Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana!

Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana!

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After I talked to my health coach about how bananas caused me to have bad headaches, he speculated that I have type A blood type.

eldonbloodtypechartThis year I’ve been curious to see what type blood I do have. My Mom said that when I was born there was a discussion about my blood type and how I was likely a direct descendent of italian heritage. Probably explains my super curly hair 😉

Anyways, I asked all my doctors- even the ones that performed surgery on me- and no one could tell me what my blood type was! Worse yet, no one would write me a test to get my blood type taken.

I ended up buying two tests online that you prick your own finger and test your own blood. My test said that I was A +. My Dad took the other and it said he was O. Later on that week my Dad found his blood donor card which said he was AB blood type! So I haven’t put too much validity into that test.

Any who – My health coach said that since bananas bothered me, oranges and tomatoes would most likely bother me as well. I looked up oranges on the Eat Right For Your Blood Type site and it confirmed that type A blood type should stay away from oranges.

This week I’ve been trying to incorporate oranges into my diet to see how they fair. I ate 2 oranges on Saturday and on Sunday and Monday I had bad stomach aches. I wasn’t sure if they were related so I was curious to see what would happen when I ate them again. Wednesday I ate another orange, but never received a stomach ache. After juicing the oranges I also never received a stomach ache. I’m thinking the stomach aches were a fluke. What I HAVE been experiencing this week is crippling pain and stiffness. I, again, am not sure if it’s the oranges or if it’s possibly the 8 degree weather outside. I guess I will find out next week when the weather changes yet again…. one of the lovely benefits of living in Pittsburgh, PA!

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So for this upcoming week I’m going to

1. Buy another blood type test (haha!)

2. Watch to see how my joints feel when I don’t have oranges in my system

3. Start to incorporate tomatoes into my diet — I AM SO FREAKING EXCITED ABOUT THIS BECAUSE I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE AND MISS TOMATOES!!!

Wishing you a pain free day!

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