It seems to me that Dr. D’Adamo has a monopoly in the field, but I have been less than impressed with his inability to take the rh factor into proper consideration. Here is what some other people suggest when it comes to matching our metabolic type to the daily diet that you intake:
Determining Your Metabolic Type
For many years nutritional science has taken a generic, overly standardized approach to health and weight loss. This is why there is no one diet that works for everyone. There was all that hype about the Atkins diet, but Kelly, one of my contestants on The Biggest Loser, lost just one pound in a month of sticking to Atkins. Because I know that we are all different and need to diet according to our speciﬁc body’s characteristics, I was able to coach her to lose ﬁfty-ﬁve pounds in three months. We were working together on the show, and she lost thirty-ﬁve more after that.
Why? Inherited genetics make each one of us unique, from the color of our hair right down to the way our organs function. This uniqueness extends to the way our cells convert nutrients into energy. In order to know how to get the most nutritional bang for your calorie buck, you need to understand your unique metabolic type. Once you do, you can begin to custom design your new dietary lifestyle around the foods that will help you achieve and maintain your ideal weight while also optimizing your physical energy, strength, and mental clarity.
Metabolic typing is really just fancy talk for ﬁguring out how your body processes what you eat—more speciﬁcally, how your body deals with the three basic macronutrients in food: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Imagine that you are a furnace: your body takes the food you eat and burns it with oxygen to convert its caloric content into energy. This process is known as oxidation, and it’s how the carb content in your food gets turned into glucose and released into the blood. When glucose is released into the blood, the pancreas is cued to release insulin to “clean” your blood of any sugar that is not being used by the body as energy and carry it to your cells, where it gets stored as fat. The fact that we all oxidize the nutrients in our food in different ways is the reason why a particular diet will work for one person and not for another. If you know more about how the nutrients in your food act on your system, you can avoid a lot of unnecessary pitfalls and really maximize your results as you continue on your journey toward total health.
Although rates can vary a lot from one person to the next, most people can be classiﬁed according to three basic groups:
1. Fast oxidizers
2. Slow oxidizers
3. Balanced oxidizers
Fast oxidizers burn through the nutrients in their food very rapidly, with the consequence that the carb content is broken down to glucose and released into the blood almost at once. This sudden increase in blood sugar triggers a rapid release of large amounts of insulin to clean away excess sugar, which is stored as fat in your cells. The more carb content in your food, the more energy will be available to your body right away, and the greater the chance that it will not be needed and get stored as fat. Insulin is a quick and effective blood-cleaner, and the dramatic leaps and falls in blood sugar levels that result from fast oxidation lead to the sugar crash effect. For a fast oxidizer, foods with high carb ratios cause fatigue and carb cravings as well as promote fat storage.
Fast oxidizers should eat foods with more proteins and fats in order to slow down their rate of oxidation and insulin release, and to better promote stable blood sugar and sustained energy levels.
Slow oxidizers burn through the nutrients in their food slowly and do not release the glucose from carbohydrates into the blood quickly enough, which means that they do not get converted into glucose, and energy production and availability are delayed.
A slow oxidizer should eat foods with higher ratios of carbs, since protein and fat slow the rate of oxidation and energy production even further.
Balanced oxidizers fall right in between the two. They require foods that have equal quantities of protein, fat, and carbs in order to optimally process, produce, and use the energy from their food.
Now that we have deﬁned the different metabolic types, you’re probably wondering how you’re supposed to know what’s happening in your blood every time you have a snack. Don’t worry—there’s a test, and you can take it right now, and all you need is a pencil and paper. The test is made up of a series of detailed questions that bear on everything from the foods you crave to the dryness of your skin. These questions cover such a wide range of physical attributes because scientists now believe that metabolic type, i.e., the way in which your body processes nutrients, is wired right into a part of your central nervous system that controls a host of other functions within your body. Consequently, if you take a closer look at some of the peripheral functions in your own body, they will shed light on your particular oxidative type and help you pinpoint your speciﬁc nutritional needs.
For each of these questions, circle the response that best applies to you. You may not know the answer right off the bat—it may take a couple of days if you have to see a pattern, but really think about these questions and analyze how different foods affect your body and your moods. The better you know yourself, the greater your odds of achieving exactly the results you want.
In the morning, you:
A. Don’t eat breakfast.
B. Have something light like fruit, toast, or cereal.
C. Have something heavy like eggs, bacon or steak, and hash browns.
At a buffet, the foods you choose are:
A. Light meats like ﬁsh and chicken, vegetables and salad, a sampling of different desserts.
B. A mixture of A and C.
C. Heavy, fatty foods like steak, ribs, pork chops, cheeses, and cream sauces.
Your appetite at lunch is:
Your appetite at dinner is:
Caffeine makes you feel:
A. Great—it helps you focus.
B. Neutral—you can take it or leave it.
C. Jittery or nauseous.
The types of foods you crave are (sugar is not listed because everyone craves sugar when they are tired or run-down):
A. Fruits, bread, and crackers.
B. Both A and C.
C. Salty foods, cheeses, and meats.
For dinner, you prefer:
A. Chicken or ﬁsh, salad, and rice.
B. No preference—choice varies daily.
C. Heavier, fatty foods like pastas, steak, and potatoes.
After dinner, you:
