Is Your Blood Type A ?
When it comes to our health, most of the time we do not give our blood type a second thought. Usually we think to ourselves…I better cut this out of my diet or start working out more. And always in the back of our heads we know we can ask our doctors for medication. How many of you really do know your own blood type? Not just in case of this article…but for emergency, illness, etc.
Are We Genetically Programmed For Certain Disease Based Off Of Our Blood Type ?
Research conducted in Germany during the 80′s no less, involving 13,000 volunteers concluded that there is a greater incidence of heart disease among people who have type A blood. Some of the blood samples showed that there was a common link between erythrocytic antigens and A type blood. There was an eight year study published in the’ British Medical Journal’ involving over 7,000 men. The study also showed higher cholesterol levels in type A blood samples. Higher Cholesterol and Cardiac Infarction rates in type ‘A’ blood group On top of that…clinical research studies have shown that type A have a naturally high level of the stress hormone cortisol and tend to produce more in response to stressful situations than other blood types. When elevated cortisol levels are released in type A’s, this often results in different stress responses such as disrupted sleep patterns, increased blood viscosity, and can promote muscle loss as well as fat gain. In extreme incidences of stress, high levels of cortisol levels in type A blood can lead to insulin resistance, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and hypothyroidism. OUCH! I am A -, and need to make some changes.
Blood Type A Evolved Long Ago
Blood Group A are believed to have evolved around 15,000 B.C. This is during the time when our ancestors settled into farming type communities. They may have consumed little meat and dairy products. Over time and ethnic blending A’s have been introduced to higher fat, meat diets. Type A’s are considered to possess low levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, which allows better digestion of carbohydrates so their original veggie diet was more apropos.