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Posted by: Debra+, Monday, February 19, 2007, 4:20pm
Since alot of talk lately has been on corn and how other diguised 'corn' names have popped up I thought I would list the names from http://www.cornallergens.com ...it is amazing...

Acetic acid
Alcohol
Alpha tocopherol
Artificial flavorings
Artificial sweeteners
Ascorbates
Ascorbic acid
Astaxanthin
Baking powder
Barley malt
Bleached flour
Blended sugar (sugaridextrose)
Brown sugar
Calcium citrate
Calcium fumarate
Calcium gluconate
Calcium lactate
Calcium magnesium acetate (CMA)
Calcium stearate
Calcium stearoyl lactylate
Caramel and caramel color
Carbonmethylcellulose sodium
Cellulose microcrystalline
Cellulose, methyl
Cellulose, powdered
Cetearyl glucoside
Choline chloride
Citric acid
Citrus cloud emulsion (CCS)
Coco glycerides (cocoglycerides)
Confectioners sugar
Corn alcohol, corn gluten
Corn extract
Corn flour
Corn oil, corn oil margarine
Corn starch
Corn sweetener, corn sugar
Corn syrup, corn syrup solids
Corn, popcorn, cornmeal
Cornstarch, cornflour
Crosscarmellose sodium
Crystalline dextrose
Crystalline fructose
Cyclodextrin
DATUM (a dough conditioner)
Decyl glucoside
Decyl polyglucose
Dextrin
Dextrose (also found in IV solutions)
Dextrose anything (such as monohydrate or anhydrous)
d-Gluconic acid
Distilled white vinegar
Drying agent
Erythorbic acid
Erythritol
Ethanol
Ethocel 20
Ethylcellulose
Ethylene
Ethyl acetate
Ethyl alcohol
Ethyl lactate
Ethyl maltol
Fibersol-2
Flavorings
Food starch
Fructose
Fruit juice concentrate
Fumaric acid
Germ/germ meal
Gluconate
Gluconic acid
Glucono delta-lactone
Gluconolactone
Glucosamine
Glucose
Glucose syrup (also found in IV solutions)
Glutamate
Gluten
Gluten feed/meal
Glycerides
Glycerin
Glycerol
Golden syrup
Grits
High fructose corn syrup
Hominy
Honey
Hydrolyzed corn
Hydrolyzed corn protein
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose pthalate (HPMCP)
Inositol
Invert syrup or sugar
Iodized salt
Lactate
Lactic acid
Lauryl glucoside
Lecithin
Linoleic acid
Lysine
Magnesium fumarate
Maize
Malic acid
Malonic acid
Malt syrup from corn (barley malt is fine)
Malt, malt extract
Maltitol
Maltodextrin
Maltol
Maltose
Mannitol
Methyl gluceth
Methyl glucose
Methyl glucoside
Methylcellulose
Microcrystaline cellulose
Modified cellulose gum
Modified corn starch
Modified food starch
Molasses (corn syrup may be present; know your product)
Mono and di glycerides
Monosodium glutamate
MSG
Natural flavorings
Olestra/Olean
Polenta
Polydextrose
Polylactic acid (PLA)
Polysorbates (e.g. Polysorbate 80)
Polyvinyl acetate
Potassium citrate
Potassium fumarate
Potassium gluconate
Powdered sugar
Pregelatinized starch
Propionic acid
Propylene glycol
Propylene glycol monostearate
Saccharin
Salt (iodized salt)
Semolina (unless from wheat)
Simethicone
Sodium carboxymethylcellulose
Sodium citrate
Sodium erythorbate
Sodium fumarate
Sodium lactate
Sodium starch glycolate
Sodium stearoyl fumarate
Sorbate
Sorbic acid
Sorbitan
Sorbitan monooleate
Sorbitan tri-oleate
Sorbitol
Sorghum (not all is bad; the syrup and/or grain CAN be mixed with corn)
Starch (any kind that's not specified)
Stearic acid
Stearoyls
Sucrose
Sugar (not identified as cane or beet)
Threonine
Tocopherol (vitamin E)
Treacle (aka golden syrup)
Triethyl citrate
Unmodified starch
Vanilla, natural flavoring
Vanilla, pure or extract
Vanillin
Vegetable anything that's not specific
Vinegar, distilled white
Vinyl acetate
Vitamin C and Vitamin E
Vitamins
Xanthan gum
Xylitol
Yeast
Zea mays
Zein
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Monday, February 19, 2007, 4:34pm; Reply: 1
::) smokey finggerles, I guess ??) ;) :D  great bl.....+"*ç%&/()='?^`-work ::)  ;D (clap)
Posted by: Lola, Monday, February 19, 2007, 4:56pm; Reply: 2
thanks Debra!
nice job!

