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 If you could choose your blood type it would be...
O secretor (130 votes)
B secretor (115 votes)
A secretor (70 votes)
AB (40 votes)
O nonnie (39 votes)
A nonnie (21 votes)
B nonnie (19 votes)
434 Votes Total Last vote Thursday, November 29, 2012, 8:04pm by Jacquie
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Wednesday, November 3, 2004, 2:36am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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If you could choose your blood type (and the food list that goes with it), what would you be?

I could only give 7 options - so AB wasn't broken out into secretor status.

Did you pick your own type? (I know I didn't!)

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As a pre-existing vegetarian it was the happiest day of my life when I tested A secretor.
I wouldn't wish to be another blood type.

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I did choose my own type--well, what is PROBABLY my type--O nonnie. I don't know yet for sure, but everything in my medical history points to it.

This may sound a little weird, but I spent many years hating my body and how it looked and worked. It's just been in the little while that I've come to actually like my hunter-gatherer, wonky old prototype body. It's gotten me this far even though I've eaten just about everything that was pure poison to it--and it's healing itself now on the BTD. So I'm happy.

Everyone is entitled to his or her informed opinion. --H. Ellison
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Love this question!  I thought about it a while before answering.  I sometimes have B envy because I really love cheese, but prefer the O secretor diet overall.  Love that meat, but like to have the greater range of grains, sweeteners, etc. than nonnies.  Most of all, I think the O secretor health risks are the most benign, ulcers, arthritis and inflammation compared to heart disease, cancer and MS.  Plus I'm not good at being sick since I rarely am, just don't think I could handle the nonnie challenges.

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"There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man.  True nobility is being superior to your former self."  Anonymous quote
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Prior to the BTD, I was intuitively eating many of the beneficial foods that were important for my health, which made being an 'A' a very smooth transition into the BTD. I love the backbone of the 'A' secretor diet: tofu, tempeh, beans, lots of fish, many fruits, peanut butter/peanuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, the benefit of tolerating grains/bread/starches, and the unlimited number of vegetables we are allowed!

My second choice would be 'A' nonsecretor, then blood type 'AB' as they have a good balance of beneficial foods from each blood group.

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I'm quite happy with being an O-sec. I wouldn't like to change it either.

Having said that, you can always hear me mumbling "lucky b**tards!" in front of a dairy shop


"You are never given a problem without the will power to solve it"
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yaman, I can agree with you there.  The major disadvantage I can think of being an O secretor is the dairy issue.  I love dairy!  I miss dairy!  But, I do have the benefit of all that meat, veggies, and fruits!  Now, if only I can find a way to make creamy sauces, desserts, etc.

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself. Good health to you & yours.  Through the Eyes of a Wolverine

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Wednesday, November 3, 2004, 8:19am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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to whom it may concern!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hey you, yes yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyooooooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

yooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu forgot my "non-secretor "status!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And I will tell you something (hi-hi-hi)I won't admit it (perhaps???!?
and re-belotte- once more please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Wednesday, November 3, 2004, 11:19am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Didn't Fortget - my hands are tied - these polls only allow 7 choices

Nope, didn't forget, left you out on purpose  

But I'll take write in candiates  
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Wednesday, November 3, 2004, 1:37pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I think I am OK with my blood type as I enjoy the things I eat. I guess I would only pick A nonsecretor because they can have peppers and tomatoes. I miss cajun seasoning and salsa sometimes.  
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I think it's funny how few Bs are here, yet how many votes B got...
Maybe we're advanced?
I know being a non is harder for your health overall, but I still think it's the best diet...
I love dairy, tomatoes and the occasional drink.  And of course, all the veg and fruit.  I do miss pastas and breads sometimes, though.  I suppose everyone has to miss something.
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Yeah, I did vote for my type and secretor status. It was actually quite easy for me to transition to the BTD. However, I do miss corn and would love to have just ONE type of olive that I could eat compliantly. The lack of compliant oils eliminates most packaged foods - probably a good thing health-wise.

I do get tired of dairy sometimes...

Grass is always greener, I guess.

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.  
There are many ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

- Rumi
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Wednesday, November 3, 2004, 3:21pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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EASY!  Always knew I'd choose type B, probably secretor, either one would do.  But then found myself reflecting on the joys of being an A nonnie, like me ol' Bryan.  That is a really great diet!  and Hey, then we'd be on the same plan.  Probably shouldn't have brought that element into the mix, but it did occur to me in passing.  And funny thing, my B-devotion wavered.  

