The concept of body type is central to Ayurveda, and my experience with that tradition gives me a lot of confidence as to the value of diets for specific body types. Dr. D'Adamo has written a bestseller, Eat Right for Your Type. Naturally, this is a book that would interest me. In fact, I'm fairly confident that the idea of a nutrition program for each body type is scientifically sound and it is something I'd like to continue learning about.
The first time I became really familiar with Dr. Adamo was while doing some research on ghee - one of his FAQS popped up on Google. I respect that Dr. D'Adamo has his facts right about ghee -- most other doctors do not, and they don't even have a mind open enough to look at the current research or historical usage.
I would like to learn more about Dr. D'Adamo's nutrition program. However, my first forays into his work (beyond his ghee FAQ) were not confidence inspiring. In my opinion, blood type alone is not sufficient for determining nutritional requirements.
A reader wrote to me about protein recommendations in Dr. Fuhrman's diet (Eat To Live). The reader suggested that consuming 20% (or more) of one's daily calories from planted-based protein is a good thing to do. His comment inspired me to summarize what I think I know about protein recommendations and healthy diets.
The evidence I’ve seen shows two things:
A friend, David Brown, of the Nutrition Education Project, sent me this article. I found it interesting enough to post. (The article uses UK spellings.)
By Felicity Lawrence
Tuesday October 17, 2006
The web site for the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper published an article titled, "Sales of raw milk growing in [Pennsylvania]". The article also has an associated poll asking, "Would you drink raw milk?" Anyone can vote in this poll, even if you do not live in Pennsylvania or the US.
The article presents both sides of the raw milk issue and it includes a link to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration web site on the safety of raw milk.
My past articles on milk include these:
The following is from David Bailey...
All-STAR EXTRAVAGANZA RESULTS
Last week, the sport showed it best side. The All-Star Extravaganza was a success thanks to the industry stepping up and showing its support and generosity. From the people who helped me carry out my vision, to Danny Harvell of Cahuilla Creek, to Ken Faught and his partner Jason Williams of Pole Position and the riders who gave their time the day after the season was over, I can never truly express my appreciation.
These findings strongly support a significant role for the neurotransmitter glutamate in the optic nerve damage characteristic of glaucoma. Present results suggest that an excessive increase in glutamate levels could represent an initial (and probably reversible) insult responsible for initiation of damage that is followed by a slower secondary degeneration that ultimately result in optic nerve cell death.
Although ocular hypertension is probably the most important risk factor in glaucoma, several other factors may significantly contribute to the optic nerve damage that is the real concern in glaucoma. In a previous report, we showed that free radicals in the eye might be involved in optic nerve cell death. Other authors have postulated that excessive levels of nitric oxide may contribute to this optic nerve damage.