The Blood Type Experiment: Maximizing Human Potential

“The control of the palate is a valuable aid for the control of mind.”-Gandhi

As many of you have probably gathered from this website, I rely on finding truth in my own life through direct experience. I respect and will listen to anyone’s opinion, however, when it comes to making a decision I have learned to take in information and come to my own conclusions.

That being said, I wanted to share aspects of the Blood Type Diet that I have found to be beneficial in my personal life and the lives of my clients. Please feel free to experiment to see what works as I am excited to hear about your own personal experiences. Be Your Own Hero

What is the Blood Type Diet?

Here’s the theory in a nutshell: There’s a chemical reaction between your blood and the foods you eat caused by a diverse group of proteins in foods called lectins. According to Peter D’Adamo, author of Eat Right For Your Type, when you eat a food containing lectins that are incompatible with your blood type, the lectins target an organ and begin to agglutinate blood cells. It’s not life threatening, but it can make you feel crummy, retain fat, and look bloated. On a more serious note, D’Adamo makes a connection between cancer and disease through the consumption of lectins that are not easily digested by particular blood types.

Obviously, I think there is a lot more to diet than just knowing your blood type and secretor status, however, I have found that consuming recommended foods for my blood type (AB-) has increased my energy. caused me to loss excess weight, and look less bloated. Please note that I did not follow portion guidelines outlined in the book but adjusted them to meet my own goals.

*Please Note: I do not advise that everything I experiment with should be taken as an absolute truth. My perspective consistently evolves, however, I am not afraid to share views that I have developed through experiments I have performed on my own body. I hope that you will use this website as a resource to increase awareness and be empowered to discover truth through direct experiences. If eating certain foods goes against religious or moral convictions, I encourage you to follow your own beliefs as all paths lead to the same. At this point, I am undecided if the Blood Type Diet works well due to my inherent perspective (self actualization) or can be considered a universal truth. It has worked on clients and when analyzing the diets of youthful looking individuals over a period of 48 months. Either way, the diet consists of natural foods regardless of blood type and I do not see harm in recommending it.

Be a Conscious Eater By Practicing These Habits:

  • Slow down your eating. Even if you are absorbed in good times and conversation, reserve a tiny part of your awareness to see that each bite is fully chewed and swallowed before the next one enters your mouth.
  • Before all meals, observe a moment of silence or say a prayer of grace. This is actually a very powerful practice, and it takes less than a minute.
  • Ever day take one meal, perhaps breakfast, in silence, without the distraction of a newspaper or television. Devote the meal to just eating. Or if this is too difficult, devote just 5 minutes of one meal to this practice. FOR THOSE THAT ARE ADVANCED: Try to do this at every meal (enjoy this practice with company)
  • At every meal, let the first bite you take from every dish be with perfect attentiveness.
  • During lulls in the conversation, or when someone else is dominating a conversation you’re not interested in, take the chance to patiently experience the pleasure of each mouthful.

*Taken from The Yoga of Eating by Charles Eisenstein

*If you have food allergies be careful with the recommendations and use common sense.

You can discover your blood type with a home testing kit for $9.95 (And no, I don’t receive a commission!)

Brief Overview of the Four Blood Types:

Blood Type A*: The Universal Vegetarian

Diet Profile: Vegetarian (Vegetables, Tofu, Seafood, Grains, Beans, Legumes, Fruit) Avoid (Meat, Dairy, Kidney Beans

Avoid: Meat, Dairy, Kidney Beans, Lima Beans, Wheat

Blood Type B*: The Balanced Eater

Diet Profile: Balanced (Meat (No Chicken), Dairy, Grains, Beans, Legumes, Vegetables, Fruit)

Avoid: Corn, Lentil, Peanuts, Sesame Seeds, Buckwheat, Wheat

Blood Type O*: The Meat Eater

Diet Profile: High Protein Meat Eaters (Meat, Fish, Vegetables, Fruit)

Avoid: Wheat, Corn, Kidney Beans, Navy Beans, Lentils, Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Mustard Greens

Blood Type AB*: The Product of Evolution

Diet Profile: Mixed Diet in Moderation (No Red Meat or Chicken), Seafood, Dairy, Tofu, Beans, Legumes, Grains, Vegetables, Fruit)

Avoid: Red Meat, Chicken, Kidney Beans, Lima Beans, Seeds, Corn, Buckwheat

*Information Obtained from Eat Right 4 Your Type by Dr. Peter D’Adamo

% of each Blood Type in World Population*

O Positive    38.4%
A Positive     32.3%
B Positive        9.4%
O Negative      7.7%
A Negative      6.5%
AB Positive      3.2%
B Negative        1.7%
AB Negative    0.7%

*Information Obtained From The Red Cross

Seemingly Evident Truths According to Blood Type Percentages

1. The Paleo Diet is popular and works for so many people due to the fact that nearly 46% of the world’s population is Blood Type O. Paleo is a solution for people with this blood type but can cause serious problems for people that have A, B, or AB.

