Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo has written an amazing book ‘Eat Right 4 Your Type’ which talks about eating for your blood type. According to Dr. D’Adamo, blood-type O’s should avoid eating avocados.
First, do you know your blood type? I have little kits in my office where you can prick your own finger and find out. Just let me know if you need one, I’ll be happy to send it.
Eating for your blood type is a concept I explore with my coaching clients, and is one of their favorite sessions. So much of it makes sense!
The theory is that a chemical reaction can occur between your blood and the foods you eat, if you aren’t eating correctly for your blood-type. This reaction is part of your genetic inheritance. The main culprit, if you will, is something called Lectins. Lectins are abundant and diverse proteins found in foods, which have agglutinating properties that affect your blood. Your blood type is the key to your body’s entire immune system.
Now before I lose you, let’s see. Have you ever met someone along the way who can’t eat nightshades? These consist of eggplant, green peppers, tomatoes and potatoes. The lectin Solanine is the active protein in these foods that negatively interacts with some people.
Back to lectins… if you eat a food containing protein lectins that are incompatible with your blood type antigen, the lectins target an organ or bodily system and begin to agglutinate blood cells in that area. Basically the blood cells get all clumped together (agglutinate) in that one area of your body. Think glue in your system, and inflammation in your body!
For instance, someone with arthritis might do very well to give up nightshade vegetables due to the inflammation caused in their joints from this agglutination. Would you be willing to give it a try?
It’s basically the same concept with gluten (wheat flours). Giving up gluten, aka the inflammatory properties of it, will relieve a person’s arthritis greatly… if not 100%.
For a more detailed explanation of this concept, and how to achieve optimal health with the foods you consume regularly, please email me at HC@deborah-allison.com and/or set up a coaching appointment (initial consultation is free).
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The anti-inflammatory diet is a similar concept to the blood-type diet, in that we are omitting troublesome foods in order to feel the best we can possibly feel!
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