The Blood Type Diet, Zodiac and Pluto

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What is the link between the Blood Type Diet and Astrology? Well, there are four blood types and four elements that are also associated with temperaments.

“The Human Genome Project turns out to be a ferocious magnet for a host of synoptic metaphors, very few of which actually evoke the human body. Such terms as Holy Grail, code of codes, map of the earth, book, set of instructions, mosaic, jigsaw puzzle, recipe, scripture, blueprint, Talmud, software, the key to human nature, master medical model, summit of human knowledge all crop up regularly both in scholarly and popular discourse.”

Mapping The New World

If you don’t know what i am talking about, the Blood Type diet waxes and wanes in popularity. It is always big in Japan, where they even have dating sites based around it. The theory is that your blood type determines the foods that do beautiful things for you or act as agents of hell within your system. And then it can be taken further into genotypes – nomad, warrior, gatherer and so on. It’s cool, and weirdly, for many people, it seems to work. It has to do with how different blood types deal with different lectins.  Vegetables nutritious and fabulous for one blood type may mess up the metabolism of another.

The Blood Type Diet And Astrology Evoke The Four Classical Medical Temperaments.

So nobody has done this research, but I would not be all surprised if somehow the four blood types correlated with the elements. Remember that there are four medieval “humors” – sanguine, choleric, melancholic and bucolic. They correspond with the four astrological elements: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. Chinese and Indian traditional health methods also have their elements.

But to my chagrin, my blood type turns out to O+ – the endurance predator of the blood zodiac.  Equipped with fierce Cro-Magnon genes, I should be leaping into icy rivers to rip the head off any unsuspecting creatures dumb enough to swim by me. Or pursuing mammoths with my stone ax, whatever. My body thinks it is 5000BC.

O+ is the blood type with a super-strong immune system IF it shuns dairy, wheat/grains, and potatoes but eats shit-loads of meat. It threatens my vegetarian/vegan stance and mindset since age five. Cue: Pluto-Mercury transit. It would be fantastic if Pluto in Capricorn square my Mercury in Aries meant I have a radical elevation of consciousness while flossing one morning.

My Blood Type Is The Endurance Predator Of The Blood Zodiac

But no, Pluto is Pluto, and I am instead reconsidering my entire life beliefs. Because, for me, even just trying the tiniest elements of the Blood Type Diet have thus proved highly effective. My Scorpio doctor – an Ashtanga teacher who also has a degree in nutrition and is an expert on the Gut-Brain connection – thinks it is the real deal. (There is a nuanced discussion of the whole thing here.)  Take-Home Astrology Tip: When Pluto is in aspect to your Mercury, you question every aspect of your mindset, like it or not.

But diagnostics are now so much more precise and refined than the days of simplifying people into four main types. The brilliant book Gut – by Guilia Enders – talks of how even four years ago, all you could see in a sample of gut bacteria would be E-Coli. Now that same sample yields veritable dynasties of species with roles far more complex (e.g., manufacturing neurotransmitters) than was ever suspected. It’s beyond probiotics – it’s about the integrity of the biome. It opens the way to some genuinely radical remedies and innovation in medicine.

And for the full “as above, so below” experience, the same process has been occurring in astrophysics. The universe is a multiverse. What we saw as “molecules” a few years ago is, of course, at least 80% of the mysterious Dark or Quantum matter — the “Quintessence” of the Ancients.

Thoughts?

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Cait

Love all this sort of stuff. Thanks for posting and reminding me, Mystic. Perfect timing. I’m back on this diet and feel so much better. I’m B, and for health/animals, tried vegan three times, each time I caved in at exactly 3 weeks…with cheese. And we’re the only type that’s encouraged to eat diary.I also feel so much better with red meat in my diet. Have gotten over the guilt factor by making sure I obtain grass fed, organic animals and say thanks to the animal prior to meal for it’s contribution to my health and vitality. Spoke to a… Read more »

Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

ugh I love this post

EarthWindFire

I follow the Blood Type diet and totally agree with what you’re saying here. I got an autoimmune issue and was prescribed no grains at all. Then I found out about the Blood Type Diet and it said my blood type- B positive- does really well when not having grains and is prone to autoimmune issues. Ever since I followed it – I’m POW! I do think honoring what our ancestors ate – nomads for Type B- makes sense elementally, astrologically, and in many others ways!

