Cook Right 4 Your Type

 
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Diet schemes come and go. Successful plans, backed by powerful media machines, become bestsellers with sequels and food-product lines. But with so many diet books on the market, how do you decide which plan is right for you? According to Peter D'Adamo, the answer depends on your blood type. In his first book, Eat Right 4 Your Type, D'Adamo, a naturopathic physician and researcher, makes interesting and unique connections between human evolution, blood type, diet, exercise, and health. Now, in Cook Right 4 Your Type: The Practical Kitchen Companion to Eat Right 4 Your Type, D'Adamo provides readers with:

  • Road maps and charts for each of the four blood types, detailing which foods and beverages to consume and which to avoid
  • Tips for starting and sticking with the diet and matching your menu to your blood type
  • Thirty-day meal plans to help you stay healthy, live longer, and achieve your ideal weight
  • More than 200 healthy and easy recipes keyed to blood type
While D'Adamo's theories challenge common nutrition wisdom and his diet can be difficult to follow, Cook Right 4 Your Type will make his advice a little easier to swallow. --Ellen Albertson

After nearly twenty years of research, Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo revealed the connection between blood type, diet, and health in Eat Right 4 Your Type. Now, with a team of chefs, he helps you design a total health program that's right for your blood type. Cook Right 4 Your Type is the essential guide for living with a sensible diet individualized for you that allows you to eat food that seems like a major indulgence. With possibilities ranging from lamb stew to lemon squares, and braised vegetables to delicious soups, you'll barely notice you've started a regimen designed to optimize your health, your weight, and your total well-being. Cook Right 4 Your Type includes:* Individualized 30-day meal plans for each blood type* More than 200 great-tasting recipes* Food lists and shopping guides* An easy-to-follow food program

Customer Reviews:

  • Great Book
    I really didn't know what to expect when I ordered the book, but once I received it and read all the information and recipes and the foods I should have and the ones I shouldn't.. I was amazed! I love this book it was in perfect condition which I was very happy about, I have been following the diet and avoiding the foods I shouldn't have and believe it or not but I am actually feeling better. I am so glad my son told me about this book. He lost 80 lbs by following the Blood type diet. So it does work. Thank you
    Barbara S. from Indiana...more info
  • Eat right
    So far so good. It's a little difficult to completely change your eating but for sure beneficial....more info
  • Extremely Helpful
    A very helpful recipe guide for those who are serious about being well but lack cooking creativity.

    It has made a huge difference in my state of health and well being. Great Book....more info
  • Great ideas
    I havent really followed what this book says but it has some really good recipes and is packed full of information to help you follow the right path with the blood type diet. I hope to try to intergrate this into my daily life but it may be hard to make all the changes needed. ...more info
  • so disappointed.....
    I found Live Right For Your Type to be fascinating and I couldn't wait to get the cook book to make it easier for me to stick to the diet. These two books contradict each other left and right! One book says don't eat this, the other book says its okay to eat. The other book says this is okay to eat, and then the other book says, no! Don't eat this! WTF?? And the couple of recipes I tried were bland and boring and the sample menu is unrealistic to a full-time working person who doesn't have a lot of money. I am soooooo disappointed in this book. Did D'Adamo even author this book? I know its SAYS he did, but how could he not see all the contradictions?...more info
  • Learning to cook again
    Having adopted the approach of 'Eat right for your blood type' this book is proving an asset in making informed choices for meals. At my age I didn't want to change my cooking but the recipes contained are interesting and well explained so it has enthused me to continue....more info
  • loosing weight
    I am quite pleased with the easy to follow information in this book.
    Really love the fact that they have menus and recipes also. This makes following this life style ALOT easier for me. My husband and I both are impressed with our new eating regimes and although we are not the SAME blood type I am not having any difficulty making meals we can both share and enjoy. And we have both lost weight already after just two weeks on it, and don't feel we are suffering from the change of food we have omitted from our diets.

