Quoted from ian-Are all good foods equally good? Will I get the same benefit (as a teacher) from eating 200 gr of turkey than from a few almonds?
-Are all good foods beneficial in the same specific way? Or do we have to mix them up in our diet to get the full benefit from GTD? Example: How about (as a teacher) eating EVERY day only turkey with quinoa, some almonds and green tea? That would be allright from the perspective of Prots/Carbs/Fats, but will it deliver some benefit from the GTD perspective? I guess not, BUT, is there a shade of grey here? Will I get the 95% benefit from GTD from making my everyday diet based on, for example, 10 good foods? 20? 30?
-How bad is bad?: Is it equally toxic to eat 300 gr of beef than to eat a handful of pistachio?
-Can you make up for toxins you ate by eating more good food?
Quoted from ABJoe
All beneficial foods are beneficial, but not in the same ways... For instance, each food does not have the same nutrient content, so they all can't create the same benefit.
You need to have a mix of foods in your diet to get cover the full spectrum of nutrition needs for the body, as well as fats, carbohydrates, proteins, enzymes, etc...
I don't know what percentage of the foods listed you need to eat to get full nutrition profile, but the body will extract the nutrients it needs when you eat the food. With some nutrients, they are traces that are needed, so you only need to eat some once in a while, not every day, etc...
There are different kinds and levels of bad, as well. Some foods contain lectins that can cause irritation / disease by agglutinating the blood type information in the digestive tract and bloodstream, the potential effect of it may be worse than a food that just doesn't get digested well and causes minor indigestion and flatulence...
The idea of the diets is to increase the percentage of beneficial foods to displace as much of the avoid content as possible. It is a personal decision as to how compliant you want or need to be to meet your goals. If you are a healthy Rh(+), Secretor, you will have less need to be highly compliant than if you are a sick Rh(-), Non-Secretor... It is different levels of need, etc.
Quoted from aislingAre RH- people more likely to need to follow the diet more closely? I am in the process of finding out my secretor status.
Quoted from ABJoe
I say "Yes" due to the quote from Live Right 4 Your Type in each type section when Dr. D. writes about the two-tier system. He writes "Tier 1 is the basic diet for everyone. Tier 2 values should be used (paraphrased - if you are dealing with a stated specific health or injury issue). Tier 2 should also be used if you are a non-secretor, or if you are incorporating subtype variants, such as MM, A2, or Rh-."