SparkPeople Eliminate HFCS Team Messageboard Come and share ways that you've cut back on HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) from your diet, or find ways to help you cut this nasty stuff from your diet. SparkPeople Eliminate HFCS Team Messageboard 7 ingredients nutritionists always avoid <link><BR>gredients-nutritionists-always-avoid#8 </link> <BR> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:14:42 EST Aspartame <link><BR>umbing-down-society-part-i-foods-bever<BR>ages-and-meds/ </link> Wed, 3 Sep 2014 23:24:32 EST graph depicting the rise of HFCS in our diets <link><BR>umbing-down-society-pt-2-mercury-in-fo<BR>ods-and-vaccines/ </link> <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 02:27:49 EST I'm back to SP as newly diagnosed w/ Corn Allergy Hello! I'm back to the SP family as I've been away, but I'm forced into reality as a newly diagnosed corn intolerant person. Realistically I can no longer eat foods w/ corn. I've already been dealing with Almond and cows milk allergies. Therefore, I'm glad that I found this group to help educate me and provide support in making this life change. Sat, 3 Nov 2012 01:32:47 EST YOPLAIT TO REMOVE HFCS FROM SOME OF THEIR PRODUCTS Yoplait announced this weekend..that it will no longer use HFCS in it's original yogurt. Will be interesting to see how long before the non-HFCS start appearing on the grocery shelf. Sun, 28 Oct 2012 07:42:28 EST Harmful Effects of Soda on Your Body "Harmful Effects of Soda on Your Body" <BR> <BR> <link><BR>da/ </link> <BR> <BR> It mentions HFCS under the "Heart Disease" section. <BR> <BR> Have a great day ... :-) Fri, 3 Aug 2012 09:41:32 EST Leptin..... turning hunger off Hi, <BR> <BR> From UK , introducing myself... I could never understand how I always felt hungry no matter how I dieted, I read about Leptin and thought how do I control that. <BR> <BR> I was watching a programme on Uk BBC about "The men who made the World Fat" or something similar. They suggested that HFCS interferes with the Leptin and then you can't switch off your hunger signal.. So gave it a try cutting out HFCS and sugar and wow ...weight is reducing,hunger is under control, blood pres... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 17:39:31 EST 18 Pints of Coca-Cola Per Day OVER 2 GALLONS OF COKE PER DAY <BR> (Geeze, I can't even imagine that.) <BR> <BR> Irregardless of whether she "died" from, over, 2 Gallons of Coke per day, I still thought that this was interesting ... <BR> <link><BR>danddrinknews/9213349/Mother-died-afte<BR>r-drinking-18-pints-of-Coca-Cola-a-day.html </link> <BR> <BR> Quotes from the, above, article ... ... ... <BR> ... 'without it she would get: moody; irritable; and be low' <BR> ... 'she would go “... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:54:31 EST Corn Refiners Association sued for false claims<BR>finers_Association_HFCS_sugar.html <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Originally published December 24 2011 <BR> Corn Refiners Association sued for falsely claiming that high fructose corn syrup is same as sugar <BR> by Jonathan Benson, staff writer <BR> <BR> (NaturalNews) Those crafty television commercials that claim high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is basically the same thing as conventional sugar have gotten the Corn Refiners Association (C... Mon, 26 Dec 2011 16:11:06 EST GREAT video and she takes on HFCS in schools! So many people that are content with eating food I consider crap must think she's way out on a limb, but she's right on the money! This video is worth the time to watch it. She also trashes HFCS a couple of times in it, too. I love it! <link> </link> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 16:56:06 EST HFCS Directly Contributes to Cancer Risk <link><BR>feeds-on-fructose-americas.html </link> Sat, 1 Oct 2011 02:10:58 EST Hello -new here Glad I found you guys - new to SP and the first thing I found when searching for HFCS here was that awful dietician article saying it was ok! Pretty disappointed seeing that. <BR> <BR> Anyway, started my quest to do away with the HFCS about six months ago and now that I've cut it entirely realize how much better I feel. I've become an obsessive label reader at the grocery store. Finding whole wheat bread with no HFCS AND no artifiicial sweetener is sometimes tough. Seems like they are now... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 21:02:11 EST Hello! I'm socially awkward, so I find trying to find ways to make friends stressful. I enjoy a range of games and puzzles. I love learning about sustainable living and hope to garden successfully once I have a backyard to do so (trying to find that magic 'me' house on the market). <BR> <BR> I removed all HFCS from my diet per doctors orders in 2007. My husband keeps me grounded with this, he is rabid about how awful it is for you! <BR> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 01:34:03 EST SP LOVES HFCS..AGAIN!!! As if I wasn't depressed enough this morning...I saw this in the SP Daily e-mail: <BR> <BR> The Truth about High Fructose Corn Syrup <BR> Sweet Surprise or Health Demise? <BR> -- By Becky Hand, Licensed & Registered Dietitian <BR> <BR> If you had asked me five years ago if I thought there was something unique about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) that could lead to weight problems, I would have said “yes.” In fact, I was one of those Registered Dietitians who encouraged families to beware o... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 09:54:16 EST HFCS PRODUCERS WANT NAME CHANGE <BR> Corn syrup producers want sweeter name: corn sugar <BR> <BR> EMILY FREDRIX <BR> <BR> The Associated Press <BR> <BR> NEW YORK - The makers of high fructose corn syrup want to sweeten up its image with a new name: corn sugar. <BR> <BR> The bid to rename the sweetener by the Corn Refiners Association comes as Americans' concerns about health and obesity have sent consumption of high fructose corn syrup, used in soft drinks but also in bread, cereal and other foods, to a 20-year low. <B... Tue, 14 Sep 2010 14:00:01 EST Another Doctor Weighs In, and Sunny's Tip Hi all, a month or so ago I signed up for Dr. Mercola's emails on health and nutrition, and today got this: <link><BR>archive/2010/08/27/warning--fructose-f<BR>eeds-cancer-cells.