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Sugar Substitutes - Debbie - NH
Let's talk sugar substitutes, because I am sure that there are many people who eat/drink a lot of sugar free foods. Personally I still miss sugar. It is somewhat addictive, like alcohol for some people. What are the sugar alternatives and what are their effects on the body?

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Timothy Long -   [timothylong@longnaturalhealth.com]
A very big question. Try Stevia, it is very sweet, comes in a liquid form and in a white powder. It has no negative effects on your sugar levels. Everyone has different reactions to different sugars, so we need to be careful. Overall, everyone would do well to cut down all sugars in their diet, including the many so called natural sugars which are very abused. Recent research says that fructose is not the healthy sugar that many say it is, in fact it may be worse than plain old white sugar. There is so much more to say, hopefully others will join the discussion. When using sugar, choose pure sugar cane, or the dried juice of sugar cane.

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Kriss - 
I do believe that when I eliminated sugar from my diet that it solved many problems. Sugar is an intensely addictive substance..it is a set up to overeating due to the way it plummets your blood sugar level..it will always leave you craving more! When I cut sugar out, I lost weight rapidly..sugar has no nutritional value..we have no use for it. If I need to sweeten something, or if I am in a period of craving..I use stevia to sweeten my tea..to bake with..and sometimes I will use pure maple syrup in small amounts..or I eat fresh fruit. ...the longer I stay away from sugar the better I feel. Is there any need of the body for sugar?

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Timothy Long -   [timothylong@longnaturalhealth.com]
Yes and No. A large percentage of the food we eat breaks down to glucose. Our brain, muscles, etc. need glucose. It gives us energy. The problem is that white sugar, and sugar substitutes overwhelm our bodies with forms of sugar that are harmful and stressful to the body. They end up taking more from us then they give. It is much healthier to eat complex carbohydates in moderation along with healthy proteins, fats, vegetables, etc. and allow our bodies to create its own glucose/sugar. There are a lot of books out there for people that want to understand all this better. As a naturopath, working with clients everyday, I just know that when people stop eating sugar and junk foods, and instead eat whole natural foods, their weight goes down or normalizes, and they become stronger and more full of vitality and beauty. Kriss is a perfect example of this. Kriss, please tell everyone more about what you did to regain your health. Didn't you have some real serious health problems? And also real important in your case, like many others, was the role digestive enzymes played to help you break down your food correctly, so that you could get glucose from your food and not crave junk sugar anymore.

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Vicki - 
Hi, I just found this web site and I find it very interesting. I think it might just be real helpful for me. Question: As a sugar substitute, how do you rate Splenda (sucralose). I have heard alot of good things about it, like it passes through the body without being recognized as a sugar. Is this true and your opinion on it. Thanks Vicki

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Timothy Long -   [timothylong@longnaturalhealth.com]
Stick with natural foods. Try stevia for a sweetener, it is made from a plant. And use natural sugar cane or sugar cane juice in moderation.

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Kathy - 
Hello. Go to allhealthnet.com. It is a health and medical search engine. Look up the keywords "sugar substitute" you should find some information there. I would stay away from the sugar substitute "aspartame" though. You can look that up as well and decide for yourselves. Good luck. Let me know if the info is useful. 

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Abby - 
I have been on insulin since August, 1951 -- what is NOW viewed as the virtual Dark Ages of Diabetic Care. I spent DECADES on saccharin, then the only available artificial sweetener. In 1984 a Research Diabetologist at The Rockefeller University in New York (a major hotbed of Nobel Prize-winning medics & scientists in the US) told me NEVER -- that's right! NOT EVER -- to use artificial sweeteners. She said they insult the liver so much that the impact on the body is far worse that anything white sugar could do. Splenda is the sweetener equivalent of olestra, the nasty artificial fat used in "fat free" potato chips, etc. I have no hard facts on it but I do know that around here the reps of the manufacturer are giving free exercise classes to geriatrics & then getting them to eat this stuff. I am very suspicious of ANYTHING (other than reverse osmosis water) which passes through the body without being metabolized (yes, even fat is metabolized but very, very slowly) AND which the manufacturer is giving away. The assorted rates by which carbohydrates are metabolized & absorbed by the body is referred to as The Glycemic Index in the diabetic literature. Essentially, the more swiftly a carbohydrate is metabolized, the more swiftly it effects the blood glucose level (thus, in non-diabetics, the production of insulin) and the HIGHER a Glycemic Index the carbohydrate has. For more info on the index itself, try: http://www.mendoza.com/gi.htm & its links. For examples of G.I. Lists, try: http://www.mendoza.com/gilists.htm. Mendoza is a guy named Rick Mendoza, who is himself diabetic. His sites have GOBS of thoroughly researched & accurate scientific information. He also works with the AMA, the AD(diabetes)A & the US Gov, though his sites are remarkably light on propaga