nevertheless Glycerin and
Glycerol although extracted form corn are ok......

we should make a distinction between those corn derived substances causing allergen and not causing allergens......

hope someone knows more on biochemistry to guide us!

we will all turn out expert label readers!! lol

Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Monday, February 19, 2007, 5:40pm; Reply: 3
The citric acid one really gets me.  I just bought some organic tomato paste yesterday and it contained "citric acid", in other words CORN.  And I'll bet it was GMO corn, too, even though the product as a whole was labeled "organic"...come to think of it, I think the citric acid said "(naturally-derived)" after it...but NOT "non-GMO".

I often wonder if the corn lectin itself is in citric acid and ditto for ascorbic acid (vitamin C, derived from CORN *sigh*).  I really wonder about those two.

Anyway:  corn is in everything.  To quote the Frugal Gourmet from a long-ago comment he made about pre-shredded cheese, which I thought was so hilarious (it was in his delivery!) and apt:  "It's an evil plot to destroy our culture!"  Same thing applies to sticking corn into everything.

Actually, it is an evil plot to use up an over-abundance of a cheap, addictive ingredient, that's what it is...but anyhooo...
Posted by: Lisalea, Monday, February 19, 2007, 7:27pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from debra
[quote=debra] Baking powder, Brown sugar, Fructose, Gluten, Honey, Lecithin, Lysine


Honey ... Lecithin ... etc ... also contains corn ??????? :o
Posted by: Lola, Monday, February 19, 2007, 7:29pm; Reply: 5
you just have to check the source, first.
Posted by: Lisalea, Monday, February 19, 2007, 7:54pm; Reply: 6
This is also overwhelming ... geez !! :(
http://www.cornallergens.com/list/avoid-corn-products.php
Posted by: Drea, Monday, February 19, 2007, 8:18pm; Reply: 7
How can honey be made from corn?
Posted by: OSuzanna, Monday, February 19, 2007, 8:22pm; Reply: 8
I think they sometimes "stretch" the honey with corn syrup.

Glucosamine??? Would it say on the bottle? Oy. We've been sucking down alot of that lately. Helps protect joints from creakiness and skin from rashiness. Like I said. Oy.
Posted by: geminisue, Monday, February 19, 2007, 8:26pm; Reply: 9
Is there something different you can request for an IV   if needed?   Thanks
Posted by: Lisalea, Monday, February 19, 2007, 8:33pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from outdoordrea
How can honey be made from corn?


Impossible ... however; maybe they add corn for longevity ??
Who knows what people do nowawdays to make foods last longer ...  ??)
Posted by: Debra+, Monday, February 19, 2007, 8:56pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from ironwood55

I fixed the link.




Thanks for fixing it for me MoDon...sorry people...it does work the other way for me.  ;)

Very important to check your sources...not just the labels, but the companies themselves.  Lots of ways to hide the darn stuff.

Debra :)

Posted by: Don, Monday, February 19, 2007, 9:31pm; Reply: 12
It is good to be aware of these corn lists. However, we do not know from a BTD perspective if these items made from corn are a problem or not.

:-/
Posted by: Schluggell, Monday, February 19, 2007, 9:49pm; Reply: 13
The sweetness of Honey is due mostly to an Equimolar blend of Fructose and Glucose.
Besides the extra 10% of other ingredients, when kept to around 18% Water, is the common Honey of North America.