2. AB Negative is evident in .7% of the World’s population which is why these individuals do not have success following conventional diets. (I can speak from my own direct experiences as an AB- blood type.)

3. 77% of the Native American population is Blood Type O which to me explains the obesity epidemic as they incorporated grains and processed foods into their diet. Native Americans were definitely hit the hardest by a westernized diet that deviated from their evolutionary approach to nutrition.

4. 31% of Asians are Type O, 38% are Type A, 22% are Type B, and 9% are Type AB. To me this helps to explain why the Asian population responded so poorly to casein protein in The China Study (They don’t consume milk so of course they did not test well when being introduced to it).

Evident Truths in My Own Life that back up The Blood Type Diet:

1. After my athletic career had ended, I decided to take more of an active role in what I put into my body. I meticulously tracked calories and foods consumed to find what worked best for overall energy and body composition. During this process, I found that when I eliminated milk and oatmeal from my diet, I lacked energy and looked flat despite eating the same amount of calories. (AB’s benefit from a diet composed of dairy and grains as dairy is an anabolic agent for this blood type).

2. I found that despite eating the same amount of calories that I often looked bloated and felt crummy after eating certain ”healthy” foods (chicken, lean steak, buffalo, etc). This process was very frustrating for me and I started to incorporate more seafood options into my diet sub-consciously that over time made me feel better. I didn’t know it at the time but I was adjusting my diet to my blood type.

3. I tried to incorporate a Paleo approach to my diet and found that it negatively impacted me from an energy and body composition stand point. I have found in my own life that conventional diets do not work for me which would make sense since only .7% of the world population shares my blood type. *The key is not to get caught up in duality or separation from others, just understand that small changes may have a positive impact on overall nutrition.

4. In my personal experience I found that vegetarians usually look great when they are Blood Type A. When a O Blood Type changes to a vegan diet, they often looked aged, bloated, and lack energy. Try this experiment in your personal life. If a person claims to be a vegan and looks great, ask what blood type they are. Repeat this experiment on people that have a youthful appearance.

5. I found that I could eat less on a diet tailored to my blood type. I think this is an important revelation since life is about simplifying and becoming less attached to the food we eat. Please don’t become obsessive about eating the “right” food as that will undermine the whole goal of the program. Make the necessary changes when you can and don’t worry about the rest. Life is about living, don’t become attached to routines that limit growth.

6. I removed all forms of meat from my diet with great results. I don’t eat chicken or red meat and have stuck with fish, nuts, and dairy as my primary protein source. This has paid rather large dividends for my body composition and overall expenditure on food.

*Information below was gathered from Peter D’Adamo’s research in addition to other sources specializing in this field.

O Blood Type

FOODS THAT ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN:
WHEAT GLUTEN: interferes with insulin efficiency, slows metabolic rate Corn: interferes with insulin efficiency, slows metabolic rate
KIDNEY BEANS: impair calorie utilization
NAVY BEANS: impair calorie utilization
LENTILS: inhibit proper nutrient metabolism,
CABBAGE: inhibits thyroid hormone
BRUSSEL SPROUTS: inhibit thryroid hormone
CAULIFLOWER: inhibits thyroid hormone
MUSTARD GREENS: inhibit thyroid production

FOODS THAT ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS
KELP: contains iodine, increases thyroid hormone production Seafood: contains iodine, increases thyroid hormone production Iodized salt: contains iodine, increases thyroid hormone production Liver: Aids efficient metabolism
RED MEAT: aids efficient metabolism
KALE, SPINACH, & BROCCOLI: aids efficient metabolism

MEATS:
Highly Beneficial: Beef, Buffalo, Heart, Lamb, Liver, Mutton, Veal, Venison

