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#1 Old 12-12-2008, 04:55 AM
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Yesterday someone told me after learning that I was vegetarian that some people are of a bloodgroup that makes them have to eat meat.

Personally I dont see how this can possibly be but I didnt have any concrete evidence to say it was wrong, so I just said something like 'I never knew that, i'll have to look it up.' Can anyone shed light on this?

I really just dont see how it can be true, specially when you think that some societies are strictly vegetarian, so no one would eat meat.
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#2 Old 12-12-2008, 05:11 AM
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This is a thread on this a while back. Supposedly the blood type that requires meat is O. Which is my bloodtype, and is also the most common blood type. I do fine as a veggie.Total myth. Apparently the research behind this is based on the supposed areas that the blood types evolved in, and the common diet there. Which is totally irrelevant anyway because few people can trace their heritage exactly, and someone from Asia can have children with someone in Africa if they hop on a plane even if they can trace their heritage back a long time in that area.
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I'm type O Postitive...
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Total quack science.
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^^^Agree with post above

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So many people tell me that. I just laugh hysterically, and they get the point.
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#8 Old 12-12-2008, 02:27 PM
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I'm type O+ too. Huh, I guess I should look forward to dying any day now...
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#9 Old 12-12-2008, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by DgyJff View Post

I'm type O+ too. Huh, I guess I should look forward to dying any day now...

Oh yeah, you're probably half way there and you don't even know it yet. Better get some meat quick. Us O+ are carnivores. We wither and die like a plant without the sun whenever our hotdogs and hamburgers are taken away....
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It's been reasonably refuted as not good science


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It's possible that some people could have genetic reasons that they wouldn't do as well on a veggie diet -- say, some sort of digestive enzyme deficiency or defect -- but blood type really has nothing to do with it. This whole blood type stuff is based on Japanese pseudoscience from the 1920s popularized by Masahiko Nomi in the 70s, then grafted with other bits of psuedoscience afterwards. It's astrology with antigens.

Celiac disease means you can't digest gluten, can't enjoy most bread or seitan, etc, making it harder to be vegetarian. Soy allergy means you react adversely to soy, restricting your options for veggie foods. O+ blood means jack **** unless your blood is going to be mixed with someone else's, through pregnancy or transfusion.
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I read "The Blood Type Diet" and it lost me within the first few pages. My husband is on a low carb diet, would happily live on 100% meat, and feels sick and dizzy if he eats a single meal without meat in it, and he is a type "A" that according to the author should be a vegan! I'm a type "B" and should be eating rabbits and other animals that I wouldn't have considered even as an omnivore because they are so cute! We eat what we want and don't interfere with each other's choices, thank goodness, because I feel sick and dizzy if I don't get enough carbs. I think my type was supposed to avoid grains, if I remember correctly!
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#13 Old 12-12-2008, 10:47 PM
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So many People have told me about this too....I am O negative...hehe sooo fitting and am always told that People Like me need meat for proper health and blah blah blah....I have been a Veggie for 18 years Tomorrow and I am doing Okey Dokey.

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I'm O negative too, and appart from being overweight with too much crisp munching, I feel fine after years of not eating meat.

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