The Blood Type Diet

Happy New Year, dear friends! 😀

I was watching a TV programme just now called “The Path To Health”, a Chinese documentary that discussed various foods, how we eat, what we eat, etc…for good health. It was based on Traditional Chinese Medicine practices and towards the end of the programme, the host of the show talked about a new way of eating that was introduced in 1996 by naturopath, Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo, who said that what we eat should follow our blood types.

The fact that the Chinese health programme I watched did talk about D’Adamo’s diet method got my attention. Hmmmm………now, I got to look more into this new way of eating. 🙄 How interesting indeed! Luckily for me, my family members are all from Blood Type O, so this will make it easy for me to adapt my cooking to this type of diet! Wow!

According to naturopath Peter J. D’Adamo, our blood type is a genetic fingerprint that is more powerful than race, culture or geography. It all has to do with lectins, a diverse group of proteins that are present in certain foods. D’Adamo, who is a naturopath, claims that negative reactions between food lectins and our blood are responsible for many ailments. His solution is to avoid the foods that contain all those bad lectins. The list of what’s good and what’s bad, however, is extensive and differs dramatically according to your blood type. The book states:

  • Type O’s (46 % of the population), belong to the oldest genetic group and need to eat meat virtually every day to satisfy your ancient, hunter-gatherer genes. Type O’s should also avoid oats, wheat, and most grains, because they are all products of an agriculture that didn’t exist when O’s originated.
  • Type A’s (40% of the population) evolved after the start of agrarian society and are best off as a vegetarian.
  • Type B’s (10 % of the population) emerged as humans migrated toward colder, harsher climates. Bs’ can have the most varied diet, including meat, and theirs is the only blood type that does well with dairy products.
  • Type AB (4% of the population) is a relatively modern adaptation that arose from the intermingling of the A’s and the B’s. Therefore, AB’s have the benefits and intolerances of types A and B.

Below are some interesting videos –

Blood Type O

Blood Type A

Blood Types B and AB

What do you think of this type of diet ❓ I shall try this for a while and see how it goes… 😆

Good night and sweet dreams from KL! 😀

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