Recent studies by Dr. Peter D’Adamon proclaim that by following specific diet and lifestyle suggestions according to your blood type will lead you to a healthier life.
People with Type A blood have a weaker immune system. This places them at a greater risk for heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. In order to avoid these potential diseases, people with Type A should abide by the following guidelines with diet, exercise, stress, and lifestyle:
1. Diet. Type As should always eat foods as natural as possible. This would include fresh, pure and organic foods. Type As should eat many natural fruits, vegetables, and grains. Soy protein is recommended for Type As. They should also never skip meals and, if possible, eat small meals throughout the day to balance blood sugar. Type As should also limit their sugar, caffeine and alcohol intake.
2. Exercise. It is recommended that Type As participate in a calming exercise program. Hatha yoga, tai chi, meditation, and deep breaking exercises are recommended. Type As can excel at weight lifting and aerobic exercises, but they must be careful to not overtrain or they will raise their own level of stress.
3. Stress. Type As naturally have a high level of the stress hormone cortisol. Along with following the diet changes listed above, Type As can also relieve stress by limiting their exposure to the following:
Loud noise Crowds of people Smoking Negative emotinos Overwork Lack of sleep Strong smells or perfumes Too much sugar or starch Violent TV or movies Extreme hot or cold weather conditions
4. Lifestyle. The following are important guidelines that Type As should make a part of their daily lives:
Establish a consistent daily schedule Go to bed no later than 11 PM and sleep for more than 8 hours. Once you wake up, get up and moving right away! Don’t skip meals. Plan regular screenings for heart disease and cancer prevention. Always thoroughly chew your food to enhance digestion by increasing acid. Low stomach acid makes digestion difficult. Eat meals high in protein at the start of the day and less at the end. If you are anxious, do not eat. Participate in 30 to 40 minutes of calming exercise at least three days a week. Take at least two 20 minute breaks during your work day to walk, meditate, or do a deep breathing exercise. Eat small meals throughout the day. Cultivate creativity and expression in your life.
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