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What sublingual and oral desensitization are available for those with starch allergy's?

What sublingual and oral desensitization are available for those with starch allergy's?

None: There is no FDA approved treatment for food allergy although researches are being done on oral desensitization. Avoidance is the key. Incidentally allergy to starch must be very rare. Do note that some flour and starch may be contaminated with mites which may be the cause for the allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Is there a test for starch allergy's? Are there treatments for starch allergy's (other then simply avoiding them)?

Is there a test for starch allergy's? Are there treatments for starch allergy's (other then simply avoiding them)?

Not really: There is no test for starch allergy per se. There are skin tests and blood tests for certain foods that may contain starch like potato and grains. These tests are for IgE mediated allergies which cause symptoms like hives, swelling, difficulty breathing, GI symptoms, etc. No treatment other than avoidance at this time. ...Read more

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8 wk old milk/soy protein allergy -on neocate, &allergic to rice. Showed similar reaction to nutra that contained rice/corn starch-allergic to starch?

8 wk old milk/soy protein allergy -on neocate, &allergic to rice. Showed similar reaction to nutra that contained rice/corn starch-allergic to starch?

Milk Allergy: Allergies are due to a reaction to protein. Corn is a starch or carbohydrate. If you infant reacted to nutra, it would not be from reacting to the starch. I assume the reaction was either eczema or bloody stools, not gas or a change in stools. If the reaction was not eczema or bloody stools, your baby may be intolerant and not allergic. ...Read more

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Is resistant starch healthy?

Is resistant starch healthy?

Resistant starch: Resistant starch (RS) is starch and starch degradation products that escape from digestion in the small intestine of healthy individuals.[1] Resistant starch is considered the third type of dietary fiber, as it can deliver some of the benefits of insoluble fiber and some of the benefits of soluble fiber. It is considered a beneficial carbohydrate, but has calories like anything else. ...Read more

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What happens if a person eats / craves a lot of corn starch?

What happens if a person eats / craves a lot of corn starch?

Carb excess...: Eating corn starch is similar to eating sugar, because corn starch is a simple carbohydrate that gets broken down into sugar as digestion occurs. So, one would get excessive carbs, which is not good for the body. Craving corn starch is harmful only in that it causes anxiety (due to craving something all the time), but is not so bad because the person is only craving, not eating. ...Read more

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Is starch as bad as sugar?

Is starch as bad as sugar?

Starch vs Sugar: Lot of debate concerning this on the Internet. Neither are "bad", both are eventually broken down in our body to small chain sugars which fuel the body. So we need sugars to survive. The problem is the simpler the sugar that goes in the body the less energy it takes to be broken down to these small chains so there is an excess which is stored as fat. So foods with complex sugars and starches do this. ...Read more

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Does tapioca starch contain low carbs?

Does tapioca starch contain low carbs?

No: 1/4 cup of tapioca starch contains 26 g of carbs and no fiber. This is even higher than white wheat flour with 24 g of carbs and ...Read more

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Are potatoes and starches constipating?

Are potatoes and starches constipating?

In some, yes: In some people, these can be constipating. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids if eating them. ...Read more

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How can I remove (most) starch from pasta and potatoes?

How can I remove (most) starch from pasta and potatoes?

You can't: That would be like trying to remove the water from the ocean. They are starches. Eat sensibly, exercise, and make friends with athletes who will guide your lifestyle ...Read more

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Is sugar in fruit better than sugar in starch or as bad?

Is sugar in fruit better than sugar in starch or as bad?

The whole package: Look at the whole package. When you eat fruit, you get other great things (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants to name a few) which make your body strong. ...Read more

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Can using corn starch on the anus have any side effects?

Can using corn starch on the anus have any side effects?

Corn starch: Nothing that I know of, but seeing your primary are to inspect the area my lead to some clues as to other treatment options. ...Read more

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How can you quit a no starch (no carb diet) without gaining weight?

How can you quit a no starch (no carb diet) without gaining weight?

No Carb?: I am not sure a no carb diet is good for you. You can increase your carbohydrates but place a limit on the number of grams that you intake a day. 60 grams is a good number in my opinion. ...Read more

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Which would be a better energy source in the long run-- cooked starch or fats?

Which would be a better energy source in the long run-- cooked starch or fats?

