Natural Sweeteners for Xylitol Feedback

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Diann (Austin, Tx) on 08/26/2010:
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

I am a diabetic formerly on insulin - who stopped insulin and now control my diabetes with diet and exercise. When I was on insulin I could use xylitol and not notice it raising my blood sugar. Now however, it raises my blood sugar a LOT. Even toothpaste or gum with xylitol will raise my blood sugar. This makes me sad - but I fear that it may actually do this to other people too - keep an eye out for this if you are a diabetic (off drugs) it take a couple of hours for my blood sugar to go up - but it does and I try to keep away from it now.

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Steve (West Palm Beach, FL) on 07/13/2009:
5 out of 5 stars

Xylitol gave me noteable relief from my sinus issues.

I made a 10 percent Xylitol and distilled water solution (no saline) and ran it through my nasal pulsator and felt relief within an hour. Now on my second day I still feel better and made a nasal spray using an old empty nasal spray device.

Xylitol is a natural sugar our bodies create 10mg per day of the stuff!!! It is 5 bucks at whole foods for a decent size container.

Don't believe me...research it yourself on the web...it is a food not a chemical...the FDA says it is just about completely safe (of course nothing is safe used improperly)...thge bacteria think it is their food (sugar) but it is sugar alcohol so they can't metabolize it and the bacteria wash out of your sinuses.

Many people on the web say the above and I have finally gotten some relief and I think this is a safe method and I encourage all nasal sinus sufferers to check it out.

I wish I had read this (my own) "blog" a year ago.

I tried it all...5 rounds of antibiotics...MMS...GSE...tomatoe tea...Xylitol seems like I finally have a clue how to get better.
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Bonnie (Sanford, FLorida) on 06/11/2009:
0 out of 5 stars

Well, I have been using xylitol for about a year as my sweetner for coffee and I LOVE it! I decided to make some maple syrup for my children with it and they have been in pain for 3 days now! It is awful stuff for little ones. Their tummies can't handle it. I put the syrup (2cups xylitol and 1 cup water and 1/2 tsp. of maple syrup extract) on their waffles and that was it. I also had to be careful that the dog didn't get any of the dropped food which he loves to eat. It wasn't worth it but I still use it. I also like Agave a whole lot too.
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Viktoria (New York, NY) on 11/08/2008:
5 out of 5 stars

natural sweeteners feedback (xylitol feedback):

i've been using xylitol regularly for the last 2 years. i only use xylitol as a sweetener. i use it in tea, coffee, make pancaked with it, bake with it, you name it. for a former sugar / chocolate junkie it has been something close to a miracle. it has totally cured me of my sugar cravings, my teeth feel super clean throughout the day to a degree that i do not feel the need to brush them because i don't have that feeling of having a dirty coating on them (which occurs every time i consume sweets with sugar).

as for the lady who experienced diarrhea: this occurs sometimes (i did not experience anything of that sort) and goes away after a transition time of around 2 weeks after which the body gets used to the new substance. the body produces tiny amounts of xylitol itself. according to wikipedia (which in my opinion is pretty conservative) xylitol has incredible health benefits. read for yourself: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xylitol

my favorite xylitol meal: 100% pure unsweetened chocolate, melted with almond milk and sweetened with xylitol. perfect as a chocolate sauce over pancakes!

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Christine (River John, Nova Scotia, Canada) on 11/06/2008:
0 out of 5 stars

i was wondering if anyone else experiences a headache after consuming xylitol? i have been using XyloSweet ingredients 100% xylitol. is this some kind of detox or is it possibly an allergy? i would appreciate any feed back. Thanks Christine
REPLY         

Sue (Santa Monica, CA) on 08/26/2008:
0 out of 5 stars

Just a warning about Xylitol. Don't go anywhere (ie the office or on a plane) before you know how much your system can tolerate! I bought xylitol last week and added a heaping teaspoon to my tea. Later in the day, I did another teaspoon. My stomach started to loosen up (ie a few trips to the bathroom), but I didn't pay much attention. I had read the writing on the xylitol bottle which said diarrhea can occur after 25 grams, which was far more than what I was consuming. So early in the night I had another cup of tea with a teaspoon of xylitol. Okay, that was it! 10 minutes after drinking the tea and for the next 4 hours, I kid you not, I was rushing to the bathroom every 5 minutes.. It would have been a disaster if I had been in a public place. Ha ha. If you want a great intestinal cleanser, this may be a remedy for you. Good luck!

