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We avoid corn, too. It is so overwhelming. Corn is in EVERYTHING! But, I found some great resources that have made this journey manageable for me (dd was diagnosed 2 wks ago, so this change is recent and on-going).

http://forums.delphiforums.com/AvoidingCorn/messages (Great people!)
http://www.cornallergens.com/list/co...ergen-list.php
http://corn-freeproducts.blogspot.com/
http://corn-freefoods.blogspot.com/
http://www.shopbydiet.com/store/corn...referrer=10000
http://www.allergygrocery.com/search.php

Pretty much, we make everything from scratch now and buy our meats organic or from a local butcher where nothing is injected (almost all commercial meats, except for plain Foster Farms chicken and turkey have modified food starch or some other corn derivative). I don't trust any canned foods except maybe organic tomato paste because salt (iodized contains corn) and ascorbic acid is added to everything.

I've put in calls to several companies to ask, but be aware that many customer service reps don't even know if corn or a corn derivative is used somewhere in the production process (for example, some plants use cornstarch on their machines to keep belts and whatnot running smoothly).

If you ever want to talk or swap recipes, pm me. I was in tears when I found out about this allergy and all that it entailed, but I'm feeling MUCH more optimistic right now. Plus, our food is a lot healthier (and I thought we were healthy before!), so that's one thing to be thankful for.
 

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One more thing. My good friend was strict in keeping her ds away from corn and he outgrew the allergy by age 4. The allergist also told me that the majority of children will outgrow their allergies by 4 (my dd is also allergic to dairy and pineapple, though we suspect some other fruits and possibly soy). I really hope that our children follow this pattern!


(To be safe, we're also staying away from nuts, tree nuts, soy, fish and shellfish, to avoid developing an allergy to those. The allergist also recommended not using commercially prepared lotions on eczema--if you're dealing with that--because corn, wheat and peanut ingredients are frequently in them and can lead to more allergies. We use shea butter or evening primrose oil when necessary.)
 
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