Jump to content

Celiac.com Sponsor (A1):

Celiac.com Sponsor (A1-m):

  • You've found your Celiac Tribe! Join our like-minded, private community and share your story, get encouragement and connect with others.


    • Sign In
    • Sign Up



Recommended Posts

I read somewhere where a few people were discussing corn intolerance, and for the life of me, I cannot find it. Anyway, I have a question. I can eat popcorn fairly well, but yellow corn, yellow tortilla chips send me to the bathroom in just a short time. Would anyone know the difference?



Self-diagnosed after many tests and no results to feel better

Gluten Free since 8-6-2005

Lactose free for many years

Casein Free since 02/14/06

Link to post
Share on other sites

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):

Here are a few that mention corn. I found these with a search on the board. To find where the mentionings of corn are on a particular page, hold down on CTRL and hit F. This will bring up a window to search for a specific word. Type in corn, press find, etc.




Link to post
Share on other sites

I looked it up and found everywhere that if you have a corn allergy, you need to eliminate all forms (and the sites listed tem).....this list included popcorn. I guess you can react differently (or not at all) to different foods the way we may react to a certain form of gluten more violently or differently than another.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I am with Viola, french fries, I always though they were a vegetable. What are potato's then?

Nostaglia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days!!!!

" 15 years of it's stress!"

"blood work show's a disease called celiac,

but it can't be that because it's rare!"

Diagnosed via blood and biopsy 2003

Not a medical professional just a silly celiac

offering support, my

experience and advice

Link to post
Share on other sites

"Potatoes are a starch. You need to completely eliminate them from your diet to lose weight."

When I was told this, I informed my "friend" that potatoes are a staple vegetable, with many nutrients in them. Just don't pile on loads of fatty sour cream, butter, and cheese! The Irish in me cannot live without her potatoes!

French fries supposedly have too much oil to be considered a vegetable, just as cookies have too much sugar to count as a bread.


The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you." Numbers 6:24-25

Link to post
Share on other sites

The corn used for popped corn is not the same corn used for tortilla chips. It has a different composition - including significantly more starch, which is what allows it to pop. The small difference in composition - if you don't have a true _allergy_, just a sensitivity - may make the difference for your body.

Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Viola

You're right about popcorn not being the same as vegetable corn. It's actually an air pocket in the kernels that heats up and explodes causing the starch to cook and fluff. We grew it for a couple of years when the kids were small. Don't know if you remember it Tammy :)

It can apparently cross pollinate with the vegetable corn, which makes it the same family. We didn't have the problem as we had enough garden space to separate the two.

It's very low in sugars which may make it much easier to tollerate. Vegetable corn is very high in natural sugars. :rolleyes:

Link to post
Share on other sites

It is also possible that the corn tortillas, etc. were produced on lines dusted with wheat or on the same lines that flour tortillas were made the day before. I have no trouble with popcorn or corn tortillas, but cooked corn will send me running every time.


South Georgia

9 yrs gluten-free

...also DH, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, osteopenia, hypothyroid...

After almost 10 years, I am doing soooo much better!

Link to post
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Celiac.com Sponsor (A17):
    Celiac.com Sponsor (A17):

    Celiac.com Sponsors (A17-m):

  • Create New...