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Rider Fan
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   Posted 12/27/2011 10:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all. Sorry I've been absent. I've been well for the most part, just very busy but I still think of you all often.

I have a dietary question. Like 99% of you I don't eat corn, but what are your thoughts on corn starch? This new gluten free bread I found tastes great but the first ingredient is corn starch, followed by rice flour (there is no fiber in this bread). The holidays have been hard on my gut and today was not good, and I don't want to exacerbate things be eating something new that I shouldn't.

Thanks!
Mike

Roni
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   Posted 12/27/2011 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I have no problem with corn starch. In fact, I find it way easier to digest than wheat starch. I think it's the kernels of corn which are bad for us, because they can get stuck and are extremely hard to digest.
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Kiwi12
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   Posted 12/27/2011 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mike

ditto what Roni says :) I am GF and use cornflour (cornstarch) a lot as a thickener in sauces and gravy with no ill effects.

I also eat plain corn chips and nachos if they are GF but stay away from fresh or canned kernel corn as it could cause an obstruction if you have strictures or patches of inflammation.

Nice to see you back posting but sorry the hols have been hard on your gut - take care:)

Lesley in NZ

Rider Fan
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   Posted 12/28/2011 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the replies!

krw135
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   Posted 12/28/2011 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Cornstarch is easy on the gut for me and helps me tremendously with "anal discomfort". It is my go-to and I love having it around for more than 1 use.

Sorry, to take this in another direction!
I am a 30 year old female. Have had problems with Crohns/Colitis since 1997. Once I had my colon removed things got a little better. Until about 2 years ago. I just got my port placement and will start Remicaid treatments soon:)
I have awful tummy pain and joint pain as well as female issues.

Lovely985
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   Posted 12/28/2011 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have problems eating it either. Also, it's great any rashes or "anal discomfort" like krw135 said. I find it to be better than that diaper rash cream.
Diagonosed with Crohn's of the Large and Small Intestines Sept 2010
had been suffering for 2 years before
Previously had 3 fistulas and 4 abscesses and had a fistulotomy and drainage
Meds: Started Humira 10/17/2010 once every 10 days
Imuran Started 10/18/2011 100mg 2x a day
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Rider Fan
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   Posted 12/28/2011 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
krw135 said...
Cornstarch is easy on the gut for me and helps me tremendously with "anal discomfort". It is my go-to and I love having it around for more than 1 use.

Sorry, to take this in another direction!


LOL, no worries! Thanks for the reply.
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