A. Need to have something sweet.
B. Could take dessert or leave it.
C. Don’t care for sweets and would rather have something salty like popcorn.
The types of sweets you like are:
A. Sugary candies.
B. No preference.
C. Ice cream or cheesecake.
Eating fatty foods like meat and cheese before bed:
A. Interferes with your sleep.
B. Doesn’t bother you.
C. Improves your sleep.
Eating carbs like breads and crackers before your bed:
A. Interferes with your sleep, but they’re better than heavier foods.
B. Doesn’t affect you.
C. Is better than nothing, but you sleep better with heavier foods.
Eating sweets before bed:
A. Doesn’t keep you from sleeping at all.
B. Sometimes makes you feel restless in bed.
C. Keeps you up all night.
Each day, you eat:
A. Two or three meals with no snacks.
B. Three meals with maybe one light snack.
C. Three meals and a lot of snacks.
Your attitude toward food is:
A. You often forget to eat.
B. You enjoy food and rarely miss a meal.
C. You love food and it’s a central part of your life.
When you skip meals, you feel:
B. You don’t function at your best, but it doesn’t really bother you.
C. Shaky, irritable, weak, and tired.
Your attitude toward fatty foods is:
A. You don’t like them.
B. You like them occasionally.
C. You crave them regularly.
When you eat fruit salad for breakfast or lunch, you feel:
B. Okay, but you usually need a snack in between meals.
C. Unsatisﬁed and still hungry.
What kind of food drains your energy?
A. Fatty foods.
B. No food affects you this way.
C. Fruit, candy, or confections, which give you a quick boost, then an energy crash.
Your food portions are:
A. Small—less than average.
B. Average—not more or less than other people.
C. Large—usually more than most people.
How do you feel about potatoes?
A. You don’t care for them.
B. You could take them or leave them.
C. You love them.
Red meat makes you feel:
B. No particular feeling one way or the other.
A salad for lunch makes you feel:
A. Energized and healthy.
B. Fine, but it isn’t the best type of food for you.
How do you feel about salt?
A. Foods often taste too salty.
B. You don’t notice one way or the other.
C. You crave salt and salt your food regularly.
How do you feel about snacks?
A. You don’t really snack, but you like something sweet if you do.
B. You can snack on anything.
C. You need snacks but prefer meats, cheeses, eggs, or nuts.
How do you feel about sour foods like pickles, lemon juice, or vinegar?
A. You don’t like them.
B. They don’t bother you one way or the other.
C. You like them.
How do you feel about sweets?
A. Sweets alone can satisfy your appetite.
B. They don’t bother you but don’t totally satisfy you.
C. You don’t feel satisﬁed and often crave more sweets.
When you just eat meat (bacon, sausage, ham) for breakfast, you feel:
A. Sleepy, lethargic, or irritable.
B. It varies day to day.
C. Full until lunch.
When you eat heavy or fatty foods, you feel:
B. Neutral—they don’t affect you.
When you feel anxious:
A. Fruits or vegetables calm you down.
B. Eating anything calms you down.
C. Fatty foods calm you down.
You concentrate best when you eat:
A. Fruits and grains.
B. Nothing in particular.
C. Meat and fatty food.
You feel more depressed when you eat:
A. Fatty or heavy foods.
B. Nothing in particular.
C. Fruits, breads, or sweets.
You notice you gain weight when you eat:
A. Fatty foods.
B. No particular food. You gain weight when you overeat.
C. Fruits or carbs.
What type of insomnia, if any, applies to you?
A. You rarely get insomnia from hunger.
B. You rarely get insomnia, but if you do, you often need to eat something in order to fall back asleep.
C. You often wake up during the night and need to eat. If you eat right before bed, it alleviates the insomnia.
Your personality type is:
A. Aloof, withdrawn, or introverted.
B. Neither introverted nor extroverted.
Your mental and physical stamina are better when you eat:
A. Light proteins like egg whites, chicken, or ﬁsh and fruits.
B. Any wholesome food.
C. Fatty foods.
Your climate preference is:
A. Warm or hot weather.
B. Doesn’t matter.
C. Cold weather.
You have problems with coughing or chest pressure:
If yes, “C”; if no, move on to the next question.
You have a tendency to get cracked skin or dandruff:
If yes, “C”; if no, move on to the next question.
You have a tendency to get light-headed or dizzy:
If yes, “C”; if no, move on to the next question.
Your eyes tend to be:
Your facial coloring is:
A. Noticeably pale.
C. Pink or often ﬂushed.
Your ﬁngernails are:
Your gag reﬂex is:
You get goose bumps:
C. Very rarely.
You are prone to:
B. No stomach problems.
When insects bite you, your reaction is:
Your body type is:
A. Short and stocky.
C. Tall and thin.
Your nose is:
Scoring Your Metabolic Typing Test
When you have ﬁnished the test, add up the number of A answers, B answers, and C answers you have circled.
A______ B______ C______
If your number of C answers is 5 or more higher than your number of A or B answers, you are a fast oxidizer.
If your number of A answers is 5 or more higher than your number of B or C answers, you are a slow oxidizer.
If your number of B answers is 5 or more higher than your number of A or C answers, or if neither A, B, nor C’s are 5 or more higher than the other two, you are a balanced oxidizer.
If you’ve answered this questionnaire and you are still not clear which category is the right one for you, there are two other tests you can take to help clarify your metabolic type. These tests are a little drastic and provocative, and they are only intended for those who truly cannot type themselves using the questionnaire.