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> We already knew about this study here on this team, but I like the fact that it keeps getting passed around by more people. Apparently he has quite a following. <BR> <BR> TIP: My Whole Foods has a station near the exit with straws, napkins, plasticware, ... Fri, 27 Aug 2010 10:46:51 EST Another way HFCS kills While talking about honey, a member of one of my other teams shared this article! HFCS kills bees & is found in some honey! Ugggg! <BR> <link><BR>nment/bee-healthy-for-your-honey-8678/ </link> Tue, 17 Aug 2010 15:43:00 EST Another article proving this is poison! And ofcourse, the FDA looks the other way & allows food manufactures to continue to pump it into our bodies! <BR> <link><BR>520100802 </link> Tue, 3 Aug 2010 17:06:48 EST Diner breakfast fiasco We eat in our local diner-restaurant every so often for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Yesterday was awful, and HFCS was a big part of the problem. I am also a vegan and don't eat any dairy, so I brought a slice of veggie cheese to put on the veggie burger planned to order yesterday. But, the brunch menu looked good, and I ended up ordering multi-grain pancakes and a side of fresh mixed berries. I asked for a little margarine (I've gotten it here twice before), and real maple syrup. When the se... Sun, 25 Jul 2010 14:40:43 EST Great Website on HFCS Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I found this website that has many articles on hfcs, products without it, etc. Looks like a good resource. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>yrup-Foods </link> Mon, 12 Jul 2010 13:44:48 EST Hunt's Tomato Ketchup... is now high fructose corn syrup free!! I just sent them an e-mail thanking them for removing it from their product. It always makes my day when I find new products without hfcs. Mon, 12 Jul 2010 13:32:39 EST Sugar: the Bitter Truth <BR> <BR> Great Lecture sponsored by University of California. <BR> <BR> It explains what Sugar does to us. By Professor Robert Lustig. <BR> <BR> Shocking. Hope you enjoy <BR> <BR> I found him through itunes podast by Jimmy Moore. <BR> <BR> Here is his blog address: His podcast is informative and he gets interviews from a lot of researchers and doctors, trainers, etc. <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 Jul 2010 14:59:49 EST Yet, another finding about HFCS Another study has linked HFCS to high blood pressure, please, atleast pretend to be shocked. <BR> What suprised me, again was the reporting: <BR> 1) it is now refered to as "Fructose" to make people think that it is the natural sugar <BR> 2) the "powers that be" with the corn growers claim the study was many of these studies must take place before they give up this mantra? <BR> A bit of positive news: Dr Pepper has replaced HFCS with sugar, maybe companies are realizing that w... Mon, 5 Jul 2010 09:27:38 EST Another study about the effects of "Fructose" I heard on the news this morning & also an article on SP, that they have discovered that "Fructose" is causing fat cells to double in children. I found it funny that they are talking about HFCS, but they concentrate on the work "fructose" <BR> In the SP article, they C.Y.A. by mentioning that the test have only been done on cells, not humans...bla,bla,bla! Mon, 21 Jun 2010 10:38:10 EST Tell FDA to Ban Arsenic in Animal Feed CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY <BR> <BR> Tell FDA to Ban Arsenic in Animal Feed <BR> <BR> Last December, the Center for Food Safety and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, filed a petition with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling for the immediate withdrawal of approvals for arsenic-containing compounds used in animal feed. The petition was supported by a coalition of food and farm groups around the country. <BR> <BR> Arsenic-containing compounds are most widely used in chic... Tue, 8 Jun 2010 15:14:18 EST FDA SAID TO PLAN TO IRRADIATE BAGGED SALADS Over a year ago there were news reports that the FDA planned to irradiate bagged salads because of the high incidence of e-Coli contamination. After a few weeks...all of the news reports disappeared. Asked local grocery stores about this...and they knew least that's what they said. Does anyone know what's happened with the plan? Wed, 2 Jun 2010 15:32:49 EST OOOOOOOo oooops!! Was so busy checking for the total calories, fat and carbs, and sodium per day, as well as avoiding HFCS, that when I decided to do the QuickTrack for the fruit and veggies...I was shocked. I was way under the daily amount of fruits and veggies. Am going to be more careful with the planning and do the checkoffs when I plan the menus in the morning. Mon, 24 May 2010 08:32:04 EST OTHER SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH THE FOOD SUPPLY <BR> E. Coli May be the Least of Our Worries <BR> What's That Lurking in Your Meat? <BR> <BR> By MARTHA ROSENBERG <BR> <BR> Many food consumers worry about pathogens like E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria in their meat. But according to a new government report, they should worry more about veterinary drugs, pesticides and heavy metals in their food. <BR> <BR> A new Office of Inspector General (OIG) report released last month finds the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) fails ... Thu, 20 May 2010 17:40:20 EST New Study: HFCS is WORSE than SUGAR! I knew that stuff was no good and it is in everything. It is worse than sugar and I hope they pull those irritating commercials that act like it is "just like white refined sugar". To me, it is like the difference between cocaine and crack! Both are just bad news! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>S26/91/22K07/index.xml?section=topstories </link> Fri, 26 Mar 2010 13:04:23 EST New So I just finished reading another article that made me want to scream that they ever even started putting HFCS in our food, and I looked down and it was in my PB crackers. <BR> <BR> I have always wanted to cut HFCS out of my life but it in so many so called diet foods. I need help so I found this group. Tue, 23 Mar 2010 17:25:06 EST Finally! A gatorade with no hfcs! I never post on sparkpeople anymore but I had to come on and share this bit. =3 <BR> My bf came home with some gatorade. I noticed it had a diff label than the regular kind or the low cal G version, and found out it's a new one. I don't remember the specific name and I can't find it online but I want to say it's G2. It had a silver/grey label. Anyway I was sooo happy to find it doesn't have hfcs and tasted very similar to the one with it. I dunno about you guys but I'm going nuts about this f... Sat, 13 Feb 2010 07:25:02 EST Have You Found Any New Products Without HFCS? I recently found out Langers juice is hfcs and crystalline fructose free! I'm super excited because I loved drinking their kiwi strawberry juice but dropped it a few years ago. It's so good to be able to drink it again. <BR> <BR> Have you found products that are hfcs