Archives for: December 2005, 27
When we got home this afternoon the report from my blood test was waiting.
I've been reading about secretors and non-secretors and trying to guess which I would be.
I do not have the health problems commonly associated with non-secretors. I've had one yeast infection and two urinary tract infections in my entire life, and those responded quickly to treatment. I had a skin based autoimmune problem that reoccurred, but it responded immediately to treatment each time. I have never had a serious problem with my weight.
One the other hand, when I look at the portion charts I eat like a non-secretor. Not just in a few areas. I eat non-secretor portions of meats, nuts, grains, and oils. The only category where I eat like a secretor is fruit.
I looked at foods I would miss. If I were a secretor I would miss avocados and pinto beans. If I were a non-secretor I would miss apricots, apples, and feta cheese. Personally I wouldn't miss soy, but it would make cooking with two As a bit more difficult. I eat tons of carrots, which are beneficial for non-secretors but neutral for secretors. I eat very little grain*, which also made me think of myself as a non-secretor.
Someone on the Forum found out she was a non-secretor and was surprised because, like me, she didn't have urinary and yeast problems. However, she said she had always had a lot of mucus. So have I; less so since I've been on the BTD, but I have more post nasal drip than most people I know.
Then last week I read the post by Peppermint Twist that she thought non-secretors liked sour things more than secretors. I like salty a lot, and I like sweet. I don't care for bitter, and I can do without sour. My husband loves lemon juice in his water, but I prefer lemon oil. I like the lemon aroma, but can do without the tang.
So I opened the envelope today with really mixed messages. I read A- B+. I'm a secretor.
* No longer grain free. click here for more info