How it affects me
Each of us carries in our blood the living memory of human history. Blood Type O is the oldest, thrive best in hunting environment (meat eaters); migration of blood type O from Africa to northern and eastern Europe due to competition for survival and meat forced them to adapt to new agricultural environment (Neolithic period) and Blood Type A was born. Blood Type B originated somewhere northern India, Mongolia and eastern China and part of Russia which thrive best on dairy products. Intermingling of blood A and B during modern civilization created new blood type called AB. Our ancestors left each of us a special legacy, imprinted in our blood types. This legacy exists permanently in the nucleus of each cell. It is here that the anthropology and science of our blood meet.
It has been found that blood type was the way to explain the many paradoxes in dietary studies and disease survival. Why are some people able to lose weight on a particular diet, while others were not? Why did some people retain vitality late in life, while others deteriorated mentally and physically? Although as a species humans are mostly alike, we deemed to be most distinguished by our differences.
The book Eat Right 4 Your Type published in 1996 by Doc Peter D’Adamo was the first diet to explore this biological individuality. Tens of thousands of testimonials, medically certified results, and new genetic research have demonstrated that the Blood Type Diet has become a powerful mainstream tool for living more healthfully.
Your blood type has everything to do with how you digest food, your ability to respond to stress, your mental state, the efficiency of your metabolism, and the strength of your immune system.
Blood type can determine so many things: how much and how often we should eat; what our optimal daily schedule should be; what our best sleep/ rest patterns are; how stress affects us and how to combat it; how to maximize our health; how to overcome disease; how we deal with aging; and even our degree of emotional well-being.
If you try to lose weight by restricting calories, you’ll lose muscle tissue, even if you also exercise regularly. While exercise can offset some of the loss in muscle tissue, low-calorie dieting for more than ten to fourteen days in a row is detrimental to your overall body composition. This is the prime reason why eating and exercising by blood type is the most rational method of balanced weight loss. If you eat correctly for your type, you gain active tissue mass, which increases your basal metabolic rate, which then allows the excess fat to be burned off, without loss of muscle tissue.
Blood Type Connection
Lectins are protein found in variety of foods which have agglutinating (clumping) properties. Clumping process are good if it was meant to clump or to stick cancer cells, pathogens or germs together for easy disposal from the body by the immune cells, but not clumping healthy cells in affected area such as healthy organs in body. Whenever you eat, a chemical reaction occurs between your blood and the foods or supplements you take. Your blood type is genetically programmed to reject or accept certain lectins. When you eat a food containing lectins that are incompatible with your blood type, the lectins target an organ or bodily systems and begin to clump cells in that area, a process known as agglutination. The process can bring the imbalances in your digestion, metabolism and immune system.