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Posted by: O in Virginia, Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 7:01pm
I just received it in this afternoon's mail, and now it will be winging its way shortly to Dr. D'Adamo's lab.  I wonder whether I'm a nonnie or a secretor?  I checked the box for getting my results on the website.  I don't want to wait any longer than I have to.  How long does it take, anyway, to get your results?
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 7:15pm; Reply: 1
Congratulations, O!  I don't remember how long mine took, because it was 12 years ago!!  But I think you can also check it online so you don't have to wait as long.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 7:19pm; Reply: 2
a few days......just keep checking for your results.
mine took a few days
Posted by: O in Virginia, Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 7:26pm; Reply: 3
Yay again!    (I'm excited).  :)
Posted by: labrat, Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 7:41pm; Reply: 4
Congrats, I sent mine off on Monday!  

I thought I read that it takes 2 to 3 weeks?  
Posted by: shoulderblade, Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 8:07pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from labrat
Congrats, I sent mine off on Monday!  

I thought I read that it takes 2 to 3 weeks?  


It varies, I think. I read that the lab waits till it has a certain number of tests then runs them all off at once. Mine was about a week.
Posted by: O in Virginia, Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 8:46pm; Reply: 6
Well then, Labrat, let's hope we're the last in the queue and we'll have our results soon.  :)
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Thursday, October 21, 2010, 12:09am; Reply: 7
mine took a while
Posted by: BCgal, Thursday, October 21, 2010, 12:17am; Reply: 8
I know that ours works like that in Canada, Shoulderblade.  But not sure if it's the same in the States.  Mine was going to be the tenth of 10 when I sent mine.  But then got notified that my vial was cracked and half had leaked out so had to do one all over again & ended up the 2nd of the next ten and had to wait.  Bummer!  But I was sure glad I finally did it.
Posted by: IssyGirl, Thursday, October 21, 2010, 1:00am; Reply: 9
I just had mine done a couple of weeks ago.  Took 8 days!
Posted by: Dr. Pepper, Thursday, October 21, 2010, 2:01am; Reply: 10
I sent in two on the same day. Mine was done in exactly 10 days; my wife's test took 12 or 13 days. Seemed like an eternity!  Whatever you are, celebrate knowing so you can further tweak your diet for you!  
Posted by: labrat, Thursday, October 21, 2010, 2:21am; Reply: 11
Quoted from O in Virginia
Well then, Labrat, let's hope we're the last in the queue and we'll have our results soon.  :)


Yup, looking forward to updating my shield!
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, October 21, 2010, 3:43am; Reply: 12
It's a very important thing, worthy of being excited about . . . life changing, in fact!

(sunny)
Posted by: O in Virginia, Thursday, October 21, 2010, 1:52pm; Reply: 13
(sunny)
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Thursday, October 21, 2010, 2:12pm; Reply: 14
[quote=11435]I just received it in this afternoon's mail, and now it will be winging its way shortly to Dr. D'Adamo's lab. /quote]

Dr. D has a lab now?



Posted by: O in Virginia, Thursday, October 21, 2010, 2:48pm; Reply: 15
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
Dr. D has a lab now?


I see that I should have said the lab that Dr. D. uses, Genova Diagnostics, from the FedEx receipt.  My apologies.  I was imprecise in my enthusiasm.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, October 21, 2010, 3:12pm; Reply: 16
call it anyway you want......you re getting your results!!! yeah!
that s what s important! ;)
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Thursday, October 21, 2010, 3:34pm; Reply: 17
Didn't want people to think that Dr. D had his own lab.
Posted by: O in Virginia, Thursday, October 21, 2010, 6:23pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from Lola
call it anyway you want......you re getting your results!!! yeah!
that s what s important! ;)

:)

Quoted from Andrea AWsec
Didn't want people to think that Dr. D had his own lab.

That nefarious Dr. D.!  (jk)   ;)
Posted by: Ekalia, Friday, October 22, 2010, 10:06pm; Reply: 19
I have a question about the secretor test.

