The Blood Type Diet was created by Dr. Peter D'Adamo, who claims that your blood type determines the right foods for your health. There are four blood types and each one emphasizes certain medicinal, beneficial foods and foods to be avoided. D'Adamo claims that the diet will result in weight loss and will also improve your overall health. It goes further stating that D'Adamo, a naturopathic doctor, believes that your blood type also determines your susceptibility to certain illnesses and how you should exercise to prevent reoccurrences. Always talk with your doctor before beginning a new diet program.
Various Blood Types:
If you're blood type O ("for old," as in humanity's oldest blood line) your digestive tract retains the memory of ancient times, says D'Adamo, so you're metabolism will benefit from lean meats, poultry, and fish. You're advised to restrict grains, breads, and legumes, and to enjoy vigorous exercise.
Type A ("for agrarian") flourishes on vegetarian diets, "the inheritance of their more settled and less warlike farmer ancestors," says D'Adamo. The type A diet contains soy proteins, grains, and organic vegetables and encourages gentle exercise.
The nomadic blood type B has a tolerant digestive system and can enjoy low-fat dairy, meat, and produce but, among other things, should avoid wheat, corn, and lentils, D'Adamo says. If you're type B, it's recommended you exercise moderately.
The "modern" blood type AB has a sensitive digestive tract and should avoid chicken, beef, and pork but enjoy seafood, tofu, dairy, and most produce. The fitness regimen for ABs is calming exercises.
Ruthla writes, "While this isn't a strictly LC plan, it IS another diet book that claims to be a lifestyle and promote overall health. I have fibromyalgia, and I've experienced incredible improvements when I've identified and removed food triggers; I'm wondering if this book can help me identify even more triggers and
help me experience an even higher level of health."
The most astounding point while reading this book was that many of the foods that I should avoid were already on my hit list. Furthermore, most of the foods I already enjoyed were part of my daily selection. There were a few nuances on food groups I could not fathom, but overall, implementing beneficial foods into my diet marked improvement in pain. You can get a quick glimpse of your blood type at Dr. Lam's Body, Mind, Nutrition website. Just search the website for your blood type and print off the easy to read chart. But, I do recommend reading the book as it holds numerous valuable information regarding your every day health.