Archives for: April 2008, 09
We have made it through one of the gloomiest winters to date. Spring has taken her sweet time getting here, and we’ve all been feeling a little Vitamin D deprived!
It’s been astounding to me to witness the increased awareness of Eat Right 4 Your Type since the launch of The GenoType Diet. Eat Right is continually #1 or #2 on the Amazon Healthy books bestsellers list, and two weeks ago, Peter had 5 books in the top 25!
It’s interesting for me to talk with people about Blood Type and GenoType, and I am always surprised when I make these synchronistic connections. In February, I was flying back from vacation, and as the flight was over booked, we had our seats split so that two of us sat in one spot and two in another. As I sat down grumbling about being in the last row of the plane, I was greeted with a wide open smile from the woman sitting in the window seat. We started talking, and we realized that we shared a number of interests as women and as parents with college bound children. Conversation turned to our work, and alas! She not only knew of the blood type diet, but she follows it herself and she has close family friends who had had tremendous experiences with it. It was the fastest flight I had ever been on, and it ended with us snapping pictures of each other and Peter in the airport and the promise to stay in touch…which we have.
March arrived, and my dear friend, Regina, invited me to a spring concert she underwrites for Dorot (www.dorotusa.org), a center in NYC that supports the elderly population on the upper west side. I went to the concert (which was sublime) and then afterwards to the reception. I was speaking with the executive director, who asked me what I do. I mentioned Blood Type and GenoType, and she gasped. She grabbed a woman sitting in the office off the reception room who had just been to the NY Open Center lecture that Peter gave two weeks ago. We talked about the difference this work has made in her life, and it reminded me of the tremendous value this work holds for people who are committed to living their healthiest lives.
It starts with a drop of blood, and no matter how often I’ve seen someone’s blood type come to life on the blood typing kit card, I am always caught by the magical, mysterious wisdom of nature. This quality continues with GenoType…the awe of seeing our uniqueness in our fingerprints, and the power that these black smudges offer as we design our health and wellness strategies for ourselves, our families and those we love (or like, or work with or sit next to on a plane!).
I was struck by how strongly people want to share this information with others…the excitement of having found something that answered a question for them and that helped them, and the desire to pass this along. This grassroots movement has been the foundation of the growth of the blood type concept, and we see this at work as more and more people hear about GenoType. A great example of this is Larry Nesbit, and the Eat Righter’s community he has built in Crossville, TN. Larry has brought together more than 800 people, teaches weekly classes on how to incorporate these principles into daily life, built a thriving co-op and has dedicated himself to sharing the life changing opportunities that come from living an authentic “right 4 your type” life. As one of our IfHI masters, Larry has undertaken the huge task of hosting a training in Crossville in October 2008, which will be the first ever IfHI-supported training held by one of our members. It’s a one day intensive, and Peter will be teaching the foundations of blood type and genotype, Larry will be teaching how to incorporate these practices into day to day life, and IfHI will offer the fellow exam for attendees who would like to take this work further in their lives.
Hope to see some of you there.