free? Thu, 4 Feb 2010 19:02:19 EST Yet Another Newbie! Greetings ALL! <BR> <BR> I am Motherandson and I along with my son are doing the Belly Fat Cure by Jorge Cruise. I am down 24 pounds in a month and myu son about 20. He does it about 80% of the time and I do it 100%. Basically we eat no more than 15 grams of sugar a day and no more than 120 grams of carbs. He has a chapter in his book talking about all kinds of sweeteners with Sugar and HFC being the most offensive. It is a darn shame that so many foods contain this "mess". While I was not a... Thu, 4 Feb 2010 10:37:55 EST New to Team I have been researching joint pain and came across this: <BR> Just as the collagen in our face deteriorates, so does the collagen in other parts of our body. This includes the ligaments and tendons in, and around, our joints. Where loss of collagen in our face is signified by wrinkles, in our joints it is signified by pain and a diagnosis of degenerative joint disease or degenerative disc disease. <BR> <BR> Then I found an article that said research on HFCS shows that it prevents the formati... Wed, 6 Jan 2010 12:59:56 EST Fructose -Glucose Syrup Going through my cabinets here, getting rid of all the HFCS products, and I found something that stumped me. Perhaps someone here can help? <BR> <BR> I have a jar of Kühns red cabbage. One of the ingredients is "Fructose-Glucose syrup, made from wheat." Is this the same as HFCS? <BR> <BR> Thank you! Sat, 2 Jan 2010 12:52:57 EST 2010 What is your New Year's Resolution? Fri, 1 Jan 2010 15:29:04 EST How are you making your Thanksgiving HFCS-free? Trying to make healthy dinners is already hard enough but holiday dinners? What are you doing this Thanksgiving to make it HFCS free? <BR> <BR> I love rolls so trying to find some that are hfcs is a challenge. Tue, 17 Nov 2009 22:22:58 EST What kind of bread do you eat? I'm having a LOT of trouble finding a 100% whole wheat bread that does not contain HFCS and is not really expensive. Any suggestions? Fri, 11 Sep 2009 21:08:41 EST Surprised by SparkPeople article on HFCS I have to say I was really surprised by the SparkPeople article on hfcs a few days ago. The dietician that wrote the article seemed to be saying they've gotten a bad rap. She talked about no link between obesity and hfcs, but she never mentioned about all the other damage they do to our bodies, like liver damage, etc. I also thought the article, as far as the research I've done was inaccurate about both hfcs and sugar being metabolized in the body. Anyone else upset by this article? Like mayb... Thu, 3 Sep 2009 09:27:46 EST La Tortilla Factory wraps.... <link><BR>tf/jwsuite.nsf/ViewSelection/8BDF77EDD<BR>E6709958825723B002D369B?Open&site=Home<BR>*ViewSelection=Products**dl </link> <BR> <BR> Since there aren't that many bread products without HFCS, I'm truly hoping this product is okay...I bout the Tomato Basil Wrap & was excited about the fact that they are made with extra virgin olive oil & each wrap has 12g of fiber! And even with this being 100 calories, it doesn't have that "blah" kinda taste that ... Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:12:37 EST Another Newbie! I've just recently started looking for HFCS on labels and I've been shocked. It's EVERYWHERE! And we wonder why there's an obesity epidemic, especially in kids. <BR> <BR> Although reading labels like crazy, any suggestions for a list of foods WITHOUT HFCS? Right now, I'm trying to get rid of HFCS, trans fats, preservatives, etc, so it's a lot of fresh veggies, fruit, fish, and all that's great but a few convenience foods would be nice on busy nights too. <BR> <BR> Appreciate the help and h... Wed, 26 Aug 2009 13:15:15 EST We're no HFCS, too! I am so excited to see this team here. We've been HFCS free for just about a year - as well as a few other things (we're a Feingold family). I'm finding it challenging to find foods that appeal to both myself, my husband and my children. That being said, the benefits of eliminating it has been amazing, particularly for the kids. Sat, 15 Aug 2009 14:52:30 EST Newbie here! Hi everyone! <BR> So... as you can imagine, I'm interested in cutting out HFCS from my diet. :) <BR> I can see that there are alot of helpful posts throughout the forums, but is there any place I can go that will give a big old list of what foods I need to watch out for? <BR> Or a place with general tips for those of us who don't know much about starting to cut HFCS (perhaps a sticky topic?) <BR> Where do you all go for your information? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Wed, 5 Aug 2009 00:05:51 EST Has anyone seen Food Inc.? I have a friend who watched it and can't stop talking about it. Has anyone seen it? Tue, 4 Aug 2009 13:29:11 EST How HFCS Affects Our Body I subscribe to Jillian Michaels daily e-mail. I was looking around her website and found an article on hfcs. It contains a lot of information. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>wellness-team-blogs/drjohnlapuma/the-t<BR>ruth-about-fructose-and-belly-fat.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> Karla Fri, 10 Jul 2009 15:12:02 EST Introduction Hello, <BR> <BR> I came across this team last week. I love the message. I've been working to keep HFCS out of our house for awhile, doing better some weeks than others. It is amazing how many foods it is in. <BR> <BR> I'm 40, married for 16 years. No kids but 6 nephews, 3 of them visit us a couple of times a month (14, 13, 5). <BR> Shopping for them has been harder, but the two older ones are so much better now about eating different foods. Teenagers are so hungry I guess they'll eat just a... Sun, 7 Jun 2009 08:17:47 EST King Corn Anyone seen this movie? <link> </link> Wed, 27 May 2009 20:57:02 EST Pizza Fusion Not sure if anyone has heard of Pizza Fusion before but I found out about this place a couple of months ago. They offer organic pizza. This is great for me because eating regular pizza makes me sick if the sauce contains hfcs. <BR> Here's the link if you want to check it out. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Karla Sun, 24 May 2009 15:57:32 EST High Fructose Corn Syrup and Sulfite Allergies According to research hfcs is only one of thousands of foods and food additives to be deleted from my sulfite-free diet. I am still trying to learning what I can eat. Through headaches, pain body, infections, and inflammation I have removed many things from my food choices and found many more I can not have. <BR> <BR> For more information on sulfites, call (1-800) FDA-4010. <BR> <BR> List with levels of sulfites with part per million table. 