The Blood Type Diet Archives Volume 1
Re: Anemia and Type O and Type B
Posted By: Peter D'Adamo
In Response To: Anemia and Type O and Type B (Marion Romeo)
First, thanks for your perserverance in getting this posted. I appreciate it.
1. I guess that it is entirely possible to in certain circumstances lose weight on a vegetarian diet even if the person is type O. This type of weight loss is probably more from total caloric restriction rather than any sort of metabolic optimization. It may also be possible in certain circumstances for type O's to convert some carbohydrate into protein (a very energy-intensive process). This may have been the result of and adaptation to the low levels of stomach acids as registered by your Heidelberg Test. It to my taste, is still not an optimum way for type O's to lose weight as they often suffer a depression in the blood chemistries, such as the anemia you mention.
2. Type B's can use dairy, even with a history of prostate cancer, as long as it is hormone free and low fat. The research suggests that it is the antibiotics and hormones in dairy which are problematic in prostate cancer.
3. Yes, I've seen this occur in long term vegetarians who are type O blood. In essence, the body in its wisdom, will try to configure itself to whatever conditions it must deal with. If given grains, the digestive tract will try to alkalinize, which of course is what you don't want to do if you are an O.
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Marion Romeo -- Thursday, 13 February 1997, at 8:39 a.m.
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