Hi, This is my first post and I'm not sure if I'm in the right forum but am really happy to have found you guys and SWAMI. At first I thought I was a 'Teacher' (A neg, secretor with longer ring fingers, upper body and thigh)but SWAMI has come up with 'Explorer', which I'm sure is right, so I'm really hoping this will get be me back to full health. I'm in the process of putting together my shopping list and am struggling a bit with the translations from US to UK. For example is 'Cornish hen' a chicken that comes from Cornwall? I can't find any reference to 'Cornish hens' here so maybe they are something only found in the US? Also, is 'samphire' listed anywhere? (I love it). Do you think it is important to get the other tests featured in the SWAMI, for example the A1,A2 test? Kind regards
For example is 'Cornish hen' a chicken that comes from Cornwall?
Here is the Wikipedia definition:
In the United States, a Cornish game hen, also sometimes called a Cornish hen, poussin, Rock Cornish hen, or simply Rock Cornish, is a hybrid chicken sold whole. Despite the name, it is not a game bird. Rather, it is a broiler chicken, the most common strain of commercially raised meat chickens. Though the bird is called a "hen", it can be either male or female. A cornish hen typically commands a higher price per pound than typically sold chickens, despite a shorter growing span of 28 to 30 days, as opposed to 42 or more for regular chicken.
Yep, it's just a chicken hybrid. So for all intents and purposes, regard it as chicken. As for samphire, anything not listed is considered neutral. Just monitor how it affects you.
Having your secretor status is most recommended. Without it, you're assumed to be a secretor (80% probability). However, being a non secretor (20% probability) predisposes you to certain health challenges and may influence your Swami food lists considerably. I wouldn't hesitate getting tested.
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Thank you for your advice, I am really really grateful for any help with this. Chicken is on my avoid list but Cornish hen is a neutral so would be good if I could find some. I had my 'secreter' test done and apparently I am a secreter, but I was just wondering whether the 'A1/A2', 'Lewis blood group', 'MN blood group' and 'haplogroups' listed on the SWAMI questionnaire would be worth doing? For example do you think it is likely to increase my food list at all? Also, my avatar doesn't seem to let me be just a 'Type A-neg secreter' without adding A1 or A2? But thank you again, I'm really looking forward to the future.