Some years ago, I learned about eating right for your blood type. There’s a book by the same name written by Peter D’Adamo. There’s a swirl of conversation and controversy about this idea but I did want to review it and figure out if it has any meaning/value for me, personally.
First step is you need to know your blood type. No problem!
I purchased the “Eat Right For Your Type” blood typing kit online at Amazon. It’ was quite reasonable — less then $7! The reviewers almost unanimously said that it was easy-peasy and they were able to identify their blood type in just a few minutes.
The kit arrived in 2 days. It looks so easy! There’s a video you can watch online to make sure you do it just right. Here’s the short video…
Okay, so I watched it and I felt confident.
Get home. Set it all up. Get to the poke-your-finger part – BAM. A bit of a pinch, yes. But, not bad.
Here’s the issue: I get enough blood for TWO of the FOUR circles. Uh-huh. Half of what I needed. And the stabby-thing? It’s a one-time use device. <sigh>
I asked my 17-year old to help stab me with a sterilized needle. He couldn’t/wouldn’t. I asked my 20-year old. He wimped out then came back strong and wanted to cut me with a knife in the vein…(yeah, I dunno know ’bout that one). Needless to say, I got frustrated and scraped the whole deal.
But, I am going to re-order and try again.
However, I re-read the written instructions contained in the package (the brochure you see in the above picture), I realized I missed a step.
I needed to have soaked my finger for 2 minutes in warm water.
So, I did NOT do this one little part.
Therefore, I guess I’ll figure out my blood type another day! 🙂
Totally not the kit’s fault, this is all my own epic fail.
Have any of you tried this blood typing kit? Did it work for you?
Ta-ta for now,