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April 2010 Issue

Eating for Your Blood Type, Truth or Fiction? EN Investigates the Science

Many health experts—rightly so—emphasize the importance of customizing health guidelines to the individual. And naturopath Peter J. D’Adamo, N.D. takes an interesting spin on this idea in his book, "Eat Right 4 Your Type" (Putnam, 1996), in which he claims that diet, exercise and stress reduction should all be based on the four basic blood types: O, A, B, and AB. He purports that lectins, a group of proteins found in foods, can create negative reactions with your blood, thus promoting health problems.

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