    If you are looking to follow eating right for your blood type THIS IS THE BOOK to get in order to do that......it has everything in it you need to know, as far as I am concerned.
    ...more info
  • Another cook book
    If you want to follow "Eat Right 4 your Blood Type" this book offers appropriate recipes and could actually be used to better understand some of the concepts presented in "Eat Right..."...more info
  • Cooking for your Blood Type
    Originally, my chiropractor turned me on to this way of eating. I read all the reference materials and thought I would give it a try, but it didn't work for my lifestyle. Although I do not plan to continue this program, the cookbook had wonderful recipes in it that were easily created using things in my pantry and refrigerator, as well as ingredients found at Wal-Mart and our local health food store. I recently gave this cookbook to my chiropractor and know he will make good use of it. He even makes "healthy" muffins and serves with individually brewed (regular OR decaf) cups of coffee on Monday mornings, so I'm sure there are things in the cookbook that he can prepare to help market the diet plan and the cookbook....more info
  • Good Supplement to Blood Type Diet Book
    Good additional book that teaches you how to cook for your bloodtype, especially if you are cooking for more than one blood type in your home. ...more info
  • Excellent dietary resource
    Low carb, low fat, high protein...AAAAGH! It's all too much! Speaking as someone who's tried them all, I'm partial to Dr. Peter D'Adamo's "Eat Right 4 Your Type", an eating program determined by your blood type. Interestingly, all blood types are encouraged to limit wheat and dairy. But not every type of food is good for all.

    Take Type O for example (my blood type). Type O's produce more stomach acid than any other blood type, which is why we're more prone to stomach ulcers. That also means we can digest red meat more easily than other blood types. Certain fruits should be eaten in abundance; almost all dark red, blue and purple fruits are encouraged for their alkaline properties, but avoid honeydew and cantaloupe, which have the highest mold count (Type O's are proven to be very sensitive to mold). Avoid or limit high acid fruits like oranges, tangerines and strawberries. Grapefruit, oddly enough, exhibits alkaline properties after consumption, so it can be included in the Type O diet. While beef is allowed, avoid bacon, goose, ham and pork.

    Type A's are encouraged to eat fish up to 3-4 times a week to complement vegetable protein, but avoid white fish such as halibut, hake, sole and flounder (they contain a lectin that can irritate the Type A digestive tract). Type A women with a family history of breast cancer should consider introducing escargot into their diets, which helps fight cancer. Most dairy products are not favorable to Type A's.

    Type B's do nicely on a variety of meats, but Type B's must avoid chicken, which contains a certin lectin in it's muscle tissue (particularly the breast meat)which disturbs a Type B's system and could potentially lead to stroke and autoimmune disorders. Olives should also be avoided because their molds can trigger allergic reactions. Magnesium is helpful for the Type B child who suffers from eczema. Unlike other blood types, Type B's can enjoy potatoes, yams and cabbage.

    Type AB's and Type A's frequently have weaker immune systems, so a diet rich in vegetables with phytochemicals is important. AB's inherhit mostly Type A intolerances and preferences for certain fruits, and so should avoid bananas, mangoes and guava. Lemons and grapefruits are excellent for AB's. Coffee is actually recommended for AB's because it has the same enzymes found in soy. Red wine is great for AB's because of it's cardiovascular benefits. AB's should avoid all pickled condiments because of their susceptibility to stomach cancer.

