Eat Right for Your Type Complete Blood Type Encyclopedia
Eat Right for Your Type Complete Blood Type Encyclopedia

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Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo has established himself as the world's most popular and respected authority on the connection between blood type and eating, cooking and living. Eat Right 4 Your Type, Cook Right 4 Your Type, and Live Right 4 Your Type have created an international phenomenon.

Now comes the essential reference book to answer all your questions about conditions, herbs, supplements, medication and food. From asthma to sore throat, from cancer to thrombosis, this guide recommends treatment for hundreds of conditions, citing rigorous studies that detail the frequency and severity of the conditions for each blood type.

Customer Reviews:

  • does not work
    Book was in great shape- fast service. Exemplary from the seller.
    Content does not work, in fact, I gained 15 lbs while using it. Had to go to the complete opposite for my bloodtype!...more info
  • 1st diet, last diet?
    Having studied, tried, or heard about many "health diets" in the last 35 years, I have always wondered why distinguished health professionals would produce diets that were so contradictory to one other. After all, it's the same human body we're talking about, right?

    This book is the most complete in a series of books that answers these questions in a way that passes scientific muster. Of course we are not all the same, but why?

    The answer lies in the fact that we each have a unique genetic heritage that dictates how we react to the foods we eat. The basic premise of Dr. D'Adamo's book reflects current thinking on the anthropological origins of our various blood types, which, although similar, are different enough to provoke adverse reactions not only to each other, but to foods that share the chemical markers of those various blood types.

    If I can sum up my experience with this book in one sentence, it is this: If thousands of years of history of Homo Sapiens can be seen as a long dance of adaptation between plants and animals, we would all do well to know what our genetic ancestors adapted to, and stick to it. This book will help you do just that!

    Individuals new to the study of genetics may find the science in this book to be quite overwhelming, as well as the many pages of footnotes.

    I say bring it on! To those who say this is pseudoscience: Give this book a try. You may just discover what foods make you feel, think, and look your best, and discover why at the same time!...more info

  • More scientifically oriented than Eat Right...
    I admit it: I was suspicious of this diet. Before examining this book, I thought the diet sounded very "fad-like" (and I remain wholly unconvinced by the personality-trait correspondences which are NOT essential to the scientific basis of the diet, just a curiosity). I read negative reviews and their justifications. What I noticed was that most of these reviews sounded a lot like the criticisms leveled at the Atkins diet, a diet that does work for a lot of people (though not all--this book makes clear why) that have since been disproven by double-blind studies. A number noted that d'Adamo's theories weren't backed up by scientific research. Fair enough; this book cites double-blind studies and peer-reviewed research extensively, far more so than the Eat Right and Cook Right books. It also fine-tunes some of the earlier findings. This is ongoing research, something you just don't see in proponents of "fad" diets. D'Adamo has clearly been listing to his critics, and makes every attempt to clarify, fine-tune, and explain how all of this works.

    I picked this book--and the diet--up when I browsed it in the store and noted that the medical problems in my family charted almost exactly with the risk factors for blood type. (Blood type correlations with disease have actually been established in peer-reviewed medical journals for a long time, although they aren't much talked about.) I tried the diet. I'm about three weeks in. I've lost 10 pounds, my digestive problems are much improved, I feel more energetic, I don't crave sweets, and -- the most convincing thing for me, because I wasn't looking for it and therefore can't attribute it to the placebo effect -- the morning stiffness I've had for 30 years is gone. It takes at least a week for things to kick in--especially if one has increased intestinal permeability due to intestinal damage--but it does, and for many, myself included, the results are quite profound.

    I am not a scientist, nor am I claiming that d'Adamo has everything right. There are some typos in the book, although most misprints are corrected on the website ( to find, but worth looking. This is ongoing research, however. D'Adamo also uses that site to update new findings on food compatibility. I think this diet could easily be used in conjunction with others appropriate to type. For instance, type O people will do well with Atkins as long as they cut out the wheat gluten and dairy; people with food allergies may have to limit intake of more foods than he lists. He suggests 70-80% compliance works for most people.

