I started to deep dive into scientific studies to better understand the information I was finding. I wanted a concrete point to start from. This first article is an extensive look at ATIs in grains, how they are genetically distributed, how they are detected, and some initial findings as to their relationship to human health. Take a read here, and scroll to the bottom to read on the application of these findings.
The following article follows the thread, but addresses durum wheat specifically as to its possible anti-inflammatory properties. It is quite involved, but the findings are exciting. Read it here.
This article is focused on ATIs (Amylase/Trypsin Inhibitors), and their role in allergic responses. They test both ancient and modern types of wheat. Please scroll down the article to ATI Distribution, Figure 3. Take note of the difference in distribution of the tested ATIs. Durum Wheat is very similar to Emmer, but far more accessible.
I found this article, and it really cemented that what I was doing was the right course. It’s a general article, but makes no secret about the “problem with wheat”.