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Blood Type Diet - Type A

Michael Lam, MD, MPH
www.DrLam.com Dr. George 847.983.7593

Characteristics of Type A - Best on Vegetarian Diet

Comments

Most Beneficial

Food allowed

Food not allowed

Meats and Poultry

Type As should eliminate all meats from their diet.

Chicken, Cornish hens, Turkey

Beef, Pork, Lamb, Veal, Venison, Duck, Goose

Seafood

Carp, Cod, Grouper, Mackerel, Monkfish, Pickerel, Red snapper, Rainbow trout, Salmon, Sardine, Sea trout, Silver perch, Snail, Whitefish, Yellow Perch

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

Anchovy, Barracuda, Beluga, Bluefish, Bluegill bass, Catfish, Caviar, Clam, Conch, Crab, Crayfish, Eel, Flounder, Frog, Gray sole, Haddock, Hake, Halibut, Herring, Lobster, Lox, Mussels, Octopus, Oysters, Scallop, Shad, Shrimp, Sole, Squid, Striped bass, Tilefish, Turtle

Dairy

Most dairy products are not digestible for Type As

Yogurt, Mozzarella, Feta, Goat cheese, Goat milk, Kefir, Ricotta, String cheese

All other cheeses and milk

Fats

Flaxseed oil, Olive oil

Canola Oil, Cod liver oil

Oil of corn, cottonseed, peanut, safflower and sesame

Nuts

Peanuts, Pumpkin Seeds

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

Brazil nuts, cashews, Pistachios

Beans

These beans can cause a decrease in insulin production for Type As.

Beans - copper, garbanzo, kidney, lima, navy, red, tamarind

Type As thrive on the vegetable proteins found in beans and legumes

Beans (Aduke, Azuki, Black, Green, Pinto, Red soy), Lentils and Black-eyed peas

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

Grains

Type As generally do well on cereals and grains. Select the more concentrated whole grains instead of instant and processed cereals.

Amaranth, Buckwheat

Cream of wheat, Familia, Farina, Granola, Grape nuts, Wheat germ, Seven grain, Shredded wheat, Wheat bran, Durum wheat

Bread & Noodles

Type As have a wonderful selection and choices in grains and pastas

Bread (Essene, Ezekiel, Soya flour, Sprouted wheat), Rice cakes, Flour (Oat, Rice, Rye), Soba Noodles, Pasta (Artichoke)

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

English muffins, Bread (High-protein whole wheat, Multi-grain), Matzos, pumpernickel, Wheat bran muffins, Flour (white, whole wheat), Pasta (Semolina, spinach)

Vegetables

Type As are very sensitive to these vegetables. They have a strong deleterious effect on the Type A digestive tract.

Peppers, olives, Potatoes, Sweet potatoes, Yams, All kinds of cabbage, Tomatoes, Lima beans, Eggplant, Mushroom

These vegetables enhance the immune system of Type As

Garlic, Onions, Broccoli, carrots, collard greens, kale, pumpkin, spinach

Vegetables are vital to the Type A diet, providing minerals, enzymes and Antioxidants. Eat vegetables in as natural a state as possible (raw or steamed) to preserve their full benefits

Artichoke, Chicory, Greens (Dandelion, Swiss Chard), Horseradish, Leek, Romaine, Okra, Parsley, Alfalfa Sprouts, Tempeh, Tofu, Turnip

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

Fruits

Most fruits are allowed for Type As, although try to emphasize more alkaline fruits can help to balance the grains that are acid forming in Type As muscle tissues

Berries (blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cranberries), plums, Prunes, Figs

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

High mold counts of these fruits make it hard for Type As to digest

Melons, cantaloupe, honeydew

Type As don't do well on these fruits

Mangoes, papaya, Bananas, Coconuts

These fruits are stomach irritant for Type As, and they also interfere with the absorption of minerals.

Orange, Rhubarb, Tangerines

The digestive enzyme in this fruit is an excellent digestive aid for Type As

Pineapples, Cherries, Apricots

These fruits exhibit alkaline tendencies after digestion which has a positive effects on the Type A stomach

Grapefruit, Lemon

Spices

The right combination of spices can be powerful immune-system boosters for Type As

Tamari, miso, soysauce, garlic, ginger

Good source of iron, a mineral that is lacking in the Type A Diet

Blackstrap molasses

Avoid these because the acids tend to cause stomach lining irritation

Vinegar, Pepper (black, cayenne, white), Capers, Plain Gelatin, Wintergreen

Condiments

These products should be avoided because Type As have low levels of stomach acid

Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Pickles, Relish, Worcestershire sauce