    Even the critics suggest that this diet isn't likely to harm anyone. I fully expect some version of this to be exonerated as fully as, if not more than, Atkins. In the meantime, this is a great resource, it's interesting reading even for the healthy, and it is more likely to engage a reader like myself who likes to see detailed scientific justification before jumping into a health plan....more info

  • Physical Results May Vary!
    I was considering adopting a vegitarian diet due to my many health problems and my mother told me about this book and the benefits her friends have had. So I bought the book and the information was quite facinating. It was like reading my physical autobiography, so I started the diet and I've been on it for 4 weeks and I have had no weight loss. Why..I don't know, but my energy levels have dropped significantly although I must say that my overall shape has changed. It appears that either I'm toning or I'm loosing muscle mass. The books were an easy read, but the thing I find most confusing is this concept of using herbs for ailments and overal health, there are sooooo many herbs out there for every kind of physical issue good or bad and I'm confused as to just how many pills can one person take?! I want to buy the right kind of vitamins and minerals for my body, but even on the website there are 5 or more kinds of pills that I should take, not to mention the shakes, bars and extra health meds that they recommend. I'm sorry to say that I have learned why I am sensitive to certain foods and why I've gained weight, but as to how to fix the problem, there seem to be too many pills and sometimes conflicting pieces of advice. In all, I'm more confused than I was when I was in the dark. So to all of you who have been successful with this diet, BRAVO to you, but for those of you who have bodies that are far more complex than diets and "all natural" foods, I feel you and maybe we'll find the REAL solution someday together....more info
  • This helped me
    Amazing results! I had really strange digestion problems I knew were being mis diagnosed. After reading this, and following the diet, in 2 days I'm not sick anymore and don't take ANY stomach meds after 5 yrs. of sickness. Check it out....more info
  • non sence.
    The Word says that my people parish for the lack of knowledge. please imform youselves with this imformation, it is from God. He said tha a wise man search the deep things of God, ya even then the deep calleth to the deep. WISDOM is not hidden to those who seek it! ...more info
  • Comprehensive Volume for All Following the ER4YT Program
    This updated 2002 volume supercedes D'Adamo's original title ER4YT as it adds secretor/non-secretor practical information regarding food choices for those who wish to further refine their diet.
    Set up in an alphabetically arranged encyclopedia format, the text covers topics that range from the anthropology of the blood types, the history of blood types in medicine, a listing of conditions and diseases with relation to blood type and food choices for all 4 types.
    If you are an advocate of the ER4YT program, this book is a must as is the delightful cookbook, 'Cook Right For Your Type'. I have been on the program at the advice of my health care provider for over 2 months and have slimmed down without really dieting all while feeling a heck of a lot better. Referring to this book, the cookbook as well as the original ER4YT help keep you interested --- as boredom resulting from monotonous food choices seems to be one of my number one problems with staying with any program....more info
  • This book needs more information
    This book needs more information and some sort of telephone numbers or contacts to understand what exactly need to be done for certain problems. For example, it recommends some protocols to use, but it is not clear as to we should use all of it at one time or are they optional, meaning can we use any one of them. It will also be helpful if it says where these are available. This book was not as helpful as I expected it to be....more info
  • Lifestyle Changer
    Simply the best thing I've ever done for my body. If you are tired of dieting why not trade in the foods your body can't process for those it can?

    I haven't felt this good since I was a teenager (and that's been a few decades). The website is great also....more info
  • Didn't work for me.
    Some people swear by these blood type diets, and their logic sort of makes sense. I tried it seriously for 3 months and I didn't notice a difference in my health status or energy level. Oh well. [...] offers a nutrition-typing program that I might try but it sounds a little subjective....more info
  • Type A - avoid DAIRY is you are asthmatic! so very true!

    I just started reading this book, May 2009. I am a 40 year old female, from New York.
    I had heard about it years ago, and what it indicated for my blood type, A. I have always wanted to be a vegitarian, since a teenage, but could never fully make the 'leap'. I have always disliked meat, and stopped eating red meat in 1996, and only ate poultry from then until 2008.
    I have had asthma since the age of 2 years old, and have been on daily medication for the last 25 years. I also had allergies, which may or may not have been attributed to living with cats.
    Since 4/2008, I started a VEGAN diet- which I love! About 3 months into the Vegan diet, I tried to go off of my daily Advair, but after a week, felt too tight in the chest. I tried again a couple of months later, and after the first couple of weeks getting used to the different feeling in my chest/breathing- I was able to completely stop all meds for asthma! ( I also no longer have cats)
    I can only attribute this to stopping all dairy in my diet! Even when getting exerted, which would always bring on the chest tightness, I have not needed my rescue inhaler. Even while having a long 3 week bout with chest congestion from a cold during the winter months, I didnt have any asthma symptoms! (I was quite shocked by that! I thought surely being congested would bring it on)
    Last month I visited with family in Florida that had a dog, I took daily OTC allergy pills and didnt have any sneezing/wheezing at all! Normally, I couldnt stay more than a couple of hours in anyones house if they had a dog (even while on Rx meds for allergies/asthma) without wheezing and sneezing!
    So, my suggestion to anyone out there with asthma who is a type A- try getting off of the dairy (soy is a great alternative!) I know how hard it is, I LOVE (loved?) cheese! But, stick with it and you may just became asthma-free! Also, try reading the book 'Skinny Bitch' if you want more encouragement on removing dairy from your diet.