Cait

Rachel, I’m also B and have autoimmune and gene for celiac. Interesting, hey? I’ve found a bakery that does real sourdough though and can digest with ease. 🙂

ElizabethM

So glad to hear this, Mystic! Next step: Weston Price reading. The vegan diet is actually dangerous. Not just for type O. Impossible to get b12 from veg sources, same with adequate omega 3 fat which is the key. Good luck and feel better!

flowerchild

I’m blood type A+ and the diet seems very much what I’ve naturally gravitated toward — eating fish and some chicken, but mostly vegetarian, and no dairy or other meats. I can’t do total vegetarian, though, because I seem to need a lot of protein otherwise I get really spaced out. I don’t eat soy because it causes estrogen dominance and I have fibroids, don’t want to feed those! Also, I’m not supposed to have eggs according to my blood type, but I do eat a lot of eggs…….but anyway, a lot of the type A diet resonates for me… Read more »

scorpiodawn

yep, im all of this flowerchild!

Electro

Hey, great link. I’m A- and I eat very clean. I live in PA, and we primarily get our food from an organic Amish farm that picks vegetables daily, sells free range eggs & meat, and sells raw milk products. The rest we get from our local CSA and the co-op. I noticed a huge change when I started eating this way. I’m still working on the lifestyle stuff the article mentions. I always blamed my Uranus rising for my nervous tension, but it looks like it us more than that. I need to cultivate better habits to manage my… Read more »

flowerchild

I find that adaptogenic herbs help my stress levels and baseline nervousness. Maybe look into those? I take ashwaganda right now, and I want to take reishi at night, just looking into getting a really good quality one, doing a bit of research.. That’s awesome you’re getting so much fresh and organic produce! I live in California, so it’s the same here…..easy to get fresh organic produce and we grow every type of vegetable, fruit and nut you can think of, here. It’s literally everywhere, even in Walgreens! …or just on the side of the road or in a friend’s… Read more »

aqua kat

I recommend Sun Potion for reishi, ashwaganda, and other adaptogenic herbs. Pricey but I think very high quality. Based in Santa Barbara so supporting a CA business. 🙂

Z

Meanwhile, Nico in the picture is thinking: “My blood type is a) heroin or b) whatever blood type thrives on heroin. Heroin wofcwcnbas;cnab” I personally think she would fit into your O+ description. I think that’s who she truly was and not the chic persona people wanted her to desperately hold on to. She truly hated to be exploited only on the basis of her beauty. She wanted to be acknowledged for the true beast (not in a bad sense) that she was inside but people didn’t catch up.

Centaurus

I’ve never gone for this diet though I’ve always done well with meat compared to my years as vegetarian. Still, I don’t eat it very regularly, that was until… I recently did a bio energetic evaluation (meridian stress assessment) and to my amazement have a raft of things that I have allergy to and/or cause stress which weakens the immune system. I don’t typically get allergic reactions such as the ones that are cited in todays terms but still. It’s been very insightful and broader than I anticipated. The combination of allergic reaction puts a load on the immune system… Read more »

scorpiodawn

every single person is different…but for auto immune, good quality meat, LOADS of veg….no nightshades…it works for me

Jokerman

I was waiting in line the other day when the lady said to me “Sorry about the wait”. I said, “I’m only 84kg.”.

Jokerman

But in reality the Ayurvedic diet is the best. I cook at home 5/6 nights a week and cook AV style just about always. I sleep like a baby when I do it well.

When l go out to eat it is more of an uncomfartable experience.

marsbar

The problem is Ayurvedic diet as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine inspired diets are not prepared for the mess that is the modern age. Lots of people are allergic to spices, beans/legumes, certain veggies/fruit, or dairy now and can’t eat a lot of that stuff. Is it GMOs, pesticides, stress, chem trails, environmental roxins, or over-use of thickeners in food like guar gum or Polysorb 80 causing it? Who knows??

