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September 2016 - D'Adamo Newsletter

Volume 13, Number 9

Happy September

by Martha D'Adamo
Martha D'Adamo

Happy September…but wait….what happened to summer? I find myself in this place every year, when September arrives, just as I was starting to relax. This is the first year that I do not have a child going back to school or moving into an apartment! Emily has graduated from college and is embarking on the next stage of her life, and Claudia has renewed her lease, so there is no furniture to be moved. Although my schedule has been quite busy with the demands of NAP as well as some Opus trainings that we hosted and Peter led, I keep thinking that I am forgetting something. It occurred to me that my internal clock is still set to the cyclical nature of education, that recurring cycle of buying school supplies, back to school clothing, first day of school, adjusting to new schedules, etc. For me, September has the same feeling of the start of a new year as January does.

Although not necessitating any of the preparations that the girls had, Peter has a new academic schedule, and the teaching shifts and Generative Medicine classes are in full swing at the COE. With this, comes all the excitement of training new students, meeting new patients, and figuring out how we nourish ourselves on the run and keep ourselves healthy.

With this in mind, we've focused this newsletter on back to school/back to work/back to routines, and we are featuring some terrific articles on boosting you and your families' immune systems as we start the school year and head into fall. There are some great tips that are easy to incorporate into daily life, and we put together some tasty and healthy ideas for bag lunches that work for school or work.

Take time to enjoy the transitions that September brings while enjoying the lingering days of summer.



Tips for Boosting Immunity for Kids

Don't Let 'Back to School' Mean 'Colds and Flu' 

  • Imagine protecting your family during the cold and flu season with a quick and tasty shake every morning before school,or in the afternoon when they return from school. Simply add ½ tsp of Proberry 3 Liquid and ½ tsp of ARA 6 powder to juice, fruit, and Protein Blend Powder AProtein Blend Powder B/AB, or Protein Blend Powder O Right 4 Your Type, and your family has an energy-packed, prevention-fortified drink. Or, for the ultimate in convenience, simply add capsules of Proberry and ARA 6 to each family member's daily vitamin regimen.

An Ounce of Prevention

  • Moms know that sending the kids to school often has them coming home with colds. The number one way to prevent colds is to make sure that children wash their hands frequently - germs can live for hours and even days on surfaces. Teaching your children to cough and sneeze into a tissue, throw it away immediately and wash their hands is another good rule for preventing illness.
  • Encouraging them to Eat Right for their blood type is another way to help their bodies build strong immune systems. Serving foods rich in antioxidants, like blueberries, can help to fight free radicals. These berry flavonoids are capable of increasing intracellular levels of vitamin C, maintaining capillary stability, quenching free radicals, maintaining the integrity of collagen, inactivating microbial enzymes and enhancing resistance to infection, and blocking microbial adhesion to cells.
  • Blueberry is only one of three powerful ingredients in Dr. D'Adamo's exclusive Proberry concentrate blend. Elderberries are a rich source of antioxidants and are a great choice for immune support during the cold and flu season. The syrup is pleasant tasting and a hit with children. Add a teaspoon to water or juice during cold and flu season to ensure that they are getting a fortifying boost of these important antioxidants. Add a teaspoon of Dr. D'Adamo's ARA 6 Powder for a complete immune boost. ARA 6 is a light, easily blended powder derived from the Western Larch tree, an excellent source of soluble fiber. The primary component of ARA 6 is high-molecular weight polysaccharides capable of up-regulating critical aspects of the immune system.

Eating on the Run 

Kids Vitamins & Minerals- Right for your Type

  • Children and teens over the age of six can benefit from Exakta - a multi-nutrient blend that contains vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, antioxidant support from green tea and four highly concentrated berry-fruit extracts. Exakta was formulated for children, pregnant and nursing mothers and seniors, so it's easier on the stomach and easier to assimilate. And, it's right for all types!


Back to School Essentials:
6 Steps to Keep Your Kids (and Yourself) Healthy

Establish a sleep routine

A good night's sleep allows the immune system to regenerate itself and fight off disease. Especially in back-to-school season, a rigorous sleep schedule helps little energetic bodies wind down and busy minds rest. A sleep routine involves consistent bedtimes and wake times - choose a time and stick to it! It may help to incorporate consistent bath times and story times before lights-out so your child gets used to these steps prior to sleeping.

Find time for fun

Sitting behind a desk in a classroom all day and then doing homework after school not only causes little bodies to feel sluggish, a lack of exercise can result in a sluggish immune system as well. Make a point to get your children outside for at least 30 minutes every day - ride bikes, play ball, jump rope, anything to get them moving to stimulate their immune system.

Practice good nutrition

With so many fun summer activities that involve eating on the go, many families tend to slack on their Blood Type or other personalized nutrition programs. We know that all immunity begins in the gut, so take the time to re-commit to your family's good health and the Blood Type Diet! Focus on adding more beneficial foods from your family's Blood Type Diet lists to your weekly menu and to your children's lunch boxes in particular (see our healthy lunch box suggestions in the recipe section of this newsletter!).

Watch for signs of stress

Adults aren't the only ones who get stressed out! School and social pressures can take a toll on children - particularly middle and high school age tweens and teens. Hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline can race through the body and weaken the immune system. Often, kids aren't emotionally developed to communicate how or why they are stressed, so parents should keep a watchful eye to determine daily patterns and talk about ways to handle occasional stress.


