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#16 Takala

 
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:36 AM

I thought I might have a corn problem at one time, but it turns out that I just have a "pretty sensitive to any sort of cross contamination in the corn product problem." The way I tested it was to remove corn products, then reintroduced it by taking a fresh ear of corn, shucking it, and then slicing off the kernels and whirring them in a magicbullet with a little bit of water to make corn slush. Then cooked with this. No reaction. No reaction to fresh corn, either.
I had to ditch most commercial corn products (all but one kind of gluten-free blue corn flour) because they can be cross contaminated with gluten free oat flours. I seem to be in that small subgroup of gluten-free "oat reactors" which means I have to be super careful now with any sort of store - bought grain item or flour. I thought I had finally found a brand of gluten free, GMO free corn chip I could tolerate, then after several bags I noticed the label had changed and they are using any of 3 different types of oils to cook them in, and my guess is that their going to a cheaper oil blend is putting more cross contamination into the chain, because I noticed I my skin was suddenly getting more sensitive again, and I was getting a bit of a rash on my midsection and under one arm, where underclothing touched. Now, was this a contact reaction to something, or a secondary infection from eating the wrong thing, again ? I had not changed soaps or toiletries or anything, but it looked like what happens if I eat the wrong thing, then touch hay. Ditched the chips :( and another kind of nut that I had started to eat concurrently, and the rash went away, after I also treated the rash carefully with some herbal anti fungals (listerine kills anything in my house :lol: ). I could tell it was not a gluten reaction, because the rest of me wasn't having any reactions, no swelling, no brain fog, no neuro symptoms, no joint flareups, and my gluten reaction is very distinct. Now when it does not matter, I will try to re introduce the corn chip and the nuts again separately, and see what happens. In fact, I've already used a little bit of my "safe" corn flour and had no reaction, so it is probably the oils in the chips or the nuts.

Trying to sort this stuff out continues to be exasperating at times. I am sure the chip maker has tested the chips and they are, from a technical standpoint, completely gluten free, and safe for most celiacs and gluten intolerants, but, from a oat cross contamination standpoint, from any one of the three possible cooking oils, they are not. Were those fields the oil seed producing plants where grown in, done in a way that they were not crop rotated with either wheat, barley, or oats? Unlikely. Yes, but the oils are technically gluten free because of processing, I realize. This is not the first time this has happened. And who knows ? I could be fine with the next bag of chips if I try them.

This is why I don't even try eating most commercial cereal products anymore, on a daily basis, it just doesn't work, because these manufacturers are buying base ingredients from all different sources, and changing things slightly all the time. :unsure:
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:53 AM

Thanks for everyone that posted here, I've been meaning to respond but have been off the forum for a few days with family 'stuff' going on.
Anyway. Irish Heart, I very much hope you are right... That I will be able to get corn back. I've had yet another mystery reaction last night... Am a bit bewildered by it all.
Takala... Thank you so much for your information, it has really helped. I don't know where to start with corn. I have avoided most corn products, actually avoided most/all processed foods. Yesterday I decided to bake my son a gluten free cake. I bought a flour mix of tapioca, maize, buckwheat and potato. I got on fine, finished the cake with buttercream. Used a few colours. That's it. I then blew a balloon up and realised it had some kind of powder in it. I quickly washed my mouth out. Slowly my tummy began rumbling and making noises. This continued until it was full blown and I needed to 'go' a couple times, I felt a bit jittery too, a few tummy cramps. I am so cross. I was up with this until 3am. I am ok this morning... I think? Except for tired. But probably because I have been up half the night.

I feel so despondent. I don't even know what I reacted to. I didn't try the cake or sample any of it. I knew that a bowl of cornflakes upset me but surely not just making a cake with corn flour in it? Thinking that this will possibly just keep getting worse is utterly depressing. I get such a terrible sinking feeling when I think about it. I don't know what to eat anymore... Being veggie, df, gluten-free, citrus free, lentil/chickpea free, sugar free, caffeine free, nut free, grain free, soy free, egg free. My intolerances and allergies just keep on coming. I can't survive on just fruit and veg. This last event has just sunken me to newer depths :(
Anyone know... The scd diet... Is it suitable for vegetarians? Apparently from what I read it may help?? Should I reconsider eating meat again?? I've been veggie for 25 years, and the thought of it makes me wanna vom.
Can't believe this corn thing.
If it were a case of just being gluten free, life would be so easy? If only.
Help. I'm miserable on my sons 6th birthday :( and I really don't want to be!
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Diagnosed Celiac Oct 2012 (Blood and Biopsy)
Gluten free / Dairy free / Caffeine / Almost sugar free / Tobacco free 2012. Corn free 2013
Vegetarian since 1986 / Asthmatic since 1990 / Migraines since 1998

 

Symptoms: Classical GI symptoms. Fibromyalgia. Odd pains. Bone aches. Severe headaches. Severe depression. Anxiety. Diagnosed with severe anaemia. Severe Vit D deficiency. Boderline Folate & B12 Defiency.