Kay

I’m not too familiar with Ayurvedic diet but TCM has a wide range of possibilities to eat healthily even with food allergies. Super simplification is matching colors of the foods with the elements as colors typically indicate Vitamin or mineral content (ex. yellow carrots contain betacarotene) and then can help tonify Spleen (digestion, yellow element) Qi (B vitamin give energy)). Preparation via temperature is also important…If you’re yang qi deficient (or you’re experiencing a lot of fatigue, cold, and have edema, loose stools, etc) heating your food would be advised…not til it’s devoid of nutrients, but not straight from the… Read more »

Jokerman

Following the diet my PSA dropped from 7.1 to 4.4 in 6 months (plus +ve side benefits)

marsbar

The Blood type diet did not work out for me. I am an A + and guess what? I am fucking allergic to almost everything that it says to eat. Granted I was a vegetarian for 15 years (vegan for 5 of those years) before having to bow out for health’s sake. I hear it works really well for some others. I have a suspicion that the blood type diet was made for more homogeneous populations rather than for people like myself, super mixed breed. I have strange traits that were difficult to understand until I got one of those… Read more »

Jokerman

Good point. I don’t think culture is a construct. East Asia and Scandinavia are interesting places to me because of their homogeneity. Africa too.

South America and Nth America is interesting as well because in differing areas the differing [discoverers ? / invaders?] had their influence on the local indigenenes. Like what is health differences between areas, in Nth America, where the English, Germans, French and Spanish settled?

Jokerman

My advice is to eat ya meat when it is dead. All that clawing and scratching at ya face is intolerable.

MsMina

0+
Warrior is literally my middle name.

(Literally can mean figuratively now. My middle name is Louise).

Ms.

which is unconditional love

emg

I have stated this so many times with so many of my clients that a vegan diet can be super nutritious to some and down right lethal to others. Of course I normally get shouted down by those live hard vegans (can’t really say die hard can I?) But you have to ask when you see a vegan who looks totally sick and has health problems galore if he/she is simply abusing the animal/ life form that he or she is??? I have to admit that I too didn’t think much of the blood type diet for a number of… Read more »

emg

I’ve just read my type. Im such a delicate flower!

marsbar

I know right? A’s just seem like total asshats whenever I read the description, but when I hear other Asian peeps talk about it it is supposed to be a “good” one to be. I won’t tell anyone in person I am an A unless asked, lest I be judged. The one that Asian peeps mock the most is B tho.

emg

Really? B? O seems to be the paleo kings and I am engaged to a complete O. He’s the epitome of hunter/sofa/hunter/sofa…
But I figure we all have to play around with this to see what really suits us. I have to be gluten free as grains simply don’t do it for me.
But the veggies are my friend. Bring on the babbaganoush or however you spell it.

Ms.

honestly I have vegan friends who live on burgers and hot chips cooked in vegetable oils with 10 vegan beers and others who eat clean obsessed with putting on weight as much as they are protecting animal rights, but both are vegan. Is it the same diet- No. It totally depends what you are actually eating than what you are avoiding.

beachgirl

Great piece, Mystic. On first hearing about this a few years ago a lightbulb went off since my food likes/cravings have always been naturally in line with my blood type – even as a child, e.g. instinctively disliking grains potoatoes and poultry, craving meat and dairy fats and anything pickled. Even further, apparently the origin of my blood type (B) is nomadic Himalaya hunter, which explained so many things to me – lifelong love of cold clean air and snow – a hot day makes me literally ill – constantly moving to new places – or just dreaming of living… Read more »

Corrina

Inherited immunity is well researched, so inherited gut flora (which is really just another form of immunity) and blood type seems a reasonable assumption to work from. It would be interesting if more research was invested in this area, as we have all heard stories of the non smoking, non drinking, healthy exercise freak who died of cancer or heart attack in their 50s. My genetics cross Greek, English, Irish and probably some Turkish considering the Turkish occupation of Greece. My body has this amazing constitution considering the abuse I’ve hurled at it. I’m muscular even if I don’t work… Read more »

Corrina

another point … I really wish farming practices would qualify the age of the product. Like sheep live 10-12 years. I would be much happier eating mutton from a 10 year old sheep who is aged anyway, than a 2-3 year old teenager.

Caritas

This also happened to me: I was a vegetarian for some months and I also got bloated and ravenous. It all ended in a scene reminiscent of Rosemary’s Baby, where she cooks a big steak for 3 seconds and eats it with blood running down her chin. I was an animal until I got my meat again, haha. BUT I’m bloodtype A- – the vegetarian. My feeling is that the diet of your family is what you’re best equipped to process (the inherited gut bacteria?). A is also typical for Scandinavia where I live, and vegetarianism is a new thing.… Read more »

Corrina

I think I inherited more off the Greeks than the Irish/Anglos, whose diet I find rather stodgy.

