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Live Right 4 Your Type: The Individualized Prescription for Maximizing Health, Metabolism, and Vitality in Every Stage of Your Life [Hardcover]

Peter J. D'Adamo , Catherine Whitney
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Jan 2001
Your blood type is much more important than you think. In "Live Right 4 Your Type", Dr Peter J. D'Adamo shows how living according to blood type can belp you achieve total physical and emotional well-being. His groundbreaking work on blood types and their connection to diet and lifestyle now has many supporters -thousands of testimonials, medically certified results and new genetic research all confirm that blood type is important for the way you digest food, your reaction to stress, your mental health, the efficiency of your metabolism and the strength of your immune system. "Live Right 4 Your Type" provides you with personalized prescriptions according to your blood type, and gives recommendations, advice and detailed information on: lifestyle management; coping with stress and maintaining emotional balance; maximizing good health; overcoming disease; and fighting the effects of aging. "Live Right 4 Your Type" also features the very latest research and includes: new metabolism-boosting supplement lists to increase your body's efficiency and ability to achieve ideal weight; improved food and supplement lists to increase cardiac efficiency, lower cholesterol and strengthen your ability to fight colds, flu and more serious diseases; advice on how to use vegetables and herbs to improve Natural Killer Cell activity; and new information on blood type subgroups that influence not only weight, but also physical and mental health.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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  • Hardcover: 383 pages
  • Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons (Jan 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399146733
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399146732
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16.1 x 3.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 912,555 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 --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At Last, the Details We Have Been Waiting For 30 Dec 2000
By A Customer
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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86 of 87 people found the following review helpful
By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars can change your approach to eating & life 6 July 2002
By Dov
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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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
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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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Great offer
The book came in great condition and offered the best prise on the market
It came from the USA but didn't have to wait long for it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Aleksandra
5.0 out of 5 stars pleased with
arrived on time, pleased with item
Published 2 months ago by shelley price
5.0 out of 5 stars GAMECHANGER.
This is one of my favourite reference books. It revolutionalised the way I approach nutrition and exercise, helping me understand that what is healthy for one, will be very... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Miss C. Hanks
3.0 out of 5 stars Just
a repetition once more of the previous books and statement and, after a while gets boring to read the same blood type diets and foods and vitamins over and over again.
Published 3 months ago by Blue
3.0 out of 5 stars good information
Ok but very complex you need to know a lot about your own blood group etc A lot of it is strandard knowledge that we have all come to know
Published 7 months ago by nasserqueen
5.0 out of 5 stars worth the effort.
Feel like I've got my life back. Great. If you want to skip the technical stuff just read the section that makes recommendations for diet and lifestyle. Read more
Published 7 months ago by WilliamT
5.0 out of 5 stars interesting book
if you are interested in the eat right for your type this an excellent book to read afterwards and very informative
Published 7 months ago by ar
3.0 out of 5 stars Live Right For Your Type.
Not Much to say but I shall be reading it to try and cook various receipes for my blood group making a long and gradual change to my diet. Hoping to be a more healthy one.
Published 7 months ago by David
4.0 out of 5 stars Live Right for your Type
I found this philosophy very interesting. It's kind of like a zodiac sign for your blood type. I have been following Dr. Read more
Published 7 months ago by D Bastani
4.0 out of 5 stars Gift
This was a gift and the recipient has said good things about the content. Bought together with Cook right for your type and apparently they're perfect together.
Published 9 months ago by tia
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