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Sharon - Oh.  
I would like to recommend that everyone take a few minutes to visit the following website. It pertains to aspartame in particular, but also touches on other artificial sweetners. www.dorway.com

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Linda - California 
The mendosa site has a lot of great information that is not commercial. The correct links are: http://www.mendoza.com/gi.htm

Re:Sugar Substitutes - linda - California 
Oops. Here is the correct URL. Mendosa with an s: http://www.mendosa.com/gi.htm

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Rex - TN  
Has anyone heard about Xylitol? If not, you can go through www.google.com to find many various websites that talk about it. Xylitol is 5 carbon sugar that can be extracted from birch bark, corn cobs and other areas. It is very safe for you on 3 levels...1) Xylitol's glycemic index number is 7, so it is safe for diabetics...2) The Pentose Phosphate Shunt (sp?) produces roughly 10 grams a day during the metabolic process in the liver...3) you find that xylose is in many of the fruits and vegatables that you eat on a daily basis already. I could go on and on to tell you all I know about this sugar, but the best way for you to really learn and possibly believe as well, is to research it more.

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Patsyjane - Montana 
How and where can you obtain Stevia???

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Connie - New York City 
No! Splenda (Sucralose) is very bad, according to what I've read. Recent medical reports and FDA approval testing indicate potential toxicity. Pre-approval research showed that sucralose caused shrunken thymus glands (up to 40% shrinkage) and enlarged liver and kidneys. “While it is unlikely that sucralose is as toxic as the poisoning people are experiencing from Monsanato's aspartame, it is clear from the hazards seen in pre-approval research and from its chemical structure that years or decades of use may contribute to serious chronic immunological or neurological disorders.” (From The Sucralose Toxicity Information Center on the Web.)

Re:Sugar Substitutes - peppermint_pisces - VT
I agree with you... sugar is a great friend to some. For the healthy, illness free individual, a little sugar now and then is no sweat. Sugar substitutes can be problematic for SOME... but not most. If you are talking about a spoon or two in your morning coffee, I say go for it. If you're talking about guzzling three Pixie Sticks after lunch every day... I say, think about it. As a chemist, it's often difficult to believe the myths people are willing to accept about certain molecules. Sugar, for the average joe, is a nice treat. If you are that person, enjoy!

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Renee - IN  
Help!!I have been put in a very difficult place. I have to completely cut sugar out of my diet due to health problems. I cannot have aritificial sweetners. I also have to cut out most of the natural sugars as well. What do I do? I know there is sugar in just about every product know to man (in the supermarket). I don't have any idea how to proceed. I would appreciate any help you could give me. Thanks!

Re:Sugar Substitutes - margaret - ohio  
I want to make angel wing pastries. What can I use as a powdered sugar substitute.

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Mark - Montreal
Has anyone heard of Whey Low granular sugar? Supposedly it is a substitute for regular sugar. Anyone with any information or comments on this product would be very useful and helpful.

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Dianne - UT  
Xylitol has been found to reduce plaque by 80% and is especially safe for diabetics because it is only 7 on the glycemic index. What that means is that it is broken down slowly and goes through the digestic system slowly thus keeping your blood sugar stable. There is a company in Orem Utah that makes a product called Xlear. It is a combination of xylitol and distilled water. It sells at the pharmacy (in a spray bottle) for 12.00. It is capable of killing strep and other bacteria in the nose and sinus cavities thus stopping colds and sinus infections. I put xylitol and distilled water in a spray bottle and make my own for about 12 cents. Xylitol is close to being a miracle. Study it on the internet and be prepared to be amazed.

