According to American statistics on the (4) four basic blood types...
Blood Caucasians African Americans Hispanics Asians
O+ 37% 51% 53% 39%
O- 8% 4% 4% 1%
However, notice that is just African-Americans... if, the Caucasian has the highest O- Blood type why have they developed corporations and set up blood banks in the said Black communities, especially, the so-called ghettos and ask for blood and plasma donations? The American Red Cross, which maintains blood banks, says:
"Although all blood is made of the same basic elements, not all blood is alike. In fact, there are eight different common blood types, which are determined by the presence or absence of certain antigens – substances that can trigger an immune response if they are foreign to the body. Since some antigens can trigger a patient's immune system to attack the transfused blood, safe blood transfusions depend on careful blood typing and cross-matching."
According to Lifesource.org, "For example, some African American donors have different combinations of antigens in their blood like U-negative or Duffy-negative. Because these antigens are rarely found in other ethnic groups, these patients often depend on African American blood donations.Type O blood is the most common and most frequently used blood type. Type O negative blood is the universal donor, since almost anyone can accept it for a transfusion, regardless of their blood type. This type is the first to run out during blood shortages."
If the European have the highest 0- why don't they use their own blood?" Also, why leave out Africans in this statistic, since obviously it is a global stat? Nevertheless, let's add in Africans, the "Mothers and Fathers of the Human Race" and the statistic becomes quite different, I'm sure! Africans, on average, have more O genes and less A genes than do Europeans. So, it can be seen that the gene carried by people who are blood group O is ancient by evolutionary standards. The Caucasian is the last species or rather the most recent of the human race, therefore, it is impossible for them to be higher in O- blood type than Africans, and i.e. African-Americans.
O Blood Type Livet (said Diet)
Here is an article explaining the O blood type livet (diet). It is based on the book, "EAT RIGHT 4 YOUR BLOOD TYPE" by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, who was a pioneer in seeking out the blueprint, which he used to determine the differences between every person's specific dietary needs based on their blood type.
I believed that no two people on the face of the Earth were alike; no two people have the same fingerprints, lip prints or voice prints. No two blades of grass or snowflakes are alike. Because I felt that all people were different from one another, I did not think it was logical that they should eat the same foods. It became clear to me that since each person was housed in a special body with different strengths, weaknesses and nutritional requirements, the only way to maintain health or cure illness was to accommodate to that particular patient's specific needs.
- Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo
To some, the connection between their blood type and the diet required according to the blood type, may sound a bit far-fetched; whilst to others, it may be the most obvious link that they might or might not have thought of. Dr. D'Adamo came down to the conclusion that the kind of foods that were easily metabolized and were hence better for a person of a particular blood type weren't necessarily so for another.
Here, however, we're about to understand the basics of the O blood type diet. The livet (said die-t) for people of both, O positive, as well as, O negative blood type, is the same. The history of the O blood type will make it easier for you to understand why to eat, what you should eat, as well as, understanding your capabilities to remain healthy.
'O' stands for the 'Old' or "Oldest" (Original). The blood type O ancestors have been the Africans, who dates back over 300,000 years ago and have been the roots of the people who branched out as O blood type.
"Discovery News" reports:
An African-American man in South Carolina has lineage tracing back 338,000 years, according to a new study. The unidentified man’s Y chromosomes — a hereditary factor determining male gender — has a history so old that it predates the age of the oldest known homo sapiens fossils, according to the report published in the American Journal of Human Genetics.
The man’s chromosome carries a rare mutation, which researchers matched to a similar chromosome in the Mbo, a population living in a tiny area of western Cameroon in sub-Saharan Africa. “Our analysis indicates this lineage diverged from previously known Y chromosomes about 338,000 ago, a time when anatomically modern humans had not yet evolved,” Michael Hammer, associate professor at the Univ. of Arizona’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a research scientist at the UA’s Arizona Research Labs, said via a press release. “This pushes back the time the last common Y chromosome ancestor lived by almost 70 percent.”
The DNA study began after the South Carolina man submitted a small tissue sample to the National Geographic Genographic Project. Researchers were shocked after they noticed none of the genetic markers used to assign lineages to known Y chromosome groupings were found. The man’s DNA sample was sent to Family Tree DNA for sequencing. Fernando Mendez, a postdoctoral researcher in Hammer’s lab, led the effort to analyze the DNA sequence. It included more than 240,000 base pairs of the Y chromosome. Searches through a huge database led to the Mbo connection.
