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Whats The Deal With Corn

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 04:36 AM

Does corn mimic gluten? If so, is it all corn, processed corn, even can corn? I've read an article but don't really understand with all of the abbreviations.
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:04 AM

Eh, its different. Yet at the same time, if someone who has issues with it along with gluten it can mimic the symptoms.

Most can handle it without an issue. Its the same thing with any group really.
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:37 AM

Short answer, no, corn gluten does not affect most people with celiac.

Corn is a grain, so it has gluten in it. However, it is not the kind of gluten that affects most celiacs. "Gluten" is a generic term for a carbohydrate and protein that are joined together to form a large molecule called gluten in grains. In that sense, every grain has gluten. The specific proteins in the gluten molecule are different in each grain. Wheat gluten has a protein called gliaden, barley has a protein called hordein, etc. The proteins in wheat, rye and barley affect people with celiac, and some react to the protein in oats also. Some people do have intolerances to corn protein, just like some have intolerances to dairy protein etc.
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 06:16 AM

And many are beginning to suspect that, as they suspect with wheat and soy, it is all the fiddling around with genetic modification that is creating the corn digestive problems in susceptible inmdividuals.
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:21 PM

I agree with the comment about genetically modifed corn, but as one of the Celiacs with a corn issue, I kinda think everyone should treat corn the same as oats. My doctor said to avoid wheat, barley, rye, and oats for one year and then try oats to see if it caused problems since about a third of Celiacs have reactions to oats and others don't. (I'm in the third.)

Though she thinks my corn intolerance is actually an IBS symptom, I think it's too great of a coincidence and far far too many people complain about it. We need to look at the research that says there may be a Celiac link to corn and determine if newbies should be warned about the potential reaction to corn in the same manner as oats.

Even if the cause is related to genetic modification, it doesn't matter, we can't turn back now.

On the other hand I found it interesting to look in the history of this forum and see that numerous people had the same awakening I had. It seemed as if everything was going fine and then one day I just got sick again out of the blue. One person suggested that as you go gluten free, you naturally increase rice and corn to higher levels than you ever had before. If you keep ignoring the enemy, eventually he'll find a way to build his army while you're not looking. I think that's the deal with corn.
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