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Posted by: newtypeA, Friday, February 5, 2010, 3:27am
Tonight I learned something very shocking. I am a Nonnie.  :o

I thought for sure I was a secretor.

Maybe the dentist visits I made over the past year should have been a hint. I hadn't gone to one in ten years, and they ended up filling NINE cavities and treating some infections that popped up. I have moderate periodontal disease--and I was born with good teeth! The lidocaine shots they used had me shaking involuntarily in the dentist's chair.



Posted by: C_Sharp, Friday, February 5, 2010, 3:35am; Reply: 1
In my case the nonnie diet was what worked, so when I confirmed with a test it was not a surprise.
Posted by: Ribbit, Friday, February 5, 2010, 3:38am; Reply: 2
I wasn't surprised.
Posted by: purlgirl, Friday, February 5, 2010, 9:09am; Reply: 3
I was not surprised.
I am really happy to know -   I'm not nuts there is a reason for my  health issues
                                      -   the diet has helped me a lot.

  
Posted by: Golfzilla, Friday, February 5, 2010, 6:38pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from newtypeA
Tonight I learned something very shocking. I am a Nonnie.  :o

I thought for sure I was a secretor.

Maybe the dentist visits I made over the past year should have been a hint. I hadn't gone to one in ten years, and they ended up filling NINE cavities and treating some infections that popped up. I have moderate periodontal disease--and I was born with good teeth! The lidocaine shots they used had me shaking involuntarily in the dentist's chair.





I just had a "feeling" I was a nonnie. It took me a while to accept it as I knew what it meant but it's all good now.

You ok with it now?
Posted by: teri, Friday, February 5, 2010, 7:15pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from newtypeA
Tonight I learned something very shocking. I am a Nonnie.  :o

I thought for sure I was a secretor.

Maybe the dentist visits I made over the past year should have been a hint. I hadn't gone to one in ten years, and they ended up filling NINE cavities and treating some infections that popped up. I have moderate periodontal disease--and I was born with good teeth! The lidocaine shots they used had me shaking involuntarily in the dentist's chair.

I would've thought that most surprises worked the other way, but this is exactly what happened to me too. I was convinced I was a secretor, just was never able to relate to any of the conditions that other nonnies here talk about. If I had known about Explorers and environmental conditions back then, that would probably have been my hint. :)
Posted by: paul clucas, Saturday, February 6, 2010, 12:23am; Reply: 6
About twenty times a day, because I am forgetful.   ;D

It took about a two week adjustment before I got used to it.  Then the constant paranoia sets in and your are properly adjusted to life as a nonnie!   ;) :o :-/ :P
Posted by: newtypeA, Saturday, February 6, 2010, 3:17pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from Golfzilla


I just had a "feeling" I was a nonnie. It took me a while to accept it as I knew what it meant but it's all good now.

You ok with it now?


I'm okay with it, just didn't expect it. I couldn't relate to the typical Nonnie experiences. I was relieved to see that teri didn't expect to be one, either.  :)

There are a few things that I guess should have tipped me off. When I visit my parents, their house is kept at 67 or 68 degrees--too cold for me. No else seems to have a problem with it. (i like the thermostat at 72-74 degrees.)

Growing up, I didn't like potato salad, cold cuts, cole slaw, some baked beans, and a few other things. I had recurring ear infections and eczema. During my trip to mexico City as a teenager, i had diarrhea and nausea the entire trip (probably due to the stress of being in another country). I had severe stomach cramps during middle school (again, stress-related). I went to the doctor for that several times and tried Maalox and Mylanta. Do any of these sound like "nonnie" issues?
Posted by: RedLilac, Saturday, February 6, 2010, 6:07pm; Reply: 8
I sent mine & my sons in at the same time.  I was sure Id be the secretor and hed be the nonnie, but the results were vice versa.    Now I can relate.  The more I read up on non-secretors, the more it became like me.
Posted by: teri, Sunday, February 7, 2010, 5:05am; Reply: 9
Quoted from newtypeA


I'm okay with it, just didn't expect it. I couldn't relate to the typical Nonnie experiences. I was relieved to see that teri didn't expect to be one, either.  :)

There are a few things that I guess should have tipped me off. When I visit my parents, their house is kept at 67 or 68 degrees--too cold for me. No else seems to have a problem with it. (i like the thermostat at 72-74 degrees.)

Growing up, I didn't like potato salad, cold cuts, cole slaw, some baked beans, and a few other things. I had recurring ear infections and eczema. During my trip to mexico City as a teenager, i had diarrhea and nausea the entire trip (probably due to the stress of being in another country). I had severe stomach cramps during middle school (again, stress-related). I went to the doctor for that several times and tried Maalox and Mylanta. Do any of these sound like "nonnie" issues?