I remember when travelling in Europe, I was in Germany and asked for a salad. The waitress looked at me curiously … salad? What do you mean by salad? Do you mean potatoes. No I mean lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes … got any olives or fetta? They were bemused.

I adore the Mediterranean style of cooking … all that lovely fresh produce. Olive oil, fetta, cucumbers, capsicum. A little bit of good bread and seafood – octopus, sardine, prawns. YUM.

Corrina

btw FODMAP have cabbage as the most low irritant food of all as well as pears.

Ms.

yet also the most boring lol

Sam

i love it. but i am in area heavily populated by asian food universe so yes. this realm does cabbage right
but also sauerkraut, devour like nothing else

Corrina

You have clearly not tasted my cabbage salad Ms!

Two types of cabbage, plus spring onions, fresh chopped coriander and basil. A few baby spinach leaves for flavour.

Then you get some free range eggs and bacon. Boil the eggs so they are still a little runny in the centre. Crisp up the bacon and tear into pieces. Add good sharp parmesan and a sprinkling of slivered almonds.

Dress with a top notch ranch dressing, lemon, salt and pepper.

You’ll never say cabbage is boring again my love!! <3

Gemyogi

Love it! cabbage salad with bacon and egg! sounds a bit like Caesar. I love eggs and crispy bacon

Corrina

Oh hun … I live off it!! Cheap, easy to make .. delicious! 🙂

Ms.

haha nothing against you doll I am sure its amazing I just had flashbacks of my mother´s irish slop where it was boiled to hell. It´s an auto response, nothing against the vegetable itself, just some left over childhood food trauma haha

Corrina

And as for pears … have you ever had pears slightly stewed with a little coconut sugar and free range bacon on the top? Holy moly …. divine

Oh and if you want to add a bit more texture? Crunchy onion bits OR a tiny sprinkling of roquefort … good god that is a smashing breakfast.

Corrina

Oh god now I have to talk more about food. I’m a Cancer Sun/Venus … cut me some slack 😉

But then we get into the Turkish side of things … those delicious kofta … baba ganoush with real roasted eggplant and divine flat bread

oh my gosh.

saturnplutoflux

mmmmmmm…

Corrina

so even Saturn and Pluto can be bought with good food .. hmm

*takes notes* 😉

Gemyogi

I was talking to a local turkish kebab owner about smoky baba ganoush yesterday!! she said she doesn’t make it any more because it’s not popular in footscray! I said, that’s my favourite dip and she said she’s planning to just do it one day a week. And the flat bread is divine 🙂

Corrina

smokey baba ganoush is like food from heaven!!!

marsbar

raw cruciferous if not fermented will destroy your thyroid over time and mess with iodine levels.

Corrina

I only believe that’s due to ancestral diet.

A lot of northern cold climates rely on cabbage, cauliflower etc and in order to keep over dark, northern winters – learned to ferment them or keep them edible in brine.

Alouetta

Ha! Me too. I was vego and went back to meat eating. Pigs, baby animals and squid are off the menu. I keep chickens for their eggs.

Gemyogi

Also I LOVE oats — eat porridge in winter and have it in muesli in summer. I do have some Scottish heritage!

Gemyogi

and sour dough rye bread — yum

Scorpie

oats was my lunch for 3 years as a poor art student. Still eating it. Lucky i like it 🙂

Gemyogi

Porridge is the perfect winter breakfast. Made with hot water on the stovetop and I add shredded coconut, banana, sometimes chopped apple & cinnamon. Then I sometimes add a bit of warm milk and/or yoghourt, half a tsp of coconut sugar. So warming in Winter! Can you tell I’m a Taurus moon (obsessed with food lol)

sphinx

I love it too! Sadly I get migraines from oats worse than sour dough bread but not as badly as high tannin wine.

Jokerman

I get migraines from chocolate, alcohol, cheese & oranges.

Corrina

You have an inflammation response to a certain chemical in those foods…

Jokerman

Too right.
Amines & bromine and in chocolate- theobromine is the inflammants; apparently.

