Group O does better on Rhodiola-type adaptogens which help modulate adrenaline release.
The root and underground stem (rhizome) of this plant are used in the traditional medicine practices of Eastern and Northern Europe and parts of Asia.
This plant is known by many other names, including arctic root, golden root, orpin rose, rosewort, and Siberian golden root.
Extracts of the root and rhizome of the plant are dried and dissolved in alcohol to prepare medicinal compounds.
- A typical dose is 144 to 200 mg twice daily. (However, unlike with prescription drugs, there is often little evidence about the best dose of supplements or whether the dose advertised in over-the-counter preparations is accurate.) Advocates believe that rhodiola is an adaptogen. This herbal medicine term means that this substance is thought to help the body respond to stress and restore normal function. “Adaptogen” is a term for certain foods and supplements that are said to help the body cope with “stress.” Stress may be psychologic (in the mind), but also may be physical (in the body), and caused by infections or toxins. The concept of adaptogens originated when researchers were looking for ways to improve endurance and decrease fatigue during extreme physical activity and adverse environments. They began studying a variety of products derived from plants and foods.
Rhodiola is used in traditional medicine to do the following:
improve learning and memory
Reduce high cholesterol levels
Reduce symptoms of depression
Slow down the aging process
For Blood Type A, B, and AB Ashwagandha
Withania somnifera L. (Solanaceae) (WS) is an Indian medicinal plant having a remarkable reputation among the indigenous medical practitioners. The plant exhibits varying degrees of therapeutic value, some of which useful in the treatment of cognitive dysfunction, epilepsy, insomnia, rheumatism, gout, dyspepsia. It has been shown to be apotent anti-oxidant. These antioxidant effects of active principles may explain, at least in part, the reported anti-stress, immunomodulatory, cognition-facilitating, anti-inflammatory and antiaging effects produced by them in experimental animal and in clinical situations and may justify the further investigation of their other beneficial biological properties.(1) Ashhagandha may also help reverse the loss of white blood cells during chemotherapy with taxitol-like drugs. (2) It also appears to exert a positive influence on the endocrine, cardiopulmonary, and central nervous systems. The mechanisms of action for these properties are not fully understood. Toxicity studies reveal that ashwagandha appears to be a safe compound.
Ashwagandha is especially good stress remedy for group A’s, and can also work faily effectively in groups B and AB.
Astralagus Fights cancer
Since melanoma is one of the few cancers known to have some response to immunotherapy. This because, unlike most cancers, melanoma cells tend to look a lot like each other. Hence an antibody synthesized by the immune system has some chance of working. I’d also pursue investigating immune enhancing polysaccharides like those found in larch, Echinacea or Astragalus. These tend to enhance NK (natural killer) cell activity, which is your first line of defence.