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One individual’s food is another individual’s poison.... According to clinical research, much of the food allergies (even those you are not aware you even have!) are actually immune system reactions to lectins—sugar binding proteins that are found in many foods you consume. You may not have heard of lectins, but they are not a new discovery. As early as 1946, research talks of lectins sticking and clumping to your blood cells and is the foundational basis on which Eat Right 4 Your Type, also know as the Blood Type Diet, by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo, is written.
The number of individuals developing food allergies and other digestive issues has continued to increase as lectin-filled foods have slowly taken over our diets. Your genetic makeup determines how and to what degree these lectins affect you, which explains why food allergies usually run in families. Your ancestors didn’t eat the types of foods you consume today, and your immune system may not be able to handle the avalanche of lectins in the typical American diet. For example, today’s wheat contains nearly 90 percent more of the lectin called gluten than wheat produced two generations ago - couple that with the fact that you can find gluten added to many food products and your digestive system most likely experiences lectin overload. Imagine now that this is only one dietary lectin known to be problematic for many individuals!
Besides digestive complaints of cramping, flatulence, diarrhea or constipation, dietary lectins can also cause:
And much more!
Our application of nutrition focuses on nutrigenomics; the study of the effects of foods and food constituents on gene expression with relation to the increase and decrease risks of disease. The premise underlying nutrigenomics is that diet can influence health by affecting epigenetics, or the way each individual expresses their genetic makeup. Imagine having a family history of cardiovascular disease or diabetes. Now imagine reprogramming the expression of your genes to take it out of the picture for future generations. This is the application of nutrigenomics. This is an area of medicine which is being highly researched in current times.
Our doctors use the science of individuality developed by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo, with whom Dr. Colicci trained, instituting both the Blood Type and GenoType diet systems with a unique software program called SWAMI written by Dr. D’Adamo himself. After an extensive and in-depth intake, we provide our patients completely tailored nutritional guides, based specifically on not only their medical history, but with consideration of family medical history as well in order to apply a preventive approach to their health and wellness. Nutritional guides contain 900+ different whole foods strategically placed into a diet completely their own using state of the art software. Patients are also provided with recipes containing foods recommended beneficial for them and access to their very own online meal planner.
SWAMI GenoType®, North American Pharmacal Inc.®, D'Adamo Personalized Nutrition®, Dr. Peter D'Adamo®