Energy.: If you're looking for energy for the day, complex carbohydrates would be the way to go. Healthy meal every three hours or so, containing complex carbohydrates and fiber. And always eat breakfast - starts the day right. ...Read more

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Is it healthier to make stir fry dinner or to keep the meat/starch/veg separate?

Is it healthier to make stir fry dinner or to keep the meat/starch/veg separate?

no difference: There may be some nutritional variation, but not significant for general medicine. Naturopathy feels differently, but this is an alternative area. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 8 months pregnant and I just started eating corn starch is that a bad thing?

Hi I'm 8 months pregnant and I just started eating corn starch is that a bad thing?

Maybe: If you are eating a well balanced diet, it probably will not hurt you. However, it is pure carbohydrate. The baby needs more than carbs. Eating to many carbs while pregnant, may bring on diabetes associated with pregnancy, which is not good for you or the baby. However, I have seen a lot of women eat strange thing while pregnant and both do fine. ...Read more

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How can I get enough carbs? I am on a grain free, legume free, low starch, dairy free diet?

How can I get enough carbs? I am on a grain free, legume free, low starch, dairy free diet?

Get good advice: You need to get with an evidence-based dietician. If your fructose malabsorption was diagnosed scientifically, you already have a reasource in evidence-based medicine. Why you've chosen this very restrictive diet, or believe that you require a certain amount of "carbs" in the first place, would be the first questions to address with a scientific dietician. Stay proactive and keep learning. Best. ...Read more

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I really want to eat corn starch but I'm pregnant is there anything else I can eat instead?

I really want to eat corn starch but I'm pregnant is there anything else I can eat instead?

Iron deficient: Craving to eat corn starch is supposed to be a warning that your needs for iron are not being met. Same for ice. I didn't believe it until it happened to me from donating blood and forgetting to supplement. Congratulations on your pregnancy and best wishes. ...Read more

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I eat corn starch like everyday, is it bad for me? Does that mean I could possibly be pregnant?

I eat corn starch like everyday, is it bad for me? Does that mean I could possibly be pregnant?

If you had: Unprotected sex then you may be pregnant. There are home pregnancy tests available and a doctor can perform a blood test for you. This is the best way to know if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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I eat normal but I seem to gain weight with starch foods and wheat what can I eat without gaining weight

I eat normal but I seem to gain weight with starch foods and wheat what can I eat without gaining weight

Weight neutral: Weight gain results when more calories are taken in than expended; weight loss occurs when more calories are "burned" than are consumed. To avoid weight gain, calculate your calorie needs (nih has a good app for this on their website) and eat only what you need. Good food choices for snacking that are essentially calorie neutral include fresh fruits and vegetables. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is pure corn starch effective in preventing armpits from smelling badly, or should I stick with baby powder?

Is pure corn starch effective in preventing armpits from smelling badly, or should I stick with baby powder?

? why not deodorant?: If you have the androgen (hormonal) effect on your armpits that leads to body odor, a deodorant, with or without an anti-perspirant is the obvious solution. Corn starch will drop perceived moisture a bit but retain it & set up an interesting feeding table for body germs. Baby powder, (talc+perfume)) is less likely to feed germs but not likely to reduce body odor effectively., . ...Read more

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On a starch free diet, how long before you lose significant amount of weight? In 2 months I have lost 3 pounds, does this sound right?

On a starch free diet, how long before you lose significant amount of weight? In 2 months I have lost 3 pounds, does this sound right?

Calorie restriction: Combine your plan with calorie restriction through the free phone app, myfitnesspal and you would be more likely to lose 10 pound in a month. Make sure you add your exercise to daily log on myfitnesspal. Don't eat under what myfitnesspal tells you to eat because in starvation mode you burn muscle not fat. Stay healthy! ...Read more

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Are beans full of starch?

Are beans full of starch?

Beans full of starch: No.
Beans have both carbohydrates (starch) but contain more protein. They are also part of the meat and meat substitutes group. For this reason, eating one serving of beans, ñ will count as one serving from the starch group and one serving from the meat group. ...Read more

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What can I eat on a starch free diet.?

What can I eat on a starch free diet.?

Details needed: Helps to know why you are starch free to give you a better answer. But coconut oil and olive oil is safe and healthy. Organic free range meats, wild caught fish, lots of organic green leafy vegetables. ...Read more

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