What Makes a ‘Type A’ an Individual?
What makes Me Me and You You? This is the relevant question that is at the heart of the genetic puzzle. It is central to our exploration of blood types also. The key is genetic heritage – the whole story line of your life. Even though you are residing in the 21st century, you share a common bond with your ancestors.
The genetic information that resulted in their particular characteristics has been passed on to you. People who are A blood type have a different set of characteristics than people who are Type O – they are susceptible to different diseases, they should eat different foods and exercise in a different manner completely.
Some think that personality is influenced by blood type! Read on to find out more about the Type A individual. Type A History The Type A emerges into the 21st century with many more complex challenges than their ancestors could have imagined.
The key factor in the development of Type A can be traced to the struggle for survival long ago, when there was a dwindling supply of hunting game stock rapidly. Having exhausted the great game herds of Africa, humans pushed out from their ancestral home into Europe and Asia farther.
The cultivation of livestock and grains changed everything. Over time the adaptations that produced Blood Type A were based on the need to fully make use of nutrients from carbohydrate sources. These biological adaptations can still be observed today in Type A’s digestive structure. Low levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach and high intestinal disaccharide digestive enzyme levels permit the more efficient digestion of carbohydrates. According to Dr. D’Adamo, these are the very factors also, along with low levels of intestinal alkaline phosphatase, that make it difficult for Type As to digest and metabolize animal fat and protein.
What Makes Type A Unique Many neurochemical factors in the Type A genetic disposition favor a structured, rhythmic, harmonious life, surrounded by a positive, supportive community. The harried pace and increased sense of isolation experienced by so many in today’s society often make these needs difficult to achieve.
Type A best exemplifies the powerful interconnections between body and mind. This was essential to the shift from hunting and procurement to building and growing away.
However, Type A’s more internalized relationship to stress, which served your ancestors well, can be a challenge for the modern Type A.
The Blood Type Diet’s proactive mix of lifestyle strategies, hormonal equalizers, gentle exercise and specialized dietary guidelines shall maximize your overall health; decrease your natural risk factors for cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
The result: high performance, mental clarity, greater vitality and longevity increased. Type A Diet “When we discuss ‘diet,’ we are not talking about a weight loss plan necessarily, that’s a side benefit to following this plan. We are discussing diet in the more traditional sense actually, meaning a real way to eat,” explains, Dr. Type As flourish on a vegetarian diet – if you are accustomed to eating meat, you will lose weight and have more energy once you remove the toxic foods from your diet.
Many people find it difficult to move from the typical meat and potato fare to soy proteins away, vegetables and grains. But it is particularly important for sensitive Type As to eat their foods in as natural a state as possible: pure, organic and fresh. With this diet you can supercharge your immune system and short circuit the development of life threatening diseases potentially.
Type As have a naturally high level of the stress hormone cortisol and produce more in response to stressful situations. Cortisol is released in hour patterns, morning between six and eight A typically in the early. It helps to cue the body’s other cyclical rhythms. Due to the elevated cortisol in type As naturally, additional stress manifests in several ways; disrupted sleep patterns, daytime brain fog, increased blood viscosity thickeningand promotes muscle loss and fat gain.
In extreme cases in Type As, stress can manifest in more serious ways, leading to obsessive-compulsive disorder, insulin hypothyroidism and resistance. To help balance cortisol levels, Dr. D’Adamo recommends that you limit sugar, alcohol and caffeine. Don’t skip meals, breakfast especially; eating smaller, more frequent meals will help to stabilize blood sugar levels also. He also points out that the following factors are known to increase cortisol levels and increase mental exhaustion for Type As – be aware and limit your exposure when possible: Crowds of people.