Unlocking The Door Together
by Martha D'Adamo
I was glad to see a recent Fox News article on the growing awareness in the medical community about the power of personalized nutrition. It reported on a study that was recently completed at the University of Southern California Davis about why some diets work for some people and don't for others. Not that this is news to us, as Peter has been researching the link between blood type, a genetic marker, and diet/nutrition/health/wellness for over 35 years. But it underscores the validity of this concept and how prescient Peter (and his dad before him) was in treating people as individuals.
For me, the promise and the gift of being seen as an individual, is that it has helped me to prevent the health issues' inheritance that run in my family, as well as made me so much more aware of what I could pass on to my children. It's not just my blue eyes, it's the epigenetic legacy that comes from my parents and their parents... and their parents. Having this knowledge can change the attitude of "this runs in my family, I am doomed" to "we have the power to change our genetic destiny."
Blood type is the gateway and entry point to individuality; once there you can choose to stay there or to continue to explore further by determining your secretor status and eventually finding out your GenoType. This process itself is fascinating, as you will come to know things about yourself that you never realized, like what your fingerprint patterns reveal or what having a longer ring finger than index finger means and how this impacts your health.
So although I was pleased to see the study, it certainly didn't break new ground. That's been Peter's life work, and I know how difficult it has been for him over the years as he has researched, written and lectured while being challenged by naysayers and skeptics, some of whom are the very ones to talk about personalized medicine today as if it is a new discovery.
Peter's good fortune, and subsequently my good fortune, is that we have been surrounded by an ever-growing community of people who saw and continue to see the potential in this work; as individuals who are committed to health and healing, as well as, practitioners who utilize these concepts in their private practices. It takes courage to be ahead of the pack, whether you are the scientist who discovers or the early adopters who embrace something new and share it with passion. We are all courageously linked, brought together by a simple drop of blood that holds within it the key to our individuality. As Peter wrote in the opening line of Eat Right 4 Your Type, "Your Blood Type is the key that unlocks the door to the mysteries of health, disease, longevity, physical vitality, and emotional strength."
So glad we have unlocked the door together. The journey continues...