Avoid: Bacon/Ham/Pork, Turtle, Quail

SEAFOOD:
Highly Beneficial: Bass (all), Cod, Halibut, Perch, Pike, Red Snapper, Shad, Sole (except Gray or Dover), Sturgeon, Swordfish, Tilefish, Trout (rainbow), Yellowtail

Avoid: Barracuda, Catfish, Conch, Frog, Herring, Lox, Octopus, Pollack, Salmon roe, squid (calamari)

DAIRY & EGGS
Highly beneficial: NONE

Avoid: American cheese, blue cheese, brie, buttermilk, camembert, casein, cheddar, colby, cottage cheese, cream cheese, edam, egg (goose/quail), emmenthal, gouda, half and half, ice cream, jarlsburg, kefir, milk (cow/goat), monterey jack, muenster, neufchatel, paneer, parmesan, provolone, quark, ricotta, sherbert, sour cream, string cheese, swiss, whey, yogurt

OILS AND FATS:
Highly Beneficial: Flaxseed, Olive

Avoid: Coconut, Castor, Corn, Cottonseed, Peanut, Safflower, Soy

NUTS AND SEEDS:

Highly Beneficial: Flaxseed, Pumpkin seed, walnut

Avoid: Beech, Brazil, Cashew, Chestnut, Peanut, Pistachio, Poppy seed, sunflower seed

BEANS AND LEGUMES:

Highly Beneficial: Adzuki bean, Black eyed pea

Avoid: Copper bean, kidney bean, lentil, navy bean

CEREALS:

Highly beneficial: None

Avoid: Barley, Corn, Cornflakes, Cornmeal, cream of wheat, grape nuts, grits, seven grain, shredded wheat, wheat germ, wheat bran

BREADS AND MUFFINS: Highly Beneficial: Manna Bread

Avoid: Bagel, Corn Muffin, English Muffin, High Protein Bread, Multi-Grain Bread, Pumpernickel, Sprouted wheat, whole wheat bread

VEGETABLES:

Highly beneficial: Artichoke, Beet greens, broccoli, chicory, collard greens, dandelion, ginger, horseradish, kale, kelp, romaine, okra, onion, parsley

Avoid: Alfalfa Sprouts, Capers, Cauliflower, Corn, Cucumber, Leek, Mushroom, Mustard greens, Olive (black), pickles, potato, rhubarb, spirulina,

FRUIT:
Highly Beneficial: Banana, blueberry, cherry, fig, guava, mango, plum, prune

Avoid: Asian pear, avocado, blackberry, cantaloupe, coconut, kiwi, melon, orange, plantain, tangerine

SPICES, SUGARS, AND SEASONINGS:

Highly Beneficial: Carob, curry, dulse, horseradish, kelp, parsley, pepper, cayenne, turmeric

Avoid: Aspartame, cornstarch, acacia, corn syrup, fructose, mace, maltodextrin, msg, nutmeg, pepper, sucanet, sucrose

CONDIMENTS:

Avoid: Ketchup, Picklets, Mayonnaise, Vinegar, Worcestershire sauce

HERBAL TEAS:

Highly Beneficial: Astralagus, Cayenne, Chickweed, Dandelion, Fenugreek, Ginger, Hopes, Linden, Mulberry, Parsley, Rose Hip, Sarsaparilla

Avoid: Alfalfa, Red Clover, Rhubarb, Saint John’s Wort, Strawberry leaf MISC BEVERAGES:
Highly Beneficial: Green Tea, Seltzer Water, Club Soda
Avoid: Beer, Coffee, Liquor, Soda, Tea, black

A Blood Type

FOODS THAT ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN:

MEAT (poorly digested, stored as fat, increases digestive toxins)

DAIRY FOODS (inhibit nutrient metabolism, increases digestive toxins)

KIDNEY BEANS (interfere with digestive enzymes, slow metabolic rate)

LIMA BEANS (interfere with digestive enzymes, slow metabolic rate)

WHEAT (in overabundance) (impairs calorie utilization

FOODS THAT ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS:

VEGETABLE OILS (aid efficient digestion, prevent fluid retention

SOY FOODS (aid efficient digestion, metabolize quickly)

VEGETABLES (aid efficient metabolism, increase intestinal mobility)

PINEAPPLE (increase calorie utilization, increase intestinal mobility)

MEATS:

Highly Beneficial: None

Neutral: Chicken, Turkey, Ostrich

Avoid: Bacon/Ham/Pork, Beef, Buffalo, Duck, Goose, Lamb, Liver, Pheasant, Rabbit, Turtle, Veal, Venison