 

Since being gluten free... initially felt better for a month, still suffer with loose bowels, am currently struggling with many more allergies and intolerances to foods, such as dairy, egg, celery, oranges, tomatoes, quinoa, seeds,... Pressure hives (from Feb 2013) / Having bad leg aches during periods (June 2013)

(Marked in bold, these problems have been resolved)


#18 ncdave

 
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:13 AM

I have thought many times exactly what you said, if I could just eat gluten free it would be so easy. Corn hides in so many places, the powder on the balloon was more than likely corn starch. The flour for the cake more than likely got into the air an ended up on your lips. Then from the lips to the tummy. In the USA all meat is washed with citric acid, citric acid is made from corn. Iodide in salt is made from corn along with plastic bottles an bowls. Check your hair spray. Allmost all meds have corn in them. Corn is ever where. I suggest you take a look at this site it will help you out with avoiding corn http://forums.delphi...idingcorn/start
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:58 AM

I have thought many times exactly what you said, if I could just eat gluten free it would be so easy. Corn hides in so many places, the powder on the balloon was more than likely corn starch. The flour for the cake more than likely got into the air an ended up on your lips. Then from the lips to the tummy. In the USA all meat is washed with citric acid, citric acid is made from corn. Iodide in salt is made from corn along with plastic bottles an bowls. Check your hair spray. Allmost all meds have corn in them. Corn is ever where. I suggest you take a look at this site it will help you out with avoiding corn http://forums.delphi...idingcorn/start


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Diagnosed Celiac Oct 2012 (Blood and Biopsy)
Gluten free / Dairy free / Caffeine / Almost sugar free / Tobacco free 2012. Corn free 2013
Vegetarian since 1986 / Asthmatic since 1990 / Migraines since 1998

 

Symptoms: Classical GI symptoms. Fibromyalgia. Odd pains. Bone aches. Severe headaches. Severe depression. Anxiety. Diagnosed with severe anaemia. Severe Vit D deficiency. Boderline Folate & B12 Defiency.

 

Since being gluten free... initially felt better for a month, still suffer with loose bowels, am currently struggling with many more allergies and intolerances to foods, such as dairy, egg, celery, oranges, tomatoes, quinoa, seeds,... Pressure hives (from Feb 2013) / Having bad leg aches during periods (June 2013)

(Marked in bold, these problems have been resolved)


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:06 AM

I have thought many times exactly what you said, if I could just eat gluten free it would be so easy. Corn hides in so many places, the powder on the balloon was more than likely corn starch. The flour for the cake more than likely got into the air an ended up on your lips. Then from the lips to the tummy. In the USA all meat is washed with citric acid, citric acid is made from corn. Iodide in salt is made from corn along with plastic bottles an bowls. Check your hair spray. Allmost all meds have corn in them. Corn is ever where. I suggest you take a look at this site it will help you out with avoiding corn http://forums.delphi...idingcorn/start


Ncdave, thanks. The more I look into it the more its just a night mare? Why is the corn affecting me like gluten I'm so cross with my body. Is there corn starch in balloons then?? Maybe it was that then?? I just can't believe that I would be so severely affected? I literally had the thing in my mouth for 5 seconds before realising and quickly washing my mouth out.
Ugh. Sorry to rant and complain. I'm sick of it all at the moment, wish I could give food up.
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Diagnosed Celiac Oct 2012 (Blood and Biopsy)
Gluten free / Dairy free / Caffeine / Almost sugar free / Tobacco free 2012. Corn free 2013
Vegetarian since 1986 / Asthmatic since 1990 / Migraines since 1998

 

Symptoms: Classical GI symptoms. Fibromyalgia. Odd pains. Bone aches. Severe headaches. Severe depression. Anxiety. Diagnosed with severe anaemia. Severe Vit D deficiency. Boderline Folate & B12 Defiency.