So by be evacuting the extra water from Golden Syrup {Invert Sugar Syrup} - You essentially have "Honey". In other words Table Sugar {Sucrose} breaks down into Glucose and Fructose with heat and Acid {Citric, Tartaric, etc.}, and since it now contians 2 separate sugar molecules from a single Sucrose it is TWICE as sweet - good for commerce.

Honey in the US is allowed to have Water and "Sweeteners" as ingredients. So never trust Blended Honey or common Honey on the Shelf, or who knows Creamed Honey, as who know how much actual  Honey is really in it.
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Monday, February 19, 2007, 10:11pm; Reply: 14
:o :o :o ...jesses ::) this isn't allowed here :-/ honey must be 100% purest honey; and if not it must be very clearly marked on the label (whistle)
Posted by: Lisalea, Monday, February 19, 2007, 10:48pm; Reply: 15
Quoted from Schluggell
The sweetness of Honey is due mostly to an Equimolar blend of Fructose and Glucose.
Besides the extra 10% of other ingredients, when kept to around 18% Water, is the common Honey of North America.

So by be evacuting the extra water from Golden Syrup {Invert Sugar Syrup} - You essentially have "Honey". In other words Table Sugar {Sucrose} breaks down into Glucose and Fructose with heat and Acid {Citric, Tartaric, etc.}, and since it now contians 2 separate sugar molecules from a single Sucrose it is TWICE as sweet - good for commerce.

Honey in the US is allowed to have Water and "Sweeteners" as ingredients. So never trust Blended Honey or common Honey on the Shelf, or who knows Creamed Honey, as who know how much actual  Honey is really in it.



That's really discouraging ...  :(
Posted by: Melissa_J, Monday, February 19, 2007, 11:31pm; Reply: 16
I'm so glad to not have a life-threatening corn allergy...some do and it's really tough.

For me it's something to do with the fermentation reaction, as not all corn derivatives bother me, but other things that get fermented into the same end-product do not bother me (soy-derived citric acid for instance), pretty strange stuff.
Posted by: Lisalea, Tuesday, February 20, 2007, 12:19am; Reply: 17
The worst part is that at any given moment during our lifetime we can become allergic to anything ...  ::) :-/ :(
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Tuesday, February 20, 2007, 7:16am; Reply: 18
Quoted from ISA-MANUELA
:o :o :o ...jesses ::) this isn't allowed here :-/ honey must be 100% purest honey; and if not it must be very clearly marked on the label (whistle)


Neither here :o(disappointed)

I make all my own honey anyway- my bees are alive- they were out flying for the fist time yesterday.

However before Europeans get all freaked out !!!

I have double checked several of the things on the list
- and in Europe/Scandinavia  a lot of theese things are not corn based!
- like xylitol, baking powder,sugars and more.

However I have NO doubt that eventually they will be corn based some day soon... all the bad stuff always seem to spread.
Posted by: ABJoe, Tuesday, February 20, 2007, 8:15pm; Reply: 19
Quoted from LISALEA
The worst part is that at any given moment during our lifetime we can become allergic to anything ...  ::) :-/ :(

Usually allergies develop during periods of stress or trauma...  The more intense or repetitive the "problem", the stronger the allergy record for those allergens grows.
Posted by: Alia Vo, Tuesday, February 20, 2007, 9:30pm; Reply: 20
Thank you for sharing this 'corn by-product' list with us.

Alia
Posted by: mamadada123 (Guest), Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 1:39am; Reply: 21
Wow., That seems impossible to keep track of. Imagine looking for that list of names on every ingredient of everyhing you buy. They should not be allowed to disguise the names like that.
Posted by: Debra+, Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 3:01am; Reply: 22
Quoted from mamadada123
Wow., That seems impossible to keep track of. Imagine looking for that list of names on every ingredient of everyhing you buy. They should not be allowed to disguise the names like that.