The only thing I can relate to here is the eczema. I had it severe as a baby, but it has never reoccurred. Not sure if this is a nonnie condition. Food-wise, growing up I liked everything except parsnips and turnips. Still have an aversion to them now. Otherwise, everything else went down with ease, without noticeable consequence, even the junk.
Posted by: Munchkin76, Sunday, February 7, 2010, 9:25am; Reply: 10
I've always thought I had a 'cast-iron' constitution as I've never had a bad tummy from food, although I was quite fussy as a child I seem to recall (no tomatoes, cheese etc).  I was quite surprised when my results came back.

However, now having seen the testimonies of other nonnies - I can so relate.

I can still feel the 'itchy' wool of a sweater my grandmother gave me when I was a kid - literally made my skin crawl like ants walking all over my bare skin  :o!  Oh, and the labels on the back of clothing, people chewing too loudly or gulping water etc.  It's better to know that I'm one of a special community and not a freaky loner ;)

Nonniehood Rocks!

Andy
Posted by: Rennie, Sunday, February 7, 2010, 12:43pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from Munchkin76
I've always thought I had a 'cast-iron' constitution as I've never had a bad tummy from food......I can still feel the 'itchy' wool of a sweater my grandmother gave me when I was a kid - literally made my skin crawl like ants walking all over my bare skin  :o!  Oh, and the labels on the back of clothing, people chewing too loudly or gulping water etc.


OMG!  I haven't heard this "nonnie" reaction before - it's so me!  I have every label on my clothes cut off and sometimes can't deal with any kind of sweater fabric on my body.  The label thing is a hoot because if I need to look back on a favorite shirt and want to get another I don't know what size it was  :-/

Like Munchkin said - annoying noises (grit my teeth at loud chewers!) are also me and I have to agree that I used to have a cast iron stomach, but as I've gotten older more foods bother me in a "don't feel good from that" kind of way. I had nasty acne as a teenager, can still get a zit at age 59, and have a mouth full of fillings from an excess amount of cavities as a child.  I'm slowly replacing teeth (as I can afford it) because of potential mercury poisoning.  I've also been told I have a "fatty liver" (after gall bladder surgery 10 years ago).  My liver enzymes still hang a tad high in bloodwork - that's the Explorer in me showing up.

So considering the above and add to it some auto-immune problems, I wasn't surprised that I'm a Nonnie.  But it's all good - we don't get common viruses or cancer as often  ;D

Posted by: Munchkin76, Sunday, February 7, 2010, 1:39pm; Reply: 12
Rennie

Isn't it so funny how alike we, of the nonnie community, are!!

Am with you all the way with regards to the 'cast iron' stomach being a thing of the past.  Have had a very nasty reaction twice several months ago when trying to be 'polite' while staying with friends and eating what they put in front of me  :X.  Needless to say it was very nasty and never again!

Hurrah to not getting common viruses or cancer!!  ;D

Andy  ;)
Posted by: Amazone I., Sunday, February 7, 2010, 2:31pm; Reply: 13
it was very clear for me coz of all those (dizzy)(think) reactions I showed up... :P ;D ;D but today I feel safe and happy to be a *royal*... ;) ;D :D
Posted by: newtypeA, Sunday, February 7, 2010, 3:01pm; Reply: 14
Quoted from teri

The only thing I can relate to here is the eczema. I had it severe as a baby, but it has never reoccurred. Not sure if this is a nonnie condition. Food-wise, growing up I liked everything except parsnips and turnips. Still have an aversion to them now. Otherwise, everything else went down with ease, without noticeable consequence, even the junk.


I had it all over when I was a baby, too, I think. (I'll have to ask Mom.)

One of the things about nonnies that I couldn't relate to is the sensitivities about food. There were certain foods I didn't (and still don't) like--beets and rum balls still make me want to hurl if I smell them. But I can eat junk food or avoids and keep on kicking. Years pass where I don't go to the doctor or take a sick day. (I still have to take OTC meds once in a while.)
Posted by: RedLilac, Sunday, February 7, 2010, 3:04pm; Reply: 15
A couple of years ago my son bought me a lovely red wool sweater as a winter Solstice present.  I thought that maybe Id grown out of the wool itching problem I had as a kid, but alas, no I didnt.  So I wear his sweater over a long sleeved, high collar, light-weight black sweater I have.
Posted by: Enigma, Sunday, February 7, 2010, 6:27pm; Reply: 16
I was very suprised and quite gutted knowing that I am nonnie actually.  I read the nonnie thread and don't find myself able to relate to most of the concern.
Posted by: newtypeA, Monday, February 8, 2010, 10:12pm; Reply: 17
I wonder if it's possible for a person to make many subtle adjustments over the years, to the point that they don't recognize themselves as a nonnie. In other words, I don't do sweaters (unless they're on the thin side and not wool), or eat certain foods, or maybe I've gotten used to dealing with minor annoyances (such as constantly irritated ears).