    There is more information to be had, and the list of do's and don'ts extend as far as beverages, spices and condiments. I can testify to the fact that this is a diet that works; I've lost 25 pounds in 3 months since following this eating program. This book also has a handy-dandy chart for each blood type to easily locate your specific needs. Not only that, but the chart is broken down by your ethincity and the amount of food you should have per week. For example, an Asian Type O may consume meat and poultry 3-5 X a week, but an African-American Type O can have as much as 5-7 servings a week. "Cook Right 4 Your Type" offers recipes for all blood types, and each recipe will tell you which blood types they're okay for. Don't worry if there are several Types to cater to (out of the 5 of us, 2 are Type A and 3 are Type O); there are recipes that are suitable for more than one type, making mealtime preparation easier. Try it for 2 weeks, and see if eliminating wheat and limiting dairy doesn't boost your energy and lift your allergies. Dr. D'Adamo has tested people of all blood types for his extensive research, and it seems his theory is correct. Eating right for your blood type is the way to go!...more info
  • Contradictory, and Missing 32 Pages
    First, my copy was missing pages 143 to 178. Next, the recommended meals for my blood type (O) included fettuccine, white wine, French bread, shortbread (flour and butter), pinto beans, apple juice, cookies -- these are "avoid" foods!

    I recently visited Montreal and lost 4 pounds in 5 days, eating in French restaurants. Typical meals were fillet of sole Portuguese style (with a tomato sauce), with sauted vegetables on the side; or duck with orange sauce and candied grapefruit, with pineapple, blueberries, and other fruits. Dr. D'Adamo is right -- if I eat only meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit I lose fat and feel great. Plus I love this food.

    But that's not what you'll find in "Cook Right for Your Type." This book seems to have nothing to do with "Eat Right for Your Blood Type." I've been following the diet for a couple months and have lost more than 10 pounds. I like the little "Food, Beverage, and Supplement Lists" book. But I can't recommend "Cook Right for Your Blood Type."
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    Review by Thomas David Kehoe, author of "Hearts and Minds: How Our Brains Are Hardwired for Relationships"...more info

