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#16 Simply_V

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 09:00 PM

^_^ This is my favorite simple dressing. I hope it follows your diet.

1/2 c oil
1/3 c honey
1/4 lime or lemon juice (Lime blends much better with the honey flavor, I think)
1 tbsp mustard, dijon or otherwise.


Just wanted to let you know I tried this and it was good. Honey Mustard isn't my favorite so I altered it a bit.

I made 1/2 recipe using Lundberg Rice Syrup instead of honey, and orphee dijon. Then I added 1/4 c. Pomi tomatoes, a dash of garlic powder, and a dash of ground celery. Blended it til smooth. It was fabulous!

Thanks for posting the "stater" recipe. I'm probably going to use it and alter it into various "flavors".
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Severe airborne allergies since childhood. Was on constant antihisamines with behavior issues. Digestion issues started noticably around 1985.
1992 IBS diagnosis.
2004 Corn allergy - through diet discovery.
2005 RAST negative to all food allergies. High cholesterol diagnosed as PCOS.
2006 Immunolabs ELISA and IgE assay:
IgE to Corn, Milk, Eggs, & White Bean.
IgG to peppers, blk/wt pepper, beans, almonds, yeasts.
Neg. to Celiac, gluten, etc. High IgA level.
2008 No longer considered as having PCOS, or associated risks.

Currently avoiding corn, eggs, cow & goat milk, all beans (cept some soy derivatives & peanut oil), cruciferous veggies, onions/garlic, carrots/celery, anything bilberry/cranberry/blueberry, peppers, and anything remotely corn derived, corntaminated.

Currently off all allergy medications for airborne allergies and breathing fine.

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 05:04 AM

Thanks everyone :) for the tips info and recipes, I appreciate them alot.

We had sort of a family crisis lately hence me not being online, it seems like there is always something anymore. I have been better at avoiding corn, its still hard not to go back. I did have a small glass of diet sprite the other night and woke up with an aching stomach again.

I havent had my test results back yet from enterolab. Im sure I have gluten problems though because its very different with corn than with gluten. My sister, niece, and nephew were tested and all have it. Im not following the paleo diet for the health benefits of it so much right now just out of necessity. I have lost weight this week due to it which has been nice :)

My oven is officially out of commission. It was really old anyways. I didnt want to replace it with us having our house up for sale but I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned it. It still stinks when I heat it up so I dont feel its safe for us to use. For now Im using my toaster/convection oven which thankfully works well. Im looking around for a new stove also or a good used one in the paper.
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Posted 05 October 2006 - 02:10 PM

We had sort of a family crisis lately hence me not being online, it seems like there is always something anymore. I have been better at avoiding corn, its still hard not to go back. I did have a small glass of diet sprite the other night and woke up with an aching stomach again.

I havent had my test results back yet from enterolab. Im sure I have gluten problems though because its very different with corn than with gluten. My sister, niece, and nephew were tested and all have it. Im not following the paleo diet for the health benefits of it so much right now just out of necessity. I have lost weight this week due to it which has been nice :)


Sorry to hear about your crisis. Hope everything is ok.

I know what you mean about its hard not to go back to corn. When I first discovered my corn allergy, I was suffering from corn allergy addiction. I was so used to that surge of adrenaline when I ate, that things just didn't taste the same to me. Honestly I was an adrenaline junkie.

I still have bouts of it, if I happen into some minor amount of corn (not large enough to get me sick, but just enough to set off adrenaline). I get a kind of high. I'm told its comparable to smoking pot. When the high starts to wear off, I get insane cravings. It took me a few weeks initially to figure out why suddenly I was craving wierd things like canned goods, honey, certain veggies/fruits. Then I learned all the different names for corn and different places it could be. Turns out my wierd cravings were for foods that my subconscious and my body knew had corn in it, even though I didn't know it. I would eat and eat til I found just the right amount of corn to satisfy the withdrawl. As I eliminated corn from my cupboards, my cravings changed to suit. It actually helped me pinpoint hidden sources of corn in my diet. Now when I get this binge eating hunger, I recognize it for what it is and start looking for the source.

Btw, fake sugars are evil. They're all corn, and they just perpetuate sweet cravings. There isn't a one of the major brands that doesn't make me sick. (cept some brands of liquid Stevia, and allergygrocer.com 's xylitol which is from birch). Mostly I just stick to real sugar as my body likes it better.
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Severe airborne allergies since childhood. Was on constant antihisamines with behavior issues. Digestion issues started noticably around 1985.
1992 IBS diagnosis.
2004 Corn allergy - through diet discovery.
2005 RAST negative to all food allergies. High cholesterol diagnosed as PCOS.
2006 Immunolabs ELISA and IgE assay:
IgE to Corn, Milk, Eggs, & White Bean.
IgG to peppers, blk/wt pepper, beans, almonds, yeasts.
Neg. to Celiac, gluten, etc. High IgA level.
2008 No longer considered as having PCOS, or associated risks.

