Dr Oz: Gluten Intolerance vs Corn Sensitivity
Dr. Oz says that while many of you might be gluten-intolerant, experts says there is another culprit you need to be aware because it is in nearly everything you eat! Corn might just be the new gluten that is causing symptoms including headache, hives and nausea, so Dr. Oz revealed how to figure out if corn might be a problem for you.
Dr Oz: GMO Corn Leads to Leaky Gut Syndrome
Most people who go on a gluten-free diet tend to lean toward foods that contain corn as replacements in their diet, but unfortunately this could be causing more problems, so Dr. Oz asked Dr. Amy Myers to help explain corn-sensitivity. Dr. Myers says the biggest problem is that corn is in everything you eat, especially if you have gone gluten-free with your diet, and often under hidden names that you might not even recognize. She also mentions that nearly 90% of corn in the United States if GMO corn, which experts believe leads to a Leaky Gut.
Dr Oz: Corn Sensitivity Quiz
Dr. Oz says that corn is just fine for a lot of people, but he shared Dr. Myers’ 4-question quiz for you to take as a way to see if you might be sensitive to corn.
- Do you have GI issues, including gas, bloating, and diarrhea, almost every day?
- Do you have daily unexplained brain fog or fatigue?
- Do you have joint pain more than once a week?
- Do you have skin issues like eczema or acne that will not clear up?
If you answered “yes” to two or more of these questions, you might have a corn sensitivity.
Dr Oz: Frozen Fruits & Veggies Contain Corn?
Dr. Myers says it can be extremely difficult to avoid eating products that contain corn since it is in almost everything, so she recommends picking 2-3 foods that you eat regularly every week and swap them out for healthier alternatives.
- Choose grass-fed and pasture-raised meats and eggs.
- Swap out corn-based carbs for sweet potatoes and squash.
- Forgo frozen or canned fruits and vegetables because they can sometimes contain corn as a preservative.
- Eat granola instead of cereal.
If you follow these tips you can at least minimize your exposure to corn and the negative impact it could have on your health.