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Lectins are proteins found in common foods, and many of them are blood type specific.  Lectins agglutinate red blood cells, cause damage to the lining of your intestines and settle into your joints causing inflamation.

By finding out what foods you should avoid and what foods you should emphasize, you may start on a path of wellness that you thought was impossible! 


The process by which cells are made to adhere to one another, or in other words "clump up".


"Flocculates serum or precipitates serum proteins."

When searching the TypeBase 4 food values, you will see this phrase.

The easiest way to explain it is to say that your body has an  "Immune response" to that particular Lectin. 

"Flocculates" means flaking and clumping together.  Normally this happens when a foreign Antigen is destroyed by an Antibody like when you get sick and your body fights off a virus or bacterial infection.

These Lectins specific to your Blood Type can cause this type of response. 



Struggling with a sluggish metabolism? Better control energy production and optimize the conversion of carbohydrates and sugars into energy with El Dorado.

El Dorado, a combination of synergistic herbs, was formulated by Dr. Peter D'Adamo to assist those struggling with a sluggish metabolism to better control energy production and optimize the conversion of carbohydrates and sugars into energy. Working on a genetic level, El Dorado optimizes the gene molecule responsible for regulating cellular energy - AMPK, commonly known as the "fuel gauge of the cell" - AMPK regulates an enormous number of cellular functions, including the oxidation of fatty acids in the liver, the generation of ketones, the ability to block the production of cholesterol, the manufacture of triglycerides, the uptake of glucose in our muscles, and the modulation of insulin secretion by the pancreas. AMPK also controls another important gene called MTOR, which regulates the cell-cleansing process known as autophagy. Almost every bit of research on anti-aging strategies, from calorie restriction to exercise, finds its basis in its ability to enhance autophagy.

In clinical application, Dr. D'Adamo has found that patients on the El Dorado protocol show healthy blood sugar regulation, an increase in muscle mass, and a metabolism working at optimal levels.

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Membrosia Complex is a unique blend of the cellular-supporting nutrients lecithin, trehalose and uridine, a powerful formula designed by Dr. Peter D'Adamo that supports health aging and nerve health. 

In Membrosia Fluidizer, Dr. Peter D'Adamo blends five natural oils - flax seed, cod liver oil, black cumin oil, perilla seed oil, and walnut oil. Black cumin and walnut oils have been used since antiquity and have shown positive effects in supporting seasonal discomforts and enhancing detoxification in the nervous system. Perilla seed oil is rich in rosmarinic acid, which has been shown to help properly support healthy immune function. Cod liver and flax oils are rich in omega oils and considered "brain food." These products represent a combination of essential nutrients that support overall health. 

When used together with Membrosia Complex, Membrosia Fluidizer promotes a healthy metabolism, increased energy, and supports a healthy, normal aging process and an overall sense of well-being.  

It's common knowledge that as we age, the neurons in our brains may not function as well, or as quickly as they did in our youth. Why? Quite simply, the neurons that we started out with as babies are the same neurons that we are still using at 40, 50, 60 and beyond! Although the neurons continue to function, many of their component parts, such as lipids and cellular proteins, are replaced as needed to prevent the accumulation of damage.

To maximize the functional capacity of existing nerves, Dr. D'Adamo formulated Trehalose Complex - a blend of Trehalose, a natural sugar, that clinical trials suggest may have a positive effect in promoting brain health, D-Ribose, an essential compound in energy metabolism and the structural backbone of DNA and RNA, and modified citrus pectin, a short chain pectin that improves the connections and conductivity between nerves.

Trehalose Complex acts on multiple levels:

  • May protect nerves from the destructive forces of aging and environmental toxicity.
  • Stimulates the activity of your own neural stem cells
  • Energizes your existing nerves to maximize their functional capacity.
  • May improve the activity of the brain and nervous system.
  • Helps cells to stay hydrated
  • Helps cells to decide to fix themselves
  • Great for those with Diabetes and Huntington's disease
  • Great for Alzheimer's and Dementia sufferers
  • Also great for ALS (PubMed)


Click this link to hear the lecture that explains how Trehalose Complex works.


