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Starch Allergy Symptoms
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
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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
I have oral allergy syndrome. If I'm intolerant of orchard (potatoes), does that include the starch or just the protein from the real food? : (
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
Here r my symptoms, feels like punched in stomach, starch foods feel like they stick, right side rib area hurts to shoulder, stom feels like in chest?
Gerd: You may have severe acid-peptic disease. Consult your family physician ir a gastro-enterologist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
Resistant starch: Resistant starch (RS) is starch and starch degradation products that escape from digestion in the small intestine of healthy individuals. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Most likely: Especially the starches, and add exercise.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
Have you heard of Dr. Mcdougall "Starch Solution"? I was excited I ate nothing but sweet potatos (trial).i gained 8 pounds in a week!! water weight mabye?
There are also: A lot of carbohydrates in sweet potatoes so that might also be part of the issue. ...Read more
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
Runny Nose, Made Worse By Exposure To Allergen Or Irritants (Definition)
Runny nose, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants ...Read more