Eating for your blood type

Diet is an important tool to help you optimize energy, decrease inflammation, and most importantly change the way your immune system expresses itself through your blood. Because we are all biochemically unique, we respond differently to foods and our environment. Patients at Fundamental Health Solutions, in Austin, TX,  receive a set of highly specific dietary guidelines in the form of a personalized dietary protocol complete with individualized recipes, no two diet plans are exactly the same. These guidelines are produced by a suite of computer software programs called SWAMI GenoType.

Eating for your blood type has important ramifications for your body’s ability to be healthy. For example, lectins are sugar-binding proteins found in all foods that interact with your blood type. All foods interact with your blood in a good, bad or neutral way. When you eat a food that’s incompatible with your blood type, they can interfere with digestion, metabolism, and your immune system.  Not only can this contribute to poor health, inflammation, and illness, but it can also contribute to weight gain and make it extremely difficult to lose weight.

The other reason we eat for our blood type relates to polyamines. Although needed to repair certain tissues and a healthy nervous system, polyamines must be kept in balance if we are to remain healthy. Polyamines in high amounts are identified as producing a toxic state.  Diet, specifically eating for your blood type, can directly relate to your polyamine production.  For example, certain grains eaten by certain blood types will increase their production of polyamines.  This can lead to inflammation, joint problems, bowel difficulties and difficulty losing weight.  Other related high levels of polyamines can lead to problems that include:  odiferous stools, mental agitation, blood sugar imbalances, and carbohydrate intolerance.  Fatigue can also indicate improper balance of polyamines.

We realize that a healthy diet requires more than monitoring foods that are compatible with your blood type. It is important to focus on eating foods that are fresh, nutrient dense, and contain minimal harmful contaminants. When making proper dietary choices to expedite your health recovery, we always emphasize the importance of choosing well grown products, some examples include: organic food choices over conventional, locally grown whenever possible, grass fed beef and poultry, wild caught fish, reliable spring and artesian water sources to name a few.

Because we take diet seriously, we employ commonly overlooked, yet highly successful, approaches to a personally tailored way of eating that works specifically for you.

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