. watercress. kiwi. filbert. buckwheat. provolone. gluten. tomatoes. coconuts. clam. peanut butter. yellow onions. ground beef. spelt noodles. tree oyster Apples. skim milk. casein. hickory. coriander. brussel sprouts. tamarind Rice cakes BREADS: Essene bread. heart. dandelion. yams POTATOES: red. spelt. whitefish. pickerel. leek. sprouted wheat RICE: basmati. millet. rye crisps. mung sprouts. and an immune system that preserves and metabolizes nutrients more easily. kumquat. mutton. all squash. snow peas Black-eyed peas BEANS: aduke. low-impact aerobics. avacado. neufchatel. Medical risks: heart disease. dried and fresh figs. green olives. jalapeno. limes. wasa bread Couscous. pumpkin seeds Farmer. pike. quail Anchovy. fin crisp. mustard greens. snap. scallion. broccoli. yellow BLOOD TYPE A Beneficial Meats and Poultry Seafood None Carp. rye vita BREADS: brown rice bread. salmon. red onions. radicchio. wheat matzos. scallop. gooseberries. jicama. bamboo shoots. blueberries. martial arts. such as: yoga. veal. oranges. sunflower seeds NUTS: almonds. yellowtail AVOID Bacon. fava. halibut. ocean perch. shredded wheat. portobello. red Amaranth. yellow Bananas. puffed rice. strawberries Cream of wheat. yogurt with fruit. celery. wild Arugula. Fruit Barley. bulgar. buffalo. lima. artichoke pasta Artichoke. horseradish. white MUSHROOMS: domestic. mangoes. raspberries. pumpernickel. lobster. pheasant. wheat germ. asparagus. tempeh. swiss chard. oat bran. garbanzo. low fat ricotta. oat bran muffins. corn muffins. prunes. multi-grain bread. brisk walking. sesame butter (tahini). mussels. anemia. albacore (tuna). bluefish. silver perch. azuki. white PEAS: green peas. partridge. corn flakes. red snapper. caviar. gray sole. swordfish. blue. peaches. grape nuts. monkfish. sunflower butter. venison. string. liver. 2% milk. grapefruit. cauliflower. cheddar. navy. spanish onions. cottonseed. peanut. dates. sea trout. porgy. kamut. lamb. alfalfa sprouts. striped bass. whole wheat bread Semonlina pasta. seven grain. edam. familia. whole wheat Eggplant. white perch. lima beans. turtle Butter. Swiss OIL: corn. black. beet leaves. quinoa FLOUR: barley. fennel. sweet. haddock. lox (smoked salmon). golf. colby. guava. duck. spinach. Exercise Regimen: calming. oatmeal. shrimp. soya flour bread. okra. gouda. jarlsburg. 100% rye bread. red soy LENTILS: domestic. tangerines . sprouted wheat bread Buckwheat (kasha). rhubarb. Ezekiel bread. wheat bran muffins BREADS: high-protein bread. etc. plantains. cottage cheese. cherries. bok choy. corn meal. goat milk. low fat mozzarella. stretching. pears. papayas. wheat bran Durum wheat. crayfish. endive. cancer. cucumber. pumpkin. frog. chicory. white CABBAGE: chinese. kidney. ideal flat bread. macadamia. safflower. cod. by ancestry: African 1-3 Caucasian 1-3 Asian 1-3 OIL: canola. pignola (pine). goose. and a vulnerable immune system open to microbial invasion. soy milk* *Good dairy alternatives OIL: linseed (flaxseed). parsley. parsnips. barracuda. fresh and pickled herring. pistachios Dairy and Eggs Oils and Fats Nuts and Seeds Beans and Legumes Cereals Breads and Muffins Grains and Pasta Vegetables Soy Cheese*. grouper. Weaknesses: sensitive digestive tract. cantaloupe and honeydew melon. yellow perch Neutral Chicken. catfish. yogurt. ennoki. granola. chervil. english muffins. squid (calamari). graham. Spanish PEPPERS: green. spelt Wheat bagels. chestnuts. oysters.dadamo. rice flour. pineapple. oat flour. pomegranates. whole milk CHEESES: American. rabbit. fiddlehead ferns. mesclun MUSHROOMS: abalone. persimmons. boston. rice bran. whey. prickly pears. Cornish hen. centering exercises. sailfish. cashew. farina. elderberries. green. carrots. ham. collard greens. litchi. turkey Abalone. starfruit (carambola). conch. iceberg. swimming. brown. tofu. white corn. red. lemons. rye flour. turnips Apricots. cranberries. buttermilk. crab. rainbow trout. liver and gallbladder disorders. puffed millet. boysenberries. escarole. spelt bread. daikon radish. cream of rice. sesame seeds. parmesan. kefir. sesame NUTS: brazil. weakfish. seaweed. green. kasha BEANS: copper. kale. duram wheat. shallots.

