Anybody have any experience with this or thoughts? I was talking about with someone and was thinking of looking into it further.
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geez, I can find you a million "x type" diets.
I got one for if -you -have- hair -on- your -shoulders -and- not -on- your- back- diets.
How about 4 to 5 veggies a day, lean protein and decent carbs!
Um, before jumping to harsh concusions, let me assure you I already do eat that way (your last line). I have been doing this for over 20 years, so chill out a bit. It was a harmless question. The reason the subject came up is I have issues with high blood pressure and I heard a couple different people mention this diet as a possible way of helping it. I am getting my blood pressure down in other ways too, I just had never looked into this diet and was looking for other opinions, that's all. Sounds like it's a crock.
I have no doubt that some people are allergic to certain foods and things of that nature. I don't know of any evidence suggesting its a blood type thing. I think many people of the same blood type will have adverse effects to different things. However I think if it were that cut and dry, down to blood types, it would be at the forefront of research.
I agree about the books. The thing is that people fail to realize the importance of caloric intake in relation to their goals. Its harder to get bored when you can still lose weight while having the occasional burger, cookie, cake, etc.
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It's certainly true that people react differently to the same diet and as such could, perhaps, be classified as "types".
I see no logical reason why bloody type would be the deciding factor and suspect lifestyle is more influential.
For example some people thrive on carbs, others do best on low-carb but you'll often find those that handle carbs well just happen to be those who are more physically active.
According to Dr Mercola's "type" diet, I'm not supposed to eat chicken, which is rather amusing considering it's my staple diet...
what is the body's general reaction when being allergic to say wheat, and consuming it? or dairy for that matter?
does it result in itching, digestion issues, stomach cramping, bloating, headaches?
Yep, all of those and more.
Basically an allergy will tend to result in inflammation or some similar immune system response, as an allergy is simply the body over-reacting to something otherwise harmless.
As such asthma, rashes and other such stuff can occur. Perhaps the biggest issue is that often the reactions are very minor and also can be delayed, making allergies tricky to spot.
That's the reason one of the first things your doctor will do is to get you to keep a food and symptom diary so they can look for patterns and triggers that may not otherwise be obvious.