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Posted by: girly, Wednesday, October 3, 2007, 12:54am
Stopped by my local Chapters and bought " Live right for your type" and the Blood-type Encyclopedia. I had gazed through them before but since finding out last week that I'm a non-secreter, I figured it was well spent.
You know what does tick me off though $ 35.99 Canadian, $ 24.95 American each ...Hello ripoff, our dollar is Par !!! No biggy, I'm exited to read.
Posted by: meribelle, Wednesday, October 3, 2007, 1:15am; Reply: 1
I like knowing I'm a nonnie.  To think of all the years I wasted thinking I was doing right and I was not.  Oh well, I was still doing better than not doing at all!!!
Posted by: Andrew, Wednesday, October 3, 2007, 2:05am; Reply: 2
Quoted from girly
... but since finding out last week that I'm a non-secreter


Congratulations on getting your results.  The huskies must have been really motivated.  I am still (!!) waiting for my results. :(

The problem with the price difference has to do with where it was printed (Canada or US), costs of transportation (cross border or cross Canada shipping) and when it was printed (a couple of years ago?). All of which usually works against the consumer.

LR4YT will really help with the non-secretor details.

Hugs
Andrew
Posted by: Lloyd, Wednesday, October 3, 2007, 2:29am; Reply: 3
Quoted from girly

You know what does tick me off though $ 35.99 Canadian, $ 24.95 American each ...Hello ripoff, our dollar is Par !!! No biggy, I'm exited to read.


At the time of publication the Looney was quite a bit lower. Glad you were able to get the books!

Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Wednesday, October 3, 2007, 1:13pm; Reply: 4
girly, all those books are worth their shekelchen  ;) ;D ;D great...great stuff (dance)(clap)(dance)(clap)(clap)(smarty)(whistle)
Posted by: Andrew, Saturday, October 6, 2007, 3:09am; Reply: 5
Well, the virtual mail arrived last night (many thanks to Mike of ABO Essentials and girly for the suggestion) and wonder of wonders, the snail mail arrived this afternoon!
And the results are (drum roll, please) - secretor!

(Ok, so I changed the Avatar shield, already)

Looks like the nonnie clubhouse will remain untainted by my presence ;) Hugs to all of the noonies.

 It really does help to know the status. There is only 1 food list to browse, I do not have to check the other just in case! (& then confuse myself later :) )
 Even better, now I can determine whether the food really is an avoid (ie bananas) or I am just intolerant to it (ie corn) and it may be tolerable in the future.

 It was as if this body was like one of those inexpensive (alright then: cheap!) cars with a small 4 cylinder engine - it was slow and rusts easily (Remember this is the Model A vehicle. You want a car with power? Better checkout the Model O - now that one has 8 cylinders and can really crank it out)
 Well, this Model A only used about 1 and a half of those cylinders - slugggggish! Occasionally everything worked properly so I knew it could be done.
BUT.
Searching for the fountain of youth would have been easier and probably cheaper.  
Using BTD has all 4 cylinders firing. It is like having one's own premium blend of fuel for the fuel tank, specially formulated for your own car. There are days when I swear that there must be a little nitro in the mix - the energy is off the scale.  I do have to throttle it back. Do not want to burn out the transmission. Now that would just suck.
 Need to put the car in the garage and let it rest for now (ie it's almost bedtime)

Hugs
Andrew
Posted by: girly, Saturday, October 6, 2007, 4:03am; Reply: 6
It sure is awesome to know....makes you wonder why we didn't do it sooner. The bummer for me is I'm allergic to eggs, all dairy and wheat, and I only like tomatoes if cooked !
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Saturday, October 6, 2007, 6:18am; Reply: 7
girly, so it renifles that your A- part takes its grip over your B-part ;) ;D
Posted by: Ronagon (Guest), Saturday, October 6, 2007, 7:10am; Reply: 8
girly,

What's even worse is that the Canadian price doesn't even reflect the true and present exchange rate between Canadian and American currency:

The last time I was in Canada, the currencies were even-Steven.  And I've heard lately that the Canadian dollar is now worth more than the American dollar.  So figure that into your outrage over price discrepancy.
Posted by: 1011 (Guest), Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 3:26am; Reply: 9
Maybe you should wait until you want a couple books and order them from America. I'm not too sure of the processing behind this. Do you think the taxes would bring the price back up?
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 4:28am; Reply: 10
shipping and handling does vary depending on the weight of your shipment......
so the more, the merrier!
that s the way it is here......
Posted by: OSuzanna, Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 12:38pm; Reply: 11
Look at it this way, a few dollars in the beginning will save untold dollars and quality of life in the years ahead...
Posted by: girly, Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 7:03pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from ISA-MANUELA
girly, so it renifles that your A- part takes its grip over your B-part ;) ;D


