Blood Type Diet
According to naturopath Peter J. D'Adamo, N.D., in his book Eat Right 4 Your Type, the missing link might be the four basic blood types: O, A, B, and AB. "There had to be a reason why there were so many paradoxes in dietary studies and disease survival," why some people lose weight and others do not on the same diet or why some people keep their vitality as they age, and others do not.
His research into anthropology, medical history, and genetics led him to conclude that blood type is "the key that unlocks the door to the mysteries of health, disease, longevity, physical vitality, and emotional strength." Dr. D'Adamo explains that the practical application of the blood type "key" is that it enables you to make informed choices about your dietary, exercise, supplement, and even medical treatment plans. With the blood type "road map," these plans can now "correspond to your exact biological profile" and "the dynamic natural forces within your own body."
Type O-People fare best on animal proteins and less well on dairy products and grains. The leading reason for weight gain among Type O's is the gluten found in wheat products and, to a lesser extent, lentils, corn, kidney beans, and cabbage. Ideal exercises for Type O's include aerobics, martial arts, contact sports, and running. Type O's are the most likely to suffer from arthritis, asthma, hay fever, and other allergies.
Type O-People fare best on intense physical exercise.
Are more naturally suited to a vegetarian diet and foods that are fresh, pure, and organic. Type A's are predisposed to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
Type A's prefer calming, centering exercise, such as yoga and tai chi.
Have a strong immune system and a tolerant digestive system and tend to resist many of the severe chronic degenerative illnesses, or at least survive them better than the other blood types. Type B's have a high allergy threshold, and will react allergically only if they eat the wrong foods.
Type B's do best with moderate physical exercise requiring mental balance, such as hiking, cycling, tennis, and swimming.
An amalgam of types A and B, is the most biologically complex. For this group, a combination of the exercises for types A and B works best.
Type AB's tend to have the fewest problems with allergies, while heart disease, cancer, and anemia are medical risks for them.
Blood type, with its digestive and immune specificity, is a window on a person's probable susceptibility to or power over disease.
While you cannot change your blood type, you can use knowledge about its nature to implement a dietary plan biologically suited to your makeup. Many people who have reported that they soon felt increased energy, weight loss, a lessening of digestive complaints, and improvement of chronic conditions such as asthma, headaches, and heartburn!
As you review this different types of diet choices please keep in
mind that this is just a brief overview of each of these programs
and that there are many other types as well.
If you would like more information or suggestions on how to
easily incorporate them into your busy life and make this a life
style change instead of viewing them as restrictive diet,
please contact us as we would be happy to help.
Disclaimer: None of the statements made have been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or
prevent disease. This is for informational purposes only.