Corrina

I can only eat a small amount of oats. I’ve experimented with different cuts of oats, but usually they leave me starving after an hour and hunting for sugar.

Gemyogi

I do get hungry after about 3 or 4 hours. But I love them and I have Scottish heritage (among others)

Scorpio_Rising

I love your post. agreed on all points.

Corrina

You’re welcome 🙂

Multiair

I am O negative with a heap of auto-immune issues. Have finally given up dairy and wheat and committed to paleo, and it seems to be doing the trick. Have come across a few ex-vegans with auto-immune issues who’ve also improved their health via paleo. You don’t have to eat heaps of meat, it’s more about being choosy with what veggies you include in your diet with small amounts of protein. Good luck Mystic with your own health journey xx

catfish moon

IRegardless of blood type, I have Celiac disease so no gluten grains ever! I was vegetarian for many, many years, but undiagnosed and I’ll. I had to bring meat into my diet, fowl play and fish only at first, to heal the over two decades of damage done being a gluten eater eating tons of high gluten fake meats and grains. My ex had the blood type to do well as a vegetarian. He has been one his whole life and is healthy. Our daughter is a lifelong vegetarian as well, very healthy too. I do not know her bloodtype… Read more »

catfish moon

I am B positive…which so no wheat so that.fits with my celiac disease. It says no corn which does make my muscle and joint pain worse.

kitsune

I am a B- and I’m also celiac. I think there’s something to it, and corn also makes me feel like total crap.

paetraT

And as an o positive who was also seriously veg for many years, it turned out to be wondrously great for me to eat meat, and grains are def an enemy.

paetraT

I just love you, Mystic. ?

paetraT

No?, !

Sam

There’s also the umami flavours that I crave. I found that dried porcini mushrooms cooked in trad Italian ways (recipes etc) really satisfying. If pasta wasn’t an option, You could probably make a nice sauce with a bit of flour/cornflour, white wine, dried herbs, porcini and maybe a dusting of good parmesan…crack of pepper… Pour it over some soft cooked polenta, or grilled something or other.

Ali

Yum!

Sam

Maybe you can rebrand your diet as Cro-Mystic, instead of cro-magnon, and see what happens from there?

AquaCrab

I’m O rh neg…and from an Asian culture where blood type is a really big deal. I would love to be veg or even vegan, but my body and brain absolutely hate it. I feel blunted. A little sick. Like forcing a cat to eat peas for protein. I did raw vegan for a while, and that was the worst. I love the idea of it, but my brain did not function and my body crapped out. I hated the idea of meat, but my body was greedy for it, especially raw meat. It’s easy to look at other people… Read more »

saturnplutoflux

I feel the same… I’m O neg (although not Asian) and I literally can’t function without animal protein. .Until my 40s I was vegan/vegetarian on principal until a cascade of health issues left me bed ridden, severely underweight and in constant pain. I developed sensitivities to dairy, legumes, most grains except white rice, fruits, sugars you name it. I had no idea what to do until I heard about the GAPS diet and in desperation decided to try it. It was incredible, from the minute I drank a cup of beef broth full of fatty marrow my body was craving… Read more »

Jokerman

If l was Shakespeare l would’ve written
“Lambalot”
I love lamb a lot.

I also love fillet steak.

But if l was to only have one protein sauce it’d be
King George Whiting

Jokerman

I meant to write that I’m the same bood type. I tried vegetarian but l found I needed meat.

I think you should eat food according to the amount of teeth you have designed for that type of food.

If you don’t like that idea I’ve others.

saturnplutoflux

ha yeh that’s actually a really good point…(the teeth )

saturnplutoflux

well, someone was having a moment of melodrama when they wrote their comment…(-that’d be me). Just read back over my comment above and it reads waaay over the top….I’m blaming the heat today.

PF I feel like I’m missing some cleverly hidden puns…blame that on the heat too

Gemyogi

This. “It’s easy to look at other people successfully eating a certain diet and thinking that is proof that you should be able to thrive on it as well. But as far as I can tell, we are not all the same.” Diet is so ‘in’ at the moment and the western world is OBSESSED with what is ‘good’ for you and what is ‘bad’. Then you get these ‘health’ gurus telling you what the F to eat and drink… I think the paleo diet is especially bullshit — no scientific evidence, and can make people sick. People are always… Read more »

Pegasus

Am a big believer in the art of pleasure in eating regardless of what we ‘should’ eat and how happy it makes the psyche.
Don’t eat what you do not enjoy, like tofu gives me no pleasure not even a sense of righteousness….lol. Whereas an aged porterhouse has me gurgling with love of cows and the time and care into making it so soft and tasty.

