Be Sure to Know your Blood Type!


Let this post be a composite reply to all the myriad diets that are supposedly tailored to unique body attributes.  And then reread the January 8, 2015, post and substitute “whatever your blood type is” for all of the qualifiers on the list of special circumstances for when something is not good for you.

Let me summarize:

If it’s not good for you, it’s not good for you regardless of your blood type (of which there were eight types the last time I counted).

If it’s good for you, it’s good for you regardless of your blood type.

Forget about your blood type in choosing food.  It is totally irrelevant.  Pay no attention to anyone who wants to tell you to follow your particular blood type to some customized dietary regimen.

And – I just have to say this – stop being so damned gullible!!  Not only is your blood type irrelevant, it’s also irrelevant that you evolved from cave men (and you probably didn’t!).

And that you think that people living on the periphery of the Mediterranean Sea have discovered the food of long life (this might be a good time for you to check on the obesity rates in Greece!).

And that people have eaten junk for centuries and therefore it must be natural and healthy!

And that someone wrote a book about the angst of omnivores and therefore we must be omnivores!

And that a once-board-certified cardiologist put in place a wildly popular diet that was a veritable celebration – an orgy – of consuming animal fat.  And therefore that must be good for you!

And that olive oil, nuts, avocados and fish are elixirs of long life because, once again, southern Europeans do it!

Stop being so damned gullible!!