Is that what it is..I am more A than B !!!???? I am 1000% sure that I cannot eat wheat, eggs or ANY kind of dairy ( cow or goat) I had the ALIZA blood allergy test 5 months ago and tested at anaphylactic numbers for All dairy, wheat, eggs, pineapple, pinto beans, navy bean, gluten, spelt, triticale and ginger. I stayed off of those things for a while and thought that maybe because I was eating most of those thing frequently because of ERFYBT I would retest after being off of them for 3 months. I retested and my results came back almost identical ...even a bit higher. So my diet is even more limited. I will cope. One thing that did happen after being off my triggers is that my skin cleared up unbelievably, and my Thyroid meds have been reduced.
I have a friend who I just found out is dying of Cancer, 41 years old, had breast cancer 3 years ago and has come back in her lungs and Liver, won't make it to Christmas.Devistating.  Keeping my immune system up is very important to me...a real reality check.

What should I do about deflect??? 200 mg of Pineapple concentrate per 2 caps..Does the good outway the bad or should I take Larch/Cranberry/chondroitin and D-Mannose separately????
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 11:27pm; Reply: 13
I believe the pineapple in deflect is only bromelain, from the core.......might not cause a problem.
have you tried it yet and did you notice a reaction?


very sad situation with your friend..... :'(
Posted by: Andrew, Friday, October 12, 2007, 11:22pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from girly

I had the ALIZA blood allergy test 5 months ago and tested at anaphylactic numbers for all dairy, wheat, eggs, pineapple, pinto beans, navy bean, gluten, spelt, triticale and ginger. I stayed off of those things for a while and thought that maybe because I was eating most of those thing frequently because of ERFYBT I would retest after being off of them for 3 months. I retested and my results came back almost identical ...even a bit higher.


girly:
 I feel for you.  There were years when my list of tolerable foods got shorter and shorter.
 The rule of thumb, that I was given a few years ago, is approximately 2 months free of the particular food for every year of intolerance.  Given that these foods tested anaphylactic 3 months ago, I would suggest that this will need a long time. Possibly years.
 I had a very close encounter with honey that was almost anaphylactic. The allergist ensured that I had an EPI pen and a good lecture. That was 15+ years ago. My food intolerances were tested yesterday and honey can be tolerated, just a little bit, once per month.  A number of other foods have slowly over the last 10 or so years joined the list of tolerant foods. Some have left and then rejoined the tolerated list - a few times.
This does mean being very careful to ensure that the intolerant foods do not get  accidentally ingested. A daunting task.
For the A side, stress is a really big factor and can affect the list of tolerated foods.
This may be a key to unlock the intolerant food problem.

Hope that I have shed some light on this.

Hugs
Andrew
Posted by: Ribbit, Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 1:31am; Reply: 15
Have you tested those foods for yourself, or was it just the ELIZA test that told you?  We had it done for my husband and my daughter with some very perplexing results (and also helpful results).  I have since given a couple of those foods to my daughter with no trouble whatsoever, even when she tested severely allergic.  I don't get it.  But in some areas, such as honey, it was very helpful.  She is indeed allergic to it, and it was the last thing that we couldn't figure out.  

Speaking of stress and As and reactions, we went camping a couple of weekends ago with some friends.  I packed food for everybody except somehow I forgot myself (is that a mommy for you, or what?) and decided that if Dr. D can eat his wife's stuffed cabbage once a year with no trouble, I can eat a beef hotdog with sour kraut (no bun) and not get all stressed.  It's the first time in 2 1/2 years I've had beef.  It wasn't very good.  The sour kraut was okay.  But the cool thing is that I never had any negative side affect except a couple of kraut burps.  I felt fine!  I think it was because I didn't worry about it and just had a whole lot of fun.  I did, however, know better than to eat toasted marshmallows.  No matter how good I'd try to feel about it, I just know that I really would regret it the next day.  I even drank a cup of diet coke (GASP)!  That's something that I'd never, never, never do.  It's poison!  But I did it, enjoyed it, and had no subsequent troubles from it. I just didn't stress about it.
Posted by: Debra+, Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 2:43am; Reply: 16
Hey girly...glad to hear that you got the Live Right and the Encyclopedia.  In the spring time when the garage sales are out or even your local used book stores you can sometimes pick them up pretty cheap.  I have three copies of Eat Right and Live Right each so that I can pass them around.  One of them I got for .50 cents...Canadian. ;)  Enjoy the reading.

Andrew...not a nonnie...that's okay.   You are still Canadian, eh. ;)  Only one food list...what about Tier 1 and Tier 2. ;);)

Ribbit...glad you were able to enjoy the foods that you are not used to.   Not stressing out about it makes a big difference. :D

Debra :)
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 2:53am; Reply: 17
interesting observation ........high cortisol can really mess you up, big time!
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