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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 4:18 pm 
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Here is an interesting site that discusses the many uses for corn. Scroll down about half way to read the section entitled "A Day with Corn". The first paragraph reads:

<<There are more than 3,500 different uses for corn by-products. Day by day more uses are discovered. Many times final products are more ecologic than the ones derived from petroleum.>>

Living with severe corn allergy can be very frightening...

http://www.delariva.com/ing/curiosities/corn.htm


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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 4:27 pm 
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I might have posted this list of corn uses already...here it is again:

http://www.ncga.com/education/pdf/works ... sheets.pdf


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 Post subject: Re:Corn allergies
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:10 am 
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You should go to the Doctors, you could be a Coeliac,which means you could be allergic to gluten,rye,wheat, barley, and oats,your Doctor will refer you to the Hospital, you will need to have a blood test and have a small biopsy taken from your intestines (you are asleep),and see a Dietician who will help you on all the foods you can eat.



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 Post subject: Re: Corn allergies
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:41 am 
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Corn is a typical allergen. It is a difficult one because corn is hidden in many, many products - for example, it's used in making the outer capsule of pills we take. Consider allergy testing....Take Care!!!!







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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:54 am 
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This is a very good Blog about corn allergy:

CORN ALLERGIC - WHAT I REACTED TO TODAY

http://cornallergic.blogspot.com/

Be sure to read the blog archives as well...listed on the right hand side.


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Many of you have probably seen or heard or read the new "Sweet Surprise" campaign advertisements from the Corn Refiners Association for High Fructose Corn Syrup:

http://www.sweetsurprise.com/

Here is a response from a mother of a young boy with severe corn allergy (Note: I am posting this with her permission):

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of the Corn Refiners Association:

I am writing this letter in response to the “Sweet Surprise” advertising campaign.

My husband and I have two sons. My oldest, Alex developed allergies and sensitivities to some foods as he grew. We monitored and modified his diet and environment as he became older, but as he reached 2 years of age, he became very sick with frightening physical and emotional symptoms.

We finally discovered that Alex was suffering from severe food allergies. However, it took me months to discover what food. He was reacting to almost everything he ate, every day. I finally discovered the culprit. It was corn. I had never heard of a corn allergy, and I certainly didn’t realize that some form of corn was in nearly every item in our home.

It has been over a year now that we have been avoiding corn. It has completely changed our lives. We no longer eat out, and I make many things myself from powdered sugar to play dough. I learned to shop on the internet, at farm stands, and health food stores for safe foods; and can no longer just drop into the local supermarket. I bring my list of safe foods carefully researched by a diligent online group which can be found on the Avoiding Corn forum on Delphi Forums.

I recently saw the “Sweet Surprise” ad on television and in a magazine. It was so disheartening to see these ads. I’m not a food chemist, and so can not respond to the allegation that high fructose corn syrup is “just like” cane sugar or honey, but I can comment on the ubiquitous nature of corn in our lives. It is absurd to even offer that corn syrup is “OK in moderation”. There is no way to limit corn syrup to “moderation” in the Standard American Diet. In the blogging community this topic frequently comes up even among people without food allergies. Finding one loaf of bread without corn in the bread aisle of a regular grocery store is impossible.

Corn hides behind hundreds of different names, and you don’t know if there really is corn in an item until you call the manufacturer, and sometimes they don’t know themselves. There is even corn in the inactive ingredients of the majority of medicines, even allergy medicines! I know that I am not alone in asking that corn not only be labeled clearly, but to put an end to the ubiquitous nature of corn in our lives.

It is time for the monoculture of corn to end. This “Sweet Surprise” campaign is transparent as a last ditch attempt to save the omnipresent corn monoculture, but we are not going to buy it. Please recognize that it is time to diversify, it is time to clearly label what is going into our foods, medicines, and products. It is time for people like my son to have a chance to find healthy food to eat.


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 Post subject: Re: corn allergies
PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:34 pm 
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Here is someone's story about living with corn (and other) allergies:

http://www.corn-gluten-foodallergies.com/mystory.html


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 Post subject: Re: corn allergies
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:57 pm 
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Child with corn (and many other) allergies...click on each photo for an explanation:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... faa0f4aa80


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 Post subject: Re: corn allergies
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:18 am 
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 Post subject: Re: corn allergies
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:36 pm 
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Dr. Doris Rapp discusses how allergies can/do affect the behaviour of children in this Phil Donahue program in 1989. There is young boy at approximately 31 minutes with a number of allergies including corn who had severe behavioural problems to the point where he tried to kill himself. As a child with corn allergy, I can remember how horrible it felt when I got "corned" and nobody understood what was happening to me. I literally felt like I "NEEDED to crawl out of my skin"...causing what some would suggest was bad behaviour. I was able to control most of my actions but I can totally relate to what some of these kids are going through.

There are so many children with corn allergy whose behaviour has improved dramatically once all/most of the corn has been removed from their diet. Even though it's been over 23 years since the airing of this program most doctors still don't see the connection between behaviour and food (or other) allergies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRDpcWZU ... plpp_video


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 Post subject: Re: corn allergies
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:22 am 
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Another child trying to survive in a "Corn-Centric World":

http://www.cornallergyinfo.com/

This is the first time I have ever heard of “Corn induced Autism”.


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 Post subject: Re: corn allergies
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:33 pm 
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Corn Freedom Letter Writing Campaign...here are a few of the letters being collected to try to get corn allergy some recognition:

http://cornfreedom.com/blog/?p=154


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 Post subject: Re: corn allergies
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 9:40 pm 
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Many of us with corn allergy will get what we call "brain fog" when we get "corned". This article might help to explain it. On a tv newscast segment of this study they actually showed the rats which had been trained to master a maze prior to being fed a diet of HFCS. After they ate the HFCS they could no longer find their way through the maze. I can SOOOOOO relate to this when I get corned.

Lab rats version of brain fog???

<<<<The high fructose corn syrup also made the rats resistant to insulin, which can disrupt learning and cause memory loss.

However, the substance, six times sweeter than cane sugar, is a pervasively common sweetener used in foods, drinks, condiments and even baby foods.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the average American is eating 40 pounds of the stuff each year.>>>>

http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/h ... ng-ability


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 Post subject: Re: corn allergies
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 1:25 am 
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Thank you FDA:

<<<FDA Rejects New Name for High Fructose Corn Syrup>>>

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStor ... 8cDIVb3f41


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 Post subject: Re: corn allergies
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:50 am 
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Corn Allergy in Toddler:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index ... 247AAM1Vvs


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