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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

The more stressful your


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

Beef, Lam, Mutton,


Veal, Venison

Any meat

Protein

Type Os can efficiently


digest and metabolize

except for
those listed

meats

as not
allowed

Cold-water fish are

Any fish or

excellent for Type Os.


Many seafoods are also Cod, herring,

seafood
except for

excellent sources of
iodine, which regulates

those listed
as not

the thyroid function.

Mackerel

allowed

Bacon, Ham, Goose,


Pork

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

Dairy

Fat

Butter,

Type Os need to
severely restrict the use

Farmer, Feta,
Mozzarella,

of dairy products and


eggs

Type Os respond well


to oils

Goat cheese,
Soy Milk
Olive Oil, Flaxseed Canola oil,
oil
Sesame Oil

All other dairy


products and yogurts

Corn oil, Peanut oil,


Cottonseed oil,
Safflower oil

These foods should in

Nuts

no way take the place


of high-protein meats,
and they are high in fat
especially if you are

Pumpkin seeds,

All kinds
except those

Brazil, Cashew,
Peanut, Pistachios,
Poppy Seeds

Walnuts

listed as not
allowed

Aduke beans,
Azuki beans, Pinto

All kinds
except those

Beans - copper,
kidney, navy,

listed as not
allowed

tamarine. Lentils domestic, green, red.

overweight.
Type Os don't utilize
beans particularly well.
Beans

They tend to make


muscle tissue slightly

beans, Black-eyed
less acidic and inhibit
peas
the metabolism of other
nutrients.

Corn, Gluten,
Graham, Wheat
Amaranth,

Grains

Type Os do not tolerate


Essene Bread,
whole wheat products
Ezekiel Bread
at all.

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

(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

Brassica family:
Cabbage, Brussels

These vegetables
inhibit the thyroid
function for Type Os
These vegetables help

sprouts, cauliflower,
mustard greens
Kale, collard

blood clot, Type Os lack


several clotting fractors
and need vitamin K to
assist in the process

greens, romaine
lettuce, broccoli,
spinach

These vegetables
irritate the digestive

Alfalfa sprouts,
shiitake mushrooms,

tract and the high mold


count can aggravate

fermented olives

Type O hypersensitivity
problems.
These vegetables can

Nightshades:
eggplant, potatoes

cause arthritic
conditions in Type Os
This vegetable affect
the production of
insulin, often lead to

Corn

obesity and diabetes for


the Type Os.
This fruit agglutinate all
blood types but Type
Os.

Tomatoes

Artichoke, Chicory,
Dandelion, Garlic,
Horseradish, Kale,
Leek, Okra,
Onions, Parsley,

All kinds
except those

Parsnips, Red
Peppers, Sweet

listed as not
allowed

potatoes,
Pumpkin,
seaweed, turnips
Fruits

Dark red, blue and


purple fruits tend to
cause an alkaline
reaction the digestive
tract, and therefore
balance the high acidity

Plums, prunes, figs

avocado

of the Type Os
digestive tract to reduce
ulcers and irritations of
the stomach lining.
These fruits contain
high mold counts which

Melons, cantaloupe,
honeydew

can aggravate Type Os


hypersensitivity
problems (allergies)
These fruits are high in
acid content which may

Grapefruit,

irritate the acidic


stomach of Type Os

most berries

Oranges, tangerines
and strawberries,
blackberries,
Rhubarb

Fruits are not only an


important source of
fiber, minerals and

All kinds
except those
listed as not

vitamins, but they can


be an excellent

allowed

alternative to bread and


pasta for Type Os
Type Os are extremely

coconut and coconut-

sensitive to this fruit.

containing products

Rich source of Iodine to Kelp-based


regulate the thyroid
seasonings,

Spices

gland

iodized salt

Soothing to the
digestive tracts of Type

Parsley, curry,

Os

cayenne pepper
White and black
pepper, vinegar,

Irritants to the Type O


stomach

capers, cinnamon,
Cornstarch, Corn
syrup, Nutmeg,
Vanilla

Condiment

chocolate,

Ketchup, pickles,

honey, cocao

mayonnaise, relish

Beverages

Seltzer water, Club


Wine
soda and tea

Beer, Coffee,
Distilled liquor, Black
Tea