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Coconut is an avoid on Peter Dadamo's blood type diet - any real science behind this? (Paleo sacrilege!)

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Hi guys, I've been meaning to ask this for some time, does anyone follow the dadamo blood type diet or do most paleo people think it's nonsense? The reason I ask is because he says to avoid COCONUT:

TYPE O:


Secretor:

AVOID: Enhances effect of other food toxins. Flocculates serum or precipitates serum

proteins.

Non Secretor:

AVOID: Enhances effect of other food toxins. Flocculates serum or precipitates serum

proteins.

What does that even MEAN? Is there any truth to enhancing other toxins? Paleo people have coconut all the time and seem to thrive on it, so what is he basing this on and where is the scientific proof? It just annoys me that nobody really knows one way or the other, which is the same for his whole database. Just wondered what all your thoughts were, thx.

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17103 · February 28, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Well, foods shouldn't agglutinate the blood. Potatoes and tomatoes are fine on paleo if you're not sensitive to nightshades - some people are, typically experiencing join pain. If you avoid the skins of potatoes, then you avoid the solanine in them, which is their antitoxin.

I'm not aware of circumstances in which avocado (or other foods) cause blood clumping, and if there's a difference in blood types. I've heard of some anecdotal stuff saying pork causes this, but if you cook it with some acid, it doesn't.

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17103 · February 27, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Never heard of such a mechanism of any oil, (doesn't mean it's true or false), however, as wonderful as coconut is, there are some who are allergic to it. Even then, they're allergic to the proteins, which you will find in extremely tiny amounts in virgin coconut oil - usually if someone's allergic to coconut, they won't be to the oil. (There are some super sensitive folks out there, so YMMV.)

But I've never heard of an oil increasing the toxicity of some other substance, as some sort of catalyst. It's also unlikely to cause a Herxheimer reaction - stretorrhea maybe, but not Herxheimer like, say Oregano Oil would cause.

Also, depending on your ancestry, it's likely that coconuts weren't something you were adapted to if you fare from Europe. Despite that, it seems to be beneficial to almost everyone, and as usual, Paleo isn't a historical re-enactment. So, if you've no issues to it, eat up

If you suspect coconut is an issue, eliminate it for 30 days and reintroduce it.

The "Blood Type" diets have been previously debunked, however. This isn't the best link, but what I could easily find with our googly friend:

http://chriskresser.com/the-healthy-skeptic-podcast-episode-3-were-back

In the end, what matters isn't your blood type, but your epigenome, your gut flora, and your genome... probably in that order, possibly with gut flora first.

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0 · February 28, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Hi, thx for your reply, I read the podcast, very informative! I was wondering if Chris K had discussed this but couldn't find it anywhere! I was hoping the BTD was wrong as it's such a restrictive hassle. I can't say I've had any problems with coconut myself so hopefully it's ok for me.

What I want to know though is, regardless of blood type, which foods DO agglutinate the blood? Is it the non-paleo things like potatoes, tomatoes, etc.? And what about say avocado for instance, does it agglutinate all blood types or not (not just 'O')? There are so many questions with all this. I suppose it's how foods affect us individually that matters in the end.

Something which I have come to realise is that OXALATES and PURINES are more of a problem for me than anything else! So cutting down on them has been more beneficial than avoiding coconut lol (thankfully)! :)

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17103 · February 28, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Well, foods shouldn't agglutinate the blood. Potatoes and tomatoes are fine on paleo if you're not sensitive to nightshades - some people are, typically experiencing join pain. If you avoid the skins of potatoes, then you avoid the solanine in them, which is their antitoxin.

I'm not aware of circumstances in which avocado (or other foods) cause blood clumping, and if there's a difference in blood types. I've heard of some anecdotal stuff saying pork causes this, but if you cook it with some acid, it doesn't.

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