Has anyone found themselves in this scenario?
Posted by: nwiser, Friday, February 19, 2010, 5:33pm; Reply: 18
I did have that reaction - was very, very surprised, but also was new to all this so I didn't know what I was looking for. Just shocked to be in a group that only 15% of people fall into.
It makes sense now (no stomach bugs and a few other "weird" things that I
felt like nobody else experienced). I think people thought I was making stuff up!
As I write this, some thread on the inside of the cuff of my thermals is making
me feel like ripping off my wrist :)
Posted by: nwiser, Friday, February 19, 2010, 5:36pm; Reply: 19
Oh, forgot to mention that I still have my secretor report tabbed on my browser
and whenever I look at it I shake my head. So yes - I'm not sure why it's surprising,
but it is.
Posted by: BCgal, Friday, February 19, 2010, 7:16pm; Reply: 20
Like others, I went years just assuming I was a secretor & had thought many times of doing the test, but could never justify the expense.  But the write up in the Live Right book on nonnies always nagged at me.  Then I found this site and after reading the threads on nonnies and getting interested in the Genotype, I finally decided I had to go for it.  Sure glad I did, and like most others have said, it finally explains alot of things.  I had no troubles making the needed adjustments.
Posted by: newtypeA, Friday, February 19, 2010, 9:51pm; Reply: 21
Because I have long hair, seems like every day a hair falls down the back of my shirt. I can feel it and it drives me crazy til I find it and pull it out. Any Nonnies relate?
Posted by: Captain_Janeway, Friday, February 19, 2010, 10:14pm; Reply: 22
Quoted from newtypeA
Because I have long hair, seems like every day a hair falls down the back of my shirt. I can feel it and it drives me crazy til I find it and pull it out. Any Nonnies relate?


Yes, I know for sure that I have a super enhanced tactile sensation.
Posted by: ABJoe, Saturday, February 20, 2010, 12:26am; Reply: 23
I was surprised to find out I wasn't a nonnie...  I read about the nonnie specific symptoms and I can relate to many...  
It wouldn't change my Genotype (according to the book), so I'm happy to go with the GTD book diet for now...  I keep doing better all the time on this diet, although progress seems so slow, it is an ever-present reminder to continue to eat compliantly and get plenty of rest...
Posted by: Captain_Janeway, Saturday, February 20, 2010, 10:52pm; Reply: 24
I knew my secretor status several years before the Live Right 4 Your Type publication. After reading LR, much of it made sense.
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, February 21, 2010, 2:58am; Reply: 25
how come you knew these things, before the book, but not your sisters? :-/
Posted by: SandrAruba, Monday, February 22, 2010, 7:55am; Reply: 26
Not really, I always knew I was special...  ;)

But seriously, it was more of a "ah, that makes sense" moment.
Posted by: Amazone I., Monday, February 22, 2010, 7:28pm; Reply: 27
Sandra..we were in contact some years ago; hey didd you changed your domicil??) no more arubian books??) what has happened that you came back to the old continent??)
:K) and greetings from Isa  :D
Posted by: Captain_Janeway, Monday, February 22, 2010, 8:34pm; Reply: 28
Quoted from Lola
how come you knew these things, before the book, but not your sisters? :-/


I worked at a major university blood bank and also went to school there, so I had to learn how to do Lewis antigen typing along with all the other blood group phenotyping. My family has never been tested for secretor status.

I knew nothing of the effects of secretor status until I read the LR book.


Posted by: SoulfulLori, Monday, February 22, 2010, 9:07pm; Reply: 29
With all my health issues I would have sworn I was a Nonnie.  Nope, I'm a Secretor.  I think by following this diet I will actually be able to enjoy my Secretorhood soon.
Posted by: SandrAruba, Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 9:56am; Reply: 30
Quoted from Amazone I.
Sandra..we were in contact some years ago; hey didd you changed your domicil??) no more arubian books??) what has happened that you came back to the old continent??)
:K) and greetings from Isa  :D


I just love this board and the people here. So nice and warm and friendly. Feels like home.  :K)

Well, officially my home is still Aruba, I am only working in Holland... The commute is terrible  ;) :)

But to make a long story short, beginning 2006 divorced, project I was working on in Aruba stopped end of 2006, had to find new job, met a great man who lived in Holland, decided to find out if he's the one and got a job in Holland. So that is why I went to Holland and the money here is much better then I would make on Aruba, with the extra cash I make we are renovating the house on Aruba so we can move there. When? I don't know but I hope soon because while Holland is a nice country to live, the weather just sucks. I need sun and warmth!

