South Africa Flag logo

South African Skeptics

December 17, 2017, 16:01:59 PM
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
Go to mobile page.
News: Please read the posting guidelines before posting.
   
   Skeptic Forum Board Index   Help Forum Rules Search GoogleTagged Login Register Chat Blogroll  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic:

The blood type diet

 (Read 10217 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Rigil Kent
Clotting Factor
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +19/-3
Offline Offline

Posts: 2423


Three men make a tiger.


« on: January 19, 2009, 08:34:27 AM »

Spent a lovely weekend camping in the Baviaanskloof. Nature, a crackling braai fire and a few  friends to argue with - what more can you ask for? Not long before the topic of conversation drifted to diets and weight loss.

Steadily approaching the size of a minor planet myself,  I was fascinated to hear one successful dieter say that she had lost 6 kg on a diet based on her blood type.

She said that the practitioner drew  a sample of her blood, which was carted off to a lab (in the States nogal). The analyst then look at all the goings on in your sample, and based on these results they customise a diet which, if followed to the letter, result in weight loss.

Reportedly she had to cut out all starch (bread, 'taters, rice etc.). Talking through a mouthfull of marinated pork chop, I said that I'm quite sure that giving up starch will cause weight loss regardless of your blood type. I mean we are talking major food group here, the bottom 25 % of the food pyramid if I remember that Std 5 science diagram correctly.

But there is obviously a lot I don't know and understand (yet) about this diet, and there is no denying it works for some people, so I intend studying its salient points at http://www.dadamo.com

Anybody else found the blood type diet helpful?


Logged
bluegray
Administrator
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +9/-3
Offline Offline

Posts: 1107



saskeptics
WWW
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009, 09:44:11 AM »

I remember a few years back it was all the rage. I browsed through a book someone had on the coffee table. As I remember there were a lot of red flags and I suspected it to be just like all the other diets that promise all your dreams will come true. As you alluded to, any diet which limits your intake of food to moderate portions will result in weight loss. As you said, regardless of your blood type, eating less bread will make a difference. Unless you compensate for the gap with marinated pork chops Wink

That said, if a certain diet gets you to eat healthier consistently, why not. But I don't see why you should drag blood type into the equation, I doubt it makes much of a difference. Dressing 'eat moderate' up with some catchy pseudo scientific notion.

But you also mention that they test your blood sample and work out a diet from that. That sounds like they might test for more than just your blood type. At least I hope so, because you can get your blood type tested locally for much cheaper I'm sure.
Logged
Mefiante
Defollyant Iconoclast
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +61/-9
Offline Offline

Posts: 3693


In solidarity with rwenzori: Κοπρος φανεται


WWW
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2009, 11:04:16 AM »

Wikipedia: Blood type diet.

Quackwatch: Book review of Peter J. D’Adamo’s book Eat Right 4 Your Type.

In my view, it is never a good plan to dolly up a potentially sound idea with a pseudoscientific and/or mystical cloak because doing so is nothing less than an attempt to legitimise exactly the kind of thinking and reasoning that leads in short order to woo-woo.  We should always be alert to the possibility of this kind of shiftiness.  An example is Feng Shui which, stripped of its mystical “energy flow” notions, is largely common sense about how best to arrange one’s house and furnishings.

'Luthon64
Logged
benguela
Full Member
***

Skeptical ability: +3/-0
Offline Offline

Posts: 223


An infinitesimal subset of the observable universe


benguela
WWW
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2009, 14:07:43 PM »

"Type O's should also avoid oats, wheat, and most grains, because they are all products of an agriculture that didn't exist when O's originated.
Type A's (40% of the population) evolved after the start of agrarian society and are best off as a vegetarian"

Well I'm an A but I'm allergic to most grains, those that contain gluten. Guess I'm at the end of the Type A bell curve, rotten luck. Nevertheless I'm a vegetarian, for ethical reasons.  Grin

Logged
Jane of the Jungle
Full Member
***

Skeptical ability: +4/-0
Offline Offline

Posts: 235



« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2009, 23:22:39 PM »

http://www.dadamo.com

Anybody else found the blood type diet helpful?



Hi again Mintaka, I see you have posted this already in January, I am busy studying it now, must say it is
very interesting Wink  Seems like I am the lucky one, to be able to reeeaaaally really enjoy the Braaivleis Cheesy
O Type here and always enjoys a yummy steak!  Yeah and the bread and grains must go Roll Eyes

I now wonder, how many religious people believe this blood type diets?  The type O ancestral prototype was a canny, aggressive predator and the first blood type.  Adam and Eve apparently stayed in the garden of Eden with lotz of fruit and veggies Roll Eyes
Something wrong with this pic!
Logged
Rigil Kent
Clotting Factor
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +19/-3
Offline Offline

Posts: 2423


Three men make a tiger.


« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2009, 08:51:27 AM »

Quote
Adam and Eve apparently stayed in the garden of Eden with lotz of fruit and veggies


Maybe they ate the odd animal when God wasn't looking.

Mintaka
Logged
Jane of the Jungle
Full Member
***

Skeptical ability: +4/-0
Offline Offline

Posts: 235



« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2009, 12:02:49 PM »

Quote
Adam and Eve apparently stayed in the garden of Eden with lotz of fruit and veggies


Maybe they ate the odd animal when God wasn't looking.

Mintaka

LMAO  Grin

You think on payback they munched the snakes!!!
 Smiley
Logged
BoogieMonster
NP complete
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +19/-1
Offline Offline

Posts: 2842



« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2009, 16:35:35 PM »

Quote
In my view, it is never a good plan to dolly up a potentially sound idea with a pseudoscientific and/or mystical cloak because doing so is nothing less than an attempt to legitimise exactly the kind of thinking and reasoning that leads in short order to woo-woo.

A spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down?

There are some people who find thinking and reasoning comforting. That's us. Then there's the rest. If I were a cold-blooded salesman, I'd also look at that cold hard fact and think: "Hmmmm"...

I don't approve either, but I can see how this is more of a marketing exercise. It could be worse, the entire thing could be quackery in which you eat food likely to be very bad for you, like, say, raising your children on Barley water.
Logged
warhelmet
Newbie
*

Skeptical ability: +0/-0
Offline Offline

Posts: 18


« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2009, 19:56:05 PM »

If God didn't want us to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of meat!
Logged
Jane of the Jungle
Full Member
***

Skeptical ability: +4/-0
Offline Offline

Posts: 235



« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2009, 20:33:35 PM »

Quote
If God didn't want us to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of meat!
Except for ........he didn't make them!  Roll Eyes
So that would mean, he doesn't have a say ova them Wink
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  


 
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
Page created in 0.242 seconds with 23 sceptic queries.
Google visited last this page September 04, 2017, 19:38:42 PM
Privacy Policy