Allergies: Fight Them with the Blood Type Diet: The Individualized Plan for Treating Environmental and Food Allergies, Chronic Sinus Infections, Asthma and Related Conditions (Eat Right 4 Your Type) Info

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A targeted plan for fighting allergies, one of the
world’s most common chronic conditions, from Dr. Peter J.
D’Adamo, author of the Eat Right 4 (for) Your
Type
 series—with more than two million copies in
print!


With specific tools unavailable in any
other book, Allergies: Fight Them with the Blood Type
Diet 
has four battle plans—individualized for your
needs—for preventing and treating environmental and food
allergies, chronic sinus infections, asthma, and related allergy
conditions.
Dr. D’Adamo’s battle plan
includes:
• A diet tailored to your blood type that attacks
allergies at their source, reducing inflammatory activity, and
pinpointing dietary factors that trigger allergic
reactions.
• A new category of Super Beneficials
highlighting powerful allergy-fighting foods for your blood
type.
• Blood type-specific protocols for vitamins,
supplements, and herbs to target allergies and related
conditions.
• A four-week plan for getting started with
practical strategies for eating, exercising, and living right to fight
allergies.

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Reviews for Allergies: Fight Them with the Blood Type Diet: The Individualized Plan for Treating Environmental and Food Allergies, Chronic Sinus Infections, Asthma and Related Conditions (Eat Right 4 Your Type):

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Mar 09, 2012

Some of the concepts in this book are not fully scientifically supportable, but the diet may still make lots and lots of people feel a whole lot better and attain a much greater level of health! These two things are not mutually exclusive.

Reasons the claims made about the scientific merit of the exact food lists provided for each blood type are unconvincing (on the whole) to me include:

1. I have read more than half a dozen detailed and methodical explanations of why the scientific concepts in Some of the concepts in this book are not fully scientifically supportable, but the diet may still make lots and lots of people feel a whole lot better and attain a much greater level of health! These two things are not mutually exclusive.

Reasons the claims made about the scientific merit of the exact food lists provided for each blood type are unconvincing (on the whole) to me include:

1. I have read more than half a dozen detailed and methodical explanations of why the scientific concepts in the 'Blood Type' books are based on sketchy and incomplete science. While some of the theory makes sense, they found holes in the theory and the way the food lists have been compiled big enough to drive buses through. These were not in books which deny the validity of anything that is not 'mainstream' - quite the opposite in fact. These were by some of the best health and nutrition authors around. Their arguments were very compelling (although I don't have the time to go into them here). There are also numerous articles online that contain this information which you can find by Googling. The general consensus is that the author has part of his theory right, but the way it is being presented as a complete theory with all questions answered is not correct.

2. Even if it's true that our blood type has an enormous amount to do with what we should eat, the concept of biochemical individuality would still mean that there would be just as many differences between what people with the same blood type would eat, as similarities. People are remarkably individual on a biochemical level as the book Biochemical Individuality explains.

3. Family members with the same blood type often do well on very different diets. This illustrates the above principle, and also the concept that different diets suit you at different times of your life in response to all sorts of bodily changes, disease processes and so on.

3. The topic of this diet comes up now and then in chat groups and I have only very rarely heard it discussed favourably - perhaps by a single person? Most say very clearly that it didn't help them and was a waste of time and effort.

The book The Body Ecology Diet: Recovering Your Health and Rebuilding Your Immunity explains that the blood type diet books provide valuable clues about which foods may suit us best, but that it should be considered a theory still in development. The author points out that:

- The research has not been adapted for those with Candida issues, acidic conditions or other serious immune disorders.
- The blood type diet does not emphasise the importance of eating cultured foods. For example, type Os are advised to cut out brassica vegetables such as cabbage entirely as they affect thyroid function. This may make the diet needlessly limited. But all that is needed is for these foods to be cultured, and they pose no problem! (That is a MASSIVE MASSIVE oversight for those of us with already very limited diets!)
- No protein guide is given for vegetarian type Os and Bs.
- Food combining is ignored.
- All blood types are advised to avoid apple cider vinegar, which is highly medicinal, aids digestion and is alkalising.
- Food preparation methods are not discussed which can make some foods well tolerated. (Soaked almonds and cabbage made into sauerkraut are very different to raw or roasted almonds and plain cabbage, for example.)
- Lots of foods that feed yeast are recommended on the diet.
- Unfermented soy is recommended, despite the fact this is difficult to digest and unhealthy.
- Dairy is given undue importance and over recommended.
- Wheat may cause problems for all blood types yet it is recommended on this diet for some blood types.
- The blood type diet advises avoiding coconut oil, and supports many of the myths surrounding this excellent food as explained in Know Your Fats : The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils and Cholesterol.
- No distinction is made between refined and unrefined oils.
- Many of the fruits and vegetables on the allowed lists and the avoid lists for each blood type do not seem to tally with the author's experience with patients and for the most part, all the blood types do well eating the same fruits and vegetables (with the exception of tomatoes).

But this blood type diet book can still improve your health possibly, because:

1. It advises cutting out junk food.

2. It advises choosing higher quality *organic* vegetables, fruit and meats and eggs.

3. It advises upping your vegetable intake.

4. It advises lots of people to cut out foods such as dairy, grains and legumes - which are some of the most common food allergens, which most people have no idea they are allergic to. The lectins in grains and legumes also cause a lot of problems for many people.