10 ppm is roughly one drop in a bathtub of wate... Fri, 15 May 2009 00:58:28 EST Are you still hungry or at least not full yet? This is what a dear friend said when she read my HFCS blog... <BR> High Fructose Corn Syrup is of the DEVIL! There I said it. I appreciate all that you shared... and the effect of HFCS on me is quite simple, it makes me want to eat more!!!! I can tell without even asking anyone... if spaghetti has it in it because lots of spaghetti sauces contain them and when I eat it, I just keep eating it and eating it and eating it. I just can't get satisfied! So I make my own sauce, because I won't have ... Mon, 11 May 2009 16:22:01 EST Another newbie here trying to go NATURAL Hi there <BR> <BR> My name is Ronelle and I am so HAPPY to see that there is a Spark Team devoted to this! I have just recently started paying waaaaaaaaaaay more attention to the ingredients (instead of just looking at the calories). I cannot believe how many products have HFCS in them (especially ones that I wouldn't suspect). I am trying to be consistent with purchasing the products that don't have this ingredient in them, as well as sending a quick e-mail to the customer service dept of... Mon, 11 May 2009 11:34:55 EST Shame on KFC The Colonel has been trying to polish the image of KFC. The new grilled chicken is okay. I was looking forward to the biscuit and honey. No honey. <BR> <BR> The packet is called Colonel's Honey Sauce. Ingredients: High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sugar, Honey, Corn Syrup, Natural Flavor (huh?), Caramel Color. <BR> <BR> Well, that has the bees spinning in their hives. <BR> I thought you would all be interested. <BR> <em>247</em> Julie Thu, 7 May 2009 21:32:10 EST Thought you all would find this interesting... I get Jillian Micheal's email everyday...I love her. This is what today's newsletter said: <BR> <BR> Dump the Most Evil Sweetener of All <BR> <BR> In the late seventies, less than 15 percent of Americans were obese. Thirty years later, 32 percent of us are obese. What happened between then and now? First, the idea became popular that fat was evil and "low fat" diets were best. Whenever possible, fat was removed from processed foods and replaced with sugars and other carbs. At the same tim... Sat, 2 May 2009 07:31:12 EST Working on making my house a HFCS free one... Hi, I am Michelle. I have been reading Jillian Michael's "Master Your Metabolism" book and wow what an eye opener. I have been working for about a month on removing HFCS from just listening to Jillian on her radio show and reading another book called, "Skinny Bitch". So I found you guys and hope to get ideas and support on doing this. I can't believe how much HFCS is out's in everything! Well I hope you all have a great day...and see you around! Thu, 23 Apr 2009 14:47:49 EST Newbie Hi everyone <BR> <BR> I am new to the group. My name is Jamie and I suffer from fructose malabsorption. It hasn't been easy to live with and it makes dieting terrible because I can't have wheat which is a fructan. I am glad to hear about this group and I can't wait to participate. Mon, 20 Apr 2009 16:32:18 EST Crackers I'm experimenting with making homemade (no garbage in them) cracker recipes. I'll post the winners as recipes. <BR> <BR> Last night it was a cracker that was good but a little too tough--on to the next recipe trial. Sat, 4 Apr 2009 12:38:52 EST Arnold's Sandwich Thins New sandwich buns are thin, 100 cal each and no HFCS!!! Plus they are yummy. <BR> <BR> OTG Tue, 31 Mar 2009 16:25:42 EST Howdy! Just joined this group after I saw it on another friend's page. <BR> <BR> We tend to make our own items from scratch to avoid ingredients like HFCS from our diet. It is creeping into everything these days! Anyone else make things from scratch to avoid HFCS? Have any good recipes to share? Tue, 31 Mar 2009 14:24:52 EST Interesting Article I found many parts of this article interesting <BR> <link><BR>sugar.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&no_inters<BR>titial?em </link> Sun, 22 Mar 2009 13:48:56 EST The sticky business of HFCS <link><BR>ories/the-sticky-business-of-high-fruc<BR>tose-corn-syrup </link> Thu, 19 Mar 2009 07:51:38 EST Bizarro thought you all would appreciate this cartoon. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>.mpl?date=20090311&name=Bizarro </link> <BR> <BR> Tami Fri, 13 Mar 2009 22:22:16 EST Writing letters/sending e-mails to companies I know it took me a long time to put this together, I apologize. I hope there are enough people still interested in writing letters/sending e-mails to different companies who use HFCS in their products. <BR> <BR> The first company we are writing to is: Heinz Co. <BR> <BR> Heinz sells 650 million bottles of Heinz ketchup every year. One of my concerns with the company is most restaurants carry their brand. <BR> <BR> Here’s the link to their site: <BR> <BR> <link> Fri, 6 Mar 2009 13:14:02 EST Glad to have support in the HFCS fight! Hi everyone! I'm Laura and I live in Savannah, GA. In Feb, I conducted an experiement in eliminating HFCS from my diet and have decided to turn it into a permanent lifestyle change. I found by saying no to HFCS, I've been saying no to other "bad" ingredients by default and yes to more organic foods, cooking and fruits and veggies. <BR> <BR> I don't have a TJ or Whole Foods in my area (whaaa!) but I've done well just by reading labels and hanging out in the organic section. I also find a lo... Thu, 5 Mar 2009 13:23:57 EST Snapple Snapple is going HFCS-free! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ler/design-times/new-snapple-taste-tes<BR>t-no-hfcs-fewer-calories-taste </link> <BR> <BR> OLDTOWNGYM Thu, 5 Mar 2009 08:55:03 EST Heinz Organic Catsup is HFCS-Free! And it's delicious!Better than the original! <BR> Reasonably priced, as well. <BR> My dh found some in Sam's Club today and brought four big jugs of it home! He was as proud as any cave hunter bringing home a haunch of brontosaur! I am thrilled with it! <link> </link> Thu, 26 Feb 2009 02:55:46 EST Letter Writing Ideas Hello team, <BR> <BR> Some team members have expressed interest in writing to companies whose products contain HFCS. I want to get some ideas from the team on what companies to write to. I want to start with Heinz, only because their ketchup is in almost every restaurant. <BR> <BR> What companies would you like to write to? What do you want to make sure we include in our letters to the companies? We are going to aim to write to a different company every week. <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone. <... Sat, 21 Feb 2009 00:07:57 EST What has HFCS? I always thought that HFCS was only in sodas. But now, thanks you to you all I've found out its in