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a sensible review
on August 22, 2003
I've noticed that those people who discount this book usually do so for incredibly nitpicky reasons. There's more right with this book than there is wrong.
I don't pretend to say that dr. d'adamo is an infallible human, nor do I think he knows absolutely everything is right in his book. However, I do know that until I actually took the time to follow this diet, I didn't understand the full effect of what the diet actually does.
People on this review board are also saying that people need to "listen to themselves". I agree, however, I am going to point out that not many people know HOW to listen to themselves. That's why they need doctors and diets to guide them. Most MD's will prescribe a pill to help you deal with the side effects of your illnesses, instead of stressing how important it is to understand your personal dietary requirements. That's where ER4YT comes in....
I have personally been able to recover from incredibly difficult immune system problems as a result of going on this diet. I'm an O+ secretor and I had tried countless diets to help myself, with varying degrees of results. I had picked up over 20 different diet books to help myself recover from Fibromyalgia. (this was as a result of being extremely frustrated with the way I was being treated by western medical practitioners).
I went on many different diets in a 2+ year quest to help myself. I had even picked up ER4YT and read it, but shelved it. Then, one day, while I was searching for the next diet to go on to help myself, I happened upon the ER4YT website. I went to the food list to see whether certain foods were approved for my blood type. (I had been keeping track of my definite intolerances...) To my surprise, this diet validated every intolerance I had become aware of, and pointed out many others to me that I didn't realize. I was astounded.
I started following the diet strictly, and after about two weeks I couldnt believe how great I felt. My chronic health problems were going away, I had tons of energy, and I knew I had made the right choice. Six months later, I really saw an improvement in my body, and other people noticed how healthy I looked (for a change).
Here I am two more years later, and still following the diet (although I do cheat once in a while.) I can now say that I truly understand my body's signals more than ever, and I now understand the effects of eating things I shouldn't. I think this diet is simply amazing. Anyone else who says differently will not have experienced first hand how it can change your life and attitue towards being healthy. Trust the people who have helped themselves, not the naysayers that need to continuously have every I dotted and every T crossed. It works!