Welcome to our world. ;)

Debra :)

Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 5:57pm; Reply: 23
If you buy your honey at the health food store and scrutinize the label, it almost definitely will NOT contain corn syrup.  I never heard of companies adding corn syrup to honey, but then, nothing that the food industry does surprises me.  However, if you buy a good brand of honey and the label says pure honey, it is pure honey.  The only kind that would have corn syrup added would be the most mainstream brands of highly processed honey and, in those cases, I'll bet that nowhere on the label does it say "pure honey" or "100% honey".  Look for a brand that does say that.  End of problema.  Because real honey, of course, does not contain corn.

Coming soon to a theater near you, the most horrifying horrific horrible horror movie EVER:  "CORN:  it's in you!", rated V for extreme violence.  View at your own discretion.
Posted by: Alia Vo, Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 7:35pm; Reply: 24
As well, in regards to corn by-products, if any food item contains less than two percent of an ingredient, by law, the company or manufacturer is not required to list the ingredient on the food label.

alia
Posted by: sco24 (Guest), Friday, March 2, 2007, 6:59am; Reply: 25
So I guess this means, if a vitamin supplement doesn't say NO corn in it with the other allergy information, it probably has corn.

Looked at my power dophillus by Country life today, and it doesn't say NO corn.  I then looked and it has Cellulose in it, which was on the corn list... So I'm thinking it has it, which I'm allergic to... so that's just great.

Scott
Posted by: angel, Friday, March 2, 2007, 7:08am; Reply: 26
I actually posted this site myself a while back. There is book on corn allergy and how to survive and its list is more extensive. I am currently going throught the same thing for chemical allergies with shots. It looks as though I may ahve to go to the CDC to verify what immunizations are safe and not safe for some one like me.
Posted by: Melissa_J, Friday, March 2, 2007, 8:08am; Reply: 27
Even some products that claim corn-free will have citric acid or xanthan gum in them, if you call and grill them on it you'll usually find out that yes, that was fed on corn or derived from corn.  The common thinking is that those ingredients are so far removed from corn that most corn-allergic people can tolerate them, not so in many cases.  "Natural flavors" gets me most of the time too...good thing I have a juicer.

Angel- any luck with making your own body care items?  I think my skin is pretty sensitive to corn, and I'm always looking for new shampoos.  I tried a recipe with castille soap in it, and the recipe called for almond oil added, not realizing I'd bought a castille soap that already had hemp and jojoba oil in it, I kind of got too much oil for my hair type.  It felt good on my scalp, but just didn't work.  I suppose I'll try it again without adding the oil.  I've seen some pretty pure looking shampoo bars at some of the stores in Amazon, maybe I'll try one of those.
Posted by: italybound, Friday, March 2, 2007, 3:44pm; Reply: 28
Quoted from Edna
The citric acid one really gets me.  I just bought some organic tomato paste yesterday and it contained "citric acid", in other words CORN. ..


This is not necessarily true. The only way to be sure from what source the citric acid is derived, is to call the company and inquire. Been there, done that, as have most of us.  ;)
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Friday, March 2, 2007, 4:04pm; Reply: 29
Quoted from pkarmeier
This is not necessarily true. The only way to be sure from what source the citric acid is derived, is to call the company and inquire. Been there, done that, as have most of us.  ;)

True, citric acid is not necessarily corn-derived.  In fact, I would argue that a corn product should not be legally allowed to be called "citric acid".  But I was not a part of the food industry brain trust that decided they can get away with calling a corn product "citric acid".  The fact is, when you see "citric acid" on a food label, it is virtually always corn derived.

True citric acid is from citrus.  The citric acid from natural citrus is absolutely fine to eat (provided the specific citrus fruit is on your beneficial or neutral list).  However, the "citric acid" a BTDer (and anyone else, for that matter) sees on a label in the store is virtually always from corn, as I said.  Therefore, unless you actually contact the manufacturer and get an assurance that the citric acid is from another source, you are best off avoiding products containing "citric acid".

