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Posted by: mortless, Monday, February 27, 2012, 12:11pm
Appreciate if you comment on your blood type.

:) Cheers!
Posted by: D.L., Monday, February 27, 2012, 1:14pm; Reply: 1
Blood type A-, secretor
Posted by: Chloe, Monday, February 27, 2012, 1:41pm; Reply: 2
Blood type A2+ secretor
Posted by: Amazone I., Monday, February 27, 2012, 2:40pm; Reply: 3
;D
Posted by: Lin, Monday, February 27, 2012, 4:13pm; Reply: 4
Blood type A+ Secretor.
Lin
Posted by: LittleRose, Monday, February 27, 2012, 4:26pm; Reply: 5
O neg secretor! Just got my result today :D

..on to Swami next!
Posted by: O in Virginia, Monday, February 27, 2012, 4:39pm; Reply: 6
O neg. non-secretor female.  What is the purpose of the poll?  :)
Posted by: ABJoe, Monday, February 27, 2012, 5:24pm; Reply: 7
AB-  ;D
Posted by: Spring, Monday, February 27, 2012, 5:52pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from O in Virginia
O neg. non-secretor female.  What is the purpose of the poll?  :)


Maybe we've nearly run out of stuff to do polls about!  ;D But this one is interesting.
Posted by: mortless, Monday, February 27, 2012, 6:32pm; Reply: 9
Statistically there is aprox. 20% non-secretors. But it seems like percentage of this forum is somehow higher. Another thing is that women prevail. Which is a good thing and one of the forum clues:)

It's interesting to see the distribution though, especially how is selector status linked to gender and blood. At least among forum community.

Let's see how it evolves.  
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Monday, February 27, 2012, 8:45pm; Reply: 10
A1 RH + secretor---
Posted by: amyflood, Monday, February 27, 2012, 9:12pm; Reply: 11
O+ non-secretor
Posted by: nca, Monday, February 27, 2012, 9:15pm; Reply: 12
0+ non-secretor
Posted by: purlgirl, Monday, February 27, 2012, 11:10pm; Reply: 13
A+ non-secretor  (probably A2,   being Swedish/Irish)
Posted by: BCgal, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 2:22am; Reply: 14
O-   Non-Secretor
Posted by: DenverFoodie, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 2:47am; Reply: 15
Perhaps Dr. D's team could analyze the avatar information on this forum.  The results would be interesting to see.  8)
<--- My information
Posted by: mortless, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 5:17am; Reply: 16
Almost 60% non secretors after 22 voted. Interesting, indeed:) Seemes like Non-secretors may have more diet related issues in general. What do you think?
Posted by: balletomane, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 10:06am; Reply: 17
O+ Non-secretor
Posted by: Spazcat, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 8:09pm; Reply: 18
O+ Nonnie.   :)
Posted by: mortless, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 5:07pm; Reply: 19
So many O+ non-secretors :)
Rh+ Non is diet forum prone? :)
Posted by: O in Virginia, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 8:28pm; Reply: 20
Quoted from mortless
So many O+ non-secretors :)
Rh+ Non is diet forum prone? :)


Lol!  Maybe!  :)  Or poll prone.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 8:38pm; Reply: 21
In general, women post on message boards more than men. So it's logical that we'll see more women on the poll than men.

It's logical that nonnies have more health issues, and are more likely to turn to diet for answers. A healthy secretor with no obvious reactions to their curent diet isn't likely to find BTD. Also, nonnies are more likely to "not do well" on the BTD "by the book" and post here asking for help.

A type O secretor who sees dramatic results just from cutting down on a few avoids may never go any further with the diet- never implementing  BTD 100% and never posting here. They might even get that information  from some other source than Dr D'Adamo. For example, a type O might stumble upon low-carb dieting, cut out or down on wheat, potatoes, and corn by default, and see great health results. That individual would stop looking for a better diet, and won't be posting in this poll.
Posted by: paul clucas, Thursday, March 1, 2012, 11:49pm; Reply: 22
O neg non-secretor

Worldwide non-secretors could be about 15%.  On the board non-secretors could be 85% (or at least the most vocal 85%)
Posted by: Sun, Friday, March 2, 2012, 12:06am; Reply: 23
A+ non-secretor. Female!
Posted by: NancyEllen, Friday, March 2, 2012, 12:21am; Reply: 24
O- non-secretor, female.
Posted by: zenphoenix, Friday, March 2, 2012, 2:56pm; Reply: 25
B+ non-secretor, female

agreeance that nonnies would recognize heath issues / digestive issues being related to food and diet and so go looking for answers.

