Blood Type Diet - Type A Michael Lam, MD, MPH (www.DrLam.

com) Characteristics of Type A - Best on Vegetarian Diet Comments Most Beneficial Food allowed Ayam, Ayam Cornish (Ayam Pedaging), Turki Food not allowed Daging lembu, Daging Kambing, anak lembu, Daging rusa, Itik, Angsa Ikan Bilis, ikan barakuda, Beluga, Bluefish, Bluegill bass, Ikan Keli, Caviar, Clam, Conch, Ketam, Crayfish, Eel, Flounder, Gray sole, Haddock, Hake, Halibut, Herring, Lobster, Lox, Mussels, Octopus, Oysters, Scallop, Shad, Shrimp, Sold, Squid, Striped bass, Tilefish

Daging dan Ayam

Perlu menjauhi semua jenis daging

Makanan Laut

ikan kelah (Karp), ikan kod, Grouper (ikan kerapu, Mackerel, Salmon, Sardine, Sea trout, Silver perch, Siput, Ikan berdaging putih

All kinds except those listed as not allowed


Most dairy products are not digestible for Type As

Yogurt, Mozzarella, Feta, Goat cheese, Goat milk, Kefir, Ricotta, String cheese Flaxseed oil, Olive oil Canola Oil, Cod liver oil All kinds except those listed as not allowed

All other cheeses and milk


Oil of corn, cottonseed, peanut, safflower and sesame Brazil nuts, cashews, Pistachios


Peanuts, Pumpkin Seeds These beans can cause a decrease in insulin production for Type As. 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


Beans - copper, garbanzo, kidney, lima, navy, red, tamarind All kinds except those listed as not allowed Cream of wheat, Familia, Farina, Granola, Grape nuts, Wheat germ, Seven grain, Shredded wheat, Wheat bran, Durum wheat


Type As generally do well on cereals and Amaranth, grains. Select the Buckwheat more concentrated whole grains instead

Wheat bran muffins. All kinds of cabbage. spinach) Peppers. Broccoli. cantaloupe. Soya flour. Romaine. Bananas. Chicory. Sweet potatoes. Rice cakes. Tempeh. Potatoes. Flour (Oat. Tangerines . Rhubarb. although try to emphasize more alkaline fruits can help to balance the grains that are acid forming in Type As muscle tissues Fruits High mold counts of these fruits make it hard for Type As to digest Type As don't do well on these fruits These fruits are stomach irritant for Type As. Soba Noodles. Multi-grain). and they Vegetables All kinds except those listed as not allowed Berries (blackberries. whole wheat). Swiss Chard). Figs All kinds except those listed as not allowed Melons. Lima beans. blueberries. Leek. They have a strong deleterious effect on the Type A digestive tract. Greens (Dandelion. Alfalfa Sprouts. Pasta (Artichoke) English muffins. providing minerals. carrots. Horseradish. Pasta (Semolina. pumpkin. kale. plums. olives. Coconuts Orange. Sprouted wheat). Tomatoes. enzymes and Antioxidants. Turnip Bread & Noodles Type As have a wonderful selection and choices in grains and pastas All kinds except those listed as not allowed Type As are very sensitive to these vegetables. Tofu. Prunes. papaya. cranberries). Eat vegetables in as natural a state as possible (raw or steamed) to preserve their full benefits Most fruits are allowed for Type As. Eggplant. Parsley. boysenberries. spinach Artichoke. Rice. Mushroom Garlic. collard greens. Rye). pumpernickel.of instant and processed cereals. honeydew Mangoes. Bread (Essene. Onions. Matzos. Bread (High-protein whole wheat. Okra. Yams. These vegetables enhance the immune system of Type As Vegetables are vital to the Type A diet. Flour (white. Ezekiel.

ginger Blackstrap molasses Vinegar. Capers.also interfere with the absorption of minerals. Distilled liquor. Apricots Grapefruit. Pepper (black. Burdock. a mineral that is lacking in the Type A Diet Avoid these because the acids tend to cause stomach lining irritation These products should be avoided Condiments because Type As have low levels of stomach acid Hawthorn. Wintergreen Ketchup. miso. These beverages help Alfalfa. cayenne. nor do they support the immune system Beer. Mayonnaise. Pickles. Plain Gelatin. Seltzer water. Coffee (1 cup / their stomach-acid day) secretions These don't suit the digestive system of Type As. Soda. Relish. Lemon Tamari. Black Tea Pineapples. soysauce. garlic. Red wine (1 Type As glass / day) These beverages help Ginger. to improve the Echinacea. white). Cherries. Aloe. The digestive enzyme in this fruit is an excellent digestive aid for Type As These fruits exhibit alkaline tendencies after digestion which has a positive effects on the Type A stomach The right combination of spices can be powerful immunesystem boosters for Type As Spices Good source of iron. Worcestershire sauce Beverages . Green immune systems for tea. Slippery Type As to increase elm.

