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Blood Type Diet - Type O

Michael Lam, MD, MPH

Characteristics of Type O - Best on High Protein Diet

1. 2. 3. 4. Thrive on intense physical exercise and animal proteins Do not do well with dairy and grain products Hardy digestive tract 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 Beef, Lam, exercise program, the Mutton, Veal, higher the grade of Venison protein you should eat Type Os can efficiently digest and metabolize meats Cold-water fish are excellent for Type Os. Many seafoods are Cod, herring, also excellent Mackerel sources of iodine, which regulates the thyroid function. Type Os need to severely restrict the Any meat except for those listed not allowed Any fish or seafood except for those listed not allowed Bacon, Ham, Goose, Pork


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

Butter, Farmer, Feta, All other dairy


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use of dairy products and eggs

Mozzarella, products and Goat cheese, yogurts Soy Milk Canola oil, Sesame Oil Corn oil, Peanut oil, Cottonseed oil, Safflower oil


Type Os respond well Olive Oil, to oils Flaxseed oil These foods should in no way take the place of high-protein meats, and they are high in fat especially if you are overweight. Type Os don't utilize beans particularly well. They tend to make muscle tissue slightly less acidic and inhibit the metabolism of other nutrients.


Pumpkin seeds, Walnuts

All kinds except those listed not allowed

Brazil, Cashew, Peanut, Pistachios, Poppy Seeds


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

All kinds except those listed not allowed

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


Type Os do not tolerate whole wheat products at all.

Essene Bread, Ezekiel Bread

Corn, Gluten, Graham, Wheat (Bulgur, Durum, Amaranth, Sprouted, white and whole, Germ Barley, Buckwheat, and Bran) farina, Rice, Kamut, Oat, Seven-grains, Kasha, Millet, or any products such as flour, Rye, Spelt bread and noodles made with these grain products Brassica family: Cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, mustard greens

These vegetables inhibit the thyroid function for Type Os These vegetables help blood clot, Type Os lack several clotting fractors and need vitamin K to assist in the process These vegetables irritate the digestive

Kale, collard greens, romaine lettuce, broccoli, spinach

Alfalfa sprouts,


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tract and the high mold count can aggravate Type O hypersensitivity problems. These vegetables can cause arthritic conditions in Type Os This vegetable affect the production of insulin, often lead to obesity and diabetes for the Type Os. This fruit agglutinate all blood types but Type Os. Artichoke, Chicory, Dandelion, Garlic, Horseradish, Kale, Leek, Okra, Onions, Parsley, Parsnips, Red Peppers, Sweet potatoes, Pumpkin, seaweed, turnips Dark red, blue and purple fruits tend to cause an alkaline reaction the digestive tract, and therefore Plums, prunes, balance the high figs acidity of the Type Os digestive tract to reduce ulcers and irritations of the stomach lining. These fruits contain high mold counts which can aggravate Type Os hypersensitivity problems (allergies) Tomatoes

shiitake mushrooms, fermented olives

Nightshades: eggplant, potatoes



All kinds except those listed not allowed



Melons, cantaloupe, honeydew


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These fruits are high in acid content which may irritate the acidic stomach of Type Os 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 Type Os are extremely sensitive to this fruit. Rich source of Iodine Kelp-based to regulate the thyroid seasonings, gland iodized salt Soothing to the digestive tracts of Type Os Parsley, curry, cayenne pepper

Grapefruit, most berries

Oranges, tangerines and strawberries, blackberries, Rhubarb

All kinds except those listed not allowed

coconut and coconut-containing products


Irritants to the Type O stomach

White and black pepper, vinegar, capers, cinnamon, Cornstarch, Corn syrup, Nutmeg, Vanilla chocolate, Ketchup, pickles, honey, cocao mayonnaise, relish Seltzer water, Club soda and tea Wine Beer, Coffee, Distilled liquor, Black Tea



TIPS FROM DR. LAM I have found that combining your specific blood type diet along with choosing the right food from my food choice table, you will find excellent success. I encourage you to combine the use of the two.


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