Beverages

These beverages help to improve the immune systems for Type As

Hawthorn, Aloe, Alfalfa, Burdock, Echinacea, Green tea, Red wine (1 glass / day)

These beverages help Type As to increase their stomach-acid secretions

Ginger, Slippery elm, Coffee (1 cup / day)

These don't suit the digestive system of Type As, nor do they support the immune system

Beer, Distilled liquor, Seltzer water, Soda, Black Tea

Dr. George, DC 847.983.7593

Blood Type Diet - Type B

Michael Lam, MD, MPH
www.DrLam.com

Characteristics of Type B - Best on Balanced Omnivores Diet

Comments

Most Beneficial

Food allowed

Food not allowed

Meat and Poultry

These meats contains a Type B blood agglutinating lectin.

Chicken, Cornish hens, Duck, Goose, Partridge, Quail, Pork

These meats help to boost the immune system

lamb, mutton, Venison, Rabbit

Give up chicken, but use these meats instead

Beef, Pheasant, Turkey, Veal

Seafood

Deep-ocean fish and white fish are great for Type Bs

Cod, Salmon, Flounder, Halibut, Sole, Trout

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

These seafood are poorly digested by Type Bs. They are disruptive to the Type B system.

All Shellfish (crab, shrimp, lobster, mussels, oysters, crayfish, clam, etc), Anchovy, Barracuda, Beluga, Eel, Frog, Lox, Octopus, Sea bass, Snail, Striped bass, Turtle, yellowtail

Dairy

Type B is the only blood type that can fully enjoy a variety of dairy foods. That's because the primary sugar in the Type B antigen is D-galactosamine, the very same sugar present in milk.

Cottage cheese, Farmer, Feta, Goat cheese and milk, Kefir, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Milk, Yogurt

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

American cheese, Blue cheese, Ice cream, string cheese

Fats

The oils not allowed contain lectins that are damaging to the Type B digestive tract.

Olive

Canola, Corn, Cottonseed, Peanut, Safflower, Sesame, Sunflower

Nuts

Most nuts and seeds are not advisable for Type Bs. They contain lectins that interfere with Type B insulin production

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

Cashews, Filberts, Pine, Pistachio, Peanuts, Pumpkin seeds, Sesame seeds, Sunflower seeds

Beans

These beans interfere with the production of insulin for Type Bs.

Lentils, garbanzos, black-eyed peas, Beans (pintos, aduke, Azuki, Black)

Grains

Wheat reduce insulin efficiency and failure to stimulate fat "burning" in Type Bs

Wheat (bran, germ bulgur, durum, whole and white), Shredded wheat, Cream of wheat or any products such as flour, bread and noodles made with these grain products

Rye contain a lectin that settles in the vascular system causing blood disorders and potentially strokes.

Rye and any products such as flour, bread and noodles made with these grain products

These contribute to a sluggish metabolism, insulin irregulariry, fluid retention and fatigue.

Buckwheat, Corn (cornflakes, cornmeal) and any products such as flour, bread and noodles made with these grain products

Millet, Oatmeal (Bran, flour), Puffed Rice, Rice (bran, flour), Spelt

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

Amaranth, Barley, Kasha, Seven-grain, Wild rice, Couscous

Bread

Bread (Brown rice, Essence, Ezekiel, WASA), Fin Crisp, Millet, Rice cakes

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

Bagels, Muffins (Corn and Bran), Bread (Multi-grain Rye, Whole wheat), Soba Nooldes, Wild Rice, Couscous

Vegetables

This vegetable contain a lectins that irritage the stomach lining of Type Bs.

Tomatoes

This vegetable has insulin- and metabolism-upsetting lectins for Type Bs

Corn

The mold in this can trigger allergic reactions

Olive

These vegetables contain magnesium, an important antiviral agent to help Type Bs fight off viruses and autoimmune diseases

Green leafy vegetables

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

Artichoke, Avocado, Corn, Olives, Pumpkin, Radishes, Sprouts, Tempeh, Tofu, Tomato

Fruits

Pineappple has enzymes that help Type Bs to digest their food more easily.

Pineapples

Avoid these fruits for they interfere with your digestive system

Coconuts, Persimmons, Pomegranates, Prickly pear, Rhubarb, Starfruit

Bananas, Cranberries, Grapes, Papaya, Plums

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

Spices

Sweet herbs tend to be stomach irritants to the Type Bs

Barley malt sweeteners, corn syrup, Cornstarch, Cinnamon

Type B do best with warming herbs

Ginger, horseradish, curry, cayenne pepper

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

Avoid these spices also

Allspice, Almond extract, Gelatin, Pepper (black and white)

Condiments

Ketchup

Beverages

Generally Type Bs don't reap overwhelming benefits from most herbal teas.

