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January 2016 - D'Adamo Newsletter

Volume 13, Number 1

Happy New Year

by Martha D'Adamo
Martha D'Adamo

Happy New Year from all of us at D'Adamo Personalized Nutrition. As the clock strikes 12:00 am, and 2016 rolls in, remember to take a moment to be grateful for all that occurred in 2015 so that you can close out the year and embrace the potential of 2016.

It's easy to get caught up in long lists of resolutions, only to be disappointed when you lose track of them or don't make them happen. Rather than a long list, make just one – to be your best self, whatever that is for you. It can be health-related, like losing weight or exercising more. Or it can be that you want to experience more joy and less stress. Whatever it is, commit fully and deeply and remember that every day is a new day and an opportunity to begin again.

With all our good wishes for health, happiness and self-expression in 2016.

Dr. Peter D'Adamo, Martha and the staff at DPN


How Trustworthy is Your Fuel Gauge

by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo

How Trustworthy is Your Fuel Gauge

If you've ever driven a car, you know that there are two readings on your dashboard that you routinely check: the speedometer (hopefully) and the fuel gauge.

Ignoring the information presented by these dials is fraught with danger. Yet the feedback that they provide helps make you a better driver. If your speedometer says that you are driving above the posted speed limit, you adjust your speed. If the fuel gauge is pointing to 'empty,' you start looking for a gas station.

Just as your car has a fuel gauge, your body does as well.

It is the gene, AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase), and it is commonly known as the 'fuel gauge of the cell.' AMPK is critical to the control (homeostasis) of energy in the cell and regulates an enormous number of cellular functions, including the oxidation of fatty acids in the liver, the generation of ketones, the ability to block the production of cholesterol, the manufacture of triglycerides, the stimulation of fatty acid oxidation and the uptake of glucose in our muscles, and the modulation of insulin secretion by the pancreas.

In short, AMPK is a master regulator of metabolism.

AMPK does much of this by controlling another important gene called MTOR, which you can learn about in my article on trehalose.  Trehalose regulates the cell-cleansing process known as autophagy. When MTOR is active, the cell tends to accumulate leftover proteins, which, like a factory that never takes out the garbage, can eventually begin to cause problems. Almost every bit of research on anti-aging strategies, from calorie restriction to exercise, finds its basis in the ability to enhance autophagy. AMPK is the jail keeper of MTOR. When AMPK is high, MTOR is low and the cell becomes much more metabolically active. Common pharmaceuticals, such as Metformin (Glucophage), work by enhancing AMPK, and have established themselves as core treatments for insulin resistance and adult-onset diabetes. This links back to anti-aging, as it is well known that these disorders accelerate the aging process; in fact, if a researcher wants to study the effects of accelerated aging, they usually work with diabetics.

Thus, keeping AMPK in tip-top shape should be a basic tenet of good health.

AMPK can be controlled in other ways besides drugs. For example, following the appropriate Blood Type Diet, with a focus on limiting sugar and dietary lectins that are problematic for your blood type, can help to modulate the receptors on the cell's surface that trigger AMPK. These include several herbs, such as the Chinese medicinal Coptis chinenesis, which contains the alkaloid berberine, and Coleus Forskolin, and these ingredients are in El Dorado.

El Dorado is a perfect complement (a reliable fuel gauge) to following your personalized Blood Type Diet (the fuel). In stubborn cases of slow metabolism, I often combine it with Glycoscia and Deflect, as their effects are quite synergistic: Glycoscia adds the benefits of blocking the excess assimilation of carbohydrates in the gut, while Deflect helps to optimize things at the receptor level by blocking unwanted dietary lectins.

This protocol takes a bit of time to work. It is after all rehabilitation, not surgery. However, I have found that with continued usage my patients show much healthier blood sugar regulation and increases in muscle mass. This leads to much better results from their workouts. At the point where the system is finely tuned, your cellular fuel gauge is reading accurately, and your metabolism will tend to stay in its optimized form.


Boost Your Metabolism in 2016

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Inspiration: Blood Type Diet Success Stories

Blood Type Diet Review

Dan Adams (AB)

"I am a big believer that we must learn from our own experiences and felt that Dr. D'Adamo's research connected with my own personal discoveries trying to maximize energy and lean body mass. I am proud of Dr. D'Adamo for stepping outside the box to come to his own conclusions on nutrition and human potential"

Blood Type Diet Review

Anna Pillman (A)

"Anyone who has ever doubted Dr. D'Adamo's theories and scientific studies is crazy. He is a genius, because his research helped me to feel beautiful again. Even my boyfriend has noticed and commented that my skin glows."

Blood Type Diet Review

Phillip N (B)

"While I didn't start this diet to lose weight, I lost about ten pounds in two weeks, and this is without following the recommended portion size. The best thing, however, is that my overall health has improved."

Blood Type Diet Review

Jamie Robin (O)

"My entire life has changed. I have more energy, I get more attention when I go out and I'm also friendlier to new people."


January 2016 Product Specials:

15% OFF El Dorado, Proteins, and CLA Oil Blend Liquid

January 2016 Specials


Blood Type Diet in the News

Molly Sims on Blood-Type Diets and Dealing With Uncertainty

Molly Sims on Blood-Type Diets and Dealing With Uncertainty

" We'll have something like brown rice, gluten-free bread, yogurt, granola, egg whites, or pancakes and then fruit. We try not to do muffins and all of that. I crave protein; it's literally what I need for my O-negative blood type. I just feel better whether I'm having almond butter or egg whites, or avocado toast with turkey."

Read Full Article



Trail Mixes

Right for Each Blood Type

Trail mix, affectionately named "Gorp" or "Kibble," is a great source of protein and provides a great energy snack. Here are four recipes that you can use as a base for your blood type specific trail mix. You can mix ahead and store in an airtight glass container to maintain freshness for up to three weeks.

This recipe was adapted from the Eat Right for Your Type Personalized Cookbooks series,
where you can find delicious, healthy recipes that are right for your blood type.


For more trail mix ideas or recipes for your blood type, please refer to Cook Right for Your Type by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo with Catherine Whitney