1. Niacin test: Take 50 milligrams of niacin on an empty stomach. If you experience an immediate ﬂush, you are most likely a fast oxidizer. If you experience a moderate ﬂushing effect, you are a balanced oxidizer. If you experience a signiﬁcantly delayed ﬂushing or nothing at all, you are a slow oxidizer.
2. Vitamin C test: Take 8 grams of vitamin C in equally divided doses over 8 hours. The fast oxidizer will respond by feeling acidic and uncomfortable, and may even experience other symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, or increased intestinal gas. A true balanced oxidizer may ﬁnd that his or her stomach feels less acidic. A slow oxidizer will have no response at all.
I’m assuming you have now identiﬁed yourself somewhere along the fast-slow continuum. Now it’s time to get to know more about your type. Read whichever section applies to you to learn the particular foods and eating habits that are right for your type. If you’re good to your metabolism, it’ll return the favor by working to help you maintain weight loss and good health.
The metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats into energy is referred to as oxidation. Energy is formed and released at different stages during two cycles – glycolysis and the Citric acid cycle. To get the most energy out of foods, both cycles need to work at the right rate. If carbohydrates and amino acids are oxidized too slowly (“slow oxidation”) in one cycle or too quickly in another cycle (“fast oxidation”), energy production is reduced. Both fast and slow oxidizers suffer from inefficient energy production, but for opposite biochemical reasons. The most common symptoms of a fast or slow oxidative rate are FATIGUE, EMOTIONAL DURESS of some type, LOWERED RESISTANCE to infections, a LOW BODY TEMPERATURE, GALL BLADDER or LIVER PROBLEMS, and being over or under WEIGHT. Your oxidation rate is influenced by both genetics and by your diet. Thus, what you eat affects your rate of oxidation and energy production which in turn affects your mental, emotional, behavioral, and in some cases, physical characteristics.
THE SLOW (KETOGENIC) OXIDIZER
Generally speaking, the characteristics of slow oxidation tend to be of the alkaline, hypo-active quality. Slow oxidizers tend to have very little appetite, an aversion to heavy proteins and fats, low but steady energy levels, depression, digestive problems due to lack of hydrochloric acid production, calcium deposits, poor fat metabolism, apathy, lethargy, repressed emotions, introversion, belching, pre-mature aging, and often feel cold. A slow oxidizer often finds he/she thinks and feels better if after a heavy dinner he/she does not eat anything after arising the next morning. For this reason he/she should not eat a heavy breakfast. High intensity, short duration exercise is poorly tolerated and for the slow oxidizer needs to be of low intensity and long duration (aerobic).
Slow oxidizers have problems metabolizing carbohydrates and tend to have higher blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) after an oral glucose tolerance test. Slower oxidizers have lower levels of blood lipid (cholesterol, triglyceride) and citric acid cycle intermediates and higher levels of pyruvate and lactate. They tend to be able to hold their breath for a relatively long period and have a relatively lower pulse rate.
Dietary recommendations for the Slow oxidizer:
PROTEINS: low fat, low purine variety such as selected fish, chicken, turkey, eggs, low fat dairy
SUPPLEMENTS: Emphasize activated vitamin B1, B2, and B6, niacin., and potassium citrate, magnesium citrate and chloride, copper, manganese aspartate, and iron. PABA, vitamin C and D, and chromium are also recommended.
Eat a light breakfast (that contains protein) and restrict calcium.
ALLOWED IN MODERATION
Whole fruits, lean beef, lamb, natural and whole grains, breads and cereals, cold-processed non-hydrogenated vegetable oil (ex: olive is preferable source).
HIGH FAT or HIGH PURINE PROTEINS: fatty red meat, salmon, tuna, herring, anchovies, high purine proteins such as liver, caviar, meat concentrates, artichoke hearts, and modest purine containing foods such as beans, peas, lentils, cauliflower, spinach, and asparagus.
FATTY FOODS: lard, butter, oils, fatty meats, nuts, avocado, high fat pastries low in flour such as cheese cake, Danish, torts, peanuts, and peanut butter . High fat content DAIRY products like cheese and cream.
CARBOHYDRATES: sugars, fruit juices, alcoholic beverages, and meals consisting mainly of starches and sugars.
See the bottom of webpage for other notes about the slow oxidizer diet…
THE FAST (GLUCOGENIC) OXIDIZER
Generally speaking, the characteristics of fast oxidation tend to be of the acid, hyper-active quality. Most women tend to be fast oxidizers. Fast oxidizers tend to have strong appetites, crave and do well on heavy proteins and fatty foods, tend to get hyper yet feel exhausted underneath, feel anxious, nervous, jittery, have severe emotional ups and downs, feel too warm, irritable, impatient, are competitive and usually extroverted.
Fast oxidizers tend to have low blood sugar (reactive hypoglycemia) and higher levels of blood cholesterol and triglyceride and citric acid cycle intermediates. Bilirubin is commonly found in the urine. They tend to be unable to hold their breath a long period (one can consider the fast oxidizer functionally anemic due to low oxygen capacity in the blood) and have a relatively faster pulse rate. Exercise should be of high intensity and short duration (anaerobic) if normal or underweight but aerobic (walking, biking, etc.) if overweight.