Sam

thank you gemyogi
like fine tuning whether we eat goji berries or acai will make us 5% more intelligent or live 3 weeks longer.

Gemyogi

Lol, or if we have a special seaweed green ‘smoothie’ we’ll do better in our exams, and feel self righteous when bragging about it to everyone

Gemyogi

One of the hilarious memes going around showed this health nut woman who eats vegan / organic / whatever and is an ‘expert’ in the field, with a photo of her at 50-something — she looked haggard and scrawny — and compares her with Nigella, who eats butter, cream, chocolate, pastry, cake, meat, basically quite a rich diet, drinks wine etc. etc. and looks AMAZING and glowing at the same age. And has some meat on her bones. It was hilarious. Not a good ad for an extreme ‘healthy’ diet

Scorpie

agree with you Gemyogi. !!

My pet peeve is people who eat gluten free just because it’s trendy.

Don’t even get me started on Pete Evans and his activated almonds which cost a bloody fortune!!!!
Nuts are expensive enough as it is.

Then there’s the whole “sugar is evil” brigade. No it’s not. Sure, it is if you consume a bottle of coke a day but a little bit of chocolate or piece of cake is not going to kill anyone.

Gemyogi

Haha. The funny thing is, gluten is the thing that actually makes bread chewy and good. I had a gluten free choc brownie the other day (that was the only type they had) and it had so much more sugar in it, and was a bit hard and crunchy instead of cakey. So much better to have proper flour and more butter than be loaded up with sugar.

Very small % are actually gluten intolerant but lots of people think gluten or carbs are the enemy — and yes Peter Evans is a total dickhead, and a charlatan

embarkons7

Interesting! I’m O (I think positive) and I relate to this — after some health problems a few years ago I started eating meat, especially fish — for the omegas and other things, and do find me energy hugely steadier.

Love it when you riff on health, mysticism, good living, and science, MM.

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libralady

God Mystic this is so on point for me right now. i have been questioning my diet lately because everything i eat seems to leave me feeling low. So I’ve been playing around with foods trying to find the right combo and wulla the other day going through my books which are packed up at the moment. I found my small book “diet by blood type” and my blood type read out that i did while over in the US in 2014 and questioned myself does this really work? So now I’m going to give it a shot and see… Read more »

libralady

I’m O-

sphinx

Have always had a grudging respect for the blood type diet. It makes a lot of sense to divide according to blood type, as much as anything really. Genes change all the time, blood type not so much. Mine is B+ and I do relate to much of the suggestions and personality indications described. My brother was really into it at one point and was thrilled that they mentioned beer was good for his body type. I tried to point out that was not meant to be as a meal, but he was like, “it’s on the list!”. Also I… Read more »

dark star

I’m a big fan of the Bulletproof diet. The creator Dave Asprey is a former computer hacker / developer Silicon Valley person turned “biohacker”. I wager he has some kind of Virgo- aqua- Uranus mesh in his chart, definitely a mad scientist type. He emphasizes fats, quality meat, and veg and coffee! I especially find the infographic on which vegetables should be lightly cooked as helpful. Some of them hurt my stomach if raw. It works very well for me and hey butter and chocolate are on the list 😉

Electro

I have a theory that nothing is really vegetarian/vegan. Animals that eat plants chomp on some insects in the process. Those plants live off of decomposed creatures, nutrients in the soil they are. I think this thought process began when my husband told me that deer have been caught on camera eating baby birds out of their nests. That’s not so vegetarian. Then there’s like 400 species of carnivorous plants. No diss on the vegs or anything, just observations. Plants are so healing and as a novice herbalist and essence maker, I totally get that plants have incredible energy systems.… Read more »

sphinx

I like your theory and have always imagined the same.
For me respect, compassion and dignity for all lives is important, but as I believe that there is really no death that it is all part of a continuum or a river of life.. I don’t value life over death so obsessively as some more agnostic or materialist oriented people. That doesn’t mean I think we should be greedy or eat loads of meat. But your observation is quite true in my mind.