5. It advises lots of people to cut out foods such as grains and legumes - which are very high carbohydrate. This will lead to easy weight loss for lots of people.

Considering these 5 factors alone, almost anyone would benefit from going on this diet. These are 5 pieces of simply excellent advice! But you would also get many of the same benefits from following any healthy whole food eating plan or at least any which avoided recommending grain and legume consumption, as all the Paleo diet books do.

If you do have allergies or a problem dealing with carbohydrates, or a need for lots of fat and protein in your diet, you better hope you are a type O though. The basics of the type 0 program happen to fit me well by chance (though it doesn't at all fit family members of mine that have the same blood type) but I bet lots of others that aren't Os do poorly eating such a high carb diet so high in grains and legumes! (This must be why the author has revised down the amount of grains it is okay for non-Os to eat, in more recent books.)

The author's belief in the blood type diet concept seems to have escalated to faith, as one reviewer said.

It cannot hurt to try this diet for a short time, probably. But there are far easier ways to go about getting healthy and losing weight that are nowhere near as enormously complicated, or as needlessly restrictive, potentially. You might start with a simple book on nutrition and eating real food such as Real Food: What to Eat and Why or, if you desire to lose weight as well as improve your health, Eat Fat, Lose Fat: The Healthy Alternative to Trans Fats.

If you suspect that you may have an issue with grains and legumes (and/or want to lose weight while getting healthier), then you might want to read some of the books on the Paleo diet and try this diet for a while. There are lots of good books on this topic including The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy (Primal Blueprint Series) as well as lots of free information online.

If you suspect you have food allergies you may want to have ELISA testing done, do some pulse testing, go on an elimination diet and then a 4 day rotation diet. You may also want to look into issues surrounding having a 'leaky gut' which is one of the main causes of food allergies. Suspect leaky gut if you have been a heavy user of NSAIDs, aspirin, ibuprofen etc. Books such as No More Heartburn: Stop the Pain in 30 Days--Naturally! : The Safe, Effective Way to Prevent and Heal Chronic Gastrointestinal Disorders can be helpful in treating this condition.

To read about the fats we all need you may want to read Know Your Fats : The Complete Primer for Understanding the Nutrition of Fats, Oils and Cholesterol and Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food.

All of these books have a solid scientific basis. Eat real food, consider that you may have hidden food allergies and try to find the diet that suits YOU as an individual, I say!

At best this book promotes a very incomplete and flawed theory that only explains one small part of the science of what we should each be eating and why, rather than the whole answer. Unfortunately the issue relies on many other factors in addition to blood type and is far more complicated.

To read about how to best treat environmental allergies and chemical sensitivity I highly recommend Detoxify or Die.

I quite enjoyed finding out what blood type I was finally! I'm an O negative blood type. It always felt weird that I didn't know this.

The three stars in this rating are for the 5 excellent diet tips included in this book, as listed above, plus some of the information on common allergens in this book. (I read this book and 'Eat Right 4 Your Type' together and this is a review of them both really.)

Jodi Bassett, The Hummingbirds' Foundation for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

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"The "blood type" diet is more hype than substance. I am a blood type "A" eating a blood type "O" diet and doing fabulously. The "Eat Right for Your Blood Type" thing is just bad science, in a nutshell." Nora Gedgaudas, author of Primal Body, Primal Mind
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Jul 09, 2016

Currently, I'm doing some research into naturopathy to determine whether it may help me manage certain health issues more effectively than traditional, Western medicine. I skimmed this book, which is easy to do if you skip to the bits about your blood type after reading the introduction.

The introductory material is rather skimpy and may have been more convincing if there was simply more of it. Recent studies have debunked the blood type diet's effectiveness, but I have found useful tools in Currently, I'm doing some research into naturopathy to determine whether it may help me manage certain health issues more effectively than traditional, Western medicine. I skimmed this book, which is easy to do if you skip to the bits about your blood type after reading the introduction.

The introductory material is rather skimpy and may have been more convincing if there was simply more of it. Recent studies have debunked the blood type diet's effectiveness, but I have found useful tools in various diet plans that can be used in an overarching, customized approach to eating. However, I didn't find anything in this book that was not better-presented in other books.

Generally, reducing processed foods should help you to lose weight. But, it's entirely possible to follow this blood type diet and have issues. For example, I'm allergic to walnuts and receive an itchy rash any time walnuts sneak into tasty things like carrot cake. Yet, walnuts are listed as super beneficial.

Also, this approach dos not take into account the impact on hormone balance. It is recommended, for example, that my blood type acquire the bulk of protein intake from soy and soy products. Soy has been linked to increased estrogen levels, which may not be useful for all people who have a certain blood type throughout all phases of life.

As another reviewer commented, there is no information about whether certain preparation techniques, cooking methods, food/herb combinations, etc. best support the diet plan. Ah, well, on to the next!
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May 20, 2015

Skimmed all obviously relevant sections and read the overview chapters. I'll try one of his other books. This one didn't have enough research results for me. Also, it is not internally consistent: too many exceptions/allowances without rational. If they are all valid exceptions to his "rules,", then there's not too much of a premise left. I tried this one because a friend recommended the author.
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Jul 07, 2014

Wouldn't buy the book, as the info is a lot of the same info in the bigger books, but there was some vital info about allergies that we are putting into place.

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