Title: Biological Condition for Anorexia of Female Adolescents- Different Blood Types between Mother-Daughter Plus Traumatic Blood Contact (Mother/Daughter) During Pregnancy and/or Birth

Lorenzo Bracco, Medical Doctor and Psychotherapist, Torino, ITALY

Objectives: To reduce the mortality rate and the consequences of Anorexia of the Female Adolescent by providing a theory that allows us to have an early or even predictive diagnosis. This kind of anorexia is the most important and most dangerous and begins within a limited time frame after menarche and is characterized by weight loss and loss of the menstrual cycle for more than three months. There can also be relapses of this kind of anorexia over the course of life.

Methods: 25 years ago, I came upon the blood type difference between a patient with Anorexia of the Female Adolescent and her mother. Pregnancy had been with placental detachment and birth was traumatic, which was the presumed cause of mother/daughter blood contact. From that day on, I regularly checked, in the cases of Anorexia of the Female Adolescent , the blood types of the daughter suffering from Anorexia of the Female Adolescent and her mother.

Results: In my collection of data (more than 100 cases in 25 years): only the girls who have a different blood type (0, A, B, AB) from the mother are suffering from Anorexia of the Female Adolescent and from their details I determined a mother/daughter blood contact. There are no exceptions in my data.

Conclusions: Anorexia of the Female Adolescent recognizes that there are some psychological causes, but also requires the biological condition: Different Blood Types between Mother/Daughter + Traumatic Blood Contact (Mother/Daughter) During Pregnancy and/or Birth. Recognizing this condition allows an early diagnosis, a predictive hypothesis and a new understanding and even a reframing of the mother/daughter relationship, that is not primarily about emotional conflict but is simply the reflection of a relationship disturbed by an immunological alarm.


Lorenzo Bracco, MD, Physiatrist, Psychotherapist.

Member of: FF2P (France), European Association of Psychotherapists (AEP, Vienna), European Register for Psychotherapist (ERP, Vienna).

Certificate: European Psychotherapy (ECP, Vienna), International Gestalt-Therapy (EPG, Paris), Master in Brief Strategic Therapy (Arezzo, Italy). Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner and NeuroAffective Relational Model™ (NARM) Practitioner.

He integrates nutrition, medicine, psychotherapy: www.EcologicalNicheDiet.com (DNE®).

His book “ANOREXIA, The Real Causes: Blood Types and Trauma” won the Cesare Pavese Award for Nonfiction Medical Writing. Jury’s motivation: “Lorenzo Bracco presents an in-depth investigation into the real causes of anorexia and offers innovative perspectives on understanding and treating this profound condition of existential distress”.

Presenting author details 

Full name: Lorenzo Bracco
Contact number: 00 39 3331632321
Website: www.ecologicalnichediet.com
E-mail: lorenzobracco4@gmail.com

Session name/ number: Eating Disorders
Category: Oral presentation