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IrishHeart    1,634

I guess if I were only interested in celiac (wheat, rye and barley), I would have read the first post in this thread and, seeing it was about corn, not read any farther. But that's just me.

 

Anyway, I'm glad for you that you have no further intolerances. :)

 

and....what I would give to "only" have celiac without "additional intolerances" or other AI diseases and complications.

(which seems to be more the norm than the minority around here)

 

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w8in4dave    75

I know! My sentiments exactly! 

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w8in4dave    75

I completely agree with you about me making any statements concerning what a corn intolerant person may eat. That's not my area of expertise, as it were. And I apologize. I wouldn't have even read that post if it had been in a forum thread devoted to "other insensitivities/intolerances" etc. Corn intolerance is not Celiac Disease. Many believe they are soy, casien/dairy, corn, cheese intolerant. And I'm probably leaving some others out here. It's very unfortunate, and I'm not unsympathetic of them. I just don't have the time and energy to follow everything. I'd rather just focus on Celiac Disease. You know, wheat, barely, and rye.

 

I'm guessing, and I'll defer to you on this, that as with Celiacs, there's a wide range in degree of corn intolerance. Some Celiacs, I'd say most, can eat foods that don't contain any listed gluten ingredients. And others are so sensitive that they must take exteme measures to avoid any possible exposure, no matter how infinitesimally small and unlikely that may be.  

 

Because of my ignorance of corn intolerance, I took one look at Velveeta's ingredients and didn't see any obvious corn.  And then when I looked up the three were discussing, I still didn't see any actual corn in the finished products. Just because a culture is grown on a medium, doesn't necessarily mean there's any of that medium left in the finished product. For instance, from those same sources, it states that even when Maltodextrin is derived from wheat, no wheat protein is left in the finished product. 

 

But I digress from the business at hand. And that's me getting out of the corn business. 

 

Again, please accept my sincere apologies. I promise to butt out of any corn business from now on.

 

best regards, larry mac 

Certainly did not mean to cause a ruckus, I think this is all a learning experience to us all. I do have Celiac, I do have corn intolerance , I did not say hubbs used Velveeta he used some off the wall brand. I am so sorry If I offended anyone by posting this. Will try and stay on topic of Celiac. 

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IrishHeart    1,634

Certainly did not mean to cause a ruckus, I think this is all a learning experience to us all. I do have Celiac, I do have corn intolerance , I did not say hubbs used Velveeta he used some off the wall brand. I am so sorry If I offended anyone by posting this. Will try and stay on topic of Celiac. 

But hon, you ARE on topic. You did not offend anyone.

Do not let one person's comment cause you to feel as if you did something wrong.

If the moderators of the board did not move it out of the coping section, then we feel it's a coping issue.

You're still new at this and you were telling us how you coped with yet another new hurdle.

Am I right?

 

Please, do not give it another thought!

You got supportive replies and that's the whole point.

 

All's well that ends well. ;)

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w8in4dave    75

OK :) To stay on topic. I will now say being corn intolerant and Celiac and Lactose intolerant. I am considering the Paleo diet. I call them Doits :)Not Diets.  I am so tired of looking at labels and trying to figure out what is Corn and what is not.I am no scientist.  I think it will be easier for me to just not eat processed. I think all I have to give up besides processed is Rice & Potatoes , Ohhh and Beans ...I had a beginners Paleo book need to look it up. Beans and Rice <- my fav! Soooo hmmm .... Maby Monday will be my day? Eat the rest of the rice I cooked yesterday, maby have Beans and Rice for the last time :) but I have got to do something. Maby this is the way to go? This processed cheeses and Processed Cream of soups and proccessed chips and processed processed processed.... Sick of reading labels and having reactions. I know we read it here all the time. Sick and tired of being sick and tired! I have got to do something. This will be my next thing. 

 

TY IrishHeart I will try and keep that in mind. Cannot imagine being miss DX'd for 25 years! 

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GF Lover    201

Wendy,

 

Why not consider just dropping all processed foods for now.  You don't know that rice and beans are a problem for you.  Many of us can't eat a lot of processed foods. I get some cookies once in a blue moon but I try to keep it all one ingredient food choices.  This is much easier to do than cutting out items that you don't know if you have a problem with or not.  It is also much healthier. Do this for a good 2 months and see how you do.  You can address a possible additional intolerance at that point if your still having problems.  I know others may say to limit everything now and add back in but the corn in processed food seems to be your problem.  