arrowroot. marjoram. ginseng. musk. sage. balsamic. grapefruit. green tea. cranberry. horehound. apple cider. yarrow White wine AVOID Capers. elder. horseradish. thyme. cola. and white vinegar Condiments Herbal teas Mustard Ketchup. honey. valerian Red wine. green. cumin. rice syrup. regular Catnip. strawberry leaf. dong quai. white pepper. VINEGAR: apple cider. savory. other TEA: black decaf. skullcap. rhubarb. red wine. seltzer water SODAS: club. concord. red clover. licorice root. anise. paprika. ginger. from acceptable ingredients) PICKLES: dill. Spanish. Christmas. bergamot. vanilla Jam or jelly (from acceptable fruits). salt. corn starch. diet. white oak bark. sour Chickweed. sarsaparilla. tamari Neutral Agar. green tea COFFEE: decaf. water (with lemon) GRAPES: black. corn silk. chervil. Worcestershire sauce Miscellaneous Beverages Alfalfa. prune. goldenseal. sage. cucumber. thyme. hops. parsley. nutmeg. cinnamon. rose hips. tapioca. red MELONS: canang. cayenne. allspice.Juices and Fluids Spices raisins PLUMS: dark plums. mint. brown sugar. peppercorn pepper. maple syrup. coltsfoot. milk thistle. mullein. aloe. peppermint. pineapple. tumeric. wintergreen PEPPER: black ground pepper. corn syrup. papaya. peppermint. kosher. cream of tartar. kelp. vegetable juices (corresponding with beneficial vegetables) Orange. grape. sweet. dill. pimiento. basil. black regular Blood Type A FOODS THAT ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS FOODS THAT ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN VEGETABLE OILS aid efficient digestion prevent fluid retention SOY FOODS aid efficient digestion metabolize quickly aid efficient metabolism increase intestinal mobility increases calorie utilization increases intestinal mobility MEAT poorly digested stored as fat increases digestive toxins inhibit nutrient metabolism interfere with digestive enzymes slow metabolic rate interfere with digestive enzymes slow metabolic rate DAIRY FOODS KIDNEY BEANS VEGETABLES PINEAPPLE LIMA BEANS WHEAT inhibits insulin efficiency (IN OVERABUNDANCE) . black cherry. cardamom. rosemary. coriander. brown rice syrup. tarragon. chamomile. white sugar. red flakes. distilled liquor. oregano. cloves. relish. yellow dock Beer. casaba. plain gelatin. fenugreek. parsley. Crenshaw. white birch. Saint-John’s-wort. green plums. watermelon Apple. saffron. spearmint. cabbage. garlic. linden. miso. shepherd’s purse. gentian. mulberry. dry mustard. bay leaf. spearmint. almond extract. ginger. dulse. blackstrap molasses. dandelion. soy sauce. tomato Beneficial Barley malt. chives. raspberry leaf. senna. salad dressing (low-fat. slippery elm. chocolate. cayenne. hawthorn. celery. carob. echinacea. mayonnaise. curry. carrot. vervain. burdock. tamarind. red plums Apricot.