The blood type diet is good for helping to determine food sensitivities (that's why it's good to have the handbook, see below). Other than that, his science is flawed. Note on that: It is quite widely accepted that early humans were foragers and gatherers who ate a plant-based diet. The original diet is a plant-based diet. This is as per Dr. Gabriel Cousens, raw foodist and at 60-something-years-old, very healthy - he says he can do something like 10 times as many push-ups now as he could when he was a college football athlete. He also has been recognized by the medical community for his breakthrough work curing diabetes with an organic raw, vegan diet.
Dr. Cousens also runs the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Arizona. I heard him talk about this on the Raw Mom Summit (www.rawmomsummit.com
) - one of the best [online] events I have ever attended, I must say.
Don't cut out plenty of healthy foods if you still feel fine/have no adverse feelings or reactions to eating them(!). The book Thrive explains the idea of food sensitivities (difference between sensitivity and an allergy, etc.) much better, though.
I'm type O and now vegan - I cut out wild fish recently and I feel great. But, I still have the little blood type diet handbook (one of the small books most bookstores also carry) listing recommendations for type O, and if I suspect a food sensitivity or notice another food affecting me, I look it up in the handbook just to see what might be said about it (beneficial, neutral, avoid).
And there are plenty of other type O vegans out there - check this out:
http://www.vegfamily.com/forums/archive ... -1322.html
If you're wondering about protein in a vegan diet, check out www.veganbodybuilding.com
and click "profiles."
For more info on getting your protein, see here:
I think you should at least try a vegan diet, and a high-raw to all-raw diet, and see how you feel.
And for more info on the raw diet, here you go! Check out this awesome page:
The articles are quick reads, not too complicated, not too long, and most of them are pretty good.
The Why Switch article (http://www.living-foods.com/articles/whyswitch.html
) and the Ten Advantages article (http://www.living-foods.com/articles/tenadvantages.html
) is really good. The Q&A articles (like the ones with Brian Clement, the ones with the authors of Nature's First Law, etc.) are awesome. The scientific literature article is nice if you're interested in that, and the in-a-row "Why Raw?" pieces are also pretty good.
For great recipes, Ani Phyo's Raw Food Cookbook is awesome. The Students Go Vegan cookbook has good vegan cooked recipes (Italian-flavored tempeh nuggets, yum!), as does Vegan with a Vengeance. There are also plenty of blogs out there with this kind of info. For example - alert, long long list that could lead to hours of pleasant time at the computer - The blog Cupcake Kitteh (http://cupcakekitteh.blogspot.com/
) lists tons of other blogs for vegan and raw recipes. See her lists, "blogs I like" (as well as "other sites I like"), on the right side of that blog site.
AND for one of THE BEST (AND FREE) resources for RAW FOOD RECIPES AND TIPS, plus FAQs, interviews, etc., etc., I highly recommend THE RENEGADE HEALTH SHOW!
Great recipe videos, fun positive energy (and lots of it!), great comments on each post, the videos are quick and informative - just a wonderful site and resource from Kevin and Annmarie Gianni, the show hosts. I'm getting into the habit of checking it very regularly, even daily, now.
I tend to be quite resourceful
, and I've been posting these same resources in other forum threads (I wish I could create stickies!), so if you see me posting them again (and perhaps even using the same language), don't be surprised
. I just love to share when I find great things, and spread the wealth of health.
Glad to be able to direct you to some valuable resources. Positive energy, health, and happiness to you.