Knowing more about acne and the 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 by a large number of acne sufferers? The idea behind this naturopathic acne cure is based on several sensible reasons.
The first is that the ancients knew all about diets, which would keep your body fit and healthy. That means they knew all about the proper diet regimens that would not only detoxify the body, but also keep the physiological functions of the body running perfectly.
What is the blood type diet?
According to Dr. A’damo, who has followed the dietary and nutritional methods used by experienced dietitians over the years, the saying “we are what we eat” is as relevant today as it was millennia ago.
Human beings have been modifying their diets according to circumstances and the availability of food throughout the centuries. 20,000 years ago, human beings began farming rather than hunting. Therefore, these farmers began to eat a diet richer in grains, fruits and vegetables, while their hunting ancestors had focused more on meat, fish and a diet rich in protein.
These hunters were supposedly of blood type “O”, while the farmers were supposedly of blood type A. They flourished on a vegetarian diet.
There was another blood group that evolved in Asia and Africa, where people were farmers and their diet included a lot 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.
How do your diet and blood type affect your health?
Now imagine a type “O”. You belong to the high-protein carnivore diet profile. Your body will only tolerate vegetables, grains, and beans in smaller amounts. So if you find yourself on a vegetarian diet, your body will react negatively. This reaction is caused by some proteins found in food.
These proteins are called lectins. Your genetic makeup as blood type O means that these lectins will keep you healthy only if you eat a lot of meat. The moment you start eating a vegetarian diet and cut back on meat, the lectins will have a negative effect on your blood, a particular organ in your body, or your overall system.
However, you don’t have to worry that these lectins are very dangerous; the body’s natural immune system is able to protect your body against its potentially damaging clumping effect on your blood cells. 98% of these lectins are eliminated from your body during its natural elimination processes.
However, your diet is going to affect your health. That in turn is going to have an adverse effect on your skin. This is why you may see your skin break out in acne.
How does an acne breakout affect your blood type?
Each blood type has a number of foods that are useful, beneficial and medicinal for it. They are the foods that best adapt to a person’s genetic heritage and that are best tolerated by her body. On the other hand, there are a number of foods that are definitely going to harm the body, depending on your blood type.
Additionally, each blood type has a tolerance level for a number of foods that have a neutral effect on blood type.
Now imagine that you are a type A who has a vegetarian and seafood genetic heritage. You thrive on grains, greens, seafood, greens, and fruit. Meat, wheat and dairy products are not good for you. Now, let’s say you are eating a diet rich in meat.
This is going to have an adverse effect on the biophysiological processes in your body. You may find yourself suffering from acne a lot. Therefore, you need to cleanse your system by switching to a diet of fruits and vegetables, as well as increasing the amount of grains and vegetables in your daily meals.
Type B is omnivorous and can eat meat without any chicken, beans, grains, fruits and vegetables, which are healing and beneficial foods. However, if they start eating a diet rich in seeds, chicken, tomatoes, and shellfish, they will run into health problems. They will also find themselves suffering from potential acne breakouts.
So if you suffer from acne, it’s a good idea to find out your blood type. After that, start eating the foods that are best suited to your genetic makeup and heredity. This will keep you healthy. This will also give you glowing skin that is free from acne, blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples.
Blood type and diet: logical advice for acne control
Several people are skeptical of Dr. D’Adamo’s ideas about blood type and diet because they don’t have any scientific evidence to back them up. However, let’s go back to the old naturopathic diets and common sense, and understand the basic factors that can improve your acne condition.
Lots of fruits and vegetables are always good for everyone, regardless of blood type. Meat products are good for giving you the protein that is necessary to keep you in a high energy state. The same proteins can also be obtained through lentils and beans.
Dr. D’Adamo’s diet plan and the theory of not eating as many wheat-based foods are also based on simple logic. Wheat and corn contain gluten. Gluten sticks to the intestinal lining and thus prevents your digestive system from working properly. So what do you do in such circumstances? Avoid breads and noodles made from items with a high gluten composition.
Here are some suggestions that may be helpful in managing your acne breakout.
Don’t interfere with your acne breakout 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 some regular sugar. This “dries” the skin and absorbs the oil.
Try a vegetarian diet with more fruits and vegetables instead of meat and fish. Meat takes longer to digest. That means it’s going to produce toxins in your stomach. These toxins are going to have a harmful effect on your skin. Therefore, you may find yourself suffering from a possible breakout of pimples. It is always best to prevent than to cure. So the cure is in your hands!
Hopefully, this information is helpful in helping you manage, prevent, and cure your acne problem.