Archives for: April 2005, 18
I have not done the secretor test. If I had chronic health problems, I would send for the kit today. I probably should get tested anyway, but as long as I stay healthy and am doing well on the Type O diet I will probably spend the money on food rather than tests.
I basically eat a secretor diet, since statistically that's probably what I am. I've not been bothered by non-secretor avoids like strawberries or apples. However, I don't eat as much grain as a secretor is allowed.
Most of the differences between the secretor and non-secretor food lists deal with foods that are beneficial/neutral or neutral/avoid. It gets more complicated with pinto beans and avocadoes. Both are secretor avoids and non secretor beneficial. Both are traditional ingredients in the Mexican food that is so popular in my part of Texas. So when I go to a Mexican Restaurant, I become a "non-secretor for a day." (If you're old enough to remember the old TV show "Queen for a Day" you will understand my title. If not, you missed an amusing show)
Sunday was one of those days. After church we went to our favorite Mexican Restaurant. I ordered taco salad. I didn't touch the chips or the tortillas. Neither secretors nor non-secretors can have those. I remembered to tell the server "no cheese" on my salad. But I happily ate the refried beans and guacamole. They were delicious!
And if I am a non-secretor, they were very good for me.