The scientists were then able to estimate the emergence of the chromosome mutation based on rates of change, creating a sort of “family tree” for the chromosome. The discovery doesn’t necessarily mean that all humans descended from an ancestor living in western Cameroon. “It is a misconception that the genealogy of a single genetic region reflects population divergence,” Hammer explained. “Instead, our results suggest that there are pockets of genetically isolated communities that together preserve a great deal of human diversity.”
Hammer added that still “It is likely that other divergent lineages will be found, whether in Africa or among African-Americans in the U.S. and that some of these may further increase the age of the Y chromosome tree. There has been a lot of hype with people trying to trace their Y chromosome to different tribes, but this individual from South Carolina can say he did it.” The study has even further implications. It strengthens the belief that there is no “mitochondrial Eve” or “Y chromosome Adam.” All of humankind, as a result, did not descend from exactly one pair of humans that lived at a certain point in human evolution.
The original source of this groundbreaking study is found in "The American Journal of Human Genetics." Nevertheless, the 'ONLY' blood type dating back this far is 'O' Blood type (over 300,000 years old). As 'A' Blood didn't develop until 20,000 years ago, 'B' Blood developed approximately 13,000 years ago and 'AB' Blood developed approximately 2,000 years ago. These genes are either positive or negative. The positive gene is dominant and always wins out.
- If you inherit one positive and one negative gene, you will be RhD-positive.
- If you inherit two positive genes you will also be positive.
- If both parents are RhD-negative, there's no chance that any of their babies could be RhD-positive. This is because neither parent has a positive gene to pass on.
- If both parents are RhD-positive but both carry one positive and one negative gene, the odds are that their baby will be rhesus-positive, too.
- However, it's also possible for those same parents to have a RhD-negative child if they both pass on their negative gene to their baby.
- If one parent is RhD-negative and one parent is RhD-positive, their baby could be RhD-positive or negative.
- In Japan, this blood type has long been associated with a particular type of personality. Japanese people are often asked about their blood type when interviewing for a job!
People with the blood type O are most often described as a responsible, committed, organized, focused, conscientious and practical. It is believed that they can orient better and they are better logicians. That’s because their ancestors were hunters who had to observe and accurately evaluate the environment, in order to be able to survive.
Type O: The Hunter
Robust and tough digestive tract
Highly active immune system
Best way to deal with stress is rigorous physical activity
Cannot adapt easily to drastic dietary and environmental changes
An efficient metabolism is essential to stay lean, healthy and energetic
The Ketosis Key
There were slight alterations in the hunter-gatherer's physical demands, the general digestive activity and way of metabolism of the O blood type ancestors, due to a livet (diet) which was high in protein and fat, with a few carbohydrates. Which means that instead of carbohydrates being broken down to glucose, the body metabolizes fats and proteins to ketones, which are used instead of sugars, to keep glucose levels steady. Therefore, a complete vegan or fruitarian diet would not work for 'O' Blood types in the long run. They would become severally "Vitamin B 12" deficient.
Anemia is a deficiency sign and may also have the following signs and symptoms:
- A sore mouth or tongue
- Weight loss
- Pale or yellowish skin
- Diarrhea (sporadic)
- Menstrual problems
- Higher susceptibility to infections.
- Tingling or numbness of the fingers
- Tingling or numbness of the toes
- General muscle weakness
- Difficulty walking properly (staggering)
- Tender calves.
Since your body doesn't make vitamin B 12, you'll need to get it from animal-based foods, superfood sea vegetables or from supplements, and it needs to be consumed on a regular basis. Many vegans suffering from B12 deficiency, and it is safe to assume that many of them consumed significant amounts of organic foods. Strict vegetarians, heavy drinkers and smokers, pregnant and breast-feeding women, and the elderly usually require vitamin B12 supplements. Sometimes our body, mainly our digestive system, is not able to absorb this vitamin well. This can happen when a person has pernicious anemia, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, bacteria growth in the small intestine, or a parasite. People suffering from these conditions may need vitamin B12 supplements as well.
Therefore, it is necessary for vegans to consume Vitamin B12 supplements or even better superfood sea vegetables, such as, chlorella, (the others here mentioned, such as, spirulina, kelp, bladderwrack, sea moss, and etc... helps greatly) daily. The brain desperately needs B 12 to stay healthy. Chlorella supplies your body with the only form of this vitamin your body can use. In fact, vegans and fruitarians take note, it is one of the few plant sources on the planet of this active form of B 12. Chlorella is a Super-Food. It is the richest chlorophyll plant on the planet. Chlorella’s B 12 is essential for heart health. Vitamin B 12 helps make your DNA and your red blood cells. It maintains healthy cholesterol levels and healthy blood pressure levels.
