Corn intolerance symptoms vary, and since corn allergies are not officially recognized in the U.S. through mandatory labeling, they are hard to pinpoint. Corn is in so many processed foods that avoiding it is very difficult. Many people with corn intolerance symptoms claim they get relief from digestive problems, sensory issues, and even neurological problems after going corn free. Do you think you’ve got corn intolerance symptoms?
One of our readers wrote Healthy Family about her preschooler’s possible corn intolerance symptoms. Her son had developed severe behavior and speech issues. She said his stuttering problem became so bad that he stopped talking at age 3.
She wrote, “Eliminating corn from our diet is quite a task and one I’m obviously completely willing to do as long as he actually does have a corn sensitivity. Is there some sort of testing that can be done for this aside from a food allergy test? Our days are so challenging right now that I just want to make sure we are on the right path and targeting the right issue (or set of issues).”
Corn Intolerance Symptoms: What are They?
Unlike a typical IgE allergy, corn intolerance symptoms are harder to pinpoint. Allergists commonly use IgE food allergy testing to discover food allergies. A food intolerance is tested using an IgG test, instead. It’s possible to get a negative on an IgE and a positive on an IgG test.
Common corn intolerance symptoms are:
- Muscle Weakness
- Joint Pain
- Stomach Cramps
- Stomach Bloating
- Vomiting after Eating
- Lack of Energy
- Speech Problems
- Migraine Headaches
- Hyperactivity in Children
- ADHD Symptoms in Adults and Children
- Mood Swings
- Handwriting Problems/ Fine Motor Skills Issues
- Undigested Food in Stool/ Diarrhea
Why Does Corn Cause Intolerance Symptoms?
This is a loaded question. But I will try to answer it as simply as possible for you. In most cases food intolerance issues come from vitamin, mineral, and neurotransmitter deficiencies. These deficiencies are caused by digestive issues. The digestive issues are often caused by food allergies, digestive disorders, and autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s and celiac. So if you are having a lot of symptoms listed above you are likely suffering from a vicious cycle caused by dysbiosis. I’ll explain more about that later.