Currently avoiding corn, eggs, cow & goat milk, all beans (cept some soy derivatives & peanut oil), cruciferous veggies, onions/garlic, carrots/celery, anything bilberry/cranberry/blueberry, peppers, and anything remotely corn derived, corntaminated.

Currently off all allergy medications for airborne allergies and breathing fine.

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 05:29 AM

V- Thanks :) Yes I agree they are evil. Im getting headaches all the time now and have resorted a few times to drinking mountain dew just to get rid of them only to feel a tummy ache last for about 24 hours.
I was/am addicted to soda. Diet or regular it didnt matter. I need to be like my daughter and I am trying to stick to water only. She rarely drinks milk so she gets calcium supplements and she gets loads of cheese to make up for it. Im cutting out all sugar, caffiene,limiting grains and potatoes due to my insulin resistance, no dairy and no corn. Yes very bland, dh and my daughter definitely do not follow what I do so I stick veggies and meat in the crockpot and eat salads with fruit. The bonus weight loss is coming off nicely; perfect for the holidays :) I have loads of clothes in smaller sizes that I cant wait to wear again!

My crisis was related to me mostly a few problems with my eyes and our car in the shop two times last week. Plus dh is laid off and money is tight. Things are slowly becoming normal again.
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Posted 08 October 2006 - 02:31 PM

V- Thanks :) Yes I agree they are evil. Im getting headaches all the time now and have resorted a few times to drinking mountain dew just to get rid of them only to feel a tummy ache last for about 24 hours.
I was/am addicted to soda. Diet or regular it didnt matter.


It sounds like withdrawl. If drinking something with corn (diet or regular soda) stop the headaches, then probably all you're doing is staving off the detox/withdrawl. Much like an alcoholic taking a sip of alcohol every time they get the shakes.

Work tword getting off them completely.

As for suppliments, many manufacturers of suppliments put corn in the fillers. Its either labeled clearly corn starch or hidden among the various names of corn derivatives. Phytopharmica is the brand I use. They make a few things that aren't corn-free. However if they say its corn-free, it is. Other companies will state corn-free, but often that just means "highly processed corn derivatives", not actually free of corn derivatives. Or thats my experience.

Im cutting out all sugar, caffiene,limiting grains and potatoes due to my insulin resistance, no dairy and no corn. Yes very bland, dh and my daughter definitely do not follow what I do so I stick veggies and meat in the crockpot and eat salads with fruit. The bonus weight loss is coming off nicely; perfect for the holidays :) I have loads of clothes in smaller sizes that I cant wait to wear again!

My crisis was related to me mostly a few problems with my eyes and our car in the shop two times last week. Plus dh is laid off and money is tight. Things are slowly becoming normal again.


I was "diagnosed" with PCOS a couple years ago as well, about the same time I found the corn allergy. I've found that all my PCOS symptoms have gone away by completely (and anally) removing corn from my diet. Cutting out extra sugars, moderating grains/starches.. will help some. But I think you'll find that cutting out all corn will also decrease your need or want for such things anyway.

I was 290 lbs before all this, and am now at 240 and still losing. However if I eat corn in any amount, I will gain weight. Its actually an alarm bell for me that I'm getting into something bad.

I currently eat whatever I want (juices, potatoes, grains, candy, etc) as long as it is corn-free (plus milk, egg, & bean-free), and my A1C last checked went down .2, my cholesterol stablized (not elevating like it was), and I feel great.

Btw if you get a soda craving, Virgil's makes corn-free Rootbeer and Cream Soda. I believe they're both gluten-free as well.
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Severe airborne allergies since childhood. Was on constant antihisamines with behavior issues. Digestion issues started noticably around 1985.
1992 IBS diagnosis.
2004 Corn allergy - through diet discovery.
2005 RAST negative to all food allergies. High cholesterol diagnosed as PCOS.
2006 Immunolabs ELISA and IgE assay:
IgE to Corn, Milk, Eggs, & White Bean.
IgG to peppers, blk/wt pepper, beans, almonds, yeasts.
Neg. to Celiac, gluten, etc. High IgA level.
2008 No longer considered as having PCOS, or associated risks.

Currently avoiding corn, eggs, cow & goat milk, all beans (cept some soy derivatives & peanut oil), cruciferous veggies, onions/garlic, carrots/celery, anything bilberry/cranberry/blueberry, peppers, and anything remotely corn derived, corntaminated.

Currently off all allergy medications for airborne allergies and breathing fine.

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 04:59 PM

Thanks so much :)

When I was gluten free by atkins diet years ago I started ovulating and became pregnant twice in three months. I fully believe it was my diet, I also was avoiding corn of course.

