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Corn Sensativity I Think

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I've been reacting to something and I'm certain I haven't been getting any gluten. I've been logging food items and I think I may be reacting to corn.  I've done some research and there seems to be conflicting information about what you have to avoid for a corn sensativity, whether it is all corn in all forms (i.e.) corn starch, and other corn derivatives or only that which would include the corn protien.  Does anyone have any other information or thoughts on this?  I'd like to collect all the information I can before meeting with the Dr.  Thank you!

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I am blinded by a Super-Sensitive Viewpoint:  You may or may not need to be this careful:

 

I avoid all corn.  I reacted to our own home grown sweet corn.  I reacted to corn starch when I used it to thicken things.  I react to citric acid which is sometimes derived from corn.

 

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I think most corn is a problem for me--corn starch, corn chips, actual corn. I can have a few chips. But, if I try to have them another day, it's not good. So, it's cumulative. Anyway, I try to avoid it, for the most part, since I'm not good with limiting myself once I start eating it. Udi's whole grain bread is generally ok (corn syrup solids), but I'm trying not to have too much of that either (one piece of toast leads to four--I need another butter-delivery method!). 

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I think it's different for all of us. I am HIGHLY sensitive to corn, but after about a year I got just corn STARCH back. I lost it again after an accidental glutening, but I believe I have gotten it back again after a few months.

 

Corn is in EVERYTHING. If I were you I would avoid all corn for several months and then try adding corn starch back. It supposedly doesn't have the protein. I'll probably never get any other form of corn back, but just having the starch back makes things SO much easier. It has allowed me to take regular medications instead of having to have them made at a compouding pharmacy. It has also allowed me to eat things like Udi's bread and some other things.

 

Here is a good place to start figuring out what you need to avoid. It is overwhelming, much more so than trying to avoid gluten. But if I could do it, so can you.

 

http://www.cornallergens.com/

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