Author of Eat Right For Your Type, Dr. Peter DÁdamo, suggests that there is a chemical reaction that occurs between your blood and the foods you eat. This reaction is caused by Lectins which are diverse proteins found in foods and they have agglutinating properties that have an affect on your blood. When eating foods containing protein lectins that conflict with your blood type, the lectins will target an organ or bodily system and begin to agglutinate blood cells in that area. The architecture of the blood type diet is to target these specific factors.
Fortunately, most lectins found in the diet are not quite so life threatening, although they can cause a variety of other problems, especially if they are specific to a particular blood type. For the most part your immune systems protect you from lectins. Ninety-five percent of the lectins you absorb from your typical diets are sloughed off by the body. But at least five percent of the lectins you eat are filtered into the bloodstream and different reactions in different organs.
Blood Type Diet Categories
Your blood type diet is the restoration of your natural genetic rhythm. Your blood type diet works because you are able to follow a clear, logical, scientifically researched plan based on your cellular profile. Each food groups are divided into three categories: Highly beneficial (food that acts like Medicine), Foods allowed (food that are no harm to the blood type) and Foods not allowed (food that acts like a Poison).
If your NeuroEndoMetabolic (NEM) Stress Response is facing some dysregulation, perhaps due to adrenal fatigue, your detoxification response may be slowed. Your liver and extracellular matrix are clogged up from an accumulation of toxins, including those that come from eating the wrong kind of foods. This has a direct effect on your metabolism response, since its byproducts are not eliminated properly or in a timely manner. It also compromises your immune system, kidney function, lymphatic system, and mitochondrial ATP production. This can lead to even more tiredness, as well as hypersensitivity and paradoxical reactions. Following a blood type diet is one way to prevent or decrease the toxic overload in your body, since the foods you are now eating match your profile rather than going against it.
Think you have Adrenal Fatigue? Our main article on Adrenal Fatigue could shed some light on what may be happening with your body.