Durum is an older wheat specie and it has AB genome and it doesn't have the D genome so it doesn't contain alpha gliadin. Corn steals minerals and witamins from the body and blocks the absoprtion of them. Which one is worse?
I usually prescribe to the Mark Sisson 85% rule. I stay 100% gluten free but I will have some corn now and then as part of my 15% non paleo/primal eating. Living in southern california it's easy to just give in to a few tacos here and there... (more)
These are both clearly not "paleo" - they're both the product of selective breeding and corn in particular is pretty much all GMO. That aside, why should we avoid either of them? Keep in mind that I'm definitely NOT low carb, nor dogmatically... (more)
When I ingest wheat (and sometimes when I ingest cow dairy) I get a delayed allergic reaction at night in the form of acid reflux. The casein in cow dairy (even happens with hard cheeses, but never happens with sheep, goat, or buffalo dairy)... (more)
I'm trying to implement some of the ideas in The Perfect Health Diet (P.H.D.) and want to switch my sweetener to one that doesn't have fructose. I found this... (more)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nixtamalization -Increases mineral content -removes hull -removes mycotoxins -breaks down protein into more bioavailable form Assuming it's organic and non-gmo, do you think this could be considered a safe starch?... (more)
Been paleo for a few months now, but recently i had some corn at a family dinner and it's like i fell in love with it all over again. Corn is one of those neolithic foods that i actually miss, along with sweet peas and white rice. What's so bad... (more)
Hello, I've been eating a paleolithic diet since about Thanksgiving of last year. I've lost roughly 25 lbs and for the first few months there were no issues. In late January I asked a question here because I thought I was having some digestive... (more)
I'm curious, which of the industrial seed oils is considered the worst for a person and which might cause the worst or most common negative reactions in a person? I've seen canola oil discussed in great lengths but never a true comparison of the... (more)
Anecdotal and personal experience tells me that people with gluten intolerances (or any autoimmune diseases) should also avoid soy and corn due to possible cross-reactivity, leading to increased intestinal permeability. I haven't been able to... (more)
Here's one for maize/corn: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition DOI: 10.1007/s11130-012-0274-4 Maize Prolamins Resistant to Peptic-tryptic Digestion Maintain Immune-recognition by IgA from Some Celiac Disease Patients Francisco Cabrera-Ch??vez,... (more)
I decided to try the Paleo diet due to a wheat and corn allergy I've ignored for years. After only three days on Paleo, my stomach and digestive issues/pain were 100% GONE. Unfortunately, I've been really sick lately (flu, then Strep, then... (more)
My 12 year old son and I were discussing Paleo and he asked why corn was a no no because as he put it "you dont digest corn anyway"? Which raises my question, if we dont indeed digest most of corn is it really that bad? I REALLY miss my chips... (more)
If corn wasn't digested there would be a huge market in the diet industry for "The Corn Diet", in which you stuff yourself with nothing but "zero-calorie" corn all day long and lose amazing amounts of weight...
I have some corn flour that has been treated with lime water. This is supposed to break down the kernel and help increase the bioavailability of many of the vitamins, especially B3. If I were to take this flour (also called masa harina) and soak... (more)
I'll be honest... personally it does worse things to my gut that gluten. So I avoid it, no matter how traditionally prepared. Then again, I do OK on WAPF style soaked beans which I know messes other people up. Try it and see.
So, each year I plant a garden and now everything is starting to ripen...including my Golden Bantam corn. I know corn is not really considered paleo but why? Should I peddle my corn to the neighbors or can I enjoy it myself?
Why is corn frowned upon by Paleos? Has anyone ever tried POLENTA that 'log-o-corn' ofttimes seen on grocery store shelves? Would anyone out there recommend consuming polenta as a carb source?
On a rare occasion (like the Super Bowl...or a very large party at our house), I'll break out some organic blue corn chips. Since I'm VLC, they're not really an option for me, but I think it gives my husband a dose of "OK, we're not complete... (more)
So I understand the negatives of gluten for most people, and some people's issues with potato (I get really achy if I eat too much potato), but what's the deal with corn? I get that it's not Paleo, but what's are the main issues with it? I know... (more)
I noticed when I eat corn kernals, I simply do not digest them in any way. They come out looking exactly the same as when they entered. I thought this was weird until I met someone else who said the same happens with her for any type of corn,... (more)
Yeah, with quinoa, corn, and wild rice in particular. We aren't ruminants: our bodies have a tough time breaking down the plant cell walls. Maybe if you eat this crap all the time you get more bacteria that can help deal with it or maybe it's... (more)
I really love ranch dressing. Anyone know of any sorta paleo ranch dressing products? All the ones I have seen have corn oil or canola oil high on the ingredient listing. I don't really mind buttermilk but I'd like to at least get away from the... (more)
Some pets, especially cats, are supposed to be carnivores. The pet obesity epidemic has been much in the news lately. Has anyone noted health, behavioral, or appearance improvements in their pets after switching from corn-meal containing chow to... (more)
Here's the link: http://documentaryheaven.com/seeds-of-death/ Now, I LOVE science. I'm also a big fan of genetic engineering. So far I may have deluded myself into not worrying too much about GMO in the food supply. But this isn't about... (more)