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 Post subject: Re: corn allergies
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:37 am 
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Eating out and food in general is extremely frightening for people with corn allergy:

http://forums.delphiforums.com/avoiding ... sg=12829.1


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 Post subject: Re: corn allergies
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:19 pm 
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Dr. Oz Show: Corn is one of the TOP four food allergies:

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/elisabet ... -allergies


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 Post subject: Re: corn allergies
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:52 am 
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Glad to hear that corn allergy is getting some media attention but top 4? Who makes up the numbers? Dr. Oz is very slick and serves up brief sound bites of info but is seen and trusted by millions. If he gave corn allergies attention, I'm glad but...I just gotta shake my head-Top 4 is a new phrase... :banghead

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 Post subject: Re: corn allergies
PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:01 pm 
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Young Australian woman's corn allergy blog:

http://thecornsnitch.wordpress.com/2012 ... n-allergy/


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 Post subject: Re: corn allergies
PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:16 am 
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A lot of useful corn allergy information here:

Check out the pics of her swollen lips after eating some corn derived xanthan gum...oh...but we are told that we cannot react to xanthan gum.

http://cornallergygirl.com/


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 Post subject: Re: corn allergies
PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:11 am 
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I watched this documentary "The Secrets of Sugar" last night and I found it very interesting that they discuss the dangers of "sugar" in processed foods but barely mention that it is pretty much always "corn derived sugar" that is found in processed foods. It is extremely difficult to find sugar other than corn derived sugar in ANY food.

I think the title should read: "The Secrets and DANGERS of CORN Sugar"!

http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/2013-2 ... s-of-sugar


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 Post subject: Re: corn allergies
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:10 pm 
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Yes, thought of my corn allergic friends when I saw the beginning of this doc.

But still, I liked what I've seen of it so far.

Message is: we all need to read labels, allergic or not.

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 Post subject: Re: corn allergies
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:29 pm 
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Well...another Halloween has come and gone. I feel sad for all of the corn allergic kids...there is not one single candy out there that is safe for corn allergy. I haven't found any. At one time the Yummy Earth suckers were thought to be safe but not any more...sigh... There is safe chocolate (Lindt 75%) but I'm talking sugary, sweet, crunchy (or chewy) candy! I can't even find a corn-free lozenge for when I am sick.


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 Post subject: Re: corn allergies
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:45 am 
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:( We need to get away from candy and recognize that "treats" could mean anything! I would purchase Halloween loot bag supplies post Halloween and give out mini puzzles, squishy eyes, wind-up toys and magic paint pages.

We also do the Great Pumpkin candy offering for a great present Rainbow Loom this year, a Wii game in the past.

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 Post subject: Re: corn allergies
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:54 am 
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I agree...most parents of corn allergic kids do this. Some parents let their kids go trick or treating and then they buy their candy off of them for cash so that they can buy some item they want. They can still participate that way. I know what it feels like to be left out...

The thing is though...WHY can't we find a single candy without corn????


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 Post subject: Re: corn allergies
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:28 pm 
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We handed out Fruit to Go snacks, which are 100% fruit, but the kids around here treat them like candy. Would those be safe for corn allergies, or do they put something on fruit that makes them unsafe?

I am trying to learn more about corn allergies because corn is in so many places it's scary! I want to be educated so if I meet someone with corn allergies I can find safe things for them to eat.

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 Post subject: Re: corn allergies
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:42 pm 
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As far as I can tell the Fruit to Go snacks are not safe for corn allergies. The first thing that popped out at me when I read the ingredients was the "citrus pectin". Pectin is treated with dextrose/dextrin as a stabilizer. Natural Flavour definitely means CORN.

Then...we have to consider how the fruit was grown (sprays, etc.), how it was washed (citric acid used to maintain colour and freshness) and any processing aids (which do not have to be labelled).

I have a lot of problems with fresh fruit...never mind fruit that has been processed.


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 Post subject: Re: corn allergies
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:01 am 
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Thanks, Eldi. I knew fruits sometimes had corn in sprays and what not but never knew pectic was processed with corn, although it doesn't surprise me. What happened to straight up food? Why can't a piece of fruit just be a piece of fruit, 100% apple, no additives, washes, etc. We live in a world of deception.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:19 pm 
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Another excellent corn allergy blog:

"Doctors aren’t taught much about corn allergy/intolerance and the fact that corn allergy/intolerance doesn’t seem to follow the same pattern as other allergens just makes it more unbelievable."

http://cornfreelifestyle.wordpress.com/ ... allergy-2/


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 Post subject: Re: corn allergies
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:03 pm 
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Dr. Oz had a short segment about corn "intolerance" on his show yesterday. I'm very happy that the health effects of corn have finally been discussed to a wider audience!

Here is the link...it is the 3rd segment:

http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/weather ... 2846273001


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