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Any Truth To The Blood Type Diet? Can You Debunk It?

by Laura
(PA)

Blood Type Diet


Hello.

Have you ever tried to debunk the Blood Type Diet? I really need someone to. ;)

Just wondering what your opinion is and why.

Thank you!
Laura

Andrew's Answer:

Hi Laura.

People have been trying to "divide up," the human race into separate groups requiring separate diets for at least three thousand years.

The oldest surviving attempt is probably the ayurvedic system of medicine from India, which suggests that there are three types of humans with distinct dietary needs.

The system suggests that everyone is either a vāta (air), pitta (fire & water), or kapha (water & earth) person, with each group requiring different sorts of foods for optimal health.

In the wild there are no vata rabbits who need to eat apples or pitta rabbits who need to guzzle olive oil; all rabbits eat the same cellulose-rich leafy vegetation, regardless of where on earth they're found.

Every other animal on the planet shares the same dietary requirements and eating patterns in the wild with members of its species.

So if any of this was true, the division would only appear in the human race.

Eat Right For Your Blood Type


Before I go any further, I want to point out that there is absolutely no genetic, nutritional, or anthropological data supporting the idea that there are dietary divisions among humans.

The Blood Type Diet

The Blood Type Diet by naturopathic physician Peter D'Adamo is a new take on this very old idea.

Instead of basing his division around the elements, D'Adamo says that our blood types demand that we eat certain foods.

I've actually already written an extensive critique of the ideas presented in the book.

Rather than reproduce all that here, I'll link you to my existing article





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