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Re: Type A+ Did Well on Zone Diet, Now Incorporating Blood Type Diet

Posted By: Peter D'Adamo
Date: February 09, 1997 at 22:40:10

In Response To: Type A+ Did Well on Zone Diet, Now Incorporating Blood Type Diet (Malcolm Shrimplin)

Dear Malcolm,

I don't recommend that type A's do that much physical type exercise. Now, before you groan , let me say that you can do a program incorporating running etc, but you must also seek to incorporate flexibility and mind-expanding forms of physical activity. You might say that perhaps your fatigue is "nervous" rather than "physical". Why not try to blend a bit of both? I'm sure you will find your foray into Hatha or Bikram yoga well-worth the investigation. A good goal for all type A's is to be more flexible and supple at age 65 than they are today. BTW, A's don't do so well on corn and many don't have the ability to handle wheat well until they have done the A diet for a while. Brown rice and some of the "designer grains" such as quinois or millet can sometimes substitute.

As far as dairy, A's don't do well with the predominant protein in milk: casein, and perhaps this explains why casein in early life has been implicated in juvenile diabetes, a disease with a known predilection for type A. This apparently is immune related: they sometimes make antibodies to casein which cross-react with the Langerhans cells of the pancreas. Dairy also tend to make type A's very mucousy and congested.

Peanut oil is not recommended becasue many of these types of oils can be problems in type A. The amount in peanuts, on the other hand, would not usually present a problem.

Thanks for writing, and lease stay in touch.

Peter






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