P.S. It really does taste like sugar. I will try it again, but maybe just once per day.

REPLY         

Deb (Dallas, USA) on 08/23/2008:
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

I read the information about Stevia, and Xylitol. While I do enjoy using either one, it's important to point out that Xylitol is toxic to pets , and should not be consumed by them in any form.(Table scraps, homemade recipes,etc.) Salt, grapes, raisins, and chocolate are dangerous too. I am greatful for Earth Clinic, and all who are working together to learn more about living life more abundantly through natural healing remedies. Blessings in Abundance to All. God Bless!
EC: Very important to know, thanks Deb.

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Natural Sweeteners for Xylitol Feedback

5 star (2) 
  29%
1 star (2) 
  29%
(3) 
  43%

Diann (Austin, Tx) on 08/26/2010:
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

I am a diabetic formerly on insulin - who stopped insulin and now control my diabetes with diet and exercise. When I was on insulin I could use xylitol and not notice it raising my blood sugar. Now however, it raises my blood sugar a LOT. Even toothpaste or gum with xylitol will raise my blood sugar. This makes me sad - but I fear that it may actually do this to other people too - keep an eye out for this if you are a diabetic (off drugs) it take a couple of hours for my blood sugar to go up - but it does and I try to keep away from it now.

 View Entire Thread

REPLY         

Steve (West Palm Beach, FL) on 07/13/2009:
5 out of 5 stars

Xylitol gave me noteable relief from my sinus issues.

I made a 10 percent Xylitol and distilled water solution (no saline) and ran it through my nasal pulsator and felt relief within an hour. Now on my second day I still feel better and made a nasal spray using an old empty nasal spray device.

Xylitol is a natural sugar our bodies create 10mg per day of the stuff!!! It is 5 bucks at whole foods for a decent size container.

Don't believe me...research it yourself on the web...it is a food not a chemical...the FDA says it is just about completely safe (of course nothing is safe used improperly)...thge bacteria think it is their food (sugar) but it is sugar alcohol so they can't metabolize it and the bacteria wash out of your sinuses.

Many people on the web say the above and I have finally gotten some relief and I think this is a safe method and I encourage all nasal sinus sufferers to check it out.

I wish I had read this (my own) "blog" a year ago.

I tried it all...5 rounds of antibiotics...MMS...GSE...tomatoe tea...Xylitol seems like I finally have a clue how to get better.
REPLY   1      

Bonnie (Sanford, FLorida) on 06/11/2009:
0 out of 5 stars

Well, I have been using xylitol for about a year as my sweetner for coffee and I LOVE it! I decided to make some maple syrup for my children with it and they have been in pain for 3 days now! It is awful stuff for little ones. Their tummies can't handle it. I put the syrup (2cups xylitol and 1 cup water and 1/2 tsp. of maple syrup extract) on their waffles and that was it. I also had to be careful that the dog didn't get any of the dropped food which he loves to eat. It wasn't worth it but I still use it. I also like Agave a whole lot too.
REPLY         



Viktoria (New York, NY) on 11/08/2008:
5 out of 5 stars

natural sweeteners feedback (xylitol feedback):

i've been using xylitol regularly for the last 2 years. i only use xylitol as a sweetener. i use it in tea, coffee, make pancaked with it, bake with it, you name it. for a former sugar / chocolate junkie it has been something close to a miracle. it has totally cured me of my sugar cravings, my teeth feel super clean throughout the day to a degree that i do not feel the need to brush them because i don't have that feeling of having a dirty coating on them (which occurs every time i consume sweets with sugar).

as for the lady who experienced diarrhea: this occurs sometimes (i did not experience anything of that sort) and goes away after a transition time of around 2 weeks after which the body gets used to the new substance. the body produces tiny amounts of xylitol itself. according to wikipedia (which in my opinion is pretty conservative) xylitol has incredible health benefits. read for yourself: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xylitol

my favorite xylitol meal: 100% pure unsweetened chocolate, melted with almond milk and sweetened with xylitol. perfect as a chocolate sauce over pancakes!