If you suffer from allergies like I used to, try Dr. D'Adamo's Breathe Easy Pack!  Click on the link to find out more!

Breathe Easy Pack for seasonal Allergies


The term "Probiotic" means "in favor of life".  It was coined by a Russian physician, who promoted a theory of longevity which associated prolonged life and improved health.  
What are the health benefits of consuming friendly bacteria (Probiotics)? 

Friendly bacteria restore intestinal balance, which results in:
  • becoming more “regular” and having easier bowel movements
  • a stronger Immune system
  • a healthy gut that aids in the production of Anti T (cancer) cells
  • improved resistance against bacteria like E.Coli, Salmonella, and H. Pylori
Your blood type antigens are actually prominent in your digestive tract and  many of the bacteria in your digestive tract actually use your blood type as a preferred food supply.  In fact, blood group specificity is common among intestinal bacteria with almost 1/2 of strains tested showing some blood type A, B, or O specificity.  It has been estimated that someone with blood type B will have up to 50,000X more of some strains of friendly bacteria than either blood type A or O individuals.  

Some strains of beneficial bacteria actually can have lectin-like hemagglutinin activity directed against your blood type (Yogurts like Activia, Danactive, etc), so avoiding those is a good idea


Dr. D'Adamo has created a protocol to fight LYME DISEASE!

Click: LYME AID to read the story and learn what to do!

The Determinator is an artificial intelligence program that provides you with advice about NAP products. It was programmed by Dr. Peter D'Adamo. Just fill out the information and press the Continue button to see what it can do.

It should go without saying that The Determinator is not a substitute for a real physician, nor are its suggestions to be interpreted as any sort of medical advice.

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If you have a "mixed blood type" family like I do, the Blood Type Diet Recipe Center makes it easy to prepare meals, snacks and beverages for the whole family!

Click here to get to the Recipe center


Alternate Nostril Breathing:
A way to clam yourself and relieve stress.

This exercise is especially energizing if done at the start of your day.  It encourages the balanced functioning of both hemispheres of the brain    Sit comfortably during this practice.  Use a cushion or lean against the wall, if you need to.  Do not practice retention of your breath if you have high blood pressure or are in the last trimester of pregnancy.

Find a quiet place to sit where you will not be disturbed for a few minutes.  You may sit one of two ways, either on the floor cross-legged sitting with the edge of your buttocks on a pillow, or in a chair.  No matter where you are sitting, make sure that you are sitting right up on your Ischial Tuberosities, the bony protrusions at the base of your buttocks.  Sit with your spine erect without pushing your chest forward.  Allow your chest to relax while the crown of your head reaches up.

Close the right nostril with the right thumb. Inhale through the left nostril to a comfortable count of four, five or six. Pause. Remove the right hand from the right nostril and close the left nostril with your left thumb. Exhale through the right nostril for a four, five or six count. Pause. Inhale through the right nostril (with left nostril still closed.)  Exhale through the left nostril for a four, five or six count (while keeping the right nostril closed). Pause. Keep alternating.  You can reverse this sequence (i.e. inhale through the right nostril with left nostril closed).  Begin with six rounds of breath.  Gradually increase the number of rounds and gradually increase the time spent on retention after inhale and exhale.

Benefits of Alternate Nostril Breathing
  • Clears sinuses. 
  • Improves focus and mental clarity. 
  • Balances left and right brain hemispheres. 
  • Produces relaxation if pause is maintained after exhale.
  • Produces energy if pause is maintained after inhale.
Practicing the above exercises daily leads to deep relaxation.  The benefits of this relaxation become apparent in your daily life, and you find yourself calmer and more peaceful.  You may also have a great deal more energy than before.


The natural way to breathe is called Diaphragmatic Breathing (stomach breathing). We automatically breathe this way when we are born. Diaphragmatic breathing uses the diaphragm muscle (a strong dome shaped muscle) located under our ribs and above our stomach. When we breathe in, we push the muscle down, and our stomach moves forward. When we breathe out, the diaphragmatic muscle moves back to resting position and our tummy moves back in. There is little or no upper chest movement.