SEAFOOD

Highly Beneficial: Carp, Cod, Mackerel, Monkfish, Perch, Pickerel, Pollack, Red Snapper, Salmon (Fresh), Sardine, Snail, Trout, Whitefish, Whiting

Avoid: Anchovy, Barracuda, Bass, Bluefish, Catfish, Caviar, Clam, Conch, Crab, Crayfish, Eel, Flounder, Frog, Grouper, Haddock, Hake, Halibut, Harvest Fish, Herring, Lobster, Lox, Mussel, Octopus, Oyster, Scallop, Shad, Shrimp, Sole, Squid

DAIRY & EGGS

Highly Beneficial: None

Neutral: Egg, Farmer Cheese, Feta, Ghee, Goat cheese, Kefir, (Milk, goat), Mozzarella, Paneer, Ricotta, Sour Cream (low/non-fat), Yogurt (all varieties)

Avoid: American Cheese, Blue Cheese, Brie, Butter, Buttermilk, Casein (milk protein), Cheddar, Colby, Cottage Cheese, Cream Cheese, Gouda, Half & Half, Ice Cream, Jarlsberg, Milk (cow), Monterey Jack, Muenster, Neufchatel, Parmesan, Provolone, Sherbet, String Cheese, Swiss, Whey

OILS AND FATS

Highly Beneficial: Black Currant Seed, Flaxseed, Olive, Walnut

Avoid: Castor, Coconut, Cottonseed, Peanut, Corn

NUTS AND SEEDS

Highly Beneficial: Flaxseed, Peanut, Peanut Butter, Pumpkin Seed, Walnut

Avoid: Brazil, Cashew, Cashew Butter, Pistachio

BEANS & LEGUMES

Highly Beneficial: Adzuki Bean, Black Bean, Black Eyed Pea, Fava Bean, Green Beans, Lentil, Pinto Bean, Soybean, Soy Cheese, Soy Flakes/Granule, Soy Milk, Soy Miso, Soy Tempeh, Soy Tofu

Avoid: Copper Bean, Garbanzo Bean (chickpea), Kidney bean, Lima bean, Navy bean, Tamarind bean

CEREALS

Highly Beneficial: Amaranth, Buckwheat, Kasha, Oat Bran, Oatmeal

Avoid: Cream of Wheat, Farina, Grape Nuts, Wheat Germ, Seven Grain, Shredded Wheat, Wheat Bran

BREADS & MUFFINS

Highly Beneficial: Essene (Manna) Bread, Ezekiel Bread, Soy Flour Bread

Avoid: English Muffin, High Protein Bread, Matzo, Multi-Grain Bread, Pumpernickel, Wheat Bran Muffin, Whole Wheat Bread

GRAINS & PASTA:

Highly Beneficial: Buckwheat/Kasha, Oat Flour, Rye Flour, Soba Noodles

Avoid: Whole Wheat Flour

VEGETABLES

Highly Beneficial: Alfalfa Sprouts, Artichoke, Beet Greens, Broccoli, Carrot, Celery, Chickory, Collard Greens, Dandelion, Escarole, Fennel, Garlic, Ginger, Horseradish, Kale, Leek, Lettuce: Romaine, Mushroom, Okra, Onion, Parsley, Parsnip, Pumpkin, Rappini, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Turnip

Avoid: Cabbage, Capers, Chili pepper, Eggplant, Juniper, Mushroom (shiitake), Olives, Pepper, Potato, Rhubarb, Sauerkraut, Tomato, Yam, Yucca

FRUITS

Highly Beneficial: Apricot, Blackberry, Blueberry, Boysenberry, Cherry, Cranberry, Fig, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Pineapple, Plum, Prune

Avoid: Bananas, Coconut, Mango, Melon, Orange, Papaya, Plantain, Tangerine

JUICES & FLUIDS

Highly Beneficial: Aloe, Apricot, Blackberry, Carrot, Celery, Cherry, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Pineapple, Prune, Spinach

Avoid: Cabbage, Coconut milk, Mango, Orange, Papaya, Tangerine, Tomato

SPICES, SUGARS, & SEASONINGS

Highly Beneficial: Barley Malt, Molasses, Garlic, Ginger, Horseradish, Mustard, Parsley, Tamari, Tumeric

Avoid: Acacia (gum arabic), Capers, Gelatin (plain), Pepper, Tamarind, Vinegar, Wintergreen

