10 Million People In The USA Have Corn Allergies?

28 Aug

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Recently, some family friends of ours have been dealing with some difficult food allergies that their children have. Because of this, my interest was really piqued when I came across a little snippet in “The Stockman Grassfarmer” about corn allergies.

According to the article, there are an estimated 10 million people in the United States with a corn gluten allergy. That alone isn’t very interesting until you realize that 75% of all processed foods have some form of corn in them, and 50% of the sweeteners are made of corn. When you put all of that together, you can see that it is difficult for those 10 million Americans to find food they can eat.

This news also highlights another one of the benefits of grass-fed beef, although it is important for everyone involved to know that it is 100% grass-fed because sometimes even trace amounts of corn can cause a reaction. If you are interested in reading more about corn allergies, check out this site and its list of corn allergens. You will see that it is a very long list.

Also, if you are someone who deals with a corn allergy, I would like to hear about how you deal with it.

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Posted by on August 28, 2012 in Health and Science


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4 responses to “10 Million People In The USA Have Corn Allergies?

  1. mycookinglifebypatty

    August 28, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Great article. I wonder how much of this is due to the fact that the corn is GMO? Corn is a staple grain, originally, in the U.S. And who doesn’t love a good, sweet corn-on-the-cob? Such a loss to think that it has all been so engineered (twisted) that it makes us sick. And that’s not even counting the outrageous processing done to corn such as high fructose corn syrup!

  2. anita

    November 14, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    my 2 year old is allergic to sesame and corn. we are apart of a delphia corn free forum; its helped me so much with learning everything for him.
    its a crazy way to live. but everyday that I see articles like yours it gives me hope. we go through so much just with people not believeing that we are telling the truth; it even happens with medical professionals. the latest story about it is below. but as far as dealing with corn its really hard; even when you get the hang of it. products change, ingredients change; those companies don’t let anyone know you just buy it one day and get corned then when you email them, they confirm that thy are no longer corn free. one of the hardest things to live with it is the constant fear of food and everything, even our tap water has corn in it. food used to be a safe thing but now we found out that corn and sesame was the reason my son wasn’t growing (11 lbs and 23″ at 13 months, he was 7 lbs and 19″ at birth) since corn was in everything, his body would fight it. since his body was constantly fighting the formula and everything he would burn all the calories the food gave him. so he was constantly hungry but never gaining weight. it took until he was 18 months for a doctor to test for allergies. I also recently ran across an article about how they are going to start using corn to make plastic toys. so soon we will have to find a way to make our own toys also. I couldn’t find that exact article again but I found this one talking about adding corn to plastic.
    sorry this is so long, if you ever want to talk to someone about how their day is living corn free; feel free to email me.

    liams latest dealing of corn non believer in medical field
    my son recently had his first contact reaction from a pop corn machine at Scottish rites childrens hospital. you would think that they wouldn’t have a pop corn machine right next to the check in station. plus he has to deal with the corn all through the hospital because people buy it at checkout then take it up stairs to their appt. you would think a hospital would not have something like that there. we have also been told my the nutritionist at childrens hospital that we only needed to look out for like 12 ingredients; when I showed her my list that I watch out for she said that’s great. but if she was to give those out to parents it would overwhelm them too much so they start with that small list and if they still have reactions they work up to the full corn free list. made no sense to me; and made me glad that we had been living corn free for 1 month before going to see her so I knew better. ive had docs flat out tell me that corn is a “hypoallergic” food that’s why its in everything. when I go to these new doctors ive gotten so frustrated with them not believing its medically diagnosed (even though its in his file) that I had my doctor give me a copy of his allergy blood test showing his level to me moderately allergic. but since that blood test was 4 months ago; hes been getting even more sensitive. but if you ever wanna chat with people to really see how it is or if you have any questions please check out the avoiding corn forum.

    • TheAfterburnSG

      November 15, 2012 at 7:04 am

      Wow Anita, what a battle you are up against and your son at such a young age. Hats off to you for being such a great Mom! 🙂


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