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Pam -  
My mother recently brought over the sugar substitute , Xylitol, we started putting it in the Kool-aid. Almost immediatley our whole household became sick , stomach upset, diarrhea.it has been almost a week since we have stopped using it , but my husband is still violently ill. He has lost 20 pounds, vomitting and diarrhea.He cannot keep anything in , emetrol included. He went to the doctors and he is supposed to call with the test results on monday, to see if there is a another possible cause. Has anyone heard of possible xylitol poisoning or over load?

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Ruth - Fl 
I get an MSG type reaction to both Xylitol and Stevia. They are both used as flavor enhancers, which should tell you something. As with MSG the reaction is dose related. Just quit using them. As with MSG,aspartame & other excitotoxins, not everyone will be overtly affected the same way. I think it is fair to assume that if MSG & Aspartame have been shown to cause various bodily damage, that it is only a matter of time before that same can be said for both Stevia and Xylitol. Their balloon can only crash as users get to report the bad effects.

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Steven - Renton, Washington 
Dear sirs, Are maple syrup, and honey, okay in moderation for diabetics. Sincerely, Steven Rittenhouse

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Timothy Long -   [timothylong@longnaturalhealth.com]
Better than white sugar, but still strong sugars. Use stevia as a natural herbal sweetner. It tastes very sweet but has no negative effect on your blood sugar. There are different forms that react to foods in different ways. Experiment with them. I highly suggest using Thera-Zyme Pan when you have any kind of sugar problem. It will help break down the sugars and carbs in your diet and help strengthen your pancreas. It is also important to use probiotics. See all our sugar intolerance and diabetes support products here.

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Jenny - Alabama  
I really like splenda has any one tried it I have found it in more and more products lately

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Mia - NYC
What can you tell me about Birch sugar? What is the glycemic index? Thanks

Re:Sugar Substitutes - - 
There is a company called Nutballz, www.nutballz.com, that sells Pseudo Sweet, which is Xylitol. They do mention that it can have a laxative effect in sensitive individuals which may explain why Pam's husband became ill. Another possibility may just have been an allergy type reaction. However, it would have only lasted for a short term until it was out of the body. But the bowel can become irritated and takes time and effort to get it back into balance. Even regular cane sugar in concentrated amounts can cause diarrhea or other bowel disturbances. Thats why doctors tell you to drink Pedialyte instead of soda when ill. Its better to use fruits or Stevia to sweeten foods. You don't have to use as much as sugar. Even honey is better than refined sugars because it takes longer to metabolize.

Re:Sugar Substitutes - sanjay - 206-D,Ranjit Avenue,Amritsar 
i am interested in buying stevia powder can u supply me some addresses.

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Timothy Long - timothylong@longnaturalhealth.com
Splenda is highly toxic. Use natural Stevia for a safe herbal sugar that everyone can use that has no negative sugar effects.

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Timothy Long -   [timothylong@longnaturalhealth.com]
I have added a new product to my catalog that is perfect for Diabetes II and all people with any level of sugar problems. It is called Glucobiotic Supreme and is made by Atrium. I have heard great things about this product, have researched it and I am very excited to now be able to offer it to anyone with Diabetes, hypoglycemia or sugar control problems. In addition to this product, I highly recommend using Thera-Zyme Pan (can also try Premier Digestase-SP) with your meals to break down sugars and carbs in your diet. You also would be wise to use a few bottles of Thera-Zyme SmI to build a good flora base in your system. Then use a probiotic often, see DelPro or Premier Probiotic Caps. This helps a lot with sugar digestion and blood sugar control. For more information see my online store or call us at 1-888-337-0511.  

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Jeanette -   
How do i stop cravings with chocolate.I work out every day for an hour and a half but around 3 i crave chocolate.

Re:Sugar Substitutes - emily - ohio 
does stevia sugar substitute give you gas?

