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Sunday, August 10, 2008

live right 4 your type


Saturday, 9th of August. I decided to bring the kids to KLCC via LRT. It was a great journey. Called mak and bapak for lunch at Signature. Got 2 books at Kinokuniya. Would like to share with dearest bloggers regarding this book '' Live Right 4 Your Type" by Dr Peter J.d'Adamo and Catherine Whitney. Over 3 Million Coppies sold worldwide.

LR4YT is divided into five major sections. Each section is so detailed and revolutionary that it could probably qualify as a separate book on its own. They are:

Genetics and Subtypology

Blood Type and the Mind

Digestion, Lectins and Toxicity

Blood Type and Metabolism

Blood Type, Cancer and the Immune System

Each section has between 3-6 subchapters and is extensively referenced. LR4YT is extensively prescriptive in nature, and introduces even prior readers of ER4YT to an entirely new spectrum of modalities and supplements that have potent, if different, effects on each blood type.

For example my Blood type is AB
Blood Type AB

Compassionate, empathetic and quirky, blood type AB individuals are best suited to a mixed, omnivorous type diet. Physically, type AB must concentrate on optimizing the health of their immune system and digestive tract. That's my big problem.

Type AB blood is rare – it’s found in less than five percent of the population. And
According to Dr. D’Adamo, “Type AB has Type A’s low stomach acid, however, they also have Type B’s adaptation to meats. Therefore, you lack enough stomach acid to metabolize them efficiently and the meat you eat tends to get stored as fat. Your Type B propensities cause the same insulin reaction as Type B when you eat lima beans, corn, buckwheat, or sesame seeds.” Inhibited insulin production results in hypoglycemia, a lowering of blood sugar after meals and leads to less efficient metabolism of foods.

Type AB should avoid caffeine (ie my favourite drink nescafe]and alcohol, especially when you’re in stressful situations. Dr. D’Adamo recommends that Type AB focus on foods such as tofu, seafood, dairy and green vegetables if you are trying to lose weight. “Avoid all smoked or cured meats. These foods can cause stomach cancer in people with low levels of stomach acid,” recommends Dr. D’Adamo. There is a wide variety of seafood for Type AB, and it is an excellent source of protein for Type AB. A few highly beneficial fish are mahi-mahi, red snapper, salmon, sardines, and tuna.. Some dairy is also beneficial for Type AB – especially cultured dairy such as Yogurt He also suggests that Type AB pay attention to combining certain foods. For example, you’ll digest and metabolize foods more efficiently if you avoid eating starches and proteins in the same meal.

Stress and Exercise

For a Type AB, when it comes to stress hormones, you most resemble Type O in your tendency to overproduce catecholamines like adrenaline. Yet you also have the additional complexity of Type B’s rapid clearing of nitrous oxide, so you suffer the physical consequences of high emotions. Your greatest danger is the tendency to internalize your emotions, especially anger and hostility, which is much more damaging to your health than externalizing it. Exercise plays a critical component in stress reduction and maintaining a healthy emotional balance for Type AB. Dr. D’Adamo recommends a combination of both calming activities and more intense physical exercise to help maintain an optimal balance. For example, three days of aerobic exercise such as running or biking and two days of calming exercise such as yoga or tai chi.


Type AB often receives mixed messages about emotional health. While you tend to be drawn to other people and are friendly and trusting, there is a side of you that feels alienated from the larger community. At your best, you are intuitive and spiritual, with an ability to look beyond the rigid confines of society. You are passionate in your beliefs, but you also want to be liked by others and this can create conflicts. In an independent study, Type ABs described themselves as emotional, passionate, friendly, trusting and empathetic. Type ABs are considered some of the most interesting of the blood types, both John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe were Type ABs and although both are long gone, they hold a place in our national psyche to this day.

Live Right!

Here are Dr. D’Adamo’s key lifestyle strategies for people with Blood Type AB:

1.Cultivate your social nature in welcoming environments. Avoid situations that are highly competitive.
2.Avoid ritualistic thinking and fixating on issues, especially those you can’t control or influence.
3.Develop a clear plan for goals and tasks – annually, monthly, weekly, daily – to avoid rushing.
4.Make lifestyle changes gradually, rather than trying to tackle everything at once.
5.Engage in forty-five to sixty minutes of aerobic exercise at least twice a week.
6.Balanced by daily stretching, medititation or yoga.
7.Engage in a community, neighborhood or other group activity that gives you a meaningful connection to a group.
8.Practice visualization techniques daily
9.Also carve out time alone. Have at least one sport, hobby or activity that you perform independently of others.
10.Break up your workday with some physical activity, especially if your job is sedentary. You’ll feel more energized

Recommended for pleasure reading!!!!!