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I have found your info on the blood group diet and would like to ask a question. I saw a naturopath about a month ago who put me on the diet (for o blood group) and swears by it. She said that when I eat or drink something on the 'not recommended' list, it is like I am poisoning my system.
I am just wondering, do you think this diet is true? I am afraid that if I have taken on the doctors belief, then if I do eat something like wheat that it will affect me, as it is all in the mind.
I would be most grateful for your opinon.
No, its not true. The naturopath who wrote the book claimed that ‘lectins’ in various foods interacted with different blood types cell markers in damaging ways. This claim is untrue. We have found scientific evidence that these lectins act exactly the same way with each blood type, whether it is A, O, B or AB. Please see the chart on the page here. It will show you that.
There is absolutely no evidence that blood type has anything at all to do with foods that are good or bad for you.
Also, while we were using the blood type diet, there were many people on his bulletin board who were blood type A who reported experiencing significant problems in a variety of ways. Most were tired and sleepy all day, many gained unwanted weight, quite a few became diabetic. We noticed many type O people reported significant increases in problematic blood cholesterol, and they had terrible times trying to avoid eating some of the restricted grains – the body seems to need it, and they actually craved it. They would periodically binge on grains, some going literally bonkers over it. Lol
Further, if you get a chance, look for one of his later books (in your public library, don’t bother buying it) , called ‘The Genotype Diet’. In this book, he claims the food you eat should be based on various measurements, like finger length, the pattern of your fingerprints, and other body measurements; not just blood type. Another unsound idea, totally unsupported by any scientific basis, just as his first book on blood type diet. So.....the naturopath completely changed his advice and claims; he apparently didn’t even believe his OWN blood type DIET!! :D
Some of his most ardent followers found out after measuring themselves, that they had been eating the wrong diet for years based on his new claims, YET they said they had done well on the old diet which he now was telling them was ‘poison’ for them. You can imagine how hard we were laughing at hearing this....
Greetings, thanks so much for your reply and for the info, I really appreciate it :)
Yes, the grain restrictions have been really challenging. I cut out all wheat and then I realised it was no corn either which then cut out most other things. I am already as skinny as a rake and felt like I have barely been eating and that it has been very unflexible.
The naturopath that I saw said the diet is anti-aging and it will sky rocket my energy levels which was the reason I consulted a naturopath in the first place but I can honestly say that I have been just as tired, if not more, on the diet.
I really appreciate your time, thanks again.