A person with O blood type who follows the blood type diet can deal with stress and anxiety better and reduce the risk of dependency on certain substances like drugs and alcohol. This is because the blood type O diet is claimed to balance levels of dopamine and other important brain chemicals.4
If you want to find out information on diets for the other blood types and the benefits that you can get from them, then please read my article on how to eat right for your blood type.
IS THE BLOOD TYPE O DIET FOR EVERYONE? WHAT THE CRITICS SAY
If you conduct an online search for the Blood Type Diet, you will find that there is much controversy about the effectiveness of following a diet purely based on your blood type. Some people say that it only helps a person because it cuts out processed food and increases the consumption of vegetables. Very often the words “debunked”, “skeptical”, and “quack” are used. However, is criticism of the blood type diet warranted?
In every case Dr. D’Adamo has refuted his critics’ claims with his own scientific proof. For example, he points out that one criticism is about the way lectins affect the blood. An article on the Weston Price Website dismisses the role that lectins have on the blood stream. However, as Dr. D’Adamo points out, on the very website that dismisses lectins, the author claims that you should avoid soy because of dangerous hemagglutinating lectins. So, it seems that there is some hypocrisy in the claims against the Blood Type Diet.
Dr. D’Adamo also points out that he is accused of offering very little scientific evidence for the Blood Type Diet. However, in his responses he always points to scientific research to back up his claims on the benefit of the Blood Type Diet.