My daughter Taylor was sick all of the time. Not only was she physically sick but she was exhibiting emotional sensitivities that I had no explanation for. When I had exhausted all other means of finding the culprit I decided to take some advice. I had heard that corn was dangerous and was becoming a top allergen. I was at my wit's end so another food elimination was something I was very open to try. When I went through the pantry I discovered most of the foods I purchased trying to avoid dairy and soy contained corn.
There was corn starch, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, corn derivative, maize, and also the good old corn chips, and corn thins that were obvious. I sat Taylor down and let her know that we were going to make some dietary changes to see if we could help her lungs and heart and she agreed. That is one of the things I love about little kids. They trust us, they look up to us for guidance, and they believe what we say. Some parents may feel that making a change change would be shocking to the whole family. Sometimes that mindset is projection stemming from our own fear of changing the way we eat. Kids are much more tenant than we give them credit for.
It took about a solid month of avoiding corn and the cold went away. So did the dark circles under her eyes and the rash on the back of her arms. It was then that she told me that when she was eating a lot of corn she felt like crying all of the time and her legs felt numb and did not want to work. Until we took her off corn, she did not know that those feelings were not normal. Without corn she has had no pneumonia for over a year, no colds, no asthma, and significantly fewer anxiety related symptoms. It's like she is a brand new kid.
A parent's love is fierce. We owe it to our children to provide them with the best possible start. It is not always the easiest route but it is definitely the most rewarding.
Why is my Taylor a new kid without corn? For starters did you know that corn is a grain? And it is the world's most heavily planted crop? Corn is big business and producers need to find places for it to be used in your food. So basically it is in everything even though it does not need to be there.
Most of the corn that we consume in North America is genetically modified corn. The risk of GMOs has been documented and it appears that we are just discovering their true dangers. In a study released by the International Journal of Biological Sciences, analyzing the effects of genetically modified foods on mammalian health, researchers found that agricultural giant Monsanto's GM corn is linked to organ damage in rats.
Basically Bt corn is manufactured with a toxin designed to rupture the intestines of the organism that eats it. The way it has been pitched makes sense, it can ward off insects and grow a more productive crop. On the flip side, I think it is safe to say that Bt can also have the same ability when we ingest it as well. I do not think they have come up with a shut off valve for Bt when it comes to human consumption.
We are still in the infancy of discovering the true dangers of genetically modified food. I think it is safe to say that this chemically derived corn could be responsible for many adverse symptoms that our children are exhibiting.
From a mother who has lived with it I can say this honestly. Most of the corn that we eat is not food. It is designed in a lab and hurts us. Taylor would be so sick if she was still fed corn. I have a brand new happy little girl because I took it out of her diet. Give it a whirl, I assure you that the results will astonish you.