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What Your Blood Type Says About Your Diet

By Julie Fink
Posted On Apr 18, 2016
What Your Blood Type Says About Your Diet

Apparently your blood type has A LOT to do with how your body operates – add this to the list of things I wish they taught us in high school. I’ve had my face buried in the Natural Health Bible for the past few days which suggests eating foods and taking supplements that support your genetic makeup might be the key to optimum health. This is one of the primary reasons why trendy diets don’t work for everyone as each persons’ body contains a set of instructions or codes (DNA) that is unique to them.

Two doctors, Dr. Peter D’Adamo and Dr. Catherine Whitney, made a link between food, disease, and blood types and wrote about their findings in a book called The Eat Right 4 Your Type Diet.  There are four major blood groups (O, A, B, AB) linked to historical and anthropological origin which began with Type O in Europe over 200,000 years ago, then Type B began among the Mongols.

Here is what you need to know about your blood type and your diet:

TYPE O

History: PRE-AGRICULTURE PERIOD
This blood type stems from the hunter-gathers which is over 200,000 years’ old who lived on meat, fish, vegetables and fruit. Farmed grains and dairy were NOT available at his time. *This explains the gluten epidemic! Some human beings have DNA that has not genetically evolved into the newer blood types. The Paleo diet works well for Type O’s!

Hunter Gatherer

Type O Health Problems:
Have issues digesting grains
Low thyroid activity which leads to fatigue and weight gain
Stomach ulcers (because of high stomach acids)
Allergies
Arthritis
Blood clotting

Type O Sensitivities:
Farmed foods such as wheat and milk
Foods containing Gluten

Positive Type O Attributes:
Strong defenses against infection
Hardy digestive system
Metabolize food well and stay lean and strong

Try Eating More: Fish, meat, vegetables, fruit
Restrict: Oranges, dairy, corn, and wheat

TYPE A

History: FIRST FARMERS PERIOD
This blood type stems from the the first farmers who inhabited lands going back over 10,000 years old. They lived on vegetable proteins, grains, beans, and were the first to cultivate wheat; Known as the first vegetarians.

Grains

Type A Health Problems:
Cancer
Anemia
Liver/Gallbladder problems
Diabetes (type 1)
Heart Disease

Type A Sensitivities:
Not genetically disposed to dairy foods

Try Eating More: Tofu, grains (except wheat), beans and other legumes (except kidney and lima beans), fruit, soy foods, and seafood
Restrict: Dairy, Kidney and lima beans, wheat, and meat

TYPE B

History: MONGOL PERIOD
Type B’s evolved after A’s and originated in the Himalayan highlands as Caucasian and Mongolian tribes mingled. Mongols brought the type B to Europe; many Jewish people are Type B. Because of the evolution of Type B’s, they are sturdy and can often resist most killer diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

Mongolians

Type B Health Problems:
Immune disorders
Multiple Sclerosis
Lupus
Chronic Fatigue syndrome
Diabetes (type 1)

Positive Type B Attributes:
Type B’s can eat the widest variety of foods including diary products, lamb, and venison.

Try Eating More: Diary, beans and other legumes (except lentils), vegetables, fruit, and meat (but not poultry)
Restrict: Poultry, lentils, peanuts, sesame, buckwheat, wheat, and corn

TYPE AB

History: MODERN PERIOD
The rarest of all major groups is found in less than 5 percent of the world population and is only 1,000 years old. It is a blend of Type A Caucasians and Type B Mongolians.

Modern Period

Type AB Health Problems:
Certain cancers
Anemia
Heart disease

Positive Type AB Attributes:
They combine the best of both worlds and are resistant to most allergies, arthritis, and other autoimmune diseases.

Try Eating More: Seafood, dairy, tofu, beans (except kidney and lima), fruit, grains (except buckwheat), meat, and vegetables
Restrict: Kidney and lima beans, corn, seeds, red meant, and buckwheat

Call your mom or doctor and find out what blood type you are. It’ll help you out immensely!