What Your Blood Type Says About You; O-Baby!

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Have you heard of the EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR TYPE  blood type diet?  I am a Type O. I have heard a few people talking about the Eat Right For Your Type diet over the years.  My sister in law and mother have had huge success with it.  When researching my blood type I was struck by the fact that it was recommended that I eat paleo and do high-intensity physical exercise.  These are the things I have naturally been drawn to without knowing it.

After a little online reading, I discovered that TYPE O have one of the toughest digestive systems out there.  We also have the most overactive immune systems of all the blood types.  That type O respond best to stressful situations with intense physical exercise and feel great after vigorous workouts.  Which might explain why I love pushing myself in Ballet class.

There are many people who believe that your blood type says about as much about you as your star sign (As in…Nothing!).  Well, I believe.  I am a Pisces and fit the description perfectly.

The EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR TYPE diet was released in 1996 by Peter J.D’Adamo.  It was also rereleased in 2004 as a new edition.  Each edition of the book received a lot of criticism from the scientific community.  In the book Peter J. D’Adamo described ongoing clinical trials; however no clinical trial results have been published.

So I am approaching this ‘science’ with the same enthralled mysticism I bring to Personality tests, star signs and Chinese birth years; with one hundred percent interest.  According to the book…


People with type O blood are most suited to an animal protein diet and intense physical exercises such as jogging or aerobics.  People with O blood type may be more likely to have depression and intense anxiety.  Typical of blood disorders.


People with a type A blood are most suited to a vegetarian diet and calming physical exercises such as yoga or tai chi.  You know those people who are vegetarians and love yoga and are always trying to get you to do Tai Chi?  Chances are they might have Type A blood.  People with A blood type may be more prone to getting an obsessive-compulsive disorder.  Children may be at a greater risk of having attention-deficit disorder.


People with a type B blood are able to enjoy the widest variety of foods as they have a very tolerant digestive track.  They should focus on moderate physical exercises such as cycling or swimming.  Children with B blood type may have a lower risk of being diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder.


People with a type AB blood are people with the fewest problems with allergies and digestive problems.  People with AB blood need not panic about their future cognitive wherewithal, who’s brains are apt to benefit from a healthy diet and regular exercise for the body and brain.

Sounds Crazy?

This might all sound about as crazy to you as the Bura-Hara Blood Group Harassment movement in Japan.  If it does never mind.  But if there is something here that makes a little sense to you, let me know.

Further Reading

The BEST WORKOUT For Your Blood Type, from Prevention

Blood Type MATTERS FOR BRAIN HEALTH, from Scientific American

BLOOD TYPE DIET from Body Electric




by Meg

Meghan Brewster is a writer and blogger. She is an ITP patient and launched ITP&Me in 2011. She is a coffee lover and a try hard dancer. @meghan_brewster

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