Talking Allergies

corn allergies
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Author:  Julie [ Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: corn allergies

It's so good to see acknowledgement of this health concern on mainstream media. This Dr. Oz segment was interesting and of real benefit for those dealing with corn allergy/sensitivity. Many viewers will likely be surprised to learn of the concern with corn, so it's great to get this information out there.

Author:  Eldi [ Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: corn allergies

Citric acid is in thousands of foods...I will have horrific skin reactions to it.

This is a great site that explains exactly what citric acid is ( we all know)...and how it is made:

"Ignorance-based marketing: This chemical company uses the “fresh” image of citrus fruit to market its citric acid – with no mention that it is most likely derived from genetically modified black mold grown on GMO corn syrup."

As the Globe and Mail succinctly puts it:

Citric acid occurs naturally in such fruits as limes, pineapples and gooseberries. The dry, powdered citric acid used as an industrial food additive since the early 19th century, however has a less appetizing source; it is manufactured using a mould that feeds on corn syrup glucose. ... cid-comes/

Author:  Eldi [ Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: corn allergies

Corn in Medical Supplies:

This is interesting...I had to chuckle when I got to the "Body Bag" entry...I guess we don't have to worry about having a reaction at that point! ... plies.html

Author:  _Susan_ [ Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: corn allergies

Oh NO! :frightened

Thanks for posting, Eldi! I will share with our Facebook page.

Author:  Eldi [ Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: corn allergies

I just read the article regarding EoE. I didn't see any mention of Corn Allergy as a possible cause of EoE. I have come across numerous sites where the connection between corn allergy and EoE is discussed.

Here is just one site discussing EoE that mentions corn as a trigger:

It is no wonder that EoE is on the rise since corn is the MAIN ingredient in all (Alimentum Ready to Feed is least corny) infant formulas.

Author:  Eldi [ Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: corn allergies

Just a reminder..."Fortified" (added vitamin A and D) milk will also contain corn in the Vitamin concoction. It is illegal in Canada to buy or sell "UN-fortified" milk. In some U.S. states you can buy it but it's hard to come by. Some moms are adding water to unfortified organic 50/50 for their corn allergic kids or getting unfortified goat's milk.

I don't drink milk. I use unfortified organic 50/50 in coffee and in baking. I also do great with Happy Days unfortified goat's milk that is available here. I just need half a teaspoon of fortified milk to have a bad skin reaction...sigh...

Just a head's up... Corn is truly hard to avoid. Who would think that the powers that be would add it to something as pure as milk!

Author:  Eldi [ Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: corn allergies

P.S. Any alternative "milks" such as nut milk, soy milk, etc. that are enriched will also contain corn as part of the vitamins.

Also, enriched flour is corny. I get "un-enriched" local wheat flour at my Co-op store. Many people in the U.S. are able to use Daisy (un-enriched) wheat flour.

Author:  spacecanada [ Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: corn allergies

In Canada, True Grain ( makes unenriched flours. All they have in their Cowichan, BC mill is ancient grains, that is it. (Their unbleached flour is an exception as it is processed in a different mill and could contain other allergens.)

Author:  Eldi [ Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: corn allergies

This company sounds amazing. Take a look at what can be/is added to commercial flours under "milling". (ewwwwww...l-cysteine is There is also a short blurb about the "required by law" fortification of white wheat flour.

Here are some highlights of what is allowed. What these additives are the thresholds and what they do is beyond the scope of this webpage, but I invite you to do a little research on your own.

amylase, amylase (maltogenic), asparaginase, bromelain, glucoamylase, glucose oxidase, lactase, lipase, lipoxidase, pentosanase, phospholipase, protease, pullulanase or xylanase, chlorine, chlorine dioxide, benzoyl peroxide, ammonium persulphate, ammonium chloride, acetone peroxide, azodicarbonamide, l-cysteine (hydrochloride), monocalcium phosphate.

The most news worthy additive on the list is azodicarbonamide. A few years ago, a major restaurant chain was forced to have their flour suppliers remove azodicarbonamide from all of their sandwich as the result of a blogger highlighting the fact that it is a key ingredient in making yoga mats.

Another fun one is l-cysteine; ….The majority of L-cysteine is obtained industrially by hydrolisis of human hair, poultry feathers, or hog hair, with human hair being the preferred method……

The name of the company that I get my safe wheat flour from here in Calgary is called "Highwood Crossing". ... try-flour/

Author:  spacecanada [ Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: corn allergies

I am noticing more and more store 'plastic' bags are now biodegradable and made from corn. I groaned when the lady at the art store told my husband their bags are made from corn. Made me think of you, Eldi.

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