Are you on Glucophage? I am on it but hate the stomach upset that comes with it. Im hoping to come off of it when my weight goes down more. I am due to see my ob/gyn soon and will have her run a fasting insulin to see if she wants to try and pull me off it.

I feel like crud right now, I cheated and had a swig of mountain dew and have a stomach ache let alone the big D. I need to just quit it and deal with the withdrawal symptoms. I am just dragging it on.
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Posted 09 October 2006 - 06:13 PM

Thanks so much :)

When I was gluten free by atkins diet years ago I started ovulating and became pregnant twice in three months. I fully believe it was my diet, I also was avoiding corn of course.

Are you on Glucophage? I am on it but hate the stomach upset that comes with it. Im hoping to come off of it when my weight goes down more. I am due to see my ob/gyn soon and will have her run a fasting insulin to see if she wants to try and pull me off it.

I feel like crud right now, I cheated and had a swig of mountain dew and have a stomach ache let alone the big D. I need to just quit it and deal with the withdrawal symptoms. I am just dragging it on.


Yeah you do need to just stop it. I know its hard.

I'm not on any meds for PCOS. I was diagnosed with it just as I started corn-free. Doc wanted to do diet change first (South Beach) and see if my results stablized or went down. South Beach itself didn't do much good, but my test results didn't get worse so Doc wanted to try it longer. It took a while for me to really get the hang of corn-free so by the next test I'd been corn-free for quite a while. My results improved. The Doc wanted me to take a cholesterol med, but I haven't found one that is really corn-free and if my results aren't better by my next test I'll look more into it.

As for the stomache upset with Glucophage. Could you be reacting to other ingredients in it?
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Severe airborne allergies since childhood. Was on constant antihisamines with behavior issues. Digestion issues started noticably around 1985.
1992 IBS diagnosis.
2004 Corn allergy - through diet discovery.
2005 RAST negative to all food allergies. High cholesterol diagnosed as PCOS.
2006 Immunolabs ELISA and IgE assay:
IgE to Corn, Milk, Eggs, & White Bean.
IgG to peppers, blk/wt pepper, beans, almonds, yeasts.
Neg. to Celiac, gluten, etc. High IgA level.
2008 No longer considered as having PCOS, or associated risks.

Currently avoiding corn, eggs, cow & goat milk, all beans (cept some soy derivatives & peanut oil), cruciferous veggies, onions/garlic, carrots/celery, anything bilberry/cranberry/blueberry, peppers, and anything remotely corn derived, corntaminated.

Currently off all allergy medications for airborne allergies and breathing fine.

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Posted 09 October 2006 - 08:12 PM

I always thought paleo diet was a choice

My body is trying to force me on the paleo diet as well (read my signature). Out of my allergies, I still eat blueberries and regular potatoes (sweet potatoes seem to be the problem). I get depressed about it, but I always find ways to make things that I want using safe ingredients. I have a list of recipes in the recipe section.
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 06:20 PM

v- I think its the medicine and not what I eat necessarily, I visit a pcos suppourt website and its a common problem. I do notice I have to be sooo careful to pay attention to eating right now. With hardly any carbs due to only potatoes and rice available I get weak fast if I dont continually replenish with my medicine lowering my insulin. So far my cholesterol is fine thank goodness but who knows about the near future unless I pull this weight off fast. So far Im looking at about 3 lbs a week loss but I have over 100 lbs to go.

Carrie- Sorry your dealing with it too, Im not looking forward to the holidays and plan on cooking for my family all the things I wont be able to eat so my daughter will have the normal holiday treats everyone else has. As a matter of fact we are skipping two dinners in the next few months, a christmas party dinner and just arriving afterwards and a wedding reception and just going to the wedding. How do I get to the recipes section? I would love to look up some.
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Posted 11 October 2006 - 07:30 PM

Carrie- Sorry your dealing with it too, Im not looking forward to the holidays and plan on cooking for my family all the things I wont be able to eat so my daughter will have the normal holiday treats everyone else has. As a matter of fact we are skipping two dinners in the next few months, a christmas party dinner and just arriving afterwards and a wedding reception and just going to the wedding. How do I get to the recipes section? I would love to look up some.

Cooking for holidays can be a stressful and busy procedure. Last week-end, I cooked for thanksgiving dinner here in Canada. Over the weekend I cooked two chickens, a pot roast, two apple crisps, and lots of vegetables! Here is a link to some of my recipes:

http://www.glutenfre...showtopic=13319
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Posted 16 October 2006 - 12:14 PM

Thanks Carrie :)

I'll check it out. I know I posted a reply to this earlier to you, it must have not came through.

One bonus through generous family members, my mom and dad, we have a new stove! and my inlaws gave us our christmas presents early, New tires we desperately needed for our car. Ah thankfully we are slowly coming out of the hole from dh being laid off for so long this year.

Thanks everyone for your help :D
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