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Critics and their Criticism
Lately on the boards there has been, like always, many posts citing articles of criticism of the blood type diet and the science behind it. These articles all follow the same trends
a) They all are based off of a basic ‘cliff notes’ reading of Eat Right 4 your type. Eat right was meant for the general public as a basic grouping of the ‘trends’ in blood type eating. It in no way displays the in depth biochemical markers that distinguish blood type, disease patterns, ect.
b) All articles show a fundamental ignorance about the blood type diet and a lack of research to discover more. In my opinion it is poor scholarship to write a negative article about a program without doing any background research. A quick search on this website could answer many of the concerns raised. However, these critics don’t really want to have their concerns answered, do they?
c) Almost all critics are trying to sell their own programs, supplements, services, ect.
These faulty critical analyses can be seen all over the net. The articles are more propaganda than clinical studies and, in my opinion, are unproductive and show a general ignorance, jealousy and lack of integrity on the part of the author.
If these critics were truly concerned about public health, they would take the time to try to understand something that they obviously don’t. They would try to use all research available to attain a better understanding of human disease.
Criticism stems from two source, insecurity and ignorance. It tells us more about the critic than the criticized. This kind of childish bashing does not create change for the better, it does not improve health. It only serves to confuse people more and more about what is right and what is wrong.
It is only when practitioners, of all types, look beyond right and wrong as general terms and instead start to look at right and wrong for each patient that we will start moving in the right direction. This is the beauty of the BTD, and also why it is open to so many baseless critiques.