Blood Type May Influence How Food Is Digested


Diets and weight loss programs. Advertising and best sellers. Fads, commercials, controversy and celebrities. Does it make you sick? Well, let me tell you a story. When I was 3 years old, I was diagnosed with bronchial asthma and had an attack that almost killed me. My whole life I battled with infections, respiratory problems, allergies and digestive trouble.

By the time I was 21 I was ready to give . Life was getting progressively worse. I was not the same person, and the people around me noticed. I had the choice of depending on medication to sustain my poor health for the rest of my life or to seek for an alternative solution. As one who doesn’t like to just follow the crowd, I opted for the nutritional approach. And this is what I discovered: The Blood Type Diet. To my parents and siblings this sounded like a joke. Fortunately I was able to use my own discernment and ignore the criticism, as the information I collected about this diet began to make profound sense. Based on the New York Times best-seller Eat Right for Your Type by Dr. Peter D’Adamo, ND, the Blood Type Diet is based on the fact that we are all individuals, and that when it comes to nutrition, no diet works the same for everyone. Dr D’Adamo has created four separate diets for the four blood types — O, A, B and AB. He emphasizes that if an incorrect blood transfusion can kill you, there must be something more to this blood type thing.

And there is. A whole lot more. The food/blood type connection is based on medical research that dates back several decades. It is well documented that certain blood types are more susceptible to different diseases, yet your medical doctor doesn’t provide treatment based on your blood type because doctors aren’t taught about blood types in medical school other than the usual transfusion/rejection issue.

Though there are several reasons why you should eat according to your blood type. Some foods actually look like the wrong blood type to your body when you eat them because foods contain the same stuff that your blood type is made of. When you eat foods that look like the wrong blood type, your body will try to reject it. This can lead to weight gain and other health problems. Food can also be wrong for your blood type because many kinds of grains, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables have molecules that cause your blood to clot.

When you eat these foods that clot your blood cells, it causes a wide range of reactions in your body, like weight problems and toxicity. And finally, some blood types make too much stomach acid while others don’t make enough, which means that the amount of meat you should eat also depends on your blood type (acid digests meat).

Blood type O is a meat eater; A is a planet-eater; B and AB should eat omnivorously. D&C 89:12 states that meat is “to be used sparingly.” Yet section 49:19 says that meat “is ordained for the use of man for food … that he might have in abundance.” How do you eat meat sparingly and in abundance at the same time? Perhaps the Lord had our digestive differences in mind when He revealed the scriptures; that is, meat for some but not for others. Makes sense to me. Three years later, and not having taken a single dose of prescription medication or seeing a doctor, all of my health conditions have completely disappeared. It is only when I start to eat the wrong foods again that my symptoms reappear. Is it a fabulous coincidence, or just sound logic?

Maybe that’s for me to know and you to find out.

Eric Morrison
guest columnist