Friday, March 13, 2009

Common Questions for the Blood Type Diet

I have copied these for easy reference:

Common Questions

How were these lists compiled? Starting with the basic lists compiled by Alden Bliss, Steve Shapiro added additional information from the pages of 'Eat Right 4 Your Type' and postings from Dr. D'Adamo on his website,

Are these lists accurate? The lists are provided for informational purposes only. They are as accurate as possible based on the provided information.

How often will the lists change? Unknown. As new information becomes available, Steve will do his best to keep the lists current. Each list has a version number on the first page, along with the date it was published.

How long will it take to see results? That depends on where you are starting from. Some people begin to feel better and show signs of disease remission within two weeks. Usually, it takes about two months, and in some cases, it can be as long as six months for notable results to occur. Weight loss can start in as little as two weeks or as long as two to six months, depending upon your current glandular state of health.

What is compliance? If you are recovering from an illness or desire weight loss, then 80%-100% of your food choices should be highly beneficial. If you are a healthy individual over the age of 55, 80% of foods should be beneficial. If you are under 55 and healthy, 70% or more of your food choices should beneficial. The remainder should be neutrals. Avoids should not be eaten.

What is Ezekiel Bread? Ezekiel, Essene and Manna breads are made from 100% sprouted grains, as opposed to all other commercially available sprouted grain breads which also have regular flour included in the recipe.

How are foods determined to be in the beneficial category?

* The food does not agglutinate that blood type.
* The food does not raise the Urinary Indican (bowel toxicity) in that blood type.
* The food protects against some disease with a known preference for that blood type, and does not show any negative aspects.
* The immunological design of the digestive tract seems to indicate a distinct ability to metabolize the food well, perhaps as a result of anthropology or other variations.
* The food contains an enzyme known to react positively with the antigen of that blood type.
* The food does not stimulate an opposing blood group antibody reaction

How are foods determined to be in the avoid category?

* The food has a lectin that reacts adversely with the blood type.
* Relative acid/base balance as required to digest the food is not compatible.
* High probability of parasite/mold populations
* Causes a rise in urine Indican levels (indicating bowel toxicity).

What about foods that are not on the list? If you consider yourself a basically healthy person, unlisted foods may be considered neutral unless you have good reason to believe otherwise. If you are recovering from a disease or desire weight loss, avoid unknown foods.

I’m (morally, ethically, religiously) opposed to eating some of the foods listed. These are only suggestions. You are free to pick and choose which foods you eat. It is your body, and ultimately, your decision. All we can provide is information, the rest is up to you.

I appear to be allergic/reactive to a highly beneficial food, what do I do? Don't eat it. In the event that your body has been altered by drugs, surgery or disease, you may have different tolerances for food. The best thing to do in this situation is avoid the avoids for your blood type, and choose as many beneficial and neutral foods as possible. This sensitivity may change over time.

How do I get started? There are two methods of getting started. For the ‘Cold Turkey’ method, throw out or give away avoid foods and replace them immediately with neutral/beneficial foods. The other choice is to eat them and phase them out by replacing with neutral/beneficial foods.

I take medication for an illness, can I stop taking it? NO! Many medications are addictive and/or have delayed effects. Do not stop taking them without consulting the prescribing physician or other knowledgeable practitioner.


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