  • a good read
    This book has a lot of informations on what to eat and what to avoid based on your blood types.... I have just speed read through it once, but I am going to reread it again...it does make a lot of sense about my blood type though..like what food I am supposed to avoid...I find the info quite useful..if you are new to the blood type diet as I am, you might want to try to borrow this book from your local library first before you buy it...a book worth reading.....more info
  • Great Variety of Recipes
    I dug out my copy of Peter D'Adamo's ER4YT after being told to embrace the diet by my health care practitioner. I admit to being skeptical at first, the idea of blood type having anything to do with what you ate, how you felt and what kind of personality you had seemed a bit far-fetched. I also wondered how I would adapt to the largely unavailable whole grains and Omega-3 rich fish that I was supposed to be eating. Unfortunately, I live in an area where whole foods are considered extravagently obsessive and seafood means shrimp and crawfish, both no-nos for me on this dieting plan. My shopping is now limited to a once a week foray into the city to the only Whole Food Market in the entire metro area! Nonetheless, I find the on-going results positive. I am eating lots of fruit, fish, the occasional chicken and turkey enhanced by lots of soy products. I have even begun juicing again, taking my juicer down from the supply closet where it was placed when I was in my low-carb phase. I have discovered Ezekial bread which makes a fantastic toast which I admit to pathetically dreaming about while I exercise prior to eating.
    I purchased this book to supplement my rather scant knowledge of vegetarian and whole food cuisine and have found it more than adequate. Each food group is represented by recipes that are specifically labeled as A, B, O or AB friendly. In addition, there are specific A,B,O or AB ingredients added or removed in certain recipes to make them extra friendly to your type--a nice lagnaippe! I have subtracted a star only because it does not have as many fish recipes as I would like!
    Best of all,I find that I have not tested any of the snack or dessert recipes. The reason for this is simple: I HAVE NOT HAD ANY DESIRE FOR SUGAR and absolutely no desire to eat in between meals. Since my body is happily receiving what it needs, it isn't bothering me with the constant craving I usually experience when using a different dieting plan. On the digestive end, I have not had any bloating or stomach aches, and I have been able to stop taking a popular and expensive fiber therapy!
    Keep in mind that if you are a mainstream eater---meals out of a box, or junk food junkie, you are going to have a difficult adjustment to make when trying or just reading this diet through the first time. I would recommend eliminating and adding foods little by little--in fact it may take years---until you are actually adhereing to all the diet advice given in the ER4YT books. I say this from my own experience which tends to get tired and burn out when the change is too great. Give it a shot--it may take a while to see results, but I think your body's acceptance and performance will tell the real story....more info
  • Just my type of book
    I like the way the book did the recipes. It wasn't broken down into one recipe for each blood type. It stated the recipe, then showed how beneficial or not that particular recipe was for each blood type. That way you can decide if you want to prepare a meal or not, or substitute certain items for others. There are two different blood types in my family and it would be hard to cook one dinner for one type and another dinner for the other type. I would like to see more recipes for vegetables other than squash & zucchini that could been consumed by both A's & O's though and also, more chicken & turkey recipes. Otherwise, my family loves the recipes and they are easy to make....more info
  • best book ever!
    I started doing this and within a few days my energy increased, mentally and physically I felt so much better....more info
  • Everybody should read and own this book!
    I read "Eat Right For Your Type" when it first came out a couple years ago, and I recommended the book to a friend of mine in her late forties that was suffering from fibromyalgia. My friend was a blood type O and thought she was eating healthy by eating lots of natural whole wheat bread, brewers yeast, alfalfa sprouts, yogurt, and drinking wheat grass juice, and eating no red meat. But she found her fibromyalgia kept getting worse, not better. She read the book and followed the blood type O Diet very closely. Six months later, my friend no longer suffered from fibromyalgia and was healthier than she had been in years. She is a therapist and she started recommending the book to patients of hers that had suffered from many illnesses, including diabeties, heart disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, and candida, and even cancer. She had them follow the diet and six months to a year later, the patients that adhered to the diet the closest had dramatic results, no longer needing medication, and healthier than they had been in years. I mentioned later to my friend that it sure would be nice if Dr. D'Adamo would come out with a cook