I mused back & forth, couldn't settle, so went to Live Right and examined both the A and B sections again r e a l l y carefully (this is a huge life decision, not to be made lightly!!   ).  

Now, rather than a three-line post, you're getting this one.  Well, what a head scratcher it was.  Without thinking about it, I would have said Yes to either of the above.  On serious inspection, it quickly became clear that neither one would... quite... do, for one little pinch or another, and some bigger reasons, too.  KeeRap, this should NOT be so difficult... but there it was.  I just wouldn't be happy with either one -- and I'm perfectly well pleased with my current polymorphic configuration.   Sighed, pointed the mouse at the O non button, and....

forgot I hadn't even looked at the AB pages.  Two seconds glancing over them, and  LIGHTBULB!!!!

A2B Nonsecretor Rhesus Neg   ...   that's my write-in, Aewoyn.    

It's perfect... a step closer to vegetarian day-to-day cooking, but with roughly one serving of meat and one of fish daily, grain here & there,  soy here & there, veg selections are a joy (tomatoes & potatoes & sweet potatoes no problem - can someone say, Hallelujah?) the cheese selections are superb for those special occasions.  AND THE FRUIT LIST.  WHOO-HOO!  

The corn thing and lack of sweeteners?  Heck, I live with that now.  Hot chilis?  WHO CARES??  And I was never so wild about chicken OR bananas that I wouldn't trade them for strawberries, blackberries and apples in a heartbeat.   Mmm...  I'm loving this already.

Any of these extremely rare critters around on the board?  Likely not.  Probably too busy going about their happy foodster lives to stop by.      

If I woke up an A2B-neg nonnie tomorrow, I'd stretch luxuriantly and whisper two little words:  "Champagne."  "Caviar."  

thanks for this great poll, Aeowyn!  fits nicely with the other "other side" poll, doncha think?  

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Being an O sec. is the type I would choose.  Why? Because it is what I am used to.

Before reading the BTD book I had already taken myself off of some of the food items that were on the Avoid list.  I was seeing an allergist he told me I had no allergies only sensitivites.  I took myself off of some of the foods trying to find out what my body couldn't handle.   I was told about the BTD by a clerk at a health food store and began following it.  Being on the BTD is no biggy since I already had myself on some part of it.  I like how the BTD makes me feel good and not sick all the time.  

I had also read a book on Food Combining and follow some of the rules it talked about.  I found out I eat to fast and eat some wrong combinations.  I wish I would have known all these things when I was younger.
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I chose B secretor.  I followed BTD as a secretor the first 1 1/2 years.  I think I was happier then.  I at least had less guilt when I ate avoids.  I still drink 1 coffee a day, and I shouldn't.  If I were a secretor, that wouldn't be an issue.  And I could eat more grains.  I used to love eating almond butter and jam sandwiches on spelt bread.  Now I get 1 - 4 servings of grain a week.  Not enough to make it worth buying a loaf of spelt bread.  

OUCH!!   My dogma was just run over by my karma!
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Thursday, November 4, 2004, 3:35am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Yes Heidi, this does fit with the other survey.  It was when I posted my avoid menu that I realized most of the things I want to eat are good for other blood types

I want to be a B with a side of secretor please.  I've always envied Bs, and I'm sticking to it!  

Is it possible to get tired of dairy?  Kristin, can this be true?  I know that diary makes this O nonnie congested, but if I could have diary AND breathe...  I would gladly trade some of my meat for yogurt and CHEESEEEEEE.  Who needs chicken, there are plenty of other meat in the sea... I mean land.

And look at all the grains.  Oats are not only allowed - they are beneficial!!  

The biggest downside for B secretor is bye-bye tomato (you have to know that when I was on a non BTD diet that didn't allow tomatoes, I once told a co-dieter to sue me as I ate one anyway!), but with all the sauces I could have with dairy, I'd trade the tomato in a heart beat.  

I'm kinda used to not eating potatos - but as a B I would gladly add this back as an occassional treat.  

I bet Bs could even make a compliane CHEESE CAKE......

