Eat Right For Your Blood Type Diet? = Fads, Science and Commodities

This Blood Type diet is attracting many people.  I took a look at it for my blood type and was not surprised to see some of the things that I should not eat. Beans for one are not advised. Well, I could have told you that I can’t digest them.  Love the flavor, but oh no, they don’t like me.  As I read more about the constraints of my blood type – no wheat (What?!) Dairy was fine. (Sure thing.) and on and on until there was not much left for me to eat.  Sigh*

It’s a sensation on the diet circuit.

Dr D’Adamo is a naturopath who developed this theory. It actually makes some sense, but I say that advisedly.

http://www.dadamo.com

I mention this as a point of interest, because there are so many TV doctors, shows and health organizations  trying to change Americans’ diet habits.  (I get that.)  Years ago I worked for a group of medical specialists, one of whom mention that on a family trip to Florida he had seen many obese people.  Then he explained that we are in a service society where everything is done for us.  (T’is true.)  That was in the late 1980s.

Twenty years later, in schools today there is more emphasis on healthy meals.  Many of the schools I work in provide really good, hot food for lunch.  More emphasis is placed on local sourcing and collaboration with local food suppliers in Minneapolis.  All this is a good sign.  Getting kids to eat is another story.  Too many students are living in poverty.  Without the food at school they would not eat at all.

So fads aside, my main point is food is not just a commodity, a fad or a science defined by numbers. People have to take time to change and there’s the conundrum…who has time??

If you are lucky enough to have real food to eat, that is prepared with care, then celebrate and share.

November 2, 2012

Oh, I can eat WASA. Lucky for me that I love it. Enjoy!

 

About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Credits: Do not own a microwave oven and never have. Do not own a food processor. Chopped veggies in a Zen monastery for a weekend. (Seriously) Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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