For years i wished food came in little capsules so that wouldn't have to worry about digesting it, per se.
Posted by: RedLilac, Friday, March 2, 2012, 3:52pm; Reply: 26
B- nonnie supert taster
Posted by: mortless, Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 4:53pm; Reply: 27
This poll is not dead yet, ha? :)
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 4:56pm; Reply: 28
Quoted from mortless
This poll is not dead yet, ha? :)


I predict this thread will keep on  being bumped up for YEARS, as new members discover their secretor statuses.
Posted by: Dianne, Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 7:30pm; Reply: 29
Quoted from mortless
Almost 60% non secretors after 22 voted. Interesting, indeed:) Seemes like Non-secretors may have more diet related issues in general. What do you think?


O+ : Secretor

Not 100% sure about this, but from the few Explorers that I know, regardless of Rh factor all seem to have diet related issues. Several posts by the Explorers on this forum seem to reflect this as well.
Posted by: JillP, Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 10:23pm; Reply: 30
Female A- Secretor   8)
Posted by: cajun, Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 11:23pm; Reply: 31
A+ secretor
Posted by: Joyce, Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 11:34pm; Reply: 32
Quoted from ruthiegirl

For example, a type O might stumble upon low-carb dieting, cut out or down on wheat, potatoes, and corn by default, and see great health results. That individual would stop looking for a better diet, and won't be posting in this poll.


Seen a lot to fit this bill on an afib forum  ;)

Posted by: san j, Saturday, March 10, 2012, 11:14pm; Reply: 33
Quoted from ruthiegirl
A healthy secretor with no obvious reactions to their curent diet isn't likely to find BTD.


Millions upon millions around the world are, yes, likely to beg to differ.  :)
Posted by: shoulderblade, Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 5:18pm; Reply: 34
Im quite happy with O- secretor and my Hunter/Swami. Lots of foods that I enjoy and can easily obtain. A great fit for me.

Looking at the poll results Female non-secretors way outnumber Female secreturs even though they make up only about 12-15% of the population.  :o
Posted by: O in Virginia, Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 5:31pm; Reply: 35
Non-secretor issues could be what brings many of them to sites like this, looking for help and answers.  Non-secretors have their antennae up on extra-alert?
Posted by: shoulderblade, Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 5:39pm; Reply: 36
Quoted from O in Virginia
Non-secretor issues could be what brings many of them to sites like this, looking for help and answers.  Non-secretors have their antennae up on extra-alert?


I think that would be it. Though it is a small sample it goes roughly 60% nonnies vs. 40% secretors as opposed to say 12% vs. 88% in the overall population. A very striking divergence.

Though I am a secretor I realize nonnies have a more difficult path and I wish them well.
Posted by: Mototime, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 7:50pm; Reply: 37
I still think that the saliva secretor test is not very accurate to say the least. This poll would tend to also indicate that as well. Try and justify it how you want but everyone I know that I have turned on to the blood type diet and have taken the saliva test have come back as NON-secretors. Both family members and non family members. Too coincidental if you ask me. I think it should be looked into furthur and having read all of Dr. D's works I know that he wouldn't want it any other way.
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 9:43pm; Reply: 38
I first had the serotype panel done and came out a LDN

then the secretor test thankfully confirmed my non secretor status

how long did your saliva have to travel Mono?

I waited till I was at a conference in the US to do all my testing.
Posted by: zenphoenix, Monday, April 9, 2012, 5:32am; Reply: 39
i know in my circle, those who have sent away for their saliva secretor tests, only myself and my birth mother came back as nonnies. The rest (about 7 or 8 so far) have been secretors.

I think Lola may be on to something about the distance / time issue. I literally scheduled mine in based on when UPS was doing their pick-ups.
Posted by: Possum, Monday, April 9, 2012, 5:34am; Reply: 40
Quoted from Mototime
I still think that the saliva secretor test is not very accurate to say the least. This poll would tend to also indicate that as well. Try and justify it how you want but everyone I know that I have turned on to the blood type diet and have taken the saliva test have come back as NON-secretors. Both family members and non family members. Too coincidental if you ask me. I think it should be looked into furthur and having read all of Dr. D's works I know that he wouldn't want it any other way.
I agree ;)
Quoted from zenphoenix
I think Lola may be on to something about the distance / time issue.