Gemyogi

Yes, definitely! I don’t think eating dead people would be ‘wrong’ necessarily either. Not that I want to!

electro

There’s a beautiful soul herbalist I worked with over the summer who is hard core vegan and I know she is well versed in health and infusions, but her eyes are surrounded by dark circles and she seems super low energy. I can’t help but think she is doing herself a disservice by not supplying herself with what she needs. I don’t know her well enough to bring it up because it is such a personal choice. And I also know it’s not universal because I know another vegan and her diet suits her like a charm.

Gemyogi

Agree. I’m an omnivore. Moderation in all things. I’ve never understood how some vegos/vegans seem to think they’re superior to meat eaters, or morally better. I think eating a carrot or a legume is just as predatory. As long as the animals have a good life and are killed humanely, what’s the difference.

I tried drinking organic apple cider vinegar after reading about all the health benefits, but I didn’t like the taste, and felt it was too acidic and that my system didn’t need more acid.

Centaurus

I like the way you framed this up Electro. Not that I’m looking for a justification… just a different way of looking at the whole.

cosmic fleece

I was working in an industrial area as a screenprinter next door to a motorcycle mechanics. This one day I’m out the front unloading screens and yapping away merrily to screenmaker and there’s this guy in his leathers waiting to pick up his bike in my peripheral vision..He comes over and says ”This is going to sound strange, but you’re an AB blood type right ?” Ummmm..Yeessss AB+ …Turns out so was he, and he had been eating for his blood type and proceeded to tell me things i should stay away from .. One was cheese, unless of course… Read more »

Jokerman

So how did he know?
Picking someone’s personal planets is bit of a trick but blood type….WOW.

Gemyogi

I’m A- blood type and I saw a very good nutritionist many years ago who suggested a vego diet for me. She also said As thrive on grains. I do crave meat and eat it about 3 times a week, especially steak or roast chook. I also love nuts and vego food, but I also LOVE butter and cheese and detest low fat milk. Love tempeh and some tofu, legumes, broccoli is a staple. She also said to stop eating tomatoes, potatoes and eggplant (part of deadly nightshade family?!) that’s when I thought, no way lady, potatoes are my main… Read more »

Gemyogi

I feel like the kind of food you are craving is probably your body telling you what you need (unless it’s a vat of sugary lollies or a bucket of wine).

I absolutely love avocados and can eat a whole one as a snack. Some days I need an egg and bacon muffin, some days I feel like brown rice and lots of vegies. When I need comfort food, hot chips or a baked potato always hit the spot. Carbs do increase serotonin, and as I tend towards depression, I feel like they really help me. Bananas too.

Electro

I have a theory that nothing is really vegetarian/vegan. Animals that eat plants chomp on some insects in the process. Those plants live off of decomposed creatures, nutrients in the soil they are. I think this thought process began when my husband told me that deer have been caught on camera eating baby birds out of their nests. That’s not so vegetarian. Then there’s like 400 species of carnivorous plants. No diss on the vegs or anything, just observations. Plants are so healing and as a novice herbalist and essence maker, I totally get that plants have incredible energy systems.… Read more »

Electro

Eeeek! Wrong comment! I have to cut and paste them because they never go through the first time for some reason.

Sorry for the spam, I’m going to bed now. Enough internet for me!

sphinx

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marsbar

So true. There are no vegan human cultures, but there are many human vegetarian cultures. But when they move to cleaner area like the states, eating the same vegetarian diet, many become ill and suffer things like protein deficiency. Why? one reason is less bugs in your grains. In the U.S. if you eat cereal everyday you probably eat anywhere from 1-4 roaches a year. I saw a squirrel eat bird eggs and try to kill a pigeon to eat it! I think animals stay veg when it works for them, but they’ll adapt when they see an opportunity. Also… Read more »

electro

Oh man, I remember when I found out that the cut lawn smell was the smell of grass trying to repair itself. That’s all I can think about when I smell it now.

