Ask Dr. D'Adamo

Ask Dr. D'Adamo Index    |     Latest Entry    |     Pull a Random Question

Questions of A More Technical Nature

Live Right 4 Your Type, Typebase and Coffee


I purchased the book "live right 4 your type". I also have "eat right 4 your type". I noticed that the information in the two books relating to diet is not the same. For example, blood type AB and coffee: "live right" says AVOID- page 322, yet "eat right" say BENEFICIAL. These are obviously two very different recommendations !! Today, on the dadamo website, I was looking at the TYPEBase page. When I look up coffee, It says exactly what the "eat right" book said - i.e. BENEFICIAL. Also on the TYPEBase page, it says that "The most up-to-date food values (in print) can be found in Live Right 4 Your Type." book. So now, I am thoroughly confused. Did I purchase a copy of the "live right 4 yout type" book with misprints ?


First the easy part. TYPEbase is derived from a spreadsheet which was slightly more dated than what was orginally publsihed as Live Right 4 Your Type. This is being corrected, and probably as you read this TYPEbase will harmonize with Live Right 4 Your Type.

As far as the coffee difference between Eat Right 4 Your Type. and Live Right 4 Your Type, It basically stems from information suggestive that although I originally though otherwise, blood group AB differs from group A in two important manners:

1.) they react to stress more similar to group O (excessive catecholamine production) than group A. Coffee drinking elevates catecholamine production.

2.) evidence suggests that group AB's need to keep the Natural Killer Cell (NK) activity optimized, probably as a way to offset the lack of any opposing blood group antibodies. Coffee drinking is known to decrease NK activity.

The Ask Dr. D'Adamo internet advice column ran from 1996 to 2009, at which time Dr. D'Adamo's teaching and programming responsibilities no longer allowed him to devote time and resources to directly answering visitor questions. However we've recently reorganized this treasure-trove of material and made it again available to his readership. He occasionally posts new entries. These are marked with a NEW tag.

facebook share    Tweet This!



Polyflora, customized for each blood type, is a unique blend of pro and prebiotics that optimizes your 'microbiome', which is the entire ecosystem of bacteria in your digestive tract.

Click to learn more

Click the Play button to hear to Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo discuss .

The statements made on our websites have not been evaluated by the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration).
Our products and services are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. If a condition persists, please contact your physician.
Copyright © 2015-2020, Hoop-A-Joop, LLC, Inc. All Rights Reserved.     Log In