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The Blood Type Diet Archives Volume 15

Tiers (T1 and T2)

Posted By: Peter D'Adamo
Date: Tuesday, 26 December 2000, at 7:07 p.m.

Tier One (T1): Most Therapeutic Beneficals, Most Harmful Avoids

Neutral: No Damage, No Benefit (as per blood type, anyway)

Tier Two (T2): Essentially 'Turbo-Charges' the diet. If you are ill, highly food sensitive, overweight or otherwise want to do the program 100% then use these values. Otherwise consider these foods as just more Neutrals.

Why was this done?

The Tier system is a response to hundreds of people asking 'What do I REALLY have to do to succeed on this diet? (Sort of like the blacksmith who asked the Rabbi to teach him the Torah while he stood on one foot.* ) How many times have you read something like 'I'm type O and healthy, do I have to avoid foods where vanilla is .0005% of the ingredients?' or, 'Does a type A do I REALLY have to eat snails?'

We probably lose a lot of potential long term adherents because the earlier (ER) system was perhaps too value laden... when maybe we should have provided the 'Cliff Notes' version that they could have integrated into their lives better.

The ill, fastidious, or otherwise miserable should essentially make no distinction. These people need/want to get the most out of the program. For them, a T1 Avoid or a T2 Avoid is an avoid.

*The Rabbi's answer: 'Don't do anything to someone that you would not want done to yourself. All the rest is commentary.'

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