View Full Version : Blood Type/Diet
02-06-2005, 09:56 PM
I feel really good! I donated blood recently (first time) and I feel so happy knowing that I will help someone in need or save a life in the future! The experience itself was really funny because my blood didn't seem to want to leave my body (seriously). Afterwords, like 20 minutes or so, I was the last one there still getting my blood drawn and finally left being known as the longest lasting guy of the day (muahahahah).
So yeah besides helping others out, I think it's cool to know that the blood i'm giving is from a raw, pure diet! Though I don't plan on donating anymore any time soon. Takes me too long!
I think everyone should donate blood once in awhile, exspecially guys since they might have excess iron in their blood, opposed to women who are able to get rid of excess iron through thier periods.
I've seen a few things on the Blood Type Diets and was wondering if anyone has tried them or what you think about them?
02-07-2005, 02:34 AM
I've read about the diet, but haven't done much. The interesting thing I found is that B blood types (I'm B+) aren't supposed to have shellfish. The theory is that most B blood types originated from Jewish/Eastern-European background, and B blood types have a hard time digesting them. Then, it appears that the Jewish proscriptions against shellfish actually had a dietary background/reason to them.
At any rate, I've never had a problem eating shellfish.
Here's a chart to determine what foods are good/bad for you.
02-07-2005, 08:07 AM
I haven't seen anything that scientifically backs up the Blood Type diet, so I'm not sure about it.
If I lose any weight on a raw diet, I'll end up too thin to donate blood. I'm short, and I think they have a 110-lb cut-off point. A couple more pounds will make me ineligible.
02-07-2005, 08:43 AM
I followed the Blood Type diet religiously for six months and the following is my experience.
But first a bit of history. I could eat everything and anything I wanted with no ill effects. I ate beef, pork, dairy, sugar, flour. I didn't drink milk (yuck), but loved sour cream, half & half, ice cream, shakes, etc. (thick dairy is what I preferred!)
Then, at the ripe old age of 36 I had to have a hysterectomy. My weight shot up 20 pounds and I felt and looked horrible. I felt like I'd aged 10 years in the one year following the surgery.
I came across the "Eat Right for Your Type" book and decided to give it a try. I wasn't sure what my blood type was, but for some reason assumed it was Type O. I started following that diet which is the "beef-eaters" diet. I started eating lots and lots of steak, and I felt like lead. I felt like I was towing a barge behind me. I donated blood - very slowly like you. They were practically kneading my veins to get the blood out!! I learned that I actually had Type A blood. As soon as I got home, I checked the book and much to my delight, learned that Type A blood was the "First Vegetarian"!! YEEHA! I typed out a list of all the AVOID foods and all the HIGHLY BENEFICIAL foods and carried that with me wherever I went. I followed it to a "t" for 6 months. I lost some weight, my energy level increased, my allergies cleared up, I felt so much better than I had before.
Then my husband was transferred to another state and while househunting, we went to Cracker Barrel for dinner. I hadn't had a beef in a loooon time, so I decided to treat myself to a pot roast. BIG, HUGE, MASSIVE mistake!! The gal who once could eat anything was sick for THREE DAYS! It was like my body could not digest it - it festered. I could not eliminate it no matter what. I had acid reflux, stomach cramps, gas pains, constipated, bloated, heart burn. I had to sleep, sitting on the toilet with my head on a pillow up against the wall of the hotel bathroom. It was horrendous. I could not eat anything for those three days. All I did was drink aloe juice, calcium and eat tums. I was miserable.
I noticed that when I consumed any dairy, mucous would build up within minutes and I'd have a sinus drip.
So, the Blood Type diet for me was like a launching pad to raw foods. I find that raw foods are the superior diet for me in the sense that I have never, in my life, had anything make such dramatic and positive changes as being on a raw food diet for just 60 days (and that was averaging 95% raw). The weight loss still blows me away - almost quite literally. At 110 pounds, it wouldn't take much of a breeze to blow me down the road! LOL!!! ;) My health is phenomenal. It is flu season around here - everyone is sick with intestinal problems - and I haven't even had as much as a sniffle. (Thank you Lord!!)
