Archives for: February 2002, 27
Hello Heidi. I am back after many months. O+ secretor Diabetic and my husband is A-non-secretor(I think) hypoglycemic (I know).
What a pair we are. I am kicking myself that I have been on the wrong track for a whole year with my husband's diet. I got from a very reputable source, that my in-laws were both O types. So we went ahead and got the secretor test and found out that my husband was a non-secretor.
So I have followed faithfully the O- non-secretor diet until last weekend when I found out his sister said that she was an A-. She even showed me her card.
Can you imagine how I felt wondering if he was really an A and the more we thought about it, it made sense (when we tested him) that he was an A- because I have been running circles around him for months! We were wondering why he wasn't doing better.
So, my question is. Do I have to do the secretor test again for him? For years he has reacted to the foods on that side...corn, potatoes, SUGAR (big time),etc. so I wasn't surprised when he showed up non-secretor. I was curious because they ask your blood type when you do the secretor test. Just hoping to save a few bucks.
I strongly think he is, but I wondered if it was still necessary. We are excited to be on track with his new program and hoping he'll catch up to me real soon! We're still still doing our water. Oh yes...Don't just take someone's word for your blood type. Yikes...I had him on a cancer diet eating all of that meat! Thanks for your help. Nancy
Hi, Nancy! Hey, I'm glad you discovered the reason your husband's condition wasn't improving as you'd expect it to.
Bad news is, he does need another secretor test. The lab's ability to test for free antigen depends upon knowing the ABO type they're looking for -- hence that question on the submission form. He could well be a nonsecretor, but we won't know until he's tested again.
Think of it as a small price to pay for peace of mind ~ once you have the test result, you won't be in doubt.
Thanks for the update, and FULL SPEED AHEAD!! Bless ya, dear! :-D
Hi Heidi, I am having a real hard time trying to find your recipe for soaked, ground flaxseed for breakfast in your previous posts. Would you Pleeeaaase post it again? Thanks for your time! Stephanie
Hallo, Stephanie ~ It's whatever proportion of water you'd like with the quantity of flaxseed you plan to use as either a breakfast main dish or just a little slurp on top of something else. I suggest one tablespoon of whole seed, ground, per 1/4 cup hot water, as a guideline for the slurp (smaller quantity). Try that and see if (1) it yields the quantity you'll use, and (2) if you like that consistency, or prefer something thicker or thinner ~~ and adjust accordingly. enjoy!! :->