I bought the saliva test from a UK supplier (seems like some of the contents are missing, but that's another story) but then I got to thinking.. I have a bad habit of biting the insides of my lips and cheeks, not usually as far as drawing blood, though that does happen occasionally, but would contamination from dead flesh (eeew that sounds nasty) affect the results? Might I be better off initially getting the Lewis test and then consider the saliva test if I turn out to be .. what is it?... double negative?

Thanks in advance
Posted by: Victoria, Friday, October 22, 2010, 10:55pm; Reply: 20
Is the biting unconscious, or could you make extra sure to refrain from doing this for a couple of days prior to collecting your sample?
Posted by: DenverFoodie, Friday, October 22, 2010, 11:05pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from Andrea AWsec
Didn't want people to think that Dr. D had his own lab.


I had read someplace he owned a dog,  Maybe that's what they are talking about.  :)
Posted by: O in Virginia, Friday, October 22, 2010, 11:51pm; Reply: 22
Quoted from DenverFoodie


I had read someplace he owned a dog,  Maybe that's what they are talking about.  :)


;D
Posted by: O in Virginia, Friday, October 22, 2010, 11:56pm; Reply: 23
Quoted from Ekalia
I have a question about the secretor test.

I bought the saliva test from a UK supplier (seems like some of the contents are missing, but that's another story) but then I got to thinking.. I have a bad habit of biting the insides of my lips and cheeks, not usually as far as drawing blood, though that does happen occasionally, but would contamination from dead flesh (eeew that sounds nasty) affect the results? Might I be better off initially getting the Lewis test and then consider the saliva test if I turn out to be .. what is it?... double negative?

Thanks in advance


The instructions in Dr. D's kit are to first rinse out your mouth with fresh, cold water, wait five minutes, and then spit into the vial.  I would think that the rinsing out would take care of anything in your mouth that you don't want in the saliva sample, and after the cold water rinse you do feel your mouth producing fresh saliva, so that's what you want.  I had to do it a couple of times to get enough to fill up to the 3 ml line.

It's funny you should mention biting the insides of your cheeks and lips.  I have recently realized that I tend to bite down hard on my teeth while I'm sleeping.  I have awakened myself at times by biting my own tongue!  But that wasn't when I was deeply alseep, just drifting off.  What's up with that?  Tension?
Posted by: DenverFoodie, Saturday, October 23, 2010, 12:24am; Reply: 24
Quoted from O in Virginia

It's funny you should mention biting the insides of your cheeks and lips.  I have recently realized that I tend to bite down hard on my teeth while I'm sleeping.  I have awakened myself at times by biting my own tongue!  But that wasn't when I was deeply alseep, just drifting off.  What's up with that?  Tension?


That's called bruxation or grinding your teeth.  Don't know the cause but if you don't get a night guard soon your dental bills will go up due to losing enamel and cracked teeth.  I know because my Dentist calls me the Bruxer King! :-/
Posted by: labrat, Saturday, October 23, 2010, 1:58am; Reply: 25
Quoted from O in Virginia
  I had to do it a couple of times to get enough to fill up to the 3 ml line.on?


It took me about an hour to get enough :-)

Posted by: Ekalia, Saturday, October 23, 2010, 11:15am; Reply: 26
Thanks for your replies  :)

Quoted from Victoria
Is the biting unconscious, or could you make extra sure to refrain from doing this for a couple of days prior to collecting your sample?


It is largely unconscious. I have tried to make an effort to stop when I notice it, but I can feel the roughness where I've been biting and then try to 'smooth' it out by tearing away at it...  :-/ I think the primary cause is tension/anxiety; I am a nail biter too, but it is easier to keep my hands busy so they don't end up in my mouth than it is to stop my teeth from tearing at my mouth hehe.
The only time I seem to stop for a few days is when I am away on holiday and everything is taken care of - no worries about work deadlines, study, housework, my son etc etc. Yoga helps to keep me from totally getting stressed out, but doesn't seem to help with the unconscious nibbling. I guess I'll just have to try harder (without getting 'anxious' about it  :P)

Rinsing with fresh cold water is going to be very painful - I have a sensitive tooth which reacts strongly to both hot and cold, according to my dentist there is nothing wrong with it and he even replaced the filling last time I went, but it has made no difference. The sensitivity seems to originate at the gum line and is worse if I have a cold or hayfever - dunno what that is about, but anyway I can rinse with lukewarm water and I don't have a problem generating saliva, so it shouldn't be too detrimental to use lukewarm rather than cold water I guess.