That said, it is often one of the last, if not the last, ingredient listed, so if you see it on an otherwise fab product, particularly an organic one, it probably won't fell you on the spot to consume it.  It is just that, as a rule of thumb, citric acid on a label is best avoided by anyone trying to avoid corn--unless you get a specific assurance that the citric acid in that product is not from corn.  It virtually always is from corn.

Posted by: italybound, Friday, March 2, 2007, 5:34pm; Reply: 30
Quoted from Edna
True, citric acid is not necessarily corn-derived.  In fact, I would argue that a corn product should not be legally allowed to be called "citric acid".  The fact is, when you see "citric acid" on a food label, it is virtually always corn derived.
True citric acid is from citrus. However, the "citric acid" a BTDer (and anyone else, for that matter) sees on a label in the store is virtually always from corn, as I said.  Therefore, unless you actually contact the manufacturer and get an assurance that the citric acid is from another source, you are best off avoiding products containing "citric acid".


I absolutely agree that a corn product should not be legally allowed to be called "citric acid".  It's deceitful but as I said , all citric acid is not derived from corn, so if one is interested in a product, it would be best to call and find out from what source it is derived instead of assuming it's from corn and dismissing the product all together. Case in point........I found a great protein supp but one of the ingred was citric acid. I was  :'( at seeing that but took the time to call and lo and behold  ;) it was derived from fruit. However, one has to even go one step further and find out from what fruit. In this case it is derived from oranges.  :'(   Still a no-no unless somehow the process of the whole thing, makes it okay. Would love to know that it's okay, I would love to use it. Also the fructose in it is derived from oranges. Would anyone know about whether it would be ok because of the process.
While it is advertised as a weight loss supp, I was interested because of the predigested collagen proteins. (hope I got that right)  ;)
http://www.supplementstogo.com/amsc16ozbyhe.html
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Friday, March 2, 2007, 5:57pm; Reply: 31
Oh, I agree!  If you are really interested in a product and the citric acid is the only thing giving you pause, by all means, contact the manufacturer and ask what the citric acid is derived from.  In fact, the more people do this, the more the companies just might sit up and take notice that people give a hoot and don't want corn-derived "citric" acid.  I was just saying that, in most cases, the citric acid is indeed from corn, so if you are just going along the aisle shopping away, and you don't care too much about researching that particular product, you are better off assuming the "citric acid" is from corn than assuming "Well, it might not be", and choosing to bypass it.  But if you want to take the time to research it, by all means, do, because Pat is quite right, sometimes citric acid is actually citric acid, as in, from citrus (or other fruit like tomato...which I almost wanted to assume with the organic tomato puree/sauce I was buying, so I told myself it was okay and did buy it *lol*...but I know there is a good chance it was that old devil, corn).
Posted by: Peppermint Twist, Friday, March 2, 2007, 6:08pm; Reply: 32
Quoted from Alia_Vo
As well, in regards to corn by-products, if any food item contains less than two percent of an ingredient, by law, the company or manufacturer is not required to list the ingredient on the food label.

alia

Oh, wow, I didn't realize it was as high as two percent.  So something could contain 2% wheat starch and not list wheat?  Terrific.  Or maybe the two percent rule doesn't apply to allergens such as wheat?  I mean, if something has ANY wheat or peanuts, for example, I would think they would have to say so, as they even have to say if a product was processed on machinery that also processes same.

Oh, the humanity...

I'm going onto "Survivor!" so that I can subsist on pineapple and bugs.  I'll have to pass on the coconut...at least if Dr. D. is watching that episode I will...
;)

Posted by: Ribbit, Saturday, March 3, 2007, 11:27pm; Reply: 33
Good grief.  I thought I was doing pretty well avoiding avoids till I read this.  

My husband has found it true that some corn by-products get him and some do not.  When we travel and he absolutely must have caffeine, he will get a coke and choke it down, and surprisingly neither the corn syrup nor the sugar affects him.  Yet corn starch or corn meal knocks him to the ground almost literally.  I have not found that corn bothers me in the least, but I avoid it because I should.