As we grow older many of us change our pattern of breathing and start breathing through our chest. This can be the result of a number of factors such as the pressure to have a flat stomach, a “manly” puffed out chest, poor posture, and of course anxiety.
Many symptoms can arise from improper chest breathing like sore ribs, tight neck, shoulder and back muscles.

Diaphragmatic breathing is intended to help you use the diaphragm correctly while breathing to:
  • Strengthen the diaphragm
  • Use less effort and energy to breathe
  • Take stress off of the Trapezium muscles caused from chest breathing - especially if you are an athelete
  • Help you relax before you go to sleep or any time of the day
Diaphragmatic breathing technique

When you get into bed, lie down on your back and get comfortable. Place one hand on your upper chest and the other just below your rib cage. This will allow you to feel your diaphragm move as you breathe.
Breathe in slowly (through your nose) and make your stomach move out against your hand. The hand on your chest should remain as still as possible.

When breathing out use your stomach muscles to bring your stomach slowly back down. The hand on your upper chest must remain as still as possible. Repeat (usually until you fall asleep.)

When you first learn the diaphragmatic breathing technique, you may notice a “shaky” feeling coming from your stomach area when breathing in. This is normal. Your body is re-learning to breathe and the muscles and diaphragm need to get stronger. A nice side affect is that by concentrating on the diaphragmatic breathing technique, you just might fall asleep faster.

Digestive Issues?  Weight Loss?  Fatigue?
Maximize your health Potential!
Based on the work of Dr. Peter D'Adamo
and Eat Right for Your Type, 
this is Decide to Live!

By simply avoiding certain foods and emphasizing others,
you have the chance to get lasting results!

If you need help with Weight Loss, Digestive issues, Joint Problems, Allergies,
Weight Gain, Skin Problems or other health related issues, you have come to the right place.
By Eating Right for Your Type, you may be able to greatly reduce or even eliminate your problem.


Here are some basic guidelines to follow
if you want to get started on
 feeling better, finding your ideal weight and maximizing your health.

Exercise 3 times a week for at least 30 minutes
(And that means breaking a sweat)
Obviously - quit smoking
And of course, severely limit or eliminate your alcohol intake
 Drink water
  Blood Type O:    Avoid Wheat, corn, dairy, pig products, potatoes                   
    (navy and kidney) beans, lentils and peanuts. 
       Emphasize:       Lean Red Meat, Buffalo Meat, Turkey and Chicken.                     
              Olive oil, Pumpkin Seeds, Walnuts, Broccoli,             
               Pineapple and Black Cherry (juice).                           
          Blood Type A:    Avoid Wheat, dairy, red meat, pig products,  Eggplant                       
                (kidney and lima) beans, Cabbage, potatoes and bananas. 
                  Emphasize:        Soy Foods, Cod, Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Linseed (Flaxseed)                    
                         oil, Olive oil, Peanuts, Peanut Butter, Pumpkin Seeds,           
                        Green Beans, Pinto Beans, Aramanth, Carrots, and Broccoli.  

 Blood Type B:    Avoid Wheat, Chicken, Corn, Buckwheat, Pig products,          
             (Black and Pinto) beans, Peanuts and Sesame seeds 
    Emphasize:        Lamb, Mutton, Rabbit and Venison.  Cod, Halibut, Pike,           
                   Goat Milk, Cottage Cheese, Skim or 2% Milk,                  
                    Olive Oil, (kidney and Lima) Beans, Navy Beans,             
           Oat Meal, Bananas and Pineapple.                       

     Blood Type AB:    Avoid Wheat, corn, red meat, chicken, pig products,                
                        buckwheat, Sesame Seeds (kidney and lima) beans.          
    Emphasize:         Turkey, Lamb, Rabbit, Cod, Pike, Tuna, Cottage Cheese,          
Goat cheese and Milk, Olive Oil, Peanuts,
          Peanut Butter, Walnuts, Tofu, Sweet Potatoes,    
               Cherries, Cranberries, Lemons, Pineapple and Carrots.

 *Everyone should avoid cabbage, it's a thyroid inhibitor.




