Riding public transit as frequently as I do, I come into contact with all sorts of folks, some stranger than others. The other day, though, on the way home from work, another rider just jumped into a conversation between some of my co-workers–she started talking about how you should eat according to what your blood type is.
I don’t know who this person was; I’d never seen her ride the bus before. I have to admit that I was intrigued by what she was saying (not that I give it credence, mind you, just found it interesting), so I asked her some questions. The weird part was that she looked at me, then told me that I needed to make sure that I took B-complex vitamins every day - like she was diagnosing me from looking at me. I mentioned that I take a multi-vitamin daily, to which she replied that some vitamins don’t work well with other vitamins and/or minerals.
I then asked her if she was talking about homeopathic medicine or auyervedic (sp?), but I don’t think that was it. She then said something about in her homeland they work and use herbs a lot. I couldn’t tell where she was from–maybe somewhere in eastern Europe or even the former Soviet Union. Then the bus stopped at the subway station and both of us got off, so that was the end of my meeting with the blood type diet lady.
I did a search online for blood type diet and found a site, but it was really hard to make heads or tails of what the actual diet is. There’s a really long, involved process that you go through online; I went through about 10 pages, then lost interest. laughs Much of it was pushing stuff that they had for sale! And it’s hard to explain what the theory was - I didn’t “get it” at all - behind why your blood type determines what you should and shouldn’t be eating. It has to do somewhat with your genetic material. I think.
At any rate, it was kind of unusual, and yes, it freaked me out that this person was diagnosing me. Anyone else know anything about the blood type diet thing, btw? Just curious!