book for all the blood types. He finally has, and it is dynamite! I too am a blood type O and I had a hard time cutting out wheat and corn because there are so many delicious products out there with these ingredients. I am in my early thirties and I have been 15-20 pounds overweight for a good part of my life and I have found that I am so much healthier and get leaner faster if I cut out wheat and corn products completely. But again, this was hard to do, because I couldn't find many "O-Type Friendly" recipes except a few from Dr. D'Adamo's first book Eat Right For Your Type. Now that Dr. D'Adamo has come out with this cookbook I am finding it easier and easier and more fun to stay on the blood type O Diet. The recipes are fantastic and quick and easy to make. I hope this book encourages everybody that is concerned for their health, and everybody that should be concerned for their health, and especially those that are at this time suffering from many debilitating diseases. Many people scoff at the blood type theory affecting our weight, metabolism, and general health, however, more and more studies are showing that this is the road to optimum health....more info
  • A Complete Crock
    This book is a total farce. Maybe it has helped some people, but it didn't work for me at all. After taking two blood tests to make sure I was a type A, I tried his recommendations despite my reservations. Dr. D'Adamo says type A's should be mainly vegetarian and eat high carbo/low fat. This type of diet has never worked for me at all. I even joined the blood type email list and followed the suggestion of others who informed me that there are "several types of A's" and one type needs more chicken and fish . After a few days on this diet, I felt like I was going to pass out and I wanted to punch someone else out. I was irritable, crabby, weird, shaky, nervous and weak. This is one of the worst diets I've ever tried, it may have helped some but I suspect their improvement is due to eating better foods in general and getting more exercise. Ironically, I am now doing well on a high protein diet, so why am I not type O?????...more info
  • Everybody should read and own this book!
    I read "Eat Right For Your Type" when it first came out a couple years ago, and I recommended the book to a friend of mine in her late forties that was suffering from fibromyalgia. My friend was a blood type O and thought she was eating healthy by eating lots of natural whole wheat bread, brewers yeast, alfalfa sprouts, yogurt, and drinking wheat grass juice, and eating no red meat. But she found her fibromyalgia kept getting worse, not better. She read the book and followed the blood type O Diet very closely. Six months later, my friend no longer suffered from fibromyalgia and was healthier than she had been in years. She is a therapist and she started recommending the book to patients of hers that had suffered from many illnesses, including diabeties, heart disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, and candida, and even cancer. She had them follow the diet and six months to a year later, the patients that adhered to the diet the closest had dramatic results, no longer needing medication, and healthier than they had been in years. I mentioned later to my friend that it sure would be nice if Dr. D'Adamo would come out with a cook book for all the blood types. He finally has, and it is dynamite! I too am a blood type O and I had a hard time cutting out wheat and corn because there are so many delicious products out there with these ingredients. I am in my early thirties and I have been 15-20 pounds overweight for a good part of my life and I have found that I am so much healthier and get leaner faster if I cut out wheat and corn products completely. But again, this was hard to do, because I couldn't find many "O-Type Friendly" recipes except a few from Dr. D'Adamo's first book Eat Right For Your Type. Now that Dr. D'Adamo has come out with this cookbook I am finding it easier and easier and more fun to stay on the blood type O Diet. The recipes are fantastic and quick and easy to make. I hope this book encourages everybody that is concerned for their health, and everybody that should be concerned for their health, and especially those that are at this time suffering from many debilitating diseases. Many people scoff at the blood type theory affecting our weight, metabolism, and general health, however, more and more studies are showing that this is the road to optimum health....more info
  • ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BOOK!
    If you are not familiar with these books, the first place to start would be with "Eat Right 4 Your Type" - a terrific book. In that book, you will first begin to understand the relatioship between your blood type (A, B, AB and O) and what you eat. When I first heard of this new concept of eating over a year ago, I was a little doubtful. This is not a "diet", it is a way of eating healthy that is just right for you based on your blood type. If you stick with the guidelines on which foods are good for you and which ones you should avoid, you will be amazed at the results. Do not expect to see results overnight. How soon you will actually see and feel the difference will depend on how faithfully you follow the guidelines, and for how long.

