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Blood Type Diet, Spotlight: People

Success Story: Monica Duran

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“My diet was a healthy diet,” explains Monica Duran, a blood type O, “I ate approximately 65-75% organic foods.” But she was still having headaches—lots of them—up to 24-30 migraines per month that had to be treated with medication. Monica, a 39 year old woman, had suffered with migraines throughout her life, and she said that she had tried everything including acupuncture and chiropractic treatment to no avail. Traditional medicine was not much help either, “I have been allergy tested, been in a sleep clinic, and had occipital vein injections. I was on three different prescriptions and a portable injection just in case I couldn’t get to the emergency room.”

In September of 2011 everything changed. A colleague at her office introduced Monica to the book that changed her life, Eat Right for Your Type. “I was surprised that I had never heard of it before, or that none of my physicians had recommended it. I was a bit skeptical, but considering all the things I tried in the past, I thought, ‘What do I have to lose?’”

Monica says that she noticed changes in her migraines within two weeks of starting the diet. “I eliminated cucumbers, black olives, corn, oranges, milk, most breads, and my all-time favorite, pizza. After reading the book, I realized that corn was a natural inflammatory, which is doubly bad for me because I also have rheumatoid arthritis. The small changes made me feel less sluggish, relieved my joint pain, and reduced my stomach acid.”

She is proud to say that she has not had to fill her migraine prescriptions since December 2011. Her next goal? Dropping a few extra pounds. “I had no idea that Type O’s are more vulnerable to negative metabolic effects and sluggish thyroid activity and weight gain. Now I have to step it up in this department! Now I have a clearer picture as to how to accomplish this and why most ‘so-called diets’ don’t work for me.”

Like most of us, Monica says that occasionally she will slip up and have something on her avoid list, but now, she is making a more conscious decision in the food choices that she makes. “I always ask myself, ‘is it worth it?’ The answer is always, ‘No.’ Pizza is not worth the pain of a migraine!” “I would encourage anyone that has heard of the Blood Type Diet to try it,” says Monica. “Don’t cheat and don’t lie to yourself – and in doing so, the quality of your life will change dramatically!”

About: 

Ann Quasarano is the director of marketing for North American Pharmacal/ D'Adamo Personalized Nutrition. In addition to her marketing work Ann also edits the wildly popular D'Adamo Nutrition Email Newsletter.

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