Ayurveda groups people based on their body/mind type, and recommends specific lifestyle and diet recommendations based on this type. However, in the case of Blood Types, not all individuals are treated in the same manner, as the diet prescribed for each blood type, and the mode of treatment based on blood type, vary considerably.
Blood Type Diet (BTD) and Ayurveda “ According to BTD theory, man evolved from hunter to farmer to merchant/trader/nomad, and lastly to industrial age modern man, and along with this, the blood types too have been evolving with the change in environment and diet.
The earliest blood type belonged to the ˜O category, wherein people (hunter-gatherers) ate lot of berries, meat, and little grains, indicative of strong, assertive, instinctive types.
The next blood type was the ˜A category, was a contrast by being specifically vegetarian, beans, vegetables and less meat (farmer category). They are slightly nervous, with active minds.
The Nomad type, the ˜B category ate a range of dairy, eggs and wild-type meats, but little farmed produce such as beans etc. These categories of people are flexible, emotional and creative.
The latest type is, the ˜AB category, who eat, a wide range of foods (mix of A, B diets). They are very versatile, adaptable and spiritual-minded.
Blood Type Diets are linked to body types too, particularly, the three main types “ Vata, Pitta, Kapha. Hence, the diet prescribed will be on an individual basis, and not ˜one diet/treatment for all. Just as Ayurveda, BTD recognizes that our main blood type comes from our parents, and not from race or culture, and this will not change.
The blood type is co-related with body type, which may be partly reliable. For instance, the A blood type category (72% Vata type), O blood type (74% Pitta type) and B and AB blood type (56% Kapha type).
Although, modern day practitioners question this new crazy idea, blood typology has a long history of success in Islamic and Chinese medicine. Also, just like traditional healing typology, blood needs some professional modifications, but, has a high success rate.