FOODS RECOMMENDED for a Fast Oxidizer
FATS/PROTEINS: all meats (especially beef, lamb, and venison), fish (especially tuna and salmon) and fowl, especially high fat, high purine (adenine) types: such as anchovies, brains, meat gravies, soups, heart, herring, caviar, kidney, liver, sweetbreads, mussels, sardines, tuna, and meat extracts. Foods with moderate purine content include meat, shellfish (clams, crabs, lobster, oysters, shrimp), asparagus, cauliflower, spinach, lentils, yeast, whole grain breads and cereals, beans, peas, mushrooms, and peanuts.
CARBOHYDRATES: cauliflower, beans, peas, lentils, broccoli, barley, corn, sprouted grains (sprouting destroys the phytates that bind calcium*)
SUPPLEMENTS: Your supplement should contain vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B12, niacinamide, calcium pantothenate, bioflavonoids, choline, inositol, calcium, phosphorus, iodine, and zinc. Carnitine.
Eat a full breakfast. Eat frequently
ALLOWED IN MODERATION
PROTEINS: milk, buttermilk, cottage cheese, eggs
VEGETABLES: root vegetables (carrots, beets, yams, potatoes, radishes, onions), lettuce, green peppers, cabbages, pickles, cucumbers, and tomatoes
SWEETS & STARCHES:- simple carbohydrates like glucose, maltose, fruit juices, honey, corn syrup, highly glycemic foods like white bread, white rice, soft drinks, catsup, and meals consisting mainly of starches and sugars.
MISCELLANEOUS: spices, sauces, alcohol, and caffeinated drinks such as coffee, colas or tea.
SUPPLEMENTS: limit vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B3 (niacin) because they increase Coenzyme A and accelerate carbohydrate oxidation; vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) because they increase the breakdown of amino acids leading to a faster citric acid cycle activity and more CO2 generation; glucogenic amino acids (Alanine, Glycine, and Serine), and citrates.
NOTES ABOUT either a SLOW or FAST OXIDATIVE RATE
Never eat a meal that is predominantly carbohydrates. Avoid all “trans” fats (hydrogenated vegetable oils).
Any sharp shift in the weather tends to further disturb one’s metabolism in the direction it normally tends. Fast oxidizers go faster, and slow oxidizers go slower.
Common pesticides, paints, and chemicals can disturb the energy producing abilities of tissues.
In addition to knowing what foods to use sparingly and what foods to emphasize – make sure the core of your diet contains enough of the correct type of protein at every meal (about 1 gram per kilogram/2.2 pounds of ideal body weight a day*). The metabolites of protein-derived sugar is stored in the liver as glycogen and is converted to glucose when sugar derived directly from carbohydrates in the diet runs out. The gradual digestion of protein keeps an adequate and continuous glycogen (and thus blood sugar) reserve. That is not to say protein can be substituted for sugar and starch in the diet, for without available glucose, protein can not be converted into glycogen.
Alcohol depletes glycogen storage in the liver causing an increase in blood sugar. Alcohol also increases the demand for carbohydrates (by being directly broken down into acetyl CoA of the Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle) and the resultant nutrients needed to metabolize it. If you think you “need a drink,” you don’t. You really need energy (ATP derived from oxidation)!
Eat animal products rare or raw; avoid overcooked animal products since heat destroys essential amino acids (Phe, Lys, Thr, His, Tryp) and valuable enzymes.
*An easy way to calculate the amount is to divide your ideal body weight by 15 to get the number of ounces of cooked meat to be consumed per day. Ex: 150 pound Ideal Body Weight = 10 ounces).
In order to find out your blood type, you can do several things.
You can donate blood and find out for free.
Or you can order a testing kit and test yourself at home.
There are several testing kits you can order online, and Eldoncard has been known to be easy and reliable to use.
You can order a testing kit here.
Many people do not know their blood type, but it is very important to find out for many reasons.
If you are a pregnant woman for example, knowing whether or not you are rh negative can have a big impact on your and your baby’s health.
The fact that so many people do not know their blood type and don’t really care to know is alarming. Everyone knows their horoscope and their credit score, but blood type seems to be of little interest.
One aspect is that heart disease is most likely to occur in B and AB blood types and part of why the Basque population with those blood type absent has so little of it. Your diet, your lifestyle all depend to some extent on what your blood type is.
While those who have been to the military remember their blood type from their dogtags, the average Westerner does not have a clue what it is. In some nations everyone knows, but not in Western Europe or the North Americas.
Since it is everyone’s own responsibility to find out what their blood type is, you can use this opportunity to get tested and know once and for all.
For those interested in learning more about their genetic history:
As in the animal world, chimeras do exist amongst humans. A twin or a triplet can carry 2 sets of genes. His/her own as well as the DNA (and blood type) of the twin or one of the other triplets in addition to his or hers.
3) Yes, your blood type CAN change
A bone marrow transplant or stem cell transplant can alter your blood type to that of the bone marrow or stem cell donor. If the donor is not an exact match to your blood type, yours will change.
4) You can be a “weak D”
A weak D is D positive, but the rhesus factor is so weak, some tests can determine you as being rh negative when in fact you are rh positive … just not a very strong positive.
Ever wonder why some people just get along why others never will?
Ask your friends about their blood types and find out more about the dynamics within your
relationship, friendships and partnerships.
