Hello, my name is Carolyn Dean, drcarolyndean.com. I'm a medical doctor and a naturopathic doctor and I live in beautiful Maui. I've finished my 22nd health book, I have a free newsletter and I also have an online wellness program that you can join. And today in this series I'll be talking about dieting.
The Blood Type diet- Actually it is my favorite diet. It promises that different blood types relate how your metabolic to food. The O blood types are most common about forty three percent of the population is O. And the O's seem to have strong metabolism, they are very active, they build muscle and they eat animal protein. Not so good on dairy, not so good on wheat. I am an O. I eat lot of protein, I eat lot of salad greens and hardly any grains and hardly any diary. And I do very well.
A's are about the forty percent of the population. A's do better on gender exercise like yoga, walking and swimming. And they will eat a plant based diet and can digest very well.
The other blood types are B blood type, that is only twelve percent of the population. But there seems to be a good balance between a vegetarian diet, and an animal protein diet. In another words, they can eat both types of foods.
The AB blood type is only about five percent of population. And they do better as a vegetarian diet but they can incorporate some animal protein.
What I have learnt about the various diets is maybe only half the people do well on them. Yes you know this is strict vegetarian diet say a raw food diet. But not everybody can eat that, maybe it is better for an A group to eat that diet. What are the high protein diets? Maybe it is only the O's that do really well, because in my practice, what I find is that when people fall ill, when they have disease symptoms and they are not following the blood type diet, and if I can encroach them to switch their diet to the blood type diet, they heal a lot faster. It is not the only answer, but it is my way of trying the balance of the frustration that people feel when they can follow every diet that it is going to cure them.