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Needing Help From Anyone With Corn Problems :(

corn corn intolerance cross reactivity corn syrup baking powder hfcs high fructose corn syrup

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 03:24 PM

Yeah, it's really hard. A food journal is a great idea. The corn allergy sites are still full of information on where to find hidden corn and there are quite a few people on them who have intolerances instead of allergies. For me, the protein is the problem. That's why corn starch is OK. But those clear plastic bottles you get individual servings of water in make me sick because they are made with corn protein! And I know ascorbic acid does me in because the last corn exposure I had was to a vitamin C capsule and I truly thought I was going to die.


If there is a Shopko near you you can get vitamins though. They have a line called "Shopko Naturals" that contain no gluten, corn, soy, yeast, sugar, dairy, sugar, salt, artificial flavorings or colorings. Maybe you could even order tham from their website. I stock up when they have buy one get one free sales (which they do fairly frequently), and wind up paying about $3.50 for a bottle of 60. Vitamins are really important for folks like us who are on such limited diets.

Bartfull the main question I have I think is what is really the difference between corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup? I have googled it but don't really understand the answers. I KNOW that I cannot have corn syrup. But I still drink sodas and I don't know if the HFCS has more or less corn derivitive than regular corn syrup? I know the caramel color is bad too but I'm seriously addicted to caffeine and until I work it out I am curious how much the HFCS is affecting me. 

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 03:48 PM

I don't know. I have avoided HFCS for years, long before I developed the corn intolerance. I saw a TED Talk a long time ago where a scientist explained that the body can't process the stuff. It's really bad for us (according to him). I believe it. I know an elderly lady who was really really sick until she cut it out.


If you need caffeine, how about coffee or tea? Hot or iced, you'd still be getting the lift. I personally drink LOTS of coffee. Partly for the caffeine, but mostly for the taste. And if I happen to go anywhere at night, I drink defaf because everything else has corn!

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 08:12 AM

If you have drunk a lot of high fructose corn syrup; I would watch out for diabetes!  Have you been checked for that?

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