Avoid menus..... changing blood type.....  I was driving to work yesterday and I swear I smelled cake.  As I got closer to work I was sure I smelled frosting.  I thought it might be all these seductive polls - but I swear it was REAL.  Can an O nonnie get in trouble by smelling sugar?  I did not ingest - I only inhaled!
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And as I sit here, eating cottage cheese with a spoon of fig jam, I think:  no, it's not possible to be sick of dairy.
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salut heidi,
heeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrllllllich Dein statment-I love your form of writings-jaaaouuu-
so you teached me now-that I am allowed as being an A2B,Rh.pos.but "non-sechi" that I may have
caviar? T tought thats was undergoing into avoids????
Therefore I ask,today for the last time,please help me for the nonnnie-recipes.I think I don't know
aanything about this,must be very honest now, as I am doing the mediteranian (Francia)cutchina
I am looking for me for the avoids, bien-sure auch for my life-partner which is an O!!!!!!!!!And then
hoppala-wurschtl-wurschtl I cook.................................................................
It makes me sometimes a little but more than "insure",sometimes I'd like to practise the BTD in
1000000%- and then gettin insure by questionin if I am right with my doings???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have all,not true, the cancerbook idont' have it, but the rest of all the books of Dr.D. are in my
daily use-most frequent the there I am finding all at once.
But be aware-my dear, that being an AB is not everytime soooooooooooooooooo easy-sometimes
your A is calling hey you-what are you doing here-ought to.......and next five minutes your B makes you doing foolish things like saucey jokes (the A gives his statment in cynique forms......)
and so you are stretched the whole day................................dont' neet any sports any more------
easy like that hihihi
No sir,I think I must work also over all the themes,because I thought that all is well- no sir-
I must repeat and reoeat and then ther comes a client and all is in an other way-because we can't
reglement or fix up a "living person"only where  rigidit is, there is sickness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey thanks all of you-made me thinking-super-super-thanks again-truly yours I.M.
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Well- I like being B sec- BUT if I could add to it- I would choose the b non list for fruit and the O sec- list for meat- I LOVE organic BEEF and Veal- I hate my list of ben. meat- sorry folks-
I think every blood type has its negative side- but overall I think it is easier to be B

ENFP -naturalist, visual/spatial and musical/verbal/chatty Dane - Mother to DD 22 , 0 rh- ,secr, likely Hunter
Diamonds, superfoods, Neutral,*black dots, avoids
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Oof!    ya shoulda kept quiet, Isa......  So, you're an A2B Rh pos, Isa? Yes??    

that's close enough!!

NO WAY I'M TELLING YOU ABOUT CAVIAR, GIRL!   {{crosses arms & sulks}}  or the essential meaning of my whispered 'caviar PLUS Champage,' never mind.   Someone else is going to have to tell you about that.   Hmph!  A food list like yours, and you come whining to ME about menus and split personalities and such????   Hoihoihoi HOI!!   {{makes hand flicking motions}}  You can get right back there to your beautiful European mediterranean lovely-smelling life and leave me here in the snow with my toothmarked bones, pineneedles, dried grass, suet, and hunks of cooling tough old moose meat.   Hey!  Caviar?  LOOK IT UP IN THE LOUVRE!!  {{sniff.}}  


oh, and JJ.... time to change your under-Avatar message to say, "I'm just here to RUB IT IN."  

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she told me twice and I STILL got the rh wrong, ** LOL!!! **
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sorry.  really, you guys have it it with the beneficial meats--there's only so much lamb a girl can eat.  and all those cool ancient grains.  i was just trying to pump up my "sisters"
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yeah, right.  

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No heidi,
I am A2B,   Rh+ non-secr.

aha- I understood the Rh+ gives me the allowness of caviar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey girl you are invited as long as you want to come here nearby Zrich,into a very little
flat (Cocky my tell you) and I'll feed you upon 150Kg's -ok!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No sir, I have not,absolutely not a splitted personality, my shizo an me are going always
seperately apart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What for caviar in the Louvre-don't blame my french part-there is no caviar in the Louvre-nor
doescats-milk exist-no-no-no..................

But Heidi-ther'es a little land for your to visit-named "Heidi-Land" thats' true...........................
and it is existing here in Schwidzerland!!!!!!!!!!!I'll show you if you've got your 150 kg's!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hey thinny come here...........
Big hugs to anyone yours amicalement ISA-M.
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58.2k here, and if you really have 150k of caviar (I prefer sevruga btw), make room cuz flede ich zur Schweiz!!!  

besides, (setting aside those extra couple servings of meat & fish rh negs could have), I can watch you eat the diet of my dreams.   wundebar, worth the trip right there.

p.s.:  caviar is neutral for all type AB's.... and me, too.    
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Hey, Burke ~  which one did you choose?  

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