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    xylitol versus Stevia

    I saw the recipe for mug cake and it calls for xylitol. how different is that from Stevia? Can you substitute Stevia instead?

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    You can but it won't be very good.
    My advice is based specifically on the original Simeons Protocol. Grammy's personal protocol:Grammy's Hcg Diet Protocol
    Grammy's author website: ColleenCoble.com

    I am not a medical doctor and my statements are not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any medical condition. Please always check with your doctor for medical questions and assistance. Medical Disclaimer:

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    I am sure you can... But I can tell you once you go xylitol you won't go back I can't stand stevia....so much so that I only drank water my entire cycle. Now that I am on P3 I will use xylitol and then on P4 will move on to Whey Low.

    I think I have seen a recipe floating around using Stevia.

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    Me too! I hate Stevia, and use only Xylitol as a sugar substitute. You can use it in place of sugar anywhere, and the birch type is FAR better than the corn type. Get it at globalsweet.com

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    The awesome thing about the xylitol is NO AFTERTASTE!

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    Great! I am brand new and I love Xylitol; after using stevia for years I don't ever want to go back so I'm glad to hear that it is okay...I thought it was but wasn't positive. I have been using it a few months for my morning tea and now I can't find it in Anchorage. Glad to know where to order it. I love this forum!
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    You can find Xylitol at Natural Pantry and Fred Meyer in the organic section.

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    I tried the mug cake in my first try at P3 (had to go back to injections now back on p3) - and I got so sick. Tried it twice, different days. Someone told me it was probly the xylitol - so now I am scared to try it! Any ideas or anyone else have xylitol make them sick?
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    Thank you Julie! I did find it at Natural Pantry and Fred's both, didn't think to look in the natural section duh! I also ordered from globalsweet.com as DeeGee suggested and it's already here...I like that it is made in the US from hardwood rather than 'internationally' from corn.
    Fitfan, one thing I read about xylitol is that it can have a laxative effect in a large enough dose - so that makes me think that some people new to it may need to slowly introduce it to their systems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fitfanatic View Post
    I tried the mug cake in my first try at P3 (had to go back to injections now back on p3) - and I got so sick. Tried it twice, different days. Someone told me it was probly the xylitol - so now I am scared to try it! Any ideas or anyone else have xylitol make them sick?
    Yep!! Sends me running to bathroom everytime. I've used Kal stevia for years and I don't notice an after taste. Maybe I'm used to it but I can't stand any other brand. I'm thinking if adding zylitol a little at a time, mixed with stevia, to see if I can tolerate it and build up to using it. It didn't take much to affect me the few times I did try it.

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    I've never had any bowel issues with Xylitol, and I have used it in large amounts.

    Corn-derived Xylitol has a 'cold' feel in the mouth - that's how you can tell it's not the birch bark version. Global Sweet sells the birch bark version (http://www.xylitol-brand-comparison.com) and ships very quickly. The price is reasonable - 3 lbs for the price of 2. Three containers lasted me a year before I went on P3. I think now maybe they'll last 6 months.

    Xylitol is antifungal, so it's excellent for candida. It's antibacterial, so you can use it as a nasal or throat wash, also as ear and eye drops. Xylitol reduces cavities and cures ear infections in adults and children. Some studies suggest it has immune enhancement properties.

    I have gotten rid of sinus and ear infections with a solution made from bottled water, sea salt, Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE), Xylitol and garlic. I heard recently that is being used in cancer patients. Each time I have used it with GSE in my nebulizer for a protracted lung infection, and even pneumonia on 2 occasions, the problem was gone within 5 days.

    I love it, and can't recommend it enough!

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    I've been pretty happy with xylitol too! And giant plus: no aftertaste! I wish more things were made of it!

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