Thanks again,

Eka
Posted by: labrat, Saturday, October 23, 2010, 3:42pm; Reply: 27
Quoted from Ekalia
Rinsing with fresh cold water is going to be very painful - I have a sensitive tooth which reacts strongly to both hot and cold, according to my dentist there is nothing wrong with it and he even replaced the filling last time I went, but it has made no difference. The sensitivity seems to originate at the gum line and is worse if I have a cold or hayfever - dunno what that is about, but anyway I can rinse with lukewarm water and I don't have a problem generating saliva, so it shouldn't be too detrimental to use lukewarm rather than cold water I guess.


I had a tooth that was sensitive since I had it capped 2 years ago and the dentist said the same thing, he couldn't find anything.  

In the 2 weeks since I've been on the diet, the sensitivity has gone away, along with bleeding gums.  YAY!
Posted by: O in Virginia, Saturday, October 23, 2010, 6:10pm; Reply: 28
Quoted from DenverFoodie


That's called bruxation or grinding your teeth.  Don't know the cause but if you don't get a night guard soon your dental bills will go up due to losing enamel and cracked teeth.  I know because my Dentist calls me the Bruxer King! :-/


I have just had a tooth extracted that was cracked on the inside in two places and palpating (moving) in the root socket (whatever it's called).  It was causing infection and swelling in my gums, not to mention the pain.  So it was decided that the tooth, after root canal verified the cracks that imaging could not pick up, had to go.  Now I have a bone graft placed under the gum and have to wait 3 months for enough of that to grow before they can place an implant.  This is the first time I've had this done.  Not that you asked about all this (sorry to gross you out)...but I find it interesting that you say bruxation can lead to cracked teeth.  It could every well be that my bruxating weakened that tooth.  I've tended to just forget about it, and I've never mentioned it to my dentist or periodontist.  I will definitely mention it when I see him in a week or so and ask him about a night guard.  Thank you for bringing this up!
Posted by: O in Virginia, Saturday, October 23, 2010, 6:13pm; Reply: 29
Quoted from labrat


It took me about an hour to get enough :-)



I can believe it.  I kept rinsing and waiting and spitting, trying to do everything quickly so I could hurry up and seal the vial and run over to FedEx the same day I received the kit.
Posted by: O in Virginia, Saturday, October 23, 2010, 6:19pm; Reply: 30
Quoted from Ekalia
Thanks for your replies  :)



It is largely unconscious. I have tried to make an effort to stop when I notice it, but I can feel the roughness where I've been biting and then try to 'smooth' it out by tearing away at it...  :-/ I think the primary cause is tension/anxiety; I am a nail biter too, but it is easier to keep my hands busy so they don't end up in my mouth than it is to stop my teeth from tearing at my mouth hehe.
The only time I seem to stop for a few days is when I am away on holiday and everything is taken care of - no worries about work deadlines, study, housework, my son etc etc. Yoga helps to keep me from totally getting stressed out, but doesn't seem to help with the unconscious nibbling. I guess I'll just have to try harder (without getting 'anxious' about it  :P)

Rinsing with fresh cold water is going to be very painful - I have a sensitive tooth which reacts strongly to both hot and cold, according to my dentist there is nothing wrong with it and he even replaced the filling last time I went, but it has made no difference. The sensitivity seems to originate at the gum line and is worse if I have a cold or hayfever - dunno what that is about, but anyway I can rinse with lukewarm water and I don't have a problem generating saliva, so it shouldn't be too detrimental to use lukewarm rather than cold water I guess.