In the mean time I am trying to make the most of my time here. Am going to school (photo academy) to become a professional photographer and I am working on a new book. Maybe I can work as a photographer back home, that would be great.

And yes, we are still together and got married end of 2008.  :)
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 3:19pm; Reply: 31
glad change is for the better!!
good luck in your new venture! :)
Posted by: Amazone I., Sunday, February 28, 2010, 8:02pm; Reply: 32
:o :o ;D :D(smarty)(clap)(dance)(ok)(grin)(hehe)(hehe) fine for you and best wishes and good luck from Isa... :K) ;) :D
Posted by: LovetoRead, Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 3:46pm; Reply: 33
I was totally shocked I was a nonnie as I am super-healthy and never get sick...well, recently anyway.  I just started the diet in January, but have been gluten free for several years...interestingly my "hardiness" seemed to coincide with the GF diet. (Suprise!)  But now that someone has mentioned it, I am super sensitive to tactile stimulation.  I can't wear lace of any kind, or anything even remotely scratchy...my skin actually turns bright red.  Tags drive me crazy (hail to whoever invented tagless underwear!  :D) And I have my hair short now because I couldn't stand it on my neck.  I also get physically over stimulated by touch...like if my kids insist on sitting or leaning on my all the time...I can only take so much of it before I take a short hiatus in my room by myself (haha!)  Of course, when I hit that point I have to tell my normally touchy feely husband to "go away".. ;D  He knows I can only take so much before I go off the deep end.... ::)  Gosh, I had no idea that was a nonnie thing!!!  How interesting!!!  I guess now I can tell my husband that is't my DNA's fault.....haha!  
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Sunday, March 28, 2010, 12:35am; Reply: 34
Fascinating reading this - I was as surprised as hell even though my partner was non but not me turns out we are both nons.

I also put this on another thread but will copy here

Does bleeding gums have an issue, does it make you a semi secretor?

Also I get sore throats if I use mouth wash, but stay pretty healthy if I don't? what's that all about
Posted by: newtypeA, Sunday, March 28, 2010, 1:59am; Reply: 35
I have trouble with mouthwash, too, but that's because I have periodontal disease and my mouth is sensitive. The mouthwash has to be alcohol-free, otherwise it's too harsh to tolerate.
Posted by: nwiser, Sunday, March 28, 2010, 2:15am; Reply: 36
My gums bleed, and I've never had a cavity and otherwise very
orally healthy....don't know what that's about. I have a feeling that
I might be a slight secretor - strange that you would say that :)
Posted by: Symbi, Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 1:38am; Reply: 37
I was surprised since I thought I wasn't that special maybe just too sensitive to everything unlike most other people.  Well Doh! That's nonniehood in a nutshell!

Quoted from Captain_Janeway


Yes, I know for sure that I have a super enhanced tactile sensation.


Me three!  It's good in some ways, like an extra awareness.  Sometimes it prevents you from getting hurt if you feel a mozzie on your skin for instance and get it before it gets you.  :) I wonder if it leads not only to increased pain, but increased pleasure sometimes?

I feel allergic to my own hair, can't stand if my fringe (Bangs) get near my eyes.  Always putting my long hair up as can't stand little bits blowing on my neck.

Just realised I don't think my Mum is a nonnie since she buys us clothes sometimes (gotta love her) but chooses polyester and nasty fabrics alot.  I can't even stand touching them with my hands let alone tender bits!  

Also hate static build up from polyester, which makes your hair stand on end and stick to you even more!(dead)(worried)(wink) Scratch scratch this morning for some reason.  
Posted by: balletomane, Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 2:00am; Reply: 38
I found out my secretor status just a moment ago and I wasn't surprised because I always have felt I'm an "odd ball" and am supersensitive compared with other people. But being a nonnie is something I dreaded because that means there are more favorite things I cannot eat now!  :-/
Posted by: newtypeA, Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 2:10am; Reply: 39
Nonnies, do you find that you gravitate to cotton clothes and things like that?
Posted by: Symbi, Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 2:13am; Reply: 40
Welcome to nonniehood Balletomane!  When you do your SWAMI though you may get some of your favourite foods back.  I haven't been reading everything on here and sorry if you already have SWAMI?