PTwist, you better get Dr. D to test all those bugs for you before you go on Survivor. :)  Probably the nastiest, slimiest ones would be beneficial, knowing our luck.
Posted by: jillthepilllady, Saturday, March 3, 2007, 11:52pm; Reply: 34
Quoted from geminisue
Is there something different you can request for an IV   if needed?   Thanks


I can't believe no one noticed your question........Yes, ask for JUST saline and have your charts reflect that in case of an emergency.

But just TRY to get in or out of a hospital without any medications that don't contain corn.  It's about impossible.  My Homeopath's husband had hernia surgery a couple years ago and she tried to work with the pharmacist to concoct an antibiotic he could have without corn (He is an O and VERY allergic to corn).  They wouldn't let him leave the hospital without taking it.  They mixed him up a liquid but it wasn't very pleasant.  
Posted by: jillthepilllady, Saturday, March 3, 2007, 11:57pm; Reply: 35
Quoted from Edna
Coming soon to a theater near you, the most horrifying horrific horrible horror movie EVER:  "CORN:  it's in you!", rated V for extreme violence.  View at your own discretion.


I heard they are working on part II already!  I've been reading "Seeds of Deception".  What an eye opener.  And it's like 4 years old and now there's another book out I'll have to read.
Posted by: Debra+, Sunday, March 4, 2007, 7:14am; Reply: 36
I've made this into a sticky since it is one of the top avoids and the discussions on here are very helpful.

Debra :)
Posted by: Lola, Sunday, March 4, 2007, 7:20am; Reply: 37
Quoted Text
Is there something different you can request for an IV   if needed?   Thanks


yes, I requested the saline one just before Xmas.......had a large hernia operation.

Posted by: Ribbit, Thursday, March 8, 2007, 2:00am; Reply: 38
That's scary.  Intravenous corn.  That's like giving my husband a shot of soy.  Or giving my daughter a shot of eggs.  Oh, wait.  I forgot.  If we'd had her vaccinated she'd have gotten a shot of egg.  Or giving me a shot of peppers.  I wonder how many people have died "from unknown causes" when it was actually an undetected corn allergy and having it injected straight into their bloodstream was too much for them.
Posted by: 492 (Guest), Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 2:58am; Reply: 39
Hello, I'm new to this forum and I'm not sure I understand. Are you saying that everything on that list is derived from corn? How can brown sugar be from corn? And salt? And vanilla? Are you saying that the corn lectin is contained by all the things on the list?
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 3:31am; Reply: 40
Hi Elissa, welcome to the forums. :D

I had the same question about honey, and the consensus was that often times the items on the list are cut with corn products to make them go farther. I'm of the opinion (I know I'm standing alone out here) that if you buy from a reputable company and the ingredients don't list corn, they are most likely okay. Just my $0.02.
Posted by: Jill N, Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 5:03am; Reply: 41
Well, I have to add that I too find this very frustrating!!   >:( It already takes me forever to shop because of all the label reading.  LOL  Guess I'll have to allow extra time and add in time for calls to manufacturers.  

Thanks to those of you that talked about the IV's.  Hope to not ever need that information, but I plan to file it away just in case.  ;)
Posted by: Debra+, Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 11:04am; Reply: 42
Quoted from geminisue Is there something different you can request for an IV  if needed?  Thanks. [/quote


[quote=jillthepilllady]

I can't believe no one noticed your question........Yes, ask for JUST saline and have your charts reflect that in case of an emergency.

But just TRY to get in or out of a hospital without any medications that don't contain corn.  It's about impossible.  My Homeopath's husband had hernia surgery a couple years ago and she tried to work with the pharmacist to concoct an antibiotic he could have without corn (He is an O and VERY allergic to corn).  They wouldn't let him leave the hospital without taking it.  They mixed him up a liquid but it wasn't very pleasant.  


jillthepilllady-didn't know any answer to this...glad you did and we all do now. :D

Debra :)

Posted by: 1121 (Guest), Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 5:10am; Reply: 43
I am amazed at your list debra+. Thats incredible there are that many different names for just corn. It is overwhelming for me to read labels with all the ingredients. An average person has no clue what they are. I am trying to buy more organic. That is helping. Thanks for the list debra+.
Posted by: 782 (Guest), Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 2:50pm; Reply: 44
This whole corn thing is one area I would love for Dr. D'Adamo to look at.. do some testing and see more of which corn-based additives either agglutinate blood or are typically shown in certain blood types to elicit some negative reaction.