Thanks again,

Eka


I would think whatever temperature you can tolerate would be fine.  Just wanted to mention that the increased sensitivity during a cold or hayfever could be because the tooth is very close to your sinus cavity (is it an upper tooth?).  The one I just had extracted is right next to my sinus cavity on my upper right cheek.  When I had a sinus infection, that was when I started having really bad pain in my tooth, but I think it was all just coincidental, too.  Also wanted to say that even making yourself more conscious of what you're doing in this way - posting about it - is probably going to help.  I don't mean to butt in but I have found deep breathing exercises very calming when I feel tense.  Especially when I gave up smoking!  I could not have done it without conscious deep breathing.  It might help you, too, Eka.
Posted by: labrat, Saturday, October 23, 2010, 7:28pm; Reply: 31
Quoted from O in Virginia


I can believe it.  I kept rinsing and waiting and spitting, trying to do everything quickly so I could hurry up and seal the vial and run over to FedEx the same day I received the kit.


I didn't rinse in between every "deposit".  I did what it said to begin with and then just didn't swallow until I had enough.  Being a perfectionist,  ;D I had to fill the tube!   ;D
Posted by: Victoria, Saturday, October 23, 2010, 7:48pm; Reply: 32
Quoted from Ekalia

It is largely unconscious. I have tried to make an effort to stop when I notice it, but I can feel the roughness where I've been biting and then try to 'smooth' it out by tearing away at it...  :-/ I think the primary cause is tension/anxiety; I am a nail biter too, but it is easier to keep my hands busy so they don't end up in my mouth than it is to stop my teeth from tearing at my mouth hehe.

This makes me think that there is the possibility of a mineral deficiency.  Possibly Dr. D's Phyto-Cal for type A's http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=BT008A
or a bottle of trace minerals from ocean water.  

It could be some other type of nutritional deficiency, also.  Those of you who work with livestock or dogs, are you familiar with which thing can cause animals to chew on themselves?  

(I'm not comparing you to an animal.  :)  Just trying to revive an old memory that I can't seem to bring up.)
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8:28pm; Reply: 33
Eka,
guess what made me stop biting the inside of my mouth?

all these tiny lines I noticed on my upper and lower lips....

think they re called smoker lines!!!! UGLY!!!! ;)

bite your lip while watching yourself in front of a mirror.....
that will make you stop the practice asap!
Posted by: O in Virginia, Saturday, October 23, 2010, 11:23pm; Reply: 34
Victoria, I've had dogs that chewed themselves, causing "hot spots" where they keep licking until there is no fur and a raw area develops on the skin, but that has usually been because of allergies...yes, dogs also get allergies, causing their skin to itch, sometimes due to grain in their food (I give my dog a grain-free brand of kibble), or sometimes due to other things - maybe a thorn or burr or even a tick, or perhaps because of anxieties (usually helped by a good daily romp/walk/exercise).  I have not heard of chewing on themselves because of a mineral deficiency, although I'm no vet or expert.  I'd like to know more about that.  My dog eats grass, and I can't seem to get a handle on why.  I try to sneak some green veggie into her diet but she won't take it.  Anyway, have totally gone off topic on a tangent now, so sorry.   :B
Posted by: maukik, Sunday, October 24, 2010, 1:51am; Reply: 35
Quoted from Victoria

This makes me think that there is the possibility of a mineral deficiency.  


I used to grind my teeth at night.  I started taking magnesium for other reasons and the grinding stopped.  

I need to get back to taking magnesium for many reasons.  I think I am not grinding my teeth anymore, but I am clenching them in my sleep.  My teeth are cracking.  

Posted by: Ekalia, Sunday, October 24, 2010, 3:03pm; Reply: 36
Wow, lots of options there.

I will start taking my multivits and minerals again - its probably a good time to do that with the evenings getting darker and exams coming I do tend to feel 'deficient' in the Winter months, so being pro-active will probably help  :)

Lola - yes I have stated to notice little lines on my upper lip that look like smoker lines (have never been a smoker) - and having seen myself in the mirror when biting it really ought to motivate me to stop, thinking about that regularly should help  ;D :B

O in Virginia - Yes the tooth is an upper one, I guess the sinus cavity is a little closer to the nerve than is comfortable

labrat - lucky you  :) unfortunately being on BTD has not made a difference to this tooth which has been sensitive for about 3 years now, BTDing for 5 months perhaps I need to be more compliant... :B
Posted by: O in Virginia, Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 8:18pm; Reply: 37
Following up:  Just received my secretor status (NEWS FLASH!):  Nonnie.

