May the New Year bring us all closer to ourselves, and in doing so, closer to all of those people with whom we share our lives so that we may enjoy the richness that comes from connection and expression.
Season’s greetings from all of us here at D’Adamo Personalized Nutrition and our warmest wishes for a healthy, joyful, and prosperous new year filled with self-expression and the actualization of your personal goals and dreams.
It’s easy to get swept up in New Year’s resolutions, promises and goals for the upcoming year; from what I’ve experienced, I seen long lists written that barely get touched throughout the year. With this, comes a subtle sense of disappointment...not again, more things I didn’t do or accomplish. My goal for this year is for this not to occur. I want this to be the year full self-expression, no matter if I am working, playing, exercising, cooking, relating to my self or others—nothing held back, or as we say in the kitchen, “no leftovers"!
With this intention, we are launching a series entitled “The Year of You,” which will feature spotlighted information throughout the year on each of the blood types and the GenoTypes. We will provide profiles of the uniqueness of each type, strengths, weaknesses, and support materials to help you incorporate your personalized nutritional plans into your life. All of this will be designed to make life easier for you and support you in achieving your long—held health goals.
A friend of my recently sent me a list of ten inspiring quotes from Gandhi, the Indian philosopher. Although all of them are important, three of them resonated very deeply with me, and I think in many ways they can be slighted changed (my apologies, Mr. Gandhi!) to be the guiding principles of The Year of You series:
What we eat, we become. When we eat junk, we become junk. When we eat healthily, supporting our unique dietary needs, we express the highest possibility of our potential and unlock the greatness of who we are.
Our life and our health is our message. Our actions speak louder than our words, and when we live a life of self-care and personal responsibility, this is reflected in our lives and our well-being. This doesn’t mean that we won’t confront illness or challenges, but when we do, we will meet them with strength of character and an integrity that transforms the experience into an opportunity for growth and continued self-expression.
Our greatness is being able to remake ourselves. At every moment, we are the authors of our lives. Determining how we want to write our stories is totally up to us, and by being able to let go of the idea that we are at the effect of our life experiences frees us to be fully who we are. Think about this...are we expressing our true selves? Or have we become the diminished results of what we thought others wanted us to be? Daring to be ourselves is an act of true courage, and each time we express our uniqueness, we strengthen ourselves and we give the world the truest gift of who we are.
Here’s to you and your unique biological, emotional, spiritual self and to a new year of expressing this in the world. May the New Year bring us all closer to ourselves, and in doing so, closer to all of those people with whom we share our lives so that we may enjoy the richness that comes from connection and expression.
All my best,
Listen and Learn: Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo Speaks About Genoma Security
Peter J D'Adamo, ND, MIFHI
Listen to Dr. D’Adamo discuss one of his favorite DPN products, Genoma Security. A wonderful immune enhancing supplement, Genoma Security works to nourish and rebuild the immune system while controlling secondary inflammation. Dr. D’Adamo formulated this product with Andrographis, an ancient Chinese herb that is being scientifically studied as a resistance booster and tonifier of the immune system, along with Schisandra and Rhizoma Atractylodes—to rebuild and nourish immune systems that have been worn down due to stress.
In addition to supporting the immune system, these three herbs work together in another interesting way—they have the unique ability to break down biofilms that form around bacteria and enable the bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics and difficult to eradicate. He also included the herb skullcap, an anti-inflammatory, to this revolutionary formula to control secondary inflammation. Genoma Security is a powerful ally for those with low resistance and prone to respiratory and other wintertime ailments.
Institute for Human Individuality (IfHI) Announces Speakers for 2013 Conference
Now in its tenth year, the Institute for Human Individuality (IfHI) is proud to present IfHI 2013: On The Verge, its fifth biannual symposium.
Continuing its tradition of featuring leading-edge visionaries in the field of personalized medicine, IfHI 2013 features acknowledged leaders in the fields of integrative oncology, systems biology, nutritional genomics, epigenetics and generative medicine.
Speakers include IfHI Masters: Peter D’Adamo, Mitchell Babel Stargrove, Lori Beth Stargrove, Jody Noé, Jared Skowron, and Jonathan Treasure. Collectively the faculty possess over eight decades of clinical experience; has produced five authorative textbooks; authored numerous bestselling works for the general public, and produced four widely-utilized informatic systems.
The program is designed to emphasize the communication of practicable information with a special emphasis on immediate utility. Attendees can expect their practice methodologies to change considerably as a result of attending IfHI 2013.
If healthier habits and weight loss are among your New Year's resolutions, give yourself a pat on the back for making health a top priority. We know that getting started on your Personalized Nutrition program can be a challenge at first, but by following your individualized program you will be happier and healthier in the long term. That’s why we’ve created 30 Days of Inspiration.
Beginning January 2, our Facebook followers will see a daily post with a tip for sticking to your program, inspirational saying, or other helpful information that will keep your motivation high and the numbers on the scale low!
