“Everyone knows someone who needs this information!” (TM)
Did you know that you can change which genes are operating your body-mind? You don’t have to sit back and take just everything that Heredity throws at you! That can be of major importance to a diabetic or anyone else suffering from a chronic imbalance, which causes illness.
How do you change your genes? Well, more accurately, you can influence the ways that some genes are “expressed” — that is, whether they influence or are silent. In the book “The Genotype Diet”, world renowned naturopathic physician, Dr. Peter D’Adamo, ND explores a fascinating part of Medicine, one that bridges the ancient with the most cutting-edge. This discipline is part of a new field of study called epigenetics, and in Dr. D’Adamo’s work, you will ascertain which of 6 human genotypes you belong to.
These 6 genotypes cross-over ethnicity and race. All groups of humans are are part of each type. Some are very ancient archetypes; others are newer, but all have been around thousands of years to 50,000+ years.
This information builds on the firm foundation in the effect of blood-type on our lives, the research for this started with renowned naturopathic physician Dr. James D’Adamo, ND, Peter’s father. I first read James’ work in 1980 when he published the classic “One Man’s Food Is Another Man’s Poison”. James refined and honed the theory, publishing one more book before Peter picked up the mantle.
In continuing and increasing the work his father started, Peter has burst into new territory and has gotten support from alternative practitioners to get clinical research going. It’s truly rare these days to see research continued over the course of two lifetimes in one family; it is a wonderful testament to both people’s dedication and love.
Meanwhile, many people learned the blood-type strategies by reading “Eat Right 4 Your Type” and the books that followed.
There are universal foods, which can be eaten by any blood type, and for the moment, especially when you do not know everything, then it will be helpful to stay with only neutral foods or the ones recommended for your blood-type and / or genotype.
But, learning your genotype is even more powerful than learning your blood-type protocol (which is incredibly empowering evenso, as blood-type is the single most critical tool). Imagine being able to learn what your likely predispositions are for illness, and how you might succeed in preventing your genes from expressing that tendency into actuality. Yes, diabetes is found in some genotypes way more than others, and the genetic tendency for diabetes can be effectively silenced in the womb under certain controllable circumstances. The graphic above shows the histones where genes are silenced — this is how diabetes would be quieted in utero, or later in your life. All of this is explained in “The Genotype Diet”.
The blood-type diets and the genotype-diets are complementary systems which work on different bodily mechanisms.
Dr. Peter D’Adamo shows you how to determine your genotype, what each genotype’s strengths and susceptibilities are, and how to “quiet” the most troublesome genes. I am sure this ability will widen as our understanding of epigenetics increases.
You will learn about the fascinating world of how food influences the most crucial biochemistry — the activity of your DNA.
You will learn:
___ how stress instigates the downward spiral and how to combat stress at a cellular level
___ why green tea and certain kinds of soy can be miracle foods for some people
___ what the signpost physical “markers” are for each genotype and how critical your gestation history in the womb is to your later life
___ which genotypes can detoxify well and why, along with which groups need serious help to detoxify
___ the tools to re-train and re-influence what genes you were dealt by using the best diet for your genotype.
Having been familiar with a lot of this system for 28 years, I can say it is useful, but this new stage looks to be really enlightening and empowering. So, I sincerely encourage you to get a copy of this new book. There’s lots of food-for-thought in it!
It’s been a busy week, and I had lost my internet connection for a chunk of it. Sorry I am late with my post, dear reader, but I was pleased to see so many of you delving into the Title Archive (on the upper navigation bar) while waiting for a new post.So, I actually got to read a book while I was forced away from my keyboard and online research. And, reading a brand new book felt really good. There will ALWAYS be room for books in my life (even though they have taken over my home!), and I encourage you to get this one while it is freshly available. Peter’s book will make a huge difference in your life.
Have a great week-end. I am taking classes for several more weeks, so my posts will vary in their scope, especially when some assignments are overwhelming. Yes, you can still be learning at 61 years old, and in fact, I recommend that learning be life-long!
Best to all — Em
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