    In this book are some of the most unique recipes ever found anywhere. However, in all honesty, I think you truly need to be somewhat of a "die-hard-health-conscious fan" to truly enjoy, and stick with, some of these recipes. For me, eating healthy is a number one priority, so the transition to this style of eating was just a minor modification to my regular diet, especially when meat always left me feeling weighted down and tired in the first place. I would never in a million years even consider going back to the red meats that for my blood type are a definite no-no. That is not to say, YOU, should not be eating red meats, it will all depend on your blood type, so do not make the mistake in thinking everyone has to give up eating meat.

    The results of eating the right foods for your blood type, and avoiding the ones you definitely should not be eating is amazing. I highly recommend this book as a companion for "Eat Right 4 Your Type"; they go hand-in-hand. However, I found the third book, "Live Right 4 Your Type" extremely repetitious of "Eat Right.." and "Cook Right..." The information provided in "Live Right..." was just too technical and dry to keep me interested....more info

  • Good Information - Bizarre Food Choices
    After hearing great things about this book and success stories we purchased both this book and the coordinating cook book. While the "principles," were interesting, and insightful, it is not a diet I could stick with nor my husband. The food choices were a bit bizarre, some I never heard of! Not only that, most of the regular foods you've been eating all of your life are banned from his diet, depending on your type. Interesting, but definately not a life long program to stick with....more info
  • Good Information - Bizarre Food Choices
    After hearing great things about this book and success stories we purchased both this book and the coordinating cook book. While the "principles," were interesting, and insightful, it is not a diet I could stick with nor my husband. The food choices were a bit bizarre, some I never heard of! Not only that, most of the regular foods you've been eating all of your life are banned from his diet, depending on your type. Interesting, but definately not a life long program to stick with....more info
  • A must read for health minded people.
    I have had this book for over a year. I have loaned it to quite a few people. All have found it to be very interesting. I encourage everyone to read this book from cover to cover, only skipping the blood type that is not theirs. The beginning of the book helps you to understand the concept, and validates the author and his research and conclusions. Other books of this type can't compare. I have found this type of diet to be easy to follow. After reading and understanding the concept, I realized that some of the foods to avoid do actually bother me in the digestion process. I have actually developed a dislike for some of the foods that I should avoid. The benefits are wonderful....more info
  • If you don't have this book, buy it NOW
    The first thing which impressed me in this book is that everything that I love eating was included in my blood type, except...bread. I was trying to understand a small health problem that I had, and this book showed me what it is: wheat intolerance! When I stopped eating whatever contained wheat my problem was solved. You can really improve your health condition and your immune system by learning what is blood type friendly and what you should avoid. As mentioned in the book, many people suffer from intolerance to a particular food but they don't know it because it could be something they eat daily, like in my case wheat, bread. As a result you always have a problem and you can't find what causes it. It has a full range of recipes which you can follow, combinations of foods, in order to prepare your meals easily, it shows you how to arrange your kitchen and your shopping blood type friendly. Excellent book...more info
  • A wonderful addition to the ER4YT program...
    This book is an excellent companion to the original "Eat Right 4 Your Type" book by D'Adamo (see my review on that book here on Amazon.) It contains a review of some of the material from the original book, and then branches out to include a ton of recipes. Each recipe specifies whether it is beneficial, neutral, or to be avoided by each blood type, making it easy to plan meals for one or more types.

    The book has a whole range of recipes, from breads to main dishes, sauces to desserts, salads to beverages. There are 30 day menu plans for each blood type, with suggested meals and snacks. There's even a list in the back of mail order sources for various foods some people may have trouble finding in their areas.

    All in all this book is a great adjunct to the previous book, and well worth buying for those who follow this health plan. If you're using the first book, don't hesitate to buy this book!...more info

  • Applaud!
    I applaud Dr. Peter J.D'Adamo for carrying on his fathers work (your father would be proud) I have searched for so long to understand some of the physiological responses I often experience with the foods I eat. Dr. D' Adamo puts it all into perspective. What is so very ironic to me is that, the foods suggested for my blood type A are all foods I absolutley crave and love. I suggest you go to his website and buy some of the products he has. I plan on purchasing an item he suggested for people still experienceing sugar cravings. This book has been a blessing, can't wait to buy the cookbook....more info
  • Never Cook - But I'm Gonna Start Now!
    I am a NON-kitchen person in a major way... but I followed the "Eat Right" method for a month in 1998 and it changed my energy level dramatically. When I saw "Cook Right" on the shelf, I thought, "Oh, I never cook... why bother?" until I flipped through it and was reminded of how easy my blood type diet was to follow. This is very exciting!...more info
  • A sad, silly review follows this one..
    I thought we were supposed to rate books based on their content, not whether an author chooses to answer your question on his website bulletin board. Oh, by the way, 'the inconsistency' you note is not an inconsistency if you had read the book more carefully: It does say quite clearly in both Cook Right and Eat Right that certain processing techniques can destroy harmful lectins in foods, which can result in a food having a different value depending on its form of preparation.

    To get to the real point, this is a great cookbook, and if you are new to the concept of eating according to your blood type physiology, make sure that you READ his other book "Eat Right For Your Blood Type" which is a masterpiece....more info

  • He will not answer questions dealing with inconstancies
    There are several contradictions in the book, on the question and answer forum about B's eating wheat flour, but not wheat bread, he answered to something totally irrelevant, and would not deal with it. I wanted to ask a similar question, if I can have all dairy why not ice cream. He does't answer mail anymore. I wonder why? you can forward this to him if you can find him. I was going to recommend this book, however I will not now....more info
  • Taking only 5 medications instead of 13 since starting 8/99.
    Turned 70 in July. Started Eating for Blood Type in August when I started seeing Naturopathic Physicians and startead getting treatments. Am taking 7 less medications, body is no longer swollen, have no more stomach pains (unless I eat something I should not eat) have more energy, and am losing weight. I also enjoy what I am eating. Why didn't I listen to my son earlier?...more info