Lesson Three: Eat Right For Your Type
Now that you know your ABO blood type,
you can begin your journey with the Blood Type Diet.
As with any journey, you will need a
The best guide for the Blood Type Diet
beginner is Dr. D'Adamo's first, most popular and best-known book, Eat
Right 4 Your Type (ER4YT). This NY Times best-selling book is considered
a landmark in nutrition, having received numerous awards, including
being named one of 'the ten most important health books ever
written.' ER4YT has been translated into more than sixty
languages, and ten years after its publication, remains a bestseller.
It is also the most 'user-friendly' of
the blood type books.
So, you should now get a copy of
ER4YT. This should be quite easy. It is widely available at most
booksellers and Internet sites such as Amazon.com, and many libraries have a copy on hand. You can also order a copy through the online NAP store.
here to order Eat
Right 4 Your Type.
Reading ER4YT will also help you to become familiar
with the science behind the Blood Type Diet. You will learn:
- How blood type influences digestion,
and why different blood types have different strengths and
- How anthropology has shaped the
characteristics of each blood type.
- How lectins in the diet often
determine what foods are good or bad for a particular blood type.
Take a look at the diet that is specific
for your blood type. You will notice that certain foods are considered
'neutral' or 'avoid' or 'beneficial'. This is different from virtually
all other diet books, which tend to only classify foods by their
macronutrient content, such as 'low carb' or 'low fat'.
To find out whether a food
is good or bad for your type, you can access TYPEbase4, an
online database of Blood Type Diet food values. Bear in mind that most people are secretors, so the secretor values in TYPEbase4 would be the ones to start with.
Key Point: The secret behind the success of eating for
your blood type: Each food has a specific value for each specific
here to open the TYPEbase4 database.
TIP: Make a shopping list
Key Point: Making a
list of foods that are right for your type will help you organize
your shopping and help you familiarize yourself with the diet for your
RESOURCE: Blood Type Diet Food and
Key Point: North
American Pharmacal (NAP), is a company that produces many blood type
specific and blood type friendly products. Two such products are the Blood
Type Diet Food and Beverage Guide Pocket Books and Wallet Cards, which both are handy and summarize the diet for each blood type. They easily fit into a purse or wallet.
Click here for more information on Blood
Type Diet Food and Beverage Guide Pocket Books and Wallet Cards
RESOURCE: International Editions
Key Point: ER4YT is
available in virtually every major language spoken.
here to access the list of all international editions and the address of
OK, so now you know your ABO type and
are busy reading ER4YT! Click
on the NEXT LESSON link below and let's discuss some survival