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We love your testimonials! Here are a few that were recently sent to us. Thank you for sharing and keep them coming.
"I started the Dr. D'Adamo Type O diet after being so frustrated by all the nagging health issues and weight gain experienced by the so-called 'eating healthy' Canadian food guide. Goodbye inflammation, headaches, bloat belly, fatigue, etc. It feels like instinct to eat this way. Thanks for all the fabulous guidance."
—Female, Type O
"I started on this blood type specific eating lifestyle over 3 years ago. I had IBS, always overweight and eczema for years. Everything has changed! Type Os, Please stop eating wheat AND corn products immediately. You will feel the difference. Focus on food that feeds your body. Get rid of fake food and drinks. Think REAL. Check out Dr. D'Adamos' book 'Eat Right for Your Type'"
—Female, Type O
"Two and a half weeks on the diet (type A), taking supplements for one week, only one or two meals not 100% because of eating out. My eczema is definitely improving. I am still a little itchy and there are a few persistent patches, but overall a great deal better. My digestion is also improving, what a relief, after months of torment. To think that I was eating bananas every single day!"
—Female, Type A
Naturopathic Physician Offers Hope for Depression Sufferers
“On any given day, 18 million Americans are depressed. That’s almost 10 percent of the population,” writes naturopathic physician Dr. Peter Bongiorno in his book, How Come They’re Happy and I’m Not the Complete Natural Program for Healing Depression for Good?
While that number may seem startling, it does not even include those who are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder, feelings of sadness or loneliness after the holidays, or feelings of helplessness after a series of tragic news stories. When you calculate in those statistics, the actual number may be even higher.
Very often, depression has roots in physical ailments like digestive problems and inflammation, or it can be situational—brought on by life transitions or other types of stress. In other words, in most cases, it’s not a life sentence, and drugs are not the only—or necessarily the best—choice in treating it.
In his book, Dr. Bongiorno provides comprehensive, yet easy-to-follow strategies for people who are suffering with feelings of sadness and depression and utilizes his 17 years of research and clinical experience when offering suggestions that he has found help to alleviate feelings of sadness and depression in a relatively short period of time—below is his Seven-Step Checklist as outlined in his book:
Your Seven Step Checklist:
Check whether you need to take a medication – if yes, visit a physician.
Follow your Blood Type Diet, and be sure to include: water (60 ounces daily), raw nuts and seeds (1 cup daily), fish (3 times a week), green vegetable (at least 1 every day), fruit (at least 1 every day).
Get to bed by 10:00pm or 11:00pm every night.
If you take medication, add folic acid (15mg), B12 (1mg), and zinc (25mg) every day.
Dr. Bongiorno’s compassionate and well-written book offers an engaging look at some natural alternatives to alleviate feelings of depression and practical advice for working with your healthcare practitioner to tailor an integrative treatment plan.
ARA 6: Now With Gentler Processing
Don’t be alarmed if your ARA 6 looks a little different, it’s still the same great product! Our improved processing gently cleanses the Western Larch powder with only pure water, leaving ARA 6’s natural tan coloring intact. Unlike other Larch products on the market, our ARA 6 is pharmaceutical grade and of superior quality - ensuring that you’re receiving the full benefit of its health enhancing properties:
Natural source of soluble fiber for colon health
Acts as a prebiotic food supply for gut microfloral balance
Adaptogenic properties promote a balanced immune response
Enhances natural liver detoxification
May prevent ear infections in children
Helps to maintain healthy cholesterol levels
All About Sip Right Teas
Tea may be Earth’s most perfect drink; what could be more comforting than a cup of hot tea on a cold winter’s eve or a refreshing glass of iced tea on a sweltering summer afternoon. Discover teas that are Right For Your Type and help your body to stay healthy naturally with the premium quality of Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s exclusive blend of green tea and antioxidant drinks.
Sip Right 4 Your Type®
The only teas on the market today designed for the individual needs of each blood type with a blend of ingredients carefully chosen by Dr. Peter D’Adamo. Be sure to check the ingredients as you read over the Sip Right 4 Your Type® teas and you will see that these teas are more than just green and are truly suited to your specific blood type. Enjoy these antioxidant teas.
Mr. Itaru's Green Tea
This tea is a wonderful blend of toasted brown rice with the finest premium green tea leaves. These tea leaves are hand picked in Japan by Shohokuen with foundations in the tea business going back to 1645 (yes, over three centuries ago!). It’s a tea of uncompromising quality with an aroma and taste like no other green tea. Brew a cup and smell the drifting aroma knowing you are about to drink a tea of exceptional quality that Dr. Peter D’Adamo highly recommends for both your health and enjoyment.
Americans Tell White House to Support Naturopathic Medicine
More than 25,000 people have signed a petition on the White House web site requesting that the health care reform law include naturopathic physicians. The White House promises to provide an official response to any petition that meets the 25,000 signature threshold.