Eat Right 4 For Your Type
“Eat Right 4 For Your Type” – Blood Type Diet
The concept to “Eat Right For Your Type” – or “Blood Type Diet” – is based on research conducted by
Peter D’Adamo, ND,62 who claims that people fare better (including with weight management), when tailoring
their diet to their specific blood types. He advises:
should basically stick to fruits and vegetables (high carbs / low fat).
They have thicker blood than other blood types, a sensitive immune system,
and should not consume dairy products, animal fats and meats. They are at
a heightened risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.
should consume a balanced diet (fruits and vegetables, grains, fish, dairy, meat,
but avoid chicken). They have the best chance of bypassing or overcoming
everyday types of diseases, including heart disease and cancer.
should consume a mostly vegetarian diet, and only on rare occasions some
fish, meat (no chicken), and dairy.
should basically stick to a high protein diet (including red meat), low carbs, and
enriched with fruits and vegetables. They should limit the intake of wheat germ,
whole wheat products, corn, and avoid dairy products and most nuts.
Type O types are commonly affected with hypothyroidism, high stomach acid
(leading to ulcers), and thinner blood with greater resistance to blood clotting.
Peter D’Adamo proposes that lectins cause agglutination (clotting) of blood cells in someone with the wrong
blood type, which in turn may create serious liver or kidney problems as visible under a microscope. (Lectins
are sugar-containing proteins found on the surface of some foods, which may cause various molecules and
some types of cells to stick together).
He further theorizes that elevated urine indican levels – prevalent in many gastrointestinal diseases such as
celiac disease, diverticulitis, pancreatic insufficiency, inflammatory bowel diseases and others – can also be
attributed to specific blood types affecting the interactions of foods with intestinal bacteria, and creating
polyamine abnormalities. In addition, different blood types – according to Peter D’Adamo – affect the body’s
secretory performance in respect to digestive juices, whereby a Type O for instance is capable of producing
higher than average stomach acid levels, which could lead to a greater incidence of gastric ulcers.