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Jesi
Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 6:21pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I didn't know this until I started going to my ND and he asked me what my blood type was. When I told him I was O neg he immediately asked me if I was of Basque descent. Funny thing is, I am, all the way through to my last name! He told me there are French Basque people and Spanish Basque (that's me).

I also once saw a group for my last name on Facebook that I joined (before the whole security thing happened) and almost everyone there said they were Rh negative.

So just out of curiosity I wanted to know if anyone here who is also O negative knows if they are of Basque descent. I've read some interesting things on the Basque people...from us having peculiar shaped heads, 1 degree lower temp than normal (me), lower blood pressure than normal (me), harder chest plate bone, and a bunch of other stuff. Some say we descend from the people of Atlantis (lol).

If this is the wrong place for this thread I apologize.


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I was conceived there !

Perhaps that is why I am O+

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Welcome to the forum!

This topic did come up before, but I didn't pay too much attention to it then.  Try doing a search for Basque.

I have no idea if I'm from Basque descent, BTW.  I'm half Italian & half German.  My body temperature is a bit low, usually 96.8 instead of 98.6!


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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rh neg is found in high frequency in basques. also scots, irish, brits, spaniards, to a lesser degree. however, its not the same as O neg. (I'm rh neg, but O pos.)
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however, its not the same as O neg. (I'm rh neg, but O pos.)


I thought O negative meant O Rh neg. What is the difference?


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however, its not the same as O neg. (I'm rh neg, but O pos.)

?????  Normally, the positive or negative following the ABO indicator is the Rh term...

For instance, when I say my BT is AB(-), it means that my ABO type is AB and my Rhesus factor is negative...

What do you mean when you say you are O pos. and Rh(-)?


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I always thought there was a difference, b/n Ong & rh- but got told recently it was the same thing...so I would like to know too
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Jesi,

Welcome!

My Dad is O- and is of French ancestry. He is a descendant of the Xavier family (House of Bourbon) from Navarre in 1485...Basque country that was back then both Spain and France. St.Francis Xavier was the brother of Valentine, my Dad's ancestor.
My Dad does have low blood pressure and sort of a large head. He has always been lean but muscular. I think he might be (GT 4) an explorer.

I notice you are in SoCal. Is your ND familiar with Dr. D's work? My ND is in Costa Mesa.


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My great grandfather was straight out of North Spain (Basque as far as I know).

My Grandfather was A+ and had a wide head, left handed, muscular. His mother was Mexican and some Cherokee or something though. My grandmother was just German, and everyone on my Father's side is German that I know about. I follow more after my Grandfather except less muscle and way taller.
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What do you mean when you say you are O pos. and Rh(-)?


by O pos, J means she is a secretor.....
wrongly applied term though.......no worries


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It is possible I could be of French Basque descent. I don't know about the head shape, but I have both the lower body temperature and the lower BP. My father's ancestors were from the correct region to be French Basque. I guess I will never know for sure.



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I am o- and rh- with German and French descent. I resonate alot with French culture, and I could never understand where this came from.  Anyhow, I will google the basque since I have no idea what this means. I have low bp, low body temp, long neck.. not sure that if is a feature or not.

I think this is very interesting so great post!

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by O pos, J means she is a secretor.....
wrongly applied term though.......no worries

Understand now...  O, Secretor positive, Rhesus negative.


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Recently, my doctor told me I was 0+ with a negative blood factor,  could that be what she means?
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sorry, I was getting mixed up with the nonnie thing...
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Anyhow, I will google the basque since I have no idea what this means.


Recently I saw Rick Steve's Europe (PBS) and he featured the Basques. Very interesting way to learn about the people and culture.

You can view the episode here. You will want to visit this beautiful place!

http://www.hulu.com/watch/201192/rick-steves-europe-basque-country


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Wholefoodie, It certainly is a gorgeous place. And the food is exquisite.

It is quite common to see, especially Spanish basques in America. The family inheritance went 100% to the oldest son so the rest of the family had to procure for their living. Many went to America, especially South America, where they had a greater opportunity.

Cajun, my sister in law (A-) is a descendant of the brother of St. Ignacio de Loyola. He pulled St. Francisco Javier to work with him in the creation of the Jesuits. If you ever come to Spain I'll introduce you to her so you can compare notes.

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Interesting bit of history there, Susana! It would be fun to meet your sister-in-law but I am not Basque that I know of! Although my son is O negative so maybe it's in there somewhere. As far as I know, we have all Italian roots.


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There is one article in N=1 look for it.. it explains it nicely..


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Some say we descend from the people of Atlantis (lol).


Actually the association with the Basques and Atlantis is not all that far fetched.

The Basques are generally suspected of being the original human settlers in Europe due to their high Rh- rate (30%+ compared to about 12% for Europeans in general) and the fact that their language is not Indo-European or associated with any other language, as far as I know.

Atlantis is believed by some to have been a city which was located on the floor of what is now the Mediterranean Sea that was flooded during the interglacial period previous to the last ice age. Sorry I don't have a reference on this as I heard it referred to on a radio interview.

In any case this would put the Basque people and Atlantis in roughly the same location both in time and geography. The city of Troy, described by Homer, was once thought to be imaginary though I think only hard physical evidence would convince anyone that Atlantis existed.

Ironic that it would have been flooded by an Ocean we now call the Atlantic.

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My head is relatively large, my body temp. 36.5 celsius, and my BP is usually rather on the lower side ...   I'll better get the National Geographic kit...

P.S. But first I have to get a multi-zone DVD player. Mine is zone 2 only. I bought it in the duty free right before flying to Spain...



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Susana,
How exciting! I have read about Father Loyola and the Jesuits and how he was Francis Xavier's mentor. Valentine Xavier changed the name to Sevier when he fled to England. There is a beautiful painting (actually portrait) of Loyola and Xavier in the British Art Museum in London.
My husband and I visited the French Pyrenees and French and Spanish Basque country in 2007. I was in awe of such wonderful natural beauty!!!!! And the food! OMG!!!!!
Thanks for the offer! Never know. We plan to return someday.


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