 

Since being gluten free... initially felt better for a month, still suffer with loose bowels, am currently struggling with many more allergies and intolerances to foods, such as dairy, egg, celery, oranges, tomatoes, quinoa, seeds,... Pressure hives (from Feb 2013) / Having bad leg aches during periods (June 2013)

(Marked in bold, these problems have been resolved)


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

They use corn starch when making balloons to stop them from sticking to the molds, same thing with marsh mellows. Who knows what made you sick, but when you include corn you have to become very careful same as you did when going gluten-free. I think they use corn even more than gluten, Must be cheaper. I have no idea why we started reacting to all this stuff but like you I wish it would all go away!!!!!!! I was gluten-free for 9 months before finding corn was making me just as sick as gluten was, if not worse. As bad as you want you can not give up food, soon as you get the corn figured out you will start to feel so well it makes life worth living again. Corn made all the difference in the world for me to start feeling better, when you throw the balloons away make sure to wash your hands. Feel free to vent I know exactly how you feel, that's what were all here for. Hope you feel better real soon, an let us know how it goes. dave
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:52 PM

Here is another website that might help: http://www.cornallergens.com/

I know exactly how discouraged and disgusted you feel! Getting cornstarch back has saved my sanity. I too often said, "If it were just gluten this would be easy!" Once you get used to knowing ALL of the things that might contain corn, even though your diet and even activities (like blowing up balloons) will be restricted, at least you will start feeling better.

Avoiding corn is harder than anything I have ever had to do. I hope and pray that you too will at least get cornstarch back.
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Nightshades now seem to bother me too.

 

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:02 PM

They use corn starch when making balloons to stop them from sticking to the molds, same thing with marsh mellows. Who knows what made you sick, but when you include corn you have to become very careful same as you did when going gluten-free. I think they use corn even more than gluten, Must be cheaper. I have no idea why we started reacting to all this stuff but like you I wish it would all go away!!!!!!! I was gluten-free for 9 months before finding corn was making me just as sick as gluten was, if not worse. As bad as you want you can not give up food, soon as you get the corn figured out you will start to feel so well it makes life worth living again. Corn made all the difference in the world for me to start feeling better, when you throw the balloons away make sure to wash your hands. Feel free to vent I know exactly how you feel, that's what were all here for. Hope you feel better real soon, an let us know how it goes. dave

Thanks Dave... It's so depressing... How long have you been corn free? Have you ever tried re introducing? And if it didn't work did you continue to have the same response? Are you ok with rice? Have you removed it from your household entirely?
!!! Sorry!!! So many questions! Ugh! I really don't eant to remove corn from the household... My son is on a restricted diet enough already what with gluten removal and various allergies that he has... (Removal of corn would be catastrophic for him)...
Obviously I don't want to damage my guts either!
Again many thanks for your help...
Kimmy
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Diagnosed Celiac Oct 2012 (Blood and Biopsy)
Gluten free / Dairy free / Caffeine / Almost sugar free / Tobacco free 2012. Corn free 2013
Vegetarian since 1986 / Asthmatic since 1990 / Migraines since 1998

 

Symptoms: Classical GI symptoms. Fibromyalgia. Odd pains. Bone aches. Severe headaches. Severe depression. Anxiety. Diagnosed with severe anaemia. Severe Vit D deficiency. Boderline Folate & B12 Defiency.

 

Since being gluten free... initially felt better for a month, still suffer with loose bowels, am currently struggling with many more allergies and intolerances to foods, such as dairy, egg, celery, oranges, tomatoes, quinoa, seeds,... Pressure hives (from Feb 2013) / Having bad leg aches during periods (June 2013)

(Marked in bold, these problems have been resolved)


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:12 PM

Here is another website that might help: http://www.cornallergens.com/

I know exactly how discouraged and disgusted you feel! Getting cornstarch back has saved my sanity. I too often said, "If it were just gluten this would be easy!" Once you get used to knowing ALL of the things that might contain corn, even though your diet and even activities (like blowing up balloons) will be restricted, at least you will start feeling better.

Avoiding corn is harder than anything I have ever had to do. I hope and pray that you too will at least get cornstarch back.


