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The jury is still out

2out of 5

by katiecowgirl on February 16, 2011

I was introduced to this book by a neighbor in late September. I was fascinated, and began to follow the A type diet, although sort of haphazardly. I have almost stopped eating red meat in preference for poultry, mostly chicken as per the book. I have tried soy, and stressed more peanut butter, more rye bread over whole wheat, more rice over pasta. Very interesting! As one reviewer noted, "a book advising me to drink more red wine and coffee must be top-notch literature." It's too hard to give up cheese, though.

BUT I cannot understand what is wrong with sea foods for me, for example. There is no research, no logic. Certain fish are recommended, others on the Avoid list, elsewhere referred to as "poison" to my system, likely to lead to cancer and so forth. No reasons. Perhaps some are given in the sequel, Live Right... But I am not satisfied at having to use blind faith in my decision making, especially since I love shrimp and scallops.

MOST IMPORTANT, though, is that I have been really sick this winter, since mid December. I had a cold, picked up flu from a friend in spite of having had the shot. I never had pneumonia before, but I have had it twice, a recurrence a week after the first, that required two doses of Levaquin for a total of 17 days. And I have had the pneumonia shot! I have had a lot of allergy and inflammation, very heavy reliance on my inhalers. My nose is usually stuffy. One thing follows another, a new cold into bronchial inflammation, and so forth. I would say my immune system is doing poorly. Can this be unrelated to the new diet? Maybe. But I can't see exactly how. So----the jury is still out.
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