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italybound
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frumag, wishing you a warm welcome to BTD and the forums!!  



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Cathy
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I think one of the best things you could do for yourself right now, is get your secretor status tested.  You are aware are you not, that the A nonnie diet is dramatically different than the A secretor diet?  This is the only type were, the diets are quite different from each other when transitioning from secretor to nonnie.

Knowledge is power.  Once you know your secretor status, you will be much better armed to make more intelligent choices regarding your meals.  And this translates into better mood.


Well, I just got my secretor status report today and boy am I ever surprised!  I am a non-secretor!!  That explains why I have been so sick for so long even though I was on the BTD for over 10 years.   It will take me a while to chew on that one.  I am doing better with the grieving....I still have my sad moments but it is bearable.  Now knowing that I am a non-secretor....WOW!  I am suprised!

 While reading up on the differances between the secretor and non, I saw I can have tomatoes, cayenne pepper, green and yellow peppers!  Wow!  I am VERY happy about that!  And that I can eat certain meats now...that make me REALLY happy!  

 
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Wow!  TURKEY!!
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Well, I just got my secretor status report today and boy am I ever surprised!  I am a non-secretor!!  
 While reading up on the differances between the secretor and non, I saw I can have tomatoes, cayenne pepper, green and yellow peppers!  Wow!  I am VERY happy about that!  And that I can eat certain meats now...that make me REALLY happy!    


Cathy, I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better. And who'd've thought so much happiness would've come from learning you can eat tomatoes, cayenne pepper, green and yellow peppers!!     Will wonders never cease  



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I've always loved eating the tomatoes, and peppers and spicy foods, and even lamb, but I was willing to give them up for better health.  Now I see I can have them back in my diet without any harmful effects.  

It made me think of not being able to have my children with me right now....someday they will be restored to me, and I will be very, very happy on that blessed day!  

I will have to fine tune my salads and meals to get the beneficial foods in.  I saw that I am to avoid sunflower seeds which I have been having every day in my salads...I think I can do without the seeds.  

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Corn, wheat, sugar, etc all avoids now...and then some things go neutral like most soy.  Do you like thai?  Guess what?  Coconut becomes neutral.  Beware of the guar gum and such though...let me know if you find a canned coconut milk without it.  Making your own is hard work but delicious!  
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Cathy
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I was eating a lot of wheat products last fall and winter....Boy, was I ever sick.  I understand now why corn, wheat and sugar was giving me such fits.  I have tried thai chi tea but that has been my extent on that.  I'm happy I can have coconut, too.  I will have to look for milk without the guar gum.  I find it interesting that all soy is neutral,  I don't particularly care for tempeh.  I did make up a dish so it looked like chicken salad.

I am now writing out my shopping list for next week,  I will have to pay close attention to it for a while until it becomes a habit of what to buy.  I noticed that black beans (which I thought was a bene) gives me a lot of gas, beings it is a neutral for me I think I'll just lay off of them for a while.  I was astonished to see a lot of beans that are beneficial for secretors are only neutral for us nonnies....WOW, REPROGRAM!!!

 I am noticing (and have noticed) that when I eat meat (chicken or fish) for breakfast I feel really good and energetic for the day.  I am going to try to keep having meats for breakfast.

 I feel a little down, this evening.  I worked today and then had to get some mowing done this evening...so being tired makes me cry over the loss of my babies.  

 
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I  I feel a little down, this evening.  I worked today and then had to get some mowing done this evening...so being tired makes me cry over the loss of my babies.    


{{{{{{{{{{{{{{BIG HUGGIES TO YOU}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}   Maybe it's time for you to cry a bit.........seems like you've been really strong for quite some time. The intervals are getting longer, eh?  



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.......seems like you've been really strong for quite some time. The intervals are getting longer, eh?


 Yes, I think I'll feel better if I could have a good cry and a long walk right now. I have to work today and tomorrow, yet, so that is taking my time.   It has been some time now, that I've had a good cry.  Working in the floral department is helping me to be stable and strong emotionally.  We've been having cloudy rainy days of late so that is setting the mood for sitting and staring, (for me, crying).

Thanks, italybound, for the hugs.  I appreciate the support!!  It will help me get through today.  