O and A
When an O meets an A, the O is in charge, or at least in control of the situation.
Sometimes the A makes the mistake to assume the silence of an O means agreement or
not understanding a situation when in reality the O can see through the A, but doesn’t always
feel the need to voice their observations.
To make a relationship between an O and an A best, the following advice will help:
For the A:
Be open, honest, even when you fear vulnerable. The O can sense your fears or when you are on
the right track as well as when you are confused.
Being open and vocal will help the O to trust you and a better and smoother friendship or relationship will be
produced as a result.
For the O:
Give the A time. Sometimes it requires patience, but the combination of an O and an A is a very natural one.
Be protective by confirming when the A is on the right track, as that sort of feedback helps in the growing process and
don’t entertain wrong decisisons by not voicing your concerns.
Once voicing your concerns, step back a little bit and allow the A to find his or her own way him or herself.
A and A:
Two As match very well and since most As are genotypically AOs, there is always the O gene present in ways that the
natural instinct of an O can be activated through both As acting in harmony and helping one another become more
When two As no longer get along, it is hard to find a way back into harmony, as is when one of the As allows another person
to get in the middle of their relationships.
The most important aspect in a relationship between As is the trust aspect and by being completely yourself, you will realize
you not only have a friend or partner who accepts you for you, but also realize that the other A often struggles with similar
issues and after letting go rather than putting up the wall you may usually do in front of a “general audience”, you will
realize that your true strength comes from within.
A and B
A and B is always a tough match. An O can handle a B a lot better than an A can, because while As tend to withdraw from time to
time to think things over wanting to make perfect decisions, Bs tend to “go for it” whether they are sure that they are
right or not.
When in a group setting, the A in the partnership sometimes distances him or herself from the B because he or she realizes that
the connection to others can feel more natural, and even though in private the B tends to want to dominate, he or she
is likely to feel insecure and want to find a way to stay glued.
The best advice to the B is to step back and let the A be him or herself or things will not go well. Especially as As are
very determined long term to reach the goal of feeling comfortable with their surroundings, even if it means getting rid
of those who distract or disturb their flow.
If you are an A or a B, my advice would be to not only rely on what you know instinctively to be right, but rather know
that there is another person in your life who may not see you for who you are. So my advice for the A is to
work hard on communication and be alert that your actions might be misread and your relationship will depend on 100 percent
trust from the B on a personal level. This requires an active decision on the part of the B and if the decision is not made,
it is best to find some distance rather than going around in circles and wasting each others energy.
A and AB
A and AB can be a good fit, but only when the AB actively decides that he or she will be loyal to the A. While an AB can get
sidetracked and switch attitudes easily, the A can tend to feel emotionally safe with the AB when in reality he or she needs
to communicate better to ensure that this is actually the case.
An AB can tend to lash out and become a total surprise actionwise and not always does the A know how to deal with it.
Advice for the A:
Always listen, but cut the chord when the AB is not willing to work on communication.
Advice to the AB:
Think less and feel more. And when “feeling the A”, base your evaluation on this individual rather than previous experiences
which may have shaped you and could potentially lead to misinterpretations.
O and B
An O is naturally in charge of the situation and a B can tend to demand his or her challenge thereof to be validated.
Os and Bs can work together, but need to also have space from one another. An O can easily overreact when challenged and
walk away from a friendship or partnership with a B who doesn’t learn that the O doesn’t always like a challenge when they know instinctively
that they are right on track. A B often feels challenged or threatened for all the wrong reason when an O actually looks out for
both by following their inner guidance.
My advice for both:
Take it easy and see where things go. If they are not going anywhere, be ready to part in peace.
AB and AB
A relationship between two ABs can either be extremely messy or highly harmouneous, often depending on how both have met,
already gotten to know one another and what types of previous relationships have shaped them into becoming who they are at
the moment that they meet.
First impressions are usually resonating high throughout the relationship regardless of time, so if you start out on the wrong foot,
it may be best to think of plan B.
When started the right way, there is usually not much to worry and both will get along fine without too much danger of
anything changing down the line.
O and O
Os usually connect, but not on a level of words or common interest, but just by sensing one another. Not always are Os
connected through much other than that, but very comfortable with one another in a sense that they don’t have to fear not
being understood and don’t always need to explain themselves.
Two Os seem to work so well together from the outside that others often wonder “how do they do it?” which Os tend to look
at the world wondering why there is so much quarrel and disharmony which they can rarely relate to.
The most important thing when an O deals with an O is to remember that there is not only no need to put up a wall, but
that the walls of protection are just hindering you from working well together.
Problems can occur when two Os are competing, because both want to win as both know that they can. But that is only when there is
no real friendship or partnership in existance, as Os tend to know their need to keep their natural inner balance and
respect it with those who they choose to be close with.
B and B:
Two Bs can work very well together, but in the beginning there might be a rough start. When both come to the point where
they decide to let themselves be themselves and allow the other to be as well, a great team can form which often the outside
world doesn’t understand.
My advice to the Bs:
Be you. Embrace the other B and as long as you believe things are progressing in a positive way, don’t change anything and
enjoy the ride.
B and AB:
A B will likely dominate the relationship and an AB can from time to time rise and stand up for him or herself, but often find his or her
own weak spots through a relationship with a B.
