Blood plays a critical role in your health, performing the vital function of carrying nutrients and other components necessary to maintain good health throughout your entire body. Despite this importance, many people do not know what blood type they have. At Better Living, we make sure you have a blood type test available in Toronto, so that you can learn this important fact about yourself. We also make sure that food intolerance testing is available in Toronto, so that you can get a good idea of what foods to avoid in order to prevent negative reactions and poor health.
You can determine your blood type through a simple test that checks for the presence of certain antigens on the surface of your red blood cells; these antigens are also known as erythrocytes, and there are two distinct types. The first ones are known as Rh antigens, and the others are A and B antigens.
In order to determine which blood type you possess, your blood is dissolved using an antiserum, which contains components that will cause a reaction with the Rh or A/B antigens. This reaction results in the blood platelets clumping together, signifying the presence of a particular antigen.
A common myth is that you can determine your blood type if you know your parents’ blood type. While blood type is hereditary, you may possess certain dominant or recessive genes that could emerge when factoring in your mate’s genetics as well.
When you undergo your test, you will be categorized into one of four blood categories:
- Type A
- Type B
- Type AB
- Type O
Blood type test available in Toronto through Better Living.
The test is quite simple. Your technician will collect your blood with a small, sterile pinprick on your finger, which will be carefully cleaned and sanitized both before and after your test. Only a few drops of blood are needed to complete the test; these are then mixed with different antiserums, which will indicate your blood type.
You may want to use your blood type as a tool in helping to achieve your best state of health. Dr. D’Adamo’s book Eat Right For Your Type is a practical guide for eating the appropriate foods for your blood type and can lead you to a better sense of wellbeing by adjusting your eating habits for your blood type’s specific nutritional needs.
At Better Living, we can help you learn your blood type, so that you can experience better health.
The entire process takes a few minutes and the cost is 30.
(Please be aware our test only tells you the letter portion of your blood type (A, B, AB or O) and not the +/-. If you need the +/- portion or a card stating your blood type for legal purposes you will need to visit your doctor.)