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The tier system in Live Right for Your Type seems to confuse a lot of people, particularly those new to the Blood Type Diet.
Now obviously you should try to get as many Beneficial foods into your diet as possible, followed by Neutral foods and if at all possible no avoids.
My understanding of the food tier system is that if you are in reasonable to normal health you should be looking at as many Tier 1 foods as possible either Beneficial or Neutral. Tier 2 Beneficial foods should be included in your diet if you are suffering or recovering from illness.
All Beneficial foods act as a natural medicine to your body, Neutral foods by the very name neither give any great benefit or harm to the body and avoids are just that. If you type in a food on the Type Base you will find the reason for not including that food in your particular diet. Eating Beneficial foods in one or the other Tiers does not then allow room for including avoid foods from the other Tier. The two work together and it will be better for your body in the long run to include as many Beneficial foods as you can regardless of which Tier they belong in.
If you wish to seek professional clarification on the Tier system drop a line to the guy who knows Dr D’Adamo or to Heidi’s On The Diet question and answer segment.
I can only re-iterate this is my understanding of the system, but if it says Beneficial or Neutral go for it. If it says Avoid, do just that.
I would be pleased to get any feedback from you if I am misunderstanding the Tier concept.
If it says Beneficial of course that doesn’t exclude any foods you may have problems with. My Wife [AB] is unable to eat a number of Beneficial foods in her group because of lifelong allergic reaction which triggers Migraine. So you still have to use a bit of common sense.