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Martha - Washington 
I am 57 and have been getting gas every afternoon from 3 till 8 or so. I eat very healthily, but could sugar be causing this? I have eleminated so many foods, but the problem still persists. I think even stevia causes problems. Any suggestions.

Re:Sugar Substitutes - Sara D. - New Jersey 
I need to do a Research Paper and Natural Sugars-Effects on the body is one of my topics. None of the information hear is what I need. I just need to know "What effects natural sugar has on the body." Please help me this is due tomorrow.

Re:Sugar Substitutes - kejohnae - new yok 
how u doing

Re:Sugar Substitutes - LynnRG - Portland, OR  
I've had great success with Agave Nectar and Brown Rice Syrup-both recommended to me by a homeopath and nutritionist while I was in treatment for Breast Cancer and trying to "eat healthy". My blood sugar has gone from a high of 110 to 88 in the last year. I use agave in my cereal, tea, etc and both products in cooking. You can find recipes online, but it's fairly easy to convert a lot of recipes. I still have some sugar now and then, but I've really come to prefer the taste of these products over sugar - maybe because I know I'm being good to myself. I also use Stevia, but not as much as the other two. Both Brown Rice Syrup and Agave Nectar are very low-glycemic, just a step up from Stevia, but they don't have the sometime bitter after-taste of stevia. I wouln't go near Splenda- as a matter of principle if the government says it's safe for me, I'm suspicious...

Re:Sugar Substitutes - TOLAODULATE - NIGERIA  
Can i eat pure sugar cane as a substitute to sugar. Times i crave for sugar , softdrinks....

Re:Sugar Substitutes - sarah d - Yorkshire, UK  
I also have used Agave Nectar and found it great. For people suffering with sugar cravings, I have been recommended L-Glutamine.

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Sugar Substitutes Debbie - NH
Let's talk sugar substitutes, because I am sure that there are many people who eat/drink a lot of sugar free foods. Personally I still miss sugar. It is somewhat addictive, like alcohol for some people. What are the sugar alternatives and what are their effects on the body?


 Re:Sugar Substitutes Timothy Long -   [timothylong@longnaturalhealth.com]
A very big question. Try Stevia, it is very sweet, comes in a liquid form and in a white powder. It has no negative effects on your sugar levels. Everyone has different reactions to different sugars, so we need to be careful. Overall, everyone would do well to cut down all sugars in their diet, including the many so called natural sugars which are very abused. Recent research says that fructose is not the healthy sugar that many say it is, in fact it may be worse than plain old white sugar. There is so much more to say, hopefully others will join the discussion. When using sugar, choose pure sugar cane, or the dried juice of sugar cane.


Re:Sugar Substitutes Kriss - 
I do believe that when I eliminated sugar from my diet that it solved many problems. Sugar is an intensely addictive substance..it is a set up to overeating due to the way it plummets your blood sugar level..it will always leave you craving more! When I cut sugar out, I lost weight rapidly..sugar has no nutritional value..we have no use for it. If I need to sweeten something, or if I am in a period of craving..I use stevia to sweeten my tea..to bake with..and sometimes I will use pure maple syrup in small amounts..or I eat fresh fruit. ...the longer I stay away from sugar the better I feel. Is there any need of the body for sugar?


Re:Sugar Substitutes Timothy Long -   [timothylong@longnaturalhealth.com]
Yes and No. A large percentage of the food we eat breaks down to glucose. Our brain, muscles, etc. need glucose. It gives us energy. The problem is that white sugar, and sugar substitutes overwhelm our bodies with forms of sugar that are harmful and stressful to the body. They end up taking more from us then they give. It is much healthier to eat complex carbohydates in moderation along with healthy proteins, fats, vegetables, etc. and allow our bodies to create its own glucose/sugar. There are a lot of books out there for people that want to understand all this better. As a naturopath, working with clients everyday, I just know that when people stop eating sugar and junk foods, and instead eat whole natural foods, their weight goes down or normalizes, and they become stronger and more full of vitality and beauty. Kriss is a perfect example of this. Kriss, please tell everyone more about what you did to regain your health. Didn't you have some real serious health problems? And also real important in your case, like many others, was the role digestive enzymes played to help you break down your food correctly, so that you could get glucose from your food and not crave junk sugar anymore.


