- September 17, 2013 at 6:35 pm #110427
I’ve been following the strict diet & protocol for 4 months now. I’ve had stevia a handful of times but not regularly as I’m not fond of the taste. I did have a total of 3 teeny scoops this wkd as I was feeling deprived & wanted something sweet. I ate it twice by mixing it into greek yogurt with cinnamon & cardamom – mock ice cream I suppose.
In any case, I had reactions to it. IBHS (itchy butt hole syndrome) & IVS (itchy vagina syndrome) – these are not technical terms mind you as I’m trying to make lite of this frustrating situation.
On a more serious, has anyone else had reactions to stevia ?
If so what did you do ?
MoSeptember 17, 2013 at 6:38 pm #110428
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6837
Ya Dr. Mcoombs doesn’t recommend it in his popular candida plan because it causes an immune response, your body thinks its sugar and produces mucuous which protects the candida.
The main thing I notice with it is it causes me to crave things after I eat it.
I would try out xylitol as an alternative.
There is also a few different forms of it…the liquid, the stronger powder extract, and the weaker extract with inulin. Additionally you can grow it in your garden and pick off the leaves and use the leaves instead.
-rasterSeptember 17, 2013 at 6:54 pm #110431
Thanks Raster !
You’re super !!!
MoSeptember 17, 2013 at 9:15 pm #110440
VivaMemberTopics: 5Replies: 7
I also react to stevia. If I haven’t had it for months, I get a rash on my forearms. I also get burning when I go to the bathroom. Such rotten luck for us, since it has the capacity to serve as a saving grace ingredient for baked goods.
I was just looking up chicory root and came across an inulin prebiotic that you can use as a sugar substitute. Have you ever heard of this? Just Like Sugar Baking Sweetener — 16 oz. Wondering if this would be another option for us–especially since it’s a prebiotic derived from the infamous chicory root.September 18, 2013 at 3:14 pm #110463
Danny33MemberTopics: 25Replies: 362
I seem to react to almost all of the “Safe” sweeteners. Stevia, Xylitol, Erititol, etc.
Months ago I just said screw it, I don’t need any sweeters at all. I never liked the stevia taste but I do miss the Xylitol and Erythritol.
The drink Zevia (Stevia & Erythritol) tastes great but seemed to contribute to a UTI. Stevia gives me mild respiratory symptoms.
Good luck!September 18, 2013 at 7:40 pm #110467
Thanks for the replies & suggestion !
Good news for me is that I feel much better.
I upped my probiotics & used coconut oil as a salve for my itchy nether regions & worked like a charm. No more yeast & itchiness !
thanks for your support
Keep on keeping on !
MoSeptember 19, 2013 at 12:57 pm #110499
jameskepParticipantTopics: 25Replies: 220
Sweetners in general are not a good idea=cravings/lethargy/lowered insulin. Xylitol not recommended. Xylitol wreaked havoc on my gut and can have a negative affect with the adherence of good bacteria. ALL SWEETNERS CAN TOY WITH INSULIN LEVELS. Some recent research has been done on how aspartame is causing people to gain weight because of how the sweetener can cause lowered insulin levels which then causes cravings.
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