Dr. Peter D’Adamo is a naturopathic physician and the author of the NY Times best seller, Eat Right 4 Your Type, which advanced the idea that blood types play a vital role in optimal health and well-being. Dr. D’Adamo is the founder of the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine at the University of Bridgeport in CT, and he serves as a Distinguished Professor of Clinical Studies at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine.
A blood type diet can give you personalized nutrition and specific lifestyle guidelines. This gives you a better chance to regulate blood sugar levels. It is designed to be low in harmful lectins, and to emphasize the foods that are easier for your body to digest, and limits the foods that are harder on your body.
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Minimize joint inflammation to enable free movement of bones. Keep off foods containing harmful lectins (specific to blood types): wheat, corn, and white potatoes for type O; red meat, cow’s milk, and kidney beans for type A; chicken, peanuts, and buckwheat for type B; chicken, bell peppers, sesame oils and seeds for type AB. Aerobics and strength training build lean muscle while reducing joint swelling.
Blood type affects the type and amount of allergy-causing lectins circulating in the blood stream. Type As have higher levels of selectin (a substance that increases inflammation) and produce more mucus. Type Bs are prone to viral infections and lung inflammation, including asthma. Type Os tend to have higher levels of overall inflammation. Type ABs are relatively less prone to allergies.
Type O should avoid dairy, wheat and consume lean meat, cold-water fish, and green tea. Type A should avoid animal proteins and fresh milk, limit grains, and include cold-water fish in their diet. Type B should avoid wheat, corn, peanuts, chicken and include lean organic meat and yogurt. Type AB should avoid red meat, chicken, corn flour and consume soy and seafood.
The four blood types affect the immune system. Under stress, As and Bs secrete high levels of cortisol, while Os and ABs produce excess adrenaline that can be stabilized with exercise. High cortisol levels in As and Bs slows metabolism, growth, and repair. Lectins react with blood type antigens in the gut and cause sluggish digestion, lesser energy generation and fatigue.