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Old 07-21-2014, 10:07 PM
 
Location: U.K
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I stick to the natural ones like Stevia, Erythritol and hardwood birch Xylitol (non GM) and low GI sugars like Coconut and Fructose as the artificial could be carcinogenic
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Endless Concert
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Yes they all make me feel sick, nutrasweet the worst - very dangerous chemicals I think menthol and formaldehyde in nutrasweet (read this in the first edition book Nutritional Healing) I could be incorrect (names) on those two chemicals, but I don't think so.

Years ago I did research on this due to health and I can't have any chemicals most people should stay away from all artificial everything. Better to just have sugar, in very small amounts.

I never eat or drink "diet" anything. I drink only water, unsweetened tea or juice (diluted way down)

A great book Eight Weeks to Optimum Healing, by Andrew Weil (and all his other books he's a brilliant man)

~Blessings
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:05 AM
 
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I have been told that stevia is used as an artificial sweetener so I naturally avoid it. I can't afford even one more trip to the hospital so I haven't even tried it yet. I don't know what affect it would have then. If anyone with this issue has tried it, please let us know what happened please? As to the other question, it is usually the flavored ones that contain artificial sweeteners and this goes for almost all brands. The ones labeled as natural or organic tend to be fine. If I need lipbalm I always use Carmex. I have never had a problem with their products and they work great. Living in a dry climate it has been a blessing that I found it. I just read the article. WOW! Lupus was one of the things that I was tested for. I didn't know that this is possibly why. But not even one of them even thought to ask how much sugar-free items I used.
Hi my family though I was just crazy and other names behind my back because of my allergies but they were not the ones suffering for consuming what my body didn't like. I bought some lemonade (soda) and merrily drank loads on a hot summers afternoon, then wham... my gut felt like it was trying to curl up and die, the cramps and nausea where horrendous... I couldn't understand it. I had only had this affect when consuming artificial sweeteners but the lemonade I was drinking did not say it was diet, in fact I had been very careful not to buy bottles of any that were labelled diet. However on reading the ingredients ... there it was.. aspartame... the worst one to effect me... I have since read ingredients not front labels since... I agree... who the **** gave anyone the right to put diet products in non-diet foods and beverages? I cannot use any other sweeteners except Xylitol and Guava nectar syrup all others cause me horrendous problems. I tried Stevia but as a person who deals with herbs lots... I found its herby flavor and not so sweet taste annoying... it also didn't sit right with me but could be because I don't want it too.
I am looking into finding cola syrup that is xylitol sweetened or completely unsweetened so I can make my own but the word syrup defies no sugar or sugar substitute... Will read in again and see if anyone (particularly in UK) come up with soe alternatives that have little or no calories but taste like the best cola... Still searching
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:22 AM
 
Location: stuck in the woods with bears and moose
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Can you not get stevia in the UK? There's one brand called Truvia that doesn't have any other junk in it. Xylitol makes me sick. I've never tried any of the other fake sweeteners and never will, ever.

Don't drink soda. It has worse things in it that artificial sweeteners. A really good summer drink is water with ice, lemon juice, stevia, and a little bit of sugar.
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Old 06-28-2015, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Can you not get stevia in the UK? There's one brand called Truvia that doesn't have any other junk in it. Xylitol makes me sick. I've never tried any of the other fake sweeteners and never will, ever.

Don't drink soda. It has worse things in it that artificial sweeteners. A really good summer drink is water with ice, lemon juice, stevia, and a little bit of sugar.
good advice there..
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:12 PM
 
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I get headaches and feel like I've been out drinking too much and feel sick whenever I have sweetener the only one that does not affect me is xylitol I even feel sick when I brush my teeth, if I do not spend the time rinsing out my mouth and brushing with clean water afterwards, as most toothpastes in UK seem to have sweetener. I however feel I might be missing out on some of the protective benefits of the toothpaste. and sweetener free toothpaste is so expensive that I cant afford to use that all the time, and just grin and bear it. starting to get used to feeling nauseous all the time. I already read every label on every food item looking for sweeteners, and avoiding them has helped a bit.
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:26 PM
 
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Hi my family though I was just crazy and other names behind my back because of my allergies but they were not the ones suffering for consuming what my body didn't like. I bought some lemonade (soda) and merrily drank loads on a hot summers afternoon, then wham... my gut felt like it was trying to curl up and die, the cramps and nausea where horrendous... I couldn't understand it. I had only had this affect when consuming artificial sweeteners but the lemonade I was drinking did not say it was diet, in fact I had been very careful not to buy bottles of any that were labelled diet. However on reading the ingredients ... there it was.. aspartame... the worst one to effect me... I have since read ingredients not front labels since... I agree... who the **** gave anyone the right to put diet products in non-diet foods and beverages? I cannot use any other sweeteners except Xylitol and Guava nectar syrup all others cause me horrendous problems. I tried Stevia but as a person who deals with herbs lots... I found its herby flavor and not so sweet taste annoying... it also didn't sit right with me but could be because I don't want it too.
I am looking into finding cola syrup that is xylitol sweetened or completely unsweetened so I can make my own but the word syrup defies no sugar or sugar substitute... Will read in again and see if anyone (particularly in UK) come up with soe alternatives that have little or no calories but taste like the best cola... Still searching





hi, I drink very few fizzy drinks, I tend to go for hi-juice mixes, but watch out, there are diet ones and others that have sweetener in, just be careful to read everything on the list of ingredients.
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Old 01-04-2016, 04:02 AM
 
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Energy drinks that don't contain artificial sweeteners: Amp, Bawls. Almost all gums do contain it.
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Old 01-18-2016, 10:35 PM
 
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Default artificial sweeteners and hives

I know that people think it is strange when I tell them I'm allergic to artificial sweeteners. 25 years ago I had welts from head to toe. I also had such a sore throat that I could hardly swallow and lost my voice. With the help of a really good allergist we found that I was indeed allergic to artificial sweeteners. This was long before there was any information about this problem. Luckily my doctor had heard about this very problem. I had just had my third child and thought I needed to lose weight and started eating and drinking nutra-sweet. I have kept away from it since. a week ago, I had hives again and discovered the 1 Tums I had before bed had an artificial sweetener in it. I lost a day of work because I did not read the label. It is very real.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:23 PM
 
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[quote=artificial sweeteners and;42687492]I know that people think it is strange when I tell them I'm allergic to artificial sweeteners. 25 years ago I had welts from head to toe. I also had such a sore throat that I could hardly swallow and lost my voice. With the help of a really good allergist we found that I was indeed allergic to artificial sweeteners. This was long before there was any information about this problem. Luckily my doctor had heard about this very problem. I had just had my third child and thought I needed to lose weight and started eating and drinking nutra-sweet. I have kept away from it since. a week ago, I had hives again and discovered the 1 Tums I had before bed had an artificial sweetener in it. I lost a day of work because I did not read the label. It is very real.[/QUOTE Oh....I almost took Benadyl for the hives. good thing I didn't. I almost gave myself more artificial sweetener!
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