DR. ABRAVANEL'S BODY TYPE LIFETIME PROGRAM FOR HEALTH, FITNESS AND NUTRITION by

DR. ABRAVANEL'S BODY TYPE LIFETIME PROGRAM FOR HEALTH, FITNESS AND NUTRITION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This didn't make any sense as Dr. Abravanel's Body Type Diet and Lifestyle Nutrition Plan either: a gimmicky program of diet and health tips organized according to which of four glands is--supposedly--dominating the body. Abravanel and King have ""identified"" four different body types, each with its own physical and lifestyle characteristics: thyroid, pituitary, gonad, and adrenal. (""Linda Evans is an example of an A-type woman with a secondary pituitary. Her adrenal body type appears in her shape. . . the more delicate influence added by her secondary pituitary shows in her finer skin."") After instructions on determining individual type, the authors offer up a mash of nutrition advice (for each type, ""plenty,"" ""moderation,"" and ""rarely"" foods), plus exercise and stress-reduction tips. If the basic body type is known, all sorts of pitfalls and hazards supposedly can be prevented (""gonadal women have their typical cravings for fats and spices""). Much of this is a repeat of the authors' previous guide--and the new material is no better.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1985
Publisher: Bantam