Blood Type Diet: Does it hold any weight?

The era of always seeking a reason

I set out to do a thorough discourse on the blood type diet, but I just don’t care enough about it to exert the energy. Maybe that gives you a sense of how I feel about it.

If you know me or have read my previous posts, you can guess that I could take or leave the whole theory that you should eat according to your blood type—and it is just a theory, without much in the way of evidence to support it. According to the diet’s founder Dr. D’Adamo, I should “focus on lean, organic meats, vegetables and fruits and avoid wheat and dairy which can be triggers for digestive and health issues.” Well, isn’t that eye-opening. Who decided this guy had something enlightening to tell us?

No matter which blood type you read about, if you wade through all the medico-speak about lectins and cortisol, it all boils down to what I should be making millions preaching: Eat a dang plant-based diet already and do everything you do in moderation!

So… When you are planning your strategy for the holiday season and Resolutions ’13, please don’t feel you have to get fancy. I know it’s much more fun to label your eating style, but it is just not necessary, and usually it annoys people. Eat mostly plants. Eat and drink in moderation. Get up and move as often as you can. And you will thrive, no matter your blood type!