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Mandijoy

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Hello- 

  Was dignoised a month ago with celiac been sticking to a strict gluton free lifestyle but found out Friday that I have a corn sensitivity... how strick do I go with avoiding corn... because it's in everything I'm overwhelmed and confused please help!!!!!

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I have the exact same problem with corn. In fact, I think my reaction to corn is worse than it is to gluten - at least as far as abdominal pain. I wish I could give you some uplifting advice, but, really, going gluten-free was much easier than going corn-free. Corn meal and corn syrup are in EVERYTHING. I can tell you that I do feel much better now that I don't eat any corn products.

 

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7 minutes ago, jenlips@live.com said:

I have the exact same problem with corn. In fact, I think my reaction to corn is worse than it is to gluten - at least as far as abdominal pain. I wish I could give you some uplifting advice, but, really, going gluten-free was much easier than going corn-free. Corn meal and corn syrup are in EVERYTHING. I can tell you that I do feel much better now that I don't eat any corn products.

 

What about the lil stuff like xanthan gum... or meat? How stricked do you go? 

Thank you!

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1 hour ago, Mandijoy said:

Hello- 

  Was dignoised a month ago with celiac been sticking to a strict gluton free lifestyle but found out Friday that I have a corn sensitivity... how strick do I go with avoiding corn... because it's in everything I'm overwhelmed and confused please help!!!!!

I don't know how you were diagnosed as there aren't any reliable "food sensitivity" tests.  But, if you want to avoid corn, maybe just avoid the obvious stuff and not worry about if a pig ate corn or if Xantham was grown on corn (I don't think it is).


 

 

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11 minutes ago, kareng said:

I don't know how you were diagnosed as there aren't any reliable "food sensitivity" tests.  But, if you want to avoid corn, maybe just avoid the obvious stuff and not worry about if a pig ate corn or if Xantham was grown on corn (I don't think it is).

I have had a upset stomic for a while after going gluton free and ate pop corn and had a attack.. so its the corn ... xanthan gum is made from corn protein.. so just trying to learn my stomic and what upsets it... 

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5 minutes ago, Mandijoy said:

I have had a upset stomic for a while after going gluton free and ate pop corn and had a attack.. so its the corn ... xanthan gum is made from corn protein.. so just trying to learn my stomic and what upsets it... 

I addressed the problem with popcorn before.  That doesn't mean some corn might not be OK.

 

And Xanthum gum is a sugar excreted by a microorganism - it is not corn protein.

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Hi there. I'm in the same boat here. I've been Gluten Free for 6 years now and recently started having a lot of symptoms come back. (Since this past Febuary). I am thinking corn could be the culprit so I'm trying to eliminate it as well to find out. I too am wondering how strict to be. People with corn allergies are advised to stay clear of Xanthium Gum but I do not know if someone intolerant to corn needs to avoid it. I am trying to go with better safe than sorry at least until I see if going corn free helps. Corn is in so very much and so much of it is hidden like Xanthium Gum, White Vinegar, and Citric Acid! I feel your pain. My trip to the grocery store yesterday was most aggravating. 

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I've also found out I can't handle corn.... i use the app shop well... if it has any possible corn I stay away. I thought last night I would give refried beans a try cuz they use corn or canola oil and right away I could tell ?... i also have to buy my meats from the counter cuz most company put corn starch on the meat to make the plastic from sticking ? that's what I have learned but im still learning! Good luck!!

Mandi

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