Ginger, Peppermint, Raspberry leaf, Rose hips, Sage, Green Teas

Aloe, Coltsfoot, Corn silk, Fenugreek, Gentian, Goldenseal, Hops, Linden, Mullein, Red clover, Rhubarb, Senna, Shepherd's purse, Skullcap

This is highly recommended for Type Bs because it seems to have a positive effect on the nervous system.

Ginseng

This has antiviral properties.

Licorice

Distilled liquor, Seltzer water, Soda

Dr. George, DC 847.983.7593

Blood Type Diet - Type AB

Michael Lam, MD, MPH
www.DrLam.com

Characteristics of Type AB - Best on Mixed Diet in moderation

Comments

Most Beneficial

Food allowed

Food not allowed

Meat and Poultry

Type AB do not produce enough stomach acid to effectively digest too much animal protein. So the key is portion size and frequency.

Lamb, mutton, rabbit, turkey

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

Beef, Chicken, Cornish Hens, Duck, Goose, Pork, Partridge, Veal, Venison, Quail

Cured meats can cause stomach cancer Type ABs with low levels of stomach acid

Seafood

If you have family history of breast cancer, introduce snails (Helix pomatia) into your diet

Tuna, Cod, Grouper, Hake, Mackerel, Mahimahi, Monkfish, Ocean Perch, Pike, Porgy, Trout, Red Snapper, Sailfish, Pickerel, Sardine, Shad, Snail, Sturgeon

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

All Shellfish (crab, shrimp, lobster, mussels, oysters, crayfish, clam, etc), Anchovy, Barracuda, Beluga, Bluegill Bass, Flounder, Haddock, Halibut, Herring, Eel, Frog, Lox, Octopus, Sea bass, Striped bass, Turtle, Yellowtail

Dairy

Cultured and soured products are easily digested for Type ABs

Yogurt, Kefir, Non-fat sour cream, egg, Mozzarella, Goat cheese and milk, Ricotta

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

American Cheese, Blue cheese, Brie, Buttermilk, Camembert, Ice cream, Parmesan, Provolone, Sherbet, Whole Milk

Fats

Use sparingly

Olive

Oil (Corn, Cottonseed, Safflower, Sesame, Sunflower)

Nuts

Powerful immune booster for Type A and Type AB

Peanut, Walnuts

Type Abs tend to suffer from gallbladder problems, so nut butters are preferable to whole nuts. Also eat small amounts with caution.

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

Filberts, Poppy seeds, Pumpkin seeds, Sesame seeds, Sunflower seeds

Beans

These beans are important cancer-fighting food for Type AB. They are known to contain cancer-fighting antioxidants.

Lentils

These beans slow insulin production in Type AB.

Kidney beans, Lima Beans

Beans (navy, pinto, red, soy)

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

Beans (Aduke, Azuki, Black, Fava, Garbanzo) Black-eyed Peas

Grains

The inner kernel of the wheat grain is highly acid forming for Type AB. Wheat is not adviced if Type AB is trying to lose weight. The inner kernel of wheat grain is alkaline in Type Os and Bs, it becomes acidic in Type As and AB.

Millet, Oat bran, Oatmeal, Rice Bran, Puffed rice, Rye, Speltand sprouted wheat and any products such as flour, bread and noodles made with these grain products

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

Buckwheat, Corn (any products such as flour, bread and noodles made with these ), Kamut, Kasha, soba noodles, Artichoke pasta

Type AB benefits from a diet rich in rice rather than pasta

All kinds of Rice and any products such as flour, bread and noodles made with these

Vegetables

Fresh vegetables are an important source of phytochemicals which have a tonic effect in cancer and heart disease prevention, these diseases afflict Type AB more often as a result of weaker immune system.

Broccoli, Beets, Cauliflower, Celery, Green Leafy Vegs, Cucumber, Eggplant, Garlic, Maitake Mushroom, Parsley, Parsnips, Sweet potatoes, Alfalfa Sprouts, Tempeh, Tofu, All types of Yams

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

Artichoke, Avocado, All thype of Corns, Lima Beans, Black Olives, All kind of Bell Peppers, Radishes, Mung Bean Sprouts, Radish Sprouts

Fruits

Emphasize the more alkaline fruits to balance the grains that are acid forming in Type AB muscle tissues

All kinds of Grapes and Plums, Berries (cranberries, Gooseberries, Loganberries), Cherries

Tropical fruits doesn't agree with Type AB. But pineapple is an excellent digestive aid for Type AB.

