Archives for: January 2005, 12
According to typebase 4, semolina wheat and wheat gluten are neutrals for A secretors and avoids for non-secretors. After eating a large plate of this delicious angel hair and garlic pasta, my stomach cramped up once – and then it was over. Several hours later, my right hand started to swell slightly.
I keep thinking about Miranda’s topic for the week. One of the things she mentioned is her genotype and phenotype. One of her parents was an A and the other an O. Further testing revealed that she is as close to an O as a dominant A can get. I have to wonder if I might be in the same category. Was the stomach cramp a fluke, or do I have an intolerance for wheat like most O’s? As a matter of fact, the last time I ate a traditional delivery pizza, my stomach was upset for two days.
I can’t quite figure out my tolerance for tomatoes either. My body seems unpredictable. I think I am going to have to take my own advice. I will eat cleanly for several days and then purposely inhale an avoid and see what happens. I will have to rule out other variables (for example: make sure that I had gotten enough sleep the night before so fatigue isn’t an issue, etc.) But knowing for certain will be worth it. I guess the important thing to emphasize to my children is the question “How do you physically and mentally feel?” We are all individuals, after all.