There's one other thing I want to mention. The blood type diet led me to believe that certain foods would cause a mucous buildup, such as tomatoes, melons, olives, anything containing vinegar,etc. However, when I went to my ND and he told me to drink tomato juice, I kinda panicked. I told him what I'd read about tomatoes and such causing mucous. He told me that raw foods, and that included the ones I was concerned about, do not "cause" mucous, they draw them out of the body. Because my body was overloaded with mucous from food allergies (dairy, corn, wheat, soy), those fruits were drawing the mucous out. Now, I'm ecastatic that I can eat cantaloupe and honeydew melon again, and tomatoes, etc... So, raw foods was actually more freeing for me.
So, Switzerland, that's my experience. Hope it helps.
02-07-2005, 02:35 PM
Thanks for your post. I was wondering too if the food was truly raw, whether I would have problems. For example, the chart said I couldn't eat sunflower seeds, soy products, and other things I eat all the time. It is really hard to tell if they really do affect me because I have fibro, which kinda feels like having the flu everyday.
I am trying to be more raw because I want to get rid of this dang fibro. I still cannot work, and one of they symptoms is insomnia. That's why you'll see some of my posts at 4 in the morning!
So, are you saying that when you eat the blood diet "nos" raw, you don't have problems?
02-07-2005, 03:16 PM
Nice read, thanks for your post nutrimom! Really cool to know that you found your way over time, and that's awesome how know how great your doing!
I have been trying the blood type diet out, and I think it is an excellent addition to the raw diet, they both work great together!
There have been a few foods listed for my blood type that said I should avoid, like bananas and avo's which I used to eat alot of, but the list said I should aviod them and I tried that and I can't tell you how much better I felt in addition to already feeling great!
If anyone is interested in knowing the good and bads foods for their blood type, I can honestly say to everyone that they should give it a look if they know their blood type.
Also, heres a cool website I came across about keeping your body alkaline
02-07-2005, 04:41 PM
So, are you saying that when you eat the blood diet "nos" raw, you don't have problems?That is correct Wendy. Since starting raw, my body has been eliminating the mucous that was overwhelming me. After four months raw, I rarely cough up any mucous and when I eat tomatoes and melons and other stuff that was on my AVOID list, I have no problems. :D NOw, if I have any dairy - that's a whole different story. I had a tiny bit of ice cream the other day - out of curiosity - and within minutes, my stomach started gurgling, bubbling, I started couing up mucous and had gas. SO, NO GO on the dairy! But I figured as much.;)
02-07-2005, 04:47 PM
Also, heres a cool website I came across about keeping your body alkaline
Interesting site. Everytime I go to my ND, he checks my ph level and, fortunately, it has always been 7.4 - 7.5. One of the many benefits of eating raw.:)
02-07-2005, 05:37 PM
The theory is that most B blood types originated from Jewish/Eastern-European background, and B blood types have a hard time digesting them. Then, it appears that the Jewish proscriptions against shellfish actually had a dietary background/reason to them.
Umm Wendy, that is interesting, my hubby is B+ a very dark skinned African American man, although he shaves his head, very kinky hair, however, when he broke his nose, the doctor told him - he had an interesting nose because it was a EuroAfrican nose and he has never seen a nose exactly like his - neither have I. I shared that with him, and he said he could see the Jewish background, but the Eastern-European background stumps him. I had a few jokes to crack about his family, but he silenced me with a kiss - thanks for providing a away for some lovin' :D
02-07-2005, 05:56 PM
I came across the "Eat Right for Your Type" book and decided to give it a try. I wasn't sure what my blood type was, but for some reason assumed it was Type O. I started following that diet which is the "beef-eaters" diet. I started eating lots and lots of steak, and I felt like lead.
Hmmm, I am O-, I don't think that diet would be good for me, but I know Red Cross LOVES ME
02-07-2005, 10:44 PM
I think it is Jewish and Eastern European that have this blood type. Jews originated in the Middle East. My mother, sister, and grandfather are all AB. My hubby is B. He is also Lebanese, and he's got the nose alright! So do I (I am Hungarian Jew background, with Italian and Ukrainian). My hubby and I look alot alike except he's darker.
Sharon in Colorado
02-07-2005, 11:11 PM
I'm Jewish with A + blood. What's on my menu?
02-08-2005, 09:10 AM
"A" blood type is vegetarian, lucky you! I know for a fact this is true, my mom is AB- and when she eats meat, she feels like a rock hit her stomach. I'm trying to switch her over.......she still eats nonorganic meat, and I try to tell her, do you even KNOW what's in there?? I really would be happier if she eschewed meat completely, but she should at least go organic with it....
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