    I read in this book about how dairy affects type A's with asthma, and it couldnt have been more true for me! Remember, I went off dairy 4/2008 and didnt read the book until 5/2009!

    I will start incorporating more of the ideas in this book into my diet, to see what else can be done.
    The hard one is going to be giving up tomatoes!

    I wish everyone luck with their health~

    Alexis Powers - ...more info
  • Eat right for your type complete bloo type encyclopedia
    My doctor and and health food store recommended the book and it works....more info
  • Interesting and helpful
    This book gives you a diferent perspective on how/what to eat based on your blood type.
    ( It's good to know your blood type before reading it :-)
    It has been very helpful to me and my family. ...more info
  • Very helpful book for improving heatlh
    I suffer from serious food allergies and found that Dr. D'Adamos books are super helpful for me. Most everything he writes that Blood type 0 shouldn't eat is something that I have found the hard way (thru expensive blood testing and skin tests) is something I shouldn't eat. Now if I could only find a way to keep following what he tells me to do.
    I highly recommend his books, Alice...more info
  • Lose plenty of pounds
    Lots of information in this handy reference guide that will see you lose plenty of pounds....more info
  • Blood type: Lose weight and gain weight
    While the book provides information on medical conditions and how to overcome them by knowing your blood type and eating appropriately, I felt it lacked a section on definitions for lay readers of this book. Also, I would have liked to see a more broad section on eating strategies for readers who need to gain weight based on their blood type....more info
  • Right on Target
    The Eat Right for Your Type Complete Blood Type Encyclopedia is an excellent reference tool. If you are serious about changing your lifestyle for the better, you won't want to pass up this book. It is an easy read with a lot of information. One of the best investments you will ever make....more info
  • How to Treat Your Illness or Disease with Relevant Herbs
    Dr. Peter D'Adamo has written a very interesting adjunct to his superb book, Live Right 4 Your Type. If you have already read that earlier book, you will find this book adds to your knowledge by letting you know about the latest research about the statistical correlations of various diseases and illnesses to those with various blood types.

    I wrote down the illnesses that I have more frequently than other people I know, and the diseases I have experienced before reading this book. I checked my experience against what the book reports, and found a high correlation (I have had two additional problems not typical of my Type O blood, and have not experienced three problems often associated with Type O people). I did the same for my wife, who has a different blood type, and found that her pattern reasonably closely matched what is described in the book as well. Then, the book has an excellent discussion of why people with each blood type can be affected differently by each illness or disease. You are also given extensive suggestions for herbal therapies that match your herb type. I have not had experiences with the herbs that were suggested for me, so I cannot comment on how relevant they are. If you already use herbs to improve conditions, you will probably adore this book. If you don't use many herbs, you will probably appreciate understanding more about the potential strengths and weaknesses of your blood chemistry. The book is quite thorough in providing articles you can read for more details, and where to access these articles on-line.

    If you have not read Live Right 4 Your Type, you will find that this book covers almost the same background material but at a much higher level of abstraction. There is a fairly complete discussion of how blood types seem to have developed and what their chemical implications are. In other ways, the book is quite complete in similarity to the earlier ones. For example, you get the food indications for each blood type, essentially like the information in both Eat Right 4 Your Type and Live Right 4 Your Type.

    Many people are skeptical about Dr. D'Adamo's work. I found him careful about what he had to say. For example, he notes that the risk charts in the book describe how blood type "in conjunction with other factors . . . may be [associated with] an increased risk for developing a certain disease."

    As to the diseases and illnesses, I was impressed to see how much different cancers were broken down by the part of the body affected while different infections were also segmented.

    I always find it helpful to keep the research-based associations to blood type in mind when I read other books about nutrition, health, and diseases. Perhaps someday other health authors will add this perspective to their work, as well. Until then, I am very grateful to Dr. D'Adamo for helping me understand how to make the most out of being a Type O person!

    How can you turn your strengths and weaknesses into resources for improving the quality of your life . . . and those you care about?

    Keep your mind and your body full of the most helpful resources you can add!