If you're like me, it takes a few days to sink in and then it's ok!

IMHO we are fortunate to know how we a different to the norm and have the knowledge to stay healthy.  How many people are suffering out there not knowing that giving up wheat or corn (being nonnies) would improve their life so much?
Posted by: Symbi, Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 2:18am; Reply: 41
Quoted from newtypeA
Nonnies, do you find that you gravitate to cotton clothes and things like that?


Yes!  Sometimes fabric and comfort is more important than colour or style to me!  What a dag.

Forgot to say before that I only really started suspecting when I got acid reflux long after reading LR4YT and then reading the Genotype book saw how much Explorer suited me with all the health conditions (yeast infections, liver and kidney problems especially).  Then I realised I must be a nonnie and an explorer.  So glad to have found this now so much makes sense!
Posted by: balletomane, Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 8:20am; Reply: 42
Quoted from Symbi
Welcome to nonniehood Balletomane!  When you do your SWAMI though you may get some of your favourite foods back.  I haven't been reading everything on here and sorry if you already have SWAMI?


Thanks so much, Symbi! Nonniehood sounds warm and fuzzy  ;) I have ordered SWAMI and waiting for it to arrive.

Quoted from Symbi
IMHO we are fortunate to know how we a different to the norm and have the knowledge to stay healthy.  How many people are suffering out there not knowing that giving up wheat or corn (being nonnies) would improve their life so much?


This is so true! We are lucky to be "in the know."  But it will certainly take me some time to grief the loss of my favorite food and staples, as well as to find substitutes.

Posted by: balletomane, Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 8:22am; Reply: 43
Quoted from newtypeA
Nonnies, do you find that you gravitate to cotton clothes and things like that?


Oh, that's definitely me! I love cotton. I have always wondered why I love the unsexiest underwear... and the unsexiest shoes! Comfort is more important to me than style.
Posted by: nca, Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 9:55am; Reply: 44
hi everybody

i am very new to this secretor and non-secretor topic. I did the test  recently and as most of you here i am a "nonnie". I really had no idea that we differ so much from the secretors. When I was reading your posts everything seems so like "that is exactly how I feel". I am extremely sensitive to tags inside clothes, cannot stand it when people make strange noise when they eat or when they walk (I live in Asia now and people here tend to drag their feet when they walk....oh this drives me absolutely crazy - I feel like screaming "lift your feet pleeeeease"  ;) ), and last but not least, when I want to sleep I cannot be touched  ;D ;D ;D ;D

so are those typical characteristics of the Nonnies? Where can I read in the forum more about that? i have the Eat Right for your Type book that was printed in 2001, they do not mention anything about the secretor status in that book.

I have, so far, never had any problems with my stomach, I can eat almost everything and I never had any problems. But I often feel tired and I would not mind loosing a few kg (I really only need to loose 2-3 kg....but still) that's the main reason why I would like to start to follow the blood type diet. I have no idea what kind of GT I am, I think that is way to complicated for me to figure out.

So that's it for now - will keep following this post!
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 11:16pm; Reply: 45
I just discovered your post!
welcome!

don t get overwhelmed with so much data available to you in this website!
it will all sink in eventually, as you walk along the path of well-being!

get a hold of the Live right for your type book, or follow the values given up above in the typebase button

also use the search feature top right hand corner for archived posts....
or the search for recent topics
http://www.google.com/custom?q=non+secretor&cof=AH%3Acenter%3BAWFID%3A4452213b291e6613%3B&domains=dadamo.com&sitesearch=dadamo.com

Posted by: 4thRabbit, Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 11:55pm; Reply: 46
Waiting for Secretor Status, I thought I'd be one, but reading the posts I wonder if I could be a Nonnie??? :o
Posted by: Symbi, Thursday, April 1, 2010, 12:04am; Reply: 47
Welcome to Nonniehood NCA!

Nice to know we aren't that strange after all!   ;)

There is a nonnie clubhouse where we are all members.  It's a forum under lifestyle.  or here http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-nonnie/.  

Also lots of info on secretor status in the Live right for your type forum here http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-lr4yt/

Sorry to overwhelm, but there's also info under scientific writings.  Like Lola said the book LR4YT is a good place to start.
Posted by: newtypeA, Thursday, April 1, 2010, 12:06am; Reply: 48
Quoted from balletomane


Oh, that's definitely me! I love cotton. I have always wondered why I love the unsexiest underwear... and the unsexiest shoes! Comfort is more important to me than style.