 

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w8in4dave    75

TY Colleen, 

 That may be easier than going on Paleo, And for 2 months sure is doable! I do know corn is a problem for me , there is no question about that. I was cooking last night and was reading ingredients and looked up and sure enuf something was corn derived so I ended out just having Chicken. Thats when it hit me about the processed stuff. For some reason it just struck me as Paleo. But I guess you have a good point. I LOve Beans and Rice :) I wouldn't have to give them up :) 2 months thats a deal! See what happens. If I am still suffering from "Something" then I will take rice away. Only because I eat more rice than beans and potatoes. for 2 months. If still problems I will cut out Potatoes. But I have a feeling just cutting out Processed will do ALOT! Thanks! 

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IrishHeart    1,634

I agree with Colleen. Before you go all caveman, ditch anything from a package. Use my 5 ingredient rule: If the label has more than 5 ingredients (and I cannot pronounce half of them and even my chemist hub shakes his head and makes that face like "er, that's not food, that's just chemicals")  LOL

then, I don't eat them 

 

And for what it's worth, I have been on a primal diet for 7 weeks,....it's not horrid, but let's just say....... I still drink vodka.  :lol: 

 

Keep your rice and beans if you can!  ;) 

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GottaSki    459

I agree with Colleen and Irish....ditch everything processed before removing other foods.

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w8in4dave    75

TY I think thats exactly what I am going to do :) I like to take the advise of the ones who have been there done that. As of today I am no processed foods :) for 2 months and see where that gets me :) I appreciate all the help in this :) 

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GF Lover    201

Wendy,

 

Glad to hear you are giving it a shot.  You have learned so much already and the corn intolerance is very difficult to deal with (just ask Barty) and so many processed foods have corn deriviitives.  I'm not eating anything processed right now either (different reason) so we can do this together  :)

 

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bartfull    565

Yeah, I'm still eating some processed foods. I went without them for a long time and when I finally found gluten-free/corn-free ice cream and gluten-free/corn-free potato chips, I jumped on them.

 

As a matter of fact, I found a new (to me) brand of potato chips the other day. The health food store was out of Kettle Brand but they had Boulder Canyon Olive Oil chips. Now, I love Kettle Brand but they are incredibly greasy. I mean if you tip the empty bag the greas will actually drip out! These Boulder Canyon chips are not as greasy and even if they were, we all know olive oil is good for us. So yeah, I'm still getting the salt and the calories, but I don't feel quite so guilty. And they are yummy. :)

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w8in4dave    75

It's a deal Colleen :) 

 

Bartful I do have some chips I like , They are "Better Made" made with cotton seed oil/ Palm oil and sea salt. I will miss them for a while but Ohhh well! I will get over it for two months. At least it's not in the middle of summer where there are partys all the time. This is a good time to do this. 

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w8in4dave    75

Ohh no I just read where Cotton Seed oil is not good for Celiacs Pfftt!

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KCG91    17

I agree with Colleen. Before you go all caveman, ditch anything from a package. Use my 5 ingredient rule: If the label has more than 5 ingredients (and I cannot pronounce half of them and even my chemist hub shakes his head and makes that face like "er, that's not food, that's just chemicals")  LOL

then, I don't eat them 

 

And for what it's worth, I have been on a primal diet for 7 weeks,....it's not horrid, but let's just say....... I still drink vodka.  :lol: 

 

Keep your rice and beans if you can!  ;) 

Yesss the five ingredient rule looks like something I can do! I had a week of rehearsals, performances and late nights which meant living mostly on the only packet of crisps in the vending machine I knew were gluten-free. And now I have flu for the first time in five months. I think my body would appreciate the five ingredient rule... 

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w8in4dave    75

Yesss the five ingredient rule looks like something I can do! I had a week of rehearsals, performances and late nights which meant living mostly on the only packet of crisps in the vending machine I knew were gluten-free. And now I have flu for the first time in five months. I think my body would appreciate the five ingredient rule... 

Do it KC :) 

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