>>"Do you think Ms Gerson and many of the herbal vegans are probably blood type A?"<<
Perhaps... I am not sure. ABs, and Bs, can get away with it too, especially if they include *some* raw dairy in their diets, even if it is just butter and cultured dairy.
>>"I saw your reply about % of people that will be hurt by eating vegan, and I have no doubt that it's an accurate estimate. Blood type O is the most common type, and people that disregard that are missing the forest for the trees, IMHO. I could tell myself that blood type doesn't matter but that wouldn't stop my body from failing if I ate vegan for many years."<<
Blood type is just a simple tool that most of us, who know our blood type, can use as a foundational guideline... it can get even more specific if we are metabolic typed. A superficial questionnaire on metabolic typing that I have now taken twice, showed me to be a *mixed* type, very high on the protein end of things, almost a protein type.
We can get even more specific if we wish, with genetic typing for dietary advice.
>>"I believe I need the proteins [at least] for breakfast for good mental clarity and sustained energy. I can be a vegan for lunch and dinner. :)"<<
A high protein and fat breakfast is beneficial for most anyone no matter what their dietary type.
Good plan. Try to get your proteins and the bulk of your dietary fats in before mid-afternoon.
Keep your nighttime meal simple and vegetable rich with soups, perhaps made with bone broths, salads, etc.
>>"It seems like a lot of the vegans like Schulze, etc., are probably blood type A, if meat affects them adversely. I just wish they wouldn't have the *one size fits all* diet theory. That's what makes it confusing."<<
I do not know what his blood type is. I do know that many vegetarian gurus do not differentiate between the profound health affecting differences of commercial animal products and those products that come from animals raised, and treated as they should be. When confronted, these gurus tend to stick to their guns, without ever having studied human genetic diversity and nutritional needs, and, if they have, brush them off, and\or do not understand them, perhaps due to their biases. They also believe, like main stream medicine does, that one *diet* fits all humans.
But then, to be fair, some omnivores are the same way...
Whether one believes in evolution or not... or the simple advancement of man through the ages, chances are that those who are descended from peoples who where well established agricultural people, will have a better time with many domestic plants, including grains, and that those descended from people who were more tribal, hunter gatherers will likely have a stronger leaning towards animal flesh, root vegetables, dark greens like kale, chard, etc., nuts and berries... that seems to be me. In addition, dietary needs based upon the climate we reside in need to be considered... there is a reason that indigenous people who live near or within the arctic circle eat high animal fat and protein diets, with only small amounts of local vegetables and fruits - about enough for seasoning... which brings up that the availability of local, seasonal foods is a consideration as well.
As you understand, there is no such thing as a one size fits all way of eating - never has been - never will be... it is just simple, common sense.
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