Category: Loraine Birchall (O)
Hi, I am 40 years old, based in the UK, and live with my 7 year old son, one dog and one cat. I'm blood type O, Genotype 1 (Hunter) but I don't know if I'm a secretor or non-secretor as yet. Those of you who have read my posts will know that I miscalculated my genotype first time around and spent six months as a Gatherer (GT2) before realising that I might actually be a Hunter, apparently it's all in the fingers :-)
I'm fascinated by adventure and love to read a ripping yarn, Lord of the Rings being my absolute favourite. I like to walk, am an avid reader and love to paint, mostly watercolours. I enjoy sewing, probably the detail, preparation and planning involved in a challenging cross stitch or counted beadwork, I knit, and I really love to cook, as some of you will have seen from my posts on the forums.
I've been on the BTD 'seriously' for a couple of years now, having first tried it out after the birth of my son in 2000. I've now moved on to the Genotype Hunter plan which suits me well. I have had eczema from being 9ths old and this is finally settling down, due the absence of wheat and milk from my diet, thanks Dr D! Following the BTD helped me to recover from an arthritic problem, joint hyper mobility syndrome and has all but removed any symptoms of the endometriosis I've put up with for almost 30 years. These days I feel well, more energetic, and I have a far healthier relationship with food, having struggled in vain to keep my weight down in the past.
I'm on the forum most days and love to chat with other members and see this as an extension of those thoughts, a chance to share and take a more active part in the BTD/GDT community.
I work in ICT, which means either being on the road visiting clients, or sat (as I am now) at my laptop typing code or creating graphics. So exercise has been foreign to me, other than walking with our Labrador retriever, Poppy, who ensures I get to walk at least four miles a day.
Like many of you, I'm juggling running a business and a home and sometimes I do have to realise I'm not Super Woman