Quoted from Melissa_J
For me it's something to do with the fermentation reaction, as not all corn derivatives bother me, but other things that get fermented into the same end-product do not bother me (soy-derived citric acid for instance), pretty strange stuff.


Can you elaborate on that? I'm not sure whether you meant that corn-based things that get fermented into certain end-products are causing you allergic symptoms, or whether you meant something slightly different. Interested in what the mechanism may be, with regards to fermentation aspects causing issues. (As a slight tangent from that, I also wonder about a lot of the products made or enhanced using fungus reactions - say, from aspergillus. I think that's used a LOT, in food and in medicine/supplement science.)
http://bugs.bio.usyd.edu.au/Mycology/UsesOf_Fungi/industrialProduction/foodProcessing.shtml

Henriette also brought up a good point about some items in Europe not being as corn-based as those in America. (I suspect similar's true of other areas outside the U.S.) For now, it might be worthwhile to even seek out product not made in the U.S., if you are limiting your exposure to hidden corn stuff.

Also, an entire book about America's corn culture and how it's in everything, that is a very good read: The Omnivore's Dilemma. (There's a whole chapter in PDF form floating around somewhere on the Web if anyone wants to go looking.)
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 2:00am; Reply: 45
I simply bloat!
not pretty! lol
Posted by: Melissa_J, Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 4:04am; Reply: 46
Yes it is strange.  I've looked a little bit into the fungus, and have been scratch tested for mold allergies (and corn allergy) with no result.  It seems I react to some corn derivatives that don't have fungus involvement as well, like corn alcohol which would be yeast mediated.  

The official (MD) point of view is that the derivatives should be less allergenic than the whole corn, but that doesn't seem to always be the case.  I have run into a few corn allergic folks to react more strongly to the derivatives than the whole corn, one theory is that the pre-digested stuff goes more quickly into the bloodstream, whereas the whole corn may not even get digested and absorbed much due to intestinal reactions to it.  The lectins and proteins shouldn't come through to all the end products, so I don't really know what it is I'm reacting to, my body is simply more complex than any science I know of ;)  
Posted by: Melissa_J, Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 4:36am; Reply: 47
Here's my new blog, food for thought...

http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/4/archives/00000312.htm
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 4:45am; Reply: 48
excellent blog!

think you got it all covered!
thanks!

what about MSG?

any clue as to why it is ok for O nonnies?
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 5:37am; Reply: 49
Quoted from lola
any clue as to why it is ok for O nonnies?


:o :o :o
Posted by: Debra+, Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 12:32pm; Reply: 50
Quoted from lola
excellent blog!

think you got it all covered!
thanks!

what about MSG?

any clue as to why it is ok for O nonnies?


Not this nonnie. ;)

Great blog Melissa. :D

Debra :)

Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 9:10pm; Reply: 51
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?248
Posted by: Melissa_J, Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 10:14pm; Reply: 52
I also avoid MSG, since it's easy enough to avoid and usually is accompanied by other major avoids anyway.  I believe it can also be corn derived, though I can't say I've ever tried it purposefully to see what my reaction is.

All glutamates are evil additives meant to cause addictions to the processed foods they are placed in, some of them don't even have to be declared on the label. I avoid tuna with "broth" as an ingredient mainly for this reason.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, June 27, 2007, 10:59pm; Reply: 53
supposedly D-glutamate is in commercially manufactured MSG .......
apparently natural MSG extracted from seaweed is all L-glutamate.

L-glutamate might be the one in typebase.....

I also have avoided commercial seasonings like the pest!
I get bloated and uneasy.


do any O nonnies take MSG as a supplement, derived from seaweed?
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