Bartfull! I am SO disgusted with my state of affairs... As much as I wouldn't wish this on anyone... It is nice to know (reassuring) that other people understand. My friends and family think I'm a freak. Should I cut corn out completely (ie should I try something once to see if it bothers me)... I was going to try some fresh corn yesterday in case I was ok with it but didn't have the 'guts' (hehe).
What symptoms did you get with corn? When did you try reintroducing corn starch? How did you do that and how long with out were you? Have you been celiac long? I've been trying to eat mainly whole foods so I'm really annoyed that my bowels have decided to do this 5 months on... Especially after the allergies I have recently acquired.
Again, sorry for sooooo many questions, I'm so frustrated. Corn. Of all things. I had rice tonight. And my tummy rumbled and grumbled. I cannot express the paranoia I felt. Still waiting to see if rice is on its way out too?
Thank you for your help...
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Diagnosed Celiac Oct 2012 (Blood and Biopsy)
Gluten free / Dairy free / Caffeine / Almost sugar free / Tobacco free 2012. Corn free 2013
Vegetarian since 1986 / Asthmatic since 1990 / Migraines since 1998

 

Symptoms: Classical GI symptoms. Fibromyalgia. Odd pains. Bone aches. Severe headaches. Severe depression. Anxiety. Diagnosed with severe anaemia. Severe Vit D deficiency. Boderline Folate & B12 Defiency.

 

Since being gluten free... initially felt better for a month, still suffer with loose bowels, am currently struggling with many more allergies and intolerances to foods, such as dairy, egg, celery, oranges, tomatoes, quinoa, seeds,... Pressure hives (from Feb 2013) / Having bad leg aches during periods (June 2013)

(Marked in bold, these problems have been resolved)


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:53 PM

I suspect I have been celiac for many years but was in denial about it. (I am self-diagnosed, but my Mom was biopsy-diagnosed so the likelyhood that my problems were from celiac made sense. When I fianlly went gluten-free about 20 months ago and saw my symptoms clear up, I knew.) It was only a few weeks in that I made some gluten-free cornbread, and after having felt better than I ever had in my life, I got sick again. Even those corn based plastic bottles got me after that. It was a year after being away from corn that I found out I could now tolerate cornstarch.

What happened was this: I had an abcessed tooth. I needed an antibiotic but the compounding pharmacy where I have had to have all my medications made (because almost every pill on earth contains corn) was out of the ingredients. They wouldn't have them for a few days but I needed the antibiotic right away. My doctor said it would be better to get sick than to die, so he wrote me a 'scrip for the regular ones. Even the pharmacist said, "You can't have these, they're full of cornstarch!" But then he noticed my swollen face and said, "Oh yeah, I guess you'd better take them."

I never got sick. After that I went out and bought some Udi's bread. No problem. Then I tried Canyon Bakehouse bread, but that didn't work so well because it has corn MEAL as well as corn starch. So I know I can have the starch, but that is the only corn product I can tolerate - so far. I'm going to wait another six months or so and try again.

My most noticible symptom from corn is psoriasis, but I have digestive symptoms too. Not as bad as what gluten gives me, but noticible. I get foggy-headed and insomnia too. Gluten gives me all of those things PLUS nausea. (It never did until I had been gluten-free for a while.)

Everyone is different, but if I were you I would stay away from corn altogether for a while. When I first started my system was so messed up I could barely eat anything. Even sweet potatoes and broccoli from the grocery store made me sick. I had to go completely organic for a few months until things settled down. Stick to bland foods that you know are safe and let your system settle down too. Then in a few months you can try adding things back.
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gluten-free since June, 2011

Can't eat soy, corn, or foods high in salicylates.

Nightshades now seem to bother me too.

 

BUT I CAN STILL PLAY MY GUITAR AND THAT"S ALL THAT MATTERS!

 


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:51 AM

I have been gluten-free for 15 months, corn free for only 4 1/2 months. The only thing I have tried to reintroduce was by accident. I do not even have the nerve to try hard cheese to see if I am introlent of latose or casin. For the last year I have been living off water and 3-4 food items. Since going corn free for 3 months I am starting to be able to eat some other foods now. Squash, broccoli, greens, I have even gone back to potatoes fried in olive oil, I could not even eat sweet potatoes. In the last 2 weeks I have gained 4 lbs !!! That's great news for me since I had lost 40lbs. It feels great to be able to eat some veggies now, an the weight gain is a good sign I'm getting better. Hope your feeling better now an have a wonderful valentines day.
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:29 AM

I suspect I have been celiac for many years but was in denial about it. (I am self-diagnosed, but my Mom was biopsy-diagnosed so the likelyhood that my problems were from celiac made sense. When I fianlly went gluten-free about 20 months ago and saw my symptoms clear up, I knew.) It was only a few weeks in that I made some gluten-free cornbread, and after having felt better than I ever had in my life, I got sick again. Even those corn based plastic bottles got me after that. It was a year after being away from corn that I found out I could now tolerate cornstarch.

