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    I have noticed that a number of paleo foods still give me a problem. I'm blood type O. I noticed that the foods that are causing me issues are on the blood type o avoid list.

    Example of the foods that cause inflammation for me and are on the avoid list:
    Pork
    eggs
    dairy
    avocado
    coconut in all forms
    cauliflower
    cucumber
    yucca
    citrus fruits
    plantain


    When I first starting following the paleo diet I did an elimination diet of sorts because I was so ill. I have lots of food allergies, stomache problems, etc...
    I looked into the blood type diet and followed some of the recommendations. I would drink pineapple juice in small amounts because Peter D'Adamo suggested it was helpful in releasing water retention. It worked.

    What are your thoughts?

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    I eat all those things apart from not liking avocado and not knowing what yucca and plantain are. I am pretty sure my blood type is O as well, although I am not completely sure.

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    • #3
      The 'blood-type diet' was brought up on a podcast I just listened to involving Chris Kresser, Robb Wolf and Matt Lalonde. They laughed at the idea. Take that for what it's worth.

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      • #4
        I've followed D'Adamo's work from the beginning and it is the original mainstream paleo diet on the market, period. HOWEVER, there are Os on that diet who still defend grains. The diet is about 80-90% correct. I personally have genotyped myself as an O Hunter and use the Hunter food list as one of my main sources of info. But I combine what I've learned from bt with PB laws like walk instead of cardio. I like Jack Kruse's views on aging and carbs etc.

        People can laugh all they want but Peter D'Adamo is right about a lot of things- blood type explains why most As don't truly thrive on a high protein meat based diet. I have an A friend who has never thrived on my food.

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        • #5
          i'm type O and while i can't take a ton of dairy (gut issues), i feel better with some dairy. i also can tolerate only a few eggs. other than that, i enjoy most other items on the list and have absolutely no issues when i eat them. i personally think the blood type diet is bunk, as it has no true scientific foundation.
          my primal journal:
          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...Primal-Journal

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Saoirse View Post
            i'm type O and while i can't take a ton of dairy (gut issues), i feel better with some dairy. i also can tolerate only a few eggs. other than that, i enjoy most other items on the list and have absolutely no issues when i eat them. i personally think the blood type diet is bunk, as it has no true scientific foundation.
            It is actually totally scientific and has a ton of anecdotal evidence too.

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            • #7
              Yeah, as a blood type O I eat pretty much everything on your list without issue besides plantains. They are not an issue, they are just not easy to find here. Oh, and yucca because it is just not something I have ever really thought about eating.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by fiercehunter View Post
                It is actually totally scientific and has a ton of anecdotal evidence too.
                The whole blood type diet thing has been talked about and debunked ad nauseum here. I am sure if you search you can find threads. Assuming you care to read them of course.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by uniquelymade View Post
                  I have noticed that a number of paleo foods still give me a problem. I'm blood type O. I noticed that the foods that are causing me issues are on the blood type o avoid list.

                  Example of the foods that cause inflammation for me and are on the avoid list:
                  Pork
                  eggs
                  dairy
                  avocado
                  coconut in all forms
                  cauliflower
                  cucumber
                  yucca
                  citrus fruits
                  plantain


                  When I first starting following the paleo diet I did an elimination diet of sorts because I was so ill. I have lots of food allergies, stomache problems, etc...
                  I looked into the blood type diet and followed some of the recommendations. I would drink pineapple juice in small amounts because Peter D'Adamo suggested it was helpful in releasing water retention. It worked.

                  What are your thoughts?
                  Regardless of whether the blood type theory is true or not, if one notices foods giving them a problem they should probably avoid them. An elimination diet is a good idea for anyone who thinks a food is giving them a problem, so a person can eliminate the foods they think might be giving them trouble and properly reintroduce them to determine if in fact that particular food is a problem.

                  That is my thought -It doesn't matter if the theory is true, what matters is whether the food is actually problematic.
                  Female, age 51, 5' 9"
                  SW - 183 (Jan 22, 2012), CW - 159, GW - healthy.

                  Met my 2012 goals by losing 24 pounds.
                  2013 goals are to get fit and strong!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by fiercehunter View Post
                    It is actually totally scientific and has a ton of anecdotal evidence too.
                    It's bunk. Listen to Chris Kresser's podcast on it.

                    http://chriskresser.com/the-healthy-...de-3-were-back
                    Primal since March 2011

                    Female/29 years old/5' 1"/130ish lbs

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                    • #11
                      Personally, I think it's ridiculous. For every person who swears it works, there is one that says it doesn't apply to them. For example, everyone in my family is an O, and we all eat foods on the avoid list and are completely fine.

                      Blood type diet also recommends less meat and more grains for some, so there's that...

                      Maybe it could have been more applicable several thousand years ago, but I think it is kind if silly for modern humans. Just my opinion tho

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jojohaligo View Post
                        That is my thought -It doesn't matter if the theory is true, what matters is whether the food is actually problematic.
                        Agreed. The problem comes in when someone gets a list first and says "Oh, I have to eliminated A, B, C and D because of my blood type," when really only D is the issue and then so are 5 other foods listed for another blood type which are not eliminated because 'science' says they are fine for whatever blood type the person is.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                          The whole blood type diet thing has been talked about and debunked ad nauseum here. I am sure if you search you can find threads. Assuming you care to read them of course.
                          Couldn't care less. I've followed it from the beginning and have many years of personal experience and observations. Mark says he doesn't know why dairy doesn't work for some people. But Peter D'Adamo with his genotype system can tell you.

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                          • #14
                            I am blood type O, and none of those foods causes any problems for me, though i do not like pork & avocado that much & did not try yucca
                            My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                            When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by fiercehunter View Post
                              Couldn't care less. I've followed it from the beginning and have many years of personal experience and observations. Mark says he doesn't know why dairy doesn't work for some people. But Peter D'Adamo with his genotype system can tell you.
                              Cool. Glad it is working for you. I look at everything as an n=1 experiment. All about finding what works for you. That is why I do not buy into the blood type deal - everyone is not the same just because of their blood type.

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