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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is very unlikely and rare-but baby powder and corn starch are flammable. ...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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
White foods like: bread,potatoes,rice,pasta.Get a more detailed answer ›
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