It is an expansion of the blood type diet concept that was created by the naturopathic doctor Dr. Peter D’Adamo.
Dr. D’Adamo classifies people into six different types of genetic bodies based on how it is known that certain genes and physical characteristics are combined. Ensures that the secret to achieving weight loss and good health is a personalized diet and a specific lifestyle for each.
The health benefits of specific foods for each genotype are highlighted and D’Adamo explains the reasoning behind the personalized approach to address particular aspects of health for each type.
Although our genes can not be modified, it is possible to modify environmental factors, such as diet, exercise and the way we respond to stress, which at the same time will affect the way in which genes are expressed.
This system is supported by a large number of scientific studies.
What is the diet of the genotype?
Using family history and blood type, as well as simple diagnostic tools such as fingerprint analysis and jaw angle measurement, this diet shows how to map your genetic makeup to discover which of the six food plans is suitable for you.
What is your Genotype?
He is tall, thin and strong. With an extra dose of adrenaline and a fierce and nervous energy that weakens with age. The hunter was originally the success story of the human species.
Vulnerable to systemic exhaustion when overloaded, the hunter’s modern challenge is to conserve energy in the long term.
Completely calculated, even when not overweight, the Gatherer struggles with body image in a culture where thinness is everything. The Gatherer, a failed diet that presents a series of metabolic challenges, becomes a shining example of health when properly nourished.
Strong, fibrous and stable, with great chemical synchronicity and resistance, the teacher is designed for longevity, with the right diet and lifestyle.
This is the most balanced genotype, blessed with a great capacity for growth and fulfillment.
Muscled and adventurous. The explorer has the solutions to biological problems, with an extraordinary ability to adapt to environmental changes and an above-average capacity for gene repair.
The vulnerability of the explorer to hormonal imbalances and chemical sensitivities can be overcome with a balanced diet and lifestyle.
Slender, thin and healthy in youth. This genotype is subject to a rebellion in the body at maturity.
With the optimal diet and lifestyle, the warrior can overcome the metabolic genes of rapid aging and experience a second age of “silver” health.
A genotype of extremes, with great sensitivity to environmental conditions, especially changes in altitude and barometric pressure.
The nomad is vulnerable to neuromuscular and immune problems. However, a well conditioned Nomad has the enviable gift of controlling caloric intake and aging gracefully.
Advantages of the genotype diet
In addition to losing weight, among the benefits of this type of diet are:
- A personalized program is obtained to adapt to specific health problems and bodily tendencies.
- It provides advice on exercise and lifestyle in addition to dietary recommendations.
- Prevents viruses and diseases.
- Delays cellular aging
Disadvantages of the genotype diet
- Meal preparation can be difficult when members of a family are different genotypes.
- Its restrictive nature can lead to long-term problems.
- It can be a diet with deficiency in calcium, zinc and vitamins of group B.
The recommendations for physical activity, as with diet, are specific for each genotype.
It is recommended that “nomads” perform light exercises such as yoga to help reduce stress and balance their sensitive constitutions.
Naturally athletic “scout” types must perform more strenuous activities to help them sweat.