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If you know your Blood Type and you want to find out if a certain food in your diet
may be causing you problems, click the link below for the TypeBase V food values.

If you've been here before and you're ready to order from the Eat Right for Your Type Store,

Paradoxically the very same Lectins that are bad for you can also be used to fight Cancer.
Lectins can be so specific that they can recognize things that almost look like your
blood type - like Cancer.
In his Lecture, Dr Peter D'Adamo explains how to utilize Lectins to help fight Cancer.

Click the link below to listen to that lecture.


Here is a list of beneficial foods that can be used to help fight Cancer and Diabetes.
It's broken down by Blood Type in a Microsoft EXCEL format.  

click here to download file

Fighting and preventing the Flu with Proberry

Elderberry and the "Flu"  Elderberry does inhibit replication of all strains of human influenza (both A and B) viruses tested. 

In an actual placebo-controlled, double blind study (the scientific gold-standard) an extract of elderberry fruit has been shown to be effective for treating influenza B.  What this research showed was that people using the elderberry extract got better much quicker (more than 70% were better after 2 days and over 90% of people completely resolved the infection within 3 days).

In contrast, the people given a placebo often needed as much as 6 days to feel well.
Researchers found two reasons why Elderberry works:  

People taking the elderberry were able to produce higher anti-haemagglutination titers to influenza B (meaning their immune system essentially performed better and they now have a higher level of recognition should this "flu" return).

And, elderberry inhibits neuraminidase. (Viral neuraminidase is an enzyme on the surface of influenza viruses that enables the virus to be released from the host cell so it can spread.)

You can fight the Flu with Proberry liquid or Proberry caps that contains Elderberry.


Although research documenting the positive effects of GLUCOSAMINE sulphate in treating arthritis are now beginning to appear with regularity, it is still far from a perfect therapy.  People taking glucosamine alone get some form of symptomatic relief, though not much actual improvement in the joints themselves.

One aspect of glucosamine's recognized actions goes largely unnoticed, but is important with regard to the blood type diet theory. There is strong evidence, that glucosamine binds many food lectins, including WGA or wheat germ agglutinin. One of several well-designed studies documenting this also showed definite systemic uptake of wheat lectin, where it deposited on the walls of the blood vessels and lymph nodes.

Interestingly, the percentage goes DOWN in individuals who take CHONDROITIN sulphate in addition to glucosamine, as part of a regimen advocated in the bestseller "The Arthritis Cure." 

How could this be?  One simple explanation is that chondroitin sulphate is actually comprised of long linked chains of the sugar acetylated galactosamine. 

You might remember that galactosamine is also the blood type A antigen.
Thus, upon hydrolysis (acid breakdown) in the stomach, chondroitin becomes free A-antigen. 

This would not be much of a problem in type A or AB, who recognize the A antigen as "self." 

This could be a major problem in types O and B, who recognize the A antigen as "non-self." 

In essence, taking chondroitin sulphate if you are either O or B is the chemical equivalent of giving yourself a bad blood transfusion.



What is secretor status?

You are probably familiar with the concept that your ABO blood type is controlled by your genetics.

Secretors: In a simplified sense, a secretor is defined as a person who secretes their blood type antigens into body fluids and secretions like the saliva in your mouth, the mucus in your digestive tract and respiratory cavities, sweat, etc.

Non-Secretors: A non-secretor on the other hand puts little to none of their blood type into these same fluids.

To read more and find out the health consequences of your secretor status, click here.


The D'Adamo Health Protocols are a series of naturopathic techniques that you can use to enhance your health and vitality. These should not be done as substitution for the services of a licensed practitioner and are not to be used in the treatment, prevention or diagnosis of any specific disease.

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PLEASE NOTE: These Protocols are not to be used to treat, diagnose or prevent disease. Always check with your physician before using any supplement or medication.





is a computer program that creates, edits and queries biomedical networks.  In other words, it tells you the best way to treat diseases on an individual basis.

In addition to providing information about genetic-protein-phenotype interactions QUODLIBET also allows for additional information to be harvested, including data on the effects of natural products on gene-protein expression. 

