What’s it about?

Naturopathic physician Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo introduces a revolutionary new way to eat—and to live. In Eat Right For Your Type, he explains his groundbreaking diet plan based upon blood type. Our blood type is a roadmap to our inner chemistry—and each blood type processes food, handles stress, and fights disease differently. Find out what you should be eating, and how you should be exercising in accord with your own type.

About the author:

Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo is a naturopathic physician who is also an author, researcher-educator, Ivesian, amateur horologist, budding software developer, and air-cooled enthusiast. He is considered a world expert in glycobiology, principally the ABO (ABH) blood groups and the secretor (FUT2) polymorphisms.


Consider your blood to allow your immune system to properly function:

Blood holds a variety of substances that are crucial for the sustainability of our lives.

There is a definite necessity for blood to become a part of the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines because of its ability to save millions of lives. 

Sadly, the World Health Organization still refuses to officially accept blood’s many medicinal uses. Doctors who are fully aware of the essentialism of blood are using it in the process of “bloodletting” to treat sicknesses ever since the 19th century.


The survival of humans requires to develop the four blood types:

The major blood groups are O, B, AB, and ABO. Blood type O was traced back to when humans started eating agriculture instead of being entirely dependent on hunting. Type B, however, is discovered back when humans began to sojourn. Type AB came to rise only about ten centuries ago. Last but not least, the ABO group was found as early as 2005. Other blood types like Kidd and Kell group exist but suffer from very weak immunity. Ironically though, we are yet to understand blood groups and the reason behind their differences.


If your lectins aren’t compatible with your blood type’s antigens, health and physical problems will come knocking at your door:

The basis of the Blood Type Diet rests on the presence of lectins in the food you eat. These are a kind of proteins that react adversely with the antigens of your blood. Most people aren’t aware of the dangerous effect of incompatible lectins on their health.

For instance, most marathon runners with heavy carb diets keep experience performance difficulties because of this fact. Once they learn their Blood Type Diet and avoid the unhealthy reaction between their food and their blood types, they can reach the peak of their potential.


Particular foods might support the immunity of some blood types:

“Immune” comes from a Latin term for exemption, and it represents the body’s ability to get rid of foreign organisms.

The body deals differently with some food, depending on the blood group. For example, Type A and B have an adverse reaction to tomatoes, while Type O only has difficulty in their digestion. Also, the immunity of Type O is strengthened upon the consumption of red meat.

For instance, in the case of a cancer survivor, Kris Carr, because of her early diagnosis, searched the kinds of food that would boost her immunity. And despite the spread of cancer from her liver to her lungs, the new food diet she followed had a remarkable effect on the disease’s remission.


Every blood type has a specific response to stress:

Like the relationship between food and blood types, people with different blood types respond to stress differently. Each blood group has its distinct reactions and its unique routine. 

Particular research has shown varying cortisol hormone levels – the hormone released when someone is stressed – for different blood typed individuals. In this theory, A has the lowest levels, and O has the highest. Although it is loose, this theory can help us form routines to deal with the varying stress levels. 


Different blood types can carry certain personality traits:

According to DNA sampling, Type AB is more diplomatic, Type O is self-reliant and more dominant, Type B is more likely to be creative, and finally, Type A tends to be cooperative. 

Some schools believe that temperaments and how individuals interact with their environment depend on blood groups. In Japan, the government-funded those researches.

Specific lectins can help prevent diseases by boosting immunity in particular blood types. By a process known as binding, lectins aid in remove deadly pathogens. One of its positive effects is its ability to help remove cancer cells, specifically in the breast. 


Different blood types are prone to develop certain diseases:

Some researches also support the susceptibility to diseases and their dependency on blood group variation. 

According to some research that focuses on the connection between blood groups and health issues, a lot of black people in the American southeast with AB blood type have more stroke cases in comparison with A, B, and O. 

Other studies show the relation between blood type and medical conditions. For example, it was shown in some infertility studies that some women with blood type O had fewer eggs than those with blood type A. 


Once you find your Blood Type diet, start accommodating your body on it in a slow manner:

 After all the knowledge about blood types and their relationship to diets, stress, and medical conditions, individuals should consider what their bodies need and march into their lives suitable diets, well-being, and overall physical and mental wellness. Adopting a lifestyle where you care about your blood type will push away possibly life-threatening illnesses.

For instance, a determined woman with a blood type O suffering from digestion and physical problems may become fervent about cutting off wheat and gluten sources in her diet. Yet, when it comes to long-term health wellness, she will find much better results by resorting to foods that will better her immunity and little-by-little execute the foods that impede it. Due to her personality type, she might tend to make an extreme overhaul of the diet she follows, but that is not always the best way to deal with this. It is advised that she pays attention to her feelings and scrutinizes her ingredients list to become aware of how certain foods affect her physical state.