View Full Version : What do you think about THIS?
08-25-2008, 09:16 PM
There was something I came across or a friend actually turned me onto it when I was researching different foods to eat... The different foods for different blood tyeps: EX being I am type O blood and for me, according to these websites coconuts are "bad" for my blood type... What does everyone think of this ? I am reading this thinking there is NO way I'd ever eat any of the meat on this suggested food list for my blood type. I was just looking at the vegetables/fruits/greens on the list thinking this is a crock of crap for real.. But, then again I was thinking what if the vegs/fruits/greens on that list does affect my blood type? What are your thoughts or opinions??
08-25-2008, 09:50 PM
I followed the blood type diet for a while. I'm type O+. I personally don't think it is a very sound diet. I recommend staying with the raw food diet.
08-25-2008, 10:03 PM
I have read in many reputable places that some blood types have a harder time being vegan/vegetarian than others. It seems to be easiest for A+'s and hardest for the O's.
Yeah, I just took a look at the links you provided, and they had this to say about Type A+ (my type)
Blood Type A must ideally be vegetarian - high carbohydrate, low fat. Basically, stick to fruits and vegetables. This blood type is supposed to have relatively thicker blood, and a sensitive immune system. Must not consume dairy products, animal fat and meat. Should engage in gentle exercise such as yoga or golf, and meditate to deal with stress.
This seems accurate, at least for me.
08-25-2008, 10:12 PM
I was turned onto this diet also by someone that told me it worked really good for her. She is a type A so I believe thats pretty much a vegetarian diet I'm like you a type O.
So anyway Gabrial COusins talks about the blood type diet on youtube. Just do a search raw diet blood type youtube.
pure silly. i attended a lecture of gabriel cousin's where he talked about this issue and it seemed to me not to be such a big deal. more of a "if you want to pay attention to how these foods feel for you" kind of thing.
anyhow, this discussion is also going on over here.
08-26-2008, 02:42 PM
I used to be very involved with the blood type diet and was also one of their few bloggers. I agreed with much of what was said and then had a massive stroke! Of course I quit eating all meats and became a raw vegan.
HOWEVER, even though I love eating this way and do not miss eating all the meats, I still feel as though something is still missing in my eating habits. I have lot almost 50 pounds which I could not lose before Raw Vegan. I am seriously thinking about incorporating more cooked foods into my diet. I have been and stayed at over 90% raw for over a year eating almost exclusively raw foods. As winter begins here in Alaska, I am planning on eating much more cooked foods which will include fish. I still plan on avoiding meats mostly for the antibiotics and chemicals that are in the meats. But, IF a moose or caribou show up here it will be eaten too.
I am enjoying all the wonderful benefits of eating the raw vegetables and fruits and will not forgo them, EVER!
I have discovered that my biggest helpers have been the elimination of wheat and glutens, and pasteurized dairy. So, the major issues which bothered me before have been discontinued and I am on my way to living a more healthy life!
08-26-2008, 06:15 PM
I've never tried the blood-type diet either but I thought I read somewhere that there is no sound scientific evidence to back up the question of how food and blood types work together. But that was some time ago so I wouldn't be surprised if things have changed.
I'm also Type O and eating a meat-based diet is pretty much out of the question for me, so that takes care of that :D.
08-26-2008, 06:19 PM
I tried it too and some of the foods that were "bad" for my type made sense to me, like bananas (I can't digest them too well). Others, like oranges, mushrooms and avocados didn't. I had the same experience when I read Gabriel Cousens Conscious eating, which talked about doshas and which foods were right. I think there were a couple of commonalities there (bananas for one). What I came to realize is that the foods that are bad for me, I either detest or I don't feel good when I eat them. So I keep comming back to what Alissa suggests, listen to your body and eat more intuitively.
08-26-2008, 06:24 PM
I use it to my advantage. I eat what is on my beneficial/neutral list and avoid the bad stuff. I feel better when I eat what he says I should. Needless to say, I don't eat any of the meat and eat high raw. I am type B+ so I am not suppose to have coconut or avocados. But I do indulge sometimes (like in my "Donut Hole" recipe. Have to have coconut in that one!)
I wondered why I had so many stomachaches. I got real tired of that! But when I ate the things he recommended, the tummyaches went away and that is when I was still eating SAD!! (I didn't know about raw then.)
So for me, it works with raw beautifully for the most part.
08-26-2008, 06:33 PM
Yeah, I just took a look at the links you provided, I am enjoying all the wonderful benefits of eating the raw vegetables and fruits and will not forgo them, EVER!.Blood Type A must ideally be vegetarian - high carbohydrate, low fat. Basically, stick to fruits and vegetables. This blood type is supposed to have relatively thicker blood, and a sensitive immune system. Must not consume dairy products, animal fat and meat. Should engage in gentle exercise such as yoga or golf, and meditate to deal with stress.
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08-26-2008, 07:45 PM
I double checked and it says for me to avoid all wheat, corn, oats and avocados.. which is fine because those are pretty much in a lot of cooked foods ( the grains ) and avocados I never much cared for anyhow. The meats they suggest my type to eat I'll never eat anyhow, but maybe the fruits/vegetables they suggest there though for my type which are brocolli and kale which is cool. :)
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