Category: Questions 2000-2006
I have been a proponent of Living Foods Veganism for 15 years and have worked at the Hippocrates Institute as well. Several experiences this past year have caused me to challenge my own "beliefs", and I have been very excited to hear about the blood type diet information. My question: My father is Type O, My mother is Type A...I tested as a Type O (using the home test kit). The genetic information contained in your book and on the website say that Type A is dominant and that I should be Type A as well. Am I missing something? Is this possible? How accurate is the Home test kit? Thank you in advance for your response.
Based upon the information you provided it is indeed possible for you to be an O. If your father is O, then you aquired an O gene from him. Your mother being A means she is either AA or AO (with the O here being recessive). If you Type as O, it would mean your mother is an A of the AO variety, and that you aquired an O gene from her. Although the O was not dominant in your mother, it would combine with the O from your father and give you a genetic blueprint of OO (the only possible combination for an O). The Home Typing Kit is extremely reliable; a similar kit is used in one country in Europe to verify blood type for patients prior to surgery.