Pineapples

Mangoes, Guava, Coconuts, Bananas

Oranges are stomach irritant for Type AB, they also interfere with th absorption of important minerals. But Grapefurit exhibit alkaline tendencies after digestion. And lemons aid digestion and clearing mucus from the system.

Grapefruits, Lemons

Oranges

Vitamin C-rich fruits help preven stomach cancer because of the antioxidant properties of vitamin cup

Kiwi

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

Spices

Sea salt and kelp should be used in place of salt. Kelp has immensely positive heart and immune system benefits

Kelp, Miso, Curry

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

Allspice, Almond extract, Anise, Barley Malt, Capers, Cornstarch, corn syrup, Gelatin, Tapioca

The ingredients are acidic

Vinegar, Pepper (white, black, cayenne, red flakes)

This is a potent tonic and natural antibiotic for Type AB.

Garlic, Horseradish, Parsley

Beverages

Type AB employed these herbal teas to rev up the immune system.

Alfalfa, burdock, Chamomile, Echinacea, Green tea

These herbal teas and beverages build protections against cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Hawthorn, Licorice, Red wine (1 glass/day)

These herbal teas aid in absorption of iron and preven anemia

Dandelion, Burdock root, Strawberry leaf

Coffee increase stomach acid and has the same enzymes found in soy.

Coffee or Decaf Coffee (1 cup / day) and alternate day use green tea

Distilled Liquor, Sodas, Black Tea


Dr. George, DC 847.983.7593

DrLam.com

Blood Type Diet - Type O

Michael Lam, MD, MPH
www.DrLam.com

Characteristics of Type O - Best on High Protein Diet

  1. Thrive on intense physical exercise and animal proteins
  2. Do not do well with dairy and grain products
  3. Hardy digestive tract
  4. The leading factor in weight gain for Type Os is the gluten found in wheat germ and whole wheat products.
  5. Type O have a tendency to have low levels of thyroid hormone and unstable thyroid functions, which cause metabolic problems and weight gain.
  6. Type O have high stomach-acid content, can digest meat easily.

Comments

Most Beneficial

Food allowed

Food not allowed


Protein

The more stressful your job or demanding your exercise program, the higher the grade of protein you should eat

Beef, Lam, Mutton, Veal, Venison

Type Os can efficiently digest and metabolize meats

Any meat except for those listed as not allowed

Bacon, Ham, Goose, Pork

Cold-water fish are excellent for Type Os. Many seafoods are also excellent sources of iodine, which regulates the thyroid function.

Cod, herring, Mackerel

Any fish or seafood except for those listed as not allowed

Barracuda, Pickled herring, Catfish, Smoked salmon, Caviar, Octopus, Conch

Dairy

Type Os need to severely restrict the use of dairy products and eggs

Butter, Farmer, Feta, Mozzarella, Goat cheese, Soy Milk

All other dairy products and yogurts

Fat

Type Os respond well to oils

Olive Oil, Flaxseed oil

Canola oil, Sesame Oil

Corn oil, Peanut oil, Cottonseed oil, Safflower oil

Nuts

These foods should in no way take the place of high-protein meats, and they are high in fat especially if you are overweight.

Pumpkin seeds, Walnuts

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

Brazil, Cashew, Peanut, Pistachios, Poppy Seeds

Beans

Type Os don't utilize beans particularly well. They tend to make muscle tissue slightly less acidic and inhibit the metabolism of other nutrients.

Aduke beans, Azuki beans, Pinto beans, Black-eyed peas

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

Beans - copper, kidney, navy, tamarine. Lentils - domestic, green, red.

Grains

Type Os do not tolerate whole wheat products at all.

Essene Bread, Ezekiel Bread

Amaranth, Barley, Buckwheat, Rice, Kamut, Kasha, Millet, Rye, Spelt

Corn, Gluten, Graham, Wheat (Bulgur, Durum, Sprouted, white and whole, Germ and Bran) farina, Oat, Seven-grains, or any products such as flour, bread and noodles made with these grain products

Vegetables




These vegetables inhibit the thyroid function for Type Os

Brassica family: Cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, mustard greens

These vegetables help blood clot, Type Os lack several clotting fractors and need vitamin K to assist in the process

Kale, collard greens, romaine lettuce, broccoli, spinach

These vegetables irritate the digestive tract and the high mold count can aggravate Type O hypersensitivity problems.

