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Has anyone done this before? A close friend works at a hospital and says this is the new thing now.
I honestly didn’t even know what my blood type was so I got tests done.
Turns out that my tests came back with sensitivity/allergy to all the foods not recommended for my blood type when I did google search on the blood type diet.
 

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Haven't done it but have heard about it. I'm a firm believer that your diet is greatly dependent on your individual body. Some people process carbs better than others, for example.

I think there is merit to it and it comes from your ancestral background and genetics as well, I think.

Which googled resources have you been looking at?
 
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Has anyone done this before? A close friend works at a hospital and says this is the new thing now.
I honestly didn’t even know what my blood type was so I got tests done.
Turns out that my tests came back with sensitivity/allergy to all the foods not recommended for my blood type when I did google search on the blood type diet.
You're reaching for a fad diet, it would seem. Not much research has been done on it, and I feel while the idea is interesting, the science behind it isn't there.
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"Advocates of blood type diets may say that while the ideal study has not yet been performed, the absence of evidence doesn’t prove they’re ineffective. And there’s also no proof that these diets are harmful. So, my guess is that interest in the blood type diets will not disappear any time soon. But there’s a reason that bookstores have rows and rows of books on diet, each claiming to be highly effective if not the best. We simply don’t know which diet is best for each individual person. And even if we did, sticking to any single diet is often challenging."

When I see the "absence of evidence doesn't prove they're ineffective" that just means someone pulled this out of their ass and made a claim without any research behind it. There's no evidence to prove its ineffectiveness... due to no one having researched it (yet).
 

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Haven't done it but have heard about it. I'm a firm believer that your diet is greatly dependent on your individual body. Some people process carbs better than others, for example.

I think there is merit to it and it comes from your ancestral background and genetics as well, I think.

Which googled resources have you been looking at?
So I’m A Negative and the results I got today reveal sensitivity to Gluten, Casein, Wheat, Tomato and slightly to Coffee/chocolate.
  • Individuals with type A blood may be better suited to natural, vegetarian diets.
  • People with type A blood have been shown to have lower levels of stomach-acid than other blood types, so a meat-based diet may not be digested as easily as a vegetarian based one.
Based on my results that applies to me. I didn’t just get my blood type checked I did a comprehensive allergy analysis.
I didn’t know all of this before so I just kind of lived with it. I do have lower acid levels and on top of it when I would eat wheat/gluten or foods considered inflammatory I’d get bad acid reflux.
My friend that follows his blood type diet lost considerable weight from his midsection, improved gastro functionality and has increased energy.
I believe his thing was no red meat/pork.
I’m gonna try it out and see what happens. Worth giving it a try. I’ve always felt I had sensitivity to dairy. In the past when I gave up dairy and coffee I’ve felt much better and not bloated. The doctor today said if it’s what I want to do then stick to it for an entire month and come back and redo the testing and see where my levels are at.
 

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So I’m A Negative and the results I got today reveal sensitivity to Gluten, Casein, Wheat, Tomato and slightly to Coffee/chocolate.
  • Individuals with type A blood may be better suited to natural, vegetarian diets.
  • People with type A blood have been shown to have lower levels of stomach-acid than other blood types, so a meat-based diet may not be digested as easily as a vegetarian based one.
Based on my results that applies to me. I didn’t just get my blood type checked I did a comprehensive allergy analysis.
I didn’t know all of this before so I just kind of lived with it. I do have lower acid levels and on top of it when I would eat wheat/gluten or foods considered inflammatory I’d get bad acid reflux.
My friend that follows his blood type diet lost considerable weight from his midsection, improved gastro functionality and has increased energy.
I believe his thing was no red meat/pork.
I’m gonna try it out and see what happens. Worth giving it a try. I’ve always felt I had sensitivity to dairy. In the past when I gave up dairy and coffee I’ve felt much better and not bloated. The doctor today said if it’s what I want to do then stick to it for an entire month and come back and redo the testing and see where my levels are at.
Beyond what any website says, your allergy testing seemed to confirm what you sorta already knew about yourself. Eating to your body's unique chemistry and metabolism is the best way to stay healthy.

I should go get an allergy test done. Never had one before so I'm curious. Afaik, I'm not allergic to anything but the chances of that being 100% true seems unlikely.

Definitely won't hurt to give it a try for a month. For me, the biggest hurdle would be giving up certain foods and drinks. Easy for things I don't particularly enjoy..but there aren't many things that fall into that category for me. I'd be curious to hear about your progress.
 
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This feels like a conversation cut from the movie

 
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Beyond what any website says, your allergy testing seemed to confirm what you sorta already knew about yourself. Eating to your body's unique chemistry and metabolism is the best way to stay healthy.

I should go get an allergy test done. Never had one before so I'm curious. Afaik, I'm not allergic to anything but the chances of that being 100% true seems unlikely.