The B on the other hand can sometimes tend to go overboard if the AB doesn’t express taking the B seriously and conflict can
It is advised to both to take it easy and not try to change one another, but rather help change the dynamics within the relationship.
A relationship and friendship between an AB and a B can be excellent, but many meetings between an AB and a B will never turn into such
due to the wrong perceptions on the part of the B and an often unpredictable way of the AB to deal with emotions towards the B.
My main advice: MAKE IT WORK. Otherwise it likely won’t.
O and AB:
When an O and an AB connect, the O is always in charge, even though the AB often believes that they are. When in balance and
friendship/partnership or love is priority, this can be overcome, but many times there will be an emotional distance in the
relationship due to the AB not feeling their needs met when it comes to wanting to be understood in regards to past experiences based on
mistakes Os tend to naturally avoid.
In some cultures, it is advised to have an O and an AB match up together out of social convenience and the theory that
an O is a natural leader and the universal receiver AB just going along with being led.
This can work in terms of an easy partnership, but lacks passion, creativity and a “connection too deep to explain”.
Because of that, it is advised that an O and an AB both allow themselves either to become a good team or decide in a
manner of teamthink to not put all their hope into this partnership, but rather use the partnership as a stepping stone
and teacher in how to deal with the world as a whole (for the O) and facing challenges that have previously been avoided (for the AB).
If you want healthier offspring, get a sperm donor.
Sperm donation is also used in cases of rhesus incompatibility. This particularly occurs where a woman has a blood type which is rhesus negative, and where her partner is rhesus positive. The woman’s body may reject a fetus if it has rhesus positive blood. Anti D injections have been developed and may be used to attempt to avoid this, and these are usually automatically given to rhesus negative women immediately after they give birth to their first child. However, in the past this was either not possible or was not always routinely undertaken where a woman gave birth or had an abortion and she may have trouble carrying a child later in life. Furthermore, for some women, the anti D injection does not provide the entire solution, particularly where there is a medical history of complications during pregnancy which risk the woman’s blood and that of the fetus becoming mixed. In such cases, sperm from a rhesus negative donor can provide the solution and a woman may be able to conceive and carry a pregnancy to full term when otherwise this would not be possible. For this reason, sperm from rhesus negative sperm donors is often in great demand, particularly those with the O negative blood group who are universal donors.
I have heard this claim before. And the answer is “No”. But it comes with a but:
The but = There is always a way to grow and increase the ability to connect.
And this is what one of the authors of several successful books on how to build a man´s confidence before approaching women is talking about here:
Usually blood type A is considered the European blood type. But is it really? Many believe that it was “imported” from the fertile crescent and are curious in regards to ethnic groups worldwide known for a high percentage of blood type A.
Here are some you may not expect:
Around 60% of Assyrians are blood type A and the cde (rh negative gene) is unusually high.
Who are the Assyrians genetically speaking? A mix. A mix of ancient populations such as the Sumerians and Mesopotamians.
High in A, especially A2. And the rh negative blood factor unusually high as well.
3) Blackfoot Indians
About 35% – 85% of Blackfoot Indians are blood type A, which is unusually high considering most Native American tribes are 100 percent blood type O. Note: There is no such thing as a pure Native American anymore and one must consider the frequencies being not always indicative of how it may have been distributed before mixing with non-members of the tribe.
32% is not huge. But considering that only 11.9% are type O. Those are the numbers for the positives. With negatives added, around 35% are A and only 13% are O.
B has the same frequency as A, which makes it interesting considering their presence in Asia while looking at what their heritage might be.
Author, Kanako Uzawa, is of Ainu descent. She was born in Tomakomai, Hokkaido (Japan), but grew mainly up in Tokyo and its environs.
6) The Kalash People and the Kafirs of Pakistan and Afghanistan
Very high frequency of type A, but nothing unusual when it comes to rh negative frequencies. And what else the Kalash are unique for is their 9% frequency of the rare haplotype J2.
7) Pharaos: The 18th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt
It looks like almost all, if not all of them were type A2. Which is not as surprising considering the high level of inbreeding.
8) Australian Aborigines and surrounding Oceanians
Hawaiians, Grand Andanamese … you name them.
9) Saami People
With over 60 percent blood type A, the Sami are ethnically speaking the “A-est” population of Europe.
10) Karaite Jews
Their 22 percent A is not significant, but 18 percent of it being the rare A2, also frequent amongst the Sami and other tribes with high A frequencies leads me to believe that their origin may hold some clues to the history of blood type A.
The following video has a different take on marriage and is actually against it.
Here is what she writes:
Marriage is a very controversial topic in today’s world. Some believe it is a beautiful expression of love, others believe it is an archaic restriction. But the drive to pair up with someone is imbedded in our DNA. It ensures the survival of our species on both a purely procreation level and on a physical survival level. Couple-hood is the primary social structure of our species. It has been for thousands of years.
From universal perspective, everything in existence is you. This means, every person is you. Prioritizing one person over any other person makes no sense from that perspective. This is why as we evolve as a species into a higher vibration towards greater alignment with source perspective, marriage will cease to be a function of society. We will evolve towards polyamory. The contrast of separation would not exist if you held an enlightened perspective, so you would never think to desire unity and thus pair bonding would not be an impulse. The desire to bond with others will cease to exist as the perception of separation dissipates.
