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The history of the three blood types has always been a sort of puzzle to me even though Dr. D'Adamo is very thorough in his explanations. Not to criticise his work, but to me, what he uses to explain blood type history and what I believe religiously are two very different things. However, I do believe that his BTD science is correct just as I belive that my religious convictions are correct.
This type of thing has come up several times over on the bulletin boards/forums side of this site. Usually, it's someone wanting advice about how to convince a friend or loved one to try the BTD who is rejecting it for religious reasons. How can two things that are apparently so contradictory both be correct and compatible? Maybe you are also in that type of situation. I was at one time. I have my own theory and I thought I’d share it today for my blog. Perhaps, it will help you.
We know for a scientific fact that the oldest graves found so far are all of type O people and that as you get closer to the current date that the A and B types appear. Even more recently, we AB's have come on the scene. When and why did these changes happen? Regardless of whether or not you are Christian (as I am) and believe in a world wide great flood or not, most all cultures histories include a great flood. Therefore, I’m starting with a great flood of some sort occurring as being a fact regardless of the who or why.
Could it be that before that flood everyone was type O and that after the flood the planet had changed so much that people had to change to and thus the various types came into being? We know that there have been climate changes. If you are Christian, this is not necessarily an unacceptable evolutionary view. The word evolution only means to change. It was when Noah and his family came out of the ark that God gave them permission to start eating meat, but it was not a command. Something had apparently changed or would change, otherwise why would God have allowed them to start eating meat if they wanted to?
In addition, why are just the A's and B’s the only types that are assumed to be a change? Yes, they are an obvious change in that they don’t seem to have been around as long as the O types, but perhaps they are just the most noticeable change. However, isn't it possible that the O’s may not have required dense amounts of protein originally? Alternatively, that they may have, but had a high protein plant source that was destroyed during the flood or an ice age (The floodwaters receded according to the biblical account when God sent a wind over the earth. Wind over water is generally cool, I’d call ice cool.). Quinoa is a balanced high protein plant; maybe there was an even better one. Essene/Manna style breads are beneficial for O’s regardless of secretor type so just because it’s grain or grain based doesn’t mean it doesn’t fit with O needs.
The Bible also has in the Old Testament the dietary laws for the Jews. They fit awfully close with the B blood type needs. Most people I personally know who are Jewish by bloodline (as opposed to converts) I honestly believe are either B or O based on their food preferences and body types. I find this kinda interesting, too. From what I have observed, an O following a kosher diet shouldn’t fair badly.
Another point that I have always wondered about is the hunter/gatherer notion for an O and the farmer profile for an A. To me, it makes little sense. Regardless of your religious beliefs (or lack of), why do people like to assume that humans are getting smarter and better? AKA: moving from the primitive hunter/gatherer to agriculture and then progressing to cities and so on.
As I look around me, all I see are things falling apart right and left and doing so at an increasingly accelerated rate as time goes on. The more we “progress” the more I see us as getting out of touch both with each other and the cycles of nature. The older languages are much more complex than our current modern ones. There is ancient architecture that we still can’t figure out how people manged to build and that we can’t duplicate to this day. In addition, in case you’ve never been on an actual farm that isn’t modern, it is very hard work. I feel that O’s are better suited than A's to handle the heavy manual labor that is required of a farmer.
Going a little further, if you’re an O on a farm then you’re going to be closer to the source and therefore more able to get that essential red meat. You even have two possible sources for it: you could get it out of a pasture or hunt for it on the surrounding acreage. As I see it, farming and nomadic lifestyles fit well with O needs.
And what about those A’s? To me, they seem more suited to city life. They don’t need as much physical exercise plus they have a natural bent towards eating foods that are going to be in towns. Let me explain a little more.
Towns were built on waterways for transporting goods to other locations. That’s where fish come from, too. Not too many red meat critters that I know of are easily accessible from the water or easy to keep in a small area in a town...but eggs and poultry (game hens, guinea hens, turkey, etc.) could work. A small garden would work, if it was supplemented with goods from the surrounding rural area. Not nearly as much physical work or food in that type of garden, but feasible.
Now what about the B’s? Who said that all cultures have to be rural vs. city? I see the B’s nomad profile as being believable. Cultures do not always become city and rural as their timelines continue. There is more diversity in humans than that. Nomadic cultures can exist at the same time as the city/rural ones and without either one being better or worse than the other or even interfering with each other. Getting back to my original biblical theme, the Jews do have a rather nomadic history.
At last, we come to the “royal family” of AB! :-) No, I didn’t just make up that nickname because I am an AB. I have found AB’s referred to as a “royal family” by cultures that, unlike most of the USA so far, already ascribe value, at least in part, to the differences of the blood types.
We are the most rare and the most recent type. We came from a blending of two very different cultures for most likely several different reasons. They would have had to straddle both heritages. We still do because we’re so chameleon. That can be good, and it can be bad. Personally, I like being an AB.