For more energy
My last cappuccino today. Sob! Starting from tomorrow I will voluntarily follow a diet for the first time in my life. I’ve had the book The Blood Type Diet by Peter D’Adamo at home for years and I recognize everything it says from my own experience. I’ve been quite tired for a long time now and I’m planning to follow this diet strictly. With my blood type O I will have to stick to a diet of mainly fruit, vegetables and small servings of organic meat. A huge challenge because I can’t have coffee, wheat, milk and yogurt.
Blood type diet
The blood type diet is a way of life designed to stay as healthy as possible. D’Adamo also suggests rules for exercise and supplements. Peter D’Adamo’s father was a doctor who recognized the same ailments from people with the same blood type. He started to map his findings and has created lists of food that works as a medicine, food that is neutral and food that works ‘against’ you, meaning that it’s hard to digest. Peter D’Adamo has continued his father’s work and wrote a book about it.
Blood type origin
According to Dr. D’Adamo the different blood types genetically stem from different ancestors. Thus, blood type O comes from the hunters of yesteryear. Blood type A comes from the farm workers; blood type B from the nomads; blood type AB is the ‘youngest’ blood type and is a merge between A and B.
Blood type A
- The first vegetarian
- Harvests what he sows
- Sensitive gastrointestinal tract
- Tolerant immune system
- Adapts well to a fixed regime and the environment
- Responds best to stress with calming action
- Requires an agricultural diet to stay slim and productive
Blood type B
- Strong immune system
- Strong digestive tract
- Very flexible diet options
- Consumer of dairy
- Responds best to stress with creativity
- Requires balance between physical and mental activity to stay slim and up-to-date
Blood type AB
- Modern merge of A and B
- Chameleon-like response to changing environmental and nutritional conditions
- Sensitive digestive tract
- Excessive tolerant immune system
- Responds best to stress spiritually, with physical verve and creative energy
- An evolutionary mystery
Blood type O
- Strong digestive tract
- Overly active immune system
- Doesn’t tolerate nutritional and environmental adjustments
- Responds best to stress with intensive psychical activity
- Needs an efficient metabolism to stay slim and energetic
(Source: The Blood Type Diet – Peter D’Adamo)
I keep you posted about my experiences!
*Dr. D’Alamo promotes small portions of organic meat from animals that eat what is intended by nature (such as grass with reference to cows).
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