Lesson Two: Finding out your blood type
You have taken the very first step
towards greater health and fitness by choosing to follow the Blood Type
Diet, the only scientific method that allows you to calculate which of
the myriad ways of dieting is right for you.
Now let's get started!
The first task you will have to
accomplish is to find out your ABO blood type, since it will be very
difficult to follow the Blood Type Diet without you knowing your blood
There are a few ways to find out your
blood type if you do not already have this information. These include:
- Having a donor card from the Red
Cross or having been typed by a hospital prior to a medical
- Asking your doctor to blood type you.
a home blood typing kit, such as the one available from North American Pharmacal (NAP), and blood typing yourself.
Click here to watch a video about the Home Typing Test.
We don't recommend relying on the
recollections of a parent or relative, since experience shows that these
are often incorrect. Military blood typing is often correct, but studies
have shown that errors are not uncommon.
Although it is common to see the ABO type and Rhesus type (Rh+, Rh-, or the 'positive' or 'negative') grouped together, for example AB+ or B-, your ABO type is most important in order to follow the diet.
OK, so now you know your ABO type! Click
on the NEXT LESSON link below and let's put it to use!