Definitely won't hurt to give it a try for a month. For me, the biggest hurdle would be giving up certain foods and drinks. Easy for things I don't particularly enjoy..but there aren't many things that fall into that category for me. I'd be curious to hear about your progress.
I’m not technically ‘allergic’ but I have sensitivity to those foods for sure.
 

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Word. I mean it seems like the dispositive thing to do is to get an allergy test. But also it stands to reason that ancestral / genetic background influences diet heavily.

People who came from different parts of the world had access to vastly different flora and fauna and developed the ability to digest them. Also those foods became selection criteria. It's theorized that people who could digest dairy products tended to survive when nutrition was hard to come by and people who couldn't didn't. That's why so many East Asians are lactose intolerant.

Blood type is heritable so this more or less makes sense to me. I've been meaning to check it out.
 
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Word. I mean it seems like the dispositive thing to do is to get an allergy test. But also it stands to reason that ancestral / genetic background influences diet heavily.

People who came from different parts of the world had access to vastly different flora and fauna and developed the ability to digest them. Also those foods became selection criteria. It's theorized that people who could digest dairy products tended to survive when nutrition was hard to come by and people who couldn't didn't. That's why so many East Asians are lactose intolerant.

Blood type is heritable so this more or less makes sense to me. I've been meaning to check it out.
Allergies can also develop at random. My sister didn’t become allergic to peanuts until she was in her 20’s. Randomly. One day she had peanuts and broke out in a rash and had a slight difficulty breathing.
Also I grew up in a small village and we ate fresh eggs and fresh milk on a daily basis. My mom bakes bread every day. Here I am now, 20 years later and I’m having sensitivity to it.
 
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Allergies can also develop at random. My sister didn’t become allergic to peanuts until she was in her 20’s. Randomly. One day she had peanuts and broke out in a rash and had a slight difficulty breathing.
Also I grew up in a small village and we ate fresh eggs and fresh milk on a daily basis. My mom bakes bread every day. Here I am now, 20 years later and I’m having sensitivity to it.
I heard about a study on a podcast the other day where people with what they thought was soy and egg allergies were fed eggs from chickens raised on primarily soy based feed and chickens fed a diet with no soy. It turned out that many of the study participants had no reaction to the eggs from the chickens raised without soy so it wasn't that they had an egg allergy it was just another manifestation of the soy allergy. So much has changed over time with agricultural production much of which research is starting to show has caused shifts in food sensitivities. The point being that if you could get the ingredients your mom used to make bread for you as a child produced as they were at the time it's possible that you'd have no reaction whatsoever.

I've never tried the blood type diet but I read something that said the best first step you can make is to start making proactive choices about what you are eating. So any diet where you are following some sort of plan is great. The other common but very true sentiment is the best diet is the that you can stick with. I've had really good luck with Keto but it's not for everyone. I am very much of the same mindset at M moogoo that optimal diet is very individual specific so it seems like a good idea to experiment with things until you find what works for you. Best of luck I hope the blood type diet works well for you.
 

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I heard about a study on a podcast the other day where people with what they thought was soy and egg allergies were fed eggs from chickens raised on primarily soy based feed and chickens fed a diet with no soy. It turned out that many of the study participants had no reaction to the eggs from the chickens raised without soy so it wasn't that they had an egg allergy it was just another manifestation of the soy allergy. So much has changed over time with agricultural production much of which research is starting to show has caused shifts in food sensitivities. The point being that if you could get the ingredients your mom used to make bread for you as a child produced as they were at the time it's possible that you'd have no reaction whatsoever.

I've never tried the blood type diet but I read something that said the best first step you can make is to start making proactive choices about what you are eating. So any diet where you are following some sort of plan is great. The other common but very true sentiment is the best diet is the that you can stick with. I've had really good luck with Keto but it's not for everyone. I am very much of the same mindset at M moogoo that optimal diet is very individual specific so it seems like a good idea to experiment with things until you find what works for you. Best of luck I hope the blood type diet works well for you.
I completely agree with you. That’s why I got specific testing done on what foods could cause issues with me. Just so happens that when I do consume those foods I do have issues. I’m going to start it 100% tomorrow. It’ll probably be hard at first but doing it for an entire month should yield desirable results. I’ll just have to get my calories and carbs by other means.
Also while I do agree with you on the soy/egg bit the allergy tests actually tests for both of those separately. I came back negative on soy.
 

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The "Blood Type Diet" and having bloodwork to determine foods you may be sensitive to are completely different things. The blood type diet is a generally discredited fad diet that recommends types of food based on your blood type. No credible scientific studies show it is effective.

Having blood work done to determine any allergies is based in actual science and is something anyone who generally feels crappy or has GI problems should do.