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Posted by: 16796 (Guest), Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 10:11pm
What is the likelihood of a type A having wheat intolerance and being a non-secretor?
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 10:15pm; Reply: 1
15 to 20% chance of being a nonsecretor.

Most nonsecretors will do less well with grains than secretors.

Posted by: 16796 (Guest), Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 10:18pm; Reply: 2
I take it you are one of them?
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 10:28pm; Reply: 3
Teachers do less well with wheat than warriors.

The only forms of wheat that rate well for teachers in the GenoType diet are variant (emmer, spelt, kamut, ...).




On SWAMI:

To know if a nonsecretor status would affect your rating for wheat->simply set the entry for secretor status to nonsecretor. Run SWAMI at this setting and see what your ratings for wheat are.

I have my SWAMI set for nonsecretor status (my results might differ from yours),
but these forms of wheat are avoids:

Wheat, Bran, Germ
Wheat, Bulgur
Wheat, Durum, Semolina, Couscous
Wheat, Puffed
Wheat, Sprouted (Black dot)
Wheat, White Flour, Gluten
Wheat, Whole Grain
Wheat, Whole Grain Emmer

These are neutral:
Wheat, Whole Grain Kamut
Wheat, Whole Grain Spelt

I do better if I avoid Kamut and Spelt also. I do okay with sprouted wheat.
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 10:32pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from 16796
I take it you are one of them?


Nonsecretor status confirmed with blood test and DNA test.

Experience does demonstrate I do better without wheat.
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 10:37pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from 16796
What is the likelihood of a type A having wheat intolerance and being a non-secretor?

This may also be affected by how much other lectin damage you have in your digestive system...  As this heals, you may or may not see an improvement in tolerance for wheat...
Posted by: 16796 (Guest), Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 10:55pm; Reply: 6
csharp it does change from neutral to avoids if I change my swami to nonnie.

ABjoe I didn't know that thanks
Posted by: Victoria, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 11:05pm; Reply: 7
If you are suspecting that you have a wheat or gluten intolerance, it can be a great idea to exclude it from your diet, at least until you find out your blood type for sure, as well as your secretor status.  ;)
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 11:08pm; Reply: 8
Plus, Celiac Disease is common among all blood and secretor types. Somebody could be an A Secretor Warrior but still have Celiac Disease and not  be able to eat wheat. There are many, many variables in figuring out which foods you can or can't tolerate. SWAMI takes many of them into account,  but it's still not perfect. Sometimes the SWAMI diet needs to be tweaked a little.

If you suspect wheat is a problem, take it out of your diet and see if you feel better. Nobody is going to be hurt by this (though it can be inconvenient.)
Posted by: 16796 (Guest), Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 11:13pm; Reply: 9
Rice and oats do not have gluten in them right? Since starting this I have gained a love of rice (cooking right now). What about spelt flour? Gluten free?
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 11:22pm; Reply: 10
Spelt flour has gluten,  but is still well toelrated by many people with wheat intolerance. It's not OK for those with celiac disease. The same is true for rye and barley- not gluten free, but not wheat either.

Oats are a complicated one. Oats themselves don't contain gluten, but they do contain a similar protein that many gluten-free people can't tolerate either. Also, oats are frequently contaminated with wheat in growing and processing. Depending on level of sensitivity, some people can only  tolerate gluten-free oats (oats carefully grown and processed to avoid wheat contamination) while others can tolerate regular oats just fine, even if they can't have wheat. And others can't tolerate the oats at all because of the oat protein itself.


Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 11:26pm; Reply: 11
Oats are usually grown in the same fields as wheat, so are not "gluten free" they are also high in glutamate which can cause problems with sensitive people.

rice can actually cause problems and affect my daughter personality wildly.

spelt has gluten in it just less than wheat.

actually all grains have a form of gluten which is a protein. they have different names and different effects.

I have come across many A's with wheat issues and many of them are non secretors.
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 11:35pm; Reply: 12
Rachel,

Please remember that gluten isn't the only reason wheat is bad...  Wheat has the Wheat Germ Agglutinin lectin and a high gluten content.  Spelts gluten content is much lower, but may still be problem - depending on your sensitivity.
Posted by: 16796 (Guest), Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 11:40pm; Reply: 13
Ok, that all makes sense, thank you guys!
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