What Is Your Blood Type? Is it Important?

I am an AB blood type with a negative Rh factor. Did you know that less than 1% of the world population has this blood type? 1 out of 167 people.

Do you know your own blood type? Why is it important to know? What are the health and diet concerns for people with this blood type? Does your blood type affect your personality?

Knowing your blood type can save precious time if you need blood quickly. If you don't know your blood type, it's fast, simple and inexpensive to find out. Shown below, you can get an at home blood typing kit and not have to wait for a doctor's appointment or pay a co-pay on your insurance. It may even be covered by your medical savings account.

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AB "The Enigma"

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It is called the “The Enigma”.

Wikipedia definition: An enigma is a puzzle, something mysterious or inexplicable, or a riddle or difficult problem.

According to all the research I have done, the first positive date for AB blood type was 700 AD. However, if you believe the Shroud of Turin, which was found to have AB blood on it, was the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in after his crucifixion, then it would be much earlier than that.

What does AB mean in blood types?

Those who have type AB blood do not make any A,B, or O antibodies. It will accept any blood type in a transfusion. AB is the universal recipient.

So how did it come into being when the rest of the world was O, A, and B? If an A is inherited from one parent and a B from the other, the type will be AB.

Just a quick question for you

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Eat Right 4 Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution

Cook Right 4 Your Type: The Practical Kitchen Companion to Eat Right 4 Your Type

The Complete Blood Type Encyclopedia Eat Right 4 Your Type

Blood Type AB Food, Beverage and Supplemental Lists

Blood Type O Food, Beverage and Supplemental Lists

Blood Type A Food, Beverage and Supplemental Lists

Blood Type B Food, Beverage and Supplemental Lists

Diet Concerns

These are my personal experiences and are not meant to be used as gospel for anyone other than me. It is only a suggestion to read about your blood type.

I began reading “Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type” when my parents suggested it might help me with some of my food reaction issues. My body has rejected poultry of any kind all my life. Though I love all kinds of poultry, I cannot eat it without a violent and dangerous reaction to it. Food allergies are terrible, especially when it’s something you love. I’ve always had issues with meats. I love it, but my body does not.

When I received the book, I opened to the AB blood type and there it was in black and white! My problem? ABs are the vegetarians of the blood groups. Now that made more sense to me. Once I began kicking some of the meat, not all, out of my diet, I felt better and my body began responding the way it should.

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Eating Right for Your Blood Type

After an initial scan of these books I found the reasons for many of the troubles I was having such as headaches. My body doesn't do well with things like poultry or Lima beans.

If you are having problems such as arthritic flare ups or need to lose weight, do yourself a favor and at least give this blood type diet a chance to help you improve your quality of life.

Personality By Blood Type?

What does your blood type say about YOU?

Personality Traits By Blood Type – A Japanese Concept I thought this was a really fun site! I never thought of blood type affecting your personality. But just as many feel their astrological sign affects their personality, some also think blood type does too!

A portion of the info from the AB blood type: “Type AB’s are the split personalities of the blood groups.” That, mixed with being a Gemini in astrology? It’s no wonder no one understands me :)

The Links between Your Blood Type and Your Personality Though I’m not too sure how I feel about being considered “flaky”, nevertheless it seems to be true sometimes.

Would you like to try to determine the blood type of offspring or even yourself?
This is a Blood Type and/or Rh (+ or -) factor calculator. See the possibilities!

What Do You Think?

Does your blood type affect your personality?

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  • TampaBayGirl Mar 16, 2013 @ 3:09 am
    Great lens! I'm An O Neg.
  • Feb 14, 2013 @ 2:03 pm
    This is good to know!
  • ItayasDesigns Jan 25, 2013 @ 2:20 am
    My blood type is AB- as are 2 of my siblings. I have a feeling that it is probably quite rare for 3 people in one family to have AB- as their blood type. :)
  • TimTam Apr 12, 2013 @ 3:30 am
    I have AB- as does my grandmother, mother , sister. My husbands grandmother, mother , and aunt had it as well. Three of my five children are AB-.
  • mrdata Jan 13, 2013 @ 11:39 pm
    My Blood Group is AB. Thanks for your valuable lens!

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So What's Your Blood Type?

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  • carinsurancecompare Oct 31, 2013 @ 9:54 am
    I never knew of this until now, and I don't even know what my blood type is.
  • tonyaalves Aug 06, 2013 @ 2:08 pm
    My husband is AB negative. Red Cross is always calling him to donate blood
  • LeenaBK Apr 12, 2013 @ 1:33 am
    That was quite interesting and informative. I'm B+.
  • Susan Feb 20, 2013 @ 2:01 pm
    I am AB negative, a Gemini and so conflicted! How do I develop discipline and patience.
  • JoshK47 Feb 07, 2013 @ 8:27 am
    Very well put together! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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