What Your Blood Type Says About You

Do you know your blood-type? I found out I am O+ with a simple finger prick test in 11th grade. Recently, a friend of mine brought up the Blood Type Diet by Dr. D’Adamo that allegedly can tell you a lot about your health. For example, how your body reacts to food,  your susceptibility to disease, your natural reaction to stress, and more!

I am not claiming to be an expert on this subject, but I found this topic very interesting and did a lot of research for each blood type if you are stimulated to compare your own. I got my information from www.dadamo.com if you would like further information about your blood type.

Blood Type O


  •  Over-production of adrenaline (Fight or Flight)
  • Higher levels of stomach acid – more prone to stomach ulcers
  • Higher risk of arthritis, asthma, allergies, hay fever
  • Typically stores carbs as fat
  • More vulnerable to being overtired, depressed or bored


  •  Give yourself more recovery time after stressful episodes
  • Develop clear plans for goals and tasks
  • You should stick to a high protein diet and stay away from gluten and corn if possible
  • Combat anxiety with physical activity


Blood Type A


  • Higher fertility rate
  • Prone to diabetes, heart disease and cancer
  • More of the stress hormone “cortisol” which in extreme cases can manifest in OCD, insulin resistance, or hypothyroidism
  • *Low stomach acid makes digestion more difficult


  • Eat a fresh, organic, pure diet
  • Well suited for vegetarianism
  • You do best with daily schedules
  • You are inventive, analytical and detail-oriented


Blood Type B


  • Higher risk of pancreatic cancer
  • Susceptibility to inflammation due to the lectins in certain foods (such as chicken)
  • Biggest factors in weight gain include wheat and corn


  •  You learn best through listening and reflection
  • Higher allergy threshold, and a more robust immune system
  • You survive degenerative illnesses better than other blood types
  • Ability to thrive in changeable conditions
  • Typically tall, more physically fit and mentally balanced
  • You are easy-going, creative and intuitive


Blood Type AB


  • Most recent in evolution and the rarest blood type
  • Risk of anemia
  • Like blood type A, higher level of “cortisol” (stress hormone)
  • Greatest mental danger is internalizing emotions


  • Most biologically complex, a combination of A and B
  • Limit your caffeine and alcohol intake
  • Eat smaller, more frequent meals
  • ake lifestyle changes gradually
  • You are friendly and trustworthy

Whatever your blood type may be, if you can, please DONATE. If you are Canadian, here is the link for more information:

Of course, these statistics will only affect the majority, so not everyone will experience these blood type traits.

I am curious whether you think this is total bologna, or if you can see some truth in certain traits. I, for example, relate to 90% of the qualities from blood type O. If I had to choose one I thought fit me the most, I would have chosen O!

Do you agree with what your blood type says about you? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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