What happened was this: I had an abcessed tooth. I needed an antibiotic but the compounding pharmacy where I have had to have all my medications made (because almost every pill on earth contains corn) was out of the ingredients. They wouldn't have them for a few days but I needed the antibiotic right away. My doctor said it would be better to get sick than to die, so he wrote me a 'scrip for the regular ones. Even the pharmacist said, "You can't have these, they're full of cornstarch!" But then he noticed my swollen face and said, "Oh yeah, I guess you'd better take them."

I never got sick. After that I went out and bought some Udi's bread. No problem. Then I tried Canyon Bakehouse bread, but that didn't work so well because it has corn MEAL as well as corn starch. So I know I can have the starch, but that is the only corn product I can tolerate - so far. I'm going to wait another six months or so and try again.


My most noticible symptom from corn is psoriasis, but I have digestive symptoms too. Not as bad as what gluten gives me, but noticible. I get foggy-headed and insomnia too. Gluten gives me all of those things PLUS nausea. (It never did until I had been gluten-free for a while.)

Everyone is different, but if I were you I would stay away from corn altogether for a while. When I first started my system was so messed up I could barely eat anything. Even sweet potatoes and broccoli from the grocery store made me sick. I had to go completely organic for a few months until things settled down. Stick to bland foods that you know are safe and let your system settle down too. Then in a few months you can try adding things back.


Oh my god you must have been petrified of taking those antibiotics?? How awful. What a story, thank you for sharing it. How relieved you must have been when you didn't react?? It must have been like Christmas!!!
When you ate the corn bread did you experiment afterwards with different kinds of corn or just cut it out completely? What's the difference between meal and starch?? I'm so useless I want to look everything up but I'm so SO tired of this all... What with my allergies too that have come on suddenly :( exhausted. Today I have realised that pumpkin seeds might be causing my intermitant terrible ezcema... Big flare up... Must be the seeds... Another thing gone.
I reckon you're right... Gonna ditch the idea of sneaking some corn in... Do you think I should ban it from the house??? Apart from the cake making with flour I haven't seemed bothered by using rice cakes for my son (or any other product with corn anything)...
Big thank you for your help, you guys are awesome :)
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Diagnosed Celiac Oct 2012 (Blood and Biopsy)
Gluten free / Dairy free / Caffeine / Almost sugar free / Tobacco free 2012. Corn free 2013
Vegetarian since 1986 / Asthmatic since 1990 / Migraines since 1998

 

Symptoms: Classical GI symptoms. Fibromyalgia. Odd pains. Bone aches. Severe headaches. Severe depression. Anxiety. Diagnosed with severe anaemia. Severe Vit D deficiency. Boderline Folate & B12 Defiency.

 

Since being gluten free... initially felt better for a month, still suffer with loose bowels, am currently struggling with many more allergies and intolerances to foods, such as dairy, egg, celery, oranges, tomatoes, quinoa, seeds,... Pressure hives (from Feb 2013) / Having bad leg aches during periods (June 2013)

(Marked in bold, these problems have been resolved)


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:51 AM

I have been gluten-free for 15 months, corn free for only 4 1/2 months. The only thing I have tried to reintroduce was by accident. I do not even have the nerve to try hard cheese to see if I am introlent of latose or casin. For the last year I have been living off water and 3-4 food items. Since going corn free for 3 months I am starting to be able to eat some other foods now. Squash, broccoli, greens, I have even gone back to potatoes fried in olive oil, I could not even eat sweet potatoes. In the last 2 weeks I have gained 4 lbs !!! That's great news for me since I had lost 40lbs. It feels great to be able to eat some veggies now, an the weight gain is a good sign I'm getting better. Hope your feeling better now an have a wonderful valentines day.