    ...more info

  • Eat for Your Blood Type Encyclopedia
    This is a wonderful instruction book on how to eat right and maintain good health. For those with the rare blood types, it is especially helpful. Many friends has asked me to order them a copy and so far six copies have been distributed. One of the best books to have in your kitchen!...more info
  • Answered many questions about my health issues...
    Dont have a lot of time so I will make it short and sweet. I have always wondered things such as why Wheat and Corn made me feel tired. Now I know. Many, many other similar discoveries found through this book. Highly, highly recommend it!...more info
  • Eat Right for Your Blood Type
    A must read book for everyone who is serious about health - as a pharmacist for almost 30 years, I have been wondering why certain medications would work for some people and why it doesn't work for others - I found the answers, finally. It is very important for some people to eat what is best for their blood type in order to get well. 1 of my pharmacy students lost over 20 lbs in just a few months and she has been keeping her weight down thru eating accordingly! ...more info
  • it was okay
    I bought the book thinking that it would help me learn how to eat for my blood type but I find it very difficult to follow and difficult to read it. This is more like an index for health problems and if you are susseptible to them by what your blood type is. ...more info
  • Eat Right for Your Blood Type by Dr. D'Adamo
    This is a top medical reference in the alternative medicinal
    area. The book discusses dietary implications based upon blood
    types. For instance, Type A is the agrarian which is comfortable with grains and livestock. Blood type B people require a
    balanced diet of meat and dairy. (B-Antigen) Type AB is the
    modern man with an inherited tolerance of AB with enhanced
    abilities to manufacture more antibodies. (A & B antigen)
    The blood type is key to the immune system. Blood type 0
    persons have no antigens. (Anti-A and Anti-B antibodies)
    Type B people may have milk ; whereas, Type A people tend
    to have systems which agglutinate and reject it.

    The author mentions an Indican urine scale for bowel
    putrification; wherein, the liver and intestines do not
    metabolize proteins. Instead; they produce indols- toxic
    byproducts on the Indican Scale. Foods with toxic Indicans
    should be avoided. i.e. Bologna which magnifies nitrites

    Lactin activity inflames the intestines, causes bloating and
    slows food metabolism. Blood type O discourages the
    metabolism of animal protein. This type person needs lean and chemical - free meat, fish and chicken. Wheat gluten slows the
    metabolism and interferes with insulin efficiency.
    Kelp, seafood,liver, kale, spinach,brocolli and red meat
    are ideal for metabolism and weight loss/stabilization.
    Bacon, ham, pork, American cheese, cheddar and ice cream
    should be minimized. Soy may be utilized as a good alternate
    to the dairy group. Flax oil and olive oil are beneficial.
    Corn oil and peanut oil should be avoided. Type B persons
    have stronger immune systems and may eat meat, green veggies,
    eggs, liver, licorace tea and ginger. Type AB persons benefit
    from TOFU, dairy , green veggies and millet.

    Persons with sinusitis and Type B should avoid fenugreek.
    Type O persons should avoid alfalfa. Type B persons react
    badly to vaccines. Type A persons should avoid cayenne due
    to potential nausea. Type O and B should avoid aloe vera juice.

    This book contains a wealth of important dietary material.
    It should be read carefully. The contents should be placed
    in a daily diary for maximum benefit and systematic
    measurement of progress. The book is worth the price.
    I find the information content of this book nowhere else.
    For this reason alone, the book should be purchased and
    read carefully....more info

    Peter D'Adamo has proven his expertise in the areas of food, nutrition and health in general. His previous books of the "well-known 4's" - "Eat Right", "Cook Right" and "Live Right" have become extremely popular and offer new insight into choosing the right foods based on your blood type. I have been following Peter's advice for years and as his books will reveal, "you are exactly what youe eat." His theories on how to improve one's health, energy and general feeling of well being are based on sound, reliable research.

    This encyclopedia contains some of the information found in his previous books but he expands on his topics in greater detail. There is extremely helpful information provided on herbs and supplements for those who are into natural healing alternatives. The author also expands on various diseases and, with cancer being one of most-feared diseases, the information presented here was particularly informative and helpful. Whether it be cancer, diabetes or heart disease, most people probably worry about these life-threatening diseases at some point in their lives, particularly as we grow older. D'Adamo makes mention of various studies which support the claims he makes for his theories on various blood types.

    This "Complete Blood Type Encyclopedia", like all of D'Adamo's other books, is highly recommended and worth far more than five stars in the rating. Thank you, Peter, for providing such enlightening reading material, which may ultimately help prolong our lives and improve the quality of our daily living....more info

  • blood type diet
    If you buy into the possibilities, it can be beneficial. Both my husband and I have felt better since trying to follow this. I can't say any real weight loss, but definitely feel much better!...more info


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