After I had been living with a Buddhist Vegan for 2 years, we found a nutrition book that we liked a lot:
Eat Right For Your Type, by Peter J. D'Adamo. 1996 Publisher is - Putnam
This book on the implications of human blood type for improving your health was on the New York Times bestseller list for two years, probably because
it was the first nutrition book to provide research results which actually supported the claims made. As D'Adamo notes, human blood typing (as in O,
A, B, and AB) was discovered rather recently, during the first years of the 20th century.
I didn't know my blood type, but the index in the back of the book referred me to a company that sent me a self-test kit for about $8 or $9.
Nowadays they are online, in case some BTS readers and their families would also like to find out their blood type:
It turned out that I am blood type A, which D'Adamo describes as the "natural vegetarian". So I decided to try the vegan approach. I still take
calcium supplements twice a day, and a multivitamin plus bilberry (which contains the same purple chemicals as the visual purple in the human eye, and
has really improved my night vision).
So far it feels really good. Favorite cookbooks that have immeasurably helped include:
The Great American Detox Diet by Alex Jamieson 2005
Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker by Robin Robertson 2004
The Book of Tempeh by William Shurtleff and Akiko Aoyagi 2nd ed., 2001
I also use their other books: The Book of Miso Vol. 1, 2001, and The Book of Tofu, 1979
Follow Your Heart Cookbook, by Janice Cook Knight, 2005
New Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant, by the Moosewood Collective, 1987
The McDougall Plan, by John A. McDougall, MD, 1983
Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat, by Naomi Moriyama, 2005