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The Aid Station: Eat Right for Your Type

“Eat right for your type”, Naturopathic physician, Peter D’Adamo, published this book in 1996.  The book’s details how people can become healthier, increase longevity, and reach their ideal weight by eating according to their blood type ( A+, A-, B+, B-, O+, O-, AB+, AB-).

Naturopathic medicine emphasizes prevention and the self-healing process through the use of natural therapies. Natural therapies include nutrition, lifestyle counseling, and botanical medicine are used to optimize lifestyles and treat illness.  Naturopathic doctors work on the natural healing power of the body and address causes for underlying disease.  Alleviating symptoms only is not the focal point of naturopathic medicine.

The theory behind the blood type diet is based on the notion that your blood type can determine the foods you should consume to achieve your optimal health.  If a meal plan is designed specifically for your blood type, you can digest with greater efficiency, lose weight, and enhance one’s overall health.

What types of foods should be eaten or restricted for each blood type?

Type O blood 

D’Adamo calls Type O’s “the hunter”.  Type O individuals do best with intense physical exercise.

Eat: high-protein foods, eat lots of meat, vegetables, fish, and fruit.

Restrict: grains, dairy, corn, beans, and legumes. Individuals looking to lose weight should focus more on eating seafood, red meat, broccoli, spinach, and olive oil. 

*For the full list please see https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319303#foods-to-eat

Type A blood

D’Adamo calls Type A’s “the cultivator.” Type A individuals should avoid intense.  Activities that are recommended include yoga, pilates, and any meditative elements.

Eat: vegetables, fruit, tofu, seafood, and whole grains. Type A blood may be better suited to natural, vegetarian diets.  Type A individuals wishing to lose weight should eat: seafood, vegetables, pineapple, olive oil, and soy.

Restrict:  Meat.

*For the full list please see https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319399#foods-recommended-by-the-diet 

Type B blood

D’Adamo calls Type B “the nomad” and claims these individuals have a robust immune system and tolerant digestive system.  Moderate physical exercise and balance exercises are recommended along with a “well-rounded” diet. 

Eat:  Meat, fruit, dairy, seafood, and grains.  Type B individuals wishing to lose weight should choose green vegetables, eggs, liver, and licorice tea 

Restrict:  Chicken, corn, peanuts, and wheat

Type AB blood

D’Adamo calls Type AB’s “the enigma”.  Type AB individuals do best with a combination of exercises and diets for types A and B.

Eat:  Dairy, tofu, lamb, fish, grains, fruit, and vegetables.

Restrict:  Type AB individual wishing for weight loss should avoid chicken, limited meat, corn, buckwheat, and kidney beans.  Starving/intermittent fasting are not tolerated for this blood type.


*”Eat right for your type”, Naturopathic physician, Peter D’Adamo.

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