Now I must read more.
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 8:27pm; Reply: 38
Quoted from Ekalia
unfortunately being on BTD has not made a difference to this tooth which has been sensitive for about 3 years now, BTDing for 5 months perhaps I need to be more compliant...

There are some issues that may take longer than 5 months to heal even when you are very compliant...  It depends on your history prior to BTD...
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 8:30pm; Reply: 39
Quoted from O in Virginia
Following up:  Just received my secretor status (NEWS FLASH!):  Nonnie.

Now I must read more.

Now you can fine-tune your diet for better health...  Good that you found out.
Posted by: labrat, Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 9:01pm; Reply: 40
Quoted from O in Virginia
Following up:  Just received my secretor status (NEWS FLASH!):  Nonnie.

Now I must read more.


Hey, that's not fair!  You sent yours after mine and mine's not done yet!  Bummer!  ;D

Don't forget to change your avatar!
Posted by: labrat, Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 9:02pm; Reply: 41
Quoted from ABJoe

There are some issues that may take longer than 5 months to heal even when you are very compliant...  It depends on your history prior to BTD...


Rut Roh!  That means I have 45 years of healing to do!  OH MY!
Posted by: nowishow, Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 9:34pm; Reply: 42
Quoted from O in Virginia
Following up:  Just received my secretor status (NEWS FLASH!):  Nonnie.

Now I must read more.


Welcome to the club!!!
Posted by: O in Virginia, Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 11:11pm; Reply: 43
Quoted from labrat


Hey, that's not fair!  You sent yours after mine and mine's not done yet!  Bummer!  ;D

Don't forget to change your avatar!


Did you check this afternoon?  If it's not there I'll bet it will be tomorrow.
Posted by: labrat, Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 11:29pm; Reply: 44
Quoted from O in Virginia


Did you check this afternoon?  If it's not there I'll bet it will be tomorrow.


Can't check till I get home, the info is at home.  Maybe it won't be there, there was one member who said he and his wife sent them in on the same day and got results 4 days apart.

No problem, I'll find out when I find out. ;D
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 4:25am; Reply: 45
read the Garland thread

it mostly doesn t take that long to see results
http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b-storybd/m-1276020101/
Posted by: Debra+, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 2:17pm; Reply: 46
Quoted from O in Virginia
Following up:  Just received my secretor status (NEWS FLASH!):  Nonnie.

Now I must read more.


Welcome O in Virginia to the nonnie club.  Yep...lots of reading to do in the clubhouse as well.  

Debra :)


Posted by: O in Virginia, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 2:22pm; Reply: 47
Quoted from nowishow
Welcome to the club!!!

Thanks!  I'll try not to be too pesty to my fellow nonnies with my new questions.  :)



Quoted from Debra+
Welcome O in Virginia to the nonnie club.  Yep...lots of reading to do in the clubhouse as well.  

Debra :)

Thank you.  I'll be right over.  :)
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 2:27pm; Reply: 48
Great news Virginia- you can have coconut oil, lentils, and avocados. And by knowing what you need to avoid, you have the opportunity to do some real healing now.
Posted by: O in Virginia, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 2:41pm; Reply: 49
Quoted from ruthiegirl
Great news Virginia- you can have coconut oil, lentils, and avocados. And by knowing what you need to avoid, you have the opportunity to do some real healing now.

You don't know how happy I am to be able to eat avocados!  I was missing those.  Don't know what to do with coconut oil???  Cooking, flavoring?  I love coconut meat but I can live without it.  Lentils are yummy.  I've always enjoyed those.  :)
Posted by: labrat, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 3:32pm; Reply: 50
Quoted from O in Virginia

Don't know what to do with coconut oil???  Cooking, flavoring?  I love coconut meat but I can live without it.  


