Me thinks the corn is like gluten, everyone has differant sensitifies to it. I just avoid the bio degradeable plastics. Think water bottles, those trays meat comes in an the soaker pads under the meat. Fruit an veggies at the grocery store are sprayed with a type wax to make them pretty an shiny, it also seals in the moisture an gives them a longer shelf life. Guess what the wax"s made from! Bananas are gased with ethylene again made from? This could turn into a long story so i"ll stop now.
All meat in the us is required to be washed with citric acid, thanks to the FDA. Even oraganic. Citric acid is also used as a pestcide an a anti odor agent. Makes me wonder how many processed foods people would eat if they could actually smell them! Once it penetrates the meat i don"t think it can be washed off, maby some but not all. Your local hfs usually buys from a local supplier. You can look at the package an see who that is. Then contact them an see if the local supplier will processs a order for you, ask him if he can process your order as his first of the day with only a non mineral water wash before his tables an unitensils become in contact with his acid washes. I am not 100% corn free, not sure anyone could be. But i am very, very corn lite. It has made a remarkable differance in my life. Here"s another list that may help with some cooking an baking supplies, http://corn-freefoods.blogspot.com/ thats not my blog, but it may be very useful to you.
For breakfast i have a banana smoothie, 1 banana 1 tabl spoon honey a little coconut milk an ice in the blender.
Bumble Bee brand very low sodium solid white albacore (in the gold can) is a good source for Gluten-free Corn-free tuna.
Lot"s of good info in this thread, i think i read my first post on this forum about 100 times. I suggest you read over this one quiet a few also. Maby even get hubby to read over it. The food labeled gluten free is expensive, lucky for you that you don"t need to be trying to eat any of that right now!! It will take a couple of weeks to get over eating gluten then you should start seeing a big differance. At that point you will start the healing process. No need to be hungry, eat all the fresh fruit, ,veggies, an meat you want. Stay away from packaged food for a while, no canned or packaged food an you"ll get off to a good start. If there"s something you absutley must have just ask an we will point you in the right direction so you don"t get glutened. Going gluten free is not easy, you have a lot to learn, the results will be amazing when you get it figured out. Until then there"s great support right here on this forum. Feel free to complain, whine, vent, thats what were here for. You can do this, because you have no choice. Focus on how good your going to feel an think of all the food you can eat. Avoid thinking about what you can"t eat, an don"t get hungry. That only makes you want something you can"t have!!
First welcome to the forum, you"ve found a wealth of information here. You have a lot of reading and studying ahead of you. Your story sounds all to familer to me. Be very careful with the gluten-free packaged foods, i would not trust them at this point. Eat fresh meat veggies an fruit, shop around the edge of the grocery store, stay out of the isles. You"ll find out why in your reading. You may want to try removing dairy from your diet for a month, thats what it took for my tummy not to feel like it had a basketball in it. It"s nice not to have to wear sweat pants everyday! Use the search function on this forum to check everything. type "gluten free (product you want to check). check everything from deodrant,shampoo,dish soap,washing powder,everything you can imangine has gluten in it. It"s a lot of reading an research and it can get pretty frustrating, feel free to come here an vent. Thats what were here for and there's lots of nice folks more than willing to help along the way.
I thought i"d show up today with good news for a change.
I feel much better today not well yet, but much, much, better!
I called vitacost an told them what happened, they said send the vitamins back for a full refund.
I"ll get the test done next tuesday an then i"ll know exactly what i need an the right doses.
If it was corn that caused this problem, maby that will be the last piece to my puzzle!!!
Corn would explane why i got so sick trying gluten-free foods, example kraft original bbq sause. 1/2 teaspoon is all it takes. How about some more good news? I didn"t have to take any miralax this week And I got plenty of sleep. Guess i was tired of the regular ole sick an just needed a variety.
I have to take miralax daily, one capful before bed time. I found it does not work so well if i eat any thing after taking it. Also it takes 2-3 days to start working. Before i had my colonscopy i had to drink a 17.9 oz bottle mixed with 64oz of gatoraid, drink 12oz every 30 mins. A doctor told me it would be ok to do that once a month to clean yourself out but i have had no problems unless i forgot my daily dose. For me the miralax works but its not a overnight thing, it takes time. Good luck i know your pain all so well.