Dave, how on earth have you survived??? Seriously? I am eating fruit and veg (everything apart from any citrus, tomatoes) I am sooo struggling. I can't find enough protein :( I'm desperate for cheese again, but like you do not have the nerve. I've also just lost my pumpkin seeds (the only seeds, can't have nuts)... As I have flared up with ezcema again... Around my eyes (nice)...so they have to go. :( How do you get your protein? I'm juicing spinach everyday in the hope of obtaining a few grams but its not enough...
I feel for you losing 40lbs, honestly crazy sh*t. And very happy for you that you put 4 on! Awesome! Mmmmm fried potatoes! I bet they were delicious?!! (It's the simple things)... Imagine fried potatoes and melted cheese.... Oooooh yes! (Sorry... I can't have it either, but can hope!)
In your opinion then do you think you'll ever get to a point where you might be ok with corn?

I'm hoping that all my allergies (some food strangely give me asthma?? Some foods gives me hives, some gives me ezcema)... Don't understand why though?

Do you know anything about leaky gut???

Dave... Thank you. Well done too, I know how difficult it is. I hope you have a good support network around you. And Happy Valentines :D
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Diagnosed Celiac Oct 2012 (Blood and Biopsy)
Gluten free / Dairy free / Caffeine / Almost sugar free / Tobacco free 2012. Corn free 2013
Vegetarian since 1986 / Asthmatic since 1990 / Migraines since 1998

 

Symptoms: Classical GI symptoms. Fibromyalgia. Odd pains. Bone aches. Severe headaches. Severe depression. Anxiety. Diagnosed with severe anaemia. Severe Vit D deficiency. Boderline Folate & B12 Defiency.

 

Since being gluten free... initially felt better for a month, still suffer with loose bowels, am currently struggling with many more allergies and intolerances to foods, such as dairy, egg, celery, oranges, tomatoes, quinoa, seeds,... Pressure hives (from Feb 2013) / Having bad leg aches during periods (June 2013)

(Marked in bold, these problems have been resolved)


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:41 AM

I know this is a touchy subject, but you may have to start eating meat, at least for a little while. If you can't stand the thought, how about fish? You have to get some protein or you will never heal. I know a lot of vegetarians and some do it for health reasons, some for ethical reasons, and some because they just plain don't like meat. But whatever your reason is, won't you please consider it for a little while?

As for corn meal vs. corn starch, I believe the meal is just whole corn ground into a flour type substance. The starch is simply that - starch extracted from corn, leaving the hulls and the corn protein behind.
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Can't eat soy, corn, or foods high in salicylates.

Nightshades now seem to bother me too.

 

BUT I CAN STILL PLAY MY GUITAR AND THAT"S ALL THAT MATTERS!

 


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:04 PM

I know this is a touchy subject, but you may have to start eating meat, at least for a little while. If you can't stand the thought, how about fish? You have to get some protein or you will never heal. I know a lot of vegetarians and some do it for health reasons, some for ethical reasons, and some because they just plain don't like meat. But whatever your reason is, won't you please consider it for a little while?

As for corn meal vs. corn starch, I believe the meal is just whole corn ground into a flour type substance. The starch is simply that - starch extracted from corn, leaving the hulls and the corn protein behind.


Thanks bartful
You've been a help truly. I think you may be right about introducing some flesh (ugh)... Fish I think... Tho it worries me as I am reacting with hives and asthma to everything. I worry that introducing it now might initiate a reaction.
I cooked my husband and son some chicken the other night carefully ( super careful, wore gloves, stood back, virtually didn't breathe!)... I used mixed flour... Fine that night... Next morning lovely 'd' and awful stomach. I actually wondered why my guts were 'playing up'... And then remembered the chicken. I thought I'd gotten away with it. Hmmmmm.
That's it then. No corn for me. (Expletive!)
Thanks for everything.
Kimmy
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Diagnosed Celiac Oct 2012 (Blood and Biopsy)
Gluten free / Dairy free / Caffeine / Almost sugar free / Tobacco free 2012. Corn free 2013
Vegetarian since 1986 / Asthmatic since 1990 / Migraines since 1998

 

Symptoms: Classical GI symptoms. Fibromyalgia. Odd pains. Bone aches. Severe headaches. Severe depression. Anxiety. Diagnosed with severe anaemia. Severe Vit D deficiency. Boderline Folate & B12 Defiency.

 

Since being gluten free... initially felt better for a month, still suffer with loose bowels, am currently struggling with many more allergies and intolerances to foods, such as dairy, egg, celery, oranges, tomatoes, quinoa, seeds,... Pressure hives (from Feb 2013) / Having bad leg aches during periods (June 2013)

(Marked in bold, these problems have been resolved)





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