The top 5 health benefits of vitamin B 12 are:
- It is needed to convert carbohydrates into glucose in the body, thus leading to energy production and a decrease in fatigue and lethargy in the body.
- It helps in healthy regulation of the nervous system, reducing depression, stress, and brain shrinkage.
- It helps maintain a healthy digestive system. Vitamin B12 also protects against heart disease by curbing and improving unhealthy cholesterol levels, protecting against stroke, and high blood pressure.
- It is essential for healthy skin, hair, and nails. It helps in cell reproduction and constant renewal of the skin.
- Vitamin B 12 helps protect against cancers including breast, colon, lung, and prostate cancer.
Clinical studies and medical researches have showed that toxins, such as arsenic, mercury, lead, pesticides, insecticides, cadmium, uranium, P.C.B, radio actives materials etc. have been successfully detoxified from the human body; Chlorella cell walls binding to and absorbing these toxic substances and then escorting them safely out of the body. These toxins commonly found in nearly everything we ingest, touch and breathe create various diseases and disorders, including allergies, skin reactions, blood pressure, diabetes, fibromyalgia, and cancer etc.
Spirulina contains a high amount of protein, vitamins, and minerals. It is about 60-70% protein, which is greater gram for gram than both red meat and soy. It also contains all of the essential amino acids, which makes it a complete protein; this is not very common in plant foods. It contains a large amount of Vitamin B12, which is very difficult to find in other plant foods. That is one reason why Spirulina is such a great choice for vegetarians. Spirulina is very rich in iron, which is the most common mineral deficiency. Spirulina also contains calcium, magnesium, and Vitamins A, B, C, D and E.
Irish moss is a red seaweed. Irish moss is a nutritional super star. Carrageenan comes from Irish moss and is used as a thickening agent in many products. Irish moss contains vitamins A, C, D, E and K, vitamins B1 and B2 and is a source of B12. Irish moss contains many elements essential to the human body. Irish moss contains a high content of iodine, calcium, manganese, zinc, bromine, iron and protein and contains significant amounts of calcium and magnesium.
“If you’re on a vegetarian diet long enough, you could suffer from malnutrition.”
In a recent article, "What Happened When Scientists Put African Americans On An African Diet And Africans On An American Diet" by Sam P. K. Collins, May 15, 2015, states,
"... questions remain about what the ideal food selection should look like for African Americans, a group plagued by significantly high rates of obesity, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis and other physical ailments. A recent study suggests the answer may lie in the diets of their counterparts across the Atlantic Ocean in the rural parts of the Motherland...
In a study conducted at the University of Pittsburgh, 20 African Americans and 20 South Africans switched diets for two weeks. In this time, the Africans consumed traditional American food — meat and cheese high in fat content — while African Americans took on a traditional African diet — high in fiber and low in fat, with plenty of vegetables, beans, and cornmeal, with little meat. After the exchange, researchers performed colonoscopies on both groups and found that those African-American in the African diet group increased the production of butyrate, a fatty acid proven to protect against colon cancer. Those South Africans of the American diet group, on the other hand, developed changes in their gut that scientists say precede the development of cancerous cells...
For African Americans seeking a balanced diet that incorporates the eating habits of their African counterparts, Oldways, a food and nutrition education nonprofit, created the "AFRICAN HERITAGE DIET PYRAMID", a food model that promotes a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, beans, herbs, spices, and traditional sauces. The model also stresses the importance of physical activity and enjoying meals with others."
We are not promoting "a lot" of meat eating. This is not the goal with this article. But the truth must be exposed as the New Agers are the promoters of the vegan diet and as O Blood type, one must be aware of the dangers if they take on a vegan dietary plan. Meats that are injected and pumped up with hormones, pesticides (herbicides, fungicides), preservatives, and GMO (FrankenFoods) are certainly best to 'AVOID' most entirely. But organic meats may not be so bad for the O blood type and can actually be the fuel that the body needs. Their systems aren't quite so entirely adapted to dairy and grains the way that other blood types are.
The main reason why you may be piling on the pounds is not the meat you eat, but due to the amount of grains, beans and legumes you have in your diet. Wheat - whole wheat and wheat germ - has gluten, which puts a stress on an O blood type's metabolism, acting against ketosis. This means that your calories are not utilized efficiently, stressing your digestive system out. The gluten lectins oppose the proper metabolism of insulin, thus creating Pancreas issues and diabetes in the long run.
Another factor to consider is that the muscle tissue in O blood types is more acidic, hence you might as well avoid legumes, grains and beans that have lectins making your muscle tissues a bit unnaturally alkaline.
