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 Poll: secretor status and salt craving
Nonnie, crave salt (130 votes)
42.90%
Nonnie, don't crave salt (73 votes)
24.09%
Secretor, crave salt (58 votes)
19.14%
Secretor, don't crave salt (42 votes)
13.86%
303 Votes Total Last vote Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 5:19pm by Naturegyrll
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Joy
Saturday, June 11, 2011, 11:00pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Whew!!!!   Potato chips (which I don't consume since being on the BTD) are  favorite snackfoods
outside the BTD.  

Love ginger snaps myself as long as they are not too snappy.


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wondering
Sunday, June 19, 2011, 5:15pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Quoted from 14428


Welcome wondering... I love SWAMI too. Do I understand you to say that SWAMI says you're a Non-secretor? Because you have to do a specific test for that one: http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=TE002

Maybe I misunderstood. Glad you're liking the diet and seeing such great results to...


Yes, SWAMI came up stating I am a Non-secretor due to all the measurements and answers to questions put in at the start.  My sister left my secretor status as "floating" because it was unknown.  Is SWAMI not supposed to determine secretor status?  I knew of the test and was going to purchase it, but when SWAMI came up stating I was a "nonnie" I held off on getting the test done.
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wondering
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Quoted from brinyskysail
I didn't read through this so this may have already been said, but I would think more nonnies would have adrenal problems and therefore be more likely to crave salt.


Just curious as to why more nonnies than secretors would have adrenal problems?

I am currently working on helping my adrenals get back up and running fully, but my salt cravings stopped before my adrenal work/as soon as I started the BTD/GTD, so it appears my salt craving was more diet based than adrenal based but there are so many factors so who knows.  This is fascinating stuff!  
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Non-secretors are more inflammation-prone.  General inflammation can impair adrenal function.
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Easy E
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I don't know what i am, but i crave salty foods at times!  Signs seem to point to nonnie, but i never tested.
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I have been a saltaholic all my life, even as a child.  Sea salt throughout my meals all the time. I tend to have low blood pressure, and low adrenals.


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I am not sure what my Secretor status is yet, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE Sea Salt. May sound weird but I like to put it on ice and eat it! I don't do it often, but when I want something salty and really don't want the calories I just put it on ice cubes.  


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Sahara
Thursday, April 5, 2012, 2:48pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I love salt, think it is good for me.
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Debra
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Wow, I'm always craving salt. So nice to hear others who feel the same. Didnt know it might be a nonnie thing.  
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Adora
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Hi,
I think i have salt cravings after sugar cravings. (lots of bananas  )

I like the salty taste but i don't like burning mouth. I use Himalayan pink salt since years. Love it. But i don't use a lot, just a pinch.

Bye



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Given the small sample size, we can't jump to big conclusions.
Within each group (secretors and non-secretors) the salty taste is enjoyed. It looks like people clicked "crave salt" who don't necessarily crave it, but simply prefer it to, say, the sweet taste.
I am someone who did not participate because I don't crave salt, though I gravitate toward salty rather than sweet snacks. I don't oversalt my food, for instance, and I do notice when food is far too salty for me.

At the moment, the margin is wider for nonnies.
Among this forum's respondents, Secretors appear to prefer the salty taste at about 1.5 to 1, while nonnies do at about 1.9 to 1.


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Dianne
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Years ago when I did crave salt and was not eating meat, the naturopath said when someone craves salt, it is because they need protein. I would eat a piece of cheese, chicken or fish and it would leave.

Now what I do enjoy is having salt and sugar in my mouth at the same time. Think a bite of a chocolate bar with a handful of potato chips at the movie theatre!!! (BTW, haven't done this in years).

Last night we ate at a friend's and had a gluten-free chocolate cake with icing from a mix. I don't know if she realized that she had used salted butter but the salt flavour came through and I absolutely loved it with the sugar. When baking you are told never to use salted butter, and I never have, but man that was good. I don't eat butter, usually only ghee and I was astounded at how isolated the butter flavour was as well.
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Quoted from Dianne
Years ago when I did crave salt and was not eating meat, the naturopath said when someone craves salt, it is because they need protein. I would eat a piece of cheese, chicken or fish and it would leave.

A salt craving can also indicate a need for iodine...  Again, individuality plays a part.


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Dianne
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Quoted from ABJoe

A salt craving can also indicate a need for iodine...  Again, individuality plays a part.


Well that makes sense! It was interesting to note that Ribbit mentioned that her thyroid healed from BTD and she only had to take meds to stop her hair falling out during pregnancies.

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I was really looking for salt, adding it.  But interestingly as my thyroid has improved I suddenly realised I'm not looking for the salt shaker like I used to!
Lin


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ahem yeppers perhaps would you want to have an eye into Dr. Lam's educative bla's of
adrenal fatigue .........


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Not sure about salt cravings and adrenals but from personal experience I know that the right kind of salt is beneficial, for years I had heart beat irregularities skipped a beat every 6 beats or so sometimes would race and hammer after exertion nothing the Dr. could explain though. Finally figured out it was an electrolyte imbalance. At the same time started to not handle supplements well. A chiropractor I have seen for 30 years now told me about himilayan pink salt for muscle spasms, I started using it on my food to taste and also as supplement sometimes putting a pinch under my tongue and letting it dissolve, my heart beat is now normal and steady with good blood pressure for a chubby guy, I have had other people I know try it with great results. Some of these people would use tons of table salt all the time on their food, I think they were dealing with an imbalance but the pure sodium wasn't satisfying them, only after correcting the problem with the salt as God intended were they able to cut down on salt use. I now use Real Salt but both are great and contain all the minerals in the proper amounts our bodies need, its the best way for me to get my minerals. Another positive it helps me with and aches and pains and enables me to sleep restfully. We have all read the report or story of some healthy athletic person who drops dead at the age of 36 for no apparent reason, I sometimes wonder if in their quest for health they adopt a low or no salt diet and an electrolyte imbalance does them in. Stuff to ponder.

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I just found out this afternoon that I'm a Nonnie, so just voting in some polls I couldn't previously complete...

I have never really enjoyed sweets/biscuits/cakes/puddings etc - but have always enjoyed salty savoury snacks - since starting GTD at the end of May this year TOASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS WITH SEA SALT are the new mega snack!


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I like salt and use it pretty freely but I don't 'crave' it.
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Nope, never used much salt in fact I find many things too salty.  The only time I really like salt is on very bland foods.
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The only thing I add salt to is chips (french fries). However, my son's girlfriend adds so much salt to everything its scary! She also has pretty bad asthma, wonder if there's any connection?
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try to keep it a minimum, there is a fine balance even with too much salt, usually add it to cooking grains, or a pinch on vegetables.  I try and get natural sodium in celery, carrot or sea veg like arame, wakame.
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