View Full Version : Blood type bs?
02-26-2010, 02:31 AM
I know this question is so 20th century, but is there any truth at all to the eating according to your blood type idea?
I'm O- (so goth of me) and it basically recommends eat raw..no grains or dairy. I mean it suggests meat as well, but for some types it says no meat (A).
I guess I'm wondering if some types do better with high fat than others perhaps. I hear people saying that they cant eat nuts--and I lose/maintain with huge amounts of nuts, even with fruits. Are some types perhaps more sensitive to food combining?
So, any thoughts about blood type+raw ?
02-26-2010, 09:14 PM
I am a holistic nutritionist in NYC and I have just started to delve into the raw food world. I have added components of it into my life over the years but never to the extent that I have now. I do believe in the blood type diet and have been a proponent of it for a long time and I have been trying to combine the principles of both the raw program and blood type- to some extent. I am curious how many of you know your blood type? I noticed on a previous thread that people had issues with certain foods and I wonder how much of this is related to blood type. Would you mind responding with your blood type and which raw foods seem to bother you? It would be such a great help for me as I am starting this process. Thank you!
02-26-2010, 10:44 PM
i think i'm a. i'm the one they recommend drinks coffee. i remember cause my homeopath insisted that i drink coffee.
i know i have a book on it... if i can find the book i'll know for sure which type i am.
02-26-2010, 11:59 PM
Dr. Gabriel Cousens may be the expert on this in the raw world. He says different fuel mixtures are required to address each person's biochemical individuality.
He addresses it in chapter 3 of his book "Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine".
"The first concept is a high-protein* versus a low-protein diet. The second concept is the ayervedic approach, which involves the doshas. The third concept is the role of blood type in fine-tuning a diet."
*He clearly states that a high-protein diet does NOT require animal products.
There is a lot of detail that I can't possibly cover here. Frankly I'd have to read the chapter several times to even pretend I understand.
The first section is about high-low protein is based on "fuel mixtures" for FAST- AND SLOW-OXIDIZER DIETS based on physiologic patterns. The second section is details about AYURVEDIC DIETARY CONSIDERATIONS which covers the three major doshas and combinations of which are the psychophysiological constitutional types. Third and last is the BLOOD TYPE.
Here is a quote from the beginning of the section of this chapter about BLOOD TYPE AND DIET:
"Yet another piece in individualizing one's diet is the effect of blood type on our dietary choice. Unfortunately, certain people with very little research and with meat-eating biases have slanted and created, in a sense, a story of wild extrapolation as to what one should eat according to blood type. My experience has been that blood type plays a minimal role in dietary choices."
Though I don't understand much, it is fascinating reading. If you want to know more, he states that Chapters 3, 4, & 5 of his other book "Conscious Eating" goes into detail about the different types of diets and the process to go through to individualize your diet.
Alissa Cohen has listed "Conscious Eating" as recommended reading in the Resource section of "Living on Live Foods".
02-27-2010, 09:36 AM
Thanks so much! Very informative!
02-27-2010, 12:29 PM
Your welcome. The question struck me as I've been wondering lately about why we are all so different in our raw eating habits. This reading confirmed for me that it is so much more than preferences. I still wonder if I'm eating right for my needs.
There is a line in the chapter about how a certain type can be affected by eating too many sesame seeds, which I did this week and felt it necessary to smoothie fast for a day to recover.
Thick bringing up this subject now got me really curious. I'm signing up to get "Conscious Eating" from the library and going to attempt to figure out where I am in Cousen's eating types.
02-27-2010, 01:33 PM
I am AB and one thing that I do not seem to be able to take is coconut oil. I have been told that I am sensitive to sesame seeds and I suspect that I should not be taking pineapples.
02-27-2010, 02:39 PM
I hear people saying that they cant eat nuts--and I lose/maintain with huge amounts of nuts, even with fruits.
I'm the same way. I literally can't stop the weight loss right now, which I believe is my Body's internal balancing in action. Think: Tim Van Orden. ;) He was deathly thin/ill his first few months Raw and then finally his Body stabilized out and now he's so super healthy that for starters, he looks 15 years younger than he is and routinely beats athletes who are younger and lighter in highly competitive sports.
I don't know my Blood type, but I would guess 'A' based on my own dietary needs and tendencies.
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