Two years ago I had suffered from what I thought was Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/M.E. for approximately ten years. I thought I would have to cope with this illness for the rest of life. I'd had all sorts of tests at the hospital, blood tests, allergy tests, thyroid tests, you name it, the doctor sent me. All to no avail.
A friend took me to a complementary therapist who recommended that I read Peter D'Adam's book The Eat Right Diet. I went to a friend's bookshop and bought it the following day.
Amazingly, as I started reading, I kept thinking "yes, that sounds like me, yes, I can identify with those symptoms" etc.
For a long time I had felt thought that somehow it was as though I was poisoning myself. Reading the book confirmed my subconscious thoughts, because my diet was largely made up of all the so called "healthy foods", ie., pasta, potatoes, wholemeal bread (home made), along with a varied selection of fruits and vegetables. Also I was almost vegetarian. This could not have been worse for my type! Even the food allergy tests had not shown any problems with the very same foods which were making me ill, so beware!
I started on the diet immediately, trying my best to cut out all the foods which were considered bad for my type (O). Within days I began to notice a difference, an improvement in the way I felt! My headaches were less, I generally ached less, my brain began to "clear", I did not feel tired all the time. Words cannot describe how relieved I felt! In fact, one day when I realised I was beginning to feel "human" again, I just sat down and cried!
Before I started on the blood type eating regime, I really did think I was dying. My doctor had tried everything, even though at times I am sure he thought I was hypochondriac because no one could "see" anything wrong.
Within weeks I was able to begin exercising again, where before my body would not allow it. I began to look forward to getting up in the morning and my "depression" flew out of the window.
Without this book and the others in the series which I also have, I know I would not enjoy life and better health, as I do today.
Peter D'Adamo and his father should be given a medal and recognition for what they have achieved. On behalf of the many people thier books have helped I say "thank you" and to those of you maybe wondering "should I try it?", I say "the proof of the pudding is in the eating" but beware you're not eating the wrong pudding for your type!