• Phil

Eating For Your Blood Type - Smart or Stinky?


In 1996, Peter D’Adamo published his book Eat Right For Your Type, positing that a diet tailored to your blood type will make you a healthy SOB. Type A might be vegetarian, Type B, high protein etc. The purpose of this blog is simple. To find out whether the above is a steaming pile of BS.


This blog could go one of two ways: I could dive into the research, paraphrasing other people's work that I do not really understand. I could say things like: "the ABO blood group is a genetically determined host factor, which modulates the composition of the human intestinal microbiota." Basically write 2000 words of Xanax, and expect you to politely sit and listen. The alternative is to apply common sense, with a smattering of bad language, for added flavour. It’s a tough choix.


Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, animal flesh, plenty of water, sleep, and movement. You can delve a little deeper, but those 12 words provide a pretty decent framework, on which to build a gratifyingly healthy life. The problem is, 12 words doesn't write a book, and even worse, we’ve heard those words before.


If you want to sell 7 million copies, you have to come up with something new. And, without being too much of an arse - because I have to admit I got bored reading the preface - if I had to predict the genesis of this book, that would be it. D’Adamo knew he would never get his Malibu summer home, if he didn’t give the people something “revolutionary.”