Re:Sugar Substitutes Vicki - 
Hi, I just found this web site and I find it very interesting. I think it might just be real helpful for me. Question: As a sugar substitute, how do you rate Splenda (sucralose). I have heard alot of good things about it, like it passes through the body without being recognized as a sugar. Is this true and your opinion on it. Thanks Vicki


 Re:Sugar Substitutes Timothy Long -   [timothylong@longnaturalhealth.com]
Stick with natural foods. Try stevia for a sweetener, it is made from a plant. And use natural sugar cane or sugar cane juice in moderation.


Re:Sugar Substitutes Kathy - 
Hello. Go to allhealthnet.com. It is a health and medical search engine. Look up the keywords "sugar substitute" you should find some information there. I would stay away from the sugar substitute "aspartame" though. You can look that up as well and decide for yourselves. Good luck. Let me know if the info is useful. 


 Re:Sugar Substitutes Abby - 
I have been on insulin since August, 1951 -- what is NOW viewed as the virtual Dark Ages of Diabetic Care. I spent DECADES on saccharin, then the only available artificial sweetener. In 1984 a Research Diabetologist at The Rockefeller University in New York (a major hotbed of Nobel Prize-winning medics & scientists in the US) told me NEVER -- that's right! NOT EVER -- to use artificial sweeteners. She said they insult the liver so much that the impact on the body is far worse that anything white sugar could do. Splenda is the sweetener equivalent of olestra, the nasty artificial fat used in "fat free" potato chips, etc. I have no hard facts on it but I do know that around here the reps of the manufacturer are giving free exercise classes to geriatrics & then getting them to eat this stuff. I am very suspicious of ANYTHING (other than reverse osmosis water) which passes through the body without being metabolized (yes, even fat is metabolized but very, very slowly) AND which the manufacturer is giving away. The assorted rates by which carbohydrates are metabolized & absorbed by the body is referred to as The Glycemic Index in the diabetic literature. Essentially, the more swiftly a carbohydrate is metabolized, the more swiftly it effects the blood glucose level (thus, in non-diabetics, the production of insulin) and the HIGHER a Glycemic Index the carbohydrate has. For more info on the index itself, try:http://www.mendoza.com/gi.htm & its links. For examples of G.I. Lists, try:http://www.mendoza.com/gilists.htm. Mendoza is a guy named Rick Mendoza, who is himself diabetic. His sites have GOBS of thoroughly researched & accurate scientific information. He also works with the AMA, the AD(diabetes)A & the US Gov, though his sites are remarkably light on propaga


Re:Sugar Substitutes Sharon - Oh.  
I would like to recommend that everyone take a few minutes to visit the following website. It pertains to aspartame in particular, but also touches on other artificial sweetners. www.dorway.com


 Re:Sugar Substitutes Linda - California 
The mendosa site has a lot of great information that is not commercial. The correct links are: http://www.mendoza.com/gi.htm


 Re:Sugar Substitutes linda - California 
Oops. Here is the correct URL. Mendosa with an s:http://www.mendosa.com/gi.htm


Re:Sugar Substitutes Rex - TN  
Has anyone heard about Xylitol? If not, you can go through www.google.com to find many various websites that talk about it. Xylitol is 5 carbon sugar that can be extracted from birch bark, corn cobs and other areas. It is very safe for you on 3 levels...1) Xylitol's glycemic index number is 7, so it is safe for diabetics...2) The Pentose Phosphate Shunt (sp?) produces roughly 10 grams a day during the metabolic process in the liver...3) you find that xylose is in many of the fruits and vegatables that you eat on a daily basis already. I could go on and on to tell you all I know about this sugar, but the best way for you to really learn and possibly believe as well, is to research it more.


Re:Sugar Substitutes Patsyjane - Montana 
How and where can you obtain Stevia???