CONDIMENTS

Highly Beneficial: Mustard, Soy Sauce

Avoid: Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Pickles, Pickle relish, Vinegar (all), Worcestershire sauce

HERBAL TEAS

Highly Beneficial: Alfalfa, Aloe, Astralagus, Burdock, Chamomile, Dandelion, Echinacea, Fennel, Fenugreek, Gentian, Gingko Biloba, Ginseng, Hawthorn, Holy Basil, Milk Thistle, Rose Hip, Saint John’s Wort, Slippery Elm, Stone Root, Valerian

Avoid: Catnip, Cayenne, Corn Silk, Goldenseal, Juniper, Red Clover, Rhubarb, Yellow dock

MISCELLANEOUS BEVERAGES

Highly Beneficial: Coffee (Regular/Decaf), Tea (Green), Wine (Red)

Neutral: White Wine

Avoid: Beer, Liquor (distilled), Seltzer Water, Soda (club, cola, diet/misc), Tea (Black) Regular & Decaf

B Blood Type

FOODS THAT ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN:

CORN: inhibits insulin efficiency, hampers metabolic rate, causes hypoglycemia

LENTILS: inhibit proper nutrition uptake, hamper metabolic rate, causes hypoglycemia

PEANUTS: hamper metabolic efficiency, cause hypoglycemia, inhibit liver function

SESAME SEEDS: hamper metabolic efficiency, cause hypoglycemia

BUCKWHEAT: inhibits digestion, hampers metabolic efficiency, causes hypoglycemia

WHEAT: slows the digestive and metabolic processes, causes foods to be stored as fat, not burned as energy, inhibits insulin efficiency

FOODS THAT ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS:

GREEN VEGETABLESs: Aid efficient metabolism

MEAT: Aids efficient metabolism

LIVER: Aids efficient metabolism

EGGS/LOW FAT DAIRY PRODUCTS: Aids efficient metabolism

LICORICE TEA: Counters hypoglycemia

MEATS AND POULTRY

Highly Beneficial: Goat, Lamb, Mutton, Rabbit, Venison

Neutral: Beef, Buffalo, Liver, Ostrich, Pheasant, Turkey, Veal

Avoid: Bacon/Ham/Pork, Chicken, cornish hen, duck, goose, grouse, guinea pig, guinea hen, heart, horse, partridge, quail, squab, squirrel, turtle

SEAFOOD

Highly beneficial: Caviar, Cod, Croaker, Flounder, Grouper, Haddock, Hake, Halibut, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Monkfish, Perch, Pickerel, PIke, Porgy, Salmon, Sardine, Shad, Sole, Sturgeon

Avoid: Anchovy, Bass, Barracuda, Beluga, Butterfish, Clam, Conch, Crab, Crayfish, Eel, Frog, Herring (pickled), Lox, Mussel, Octopus, Oyster, Pollack, Salmon roe, shrimp, snail, sole (gray or dover), trout, yellowtail

DAIRY & EGGS

Highly Beneficial: Cottage Cheese, Farmer Cheese, Feta, Goat Cheese, Kefir, Milk (Cow/Goat), Mozzarella, Paneer, Ricotta, Yogurt

Avoid: American Cheese, Blue Cheese, Egg, Ice Cream, String Cheese

OILS AND FATS

Highly Beneficial: Olive Oil

Avoid: Avocado, Borage seed, Canola, Castor, Coconut, Corn, Cottonseed, Peanut, Safflower, Sesame, Soy, Sunflower

NUTS AND SEEDS

Highly Beneficial: Walnuts

Avoid: Cashew, Hazelnut, Pistachio, Peanut, Poppy seed, pumpkin seed, sesame seed, sunflower seeds

BEANS AND LEGUMES

Highly Beneficial: Kidney beans, lima beans, navy beans

Avoid: Adzuki bean, black bean, black eyed peas, garbanzo peas (chickpeas), lentil, mung beans/sprouts, soybean, soy cheese, soy milk,

CEREALS

Highly Beneficial: Millet, Oatmeal, Oatbran, Rice, Puffed, Rice Bran

Avoid: Buckwheat/Kasha, cornflakes, cornmeal, cream of wheat, grits, rye, seven grain, tapioca, wheat germ

BREADS

Highly Beneficial: Ezekiel bread, Rice Cake

Avoid: Multi-grain bread, pumpernickel, rye, whole wheat bread, Ryvita

VEGETABLES

Highly Beneficial: Beet, Beet Greens, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Collard greens, Egg plant, ginger, Kale, Mushrooms, Mustard greens, Parsley, parsnip, pepper, potato, Yam

