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Blood group and diet

March 13th, 2007 · 11 Comments

I read a new one yesterday – a brochure on eating right for your blood type.
The information does get confusing… In this brochure, with my blood type AB, I’m supposed to avoid chicken (among others). Other diets like Roger MacDougall’s and the Best Bet Diet allow me skinless chicken breast. So what do I do?

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  • 1 steviel // Mar 13, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    Well you could use brochure as fan in hot weather, or paper aeroplane to entertain children
    or you could use it to light your barbeque with.

    can you detect a hint of scepticism about the principle?

    honestly think that any diet that warns off poultry or seafood especially chicken breast which if skinned is realy healthy is daft.

    mind you thats my personal re-action even though i rarely eat chicken myself.But i d realy love to know what was on the authors mind aside from spotting a gap in the market.

    What does the author claim is wrong with skinned chicken? is the author just creating a prohibition because each blood group has to have something prohibited?

    have you ever had any ab-reaction to chicken

    i think the thing with dietry requirements is that every individual has a slightly different metabolism and a healthy but varied diet seems to make more sense to me than follow some fools whose never met you’s words like they where gospel.

    then again if you just like the process of ‘being on a diet’ [and wow a lot of women do] then go for itand feel miserable whenever you see someone eating delicious chicken breast grill with herbs and spices.

    it could of course also matter how the chicken was farmed as in uk a lot of chickens are put into battery farms so i can see the ethical argument against eating them, but if the chcken was free range and not given dodgy chemicals then i can t see how its actually unhealthy.

    whats the book called?

    oh hope yur having a brilliant day nana. in york there are actually patches of blue among the clouds.

  • 2 steviel // Mar 13, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    is nt that the one done by the bloke who reckons that blood groups arose in different times in history – so blood group ‘O’ would be [in his terms] following the hunters diet.

    thats just plain daft – but with all daftness its very popular with rich and famous americans as both american culture and the american media are neophiliac in the sense of looking for somthing new

    what the kids done is just arbritarily invented a series of diet classifications and applied them to blood group – its the kind of diet thats got less to do with principles of nutrition and more to do with giving people with no conversational abilities of their own – somthing to say at parties.

    i ve been told that the best bet diets pretty kool though

    wonder what the yanks are gonna come up wiuth next the star sign diet,the eye colour diet

  • 3 Nana Yaa // Mar 13, 2007 at 5:55 pm

    This was actually compiled by someone here who calls herself an aesthestican and paramed. I honestly think she may have pieced it together from the internet and silly me, I went along and bought it. I’m quite annoyed at that.
    Anyway I don’t need much convinceing; I’m not giving up my chicken… and it’s mostly free range too.
    Our skies here are extremely blue and not enough clouds to reduce the heat. It’s sweltering hot!

  • 4 carri // Mar 13, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    Do you mean anesthetist [in terms of medical profession] or do you mean, well i m not realy sure what a aesthestician involves somthing to do with beauty??????? and a paramedic is anyone that is nt a full medic not that they can t do a good job with cpr or getting someone to a proper hosi quickly

    don’t eat chick as to me it tastes dry and yucky but in case you need further warning against the sheer bullery [see how hard i m trying not to swear nana] have a quick look through where theres a good but non too technical review of its scientific principles or lack of them-

    the clown responsible for creating it is vile because he s written books targetting people with the big C like my dad and people with arthritis

    its poss that lassie selling it to you had family to support and i bet you just bought it to be nice but there have been some absolly daftie fads originated by california’s everheard of the stone age diet?

    ooohh i want your weather i can swap it for dark grey clouds with patches of light grey sky and drizzle-
    do you get drizzle or mizzle in ghana or are they a product of scottish coastal atmosphererics-
    drizzle is a fine rain that completely soaks you in 10 mins flat and mizzle is similar but it feels like it starts from the inside of your clothes so you actually feel wetter than you do when your under water or dancing skyclad in a thunderstorm – um better get back on point here as i d say beware of diets that are too restrictive or are based on a certain food or food group as you ll get sick of them very quickly.

    heres a sweet rule of dietry requirements – if your granny said it was good for you it probably is

    on a wider theme [as i ve been drinking hot toddys [scotch/hot water/sugar/lemon/clove if you ve got it] is there a national dish or dishes of ghana as in scotland we ve got haggis, porridge and deep fried mars bar [yes a choc bar in batter]
    as porridge oats are good for you but bland it helps to be either hungry or put jam and fruit in it and haggis is a cows stomach stuffed with yuck and the deep fried mars bar truely shows the national sweet tooth and love of getting bevvied
    oh and shortbread of course.

    glad you hav nt fallen for it as these pseudo-diets make my blood boil

  • 5 Nana Yaa // Mar 14, 2007 at 12:24 pm

    We have so many trad. foods in Ghana. There’s always the starchy part and that goes with the soup or stew (sauce) of your choice.
    So the starch can be fufu – which is not a naughty word, but is pounded plantain or yam or cassava (or some other root tuber); kenkey, which is made from fermented corn, boiled yam or cocoyam, ripe plantain and many many more.
    The soup or stew can contain meat, fish, chicken, beans, garden eggs etc, etc. Or it can just be fresh pepper (like a salsa) with grilled fish, which is now a favourite of many here. Oh we also have porridge made from fermented corn or millet…
    We have so many healthy choices.

  • 6 carri // Mar 14, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    oh in uk we just call yams yans as if i offered someone some curried fufu it d put them off actually no it would nt it put them off

    what sort of fish do you grill?
    that sounds delicious

  • 7 steviel // Mar 15, 2007 at 2:51 am

    lychees are realy nice but when you offer them to some people they just look doubtful lychees in syrup and tinned coconut milk over the topcoconut milk over the top its delicious but only if you like realy sweet things like mango juice
    who said – ‘yeah i hate it when salsa just tastes of tomatoes?
    that d’knobhead who made a fortune of the lack of education of the american public has got a clinic and his only qualification is from some dodgy institution in seattle

    actually not sure that i should tell carri this but hes got an ‘institute’ in connecticut where they offer 45 minutes ‘traditional chinese medicine sessions
    oh and he claims to be a second generation naturapath i mean what exactly is a naturapath
    i can understand what a nutritionist is but whats a naturapath.

    yeah grilled fish with pepper sounds delicious

  • 8 Nana Yaa // Mar 15, 2007 at 11:12 am

    Grilled fish – it has to be tilapia, but red snapper is also good.

  • 9 carri // Mar 18, 2007 at 2:27 am

    oh theres a brilliant funk band called ‘red snapper’
    but not sure if we can get tilapia in uk

    but we can try can ‘t we my Gadji?

  • 10 carri // Mar 28, 2007 at 4:51 pm

    here’s a link i found with relevance to the blood group diet with reference to its claims that certain non-toxins where potentially toxic

  • 11 Diet Forum // Jul 26, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    I don’t think you will miss chicken much. I hardly ever eat it…

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