Blood Type Diet

Eat According to Your Blood Type

Your blood type can influence your nutritional needs and exercise requirements.

One hallmark of alternative medicine is to acknowledge the biochemical uniqueness of each person and the need to tailor treatments and prescriptions to match that person.

While a person’s genetic code is the basis of this individuality, basing treatments on genetic factors is too broad an approach and not consistent with alternative medicine.

Naturopathic Physician Peter J. D’Adamo, in his book Eat Right 4 Your Type®, theorizes that 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,” says Dr. D’Adamo.

Blood type is a window to a person’s probable susceptibility to or power over disease.

According to Dr. D’Adamo, type O’s are the most likely to suffer from asthma, hay fever and other allergies, while type B’s have a high allergy threshold and will have allergic reaction  only if they eat the wrong foods. Type B’s are especially susceptible to autoimmune disorders, such as chronic fatigue, lupus, and multiple sclerosis. Type AB’s tend to have the fewest problems with allergies, while heart disease, cancer, and anemia are risks.

Type O’s are the main sufferers of arthritis because their immune systems are “environmentally intolerant,” especially to foods that can produce inflammatory reactions in their joints. Types A and B are the most susceptible to diabetes, have a higher rate of cancer, and poorer survival odds than other types.

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