Daily Archives: June 12, 2012

Bye Bye, Corn

Today I found out I have a sensitivity to corn.

I’m also sensitive to MSG, cats, dust and mold. However, corn had the greatest effect on me, according to the EAV test I underwent yesterday. This also upset me the most, because CORN IS IN EVERYTHING.

Let’s rewind for a second, because I’m sure most of you are wondering what the heck an EAV test is.

EAV testing, developed by Dr. Reinholt Voll in the 1940s, indirectly measures the energetic system of the body. Using electrical points in the body, the test screens for food and chemical imbalances. It’s non-invasive, quick and fairly painless (unless you find out you should avoid anything that comes in a package).

Now, back to the corn. At first, a corn sensitivity doesn’t sound so bad. I can’t have corn on the cob at picnics anymore? Oh, well. No more popcorn at the movies? I’ll live. I should avoid high fructose corn syrup? Well, shouldn’t I be doing that anyway?

It doesn’t stop there, though. You see…

Corn

It really is! (Source)

In fact, corn or corn-derived ingredients are found in almost all baked goods and pastries, candies, beers… I’d keep going, but I’ve already covered the most disappointing items. Corn and corn-derived ingredients are also disguised under many different names, including maltodextrin, dextrose and ethanol.

As you can see, this is quite the bummer, and completely eliminating all forms of corn from my diet is going to be really difficult. Luckily, I’m not severely allergic to corn like some people. I don’t break out into hives, have asthma attacks or go into anaphylactic shock. However, I have been dealing with some minor health issues lately, and I’m willing to avoid corn to find out if it’s been the cause of them. The doctor said to eliminate corn for at least a month, then reintroduce it to see how I react.

Well… Here goes nothin’.

Do you have any food sensitivities? How difficult is it to keep those foods out of your diet?

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