 

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Your situation is very close to a good friend of mine's. She too lost her only baby after 11 years of trying and only to get choked by his cord at birth.She then almost bled to death, I believe from grief, and had to have a hysterectomy.
I am proud to say she is the biological mamma to twin girls through a surrogate almost 1 year to the day of her nightmare.
God is Great and he will have amazing things planned for you..maybe a baby by surrogate is possible,if not you will have eternity with your sweet babe.Life on earth is like a speck of dust compared to the time we will live in Heaven. Bless you Girlfriend, you are not alone.
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{{{{{{{{Cathy}}}}}}}}

Check out how many fishes jump to  beneficial!
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bluegirl, firstly I would like to wish you a warm welcome to BTD and the forums.
What an awful thing that happened to your friend, but what a great ending, as well.
I love your comment - Life on earth is like a speck of dust compared to the time we will live in Heaven - what a way to put things into perspective.  



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Yesterday was a very hard for me at work.  I could not keep the tears back!  Things irretated me and I cried the more.

Thank you bluegirl for reminding me of the truth!  OH, how I needed that nugget of truth today!  Life on earth will be cruel at times but God Almighty will have the last say!

Yes Vicki, I saw how many fish were so beneficial for me.  I will be eating a lot more fish than I used to.  I am very thankful for that!  It's time for me to go fishing!!  
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Cathy,  my thoughts are with you.  
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Thank you, Vicki,    I am doing better the last couple of days.  I went shopping for more of the beneficial fish and some neutral meats yesterday.  It was very hot and humid yesterday and my brain was not functioning...kept forgetting important food items and had to keep returning to the store!    

I am feeling much better physically since I am now following the non-secretor list of foods.  I just made up some "soda" using the selter water and a little of all natural fruit juice.  What a nice treat!
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Corn, wheat, sugar, etc all avoids now...and then some things go neutral like most soy.  Do you like thai?  Guess what?  Coconut becomes neutral.  Beware of the guar gum and such though...let me know if you find a canned coconut milk without it.  Making your own is hard work but delicious!  


I found a recipe on how to make coconut milk on the web, but I'd like to know how do you make your own, Vicki?  I, at one time put coconut milk in black beans because a friend of mine was telling me how she did that.  The coconut milk I found does have guar gum in it.  I'd rather make mine own.

Is coconut water neutral for Type A non-secretors?
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Is coconut water neutral for Type A non-secretors?


coconut milk is neutral.........i think that's the same as coconut water, isn't it?  



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Coconut water is the clear liquid that first comes out when you crack open the shell.  Coconut milk is made from the meat of the coconut.  The milk that is made from it is creamy white.

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Coconut water is the clear liquid that first comes out when you crack open the shell.  Coconut is made from the meat of the coconut.  The milk that is made from it is creamy white.


ohhh, I always called the clear liquid,,,,, milk.........thanks for clearin' that up for me



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Well, I slipped up all ready!!  I had toasted oat squares cereal last evening, not even thinking until I finished up my serving.  I then read on the box that it had wheat flour and corn flour in it!  After a while I started having bloating and lots of burping.

Yesterday, I went down to the mighty Susquehana Rivier and had my good cry and walking there.  Much needed!  I'm thankful I have had several days off of work so I can have my time of grieving and pondering to get the sadness out of me.  

I also want to thank those that encouraged me to get my secretor test done.  THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!  Words can not express the gratitude I feel for you all!  Now I understand why I am so finicky!    Now I understand why I have to work twice as hard in my life to get what others get so easily! (or so it seems.)  I am not struggling with BTD any more.  YES!!
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Cathy- your still learning about nonnieville- so chin up and bon voyage!
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Cathy,
knowledge is power!!
hugs!


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Well, I just got my secretor status report today and boy am I ever surprised!  I am a non-secretor!!  That explains why I have been so sick for so long even though I was on the BTD for over 10 years.  


Cathy,
Congratulations on finding out your non-secretor results.  Finding out one's secretor status can help us to refine our overall health.  

It empowers us to make better food choices daily, it enables us to not waste funds on foods that are not edifying for our bodies, it allows us to cut back or eliminate food items that contribute to lectin damage in our bodies, it informs us to increase or decrease portion/frequency guidelines if one chooses to adhere to the food guidelines.  

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