other things as well. Is there perhaps a list of products that have HFCS in it? Any guidance will help. Thanks! Fri, 20 Feb 2009 07:24:39 EST Wow a whole team devoted to no more HFCS!!! Right up my alley! I've been whining and complaining and am now writing companies and blogging about it here and on my LJ. I guess it is bad enough that SP actually is focusing on it for their blogging challenge this week, which is awesome. Spread the word! Wed, 18 Feb 2009 16:28:03 EST Welcome new members introduce yourselves! I have noticed quite a few people joining our group but I haven't seen many messages. Welcome to the new members and tell us about yourselves. <BR> <BR> Susan in Iowa <BR> I am fructose intolerant so I am on a campaign against HFCS. Tue, 17 Feb 2009 22:25:53 EST Favorite Store(s) to Shop for HFCS-free Food? Besides Whole Foods, I don't usually shop at other stores but I recently found a store in my area called Fresh & Easy with numerous products that are HFCS free (and inexpensive!) It made me very happy! <em>30</em> <BR> What stores do you purchase your HFCS-free food from? <BR> <BR> Karla <em>88</em> Fri, 6 Feb 2009 02:22:56 EST HFCS & Mercury Contamination Oh boy, oh we go. <BR> <BR> New research published in Environmental Health has revealed that HFCS is contaminated with the toxic heavy metal mercury. Or, at least it WAS back in 2005, when the research was conducted. Interestingly, one of the authors lead author of this study, Renee Dufault, used to work for the FDA. She recently retired, and only now released these findings. I'm sure you can guess why. There is intense pressure in the FDA to not release findings that will be de... Thu, 29 Jan 2009 11:32:04 EST 10 things about me 1. Married: 45 years to same man <BR> 2. Family: 2 sons 1 grandson and 1 due in May <BR> 3. Born in: El Paso, Texas <BR> 4. Live now: in Iowa <BR> 5. Pets: 3 geriatric dogs <BR> 6. Hobby: making collage and assemblage from recycled materials <BR> 6. Career: Retired from being a chem lab technician. <BR> 7. Learning: digital graphic techniques <BR> 8. Ambition: be healthy into my 90's <BR> 9. Too often I: watch too much news on tv. <BR> 10. Plan for 2009: make jewelry from recycled stuff Wed, 21 Jan 2009 13:54:21 EST Any body else with general Fructose Intolerance? Does anybody else have a general intolerance to fructose. I am always looking to share ideas and recipes with those who have to limit the fruits and vegetables they eat. For instance I can't tolerate tomato sauce, any kind of berries, and lots of great vegetables that I love. I have lately acquired a wonderful meatloaf recipe that has no tomato sauce in it. Mon, 19 Jan 2009 11:32:00 EST Word Game Change one letter to the four letter word below to form a new word. The next person will change another letter to make a new word, and so on. Only one letter can be changed at a time to form new words. You may not add or subtract letters. Each word should only be 4 letters long. Have fun! <BR> <BR> Love Mon, 19 Jan 2009 01:34:44 EST Spit or Swallow? We play this on another team & it's fun. <BR> <BR> To play, start by naming a food. The next person posts whether they would SPIT or SWALLOW it depending on if they like the food or not. Make sure you post a choice for the next person. <BR> <BR> <BR> Let's begin... <BR> <BR> Watermelon Mon, 19 Jan 2009 01:30:11 EST How are you feeling today? (Use Smileys Only) <em>104</em> Mon, 19 Jan 2009 01:24:09 EST Is anyone doing the SP Bootcamp? Hi everyone, I hope the new year is treating you well. <BR> I'm anyone on this team doing the SP bootcamp? Fri, 9 Jan 2009 22:49:12 EST Products without HFCS Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm posting this thread to see if anyone has any new info on products without hfcs...I just found out Oroweat has removed hfcs from all of their breads. <BR> Any updates? Mon, 29 Dec 2008 21:10:52 EST SDPRINCESS81 is a new co-leader!! SDPRINCESS81 is a new co-leader of the team! <BR> <BR> Since I have not been able to get online as much as I would like (school, work & home crazy all at once!) I have made SDPRINCESS81 a new co-leader. <BR> <BR> I will try to post when I can, but I can't guarentee when or how often. I know SDPRINCESS81 will do a great job! <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> <BR> Mon, 8 Dec 2008 13:27:41 EST Just found this team Hello...just found this!! In addition to really bad food choices and years of inactivity, I fully believe HFCS has been a major culprit in my weight. Have spent hours reading labels at the grocery store and, in addition to my horror at the package foods that have HFCS, I can't believe how much I had been eating. Now am eating more and more fresh fruits and veggies, more natural grains and almost no HFCS --- at least I think so!?!?!? <BR> <BR> Still searching for a good salad dres... Thu, 4 Dec 2008 19:17:00 EST New and Living in Europe Excited to find this group! <BR> About six years ago I moved to Germany and promptly lost about 20 pounds. I thought is was the walking and public transport use (which I'm sure was part of it), but it was also the sudden shock of not-so-sweet cakes and candies. At first I hated the cakes and candies here but overtime, I've really come to appreciate what REAL, natural sweetness tastes like. Sweetness that allows the other, natural flavors - like apple, cinnamon, pear, chocolate, vanilla - to ... Fri, 21 Nov 2008 03:03:18 EST Article on HFCS I just received this article from Dr. Mercola's web site if anyone is interested. <BR> <BR><BR>es/archive/2008/11/06/corn-syrup-s-new<BR>-disguise.aspx <BR> <BR> I hope it comes up. Thu, 13 Nov 2008 21:17:43 EST New Team I started a group called "Eliminating Trans Fat" if anyone is interested in joining, please click on the link at the bottom of this post. Thanks everyone! <BR> <BR> Karla Tue, 11 Nov 2008 21:57:23 EST newbie i'm finding soooo many groups that interest me! i'm jan, married, mommy in my 40's. i've been on a tear lately trying to get this stuff out of our lives. i'm hoping to learn a lot here. thanks! <BR> <BR> j Mon, 10 Nov 2008 03:46:22 EST How is everyone doing?? Just wanted to see how everyone is doing? Has anyone found any new products that are free from HFCS? My hubby bought Wheat Thins a month or so ago and my daughter found the box last night and opened it. I told the kids I wasn't buying them anymore because of the HFCS's but then he bought them because they were on sale! UGH! You could taste the sweetness of the cracker, which I could never do before cutting out or atleast cutting WAY DOWN on the HFCS. <BR> <BR> Just wondering how everyone els... Sat, 8 Nov 2008 08:00:55 EST Sports drinks I like to hike and spend time outside and I know I need to replenish my electrolytes. I eat Sharkies and other organic (read: no HFCS) snacks, but sometimes feel like I just need to drink some electrolytes because it's quicker. I'm not a huge Gatorade fan, but I've found a few flavors I like. Of course, halfway through a bottle of Rain Berry flavor the other day, I read the label. Yep. HFCS. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know of a sports drink that is HFCS free? Sun, 26 Oct 2008 21:08:20 EST interesting website I found this interesting website about corn allergies while researching how to make eating easier for my really breaks down alot of foods and what not to get at the store thought it could help others <link><BR>dex.cfm/id/1062005 </link> <BR> <BR> Belle Fri, 5 Sep 2008 08:27:05 EST Did Anyone See This Besides Me? I couldn't believe what I saw tonite. I can't remember the brand of the popsicle was that the girl was offering her male (?)but he says "Doesn't that have high fructose corn syrup in it?" <BR> <BR> She says "blah, blah, but anythings okay in moderation." <BR> <BR> I couldn't believe it! We must be having some effect people! LOL. Good for us!!! Wed, 3 Sep 2008 00:38:46 EST Just joined group Hi everyone, I'm Tracy I have 3 kids 13, 10 and 9 yrs old..hubby. We've been eating more organic, natural stuff getting or atleast trying really hard to get away from HFCS. Came across this group from someones sparkpage. Just wanted to say hi! <BR> Tracy Mon, 1 Sep 2008 16:38:28 EST Hello! I am glad that I saw this team! I think that HFCS is the reason that as an adult I am addicted to sugar! I been more conscious of what I have been eating and I started to look at the ingredients panel of what I buy at the store. On my last trip I noticed how much canned fruit has HFCS in it so I chose the ones that did not have it (they had sugar instead). Wed, 6 Aug 2008 13:41:36 EST Hello! Glad to find this team but sorry am going to be MAD all the time as I HATE HFCS and am amazed constantly how I THINK they've taken it out of some product or other only to find they've snuck it back in a month or so later and I end up buying it, so the word for me is CONSTANT VIGILANCE! (Two words, actually!) <BR> <BR> I truly believe HFCS makes me ill when I accidentally eat some and that it is a crime that we are almost FORCED to eat the stuff sooner or later unless we never eat one iota of... Wed, 30 Jul 2008 11:30:34 EST Hey everyone! My name is Ali. I'm a 21 year old college student and I HATE HFCS! It is in all of my favorite foods and all of the most affordable foods out there, but in an effort to be healthy, I rarely consume it. I check the labels of all my food when I'm in the grocery store to make sure it doesn't have it. I'm happy I came across this group! I want HFCS to go away!!! Tue, 22 Jul 2008 15:29:48 EST Hi Everyone! I'm new to this team and I really want to eliminate HFCS from my life and my hubbby's life. From reading some of the posts on here it sounds like a really challenging prospect, but I'm up for it. I've given up soda so I guess that's one step in the right direction. Yesterday I thought I wanted a Diet Coke. I went to the breakroom in my office and got one. I took one sip and it tasted disgusting. I threw it out! I've been drinking a ton of water lately and I think I'm so used to the cle... Thu, 10 Jul 2008 13:43:32 EST Crystalline Fructose - corn bi-product in disguise In the interest of cutting calories, I recently switched to eating "Wow Cow" frozen desert in place of ice cream. I remember reading somewhere that fruit contained "natural fructose" and when I read the label on Wow Cow, it stated, "WowCow! is sweetened naturally with real fruit fructose" and I thought, awesome! Only 10 calories per ounce, woo hoo! <BR> <BR> But then I discovered this team and started reading about HFCS. And the word "fructose" just kept sticking in my mind. So I went back t... Tue, 8 Jul 2008 00:29:22 EST Ready to leave HFCS behind! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I have to admit, I've heard a lot about "the dangers of HFCS", but have no real understanding of why I shouldn't ingest it (other thank the weight gain of course!) <BR> <BR> I'm here to learn more, and make a commitment to eliminate this from my diet, as well as learn more about why I should. <BR> <BR> Lauren Mon, 7 Jul 2008 17:42:44 EST Hi! HFCS free for over two years Hadn't seen this team before but after stumbling on it I've joined hopefully to learn a thing or two or share a thing or two. I'm a student majoring in Health and Science and planning on attending The National College of Natural Medicine here in Portland Oregon. I have been eating HFCS free for over two years, I'll admit at first it was frustrating that every bottle of juice I picked up was a culprit but it's getting easier. Mon, 30 Jun 2008 13:39:55 EST New from Idaho Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm fairly new to Spark people but doing well with the awesome support here. One of the first things I did when I decided to live healthier was give up HFCS, and artificial sweeteners. I feel like a little bit of a natural sweetener is better than chemicals. I'm glad to be here with you all. Mon, 16 Jun 2008 16:22:43 EST New from Idaho Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm fairly new to Spark people but doing well with the awesome support here. One of the first things I did when I decided to live healthier was give up HFCS, and artificial sweeteners. I feel like a little bit of a natural sweetener is better than chemicals. I'm glad to be here with you all. Mon, 16 Jun 2008 16:21:52 EST what kind of sweetner goes into PLANET SMOOTHIES? CAN ANY ONE HELP ME? WE HAVE A SMOOTHIE SHOP BY MY PLACE,I HAD MY FRIST ONE YESTERDAY IT TASTED GREAT AND ONLY 200CAL I ASK WHAT DID THEY USE FOR SWEETNER THE GIRL GAVE ME A WEB SITE..PLANETSMOOTHIE.COM I AM NEW TO THIS AND ALL THE WORDS THEY USE FOR SUGAR AND SUBS. I WOULD BE VERY GREATFUL IF SOMEONE COULD HELP ME OUT ON THIS. THANKS SO MUCH....TAMMY Sun, 15 Jun 2008 04:19:19 EST Hi from CA Hi everyone - I was looking at what sp had to say about HFCS and discovered there was actually a sparkteam devoted to the subject. I am so excited!!! I've been HFCS free for about 3 weeks and haven't binged at all during this time. Congratulations to all of us label readers. <em>41</em> Thu, 12 Jun 2008 01:44:03 EST Other names for HFCS? I'm new here too, and I was reading the "other sugars" thread, and I was wondering about other names that HFCS might go by to make it not look like HFCS. For instance, I was reading the label of the mayo jar and it said corn syrup solids (or something like