|Posted on February 17, 2017 at 3:35 PM|
Eat for 4 Your Blood Type
Blood Type is a way of individualized the way you eating. Keep in mind the blood reorganizes itself by it environment. Our ancestors had unique biological blueprints that complemented their environments. Genetic characteristics of our ancestors live in our blood today.
BLOOD TYPE A
Agrarian (relating to cultivated land or the cultivation of land) - evolved when agriculture began.
BLOOD TYPE PROFILE (A)
STRENGTHS: Adapts well to changes in diet and environment, little need for animal foods, immune system preserves, and metabolizes nutrients more easily.
WEAKNESSES: Sensitive digestive tract, vulnerable immune system, and open to microbial invasion.
HEALTH RISKS: Heart disease, cancer, anemia, liver and gallbladder disorders, and type 1 diabetes.
DIET PROFILE: Classic vegan/vegetarian, vegetables, tofu, seafood, grains, beans, legumes, and fruit.
WEIGHT LOSS: Reduce: Meat, dairy, kidney beans, lima beans, and wheat. Increase: Vegetable oil, soy foods, vegetables, and pineapple.
SUPPLEMENTS: Vitamin B12 for vegans, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E, hawthorn, and echinacea.
EXERCISE: Calming and centering exercises, such as yoga or tai chi.
BLOOD TYPE B
Balanced - more likely to naturally tolerate dairy. When there was no longer sufficient land for agriculture, people shifted to dairy foods.
BLOOD TYPE PROFILE (B)
STRENGTHS: Strong immune system, versatile adaptation to changes in diet and environment, strong nervous system, and tolerates chaos.
WEAKNESSES: No natural weaknesses, but has a tendency toward auto-immune breakdowns and rare viruses.
HEALTH RISKS: Type 1 diabetes and chronic fatigue syndrome. Auto-immune disorders: Lou Gehrig’s disease, lupus, and multiple sclerosis.
DIET PROFILE: Omnivore: Meat (no chicken), dairy, grains, beans, legumes, vegetables, and fruit.
WEIGHT LOSS: Reduce: Corn, lentils, peanuts, sesame seeds, buckwheat, and wheat. Increase: Greens, eggs, venison, liver, and licorice tea.
SUPPLEMENTS: Magnesium, licorice, ginkgo, and lecithin.
EXERCISE: Moderate physical with mental balance such as hiking, biking, tennis, and swimming.
BLOOD TYPE AB
Modern - the most recently evolved blood type.
BLOOD TYPE PROFILE AB
STRENGTHS: Adapts well to modern life, has a rugged immune system, combined benefits of Type A and Type B, most adaptable, can morph into anything, and can process information quickly.
WEAKNESSES: Sensitive digestive tract, tendency for overtolerant immune system that allows for microbial invasion, and has trouble feeling understood by society.
HEALTH RISKS: Heart disease, cancer, and anemia.
DIET PROFILE: Mixed diet in moderation: Meat, seafood, dairy, tofu, beans, legumes, grains, vegetables, and fruit.
WEIGHT LOSS: Reduce: Red meat, kidney beans, lima beans, seeds, corn, and buckwheat. Increase: Tofu, seafood, good quality dairy, greens, kelp, and pineapple.
SUPPLEMENTS: Vitamin C, hawthorn, echinacea, valerian, quercitin, and milk thistle.
EXERCISE: Calming, centering exercises such as yoga or tai chi, combined with moderate physical exercises such as hiking, cycling, and tennis.
BLOOD TYPE O
Old - most susceptible to wheat and corn allergies.
BLOOD TYPE PROFILE (O)
STRENGTHS: Hardy digestive tract, strong immune system, natural defenses against infections, efficient metabolism, shorter small intestines, and less chance for cancer.
WEAKNESSES: Low tolerance for new diets and new environments, immune system can be overactive and attack itself, and baked goods may cause a tired and foggy feeling.
HEALTH RISKS: Low thyroid, inflammation, arthritis, blood-clotting disorders, and ulcers (since they get overly acidic).
DIET PROFILE: Red meat, strong enzymes to digest meat, high protein, vegetables, and fruit.
WEIGHT LOSS: Reduce: Wheat/corn, baked goods, kidney beans, lentils, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower. Increase: Kelp, seafood, salt, liver/red meat, kale, spinach, broccoli, and pineapple.
SUPPLEMENTS: Vitamin A, vitamin K, calcium, iodine, licorice, kelp, and coleus forskohlii (an herb for type O’s who want to be vegetarian but crave meat).
EXERCISE: Intense physical exercise such as running, aerobics, contact sports, martial arts, and power yoga.
Source: Adapted from Peter D’Adamo’s Eat Right for Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution
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