Avoid: Artichoke, Corn, Olive, Pumpkin, Radish, Rhubarb, Tomato

FRUITS

Highly Beneficial: Banana, Cranberry, Grape, Papaya, Pineapple, Plum, Watermelon

Avoid: Avocado, Coconut, Melon, Persimmon, Pomegranate, Prickly Pear, Star Fruit

SUGARS, SPICES, AND SEASONINGS

Highly Beneficial: Curry, Ginger, Horseradish, parsley, pepper, cayenne

Avoid: Allspice, Aspartame, Barley malt, cinnamon, cornstarch, corn syrup, dextrose,  maltodextrin, guar gum, msg, pepper, tapoica

CONDIMENTS:

Avoid: Ketchup, Soy Sauce, Stevia, Sucanut

HERBAL TEAS:

Highly Beneficial: Cayenne, Ginger, Ginseng, Green, Licorice Root, Milk Thistle, Parsley, Peppermint, Raspberry leaf, Rose hip

Avoid: Aloe, Coltsfoot, Red Clover, Rhubarb, Shepherd’s purse, skull cap

DRINKS

Highly Beneficial: Green Tea

Avoid: Liquor, Soda, Seltzer Water

 AB Blood Type

FOODS THAT ENCOURAGE WEIGHT GAIN:

RED MEAT (poorly digested, stored as fat, toxifies intestinal tract)

KIDNEY BEANS (inhibit insulin efficiency, causes hypoglycemia, slows metabolic rate), LIMA BEANS (inhibit insulin efficiency, causes hypoglycemia, slow metabolic rate), SEEDS (causes hypoglycemia)

CORN (inhibits insulin efficiency)

BUCKWHEAT (causes hypoglycemia)

WHEAT (decreases metabolism, inefficient use of calories, inhibits insulin efficiency)

 FOODS THAT ENCOURAGE WEIGHT LOSS:

TOFU (promotes metabolic efficiency)

SEAFOOD (promotes metabolic efficiency)

DAIRY (improves insulin production)

GREEN VEGETABLES (improve metabolic efficiency)

KELP (improves insulin production)

PINEAPPLE (aids Digestion, stimulates intestinal mobility)

MEATS

Highly Beneficial: Turkey

Neutral: Goat, Lamb, Mutton, Ostrich, Pheasant, Rabbit. Liver (Calf)

Avoid: Bacon/ham/pork, Beef, Buffalo, Chicken, Cornish Hen, Duck, Goose, Grouse, Guinea Hen, Heart, Horse, Partridge, Quail, Squab, Squirrel, Sweetbreads, Turtle, Veal, Venison

SEAFOOD

Highly Beneficial: Cod, Grouper, Mackeral, Mahi-Mahi, Monkfish, Pickerel, Pike, Porgy, Red Snapper, Sailfish, Salmon, Sardine, Shad, Snail, Sturgeon, Tuna

Neutral: Bluefish, Bullhead, Butterfish, Carp, Catfish, Caviar, Chub, Croaker, Cusk, Drum, Halfmoon Fish, Harvest Fish, Herring, Mullet, Muskellunge, Mussel, Perch, Pollack, Pompano, Rosefish, Scallop, Scrod, Scup, Shark, Smelt, Squid, Sucker, Sunfish, Swordfish, Tilapia, Tilefish, Weakfish, Whitefish

Avoid: Barracuda, Bass (all), Beluga, Clam, Conch, Crab, Crayfish, Eel, Flounder, Frog, Haddock, Hake, Halibut, Herring (pickled, smoked), Lobster, Lox, Octopus, Oyster, Salmon roe, Shrimp, Sole, Trout, Whiting, Yellowfish

DAIRY & EGGS

Highly Beneficial: Cottage Cheese, Farmer Cheese, Feta, Goat Cheese, Milk (GOAT), Kefir, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Sour Cream (Low/Non-Fat), Yogurt (All Varieties)

Neutral: Casein, Cheddar, Colby, Cream Cheese, Edam, Egg, Emmenthal, Ghee, Egg (goose, quail), Gouda, Gruyere, Jarlsberg, Milk (cow), Monterey Jack, Muenster, Nuefchatel, Paneer, Quark, String Cheese, Swiss, Whey