that) I'm guessing it's the same thing, more or less. Are there any other "buzzwords" to look out for when label reading? Fri, 6 Jun 2008 18:31:08 EST Bulls Eye BBQ Sauce <link><BR>brands/ProductSpecific.htm?option=prod<BR>uct&id=776 </link> <BR> <BR> A very happy and surprising find at the store. No HFCS in the Bull's Eye brand BBQ sauce. It still has sugar but I'll take it! I LOVE BBQ sauce!! Fri, 23 May 2008 10:04:10 EST One step back, trying to move on After over 6 months without Pepsi or any other kind of soda, I "slipped" today and had a grape soda. All those months of semi-clean living, and I was doing so well! The good thing about it is that the soda tasted so bad. Afterwards there was this kind of burning sensation in my throat and an aftertaste to it. Going to try to make this my only soda this year. Back to the juices and water tomorrow! <BR> <BR> Jae Mon, 19 May 2008 23:01:26 EST New too! Hello Everyone! I am a 27 yo female from Maryland, right outside D.C. I am not striving to be 100% HFCS free (I am too realistic about myself for that), but I am trying to cut it out of my diet where I can. I work as an occupational therapist and spend lots of time dancing for fun! <BR> <BR> As I have reduced the amount I intake, I am not as hungry and do not have as many cravings. <BR> <BR> Most importantly, I am trying to lose weight for myself, so I am comfier in my own skin. Wed, 14 May 2008 13:34:38 EST Meijer Brand Meijer stores are located in MI, IL, IN, OH & KY. <BR> <BR> A lot of their products do not contain HFCS. Unfortunely some still do. <BR> <BR> Their Meijer Gold chipotle BBQ sauce does NOT have HFCS. It's the only brand I've found that doesn't contain it. Also their canned tomatoes are good and their endless fruit jelly. Tue, 13 May 2008 09:22:13 EST Allergic to HFCS My daughter is allergic to HFCS. It is not a life threatening allergic reaction, but her skin becomes very itchy which causes her eczema to flair up. Is there anyone else out there in a similar situation? Mon, 12 May 2008 12:42:52 EST New Book Out I discovered a new book out recently <BR> <BR> The Sugar Fix, Dr. Richard Johnson with Timothy Gower (Rodale Books) <BR> <BR> The plan: Johnson offers a plan to dramatically cut back on high-fructose corn syrup, a standard ingredient in many foods. He links this sweetener to the obesity epidemic and says that reducing consumption will lead to weight loss and better overall health. <BR> <BR> I haven't read it yet, but it seemed to fit perfectly with what this team is about. By the way, has... Mon, 12 May 2008 09:41:04 EST Hello from Michigan I'm so happy we have an anti-HFCS team! I try to avoid the stuff like the plague, but sometimes when I go out to eat or to mom's it's unavoidable. <BR> <BR> Hello to all! OLDTOWNGYM Mon, 12 May 2008 08:27:21 EST WOW! a Belated Welcome Everyone! WOW! There are people here! I started this group a while back with no response. Then I got busy, with work and Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure (I even have a Spark Team if you are intrested in being a virtual walker/or sleeping in) <BR> <BR> Anyway... WOW! Great to see I am not the ONLY one trying to avoid this nasty stuff that I believe is the reason why America is SO fat! I'm tired of it. <BR> <BR> Sun, 11 May 2008 23:30:06 EST How was your day? Yesterday was a little rough, but I got through it with a little support from my friends. <BR> Today I feel much better. <em>30</em> <BR> I'm doing pretty good at cutting out the HFCS! I'm down to where the only HFCS I haven't cut out is in 1/2 of my apple juice. I'm mixing AJ from concentrate 50:50 with unfiltered organic AJ, and that's only to try and save a little money... <BR> But, I figure that if I quit smoking, I can afford to go 100% organic. <em>270</em> <BR> Now that's ... Fri, 9 May 2008 15:18:34 EST Another Website I haven't had a chance to really check this site out yet, but I was reading an article in the May 19 issue of First magazine and it talked HFCS and this woman who lost 65 lbs when she gave it up. She wrote a book about it and also has this website: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 9 May 2008 14:18:29 EST Hey Everyone Hey everyone! My name is Twana. I was invited here by my friend Annie!! Thank you Annie! I have some questions. I have never eliminated HFCS from my eating plans. So could someone just give me an Idea of what foods contain this. I know soda have it. Sorry dont mean to sound so dumb.... <BR> <BR> I eat alot of sugar sometime and I know It is not healthy for me. So I think I was invited here for a reason by My Higher Power! Sorry I am the type of person who thinks everything happens for a reas... Thu, 8 May 2008 22:08:24 EST Just a "FYI" here... For those who may be unfamiliar with "Teams", when you see a (3/9) after a "Forum", that means that you need to "click" there to see all nine of the topics posted. <BR> I copied a few recipes I'd already posted on the mb over to the Living HFCS Free forum. If you missed them, that's where they are. <BR> From now on, I'll be entering my recipes so they'll be under the Blog/Recipe Forum. <BR> Peace and Healthy Eating to all, <BR> Anne Thu, 8 May 2008 16:03:45 EST What about other sugars? I saw someone mention that they were trying to find HFCS-free yogurt and only found the organic. I've been eating Breyer's which doesn't have HFCS, but does contain aspartame. <BR> <BR> Should I be avoiding aspartame too? <BR> <BR> I could probably go with just the Greek yogurt which I believe is HFCS-free. <BR> <BR> But are there other words we should be avoiding when looking at our ingredients lists? Thu, 8 May 2008 11:57:00 EST Another newbie from Michigan Hello! <BR> <BR> I am learning to "eat clean!" and learning even more about hfcs. I am astonished to discover that hfcs is in a lot of the foods that I enjoy, thought were healthy, and thought I was doing my body a favor but in reality I was working against myself. I'm learning like everyone else and want to pass these good habits onto my own children. Thu, 8 May 2008 11:51:50 EST Newbie here from Michigan I am Rosie and I am new here. My Daughter and I have just started to cut out HFCS after she read that it is not good for us and I did that once a long time ago, but, evidently I got off from that track and I want to start back on and this site looked like a good one to join. Wed, 7 May 2008 20:53:51 EST soda question Is there any soda out there without HFCS in it? Wed, 7 May 2008 06:15:59 EST Greetings! I saw on a HFCS thread that there was a SparkGroup and I just had to join! <BR> <BR> I'm trying to ban HFCS from my family's life for a variety of reasons. Mostly health but also