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Posted by: carolinagirl, Monday, January 12, 2009, 3:42am
I was just curious.......is there a way to get a good gauge of your secretor status, without taking the official test?  I have heard of getting average pulse rate (before rising out of bed) over a week, to get the norm.  Then eat a food you suspect you have a sensitivity to, and if your pulse goes up within a certain range like 20 minutes after you eat....chances are high you are sensitive.  

Anyone else done this?  Any other ideas?  

Sorry, times are tight.  

Thanks,
Carolinagirl
Posted by: Lola, Monday, January 12, 2009, 4:13am; Reply: 1
no.....
the test can be done by saliva or blood.....

that you mention is more allergy testing, has little to do with the Lewis test.
Posted by: Mrs T O+, Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 3:20pm; Reply: 2
They sayyou really need the test, but if the secretor diet isn't working, it can't hurt to try the 'nonnie' diet for a while. I did that &  now am doing the gatherer GTD.
I think I am a nonnie because of certain things, but there is still a lingering doubt.
I ordered the test, but sometinmes have a coughing problem in the AM or I forget or I am not sure where to drop it off for delivery.
Posted by: Ribbit, Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 8:10pm; Reply: 3
I saved pennies till I had the money for the test.  We never tested the rest of the family though.  I was just desperate to know one way or the other.  When I first put my AB daughter on the diet, I did secretor.  Several months later I switched her to the nonnie diet, just to try it, and her red allergic-looking eye circles went away.  (Unfortunately they're back, and have been since Thanksgiving, but I'm not sure what's caused it.)  She did a lot better on the nonnie diet.  So you have nothing to lose by giving it a shot and seeing if it's better, worse, or no different.
Posted by: joey, Saturday, January 24, 2009, 6:59pm; Reply: 4
Instead of ordering the test, can we also figure out the secretor/non-secretor status by going to a doctor? Has anyone done that? Or do you have to order the saliva test kit?
Posted by: RedLilac, Saturday, January 24, 2009, 7:11pm; Reply: 5
It would be more expensive having a doctor do the test for you and send it to a lab.  
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, January 24, 2009, 8:32pm; Reply: 6
first ask your dr if he has ever heard of a lewis test!  ;)
Posted by: sml, Saturday, January 24, 2009, 9:18pm; Reply: 7
Hey I thought I was a secreter with reading the book and the kind of profile I matched...guess what ...It is worth  getting the test cause I turned out to be a nonnie!
Posted by: joey, Sunday, January 25, 2009, 6:25pm; Reply: 8
I have another question, according to what I've read about non-secretors, they are more prone to alcoholisms and are more susceptable to diseases than secretors. I have no taste for alcohol what so ever, let alone enjoying it, and I rarely get sick. Does this mean that I'm more likely a secretor?
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, January 25, 2009, 6:37pm; Reply: 9
Joey:

You are more likely a secretor, because 80% of the population are secretors.

I scarcely drink at all and have never been "drunk" from alcohol. Until I had food poisoning several years ago, I had scarcely been sick since childhood.

Yet my tests showed I was a nonsecretor.

One really does need to test to determine secretor status.

http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=TE002
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Sunday, January 25, 2009, 6:46pm; Reply: 10
In NY we can't send saliva through the mail. >:(

Posted by: joey, Sunday, January 25, 2009, 6:53pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from C_Sharp
Joey:

You are more likely a secretor, because 80% of the population are secretors.

I scarcely drink at all and have never been "drunk" from alcohol. Until I had food poisoning several years ago, I had scarcely been sick since childhood.

Yet my tests showed I was a nonsecretor.

One really does need to test to determine secretor status.

http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=TE002


But you said it yourself that you have never been drunk or succumbed to alcoholism and rarely ever gotten sick. But suprisingly, you're tested as a "nonnie". Wouldn't the same apply to me as well? Maybe I might be a "nonnie" as well.  I hope not, but knowing my luck I might be one.

Posted by: joey, Sunday, January 25, 2009, 6:54pm; Reply: 12
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
In NY we can't send saliva through the mail. >:(



You have to call them first to get confirmation, is that correct? I live in New York as well. What should I do?

Posted by: Lola, Sunday, January 25, 2009, 8:06pm; Reply: 13
drive down to the neighboring state and send it off from there...results you can check online.
Posted by: O plus, Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 3:07am; Reply: 14
Quoted from Lola
first ask your dr if he has ever heard of a lewis test!  ;)


Will that tell us our secretor status?
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 3:33am; Reply: 15
yes
http://www.dadamo.com/knowbase/subtype/subtype6.htm
Posted by: Jenny, Monday, March 23, 2009, 1:12am; Reply: 16
Not quite sure where to post this information, but it is essentially for Australians only who have reservations about doing the saliva test which some people find takes quite a few weeks. The alternative of the Lewis test is available at Symbion Laverty path collection centres, the blood sample is couriered to a centre such as that at North Ryde and the result in my experience is available within a few days. Unfortunately it is necessary to have a Dr or Naturopath referal for this test. The price is as yet unknown, but may be in the $30--70 range. I will inform you when we get the bill. :o
Posted by: NassMum, Saturday, April 4, 2009, 2:41am; Reply: 17
Ooo, Jenny, how did you go?? I live in Sydney, and was wondering which direction to take about the secretor test?
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