posted on Sep, 1 2004 @ 02:10 PM
Perhaps blood types just happen to coincide with other factors that effect health. Hmm- maybe Type O people have a certain inherited gene that allows
them to eat more meat without as many negative effects on cholesterol, or Type B folks tend not to have a hard time with dairy because their Type B
great great great grandmother passed on the tendencies. Could be something unrelated to blood type that happens to coincide with common genetic
sililarities. Who knows. As for certain types getting certain foods by hunting, gathering, etc. Weren't all of those types present in a community
early on and wouldn't they have shared food?
Sounds like bunk to me.
Things with such widespread implications are usually in peer review articles in published journals and not just available in for-profit books
and websites. Having a best-seller doesn't mean it's the new nutrition gospel. Fiction books can be best-sellers, too.
One thing that *might* be beneficial is that when people think they are following some sort of special program or diet, they tend to eat different
foods. If 'Jimmy' gives up Twinkies and McDonalds because he is eating more banannas and spinnach for his "blood type" then he is going to lose
weight and feel more energetic. Or perhaps "Cindy" stops eating dairy so gives up cheesefries, icecream, alfredo sauce, or mozarella sticks in favor
of chicken breast or broccoli bites. That has more to do with eating a better and balanced diet than what their blood type might be.
Also, knock out ANY major food type, protien, carbs, or fats and you WILL lose weight. Weight, however, does not always equal health.
[edit on 1-9-2004 by RedBalloon]