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Woman addicted to corn starch


Posted on Monday, 6 June, 2011 | Comment icon 23 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A US TV series exploring strange eating habits investigates a woman addicted to eating corn starch.

Nikki Myles first started to eat the baking ingredient 16 years ago during pregnancy, soon getting through as many as three boxes of it each day and eating it out of the packet with a spoon. "Corn starch is typically used for thickening, baking, but for me, when I buy it, it's strictly for eating it. My mouth always waters for it. it's the best," she says.

"Most people struggle to use a box of corn starch in a month, but one woman's bizarre addiction sees her eat up to 2lb of the thickening agent every day."

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Comment icon #14 Posted by rashore on 7 June, 2011, 16:18
All I could think reading about the corn starch was thank heavens that thickener is temp activated, otherwise I can't imagine how a body could handle it. And sort of a sad lol about the sugar addiction.. Most US folks have an addiction to sugar and/or caffeine to some extent by the time they reach adulthood. Between the two, caffeine is my addiction- Mom didn't allow sugar in the house when we were kids. I can understand not liking some foods... But only liking one food just isn't healthy. It's gross, but I'm not shocked. A lot of people have gotten way out of touch when it comes to food. Some... [More]
Comment icon #15 Posted by emosonic on 8 June, 2011, 8:51
This girl has problems, she should go get some help or something.
Comment icon #16 Posted by torf on 14 June, 2011, 6:51
I agree with the comments about TLC changing. It used to be an informative learning channel. Now just this kind of crap. Exploitive...paying people so they're weakness/illnesses can be filmed for entertainment. Hoarders is another one of the shows I despise. I found my wife watching an episode on a woman who has eaten nothing but cheesey potatos for 20 years. If it wasn't so pathetic it would be hilarious!
Comment icon #17 Posted by mattryan209 on 14 June, 2011, 17:39
I was watching Food Revolution the other night. Jamie was holding up flashcards of where food comes from to high school students. Most of the kids thought butter came from corn. Sausages grew on plants that looked like cattails. Didn't know what almonds were. Thought chocolate came from a literal chocolate lake. Guacamole comes from apples. What the hell? You sure Food Revolution wasn't quizzing a Special Education High School?
Comment icon #18 Posted by rashore on 14 June, 2011, 17:58
What the hell? You sure Food Revolution wasn't quizzing a Special Education High School? Nope, it's a regular school in the L.A. public school system. I'm finding the series pretty interesting. I would love to say I'm shocked by what goes on, but sadly I can't. I know most folks in the U.S. are ignorant about food.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Coelurosauravus on 14 June, 2011, 20:57
I saw some american tv show about a lady who was terrified of balloons once. This remids me of that, for some reason. Anyway, I feel bad for those people. It can't be easy for them to live like that. I once ate a whole jar of pickles all at once but I didn't suddenly decide to have another three jars! I think there's a line between craving food and having a mental health issue.
Comment icon #20 Posted by danielost on 14 June, 2011, 21:38
i have a hard time swallowing raw meats any kind.
Comment icon #21 Posted by mattryan209 on 15 June, 2011, 7:47
Nope, it's a regular school in the L.A. public school system. I'm finding the series pretty interesting. I would love to say I'm shocked by what goes on, but sadly I can't. I know most folks in the U.S. are ignorant about food. I guess kids education is getting worse and worse because people weren't that dumb when I went to school.I know they knew sausage came from an animal,I mean come on its meat for frickin sakes! Dairy from corn,and what, chocolate from a lake?!- incredulously hilarious-LOL I'm thinking they must have cherry-picked a school known for its horrific education standards,and ge... [More]
Comment icon #22 Posted by rashore on 15 June, 2011, 15:05
I guess kids education is getting worse and worse because people weren't that dumb when I went to school.I know they knew sausage came from an animal,I mean come on its meat for frickin sakes! Dairy from corn,and what, chocolate from a lake?!- incredulously hilarious-LOL I'm thinking they must have cherry-picked a school known for its horrific education standards,and generalized it as a typical American school.I can understand poor geography and history knowledge,but this is pretty darn insane. I don't know if it's cherry picked or not. But the way it's portrayed it's a pretty decent school ot... [More]
Comment icon #23 Posted by kitco on 15 June, 2011, 18:41
I have a Protein Deficancy, ever since I was young. I consume large amounts of sugar, ususally icecream, 4 litres a day. but the thing is I am still healthy weight 6'2" 175lbs and still active and what knot. just an addiction! I like rainbow icecream the best, I have 4 litre tups stacked together from 3 months i think theres like 100 of them. lol


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