Your Secretor Status is A Key to Your Health

A Part of Blood Type Science

The secretor status is a part the science of  Blood Type Diet. I’d love to share with you below, a latest (per March 2010) rare but important information from Dr. Peter D’Adamo. As you know, the Blood Type Diet, as a  new kind of science, has been very useful and powerful  for me to understand the complexity on health matter and really works to help me in the natural healing process of my second kidney stone disorder in 2007.

It helps me in finding so many unanswered health questions that have been  lingered for more than 30 years.

Hopefully the valuable latest information below would benefits your healthy life.

Why Secretor Status is Important?

Are you a secretor or a non-secretor? Before starting the Blood Type or GenoType Diet, you most likely would not have known how to respond to that question or the far reaching influences that your secretor status has on your health. Your secretor status drastically alters the carbohydrates present in your body fluids and also controls important aspects of your metabolism and immune resistance.

Dr. D’Adamo defines a secretor as a person who secretes the blood type antigens into body fluids, like the saliva in your mouth or the mucous in your digestive tract. A non-secretor, is a person who puts little or none of their blood type antigen into these same fluids. Although we don’t precisely know why nature made most of us secretors (approximately 80% of the population are secretors), scientists believe that it was an evolutionary adaptation to provide humans with an additional layer of immune protection from environmental elements such as bacteria, pollutants and other irritants.

Knowing your secretor status and understanding how it influences your body’s ability to function is key to getting the most out of the Blood Type and GenoType Diets. Research suggests the following conditions may be linked to non-secretor status:

  • Non-secretors are more prone to generalized inflammation than secretors
  • Non-secretors are more prone to both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes than secretors
  • Non-secretors with Type 1 diabetes have more consistent problems with Candida, especially in their mouths and upper GI tracts
  • Non-secretors account for 80% of all fibromyalgia sufferers, irrespective of blood type
  • Non-secretors have an increased prevalence of a variety of autoimmune diseases
  • Non-secretors have an extra risk for recurrent urinary tract infections and 55-60% have been found to develop renal scarring even with the regular use of antibiotic treatment

You can see why it is so essential to be tested for your secretor status! If you are among the 20% of the population that comprises non-secretors, you will need to factor that in to your prescriptive diet. Making a few adjustments to an already good diet will provide the necessary support for overall good health and well-being.

The New Supporting Studies

Here are two studies which support individualized nutrition and the work and research that Dr. D’Adamo has been doing. We’ll be seeing more work like this as the validity of ABO as a significant biometric marker becomes more accepted in the scientific and medical communities.

Large-scale genomic studies reveal central role of ABO in sP-selecti and sICAM-1 levels. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20167578

Interindividual differences in response to plant-based diets: implications for cancer risk. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19297461