 Re:Sugar Substitutes Connie - New York City 
No! Splenda (Sucralose) is very bad, according to what I've read. Recent medical reports and FDA approval testing indicate potential toxicity. Pre-approval research showed that sucralose caused shrunken thymus glands (up to 40% shrinkage) and enlarged liver and kidneys. “While it is unlikely that sucralose is as toxic as the poisoning people are experiencing from Monsanato's aspartame, it is clear from the hazards seen in pre-approval research and from its chemical structure that years or decades of use may contribute to serious chronic immunological or neurological disorders.” (From The Sucralose Toxicity Information Center on the Web.)


 Re:Sugar Substitutes peppermint_pisces - VT
I agree with you... sugar is a great friend to some. For the healthy, illness free individual, a little sugar now and then is no sweat. Sugar substitutes can be problematic for SOME... but not most. If you are talking about a spoon or two in your morning coffee, I say go for it. If you're talking about guzzling three Pixie Sticks after lunch every day... I say, think about it. As a chemist, it's often difficult to believe the myths people are willing to accept about certain molecules. Sugar, for the average joe, is a nice treat. If you are that person, enjoy!


 Re:Sugar Substitutes Renee - IN  
Help!!I have been put in a very difficult place. I have to completely cut sugar out of my diet due to health problems. I cannot have aritificial sweetners. I also have to cut out most of the natural sugars as well. What do I do? I know there is sugar in just about every product know to man (in the supermarket). I don't have any idea how to proceed. I would appreciate any help you could give me. Thanks!


 Re:Sugar Substitutes margaret - ohio  
I want to make angel wing pastries. What can I use as a powdered sugar substitute.


Re:Sugar Substitutes Mark - Montreal
Has anyone heard of Whey Low granular sugar? Supposedly it is a substitute for regular sugar. Anyone with any information or comments on this product would be very useful and helpful.


Re:Sugar Substitutes Dianne - UT  
Xylitol has been found to reduce plaque by 80% and is especially safe for diabetics because it is only 7 on the glycemic index. What that means is that it is broken down slowly and goes through the digestic system slowly thus keeping your blood sugar stable. There is a company in Orem Utah that makes a product called Xlear. It is a combination of xylitol and distilled water. It sells at the pharmacy (in a spray bottle) for 12.00. It is capable of killing strep and other bacteria in the nose and sinus cavities thus stopping colds and sinus infections. I put xylitol and distilled water in a spray bottle and make my own for about 12 cents. Xylitol is close to being a miracle. Study it on the internet and be prepared to be amazed.


Re:Sugar Substitutes Pam -  
My mother recently brought over the sugar substitute , Xylitol, we started putting it in the Kool-aid. Almost immediatley our whole household became sick , stomach upset, diarrhea.it has been almost a week since we have stopped using it , but my husband is still violently ill. He has lost 20 pounds, vomitting and diarrhea.He cannot keep anything in , emetrol included. He went to the doctors and he is supposed to call with the test results on monday, to see if there is a another possible cause. Has anyone heard of possible xylitol poisoning or over load?


Re:Sugar Substitutes Ruth - Fl 
I get an MSG type reaction to both Xylitol and Stevia. They are both used as flavor enhancers, which should tell you something. As with MSG the reaction is dose related. Just quit using them. As with MSG,aspartame & other excitotoxins, not everyone will be overtly affected the same way. I think it is fair to assume that if MSG & Aspartame have been shown to cause various bodily damage, that it is only a matter of time before that same can be said for both Stevia and Xylitol. Their balloon can only crash as users get to report the bad effects.


 Re:Sugar Substitutes Steven - Renton, Washington 
Dear sirs, Are maple syrup, and honey, okay in moderation for diabetics. Sincerely, Steven Rittenhouse


Re:Sugar Substitutes Timothy Long -   [timothylong@longnaturalhealth.com]
Better than white sugar, but still strong sugars. Use stevia as a natural herbal sweetner. It tastes very sweet but has no negative effect on your blood sugar. There are different forms that react to foods in different ways. Experiment with them. I highly suggest using Thera-Zyme Pan when you have any kind of sugarproblem. It will help break down the sugars and carbs in your diet and help strengthen your pancreas. It is also important to use probiotics. See all our sugarintolerance and diabetes support products here.