The regulation of the thyroid is another factor to consider for weight gain. Hypothyroidism is another reason why O blood types gain weight. Insufficient levels of iodine lead to hypothyroidism symptoms of which include muscle loss and fatigue and retention of fluids that is the cause of bloating and weight gain. People with blood type O are predisposed to some health issues like ulcers, thyroid gland dysfunction, low hormone level on the thyroid gland, and iodine deficiency. This causes a lot of unwanted effects like obesity, water retention, and even tumors. However, when they are under stress they may become angry, hyperactive and impulsive. Poor diet, lack of exercise, unhealthy habits or elevated stress levels, are making them more sensitive to adverse metabolic effects, including insulin resistance, low activity of the thyroid gland and obesity.
Foods Promoting Weight Gain
Interfering with insulin and slowing metabolism:
Hindering the utilization of calories:
Hindering thyroid hormone:
Foods Promoting Weight Loss
Foods containing iodine to avoid hypothyroidism:
Iodized salt (Pink and/or Black Himalayian
Sources of vitamin B that are great for efficient metabolism:
Red meat (even better is Lamb)
Kale (may be difficult for other blood types, such as, B, AB)
Broccoli (Dr. Sebi states that it is man-made over 1,000 years old?)
In the sections below, 'highly beneficial' means foods that are like medicine, 'neutral' means foods that your body can tolerate in moderation, and 'avoid' means foods that aren't good for your body at all and may produce toxins or hinder your digestive or immune system in one way or another.
One thing to be kept in mind is that you cannot eat excessive meat, as your ancestors didn't eat excessive amount either. You have (4) four canine teeth out of (32) thirty-two teeths, meaning 1/8 of your daily meals should consist of some meat or herbals. Best, according to Dr. D'Adamo, is to stick to 175 g/6 oz for one meal. The high acid content in O blood types makes it possible for them to digest meat rather easily. The more exercise you do, however, the more protein is required. Balance out the amount of protein you take with fresh fruits and vegetables to avoid over acidification in your body that can lead to a lot of irritation of the lining of your stomach and can result into gruesome ulcers. Make sure the proper alkaline water is 7.4 pH balance, as it matches the alkalinity of the blood/plasma. (12) Twelve glasses of 8 oz should be the daily intake.
The blood type diet provide only recommendations. If a person want to still practice the livetary (dietary) of being a vegan or fruitarian then we recommend avoiding the "poison food" which are wheat-based items (gluten products). Based on the blood type diet the O-+ blood type must have extra iodine, so sea vegetables are the top option. Instead of meat, beneficial meals can be aduki beans, black-eyed beans or
pinto beans (I don't recommend soy daily,especially not as a male as it is high in estrogen). Fruits are allowed, as well as, plenty of vegetables. Onion, garlic and spinach are top healers for O-+ type diet. It is a matter of "adapting".
As O blood type is vulnerable to thin blood, which resists clotting, the vitamin K found in seafood is highly beneficial, as it promotes clotting of blood. Seafood is an excellent choice and source of iodine, which regulates thyroid function. Let us look at what seafood should be included in the diet for O blood type and what shouldn't make its way on your table. Seafood should be consumed more often than other meats for the O blood type.
Dairy Products and Eggs
Although milk products aren't beneficial at all to O-+ blood types, if you're of African (Afrakan) origin, you may find yourself particularly lactose intolerant. Best is to avoid milk products but not necessarily eggs, as eggs are high in Vitamin B 12. You can have hemp milk and hemp cheese, which are good alternatives for proteins.
Goat milk cheese
Linseed oil (flaxseed)
Cod liver oil
Nuts and Seeds
Nut butters are easier to digest for O-+ blood types than eating them simply as nuts, as they have a tendency to cause digestive problems if not chewed well.
Beans and Pulses
Eating beans in moderation works best for the O -+ blood type. Their muscle tissue is always slightly acidic and they burn fat faster when it is so. Beans, legumes and pulses make it a bit alkaline by depositing lectins that are less acidic. Highly beneficial beans mentioned below are good as they make your digestive tract stronger and keep a common problem of many O -+ blood types, which is acidity, at bay and promote healing of the digestive tract.
Sugar snap beans and peas
Lentils - brown, green and red
People having an O blood type are most susceptible to huge amounts of weight gain due to the gluten in whole wheat and whole wheat products and because of presence of lectins in them that get in the way of proper absorption of other nutrients. Thus, with the metabolic processes hindered and made sluggish, you tend to put on weight.
