Archives for: January 2008, 20
I have measured my husband and daughter. Both of them are Teachers. So I am still outnumbered 2-1.
Neither of them really fit any of the genotype profiles for people with blood type A. When my daughter measured as a teacher, I thought for sure my husband would be a warrior. His body type is radically different from hers. But the calculator was adamant that they were the same. I'm glad really, it will make my life less complicated to only deal with two food lists.
I wish I could recreate for you my husband's comments as I measured him. He mocked the process every step of the way. Five years ago he was suspicious about whether his blood type really had anything to do with how he should eat. I gradually won him over. Now his suspicions are back. He thinks measuring fingers isâ€¦wellâ€¦absurd is one of the kinder terms he used.
However he has always hated chicken and loved cabbage. When I tell him that chicken has changed to avoid and cabbage to beneficial, he may be happy. Of course he may also be really angry that Dr. D had him eating chicken for 5 years and it turned out to be wrong.
I will measure my son on his next holiday. I don't expect him to be interested in the fine points of the genotype diet at this stage of his life. He follows a general Type O diet with as much meat as possible and as many vegetables as he can find time to cook in between a heavy load of classes and labs.
My daughter took all 6 genotype food lists and compiled them in an Excel Database. Everything is hidden except Hunter and Teacher. That way we can quickly see what we can eat in our family. If we have guests, we can unhide whatever food list we need.
I'll admit there are a lot of things I do not understand. For 5 years collard greens were beneficial and mustard greens were avoid. Now collard greens are avoid and mustard greens are super beneficial. I hope that Dr. D will start a series of blogs explaining why some of the foods changed so radically. I hope that I did not do my body any harm by eating wrong for my type for five years.