I make tooth soap with it!  ;D
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 4:28pm; Reply: 51
will you be following GTD or sticking with LRFYT for now, Virginia?

sprouting your lentils might be a better approach......
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 5:08pm; Reply: 52
I've started using extra virgin coconut oil for my sauteing, saving the olive oil to drizzle on vegetables after they are cooked.  I always feel wary of stir-frying with olive oil since it is so heat unstable.
Posted by: labrat, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 5:30pm; Reply: 53
Well, my report just came up, after me emailing customer support.  I was shocked to see that they classify me as a non secretor, too!  

Like O in Va said, new reading to do!  Bummer!  ;D  Good to know, though!

Off to the nonnie clubhouse!
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 11:03pm; Reply: 54
:)
Posted by: O in Virginia, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 11:39pm; Reply: 55
Quoted from Lola
will you be following GTD or sticking with LRFYT for now, Virginia?

sprouting your lentils might be a better approach......


I'm going to stick with LRFYT until I do SWAMI.  I can't figure out whether I'm Gatherer or Explorer, I'm torn, I seem to have a lot of both.  It's not important anyway right now.  Now that I know secretor status it will be easier to do LRFYT.  Eventually, in the hopefully near future, I'll SWAMI and move on to the next phase.  I'm still just a newbie, but I'm impatient and want it all NOW.   ;)
Posted by: O in Virginia, Thursday, October 28, 2010, 11:40pm; Reply: 56
Quoted from Victoria
I've started using extra virgin coconut oil for my sauteing, saving the olive oil to drizzle on vegetables after they are cooked.  I always feel wary of stir-frying with olive oil since it is so heat unstable.


Good to know, Victoria.  I've never used coconut oil.  My past consumption of coconut has been...coconut cake, almond joys, pina colatas...umm...you get the picture.   ::)
Posted by: DenverFoodie, Friday, October 29, 2010, 12:21am; Reply: 57
Quoted from labrat
Well, my report just came up, after me emailing customer support.  I was shocked to see that they classify me as a non secretor, too!  

Like O in Va said, new reading to do!  Bummer!  ;D  Good to know, though!

Off to the nonnie clubhouse!


Welcome to the world of nonnies.  Bummer, I think not!  Now you know and can better serve your health.  :B
Posted by: 11080 (Guest), Friday, October 29, 2010, 5:41pm; Reply: 58
O in Virginia & labrat,

Welcome to the Type O Nonnie club!  A couple more significant differences between the O Secretor BTD and the O Non-Secretor BTD are, for Nonnies:
(1) that carrots are beneficial (yeah!)
(2) your recommended doses of meat and poultry are higher (also yeah!)
(3) On the downside, mozerella and feta cheese become avoids (boo!)
(4) But red wine becomes a beneficial-it helps protect the gut which is more vulnerable because our gut mucus does not have the defense of our blood type secreted in it.

8)
Posted by: 815 (Guest), Friday, October 29, 2010, 6:05pm; Reply: 59
It's fascinating wondering what you are... Mine took a couple of weeks.  I had it done twice because I wanted to make sure.
Posted by: O in Virginia, Friday, October 29, 2010, 6:20pm; Reply: 60
Quoted from 11080
O in Virginia & labrat,

Welcome to the Type O Nonnie club!  A couple more significant differences between the O Secretor BTD and the O Non-Secretor BTD are, for Nonnies:
(1) that carrots are beneficial (yeah!)
(2) your recommended doses of meat and poultry are higher (also yeah!)
(3) On the downside, mozerella and feta cheese become avoids (boo!)
(4) But red wine becomes a beneficial-it helps protect the gut which is more vulnerable because our gut mucus does not have the defense of our blood type secreted in it.

8)

Thank you.  Yay for red wine (keep the carrots.  jk)!  Boo for no mozzarella and feta.  I have a nice log of goat cheese in the fridge calling my name...but I suppose it's a no-no.  :(  

Quoted from 815
It's fascinating wondering what you are... Mine took a couple of weeks.  I had it done twice because I wanted to make sure.

