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raster wrote: Dr. Mccomb’s and my own personal experience. Everytime I eat a food item with stevia in it, I get a mucus response; usually either a cough with some flem or sometimes a runny nose. I don’t get it to anything else I eat on the diet except when I have chicken with paprika on it. According to Dr. Mcoombs, stevia is so sweet that the body thinks of it being like sugar, and when you eat sugar, you get a mucus response. I also sometimes get a mucus response/reaction from smoking, which is very typical as well.
It would be interesting to know if sugar always produced mucus in your body before you knew you had Candida. The infestation has a tendency to dry out the body more than normal, this (and the toxins) is why more water than normal is needed because a dryer body causes lots of problems and mucus is one o f these. So there’s no reason why drinking plenty of water with everything eaten wouldn’t prevent the mucus from being produced just like it prevents dehydration.
Scientifically speaking, the only reason that sugar (or sugar substitutes) may possibly produce mucus is because it can act as a diuretic; this of course means that it may cause the removal of water from the body leading to mild or complete dehydration, of course if enough water isn’t being taken in to account for the loss, then the sugar along with less water can cause mucus secretions.
PS: Sorry, but I’d just as soon you not quote McCombs to me, as I’ve read and listened to his theories in the past, and I’m afraid I can’t hold any stock at all in most of what he has to say.