Hello flower people,
Several weeks ago I commented here about blood types and how that might affect one’s health or diet. So, I looked and I looked and I looked and couldn’t really find anything on the subject. There does not appear to be a lot of research into the area of blood types and whether it can affect the way your body reacts to food, the environment or even medical treatments. Everyone knows you don’t mix blood types in transfusions, but do they know if your blood type can affect the treatment you receive?
I did find that book called, ‘Eat Right 4 Your Type’ by Dr. Peter D’Adamo. Although I haven’t read it to know just what’s in the book. From what I’ve seen online, this is a pretty controversial idea, many individuals claim that these diets do work to improve their health and their weight, while many experts are pointing out that there isn’t a lot of real research that’s been done on the subject of blood types and food.
I did come across one golden nugget of research conducted by Drs Joseph K. Neumann and collegues in a paper titled ‘Effects of Stress and Blood Type on Cortisol and VLDL Toxicity Preventing Activity’. They found a connection between your blood type and stress reaction. Apparently people with certain blood types react more quickly to stressful situations and recover more quickly.
Basically, there isn’t really a lot of research out there that looks at blood type on something more than a transfusion scale. It does seem to effect the body’s reaction sometimes, but we won’t really know how or in relation to what until more research is completed.
My learning from this: Take blood type treatments, diets and ideas with a grain of salt until you find the truth.