Yep. And more than once I've looked at my underwear and wondered if I'm going to end up a nun. (book2)(angel)LOL
Posted by: balletomane, Thursday, April 1, 2010, 12:44am; Reply: 49
newtypeA,
Ha ha ha! You're too funny! To be honest, the same thoughts flashed through my mind from time to time  ;D ;D ;D
Posted by: Munchkin76, Friday, April 2, 2010, 11:38am; Reply: 50
Balletomane and NCA, welcome to the our exclusive little club - knowledge is powerr!  I concur with all the previous observations about sensitivities - I immediately cut the labels out of my clothes when I get them home, sometimes even these little stubs irritate me  ;).  I think I've posted other funny 'nonnie' observations of mine on another thread:

http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-nonnie/m-1169238803/s-all/
Again welcome to the gang!!

Andy  ;D
Posted by: balletomane, Friday, April 2, 2010, 2:17pm; Reply: 51
Thanks, Andy! That's an interesting thread. I must say that my sensitivity has increased with age. Perhaps I was raised to be exposed to/tolerate all kinds of food, especially strong-tasting ones, and to terrible noise levels and traffic in a busy city, so gradually I became desensitized. However, after having started my meditation practice ten years ago, and having lived in a very peaceful/quiet country, my sensitivity level has heightened a great deal and I can't stand a lot of things as a result. I can even detect a smoker or a coffee drinker when he/she gets on the subway train and sit next to me.

The part about "I'm allergic to this and that" as a mantra in social gatherings is certain true after I started my BTD diet! I think my friends and family are starting to get tired of me :-/
Posted by: Munchkin76, Saturday, April 3, 2010, 8:36am; Reply: 52
Ha-ha, well you're around 'like-minded sensitives' here on Planet Nonnie!!
Posted by: balletomane, Saturday, April 3, 2010, 8:44am; Reply: 53
Planet Nonnie! LOL!  ;D
Posted by: nwiser, Sunday, April 4, 2010, 2:07am; Reply: 54
You know, I never thought about the shoe dragging thing or the noises until NCA mentioned it. I'm so oversensitive to noises too. People used to crinkle a potato
chip bag in the middle of class and I would flip out. Any "crunching" noise when
someone bites their fingernails almost sends me into violent mode. I also always
had a ponytail because I couldn't stand hair on my face - didn't know how people
did it.....now I have shorter hair but need a hair band :) Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: Possum, Sunday, April 4, 2010, 2:17am; Reply: 55
Yeah planet Nonnie!!!
I used to always keep my hair really short so it didn't get in my face... Hate it when it's windy for that reason, now... ;)
Flip out if food noises interrupt sound on movies, especially if I think someone could  avoid it...
Hate scratchy tickets on clothing, scratchy fabrics, high collars etc wrong feeling clothing in general... ??)
Posted by: nwiser, Sunday, April 4, 2010, 2:21am; Reply: 56
Don't get me started on wind.....
Posted by: Symbi, Sunday, April 4, 2010, 2:27am; Reply: 57
I agree!  Planet nonnie is a different world.  nwiser, it's bad when you have a fan oscillating on you while sleeping and your hair is flying and touching your neck and it wakes you up!.....We'd be easy to get info out of, wouldn't take much to torture us.  Sorry that's my black sense of humour.  ;)

Ditto Possum!  How about chalk on a chalkboard, oh school was difficult before the white board!

IMHO it's more comfortable to watch movies at home where we can control everything, not too cold, chair is just right, no crinkling packages or talking around you, not too loud.  Even if you have a tiny screen it's much better in some ways!  I find the big screen and sound overwhelming anyway!

Although it was worth it to see Avatar in 3d recently that blew my mind!
Posted by: Bekki Shining Bearheart, Monday, April 5, 2010, 12:21am; Reply: 58
Not at all. I was afraid I was!
And I was pretty sure my mom wasn't.
Right on both counts.
Posted by: balletomane, Monday, April 5, 2010, 5:11am; Reply: 59
Quoted from Symbi
How about chalk on a chalkboard, oh school was difficult before the white board!


Oh mine! I hated it when I was in school. One teacher had long fingernails and would scratch the chalkboard with them, yeaw!

And if someone make those squeaky noises on the plate with the knife trying to cut a piece of food real hard, it would send my nerves up the ceiling!
Posted by: Possum, Monday, April 5, 2010, 5:15am; Reply: 60
oooh *shiver* I can feel it all now!!!
Posted by: newtypeA, Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 12:20am; Reply: 61
Lately my long hair annoys when I'm going to bed cause it snags when I'm trying to get comfortable in the bed. It also bothers me when it gets snagged while I'm carrying my purse (the strap goes on the shoulder and snags the hair--grrr!). So I've taken to braiding it a lot, even to go to bed, even though I prefer it down so it can breathe.