Unlike most biochemical pathway/network depiction programs QUODLIBET actually thinks. It analyzes the network and reports on many graph functions including betweeness centralities, page-ranks, and cluster coefficients.
This allows an immediate understand of which nodes are acting in a critically important role in the network. Many of these same alogrithms are used by social networking platforms like FaceBook and search engines such as Google.



Ever try using graph paper to chart out progressive lab values? Or an Excel spreadsheet? Think about what happens when you try to plot hemoglobin A1C values, which typically run in single digits, against platelet values, which can run in the hundreds of thousands. It doesn't work. That's because in order to plot widely divergent data ranges you need a multi-axis graph, where every series is plotted against its own reference range. That's why I wrote the DataPunk Multi-Axis Data Plotter (MAP), a free online tool that allows you to see your data in its true relationship. Not only that, you can vary the ways you depict your data, plus if you select your test from an autocomplete list of 150+ common tests MAP will also depict which values are outside the normal range, see in the example above as little alert (!) icons. You can save and re-edit your data and create as many data series as you desire, using a simple spreadsheet-like entry form. 


Below are FAQ's when it come to eating right for your Blood Type.

If corn has been around forever, how can it be a bad health choice?

A good example of the effect in adding corn into the diet of these blood type O native Americans can be observed in the bone remains of the Indiana Mound Building cultures,
since we can exactly trace the introduction of corn into the diet following a long prior existence as hunter-gatherers, by the marked change in the bone structures. Prior to corn
becoming a staple, the bone show little arthritis or thinning, after corn is introduced, bone deformation begins, including major changes to the teeth structure and jaw
(periodontal disease).  (1) In addition, maize stimulates a very rapid  and powerful glycemic response,(2) so it may be that the switch to a maize-based diet from prior
hunter-gathering may have been responsible for the precipitous increase in diabetes.

If corn lectins are problematic for blood type O, they are even more of a serious hemagglutinin in those people who are type B or type AB.

1. Gagne G. [Mouth diseases in a prehistoric agricultural population of northeastern North America].
J Can Dent Assoc 1993 Aug;59(8):686-92

2. Segal I, Joffe BI, Walker AR, Stavrou E, de Beer M, Naik I, Daya B. Glycaemic responses to different carbohydrate foods in healthy and diabetic blacks in Soweto.S Afr
Med J 1991 Dec 7;80(11-12):546-9 Related Articles, Books, LinkOut


How can it be that wheat isn't good for anyone? Hasn't it been a staple in man's diet for thousands of years?

Wheat as we know it in the millennia of this era is not the same as it was at the very beginning. The genetics of wheat show that its development is very complex.
Today's grain has developed from three naturally occurring groups of wheat. Through natural crossings, mutations, and natural selection these have evolved into all
the many varieties of wheat grown worldwide.

In essence, the 'hard wheat' that we eat nowadays has a protein content as high as 13%, versus the more ancient wheats which had a protein content of, at most,
about 2%. Increasing the protein content has had the effect of making wheat a viable source of protein for many people around the world, but has also increased
the allergenic (gliandin, gluten and lectin containing), pro-inflammatory and metabolic-blocking portions of the plant almost seven-fold.

Aside from the under-investigated metabolic effects of wheat lectin, classic hypersensitivity to wheat is found in many infants and adults. Reactions are often localised
in the GI tract. In a study of asthmatic patients, 46% (children) and 34% (adults) were found to have IgE to wheat as tested by Pharmacia & Upjohn, Diagnostics CAP
System. In another study, specificity for wheat allergen using the same system was 98%. Wheat allergy was found to cause a persistent food hypersensitivity in atopic
dermatitis patients (75% remained intolerant). In 102 grass-pollen allergic children, 12% were found to be allergic to wheat.

Why should all blood types avoid pork?


Hog is very "A-like" immunologically, which makes it an avoid if you happen to have antibodies to the blood type A antigen, like type B's and O's do.

Paradoxically enough, hog also has an antibody (iso-hemmaglutinin) in its tissues which reacts to the A antigen,
so it should be avoided for this reason by A's and AB's as well.

Are there any other FAQ's?