Alfalfa sprouts, shiitake mushrooms, fermented olives

These vegetables can cause arthritic conditions in Type Os

Nightshades: eggplant, potatoes

This vegetable affect the production of insulin, often lead to obesity and diabetes for the Type Os.

Corn

This fruit agglutinate all blood types but Type Os.

Tomatoes

Artichoke, Chicory, Dandelion, Garlic, Horseradish, Kale, Leek, Okra, Onions, Parsley, Parsnips, Red Peppers, Sweet potatoes, Pumpkin, seaweed, turnips

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

avocado

Fruits


Dark red, blue and purple fruits tend to cause an alkaline reaction the digestive tract, and therefore balance the high acidity of the Type Os digestive tract to reduce ulcers and irritations of the stomach lining.

Plums, prunes, figs

These fruits contain high mold counts which can aggravate Type Os hypersensitivity problems (allergies)

Melons, cantaloupe, honeydew

These fruits are high in acid content which may irritate the acidic stomach of Type Os

Grapefruit, most berries

Oranges, tangerines and strawberries, blackberries, Rhubarb

Fruits are not only an important source of fiber, minerals and vitamins, but they can be an excellent alternative to bread and pasta for Type Os

All kinds except those listed as not allowed

Type Os are extremely sensitive to this fruit.

coconut and coconut-containing products

Spices

Rich source of Iodine to regulate the thyroid gland

Kelp-based seasonings, iodized salt

Soothing to the digestive tracts of Type Os

Parsley, curry, cayenne pepper

Irritants to the Type O stomach

White and black pepper, vinegar, capers, cinnamon, Cornstarch, Corn syrup, Nutmeg, Vanilla

Condiments

chocolate, honey, cocao

Ketchup, pickles, mayonnaise, relish

Beverages

Seltzer water, Club soda and tea

Wine

Beer, Coffee, Distilled liquor, Black Tea

Dr. George 847.983.7593

Michael Lam, MD, MPH
www.DrLam.com

Food Choice Table

Carbohydrates

Good Choice

Reasons

Bad Choice

Reasons

Vegetables - green leafy

Vitamins, Minerals, Antioxidants, fiber

Most Tuber vegetables (potatoes, tapioca)

High glycemic index

Onions, Green Onions, Chives, Garlic

Antibacterial, antiviral, anticarcinogenic

Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower

Prevents estrogen dominance (which causes cancer)

Tomatoes (both raw and cooked)

High Vitamin C and lycopene for CA prevention

Tubor vegetables in moderation - (carrots, beets, sweet potatoes)

Beta Carotene - good antioxidant

Whole Fruits -

Vitamins, Minerals, Antioxidants, fiber

Fruits (banana, Watermelon)

High glycemic index

Lemon, Lime

Keeps the body alkaline

Fruit Juices

High sugar content, low fiber

Soybean Products in moderation

Cancer prevention

Pineapples

Bromelain

Blueberry, grapes

Protects the Heart

Whole Grains

B-Vitamins, Insoluble fiber

Oats, Barley

Soluble fiber, Lower Cholesterol

White Rice

High glycemic index

Pasta made with duram wheat

Low to medium glycemic index

White Flour

High glycemic index

Basmati Rice

Low glycemic index

Protein

Good Choice

Reasons

Bad Choice

Reasons

Legumes

Soluble fiber

Peanuts

Aflatoxin (carcinogen)

Nuts

High in Monounsaturated fats

Deep water fish

High in Omega 3 Fatty Acid

Coastal Fish

Toxic Metals

Organic Eggs

Best Biological Value Protein for Human

Red Meats

Acid forming, Carcinogenic, Increase Hormone

Nuts

Monounsaturated fatty acid (lower chol), fibers

Dairy

Allegen, Hormone Increase

Shellfish

Carcinogenic

Fat

Good Choice

Reasons

Bad Choice

Reasons

Avocado

Monounsaturated fatty acid (lower chol)

Margarine

Hydrogenated Oil - carcinogenic

Olive Oil

Monounsaturated fatty acid (lower chol)

Deep Fried Food

Hydrogenated Oil - carcinogenic

Polyunsaturated Oil (when not heated)

High in Omega 6 fatty acid

Chips

Hydrogenated Oil - carcinogenic

Saturated Fats-Palm

Increase Chol

Polyunsaturated Oil when Heated

Hydrogenated Oil - carcinogenic

Soft Drinks

Acidic, high sugar

Desserts

High in sugar, high in hydrogenated fats

Sugar

Empty calories, Increase TG, Inc Chol, Dental Caries

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