I discovered that my body will, for the most part, tell me what it needs. It will also tell me what it wants more than it needs. So, I have to be careful with getting the "need" and "want" signals mixed up and over doing it. It is especially tough around the holidays. Most everyone is geared to eat, eat, eat during the holidays. I think it has to do a lot with out American culture. Just throw food out and everyone will be happier and more relaxed. Ti's hard to work up the energy to fight over things if you are stuffed to the gill with holiday foods and snacks. We tend to do a lot of sleeping, sitting and lying around in a food induced coma.
So, we have started looking for some solutions to my wife's headaches, daily ones, that take her out of the game of life. In doing so we have come across some interesting techniques for administering help to her poorly feeling body. Mostly the headaches make her irritable, stressed and agitated with small sharp sounds or activities with lots of people and noise around. She is miserable most of the time and reaching for answers.
Lately we have come across a person who does bio-feedback testing and analysis. She was recommended to us by another doctor and we decided to give it a try. In the process of doing the testing and talking about methods of relieving my wife's ailments, we discussed "blood type" eating and nutrition. My wife is type O. I am type A. Almost direct opposites in everything nutritionally.
I have another friend who was looking into the "blood type" nutritional diets and it stood to reason that the things he was telling about the foods certain blood types prefer to eat fit with what my blood type was. The things I crave and like to eat were right there a on target.
Googling the phrase "eating right for your blood type" got me to several sites that have an abundance of information worth looking at. I am currently doing that. Here are some things I have found that tend to make me want to look closer at this thing called "blood type" nutrition.
This comes from http://www.prevention.com/fitness/best-workout-your-blood-type
Your genetic makeup most closely resembles the cavemen and women who spent their days hunting and defending themselves against predators.
Best workouts: You tend to be strong and athletic—gotta love those powerful arms and legs—and, because you’re no longer chasing your meals, crave high-intensity workouts like interval training, running, and plyometrics. You use exercise as an emotional outlet, and need it more than other blood type to fight stress and anxiety and boost your mood.
Best diet: You do best by avoiding a lot of processed carbs and dairy—basically, very similar to eating Paleo. (Should you eat like a caveman? Check out The Paleo Diet 101.)
Your DNA resembles that of ancient farmers, and though they were active, they spent their days doing slower, less intense activities like planting crops.
Best workouts: Intense exercise increases your levels of the stress hormone cortisol and leads to muscle fatigue and stiffness. You do best by opting for calming activities that help you focus and protect your joints, like Pilates, yoga, Tai Chi, and isometric exercises.
Best diet: You should aim to eat close to a vegetarian diet, filling your plate with fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, and fish. (Need veggie ideas? Try these 11 Flat Belly Meatless Meals.)
Your ancestors were nomads, so while they moved often, it was at a less frenzied pace than those caveman types. They also traveled in packs.
Best workouts: You’ll enjoy group cardio workouts that are slightly lower impact, like tennis or cycling, as well as resistance training. (Find your perfect workout with 8 Low-Impact Workouts With Big Calorie Burn.)
Best diet: You’re one of the few blood types that can still eat dairy. You also do well with meat, and fresh fruits and veggies.
Your DNA is a hybrid—you have elements of Type A and B.
Best workouts: You tend to get muscle and joint stiffness from high-power cardio sessions, so you’ll be more apt to stick with gentle exercise, like walking, hiking, golf, or dance. However, you also tend to internalize anger, so yoga and Tai Chi can be helpful for keeping your mood level, and your muscles and joints limber.
Best diet: In addition to eating fresh fruits, veggies, and whole grains, you’ll lose more weight by cutting back on red meat but adding dairy.