Monday, May 26, 2014

Blood Type A

As I mentioned a few weeks back I believe that there is a correlation between a person blood type and what type of diets they should be on. Now don’t get me wrong, you know I don’t believe in “diets” as Americans define them, but what I am referring to is the way a person should be eating to get the most out of their every day existence. I have no problem with any of the types of food we consume, I just think that we consume way too much at the wrong times for the wrong reasons and then we do nothing to allow our bodies to use the fuel we have given it. With that said now let’s move onto people with blood type A.
According to Dr. D. Amato people that have this blood type should get their nutrients primarily from carbohydrates sources. People with blood type “A” have low levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach and high intestinal disaccharide digestive enzyme levels permit the more efficient digestion of carbohydrates. Take also into consideration that these people have low levels of intestinal alkaline phosphatase (which is located in the small intestine), this makes it difficult for Type A’s to digest and metabolize animal proteins and fats.
Now once again I need to make sure that you understand that when I say diets I am not talking about a weight loss program. What I am referring to is the way one should be eating to get the very best out of their bodies. Food is nothing but a fuel to ignite and sustain our bodies. We need to remember that.
Now imagine that we are at a car dealership and we are buying the top of the line sports car. This car is going to cost us in the end over $250,000. Right before we take this car off the lot the dealer gives us instruction on what to do and what not to do. One of the things they tell us not to do is use regular gas. They specifically states that we need to use only high octane fuel. You ask them however, what would happen if we just put in regular gas and they stated that the car would run but not at its peak and did you not pay all that money to feel the power that car has?
So at first for months we follow their advice and we put in the high octane gas but we see that the prices are going up so much that we just can’t see logically spend all that money when we can get a cheaper grade, so we do. At first we see no difference in your sports car so we continue to use that cheaper gas. But then things start to happen. The fuel injector needs replacing, it begins idling funny, it begins to get slow off the line. So because we spent so much money for this car and it now seems as though it is spending more time in the dealership being fixed than out on the road you have a conversation with the dealership about the lemon we were sold. While in the heat of the moment the dealership asks us one question,” what type of fuel are we using?” Of course we lie to them and tell them that we are using high octane but we know the real truth, we stopped using it because there was something cheaper and we did not think it would do anything to the car engine. After repairing all the parts that needed to be replaced we went back to the high octane fuel and low and behold our weekly visits to the dealership stopped and we really began to enjoy our new and now improved sports car.
Our bodies are the same way. The major part of their diet needs to be more vegetarian based and less meat based. This is the kicker if ywe are accustomed to eating meat, we will lose weight and have more energy once we eliminate the toxic foods from our diet. Dr. D. Amato says, "I can't emphasize enough how this critical dietary adjustment can be to the sensitive immune system of Type A. With this diet you can supercharge your immune system and potentially short circuit the development of life threatening diseases." Having said that, the three words I want to leave for you are pure, fresh and organic should be your mato when thinking about what you should be consuming.
Enough said, now my question to you is do you want to be at your most efficient? My next blog will be on type B blood type.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Diet Plans part two

Type O:
According to Dr Michael Lam type O people thrive on intense physical exercise and animal proteins. Unlike other blood types these people have a slightly higher acid base in their stomachs. Type O people can easily metabolize meats because they tend to have high stomach acid content. The success of the Type O Diet depends on the use of lean, chemical-free meats, poultry, and fish. Type Os don't find dairy products and grains quite as user friendly as do most of the other blood types. The initial weight loss on the Type O Diet is by restricting consumption of grains, breads, legumes, and beans. The leading factor in weight gain for Type Os is the gluten found in wheat germ and whole wheat products, which interferes with insulin efficiency and slow down metabolic rate. Another factor that contribute to weight gain is certain beans and legumes (lentils and kidney beans) contain lectins that deposit in the muscle tissues making them less "charged" for physical activity. The third factor in Type O weight gain is that Type Os have a tendency to have low levels of thyroid hormone or unstable thyroid functions, which also cause metabolic problems. Therefore it is good to avoid food that inhibits thyroid hormone (cabbage, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, mustard green) but increase hormone production (kelp, seafood, iodized salt).
Because of the high acidity stomach, Type Os should eat fruits of alkaline nature such as berries and plums..
Type Os should severely restrict the use of dairy products. Their system is not designed for the proper metabolism. If you are a Type O of African ancestry, you should eliminate dairy foods and eggs altogether.
Type A: According to JC Jones and Ryan Wallace After "the cultivation of grains and livestock changed everything" for humanity, this blood type developed based on "the need to fully utilize nutrients from carbohydrate sources." Thus, the type A diet plan emphasizes soy proteins, grains, and vegetables, restricts red meat. Type A people have a lower acid base in their stomachs so trying to break down meats is very difficult. For a type A person to get the best energy and to have the most efficient body they are as close to being a vegetarian than anyone else.
Type B: According to D'Adamo, this blood type possesses "potential for great malleability" and is associated with a flexible digestive system. Type B dieters can tolerate dairy products and can also enjoy meat and most produce. This plan restricts corn, wheat, lentils, tomatoes, and peanuts, while suggesting moderate exercise.

Type AB: As the name implies, this blood type shares characteristics with types A and B. Type AB dieters are encouraged to avoid meats but can safely eat tofu, seafood, dairy, and most produce. This plan suggests a mix of calming and rigorous exercises for a balanced fitness routine. Carbohydrates can be your friend if you have AB type blood.
Well, do you know your blood type? Depending on your blood type should dictate to you how you should be eating. Enjoy!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Diet Plans

Well it’s been a while since I have written anything for you guys to read and I think that this is a great subject to start with, diets.
Here we are getting ready to go into summer and most of you are looking in the mirror and telling yourself that it is time for you get into summer shape. Now you all know that my response to that would be that you should not have waited so long but never the less some of you would have just rolled your eyes at me and told yourself that you will just stop eating for a period of time to lose those extra pounds. UGH! You know just how to get to me, don’t you!
Well, this has been a subject of major concern since the beginning of mankind. (I even think that Adam and Eve struggled with it once they were kicked out of the garden). The question that I wanted to answer was if there is a way a person could eat, without making it a diet plan, but still give their body all the vitamins and nutrient it needs daily. I remember thinking to myself, “There are no two people alike. Some seem to be able to eat one way and it seems to work for them, while others seem to eat in that same way and their body don’t respond in the same way. I know some people whose diet consists of nothing but carbohydrates and they are lean and full of energy. Whereas I know some others that eat that same diet and boy they have problems from digestion to obesity. What makes them different? Is it their exercise levels? No they exercise pretty regularly. Is it their intensity levels? No they really hit it when they are here at Parker’s Place. Is it the time of day they eat? No, I have seen their daily logs and that seems to all be in line. Then what is it?
One day I was talking to a gym member and we started talking about the subject of diets and she brought up something that I thought was very interesting. Depending on your blood type should be the type of daily diet you should be on. WOW! That really makes a lot of sense when you think about it. If you have “O” type blood then your body can take certain things that an “A” or “AB” may not be able to. So I did some research and in my next blog I explain what I discovered.
First let us define what blood types are. Blood types are inherited from our parents and essential to how our bodies perform and react to outside stimuli. There are several forms of blood types and they are O-, O+, A-, A+, B-, B+, AB-, AB+ and each one of those types has specific characteristics that make them unique when it comes to how the body will break down the food that we consume. So in my next blog we will get into how each blood type responses to the food we eat and what your diet should look like given your specific blood type.