Hi, B’s.

Thanks for being patient. That’s your strong suit, anyway. You tend to be self-sufficient, unconventional, intuitive, and yup, seriously- #patient. We can think of the “B” in your blood type as representing the word #balanced. You tend to be.

And here we are at your #diet #guide, finally.

I won’t say that I’ve been having fun doing the tedious work of creating spreadsheets and reformatting for a #blog post, but I am glad to be able to take what I am learning and share with with you. I hope it’s a benefit and a help in your #health #journey.

B blood is a newer strain of blood type. It is a blood type adapted to colder climates and is the dominant #blood type of the Mongolian people of the Ural region of Asia. With colder climates came a dependence on #meat and dairy. Kale just won’t grow in the Himalayas. But there’s plenty of yak milk!

So if your #ancestors are from Japan, Mongolia, China, or India, odds are you’re a “B”. Interestingly, if you have a strong Jewish ancestry, you are most likely a “B” as well. From the Mongolians to the Jewish people, B blood types were historically nomads and wanderers, and some of that meandering spirit sticks with Bs to this day. Are you a “B”? Do you know a “B”? Is she always wanting the next best thing? Don’t blame her. Blame her blood!

B’s are very fluid when it comes to diet. They do well with #plants like “A”s, and they do well with #animal products like “O”s. This can be a little #stressful for Bs, and consequently each B has a tendency to slip easily out of #balance.

They are susceptible to fluctuations in the stress hormone #cortisol, either producing too much and feeling overwhelmed and stressed, or producing too little and feeling exhausted and unrested. They also tend to pick up odd, slow-growing, and lingering mystery illnesses like #chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple sclerosis, #lupus, other #autoimmune issues, and #Epstein Barr virus.

I see cortisol #imbalance as a partner to all of these other issues in my office. B’s in general need to be careful about managing their #stress levels.

B’s will tend to gain #weight on a few specific items, namely: corn, wheat, buckwheat, lentils, tomatoes, peanuts, and sesame seeds. They are also super sensitive to chicken, which contains a lectin in its tissue that agglutinates in the blood and can lead to heart disease and stroke.

With regards to #exercise, B’s really do well with balance. A bit of high intensity exercise like running, Crossfit, or swimming can be interspersed with general #fitness or more relaxing activities like tennis, golf, Pilates, or yoga.

Just remember that a B out of balance is a #sick B, indeed. Strive for balance in your work and sleep, your stress and relaxation, and your animals and vegetables. With these principles in mind, you should experience a reasonable amount of health for a long period of time. If, as my dear old friend Ed Green used to say, “the good Lord’s willin’ and the creek don’t rise”.

Your guide to a Healthy Diet, Bs.

There you have it! Next week, we will go over our last and most rare blood type, AB! See you then.