Dr. decrease your natural risk factors for cancer. This was vital to the shift away from hunting and procurement to building and growing. humans pushed farther out from their ancestral home into Europe and Asia. Type As have a naturally high level of the stress hormone cortisol and produce more in response to stressful situations. people were able to forego the hand to mouth lifestyle of the hunter/gatherer and establish stable communities. caffeine and alcohol. Type A best exemplifies the powerful interconnections between mind and body. these are also the very factors. Don't skip meals. can be a challenge for the modern Type A. diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Type A's more internalized relationship to stress. when there was a rapidly dwindling supply of hunting game stock. typically in the early morning between six and eight A. D'Adamo. With this diet you can supercharge your immune system and potentially short circuit the development of life threatening diseases. with a gradual decrease during the day. But it is particularly important for sensitive Type As to eat their foods in as natural a state as possible: pure. Cortisol is released in 24-hour patterns. Type A Diet "When we discuss 'diet. What Makes Type A Unique Many neurochemical factors in the Type A genetic disposition favor a structured. increased blood viscosity (thickening). The result: high performance. greater vitality and increased longevity. According to Dr. Dr. The key factor in the development of Type A can be traced to the struggle for survival long ago. additional stress often manifests in several ways. rhythmic. Having exhausted the great game herds of Africa. However. stress can manifest in more serious ways. mental clarity. which served your ancestors well. The cultivation of grains and livestock changed everything. It helps to cue the body's other cyclical rhythms. you will lose weight and have more energy once you eliminate the toxic foods from your diet. To help balance cortisol levels. Over time the adaptations that produced Blood Type A were based on the need to fully utilize nutrients from carbohydrate sources. D'Adamo. that make it difficult for Type As to digest and metabolize animal protein and fat." explains. supportive community. Type As flourish on a vegetarian diet .if you are accustomed to eating meat. and promotes muscle loss and fat gain.' we are not talking necessarily about a weight loss plan. For the first time. harmonious life. it's almost impossible to avoid every day stress. meaning a way to eat. eating . that's a side benefit to following this plan. The harried pace and increased sense of isolation experienced by so many in today's society often make these needs difficult to achieve. Many people find it difficult to move away from the typical meat and potato fare to soy proteins.M. along with low levels of intestinal alkaline phosphatase. disrupted sleep patterns. insulin resistance and hypothyroidism. Due to the naturally elevated cortisol in type As. hormonal equalizers. surrounded by a positive.WHAT MAKES A 'TYPE A ' AN INDIVIDUAL? Type A History The Type A emerges into the 21st century with many more complex challenges than their ancestors could have imagined. These biological adaptations can still be observed today in Type A's digestive structure. "I can't emphasize enough how this critical dietary adjustment can be to the sensitive immune system of Type A. gentle exercise and specialized dietary guidelines will maximize your overall health. D'Adamo recommends that you limit sugar. ever changing world. In extreme cases in Type As. fresh and organic. The Blood Type Diet's proactive mix of lifestyle strategies." Handling Stress In this busy. especially breakfast. daytime brain fog. grains and vegetables. Low levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach and high intestinal disaccharide digestive enzyme levels permit the more efficient digestion of carbohydrates. causing obsessive-compulsive disorder. We are actually discussing diet in the more traditional sense.

get going!  Take at least two breaks of twenty minutes each during the work day. creative and inventive. good listeners. do deep breathing exercises or meditate. I have seen Type As excel at weight lifting and aerobic activities.  Plan regular screening for heart disease and cancer prevention. Dr.  Don't skip meals  Eat more protein at the start of the day. he found some interesting connections between blood type and personality. be aware that these forms of exercise do not act as safety valves for stress in your blood type. take a walk. here are some key lifestyle strategies for Type A individuals. In Japan.smaller. Stretch. analytical. Tai Chi and Meditation and Deep Breathing Exercises. less at the end  Don't eat when you are anxious  Eat aware and limit your exposure when possible:  Crowds of people  Loud noise  Negative emotions  Smoking  Strong smells or perfumes  Too much sugar and starch  Overwork  Violent TV and movies  Lack of sleep  Extreme weather conditions (hot or cold) Calming Exercise . detail oriented.  Engage in thirty to forty five minutes of calming exercise at least three times a week. It was found that after meditation.and perhaps of personality as well. Low stomach acid makes digestion more difficult." The Personality Connection Blood Type is a marker of individuality . as that will actually raise cortisol levels.part of your lifestyle. more frequent meals. He also points out that the following factors are known to increase cortisol levels and increase mental exhaustion for Type As . Research has demonstrated that overall cortisol levels can be lowered through a regular program of exercises that provide focus and calming effects.and life saving . you are likely to be asked your blood type in a job interview or while out on a date with a potential mate! In a study conducted by Dr. it has long been believed that Blood Type is an indicator of personality .in fact. as soon as you get up. Writes Dr. .  Cultivate creativity and expression in your life  Establish a consistent daily schedule  Go to bed no later than 11:00 PM and sleep for eight hours or more. Hatha Yoga.The Critical Component for Health and Well Being Heightened cortisol levels make it harder for Type As to recover from stress. more frequent meals will also help to stabilize blood sugar levels. D'Adamo in 1999. Type As most often described themselves in ways related to the following characteristics: sensitive to the needs of others. stress management and eating the right foods. D'Adamo recommends.  Always chew food thoroughly to enhance digestion. Don't linger in bed. D'Adamo. serum cortisol levels were significantly reduced. Live Right! In addition to exercise. Meditation has been studied for its effects on stress hormones. Make these activities a regular . but you have to be careful about not overtraining. "While it's fine for Type As to participate in more intense physical activity when healthy and in good condition.