Shorter hair styles are harder to pull back and the ends tend to poke me in the face or fall in my eyes, so I tend to let it grow out. Tried a real short cut a couple of times in my life--both times I looked like a boy.
Posted by: Possum, Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 12:43am; Reply: 62
I always pull my hair up on top of my head & tie it up loosely b4 bed - so it doesn't muss around during sleep ;) Didn't think about the "being able to breath" bit...I prefer if I can breath ??) ::)
Being claustrophobic, I think I would have a nightmare if I woke up with hair covering my face & would freak out... ::)

My Nana always wore a bun during the day but would appear at night with a long plait/braid all the way down her back... :)
Posted by: 8662 (Guest), Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 2:03pm; Reply: 63
Hmmm, I'm not sure of my secretor status, but I have always been sensitive like all of you guys have been saying. It seems I am actually becoming more sensitive as time goes by. I am easily annoyed by people who make loud smacking noices when they chew, as well tags on gloves or shirts. Balletomane, both my mom and I also have the issue of the silverware scraping against the plate. The clatter of a glass bottle thrown in a recycle bin with OTHER glass bottles has been getting on my nerves too.
Posted by: drbygrrl, Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 9:45pm; Reply: 64
Holy crud! I just got my secretor results! I'm a Nonnie!!!  I was starting to suspect when I stumbled into this part of the board and was reading all the little quirks & sensitivities....  WOW.  Now I have to go check my avoids & beneficials and see what I need to adjust....

Oh, I have wondered, if Nonnies are 20% of the population, why does it seem like there are so many of us here?  Does it have something to do with personality types (as in, we're the type to be interested in BTD and learning about ourselves and seeking out like-minded individuals)
Posted by: Symbi, Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 11:15pm; Reply: 65
Welcome to the club drbygrll.  Great name!  

I think there are lots of nonnies here because we're cool  8) Or maybe just because we are sensitive types who seek out answers to our health problems which sometimes the other 80% don't understand.  Lucky we got each other eh?! and the diet and Dr D.  

My goodness, since I found out for sure I was a nonnie how much better I feel eating the right foods!  (whistle)(dance) Enjoy your new food lists!
Posted by: drbygrrl, Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 1:12am; Reply: 66
Thanks Symbi!  Lol, I also like to think it's because we're cool.  ;D
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 3:22am; Reply: 67
more than 80% of Dr D s patients are nonnies......must have to do with being weird
and prone to inflammatory health issues! ;)
Posted by: Munchkin76, Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 7:21am; Reply: 68
Hiya drbygrll

Welcome to the cool club of nonnies!!

Enjoy all your new foods!

I agree with both Lola and Symbi - I reckon we're more curious about health and well-being because of our unique issues  :o.  Nonnie-hood rocks 8)!

Andy  :D
Posted by: Kumar, Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 12:02pm; Reply: 69
Hey nonnies, if I read it correctly, the percentage of nonnies (latest one, you can find on this site) is 27%! So be sure one out of four is a nonnie!
Posted by: Munchkin76, Thursday, April 15, 2010, 9:03am; Reply: 70
Kumar

Right, so maybe not such an exclusive club anymore these days - although we've always welcomed all our secretor and unkown brethren!  ;D
Posted by: Symbi, Friday, April 16, 2010, 6:52am; Reply: 71
Very interesting topic everyone!  Not surprised that most of Dr Ds clients are Nonnies, idiosyncratic is a word that comes to mind! and friendly and many more  :)

How did you come up with that percentage Kumar?  Just curious.  I'd like a way to search for members by blood type and secretor status (maybe by shield type would work?).  Just putting that out there to admins who may know if that's possible?
Posted by: mrstwobears, Sunday, April 18, 2010, 4:50am; Reply: 72
I never really thought about noises and being nonnie, so thank you for bringing it up. My child was verbal from the time she awoke until she dropped at night sixteen long hours later. Her constant vocalizing felt like pressure on my skin. When she would stop talking I often felt as if I could finally breathe, but hadn't been aware of not being able to breathe before that.
Posted by: joyfulheart, Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 1:48am; Reply: 73
Shockeroo - Just found out I'm a Nonnie, too!   :D  
Re-ran SWAMI and I gained lots of great foods!  
I thought for sure if I was a non-secretor that SWAMI would taketh away...
it did completely take away wheat, but that is A-OK my me.
I've always been more sensitive (tasting, smelling, hearing, nerves, nutrition).
Yays!
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 5:58am; Reply: 74
wonderful!
keep up that spirit! :)
Posted by: Symbi, Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 7:03am; Reply: 75
Welcome to nonniehood Joyfulheart.  It's great to know, and I'm sure when you start following the diet you'll be surprised how healthy you'll feel.  Amazing!

