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Live Right for Your Type: The Individualised Prescription for Maximizing Health, Metabolism, and Vitality in Every Stage of Your Life Paperback – 7 Mar 2002


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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (7 Mar. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140297855
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140297850
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.4 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 51,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The idea that blood type plays a role in health, wellness and personality wasn't exactly new when Dr Peter D'Adamo came out with Eat Right For Your Type in 1997. The idea had been around for most of the 19th century, and had gained quite a bit of currency in Japan. But it was a startling idea to most Americans, who made the book a bestseller that was translated into more than 40 languages and spawned a similarly successful sequel, Cook Right For Your Type.

Now, Dr D'Adamo--armed with new studies on genetic links between blood types, disease and behaviour--looks at the psychological and medical peculiarities that seem to predominate in one blood type or another. Type O's, for example, have lower than average amounts of a brain chemical called dopamine, leading to poor concentration, hyperactivity and temper tantrums. A's tend to manufacture too much cortisol, a stress hormone that can lead to hypertension and has even been implicated in Alzheimer's disease and cancer. Type B's and AB's clear nitric oxide out of their systems faster, allowing them to calm down more rapidly than other blood types when stressed.

Dr D'Adamo offers detailed lifestyle modifications for each type, including exercise programs, long lists of food to either seek out or avoid, and suggested treatment of specific illnesses. Some of this gets pretty arcane, including his recommendation of bladder wrack (a seaweed) for ulcer treatment of Type O's.

A big part of the appeal of this book series is that anyone reading it can become a participant by joining Dr D'Adamo's online blood-type registry. Live Right For Your Type is peppered with testimonials from these registrants, giving the reader a sense that a true transformation in health, appearance, weight and well-being is just a few diet and lifestyle changes away. --Lou Schuler

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Live Right For Your Type will help you to:
-Choose a lifestyle that agrees with your needs and
tendencies.
-Structure your days to reduce stress and gain more
satisfaction.
-Raise your children in such a way as to maximize their
unique potential.
-Live longer, avoiding the mental and physical deterioration
of aging.
-Fine-tune your dietary strategies to produce new levels of
energy and stamina.
-Overcome the chronic health conditions that may have
plagued you and your family for decades.
-Find emotional balance and the elimination of anxiety and
depression.
-Feel 'right' in your body, your mind, and your world.

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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 Dec. 2000
Format: Hardcover
The details that were left out of D'Adamo's first book "Eat Right 4 Your Type" (because they were considered too technical for the general public) are all here, making this a complete diet and lifestyle manual for those interested in understanding what is right for their individual blood group. Lots of current health research relating to blood type is fully referenced, giving it a good scientific basis. To make the book work fully you have to know not only your basic ABO blood group, but also your 'secretor status' - available by further testing. It takes a little while to get to grips with the '2-Tier' system used by the author, one tier for those who may only want to comply with their recommended foods to a limited extent, and one tier for those who want to do it all the right way. Minus point: the foods are still 'American', translation to English is needed in some cases. Also watch out for the typos in this first edition, and check out D'Adamo's web site for corrections before getting too fixed on what you can or can't eat.
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90 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 May 2004
Format: Hardcover
I thought that Eat Right 4 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 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.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Dov on 6 July 2002
Format: Paperback
This book is really useful.
Concepts and jargon are explained clearly and concisely (eg. how antiboby works, etc.) I'm type A and now I understand why the Macrobiotic diet has been great for me.
The content is focused on practical explanations and solutions for each of the 4 blood types. The author distinguishes the food into 3 categories: highly beneficial, Neutral, Avoid.
Must read if you want to feel better!
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Feb. 2001
Format: Hardcover
I highly recommend this book, as a person who has been following the blood type-based diet put forth in the author's first book, "Eat Right for Your Type", for over three years. "Live Right for Your Type" goes into a lot more depth and is essentially prescriptive in nature, teaching the reader how to fine-tune the diet to work in perfect harmony with her/his blood type, in order to minimize systemic blood type specific weaknesses and maximize strengths. Working in such harmony and tandem with our own bodies produces a deep state of health that is very hard to appreciate unless you have tried the diet. I simply cannot over-emphasize how much this diet has done for me. My quality of life is totally different than three years ago! And now with the knowledge, detail and further refinement in this new book, I feel I will attain notches unknown! Not bad for someone who started out on this journey simply to lose weight! This diet is the best way to lose weight and keep it off, but it is so much more than that! The key word I keep coming back to is "harmony"--eating a diet that is in harmony with our blood types restores a feeling of balance and health that is quite dramatic. Anyone who has had trouble following other diets, or gained all their weight back, or has chronic health issues, or is perfectly healthy and wants to remain that way for life--get this book!!!!
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Arty Alison on 12 Aug. 2001
Format: Paperback
Almost the only book you will need for improving total health and wellbeing, plenty of individualised disease preventing curative advice backed up by years of research and actual case histories. Undescribable how well eating this way can make you feel. My family and friends are reaping the rewards too. This and his other two books will be the best gift you could give anyone, especially if they are seriously ill or just lacking energy. Well written, well researched and his website with 51,000 case histories of people saying thank you for restoring their health can't be wrong. Buy it now.
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