Research shows that everyone can benefit from developing a meditation practice. Taking a meditation break for 5 minutes daily can calm the mind and the nerves, restore a sense of balance and help with clarity and focus. No special tools are needed. Just have your child sit comfortably or lie down, close their eyes, and focus on their breath, counting to 5 on the inhale and 7 on the exhale. Practice cycles of 21. Extra credit is given if the parent does this along with the child!

Boost with ARA 6 and Proberry

D'Adamo Personalized Nutrition offers two outstanding and kid-friendly products that help to boost immunity and keep kids healthy.  ARA 6 and Proberry syrup are easily mixed with water, juice, or can be added to fruit smoothies. Young children benefit from the use of elderberry as a general preventive against flu and other viruses. A great-tasting product that is very effective is NAP's Proberry syrup. Larch arabinogalactan is a mild immune modulator, similar in action to echinacea, but usable by all blood groups and possessing additional beneficial effects on the intestines. DPN's ARA 6 is the only arabinogalactan product available using pharmaceutical grade larch: all others use the cruder food grade.


Dr. D'Adamo's Favorites for:
Healthy Immune Support

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Proberry 3 Liquid

Reap the health enhancing benefits of dark-hued berries such as blueberry, elderberry, and raspberry. Packed with powerful antioxidants, Proberry 3 Liquid is a great tasting syrup that mixes well with water, tea, or juice and a great choice for immune support during low temperature weather or changing seasons.

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Proberry Caps

Dark-hued berries such as blueberry and elderberry contain antioxidants that support healthy aging.   

Pigmented flavonoids are capable of increasing levels of vitamin C, support healthy capillary stability, support collagen production, and promote a healthy immune response. Proberry Caps is a unique combination of three powerful plant-based antioxidants: blueberries, elderberries, and acerola cherry, a fantastic triad that is a great choice for healthy immune support during times of biological challenge. Proberry Caps feature a critical 4:1 concentrate of elderberry combined with ARA 6 to optimize normal immune function.

Proberry Caps support healthy aging as well as optimize healthy immune function.

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If you are looking to improve the health of your gut and your microbiome, ARA 6 is an essential element in your health protocol.

In addition to its immune-enhancing effects, ARA 6 is a natural source of soluble fiber that promotes colon health, and it acts as a prebiotic food supply for gut microfloral balance.

ARA 6 was the first product developed for the consumer market by Dr. Peter D'Adamo, as he was tasked as the initial researcher on its efficacy for clinical use back in the early 1990's. It is good for all blood types and it mixes easily in liquids, which makes it ideal for children or for those individuals who have problems swallowing pills.

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Protein Blend Powder O

Protein Blend Powder A

Protein Blend Powder B/AB

Protein Blend Powder
Our custom-blended protein powders are the only right-for-your-type protein blends for your blood type. Optimized for optimal uptake and energy production, they contain no artificial flavoring, sugar, or preservatives. Begin your day by scooping your protein blend into a smoothie or a beneficial juice. Enjoy one of our favorite recipes below.

Ingredient Highlights:

  • Type O: Protein Blend Powder O is a uniquely formulated protein with an all natural, gluten free, non-GMO, hypo-allergenic rice base with an excellent amino acid profile, fiber, and bromelain for maximum digestibility. 20g of protein per serving.
  • Type A: Custom blended for Type A using highly beneficial soy and pea proteins, this unique protein powder also contains amino acids, bromelain, and arabinogalactan essential for absorption and digestibility in Type A. 15g of protein per serving.
  • Type B/AB: Protein Blend Powder B/AB mixes a superior whey protein with an all natural, gluten free, non-GMO, hypo-allergenic rice base and amino acids for the ultimate digestible protein specifically formulated for Type B and AB. 20g of protein per serving.

Chocolate Cherry Unibar

Blueberry Almond Unibar

Finally, there's a satisfying, energizing snack for when you are trying to eat smart. The Unibar is the healthy snack you don't have to feel guilty about! Designed by Dr. D'Adamo for all blood types — including secretor and nonsecretor — The Unibar is an ideal snack:

  • a nutritious pocket-sized snack for a burst of energy between meals
  • a quick solution when you don't have time for a full meal
  • a clean fuel workout bar
  • a healthy, handy treat

Unibars are made from the purest, natural food ingredients. Sweetened by nature with  organic Agave Nectar. More slowly metabolized, with fewer calories and a natural sweet taste, Agave Nectar is nature's perfect answer to great taste without processed sweeteners, refined sugar or other less healthful, less nutritious ingredients.

Chocolate Cherry or Blueberry Almond


Blood Type Diet - Lunchtime Lettuce Wraps

Bring all of the summer sunshine back to school and back to the office with these light and crunchy no-bread wraps!

Easy to make ahead and pack for take-away, these wraps share common ingredients that you can use as a base for a Right 4 All Blood Types meal. Add on the suggested protein for a beneficial lunch and dip in a simple lemon-oil dressing. 

Greens and Beans Salad Greens and Beans Salad

Greens and Beans Salad Greens and Beans Salad

Find more delicious, simple to prepare recipes in the Eat Right for Your Type Personalized Cookbooks.