Cream of rice
Cream of wheat
Breads and Muffins
To begin with, breads aren't the best choice when it comes to O-+ blood types as a lot of them contain wheat. If you're having a daily sandwich for breakfast or toast, maybe it would be best to switch to something else, as it isn't the most beneficial, taking into consideration the gluten content in it. The genetic make up isn't quite designed to be able to metabolize grains well. However, you can always benefit from the sprouted wheat Essene bread (Ezekiel bread), as the lectins present in it are quite destroyed by the sprouting process.
Sprouted wheat Essene bread
7 Spouted Grain bread
Brown rice bread
100% Rye bread
Soy wheat flour
Durum wheat bread
Oat bran muffins
Wheat bran muffins
Whole wheat bread
Grains and Pastas
No grains or pastas are highly beneficial to the blood type. Most pastas are made from semolina, so it's best to check the package for ingredients before you buy it. Make sure to buy gluten-free pastas.
Rice - basmati, brown and white
Soba (buckwheat) noodles
Durum wheat flour
Sprouted wheat flour
Whole wheat flour
Veggies, Sprouts, Soy and Fresh Herbs
It is important to consider vitamin K when you're wanting to buy vegetables, as vitamin K helps clot blood. There are certain veggies that may trigger allergic reactions in your body, whilst some that get in the way of efficient thyroid function. However, all fresh herbs are beneficial for the O -+ blood type.
Onions - red, Spanish and yellow
Parsley BenefitsBy weight, parsley is high in both riboflavin, or vitamin B-2, and folate, or vitamin B-9. But a teaspoon of dried parsley provides 1 percent of the DV for riboflavin, and a tablespoon of fresh parsley has only 2 percent of the DV for folate. Parsley goes particularly well with fish, eggs, cheese, tomatoes, peas, potatoes and carrots. Cheese, fish and eggs also tend to be high in riboflavin, and beans are good sources of folate. Pregnant women shouldn't use more parsley than what typically occurs in foods because it may bring on menstrual flow and cause a miscarriage in high amounts, according to Drugs.com. You may also want to avoid dishes that contain exceptionally high amounts of parsley, such as tabbouleh.
Capsicum - green and yellow
Lettuce - buttherhead, cos, iceberg, Webb
Mesclun salad mixture
Moong bean sprouts
Mushrooms - abalone, chanterelles, enoki, porcini, Portobello, tree oyster
Squash - all kinds
Cabbage - Chinese, red, and white
Mushrooms - cultivated, shiitake
Olives - black, Greek, and Spanish
Potatoes - red, and white
Fruits most beneficial to the O -+ blood type are ones that will keep their acidic digestive tract alkaline.
Figs - fresh, dried
Plums - green, purple, and red
Neutral (Neutral Beneficial*)
Grapes - green, purple, red
Melons - canang, casaba, Crenshaw, Christmas, musk, Spanish
Melon - cantaloupe, honeydew
Vegetable juices are preferred over fruit juices in the diet for O -+ blood type due to their alkalinity. Avoid drinking juices high in sugars. Pineapple juice is great for preventing bloating and acidity.
Black cherry juice
Tomato water (with lemon)
Vegetable juices of vegetables that are highly beneficial (mentioned earlier)
Spices, Dry Herbs and Flavorings
These can improve your digestive, as well as, immune system, if eaten rightly.
Seaweeds - dulse, kelp
Brown rice syrup
Cream of tartar
Mustard - dry
Pepper - peppercorns, red pepper flakes
Sugar - brown, white
Pepper - ground black and white
Vanilla - essence, pod
Vinegars - balsamic, cider, distilled, white, herb, malt, red and white wine
Whilst there aren't any highly beneficial condiments for the O -+ blood type diet plan, you can use the ones that are neutral for you in moderation, making sure they're low-fat and low-sugar. Best is to use olive oil, lemon juice and garlic.
Jam (from the fruits that are beneficial as mentioned earlier)
Jelly (from acceptable fruits)
Salad dressing (low-fat and from beneficial and neutral ingredients)
Pickles - Branston, dill, kosher, sweet, sour
Herbal teas are very healing and promote strengthening of the digestive and immune system when had rightly.
St. John's wort
A bit of wine and lager is allowed in moderation for O -+ blood types. If you're habituated to drinking coffee, it's best to cut down slowly as this is bound to make your stomach quite acidic.
Wine - red, rose, white
Coffee - decaffeinated, regular
Soda - cola, diet, others
Tea - black, decaffeinated, regular
Bringing the acceptable ingredients together, you can always come up with your own diet plan. There are some elaborately explained recipes along with the kinds of livetary (dietary) supplements that O blood types require. Dr. D'Adamo's book also mentions about all other blood types and a more in-depth insight. By the end of it, it is up to you to know what foods work best for you and which don't. As Voltaire has rightly said - "Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity."