Many people try the Blood Type Diet for weight loss, but then stay with it for far different reasons. This diet supports the health of your body from the inside out. The key to your overall health is the gut, so bringing that into balance has far-reaching holistic effects. Many of my patients report back that joint pain, headaches, skin rashes, and other chronic issues that didn’t respond to medication, just went away by eating foods that were best for their blood type. Nothing makes me happier than hearing success stories of how the body can heal naturally just by restoring balance, and this is the focus of the naturopathy.
Here are some of the many conditions that may be positively impacted by following the Blood Type Diet:
Diabetes 90 percent of all diabetes is preventable by eating the right diet and exercising appropriately. Simple carbohydrates are broken down into glucose, a usable energy source for your body's cells. Insulin signals your cells to absorb that glucose for energy. Now if you’re overloading your body with too much food, and simple carbohydrates, your insulin remains high and you cannot effectively metabolize glucose for energy.
Arthritis is a broad term that literally means “joint inflammation”, and can include over 100 conditions, including fibromyalgia, scleroderma, as well as rheumatoid and osteo arthritis. Inflammation is a positive systematic response to fight off infections, and heal damaged tissue. Eating the wrong foods for your blood type can result in inflammatory flare-ups, demonstrating the connection between diet and joint health.
Allergies While we know that certain foods can cause acute allergic reactions upon ingestion, there can be food sensitivities less apparent because the symptoms present as those chronic issues we have to deal with daily. Issues like; sinus infections, headaches, rashes, fatigue, constipation, digestive issues and weight gain just to name a few. If the symptoms aren’t bad enough, these sensitivities are wearing down your immune system so that you end up get sick more often, and really suffer when allergy season comes around
Menopause can be viewed as a state of diminished health, mostly due to old stereotypes from a time when the average woman's lifespan was 52. Today a women can have 30+ years of vibrant life following menopause, especially if she focuses on diet and exercise.
Fertility/Pregnancy Issues with fertility can be due to the body being malnourished and just not healthy enough to become or maintain pregnancy. Infertility is a BIG issue today, and so is the habit of eating fast and processed foods. Hmm?
Cancer The blood type antigen is one of the main ways your immune system can identify what is helpful and what is harmful within your body. When cancer strikes, it can confuse your immune system into not being able to make this important distinction, resulting in internal anarchy. By raising the amount of blood-type specific positive lectins (which have been proven to help destroy malignant cancer cells) this will also bolster your overall immunity
Cardiovascular health is driven by the heart, which pumps blood throughout the body. Different blood types metabolize fats and oils differently and also can have different viscosities which affect circulation. This is why, in my opinion, taking a statin is not only stupid and useless for your overall health, but these drugs put you at risk for some serious, and irreversible health conditions
Aging Eating a proper diet throughout your life has been shown to positively affect some of the common signs of aging such as; mental decline, reduced energy levels and nutrient deficiencies. This has to do with cellular health, and as cells age and their walls get thinner, and become overall weaker.
Fatigue is a sometimes vague and confusing concept, because we’ve all been tired from lack of sleep or sickness, but fatigue is something that can linger, and not be easily dissuaded. Chronic fatigue usually occurs from underlying health issues, nutrient deficiencies, and too much of a workload being put on your body’s internal systems. Not enough calories, or too many simple carbohydrates can contribute to fatigue also.
The Blood Type Diet’s Bigger Picture
Remember, a diet that pushes only weight loss as its goal isn’t thinking big enough. The Blood Type Diet not only offers weight loss, but it is a plan that can help people fight conditions they have been plagued with, from the nagging pain of headaches to the overwhelming enormity of cancer or chronic illness. The Blood Type Diet is by no means a cure for disease, it is a fortification for your body that makes it as healthy and unencumbered as possible.