Posted by: D.L., Monday, April 9, 2012, 4:58pm; Reply: 41
Purlgirl - How would you find out if you are A2? My dad is half Swedish and my mom was 1/5 Irish.
Posted by: purlgirl, Monday, April 9, 2012, 10:35pm; Reply: 42
Quoted from D.L.
Purlgirl - How would you find out if you are A2? My dad is half Swedish and my mom was 1/5 Irish.


In one of  Dr. D's articles he talks about  A2 being from Northern European. Thats all I remember right now. Not sure I can find it again.

There are blood test you can do to find out for sure.
Posted by: Patty H, Thursday, April 12, 2012, 3:10pm; Reply: 43
O+ non-secretor, female, but I also have a rare blood antigen, the Mg antigen, which makes me a "minor blood group".
Posted by: Patty H, Thursday, April 12, 2012, 4:13pm; Reply: 44
Quoted from Mototime
I still think that the saliva secretor test is not very accurate to say the least. This poll would tend to also indicate that as well. Try and justify it how you want but everyone I know that I have turned on to the blood type diet and have taken the saliva test have come back as NON-secretors. Both family members and non family members. Too coincidental if you ask me. I think it should be looked into furthur and having read all of Dr. D's works I know that he wouldn't want it any other way.


My saliva test was confirmed with a blood test, non-secretor.

Why not just go for the blood test if you are concerned about accuracy?
Posted by: Pixu, Friday, April 13, 2012, 9:06am; Reply: 45
I was worried about the time aspect as well, but there was nothing I could do differently  :-/ Do you mean that the secretion in saliva might "wear off" if the sample takes too long in getting to the lab?

No-one here is even heard of Lewis typing, so that's out of the question.
I thought there was a lab in UK that would perform the saliva testing, I hadn't realized the sample would have to be sent all the way to the States.

I took my sample on 03/26, it left the country the next day, and arrived at NAP lab on 04/06.

Then again, Henriette sent hers (from Denmark) and turned out Sec  ;)

Posted by: Damon, Friday, April 13, 2012, 11:42am; Reply: 46
Hey Pixu,

Just FYI; if you email the guys at right4eu.com they can supply you with a blood test that can do your Lewis typing. (You should take the blood yourself and then send it in to a lab in the UK.) That same bloodtest can also confirm your blood-, rhesus- and MN-type if I'm correct.
Posted by: Serenity, Friday, April 13, 2012, 12:49pm; Reply: 47
Yes, I ordered lewis, A1/A2, duffy, MN test kit from Nature-cure Labs in the UK. I need to send it in an express bag to get it there fast so it is viable for testing.  It is a blood sample, just ten drops.
Ps hello Damon & JillP, great to see other nonnie warriors! ;D
Posted by: Damon, Friday, April 13, 2012, 1:39pm; Reply: 48
Hi Serenity,

I suppose that means you still have to 'take' your test?
I can tell from experience that getting blood out of your fingertip (after having punctured it with the enclosed needle-thing) is close to impossible for an A nonnie (warrior).. I spinned my arms around like crazy, kept my hands low and tried to push all my blood to my finger tips, but only got 5 drops out, even after multiple punctures. (I was close to replacing the enclosed needle with a kitchen knife in order to make a proper cut! In hindsight the culprit turned out to not have been the needle, but thick A nonnie blood..)

Anyway, in summary, I would advise all A nonnies aiming to take that test to completely avoid all avoids the days before doing the test, to focus on some natural blood thinning foods like garlic, and to not be afraid to make a proper hole with that needle.
Posted by: Pixu, Friday, April 13, 2012, 1:44pm; Reply: 49
Damon  ;D I can just see you eyeing for that knife (whistle)

I just sent NAP an email asking about the viability of my results, considering it was 11 days until they got my sample.

I just could not afford an extra test right now... (dissappointed)
Posted by: zenphoenix, Saturday, April 14, 2012, 4:42am; Reply: 50
pixu... as you did not send your saliva sample right away, did you refrigerate it overnight?
Posted by: Pixu, Saturday, April 14, 2012, 7:26am; Reply: 51
I did send it right away. I took it to the post office right after collecting it (03/26), and it left the country the next day. Then it was M.I.A.  ;D for more than a week, until they recieved it at the lab (04/06).

