What Your Blood Type Says About Your Health

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Not only is knowing your blood type important in the case of an emergency, but recent research is showing that it can say a lot about the diseases you’re susceptible to and the way your body reacts to stress.  Here are a few things your blood type says about you:

 

  • Different Blood Types React to Stress Differently:  It is well known that type A people have more of the stress hormone cortisol in their bodies and produce more during stressful times.  However, research is now showing that people with Type O blood type have a “fight or flight” reaction to stress which results in the overproduction of adrenaline. This means that it is more difficult for Type O’s to clear the adrenaline from their systems, taking them longer to recover from stressful situations.
  • Your Blood Type Antigens are Everywhere in Your Body:  This includes your entire digestive tract, as well as your lungs and nasal passages. Because these blood type antigens are everywhere, they influence how your body reacts to the food you eat through several factors. For example: the lecins in certain foods bind to your blood type antigen and cause your blood to agglutinate (stick together), resulting in feelings of fatigue, headaches, digestive issues, skin problems and a host of other health issues.
  • The Type of Bacteria in your Gut is Related to Your Blood Type: certain bacteria are 50,000 more likely to turn up in people with one blood type over another.  This originated from our ancestors whose digestive tracts developed to accommodate one type of diet over another. Research done recently has shown that the microbial genomes of certain people developed to break down carbohydrates much more efficiently (blood type A). People lacking this ability (blood type O) tend to store carbs as fat.
  • Blood Type May Predict Disease Susceptibility:  Research has found that those with certain blood types may be at a higher risk for certain diseases!
    • Studieshave found:
      • People with blood type O: have a lower risk for heart disease, but a higher risk for developing stomach ulcers.
      • People who are blood type A: have higher risks of microbial infections, but Type A women experience a higher rate of fertility.
      • People with blood type AB and B have a much higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer.

 

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