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October 2014 - D'Adamo Newsletter

Volume 11, Number 10 - October 2014

Autumnal Changes

By Martha D'Adamo
Autumnal Changes

It seemed like I blinked and September was gone, and October is rolling in with gusto!

We are working on a new website for DPN, which will make it easier to shop, mark your favorites, and rate your products. Behind the scenes, the new website will make it easier for us to program and maintain, plus it will have special features to create more meaningful opportunities to teach our customers about our products. It's a ton of work, led by Javier Caceres, our CFO as well as our key person on almost every project we undertake. The website team is a small, concentrated group: Ann Quasarano, content development; Katie DePoto, graphic designer; Al Martinez, shipping feature quality control; and Bob Messineo, the "break man," i.e., if I can break it, it's not ready to be released. Back-end support on transferring info from the old site to the new is being done by Bill Weksner and Stephen Kurtessis. It's been amazing to witness this project take shape, and I am so impressed by the caliber of work we produce as a small, independent supplement company. Stay tuned as the month unfolds...

October ushers in The Gathering, a unique student driven naturopathic conference, which is being held October 10-12 at the University of Bridgeport. The students invite naturopathic doctors who have been practicing for more than15 years to share their wisdom with them. This year, it is a stellar roster, including Peter, and we are excited to see many of our good friends. The Gathering caps the week long "Naturopathic Awareness Week" and I find it remarkable to look back over the last 30 years and see the changes - not only in the profession but in the public's awareness and embrace of the naturopathic philosophy. At the core is the Vis Medicatrix Naturae, which translated means the "healing power of nature." Hippocrates once said, "The physician treats, and Nature heals." Restoring an individual to their original nature is fundamental to the healing process. I believe that the goal of personalized nutrition and generative medicine is to cut through the external barriers, whether they are environmental or epigenetic, and to support the restoration of the individual.

This is not magic, as it implies a partnership between the patient and the doctor, and the willingness to do the hard work involved. I never cease to be amazed at the tenacity and strength of the human spirit, witnessed each time I talk to one of our customers who've found their way to the Blood Type Diet and personalized their diet and lifestyles. All of us only have one life to live, and it is humbling to witness the majesty that comes from fully living and expressing our own uniqueness in the world.

To quote Shakespeare, "to thine own self be true..." Here's to you! And happy fall.



Celebrate Naturopathic Medicine Week in October

Natural medicine. Those words mean different things to different people. For some, it's approaching their health and well-being with lifestyle choices rooted in ancient practices, for others, it's using botanicals instead of pharmaceutical drugs to manage chronic health conditions. Many utilize the healing power of food as medicine by following their Blood Type, GenoType, or SWAMI diets. We believe in the cumulative power of all these inherent self-healing processes.

A year ago, the US Senate unanimously approved a resolution that established Naturopathic Medicine Week, recognizing the ability of naturopathic physicians to provide safe, effective, and affordable health care and urged Americans to learn more about this form of medicine. This year, we are celebrating Naturopathic Medicine Week from October 6-12 and urge you to explore a more natural approach to health for yourself or a loved one.

5 interesting facts about Naturopathic medicine:


The naturopathic approach includes clinical nutrition, homeopathy, botanical medicine, physical medicine/therapeutic manipulation, acupuncture, stress management, and natural childbirth.


Naturopathic medicine emphasizes the body's inherent self-healing ability - a clear divergence from conventional medicine, which tends to focus on managing sickness. In fact, 75% of all health care spending in the US is for the treatment of preventable chronic illnesses (high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and arthritis) - studies show that an effective ND primary care program could cut the costs of chronic and stress related illness by up to 40% and lower the cost of specialist utilization by 30%.


Naturopathic doctors have been around for decades. Today, 4,400 ND's hold a license, having graduated from 4-year full-time doctoral level residential programs at accredited naturopathic medical schools. ND's are experts in natural medicine who employ an approach that views the body as a whole, searching for the cause of the illness, not just treatment of the symptoms.


Naturopathic approaches are the future of medicine.

  • ND's are trained primary care physicians
  • ND's focus on disease prevention and wellness
  • Focus on treatment of the whole person fosters patient empowerment
  • Employ less expensive, less invasive procedures
  • Decreases prescription drug costs
  • Decreases adverse reactions and side effects to medications
  • Lowers malpractice rates
  • Reduced insurance costs


Currently, 20 states and territories license ND's including: Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, and Washington. Many other states are considering licensing ND's - contact your state legislature to demand that they are recognized in your state.


Is Soy Safe?

In this video, Dr. Jared Skowron, weighs in on the safety of soy products referencing Dr. Peter D'Adamo's Blood Type Diet and other individualized approaches to nutrition.


Study Finds Memory Loss More Common
In People with Blood Type AB!

By Ann Quasarano

When Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo wrote Aging: Fight It with the Blood Type Diet in 2005, he recommended a diet high in richly oiled cold water fish and antioxidant packed fruits and vegetables to support brain health for all people, but especially those with type AB blood.

Today, a new study supported by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Studies and published in the journal Neurology, found that individuals with blood type AB were 82 percent more likely than other types to develop the thinking and memory problems that can lead to dementia.

  • According to the authors of the study, led by Dr. Mary Cushman of the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, people with blood type AB make up a mere 4 percent of the US population, yet they are more likely than other types to develop age related cognitive decline.
  • In the study, researchers used data from a larger one - the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke - highlighting the links between vascular issues and brain health. Of those involved in the study who did not have memory or thinking problems at the start, the researchers pinpointed 495 participants who developed thinking and memory problems or cognitive impairment during the course of the study.
  • These participants were compared with 587 people who did not have any cognitive difficulties. The results show that those with blood type AB made up six percent of the group that developed cognitive impairment, compared with only four percent found in the population.
  • In a release, Dr. Cushman said, "Our study looks at blood type and risk of cognitive impairment, but several studies have shown that factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes contribute to the risk of impairment and dementia. Blood type is also related to other vascular conditions, like stroke, so the findings highlight the connections between vascular conditions and brain health."
  • The study also looked at blood levels of a protein that helps blood clot, called factor VIII. High levels of which have been linked to a higher risk of cognitive impairment and dementia. Those in the study with higher levels of this protein were 24% more likely to develop thinking and memory problems during the study than those with lower levels. Participants with AB blood type had a higher level of factor VIII than people from all other blood types.

While more research needs to be done, individuals with blood type AB will do well eating right for their blood type!


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Grilled Salmon Fillets with
Lemon & Dill

Right for All Blood Types Recipe

Fresh salmon needs very little preparation to bring out its savory flavor. In this recipe, the bright essence of lemon is enhanced by the sweetness of dill making this dish nearly perfect. Serve it atop your favorite greens for a quick and tasty lunch or alongside your favorite steamed veggies for a light dinner.

  • 4 6-ounce salmon fillets
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Combine lemon juice, zest, oil, dill and garlic in a large re-sealable bag. Add salmon and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Preheat grill. Remove salmon from bag and place on hot grill. Brush salmon with marinade from the bag. Grill salmon for about 4 to 5 minutes per side. Remove when done. Salmon should be light in color and flake easily through the thickest part.

Find more delicious, simple to prepare recipes in the Eat Right for Your Type Personalized Cookbooks (they make a great gift at the budget-friendly price of only $10.80 each).