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High Fructose Corn Syrup

I have HFCS, I have found that I can not digest corn syrup which is in nearly every food sold in America(ive lived here 22yrs but from England).
In all other countries, corn syrup is banned yet its suppose to be banned here too in everything we eat, as its not digested by the liver & very unhealthy/deadly.

What does one eat? I have only found Organic butter, No HFCS bread, cereal & 1 kind of yogurt I can eat. Must be more foods than that.
Why do the Doctors not speak out, people need to know we are being slowly poisoned, surely????
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I try to avoid it for my kids.  Try organic bread (Udi's is a great allergy free bread) or organic, all natural foods.  What kinds of foods would you like to eat?  My kids are allergic to just about everything so I bet I can help you find something.
As to whether you can get poison-free foods depends on where you live in the States. In large metropolitan areas, or areas gung-ho on pure foods (Vermont, for instance) there are plenty of healthier foods available. By the way, there is nothing wrong with corn syrup, but plenty wrong with high-fructose corn syrup.

The FDA can not be relied on to protect the health of the populace, as they are more of a voice for big agricultural and pharmaceutical interests. You have to get reliable information from the internet, and you have to be selective in terms of what you read. That said, Europe is more pro-nutrician and pro-health than is America.
Udi's is a good brand, but if you can invest in a bread machine that you dedicate strictly to gluten free bread making, that would be a better option.  When you make things yourself, you have more control over the ingredients.  I haven't invested in a bread machine yet myself, but I haven't been missing bread since going gluten free either.  That is pretty much the only real solution for most Americans.

I have been learning that even organic corn has been polluted and corrupted (unintentional) by the GMO corn cross pollination.  Organic farmers really do go the extra mile, because they have to go through a lot of hoops and hurdles in order to even become certified (the real reason organic produce is so expensive) as organic.  All it takes is for a conventional GMO corn producing farm to be close enough for the wind t carry the pollen to the organic crops.

The other thing about making things yourself is that you actually end up saving money in the long run.  No more spending $6-7 on a loaf of gluten free bread that ends up being far too crumbly for making a sandwich and too much like sawdust if you find the right gluten free recipe.

In many of the larger cities, too, you can find co-op stores and other types of stores that are more likely to be dedicated to organic and natural foods.  When my aunt was still alive, she raised her large number of kids in a small town that didn't have much in it.  She joined a co-op by mail.  What she did was helpful to her friends in her own community.  Many times with this type of thing, there is a certain minimum amount people have to order in bulk.  So, what better way than to order that minimum amount and then dividing up the portions to the various ones who wanted and paid for their portions?  Everyone was a winner in this arrangement.  My aunt was helpful to those other people, but in turn they were helpful to her budget, because she needed the biggest portion of the order with all those people in her household.  I don't know if such types of arrangements still exist, but that is one way to deal with the need for poison free and allergy free bulk foods in the really small rural communities.
well in simple term, google non-gmo project, jeffrey smith.  his institute provides a safe food guide on what to buy. and if you beleive in the project lend a hand, spread the word.

there is plenty wrong with corn syrup.  any derivatives of corn, soy, sugar beet, canola are at risk.  more than 85% corn and soy produced are gmo in US.
I have a severe food allergy to corn. I've had it since birth, I'm now 46.
Here's a few of my food staples:

Jif peanut butter
Sara Lee NHFCS bread
Toasted Oat cereal from Whole Foods (their house brand)
Bare Naked granola

Trade Joe's is a great place to grocery shop, if you have one nearby.  Many of their products are made with cane sugar, rather than HFCS, like other brands.

I'm very lucky that my daughter outgrew her corn allergy at about 3yrs old.  It was a hard one to identify and even harder to avoid.  KUDOS to you for finding some foods that agree with you and your allergy!

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