I emailed NAP to make sure the results were viable, and they assured me the lab would have contacted them had there been a problem with the sample. And at the lab they knew the date I'd collected the sample, so I'd think they would have said sth if it had been faulty.
Posted by: 16596 (Guest), Monday, April 16, 2012, 6:02pm; Reply: 52
A- non-secretor female
Posted by: Averno, Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 5:22pm; Reply: 53
AB+ non-secretor
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 5:28pm; Reply: 54
B rh- secretor female
living with a
O rh- secretor daughter.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 5:31pm; Reply: 55
Quoted from Pixu

Then again, Henriette sent hers (from Denmark) and turned out Sec  ;)



yep and so did my daughter ;)
Posted by: jing15, Monday, April 23, 2012, 2:40pm; Reply: 56
O+ non-secretor, super taster, female
hubby is A+, taster :)
Posted by: prunella, Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 2:36pm; Reply: 57
O-, non-secretor.  Female.
Posted by: Anemone, Friday, October 5, 2012, 7:14pm; Reply: 58
I'm a bit scared of sending off for the test, part of me would rather not know
Posted by: Mane, Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 8:02pm; Reply: 59
O+ Secretor Female
Posted by: deblynn3, Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 8:29pm; Reply: 60
Our whole family are O's secretor, We thought BD would be a nonnie, but she isn't she did however swami as an Explorer.  
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 6:35pm; Reply: 61
Quoted from Anemone
I'm a bit scared of sending off for the test, part of me would rather not know


Information is power. It's up to you how you use the information. You always have the option of choosing to be less compliant; of including some "nonnie avoids/secretor neutrals" in your diet even if you turn out to  be a nonnie.

When I thought I was a secretor, I planned to be 100% compliant. I saw no reason not to be. But as an O nonnie, I realize it's impractical to think that I'll NEVER ingest sugar, honey, maple syrup, or apple cider vinegar ever again in my entire life. I still aim for 100% compliance most of the time, but I do eat a few chocolate chips per year, or lick my finger after using honey in something for one of the kids, and my Rosh Hashonna honey cake is going to have real honey in it!

Knowing your secretor status helps you fine-tune which  beneficials to emphasize for maximum health. It helps you identify which foods you should avoid when you're feeling run-down or under the weather. Nobody is ever going to force you to be 100% compliant 100% of the time.
Posted by: alwaysVev, Saturday, November 24, 2012, 1:51am; Reply: 62
I know this isn't scientific, but I'm surprised at the results. I thought non secretors were supposed to be rare.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 7:03pm; Reply: 63
Non-Secretors are rare, but we're also prone to more health problems, so we're likely to find BTD and post on health-related websites.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Saturday, January 5, 2013, 5:18am; Reply: 64
20 percent of the population are Non Secretor but 55 percent of ill people are non secretor.
Posted by: Possum, Saturday, January 5, 2013, 6:55am; Reply: 65
I thought it was more like 10% are nonnies? Or am I thinking of RH-?
Posted by: Taxman, Monday, April 15, 2013, 3:39am; Reply: 66
I'm sending my secretor test tomorrow.  I'll know in several weeks what I am.

In the meantime, trying to be a compliant B following BTD.  Next month, I'll be SWAMIfied!

Oh, food.  (clap)
Posted by: Adam, Monday, April 15, 2013, 1:47pm; Reply: 67
Quoted from Taxman
I'm sending my secretor test tomorrow.  I'll know in several weeks what I am.

In the meantime, trying to be a compliant B following BTD.  Next month, I'll be SWAMIfied!

Oh, food.  (clap)


Good for you, Taxman.  :)  

This way of eating can be a challenge, but a lot of fun as well.  And, once you get it in gear and keep at it, the health benefits really start to manifest themselves.
Posted by: Taxman, Monday, April 15, 2013, 1:49pm; Reply: 68
Thanks, Adam!  I feel pretty good about eating this way already!
Posted by: Couann, Sunday, May 26, 2013, 12:52am; Reply: 69
We are all O- nonnies but explorer and hunters. It is easy to combine our diets for easy cooking!
Posted by: cat2, Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 6:38am; Reply: 70
...Another O+ Non-secretor here.
Posted by: walk_the_walk, Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 8:32am; Reply: 71
O+ Nonnie...
Posted by: chrissyA, Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 2:23pm; Reply: 72
A+ Secretor, female (smile)
Posted by: SBGGJRP, Thursday, January 2, 2014, 1:02pm; Reply: 73
I am an O- and a secretor
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