Have you heard about the blood type diet? Dr. Peter D’adamo, author of the best seller “Eat right 4 your type” claims that when you eat right for your type, your body responds the way nature intended. You’ll lose weight, have more energy and it helps prevent disease. It makes sense to me and I’ve always been curious about this but I didn’t know what blood type I was until a few days ago.
I ordered an “Eldon home kit” online; a test you can do at home which reveals your blood type. I get super excited about stuff like this, there’s a nerdy scientist living inside me who loves experiments like these. The test is really simple; with a small lancet I pricked my finger and I happily squeezed out four drops of blood, every drop on a different stick, which I smeared out on the designated area of the Eldon card. Forty seconds later I find out for the first time in my life that I’ am A positive! Blood Type A thrives on a primarily vegetarian diet… interesting… I do eat meat but only every now and then, only when my body craves for it. I mostly eat a plant based diet and only eat meat when my body asks for it. It seems like I was already tuned in with my body needs, that’s great to know. I’m now going to order another few test kits, my hubby and friends are also curious to find out what their blood type is.
If you do know you’re blood type:
Blood Type O thrives on a lean, high protein diet.
Blood Type A thrives on a primarily vegetarian diet.
Blood Type B thrives on a mixed diet of meat, fish and dairy.
Blood Type AB thrives on a modified vegetarian diet.
What also intrigued me is that there’s a connection to personality based on your blood type. I was surprised to find an accurate description of my personality; sensitive to the need of others, good listeners, detail oriented, analytical, creative and inventive. In Japan it has long been believed that blood type is an indicator of personality, it’s not unusual to be asked your blood type in a job interview or while out on a date with a potential mate! I don’t see that happen in the States but who knows what the future behold. I’ve heard crazier things 😉
Have a wonderful day! Take great care of your body, you only have one.