Getting To Know More About Acne And Your Blood Type Diet
Did you know that Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s revolutionary Blood Type Diet (also known as the genotype Diet) is being tried out by many people suffering from acne? They base the idea behind this naturopathic cure for acne on several sensible reasons.
The first one is that the ancients knew all about diets, which would keep their body fit and healthy. That means that they knew all about proper diet regimes which would not only detoxify the body but also keep the body physiological functions working perfectly.
What is The Blood Type Diet?
According to Dr. A’damo, -who has been following dietary and nutritional methods used by experienced dietitians down the ages-the adage of “we are what we eat” is as relevant today as it was millenniums ago.
Human beings have been changing their diets according to circumstances, and availability of food down the ages. 20,000 years ago human beings farmed, instead of being hunters. That is why these farmers ate a diet which was richer in cereals, fruit and vegetables, while their hunter ancestors had focused more on meat, fish and a high-protein diet.
These hunters were supposedly of “O” blood group whereas the farmers supposedly belonged to A blood group. They flourished on a vegetarian diet.
There was another blood group evolving in Asia and Africa where people were farmers and their diet included a large amount of dairy products. This was blood group “B.” People belonging to this blood group tolerate dairy products more easily than people belonging to other blood groups.
Now just imagine that a Type “O.” You belong to the high-protein meat eaters diet profile. Your body will only tolerate legumes, grains and beans in lesser quantities. So if you find yourself on a vegetarian diet, your body will react negatively. This reaction is caused by some proteins found in your food.
They call these proteins lectins. Your genetic makeup as an O blood type means that these lectins will keep you healthy only if you eat lots of meat. The moment you eat a vegetarian diet and cut down on the meat the lectins will have a negative effect on your blood, on a particular organ in your body or on your general system.
However, you do not have to worry about these lectins being very dangerous; the body’s natural immunity system can protect your body against their potentially harmful agglutinating effect on your blood cells. It removes 98% of these lectins from your body during its natural elimination processes.
Your diet will affect your health. That will have an adverse effect on your skin. That is why you might see your skin breaking out in acne.
Each blood type has several foods which are helpful, beneficial and medicinal for it. These are the foods which are best suited to a person’s genetic inheritance and which are best tolerated by his body. There are several foods which will definitely harm one’s body, depending on his blood type.
Also, each blood type has a tolerance level for several foods which have a neutral effect on the blood type.
Now just imagine that you are a type A which has a vegetarian and seafood genetic inheritance. You thrive on grains, legumes, seafood, vegetables and fruit. Meat, wheat and dairy products are not beneficial for you. Now, suppose you eat a diet with plenty of meat in it.
This will have an adverse effect on your body’s bio- physiological processes. You may suffer a lot from acne. So you need to clear your system by switching to a fruit and vegetable diet and increase the amount of grains and legumes in your daily meals.
A type B is omnivorous and can eat meat with no chicken, beans, cereals, fruit and vegetables, which are healing and beneficial foods. However, if they eat a diet rich in seeds, chicken, tomatoes, and shellfish, they will suffer from ill health. They will also suffer from potential acne outbreaks.
So if you are suffering from acne find out your blood type. After that, eating the foods which are best suited to your genetic makeup and inheritance. This will keep you healthy. This will also give you a glowing skin free of acne, blackheads, whiteheads and pimples.
Several people are skeptic about Dr. D’Adamo’s ideas about blood type and your diet because it has none scientific proof behind it. However, let us go back to ancient naturopathic diets and common sense, and understand the basic factors which can improve your acne condition.
Plenty of fruit and vegetables are always good for everyone, regardless of blood type. Meat products are good to give you protein which is necessary to keep you in a state of high energy. We can also obtain the same proteins through lentils and beans.
Dr. D’Adamo’s dietary plan and theory of not eating so much wheat-based food items is also based on simple logic. Wheat and corn has gluten in it. Gluten sticks to the intestinal lining and thus prevents your digestive system from working perfectly. So what do you do under such circumstances? Avoid breads and noodles made of items with a high gluten composition.
Do not interfere with your acne outbreak by touching the infected area. This will spread the infection to other parts of your body. Instead, wash it with a mild antiseptic soap. Try this idea of washing it with a glycerin soap and ordinary sugar. This “dries” the skin and soaks up the oil.
Try a vegetarian diet with more fruit and vegetables instead of meat and fish. Meat takes longer to digest. That means it will produce toxins in your stomach. These toxins will have a harmful effect on your skin. So you may suffer from a pimple outbreak. Prevention is always better than cure. So the cure is in your hands!
Hopefully, this information is useful in helping you control, prevent and cure your acne problem.