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Old 09-25-2015, 11:46 AM   #31
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The essence of the theory can be seen under a microscope.
Blood cells are on a slide. Certain food types are positioned beside the blood cells. The blood cells either sort of absorb or they do not react at all or they sort of repel the food.
The foods the blood cells absorb are 'beneficial' the ones that have no reaction are 'neutral' and the ones that are sort of repelled are 'avoids.
This is a gross simplification but you get the idea.
Taxlady is right - nutrient absorption does not work this way. Even as a simplified explanation, it's incorrect.

http://www.ue.net/body-eng/06intestine.html

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As for some 'naturopath' claiming the BTD is BS there are many thousands of Doctors,naturopaths,homeopaths who agree the BTD is beneficial.
You misunderstood my comment. I provided a link to a scientific research article showing that the blood-type diet doesnít work. I don't care how many people think it does; I care what the research shows.

http://theness.com/neurologicablog/i...iet-disproved/

The book about eating for your blood type was written by Peter d'Adamo, who is a naturopath. To me, that makes it unreliable since naturopaths are not real doctors.
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:48 AM   #32
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I know that.
I did say my explanation was very simplistic.
I'm not trying to convert anyone to the BTD. I said IMO it makes sense.
There is lots of information available on Google for anyone who's curious.
Not every Google result is equally valid. There is lots of bad information out there. You have to learn to distinguish the reliable from the unreliable.
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:52 AM   #33
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Works exceptionally well. What is the placebo effect?
Did you have it done by a naturopathic doctor? My primary doctor even endorses it as a helpful way to treat many disorders.
Sorry, I missed this before. The placebo effect is where patients exhibit a response to a simulated treatment because they expect it to happen. Scientists use this phenomenon to compare pharmaceutical treatments with placebos to see if they actually work.

No, I wouldn't see a naturopath. They're not real doctors.
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:57 AM   #34
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Humans seem to be the only animals that rely on milk or milk products as adults, not sure why.
Humans do a lot of things other animals don't do, including cooking

I think it came about as a backup food for babies after people started domesticating animals. Some women can't nurse or don't have enough milk, so animal milk would supplement the supply. It contains a lot of protein and calcium, so it's pretty healthful, in general.

And after cheese was discovered, people had a nice, portable source of preserved protein and other nutrients.
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Well now it has been over a decade since I took anatomy and physiology. If I remember correctly, it is the intestines that process and absorb the nutrients. I know the kidneys filter out the toxins.
As far as doctors go, I know several doctors personally that I wouldn't take medical advice from. There is a slight difference between an MD and a PhD. Though some MD's do have PhDs.
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Well now it has been over a decade since I took anatomy and physiology. If I remember correctly, it is the intestines that process and absorb the nutrients. I know the kidneys filter out the toxins.
As far as doctors go, I know several doctors personally that I wouldn't take medical advice from. There is a slight difference between an MD and a PhD. Though some MD's do have PhDs.
There is a *huge* difference between MDs and PhDs. Medical doctors diagnose and treat physical diseases. PhDs don't. Some PhDs are psychologists who diagnose and treat mental health problems, but not physical problems. PhDs in the biomedical sciences primarily do research and teach medical and graduate students.

The stomach and intestines process and absorb nutrients, with help from digestive chemicals from the liver and pancreas.
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The blood type diet was proven not to work: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0115172246.htm

And the book was written by a naturopath - that should tell you all you need to know: naturopathy - The Skeptic's Dictionary - Skepdic.com
After reading your link I can conclude the author believes naturopaths are full of BS. Acupuncture is "not backed up by sound research". I guess he would then have us believe ayurvedic medicine and chinese herbal medicine are also "not backed up by "sound research".
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Humans seem to be the only animals that rely on milk or milk products as adults, not sure why.

Humans need most/all of the vitamins and minerals available through foods every day or every other day to maintain optimum health. In order for the body to absorb calcium and phosphorus, these two minerals must be provided in the proper ratio. I don't think it is any coincidence that milk provides these important minerals in the correct ratio for the body to able to absorb them both.
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There is a *huge* difference between MDs and PhDs. Medical doctors diagnose and treat physical diseases. PhDs don't. Some PhDs are psychologists who diagnose and treat mental health problems, but not physical problems. PhDs in the biomedical sciences primarily do research and teach medical and graduate students.

The stomach and intestines process and absorb nutrients, with help from digestive chemicals from the liver and pancreas.
The doctors I know had PhDs in subjects like History, Literature, Music and Mathematics. I think one was psychology.
I do know do not ask a doctor of history if his medical doctor father wanted him to become a real doctor. Learned that one the hard way.
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After reading your link I can conclude the author believes naturopaths are full of BS. Acupuncture is "not backed up by sound research". I guess he would then have us believe ayurvedic medicine and chinese herbal medicine are also "not backed up by "sound research".
You're right - they're not. The fact that something has been around for a long time doesn't make it true or valid. That's a logical fallacy called the Appeal to Antiquity or Tradition.

http://www.logicalfallacies.info/rel...-to-tradition/

"Appeals to antiquity assume that older ideas are better, that the fact that an idea has been around for a while implies that it is true. This, of course, is not the case; old ideas can be bad ideas, and new ideas can be good ideas. We therefore canít learn anything about the truth of an idea just by considering how old it is."

That's why the scientific method was developed - to prove or disprove ideas using empirical testing.
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