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Blood Type Diet: Should You Eat for Your "Blood Type"?

Have you ever overhead another guest in a restaurant say, “I can’t have that because I’m blood type ___”? Some people believe their optimal health and what they eat is correlated to their blood type. In my experience, I have seen blood type dieting to be about thirty percent effective. We have a testing service in my practice called IgG4 Food Serum Allergy Test that I give to most patients with a “leaky gut” (a literal sieve that has developed in the walls of one’s small and large colon), which can be sensitive to the foods they commonly eat regardless of their personal blood type.

Why are so many people having these types of intestinal challenges? I believe it is a result of the massive amount of antibiotics used in the food industry, which alter the normal gut flora (good bacteria), and your body’s inability to process foods.

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I have also seen from diet journals and consultations those with blood type A have a predisposition to have more digestive distress, cold sores and cramping skin than blood type O. I have blood type A, so I am speaking form firsthand experience. My wife is blood type O, and she has never had a cold sore in the 40+ years we have known each other.

For any type of food, my recommendation is to always focus on organic. It is imperative you become label savvy; the number 9 (the beginning number) is the prefix found on the PLU stickers of vegetables and fruits is for organic, the 8 is genetically altered, and all other numbers are considered standard or conventional. The standard number, with herbicides, for example, can be powerful enough to reach your lower colon and destroy the good and bad bacteria.  


Dr. Bob’s Drugless Action Steps For Your Blood Type:

  1. Select organic products for your meals
  2. Add a probiotic to your protocol routine - this will help stabilize any pesticides
  3. L-Glutamine may help improve intestine healing found with lower carbon dioxide levels found in an acid pH
  4. Avoid dairy and gluten products - they upset gut flora
  5. Do not drink ice water with your meals; it alters digestion and dilutes important stomach acids
  6. Combine animal protein with green vegetables, and starch-based meals with green vegetables... Do NOT mix animal protein and starches
  7. Avoid sugar, as it depletes vitamins and minerals needed for digestion (More From Other Swanson Health Contributors: 6 Natural Sugar Blockers)
  8. Use almond butter as a healthier alternative to peanut butter


Dr. Bob DeMaria, “The Drugless Doctor,” is a trusted, long-time partner of His views and opinions are his own and are for informational purposes only. Please consult with your primary healthcare provider before changing your personal health regimen.


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