Scorpie

relate to everything you’ve said Gemyogi. I’m a A- too. Lucky i’m not gluten intolerant because i would DIE if i had to give up bread. As soon as i wake up i’m ravenous and can not leave the house without avocado on wholemeal toast. Never get bored of it either. I eat pretty healthy too so i can indulge in my comfort food – potato chips. If they added vitamins to chips i could live off them. LOL. I’m lucky i don’t need to diet (Cap Asc) because i hate being told what i can and can’t eat. Everything… Read more »

marsbar

A lot of the people who eat only one meal a day have other issues like hypothyroid. It isn’t normal to eat one meal a day. You can train yourself to go it but it isn’t necessarily healthy. I have heard good things about intermittent fasting though.

electro

Gemyogi, what I meant to say yesterday when my comment crapped out was that people always think I’m a vegetarian and on a diet. No and no. Too many people on the SAD diet I suppose.

Gemyogi

What’s the SAD diet?

Gemyogi

ok, just looked it up and it *is* literally sad that peeps eat so much crap and think it’s food 🙁

Shazberry

Resonates much??? I too am 0+ and have over the years tried to follow the blood type diet that was devised by the 1960’s(?) naturopath who’s name escapes me. Only, I’m vegetarian again due to purely not being able to hurt little animals. This has been a crisis for me since I was a child and would go rabbiting with my Grandfather. My bouts with meat eating and eschewing PASTA and bread and avocado do have me feeling more …. in better health to a degree. But then I just can do it and revert back to being vego. I… Read more »

lisa.astro

I saw a psychic once & she had a vision of me carrying bags of pineapples…’you need to eat loads of pineapple!’ she declared. It was only in reading the Blood Type diet book a few months later that I found as a Type A my stomach acidity is somewhat lacking & that the bromelain in pineapples is an excellent enzyme assisting in the breakdown of proteins, which Type As generally don’t digest well (hence less meat more veg). In a nutshell (pumpkin seed preferred) it works for me, however I am lucky in that the foods super beneficial to… Read more »

Gemyogi

That’s hilarious. Maybe I need to eat more pineapples (I do like fresh pineapple!) I’m type A-

Jokerman

BBQd pineapple with meat is eXcellent.

scorpiodawn

im a+…..supposedly can be veggie but have auto immune issues…you cant be veggie/vegan with auto immunity…

Year of the Phoenix

YUM!

Jokerman

And truly does make steak very easy to digest bcos of abovementioned Bromalen.

Pegasus

Please PF just don’t put it on pizza!

Jokerman

No. That is an abomination.

pumpkin

This has been a big discussion in my family for years. Your doctor sounds so interesting, I wish I knew a doctor like that in California!
I am the same blood type as you, and I love love potatoes, salads and fruits, however, when I used to eat red meat before I did feel also good. It is all a mystery!

Nike Vk

I know in certain Asian cultures, blood type is also said to correlates with personality and such.

You might not absolutely HAVE TO eat meat, right? Maybe just extra, what, protein and iron? I am veg, I do nettle infusions when I crave meat. Maybe you can write a book about THAT–the no meat version of a diet that addresses the needs of a high meat diet?

Janey

I am 0+ also and when I read the book I was like arrrghh this can’t be- vego since birth (5th generation) one of the only blood types to really thrive on meat diet.

hana

eh I’m a seaweed fiend. neptune devotion + copious amounts of iron seems to do me right.

Ms.

again, your timing is impeccable. I am in the exact same boat re blood type- personal politics vs genetics, i have an A grade warrior meat hunt genepool O+ both sides and nothing fucks my body harder than a grain based diet. Most of my personal health issues stem from carb-insulin-digestive immunity hell and Our family diseases and cancers are actually all based around the mentioned in the text breakdown. I´ve been aware of certain allergies for some time but I´m only just getting the protein aspect on a macro balance for this. (mainly due to my weightlifting right now… Read more »

Alouetta

I was similar. Vego for 14 years. O+ blood type. I never craved meat while I was vego but at some point I realized my body needed it. And I was eating other sources of protein – god so much. Now I eat a little meat every week and my body is so much stronger for it. I can build muscle faster and I’ve been sick, I swear, once in 6-7 years. I really thought the blood type diet was bs when I first heard about it (and I was vego) and maybe it is but I wouldn’t rule out… Read more »

Iris Aquacat

The Dalai Lama mentioned in his autobiography that he was constantly ill with gut problems & had no choice but to eat meat for his health. Pretty sure he’s 0+ blood type.

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