Back in October of 2016 I decided to take the plunge and try the Blood Type Diet. I heard about the plan from a distant cousin who was, like me, a Blood Type A individual. She suggested I buy the Eat Right 4 Your Type book and begin the program it suggests.
I took the words in the book to heart and began to do what it recommended for me. I ate more fruits and vegetables than usual and replaced meats with tofu. While all of these changes were huge factors in my improved health, the most profound change came from discontinuing my consumption of foods on the Avoid list for Type A. While it felt hard at first because there were several foods that were part of my regular diet that appeared on the list, I lost weight and felt livelier during the process, which spurred me on and made me want to keep going.
One particular moment that stood out to me was when I ate a black bean soup that appeared in the 4 Your Type Cookbooks. Not only was it delicious, but it featured a beneficial food for me. Beneficial foods are not just healthy; they act as medicine for the types they are meant for according to Dr. D’Adamo. I never thought they would have the effect they did though.
Upon eating the leftovers of the soup on the day after my first serving, my blocked nasal cavity cleared up. For years this issue existed, and I had grown to think there was no solution. But on that day, with that beneficial black bean soup, it opened up and remains better ever since because I remain compliant to the diet. I called one of my close friends the moment it happened and they were as shocked as I was. The Blood Type Diet stopped the inflammation in my nose that I never realized was based on bad food choices.
I will continue to follow the diet as long as I live so I can keep looking and feeling healthy!