Avoid: American Cheese, Blue Cheese, Brie, Butter, Buttermilk, Camembert, Egg (duck), Half & Half, Ice Cream, Milk (cow, whole), Parmesan, Provolone, Sherbert

OILS

Highly Beneficial: Olive, Walnut

Neutral: Almond, Castor, Peanut, Black currant seed, Cod Liver, Soy, Borage Seed, Evening Primose, Wheat Germ, Canola, Flaxseed

Avoid: Coconut, Cottonseed, Safflower, Sesame, Sunflower

SEEDS

Highly Beneficial: Chestnut, Peanut Butter, Peanut, Walnut

Neutral: Almond, Beechnut, Brazil, Butternut, Cashew, Flaxseed, Hickory, Litchi, Macadamia, Pecan, Pine nut, Saflower seed

Avoid: Hazelnut, Poppy seed, Pumpkin seed, Sesame seed, Sunflower

BEANS & LEGUMES

Highly Beneficial: Lentil, Green bean, Navy bean, Pinto Bean, Soybean, Soy Miso, Soy Tempeh, Soy Tofu

Neutral: Cannellini bean, Northern bean, great pea, Copper bean, green beans, jicama, lental, granules, white bean, soy milk, soy cheese

Avoid: Adzuki bean, Black bean, black eyed pea, Fava bean, Garbanzo bean (chickpea), Kidney bean, lima bean, mung bean/sprouts

CEREALS

Highly Beneficial: Amaranth, Oatmeal, Ryeberry, Millet, Oat Bran, Rice, Bran, Rice, Puffed, Spelt

Neutral: Barley, Cream of rice, Quinoa, Shredded wheat, soy flakes, wheat bran, wheat germ

Avoid: Buckwheat/Kasha, Cornflakes, Cornmeal, Greats, Kamut, Tapoica, Teff

BREADS

Highly Beneficial: Brown Rice Bread, Essene (Manna) Bread, Ezekial, Millet, Rice Cake, Rye Bread, Rye Crisp, Ryvita, Soy Flour, Wasa Crispbread

Neutral: Gluten free bread, Pumpernickel, Whole wheat bread

Avoid: Corn Muffins

GRAINS & PASTA

Highly Beneficial: Oat Flour, Rice (Basmati, Brown, White, Wild), Rice Flour, Rye Flour

Neutral: Quinoa, Couscous

VEGETABLES

Highly Beneficial: Alfalfa Sprouts, Beet, Greens, Beet, Broccoli, Cauliflower, celery, collard greens, cucumber, dandelion, eggplant, garlic, Kale, Mushroom, maitake, Mustard Greens, Parsley Parsnip, Potato, Sweet, Yam

Avoid: Aloe, Artichoke, Caper, Corn, Mushroom, Olive, Pepper, Pickles, Radish, Rhubarb

FRUITS

Highly Beneficial: Cherry, Cranberry, Fig, Gooseberry, Grape, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Lemon, Loganberry, Pineapple, Plum, Watermelon

Avoid: Avocado, Banana, Coconut, Dewberry, Guava, Mango, Melon, Orange, Persimmon, Pomegranate, Prickly Pear, Quince, Sago palm, Starfruit

SEASONINGS

Highly beneficial: Curry, Garlic, Ginger, Horseradish, Molasses, Blackstrap, Oregano, Parsley

Avoid: Acacia, Allspice, Aloe, Almond extract, Aspartame, Barley malt, Carrageenan, Cornstarch, corn syrup, maltodextrin, dextrose, fructose, gelatin, guar gum, invert sugar, MSG, Pepper, Vinegar, Yeast, Tapoica

CONDIMENTS

Avoid: Ketchup, Pickles, Pickle relish, Soy sauce, Worcestershire,

HERBAL TEAS

Highly Beneficial: Alfalfa, Astralagus, Burdock, Chamomile, Echinacea, Fenugreek, Gentian, Ginger, Ginseng, Hawthorn, Licorice Root,  Milk Thistle, Parsley, Rose Hip, Strawberry leaf, Green Tea

Avoid: Aloe, Cayenne, Coltsfoot, Corn silk, genetian, Hops, Red Clover, Linden, Mullein, Rhubarb, Senna, Shepherd’s purse, Skullcap

DRINKS

Avoid: Coffee, Liquor, Soda, Tea (black)

If you would like to learn more or have a question, please leave a comment below. Be Your Own Hero! 

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