So, why you might ask is marriage in alignment? Why would it be a good idea to engage in the experience of pair bonding from universal perspective? Because relationships are currently the heart of expansion and the expansion coming from the experience of being in a primary relationship is immense. Your partner will become your biggest mirror and so, committing to them, is the same thing as committing to self-awareness. Also, the perspective that comes along with being pair bonded in a unified couple is an immense vibrational improvement upon the perspective of independent individuality.
It’s the winter holiday season, which is when singles are reminded of how lonely they are.
It turns out that the holidays are one of the busiest times of the year for online dating — the dating website Zoosk has seen, over the last three years, a 26% jump in signups in the two weeks after Christmas.
If you are one of those whose New Year’s resolution is to find a special someone, or if you are already online and looking to connect with one (or more) of these newcomers, you will want to have a solid profile. Zoosk recently did a study of an anonymized sample of nearly 4,000 of their users, and discovered some strategies for how to improve your odds of receiving messages, and of getting replies to your messages.
Things You Should Do
Use a full-body picture. Zoosk users who show their entire body in their main profile photo, instead of just using a head shot, receive over three times as many messages as the average user, and see a 33% improvement in their chances of getting responses to their messages.
Describe your hobbies in your profile. Users who talk about exercise receive 21% more messages, users who mention music and musical skills get 15% more messages, artistically inclined users get 6% more messages, and members who include the words “book”, “read”, or “write” receive 21% more messages.
Have an upbeat attitude. Profiles with the words “creative”, “ambitious”, “laugh”, or “healthy” get 33% more messages, and profiles that include “confident”, “outgoing”, or “positive” receive 23% more messages.
Use emoticons, but be careful. A smiley face with a nose, “:-)”, in a message makes a reply 13% more likely, but a smiley without a nose, “:)”, lowers the response rate by a whopping 66%. The extra effort of putting in that nose dash seems to pay off.
All laughter is not created equal. Messages that include “lmfao”, “lmao”, “haha”, or “lol” have improved chances of getting a reply, but “jaja” and “rofl” make a reply 13% less likely.
Things You Should Avoid
DON’T include friends or pets in your photo. Users who bring their animal companions along in their main profile picture get 53% fewer incoming messages, and 12% fewer responses to their messages. Friends are almost as toxic — profile pictures with more than one person lower the rate of incoming messages by 42%.
DON’T come on too strongly. Messages including the words “hot”, “sexy”, or “cute” are 44% less likely to get a reply.
DON’T make spelling mistakes. If you drop a “teh”, “ur”, “cuz”, “dont”, “b4″, “im”, or “u” in a message, you will be 13% less likely to get a reply. If you are a straight man, be especially wary of these shortcuts — for men, the response rate drops by 27%.
DON’T use the word “angel”. Messages that include this most cliche of pickup words have a 51% lower reply rate.
Boys and Girls are Different
While the above advice applies to men and women alike, there are a few profile and message choices that have very different outcomes between the sexes.
Selfies. Women who use a selfie as their main profile picture get a small boost of 4% more incoming messages, but men with selfies receive 8% fewer messages.
Outdoor photos. Men with profile pictures taken outside get a boost of 19% more messages, but women with outdoor shots see a 40% drop.
Family talk. Men who are open about past relationships in their profiles, using the words ”divorce”, “separate”, or “my ex”, receive 52% more messages. Women whose profiles include these words, however, get a 4% drop in messages. Similarly, men who talk about their children see a small bump of 7% more messages, but women whose profiles discuss kids get 4% fewer messages.
Being flirty and upfront. Initial messages from women that include the word “baby” are more than twice as likely to receive a reply than the average message, and messages that include the word “beautiful” are 50% more likely to get a response. Men, however, are advised to tone it down — messages with “baby” are 10% less likely to get a response, and messages with “beautiful” are 13% less likely. Similarly, messages from women that suggest an in-person date, including the words “dinner”, “lunch”, or “drinks”, see a 73% jump in replies, but messages from men with these words are 35% less likely to receive a reply.
There is no right answer.
There is no wrong answer.
There are just a few statistics out there in regards what has been working best for people.
The most important thing is the approach. Not just what you say or do.
Truth is: Some of the best relationships out there have started out on the wrong foot and through some of the most awkward situations imaginable.
But for some reason the girl saw the guy’s heart and true intentions and couldn’t (or didn’t want to) turn him down.
Remember: You can truly connect the best when seeing one another in unexpected moments and showing true colors without being able to put up a front.
So if you are nervous and not sure how to approach a girl:
Relax first. Think positive. Love yourself, plan your life ahead and think of all the wonderful things you are yet to do, regardless of what happens today.
Read the following article and see if you can learn to be more of a giver by relearning. Many have become defensive as they have once been taken and stopped giving because of it. My take: Rethink what has brought you into a bad relationship to begin with.
Were you too needy?
Did you expect too much and fall for lies and wishful thinking?
We all make mistakes and I hope some of you will be able to reflect through the following article and stop giving to the wrong and give freely to those who love you and have your back.
According to Adam Grant, Wharton’s most popular and youngest tenured faculty member, author of Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, people fall into one of 3 distinct categories: Givers, Matchers and Takers. While Grant’s book is written for a business audience, its theories provide extraordinary insight into romantic relationships. The category you fall into may well determine the success and happiness of your relationship!
