The diet for prevention and cure
Dr. Mozzi’s diet attempts to provide everyone with a tool to regain control of the day-to-day management of their health and to take care of their physical condition with full awareness, leaving doctors to deal with trauma, emergencies and serious diseases.
Food intolerance is a field where currently there are no certainties. Absolute truth is to be found only within ourselves, and we can get closer to it by bringing together a number of small truths. The biological mechanisms of a living organism are multiple and varied; hence, a disturbance of the biological equilibrium is enough for new signals and disorders to emerge.
What is proposed here should be regarded as merely the beginning, as opposed to the conclusion of research into food intolerance, the starting point of a path where others will tread. The discovery of all the mechanisms and processes that underlie intolerance is a task we leave to researchers and biologists.
In everyday life and over the years our bodies have to face many changes, some of them natural, such as variations in temperature, some artificial, such as taking medicines (antibiotics and cortisone), some others pathological, such as fevers and inflammations. The immune system is thus altered, and consequently also the normal capacity to tolerate certain foods. Not to mention the external factors that have emerged in the past few decades, such as vaccines, the effects of which on the immune system are not well known.
All these possibilities should lead us to adopt a flexible attitude and to keep observing and trying to understand our bodies. For example, any food, even if considered beneficial for a certain group, can cause trouble in excessive quantities: eating 3-5 walnuts a day may be fine, but 10-12 may cause piles. In this book you will not find directions concerning the amount of food you should eat, because that variable is up to the individual person; rather, the book aims at providing readers with the means to discover on their own which foods they can eat and in what quantities. These variables will depend on your constitutional characteristics: metabolism, weight, health condition and also physical activity. The first rule to bear in mind is that a frugal diet, particularly in old age, is more easily reconciled with a satisfactory state of health.
. This book does not have absolute dogmas as its starting point: rather, it provides an accurate, tried-and-tested course of action developed over many years of medical practice with the objective of enabling readers to understand and connect the reactions of their bodies to the various foods they eat. Every blood group has its own distinctive identity. The behaviour of the body when confronted with disease is also a distinctive element of blood groups. Depending on the blood group and immune system characteristics a disease will progress rapidly, with acute episodes that subside equally fast, or it will undergo a protracted evolution and become chronic. What happens when the body is confronted with disease can be compared to people’s reactions when faced with an emergency. If fire breaks out in a house inhabited by several people, they will behave differently: some will be fast and practical, some will be overcome by fear, some will take some time to react, and so on; all of these reactions are determined by each person’s genetic make-up.
The relationship between blood groups, diet and disease is a complex one, not reducible to mere cause and effect. For this reason, we should not resort to facile, categorical generalizations that do not take individual variability into account.
The optimal solution is for every person to understand themselves, their requirements and propensities with respect to nutrition and lifestyle, and to act accordingly.