 Re:Sugar Substitutes Jenny - Alabama  
I really like splenda has any one tried it I have found it in more and more products lately


 Re:Sugar Substitutes Mia - NYC
What can you tell me about Birch sugar? What is the glycemic index? Thanks


 Re:Sugar Substitutes - - 
There is a company called Nutballz, www.nutballz.com, that sells Pseudo Sweet, which is Xylitol. They do mention that it can have a laxative effect in sensitive individuals which may explain why Pam's husband became ill. Another possibility may just have been an allergy type reaction. However, it would have only lasted for a short term until it was out of the body. But the bowel can become irritated and takes time and effort to get it back into balance. Even regular cane sugar in concentrated amounts can cause diarrhea or other bowel disturbances. Thats why doctors tell you to drink Pedialyte instead of soda when ill. Its better to use fruits or Stevia to sweeten foods. You don't have to use as much as sugar. Even honey is better than refined sugars because it takes longer to metabolize.


 Re:Sugar Substitutes sanjay - 206-D,Ranjit Avenue,Amritsar 
i am interested in buying stevia powder can u supply me some addresses.


 Re:Sugar Substitutes Timothy Long - 

timothylong@longnaturalhealth.com
Splenda is highly toxic. Use natural Stevia for a safe herbal sugar that everyone can use that has no negative sugar effects.


Re:Sugar Substitutes Timothy Long -   [timothylong@longnaturalhealth.com]
I have added a new product to my catalog that is perfect for Diabetes II and all people with any level of sugar problems. It is called Glucobiotic Supreme and is made by Atrium. I have heard great things about this product, have researched it and I am very excited to now be able to offer it to anyone with Diabetes, hypoglycemia or sugar control problems. In addition to this product, I highly recommend using Thera-Zyme Pan (can also try Premier Digestase-SP) with your meals to break down sugars and carbs in your diet. You also would be wise to use a few bottles of Thera-Zyme SmI to build a good flora base in your system. Then use a probiotic often, see DelPro or Premier Probiotic Caps. This helps a lot withsugar digestion and blood sugar control. For more information see my online storeor call us at 1-888-337-0511.  


 Re:Sugar Substitutes Jeanette -   
How do i stop cravings with chocolate.I work out every day for an hour and a half but around 3 i crave chocolate.


 Re:Sugar Substitutes emily - ohio 
does stevia sugar substitute give you gas?


Re:Sugar Substitutes Martha - Washington 
I am 57 and have been getting gas every afternoon from 3 till 8 or so. I eat very healthily, but could sugar be causing this? I have eleminated so many foods, but the problem still persists. I think even stevia causes problems. Any suggestions.


 Re:Sugar Substitutes Sara D. - New Jersey 
I need to do a Research Paper and Natural Sugars-Effects on the body is one of my topics. None of the information hear is what I need. I just need to know "What effects natural sugar has on the body." Please help me this is due tomorrow.


Re:Sugar Substitutes kejohnae - new yok 
how u doing


Re:Sugar Substitutes - LynnRG - Portland, OR  

I've had great success with Agave Nectar and Brown Rice Syrup-both recommended to me by a homeopath and nutritionist while I was in treatment for Breast Cancer and trying to "eat healthy". My blood sugar has gone from a high of 110 to 88 in the last year. I use agave in my cereal, tea, etc and both products in cooking. You can find recipes online, but it's fairly easy to convert a lot of recipes. I still have some sugar now and then, but I've really come to prefer the taste of these products over sugar - maybe because I know I'm being good to myself. I also use Stevia, but not as much as the other two. Both Brown Rice Syrup and Agave Nectar are very low-glycemic, just a step up from Stevia, but they don't have the sometime bitter after-taste of stevia. I wouln't go near Splenda- as a matter of principle if the government says it's safe for me, I'm suspicious...


Re:Sugar Substitutes TOLAODULATE - NIGERIA  
Can i eat pure sugar cane as a substitute to sugar. Times i crave for sugar , softdrinks....


Re:Sugar Substitutes sarah d - Yorkshire, UK  
I also have used Agave Nectar and found it great. For people suffering with sugar cravings, I have been recommended L-Glutamine.