For example, has a romantic relationship ever made you feel like you were not good enough? Have you ever been taken advantage of by a romantic partner? Have you ever felt like you gave everything to someone and ended up completely worn out? Then you may just fall into the “Giver” style of romantic partner.
Interestingly, while the Giver style may have its drawbacks, Givers are also usually the most attractive partners and more likely to have long-term relationships! A study examining the trait most highly valued in potential romantic partners suggests a different story: both men and women rate kindness as one of their most desired traits. Moreover, givers are also most likely to be affectionate, a trait which determines the long-term success of a relationship (as I describe in this post ) not to mention their own longevity.
In order to understand where you fit in and how to best navigate your relationships with others, here’s a summary of the 3 styles of romantic partners.
3 Styles of Romantic Partners
Givers are people whose primary motivation is to take care of others, to make sure others are well, and to contribute to others and society. In a relationship, these are people who are always thinking about gifts for their partner, who take their partners’ interests into consideration, and who are always thinking “What else can I do for you?” They’re pretty awesome. As Grant mentions in his book—everyone likes having givers around because they are always happy to contribute and thinking of others. They understand the relationship as an opportunity to give and take care.
Givers often end up thinking there is something wrong with them when they are unhappy in a relationship. They are the ones who think they are not lovable or good enough because they take personal responsibility for making the relationship work (rather than blaming their partners). They can end up burned out and exhausted, from continuously giving at their own cost if they do not receive the support they need from the relationship.
Matchers tend to keep a balance sheet in a relationship. When matchers give they do so with an expectation of getting something in return. When they receive something, they feel like they have to give something back. Matchers are the ones who are keeping tabs, and view relationships as somewhat like a commercial transaction.They are the ones who are most likely to say something like: “I did this for you, but you didn’t do that for me” or “You paid for this, so I’ll pay for that.”
Takers are just that…takers. They usually treat people well only if and when those people can help them reach their goals. Interestingly, Grant points out that they often appear as the most charming and charismatic people on the surface. They know how to work the crowd and seduce, but under the surface they are actually motivated by self-interest. You can recognize a taker by how poorly they treat people that they believe are of no use to them. You know you’re in a relationship with a taker when you feel sucked dry for all you have (whether it’s money, affection, time etc.). Once the taker has everything they want from you, you may be relegated to the “unimportant” sphere of their life. Their primary focus is themselves.
So Who is Most Successful and Who is Least Successful?
Grant points out a fascinating fact about who, among these 3 styles, is happiest and most successful: It is givers. What about those who are least successful? Also givers! Why? Givers who learn to successfully navigate a world with matchers and takers make out great. Everyone loves givers, trusts them, and supports them when they are in need. So why are Givers also the least successful? Because some givers don’t know how to navigate that world and, as a consequence, end up taken advantage of. If you’re a giver, you’ve been there at least once both professionally and personally.
Imagine a relationship between a giver and a taker? These end up with the giver completely worn out, having perhaps spent their savings, time and energy on someone who keeps demanding more and never or scarcely provides for their partners’ needs (unless they do so temporarily because it behooves them at that moment).
So what makes a successful giver? Read Adam Grant’s book to get his complete lists of tips. One that stood out to me was the idea of being a “giver with awareness.” Awareness of what? Be aware that the world has givers, matchers and takers. Watch people’s words and actions, and you will know who is who. When you navigate romantic relationships, friendships or business partnerships, investigate which category your potential partner belongs to and don’t get blown away by first-impressions (as noted above, Takers are masters of first-impression charm). Then what? In a non-romantic situation, you can deal with Matchers and Takers by adopting a matcher-like attitude (I know, hard to do for a giver!). Start speaking in terms of “ok, we have an agreement, you do this and in exchange I will do this.”
What about in romantic relationships? I conferred with Adam Grant while writing this article and he shared the following tip about long-term love: “In the most successful relationships, both partners are givers. In other words, when a romantic relationship works, matchers and takers are focused on giving. Both partners might be giving in different ways, but they should be willing to support each other without expecting something in return. That said, when things get too far out of balance, I think we all become matchers.” Imagine a relationship where both partners are always caring for each other’s needs. Where when there is a fight, both are the first to say “I’m sorry, it was my fault.” In which both live their life with their partner’s best interest in mind. You better believe that matchers and takers are also looking out for givers so, if you’re a giver, be sure you seek one out for yourself too because you deserve it.
If you recognize yourself as a matcher or taker then—first of all—congratulations on being so honest with yourself. Of course, because of givers’ affectionate and service-oriented qualities, it is also in your best interest to have a partner who is a giver. However, I’d like you to consider 2 things:
First, givers will never be fully happy unless you support them as they support you. They will eventually feel worn out and perhaps even leave. In a recent study by Amie Gordon at the University of California-Berkeley, those who experienced more gratitude in their relationship also felt closer to their partner, more satisfied with the relationship and tended to engage in more constructive and positive behaviors within the relationship. Ultimately, for a good relationship that benefits you, you will want your partner to be happy and will want to support them in return.
Second, as Grant’s book clearly outlines, givers are the ones who end up being most successful and happy, if they watch out not to be taken advantage of. A large amount of research now shows that a lifestyle comprised of kindness and service leads to greater fulfillment as well as health and happiness. If you want to be happy and successful, it therefore behooves you too to be or become a giver.
With the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays coming up, it’s a great time to start being a giver! After all, isn’t that what love’s about?
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