Thursday, May 26, 2011
Should You be a Vegetarian?
Because I haven't eaten meat for 35 years, I've had people ask me if they should be vegetarian. If your blood type is A, like mine, you definitely shouldn't eat animal products. If you are an O you need meat. If you are a B, you need some meat. Often our bodies tell us what foods are best for us. For instance, I've always been attracted to peanuts. If I had a dish of mixed nuts I'd eat all the peanuts and toss the cashews. When young, I'd feel guilty because I'd heard peanuts had aflatoxin, which is a mold. After research was done on eating for your blood type, I realized peanuts were very beneficial to me. Books have since been written on this and I use the above book by Dr. Peter D'Adamo. It covers all four blood types or you can buy just a little book on your blood type.
If you are trying to lose weight and can't, you are most likely eating foods that are not acceptable to your blood type. The father of my children was an O blood type. O's absolutely thrive on meat. I'm an A and should stay as far away from meat as I can. When the kids were young, we'd get a sitter once a week and go out for dinner. He would order a big thick steak and want me to eat one too. I remember this clearly. When we got home, he was bursting with energy and I was miserably sick. I said, "I think meat poison's me," He laughed and said we need meat and his proof was, he ate it every day. We were both right. He did need the meat but it poisoned me.
If you don't know your blood type, you can get that information free if you "donate" blood or you can visit one of those quick-care units and the doctor will order lab work for a small fee. I just found out you can do self-testing for a reasonable fee. North American Pharmacal, Inc. will distribute "Home Blood Type Testing Kits."
Are any of you familiar with eating for your blood type?