I'm a little concerned that mine is incorrect, too.  I had to rinse with cold water a few times to work up enough saliva to fill to the 3 ml line.  I'm wondering whether that might have diluted my secretions, or washed them away, so that I tested as a nonnie.  Does that make sense?   :-/  Before that thought occurred to me I had already called up NAP to check that it was ok to be on antibiotics and do the secretor test.  I was told yes, that's fine, that secretor status is not affected by that.  I'm a worry wart!
Posted by: labrat, Friday, October 29, 2010, 7:50pm; Reply: 61
Quoted from O in Virginia

I'm a little concerned that mine is incorrect, too.  I had to rinse with cold water a few times to work up enough saliva to fill to the 3 ml line.  I'm wondering whether that might have diluted my secretions, or washed them away, so that I tested as a nonnie.  Does that make sense?   :-/  Before that thought occurred to me I had already called up NAP to check that it was ok to be on antibiotics and do the secretor test.  I was told yes, that's fine, that secretor status is not affected by that.  I'm a worry wart!


You did say that you had a problem with oats and wondered why, right?  They are bad for nonnies.

I don't know about retesting, especially at $50 a pop.  I may see if I can get my Dr. to put the Lewis test on my next blood work.
Posted by: labrat, Friday, October 29, 2010, 8:04pm; Reply: 62
Quoted from 11080
(4) But red wine becomes a beneficial-it helps protect the gut which is more vulnerable because our gut mucus does not have the defense of our blood type secreted in it.

8)


I don't drink but is it a good idea to drink some red wine?  I like wine but it's just not something that I look for.  I can take it or leave it.

Posted by: Victoria, Friday, October 29, 2010, 9:04pm; Reply: 63
Quoted from O in Virginia

Good to know, Victoria.  I've never used coconut oil.  My past consumption of coconut has been...coconut cake, almond joys, pina colatas...umm...you get the picture.   ::)


Yeah, I get the picture!   ;)
(dizzy)
Posted by: O in Virginia, Saturday, October 30, 2010, 1:39am; Reply: 64
Quoted from labrat
You did say that you had a problem with oats and wondered why, right?  They are bad for nonnies.

I don't know about retesting, especially at $50 a pop.  I may see if I can get my Dr. to put the Lewis test on my next blood work.


Yes, it makes sense about oats now.  I wonder if the Red Cross or blood donating center would do a lewis test.  Someone here had mentioned that.  Worth asking anyway if you give blood.
Posted by: labrat, Saturday, October 30, 2010, 1:47am; Reply: 65
Quoted from O in Virginia


Yes, it makes sense about oats now.  I wonder if the Red Cross or blood donating center would do a lewis test.  Someone here had mentioned that.  Worth asking anyway if you give blood.


I called and asked about that.  They sent me a copy of my last analysis, at the time I tested positive for Hep C.  Now, things may have changed but at that time, they were only testing for the 2 type of Hepatitis, HIV and venereal diseases.  No general blood work at all.

I'm going to talk to my Dr. and tell him about the diet and ask for the Lewis test just to confirm.  
Posted by: O in Virginia, Saturday, October 30, 2010, 12:10pm; Reply: 66
Quoted from labrat


I called and asked about that.  They sent me a copy of my last analysis, at the time I tested positive for Hep C.  Now, things may have changed but at that time, they were only testing for the 2 type of Hepatitis, HIV and venereal diseases.  No general blood work at all.

I'm going to talk to my Dr. and tell him about the diet and ask for the Lewis test just to confirm.  

I'll probably ask my doctor about it, too, next time I'm there.  I'm due to go back before the end of the year.
Posted by: labrat, Saturday, October 30, 2010, 2:41pm; Reply: 67
Quoted from O in Virginia

I'll probably ask my doctor about it, too, next time I'm there.  I'm due to go back before the end of the year.


Mine has been after me to do something for YEARS so if I tell him that this will help with the diet I'm on, he may do it.  Doesn't cost him anything,  ;D
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