Does that make you an Explorer now?  I suspected you were because of your big reactions to certain dairy types.  I wonder if SWAMI matches those reactions you had?
Posted by: joyfulheart, Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 1:31pm; Reply: 76
Thankies  ;D - I let SWAMI determine my GT and I have a strong compliance to the Teacher GT (40%).  And like I said, the SWAM gave me more food choices, including cheeses - mostly an increase in black dot foods that I can eventually work into my diet as I get stronger.  

I am giving myself 3 months as directed, avoiding all avoids!  So I won't be enjoying Jack cheese (which has never given me a noticeable problem) until July.

I feel I have a leg up on my digestive health because I've been watching what I eat for so long - but I do remember the days when I was completely lost, eating everything and anything I wanted - and suffering for it.  Boundaries are good!

When I find a way to eat that is right for me, I feel loved by Mother Nature Herself! ;D

I'm loving my Diet Diary - it's so helpful.  And the almond milk I made last night is JUST the BEST!  Next I'm going to tackle non-wheat bread.  I've never baked with yeast before but I'm feeling up for the challenge.  I wish I knew what spelt tasted like.  Will have to experiment first before I invest in my flours.  I will definitely be using the almond flour I have left over from making my milk this week!  (Yay for taking new steps in eco-friendly living!) ;D
Posted by: Symbi, Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 11:07pm; Reply: 77
Hi Joyfulheart,

Homemade almond milk sounds great!  If you like nuts you'll like the nutty taste of spelt, what a treat ahead of you.  Making bread is so satisfying!

I keep a diary too mainly to track IBS and what causes it.  It helps the memory and keeps you on the right diet path.  Having to write down you ate an avoid is like an extra kick from your conscience.   Also handy to look back and figure out how you are improving :)
Posted by: Maus, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 2:10pm; Reply: 78
I am very surprised that I am a non-secretor and I just found out today.  Still in shock actually.  But then I started reading about nonnies and being more sensitive to certain foods and I can only attest to that.  Basically, I feel like a new door was opened and it did get me off track a little.  
Posted by: 14442 (Guest), Thursday, April 5, 2012, 2:33pm; Reply: 79
I never did get with the program to get my secretor status.  I'm pretty sure I'm a secretor though.
Posted by: Maus, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 3:21pm; Reply: 80
That's what I thought  :)
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 3:42pm; Reply: 81
I was just as surprised when my test returned Secretor.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 3:56pm; Reply: 82
I guessed correctly. Besides having too many "typical nonnie reactions" I did rather poorly on a few "O secretor neutrals, O nonnie avoids" such as spelt and oats.

I'm enjoying my coconut oil, avocadoes, and lentils. :) Plus, on SWAMI, I get a few cheeses (such as quark- yummy!) that were avoids on both the BTD for O nonnies and the secretor version of my SWAMI.

Look at the positives: you have some new foods to enjoy you thought were avoids on BTD. Most importantly, you know more about your body now and can properly nourish yourself and gain true healing.
Posted by: Spring, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 7:41pm; Reply: 83
I was totally shocked to learn that I was a non-secretor. Never suspected it at all.
Posted by: gardengirl, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 10:56pm; Reply: 84
There was no doubt in my mind but I was totally wishing I was a secretor.
Posted by: Possum, Friday, April 6, 2012, 4:38am; Reply: 85
Welcome to nonniehood maus!!!
Quoted from ruthiegirl
I guessed correctly. Besides having too many "typical nonnie reactions" I did rather poorly on a few "O secretor neutrals, O nonnie avoids" such as spelt and oats.

I'm enjoying my coconut oil, avocadoes, and lentils. :) Plus, on SWAMI, I get a few cheeses (such as quark- yummy!) that were avoids on both the BTD for O nonnies and the secretor version of my SWAMI.

Look at the positives: you have some new foods to enjoy you thought were avoids on BTD. Most importantly, you know more about your body now and can properly nourish yourself and gain true healing.
Hmmm I think I guessed correctly too, although still plagued by doubt re the delay & muckup by testing company...??!
I do poorly on the secretor foods Ruthie mentioned above, but do just as poorly on the non secretor foods mentioned as well... ::) So what positives?? The more that I think about it, the more I am convinced I am an Explorer, but with way too many of the conflicting restrictions of a Gatherer ??)
I am in essence, caught in no man's land ::)
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