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Review of The GenoType Diet from Publisher's Weekly:
The GenoType Diet: Change Your Genetic Destiny to Live the Longest, Fullest and Healthiest Life Possible
Peter J. D'Adamo with Catherine Whitney. Broadway, $24.95 (272p) ISBN 978-0-7679-2524-2
Broadening his approach to diet and health beyond the four blood types, naturopathic physician D'Adamo (Eat Right 4 Your Type) profiles six GenoTypes and explains how readers can reprogram gene responses to lose and maintain weight, repair cells, avoid illness and age well. D'Adamo draws on epigenetics, the study of the interaction between genes and environment, to argue that tailoring diet and lifestyle to "GenoTypesâ€? (genetic survival strategies that predate ethnicity and race and correspond to such external traits as body type, jaw shape and teeth patterns) is the most effective means to achieve optimum health.
While conditions in the prenatal environmentâ€”our own and our ancestorsâ€”have profound effects on our genes, D'Adamo contends, readers can take control of their inheritance by turning on positive genes and silencing negative ones through methylation, histone acetylation and other biological processes. He provides methods for readers to determine their types; these include body measurements, fingerprints, and personal and family history. D'Adamo's dietary recommendations are flexible and consist of lists of foods that enhance each GenoType and foods to limit or avoid, but readers can find meal plans and recipes on the author's Web site.
D'Adamo's engaging writing style, enthusiasm for his subject and personalized advice will appeal to those who enjoy taking a hands-on approach to their health and exploring new theories. (Jan.)
The GenoType Diet website has a splash page up. You may want to have a look around. I think it goes 'live' sometime late this month.
Waterfront Media, the folks doing the website, have really impressed me with their dedication to maintaining the highest quality standards. Coming from someone who (until very recently; see #3) has personally programmed every single line of code on this website, that probably says something. Some of the specialized software that will be on the site (such as their diet tracker) are unique widgets that they have developed over the years, so I'm interested in seeing how these tools will work with The GenoType System.
I'd like to take a moment of your time to tell you about a wonderful man who helps me on this website. Don St. John has helped countless confused and wide-eyed newcomers successfully navigate around this www.dadamo.com site. He has clocked in countless hours selflessly administering the BTD Forums, pruning, guiding and tweaking so that these bulletin boards remain family friendly, supportive, and reliable. An IfHI Fellow, Don has recently dusted off a few of his old programming neurons and jumped into directly coding the site.
Not just HTML mind you, but Perl and PHP (the real stuff).
There are so many people who contribute on a daily basis to making this site wonderful.
Hopefully, you know who you are and know that as I celebrate one of your own, I thank you all as well.
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