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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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I have done stool re test , in this test result aremucus(+), pus3-4, acidic, vegetables(+++), starch(++), ph-?

I have done stool re test , in this test result aremucus(+), pus3-4, acidic, vegetables(+++), starch(++), ph-?

Meaningless results: ...Without understanding the context in which your stool was checked, your presenting problems that prompted the need for medical advice, your risk factors, ; your underlying health history. The panel of testing you describe is of questionable value anyway. Please don't let someone now try to sell you a lot of expensive supplements/treatments to "correct" a problem your stool supposedly shows! ...Read more

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Recently I have done my stool test and it shows everything nill except a few starch and vegitable cells positive in that.what does that mean actually?

Recently I have done my stool test and it shows everything nill except a few starch and vegitable cells positive in that.what does that mean actually?

Normal: The findings you mention are quite normal. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Was told by homapathic doc gallbladder in infected. All med tests neg. told no sugar, salt, starch for months. He said this will heal if you diet?

Was told by homapathic doc gallbladder in infected. All med tests neg. told no sugar, salt, starch for months. He said this will heal if you diet?

Doubtful: homeopathic diagnosis and remedies have no basis in science. as much as I would like to believe the simplicity of this discipline is true, there is simply no scientific evidence to say that it is ...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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Can Eating Corn starch Make your baby big?

Can Eating Corn starch Make your baby big?

No effect : Unless you just eat all starches, meaning carbohydrates and gain a lot of weight or have gestational diabetes it should have no effect on your babies weight. It may cause you problems with your health ad weight. ...Read more

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Is maize starch dangerous? Can it make me fat?

Is maize starch dangerous? Can it make me fat?

Corn starch: Maize starch is also called corn starch, and is a common ingredient in many types of food. Eating in moderation should not make you fat, and it certainly isn't dangerous unless you have a corn allergy. Good luck and thanks for your question. ...Read more

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Can baby powder or baby corn starch catch on fire?

Can baby powder or baby corn starch catch on fire?

Yes: It is very unlikely and rare-but baby powder and corn starch are flammable. ...Read more

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I have a craving to eat ice, dirt, starch..What this mean?

I have a craving to eat ice, dirt, starch..What this mean?

Possibly anemia: The symptom you are describing is known as pica which can be associated with anemia ( low blood count). There are other causes as well with unknown reason being the most common cause. You should contact your health care provider about this symptom. ...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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What are your thoughts on the perfect health diet? It seems to strike a balance like no other imo, between animal and plant foods, allowable starches etc. Even some dairy if tolerated. Your input?

What are your thoughts on the perfect health diet?  It seems to strike a balance like no other imo, between animal and plant foods, allowable starches etc.  Even some dairy if tolerated.  Your input?

New junk: This diet is just the latest in thousands of pseudo-scientific diets that aren't scientifically valid, but are designed to sell books, supplements, etc. And get someone on tv to scare a lot of people who don't know better. Eat a normal, well balanced diet and exercise daily. Don't get your health info from friends, tv or the internet. ...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 happens when a diabetic craves starches?

What happens when a diabetic craves starches?

Craving OK: Craving is OK, eating them is a problem, especially if they are highly processed foods because they cause high blood sugar levels. Its best to have healthy starches as whole grains, and high fiber foods along with protein to slow down digestion and absorption of sugars. The starches should be portion controlled as well. ...Read more

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If you are alleric to potatoes, does that mean you would be alleric to potatoes starchs in medicanc?

If you are alleric to potatoes, does that mean you would be alleric to potatoes starchs in medicanc?

Probable: Usually one is allergic to the protein portion of a food and thus if all of the protein has been removed, the product is likely safe. However how does one find out especially when it is prepared by different manufacturers. I suggest that you consult an allergist to verify that you do have a potato allergy (rare) and consider an oral challenge test to potato starch to see if you can tolerate it. ...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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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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Are french fries counted as a vegetable or starch?

Are french fries counted as a vegetable or starch?

Depends: Potatoes are a root crop, usually termed a vegetable by most. It is high in starch as some other vegetables are. Of course when prepared, it is also high in fat since that is the usual preparation. Whatever the category, be careful of your calorie count with french fries. ...Read more

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What are some low starch foods to eat for breakfast?

What are some low starch foods to eat for breakfast?

Why?: There are good & bad carbohydrates--you shouldn't avoid fruits & whole grains (which by the way are healthy choices for breakfast) just for the sake of "low carbs." by the same token you shouldn't overindulge in fatty foods just to avoid starches. Instead, minimize fats (egg yolks, fried foods) & highly salted products, limit portion sizes, & liberalize your healthy choices of lean meats, etc. ...Read more