What's Your Type?
In Many Ways, We Are What We Inherit
Jennifer has her mother's blue eyes and her father's curly hair. She will grow to five feet, five inches tall. But Jennifer's height won't tell you how well she'll be able to digest and absorb one food over another. Her blue eyes can't tell you what her disease susceptibility profile is. And her hair color won't tell you the best ways to keep her energetic, healthy and strong as she grows.
There is one genetic biomarker that tells us all of these things, and more:
Your Blood Type.
You Are What You Eat
You may have heard the traditional folk wisdom, "you are what you eat."
Dr. Peter D'Adamo's research is uncovering how true this saying really is.
Everything you put into your body today--and how your body interacts with it--become the raw materials determining your biochemical future. Every day, how your body interacts with what you eat influences your:
Why Can't We All Just Eat Donuts?
- Energy Levels
- Healthy Weight
- Mental Clarity
- Ability to Handle Stress
It seems your neighbor can eat all manner of breakfast breads and pastries and never gain a pound. You not only gain weight, but for you, maybe the cinnamon or chocolate coated donuts also cause digestive problems. Why?
The key is found in protein molecules called lectins. Researchers have identified over 1,000 foods that contain these protein "lectins." Because we are individuals, our bodies will interact with these lectins in different ways -- some good and some harmful. Of all the genetic characteristics that you inherited, only one characteristic will help you predict these interactions and stay healthy: your blood type.
For example, for those with blood type O, the lectins in wheat bind with cellular receptors in the gut and can lead to the symptoms often mistaken for an "upset stomach." Excess exposure to the wrong lectins can lead to other more chronic health conditions.
Click on the tab above to learn more about your blood type. If you don't know your blood type you can purchase an inexpensive home blood typing kit to find it out.