Blood Type B

Every body is unique. But, there are primary traits associated with each blood type. Your blood type influences the way the genes act towards each other. It is these actions that play a powerful role on a diverse number of bodily systems.

Blood Type B originated in the mountainous regions near present day Pakistan and India. The first appearance of the new Type was in the Ural region of Asia. It grew quickly with the expanding hordes of mongolian and caucasian tribes. The Mongolians lived by herding and domesticating animals and their diet of meat and cultured dairy reflected.

Type B geographic distribution is the most defined of all ABO types. The blood type is found in large numbers from Japan, Mongolia, China and India. The small numbers of Type B in Western Europeans represents western migration by Asian nomadic peoples. This is best seen in the easternmost western Europeans, the Germans and Austrians, who have an unexpectedly high incidence of Type B blood compared to their western neighbors. Modern sub continental Indians a Caucasian people, have some of the highest frequencies of Type B blood in the world. The northern Chinese and Koreans have very high rates of Type B blood and very low rates of Type A.

What Makes Type B Unique

As a Type B, you carry the genetic potential for great malleability and the ability to thrive in changeable conditions. Unlike blood types A and O, which are at opposite ends of every spectrum, your position is fluid, rather than stationary, with the ability to move in either direction along the continuum. It’s easy to see how this flexibility served the interests of early Type B’s who needed to balance the twin forces of the animal and vegetable kingdoms. At the same time, it can be extremely challenging to balance two poles and Type B’s tend to be highly sensitive to the effects of slipping out of balance.

The primary challenges that can get in the way of optimum health for Type B include a tendency to produce higher than normal cortisol levels in situations to stress; sensitivity to the B specific lectins in select foods, resulting in inflammation and greater risk for developing Syndrome X; susceptibility to slow growing, lingering viruses – such as those for MS, CFS, and lupus; and a vulnerability to autoimmune diseases. “If I were to generalize,” says Dr. D’Adamo, “I would say that a healthy Type B, living right for his or her own type, tends to have fewer risk factors for disease and tends to be more physically fit and mentally balanced than any of the other blood types.” Type B’s tended to have a greater ability to adapt to altitude and interestingly, are statistically the tallest of the blood types.

Type B Diet

For Type Bs the biggest factors in weight gain are corn, wheat, buckwheat, lentils, tomatoes, peanuts and sesame seeds. Each of these foods affect the efficiency of your metabolic process, resulting in fatigue, fluid retention, and hypoglycemia – a severe drop in blood sugar after eating a meal. When you eliminate these foods and begin eating a diet that is right for your type, you blood sugar levels should remain normal after meals. Another very common food that Type Bs should avoid is chicken. Chicken contains a Blood Type B agglutinating lectin in its muscle tissue. Although chicken is a lean meat, the issue is the power of an agglutinating lectin attacking your bloodstream and the potential for it to lead to strokes and immune disorders. Dr. D’Adamo suggests that you wean yourself away from chicken and replace them with highly beneficial foods such as goat, lamb, mutton, rabbit and venison. Other foods that encourage weight loss are green vegetables, eggs, beneficial meats, and low fat dairy. When the toxic foods are avoided and replaced with beneficial foods, Blood Type Bs are very successful in controlling their weight

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Handling Stress

When it comes to hormones, type B is closer to type A, producing somewhat higher levels of cortisol. When a Type B is out of balance, this manifests in overreaction to stress, difficulty in recovering from stress, disrupted sleep patterns, daytime brain fog, disruptive to GI friendly bacteria and suppresses immune function. This leads to increased risks for depression, insulin resistance, hypothyroidism and high stress can further exacerbate virtually all health challenges.

Exercise

B’s are all about balance. B’s work best choosing physical exercise that challenges both the mind and the body. B’s work best with physical activities that are not overly aerobically intense, are mentally challenging, and involve other people. Excellent forms of exercise for Type B’s include tennis, martial arts, cycling, hiking and golf.

Personality

Blood type people are defined by their practicality. They are very attentive to their projects and perfectionists at all they do. When they build a desk from Ikea, they are the ones to actually read and follow the directions. Whatever their task, they are focused on it. The can be strong individualsts and lack social conventions. They make their own rules and follow their owns ideas. They pay attention to their feelings and thoughts, and may appear outwardly cold and indifferent.

Generically, People with blood type B are often considered more relaxed, freewheeling, and unconventional than other types, although not necessarily to an unacceptable degree.

The connection between blood type and personality is very intriguing. Most Blood Type B’s often described themselves in ways related to the following characteristics: subjective, easygoing, creative, original and flexible. In another study, Type B’s scored significantly higher on “intuiting,” indicating a preference or sixth sense information; and they scored high on the “intuiting/feeling” combination, indicating that they tend to be insightful, mystical, idealistic, creative, globally-oriented, people-oriented and good at imagining. They also reported that they learned best through listening, then reflecting on and interpreting what they had observed.

TIPS

  • Visualization is a powerful technique for Type Bs. If you can visualize it, you can achieve it
  • Be yourself! Express your nonconformist side
  • Focus! Take a half hour every day to focus on doing something creative
  • For best rest maintain your circadian rhythm. It is very important to sleep for at least 8 hours and go to bed around the same time every night
  • Meditate
  • Get engaged! Join a group or club, organize your community. You work best as part of something
  • Be spontaneous
  • As they age, Type Bs have a tendency to suffer memory loss and have decreased mental acuity. Stay sharp by doing tasks that require concentration, such as crossword puzzles or learn a new skill or language