Recently I’ve been fascinated by understanding my blood type. (O+) Many people surprisingly though, don’t even know their own blood type. When you think about it, that’s kind of crazy because our blood type is literally a cellular fingerprint that makes us who we are. Understanding your blood type can be incredibly beneficial when you are taking an initiative to become healthier. You can find out your blood type by donating blood or getting a test ordered in a lab.
The information I am about to share with you is all from my own research and readings in the book “Eat Right 4 Your Type” by Dr. Peter J.D’ Adamo.
I highly recommend this book to read if you are curious to learn more about your own blood type.
So why is it important to know your own blood type?
#1. Our blood type is the reason why some diets work for some and not for others.
#2. Our blood type is the reason why some people thrive from running miles a day or doing Crossfit and some bodies are better off with walking and yoga.
#3. Our blood type determines why certain foods agree or disagree with our bodies.
#4. Our blood type is literally a genetic fingerprint that identifies you.
#5. Our blood type is a more reliable measure than our race, culture, and geography.
#6. Most importantly knowing our blood type will help us understand our susceptibility to certain diseases.
Once I started reading this book I began to understand so much more about myself! It is so cool to learn about your ancestry and what makes you the person you are today. A brief overview of all the blood types are:
Type O – this is the oldest blood type there is dating back to Paleolithic days when men had to hunt for their food.
– Meat Eater.
– Hardy Digestive Tract.
– Overactive Immune System.
– Intolerant To Dietary And environmental adaptations.
– Responds best to stress with intense physical activity.
– Requires and Efficient metabolism to stay lean and energetic.
Type A – The cultivator, thrives on a vegetarian diet, less warlike farmer ancestors.
– The first vegetarian
– Reaps what he sows
– Sensitive Digestive Tract
– Tolerant immune System
– Adapts well to settled deity and environmental conditions
– Responds best to stress with calming actions (yoga, meditation, walks etc)
– Requires agrarian diet to stay lean and productive.
Type B – The nomad, chameleon like characteristics. Sturdy and alert, usually able to resist many severe diseases and cancer.
– Strong Immune System
– Most flexible dietary choices
– Tolerant Digestive System
– Dairy Eater
– Responds well to stress with creativity
– Requires a balance between physical and mental activity to stay lean and sharp.
Type AB – The Enigma, less than 1,000 years old, rare, and complex.
– Modern merging of A and B
– Chameleons response to changing environment and dietary conditions.
– Sensitive Digestive Tract
– Overly tolerant Immune System
– Responds best to stress spiritually with physical verve and creative energy.
– An evolutionary Mystery.