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What is a Blood Type Diet?
Dr. Peter J D’Adamo, a naturopathic doctor and author of Eat Right For Your Type advocated the blood type diet. Dr D’Adamo believes that our blood types determine our susceptibility to certain illnesses. He claims that blood type is the “most important factor in determining a health diet.” He also claims that the blood type diet will “bring about weight loss, assist with allergy and infection resistance” in addition to achieving overall good health. The diet is based on the premise that our blood types affect digestion and metabolism. If you are blood type O, following is a list of recommended foods to eat for the blood type O diet
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Foods For Blood Type O Diet
For people with blood type O, Dr. D’Adamo prescribes a diet that is low in carbohydrates, high in protein, and low in dairy products. Processed and refined foods like for other blood types should be limited. Dr D’Adamo specifies that avocados, brazil nuts and oranges are food which a person with blood type O should avoid. Very important also for a blood type O person is lots of vigorous exercise.
Dr. Michael Lam, who claims to be an authority on natural healing, supports the blood type diet, by suggesting a list of foods for each blood type. For blood type O people, he suggests under the heading of protein lots of meat and fish. He also suggests vegetables and fruit, but says that grains, beans and legumes are limited. He recommends certain foods to help with weight loss and certain foods to avoid for the purpose of weight loss. The foods to help are: kelp, seafood, salt, liver, red meat, kale, spinach and broccoli. Those to avoid are: wheat, corn, kidney beans, navy beans, lentils, and cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and mustard greens.
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More On Blood Type O Foods
The Natural TNHP Healthplace reaffirms the eating of all types of meat including veal and mutton, but emphasizes organically raised lean red meat. They discourage the eating of pork or anything made with it. They also recommend a variety of deep ocean fish, seafood and sea vegetables like kelp. They advise against certain types like smoked/cured salmon, octopus, pickled herring ad conch. Organically raised poultry /birds can be eaten but not goose. They reiterate Dr.Lam’s suggestion of vegetables like broccoli, kale and spinach, as well as their juices They also recommend voiding most grains and anything made with them, especially wheat and corn. See full list of recommended and non-recommended foods by TNHP here.
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Does The Diet Work?
Many people attest that the diet does work, while there are those who are skeptical. It is important for the blood type O diet person to exercise intensely and to try as much as possible to use the foods that are recommended for this blood type regularly and to avoid the foods listed as ones to avoid. In this way you will see rapid improvements in your health.
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Blood Type Diet by Michael Lam, MD, MPH
The Natural Health Place