political-ish. <BR> <BR> I can't wait to jump in a read all the info y'all have learned! Tue, 6 May 2008 19:54:20 EST website found While sub-teaching today I had time to surf the net....I receive a newsletter from a website called "The Hillbilly Housewife". I have to be honest up until today I just gave it a quick run through but while on the site i found that she actually has many homemade mix recipes that can be used in place of foods that have HFCS. I am definitely checking this out a little more seriously than before <BR> Tue, 6 May 2008 10:47:28 EST What Products are made without HFCS? Thought this would be a good place for people to list products they know are safe and made without HFCS and other artificial sweeteners. <BR> <BR> I have just recently bought some Kashi cereal at WalMart after reading about it somewhere else. My husband wasn't sure about it at first but once he tasted it, he was sold. <BR> <BR> What other products can you folks tell us about so we know what to look for when we go shopping? <BR> <BR> Carol :) Tue, 6 May 2008 02:01:44 EST Herby Vegetable Crackers (recipe) Herby Vegetable Crackers <BR> <BR> 2 cups flour <BR> 2 tsp mixed herbs: parsley, chives, oregano, savory, thyme, tarragon <BR> 1/4 cup Dried Celery (page 25) <BR> 1/4 cup Dried Onion (page 25) <BR> 1/4 cup sugar <BR> 1 tsp salt <BR> 1/2 tsp baking soda <BR> 1/4 cup shortening <BR> 1 tbsp oil <BR> 3/4 cup warm water <BR> <BR> 1. Combine all ingredients except the warm water in a large bowl, stirring the dry ingredients together first. Slowly add the water, stirring well. <BR> <BR> 2. Con... Mon, 5 May 2008 23:45:21 EST Taco Seasoning Mix (recipe) Here's another homemade recipe for one of those packets I see called for frequently: <BR> <BR> Taco Seasoning Mix <BR> <BR> 1 cup minced onions <BR> 1/3 cup chili powder <BR> 2 - 3 tbsp cumin (depending on taste) <BR> 4 tsp crushed red pepper <BR> 1 tbsp oregano <BR> 4 tsp garlic powder <BR> 2 tsp onion powder <BR> <BR> Combine all ingredients. Store in a cool, dry place. <BR> <BR> Use about 1 tbsp or so per 1 pound ground meat, chicken or beans. Use more if you like the extra flavor. <BR... Mon, 5 May 2008 23:02:55 EST Onion Soup Mix (recipe) Here is another handy recipe for those trying to avoid the artificial ingredients in some of those seasoning packets that I keep seeing in recipes. <BR> <BR> Onion Soup Mix <BR> <BR> 1/4 cup dry onion flakes <BR> 2 tbsp instant beef bouillon <BR> 1/2 tsp onion powder <BR> <BR> Mix ingredients. This will equal the contents of one envelope, and can be used in any recipe. <BR> <BR> No more need to buy Lipton Onion Soup Mix! <BR> <BR> PS: I would imagine that organic bouillon (to avoid stuff... Mon, 5 May 2008 23:01:45 EST Homemade Ketchup (recipe) HOMEMADE TOMATO CATSUP <BR> <BR> This catsup is thick and rich, just like the kind in the store. The good news here, however, is that you never run out if you freeze the extra. If you like your catsup in a squeeze or pump container, consider something unusual to hold your condiments - maybe a clean soap dispenser or hand lotion container - as long as you label it clearly, and as long as you know your family has a sense of humor. <BR> <BR> 4 pounds tomatoes <BR> 1 large onion chopped <BR> 1 ... Mon, 5 May 2008 23:00:33 EST Classic French Salad Dressing Classic French Salad Dressing <BR> <BR> The ingredients in this dressing can be varied, of course, to suit your tastes. Many people would prefer more mustard, for example. I recommend using only the best extra-virgin olive oil for the lightest taste. <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup olive oil <BR> 1 tbsp red or white wine vinegar <BR> 1/2 tsp dry mustard <BR> 1/2 tsp sugar <BR> 1/2 tsp salt <BR> 1/4 tsp pepper <BR> 1/2 tsp parsley <BR> 1/2 tsp basil <BR> <BR> Place oil, vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt and ... Mon, 5 May 2008 22:59:49 EST Homemade Mayonnaise (recipe) "Fresh Mayonnaise" <BR> <BR> There is a bit of a knack required when making your own mayonnaise, but learning the technique is not that hard - it only requires patience - and you will be well rewarded for your time. Just follow the directions carefully, especially Steps 2 and 4, which direct you to add the oil to your egg mixture slowly, literally one drop at a time. <BR> The safest procedure to follow if you are a first-time mayonnaise maker is to use a blender rather than trying to keep up... Mon, 5 May 2008 22:57:46 EST Basic Chocolate Sauce (recipe) Basic Chocolate Sauce <BR> <BR> This basic sauce can be varied in hundreds of ways, depending on your audience and on the fancy ingredients you have on hand. Once you have developed your own chocolate specialties (see Variations, for some ideas to start you off), package your special sauce in small, pretty jars and add them to some of the Gift Baskets described in Chapter 12. <BR> <BR> 2 oz semisweet baking chocolate <BR> 2 tbsp butter <BR> 1/2 cup boiling water <BR> 1 1/2 cups sugar <BR> D... Mon, 5 May 2008 22:55:00 EST Hey there I am just a frustrated mom who as a 16 year old daughter who is unbelievable allergic to corn and any bi-product of corn especially corn syrup....this past weekend we spent most of it trying to undue the damage of corn syrup that we didn't catch in a food. She's a sweet adorable girl (not biased or anything) but is having a rough time of it especially since a majority of the convenience foods found have to be eliminated from her diet. I will be making ketchup and the such for her from scrat... Mon, 5 May 2008 19:23:13 EST Howdy from Texas AnnieOnTheFly told me about this new thread so I wanted to come in and be a part of it and learn from others and share some of my experiences as time goes on. <BR> <BR> I'm originally from OH but moved to TX when I married my wonderful husband in 2003. We presently live in Garland and I'm 60 years old. <BR> <BR> I have Post Polio Syndrome, fibromyalgia, suffered with Epstein Barr Virus for a very lonnnnnng, miserable 5 years (87 to 92) which I learned later was caused by food allergies... Fri, 2 May 2008 17:38:52 EST Hi! I'm new I'm new to the group. A coworker of mine has been on a no HFCS for quite a while and swears by it. She has preached the "evils" of HFCS so long that I figured I might as well give it a try. I was shocked at how much food it shows up in. So far, I've been able to eliminate it for the most part. I'm struggling trying to find a brand of saltine cracker and something similar to Stove Top that doesn't contain HFCS. Any suggestions? Tue, 29 Apr 2008 19:49:53 EST Why HFCS is your worst enemy! <link><BR>fructose-corn-syrup-is-your-worst-enem<BR>y.htm </link> Fri, 21 Mar 2008 16:25:34 EST