REPLY         

Christine (River John, Nova Scotia, Canada) on 11/06/2008:
0 out of 5 stars

i was wondering if anyone else experiences a headache after consuming xylitol? i have been using XyloSweet ingredients 100% xylitol. is this some kind of detox or is it possibly an allergy? i would appreciate any feed back. Thanks Christine
REPLY         

Sue (Santa Monica, CA) on 08/26/2008:
0 out of 5 stars

Just a warning about Xylitol. Don't go anywhere (ie the office or on a plane) before you know how much your system can tolerate! I bought xylitol last week and added a heaping teaspoon to my tea. Later in the day, I did another teaspoon. My stomach started to loosen up (ie a few trips to the bathroom), but I didn't pay much attention. I had read the writing on the xylitol bottle which said diarrhea can occur after 25 grams, which was far more than what I was consuming. So early in the night I had another cup of tea with a teaspoon of xylitol. Okay, that was it! 10 minutes after drinking the tea and for the next 4 hours, I kid you not, I was rushing to the bathroom every 5 minutes.. It would have been a disaster if I had been in a public place. Ha ha. If you want a great intestinal cleanser, this may be a remedy for you. Good luck!

P.S. It really does taste like sugar. I will try it again, but maybe just once per day.

REPLY         

Deb (Dallas, USA) on 08/23/2008:
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

I read the information about Stevia, and Xylitol. While I do enjoy using either one, it's important to point out that Xylitol is toxic to pets , and should not be consumed by them in any form.(Table scraps, homemade recipes,etc.) Salt, grapes, raisins, and chocolate are dangerous too. I am greatful for Earth Clinic, and all who are working together to learn more about living life more abundantly through natural healing remedies. Blessings in Abundance to All. God Bless!
EC: Very important to know, thanks Deb.

REPLY         

Diann (Austin, Tx) on 08/26/2010:
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

I am a diabetic formerly on insulin - who stopped insulin and now control my diabetes with diet and exercise. When I was on insulin I could use xylitol and not notice it raising my blood sugar. Now however, it raises my blood sugar a LOT. Even toothpaste or gum with xylitol will raise my blood sugar. This makes me sad - but I fear that it may actually do this to other people too - keep an eye out for this if you are a diabetic (off drugs) it take a couple of hours for my blood sugar to go up - but it does and I try to keep away from it now.

 View Entire Thread

REPLY         

Steve (West Palm Beach, FL) on 07/13/2009:
5 out of 5 stars

Xylitol gave me noteable relief from my sinus issues.

I made a 10 percent Xylitol and distilled water solution (no saline) and ran it through my nasal pulsator and felt relief within an hour. Now on my second day I still feel better and made a nasal spray using an old empty nasal spray device.

Xylitol is a natural sugar our bodies create 10mg per day of the stuff!!! It is 5 bucks at whole foods for a decent size container.

Don't believe me...research it yourself on the web...it is a food not a chemical...the FDA says it is just about completely safe (of course nothing is safe used improperly)...thge bacteria think it is their food (sugar) but it is sugar alcohol so they can't metabolize it and the bacteria wash out of your sinuses.

Many people on the web say the above and I have finally gotten some relief and I think this is a safe method and I encourage all nasal sinus sufferers to check it out.

I wish I had read this (my own) "blog" a year ago.

I tried it all...5 rounds of antibiotics...MMS...GSE...tomatoe tea...Xylitol seems like I finally have a clue how to get better.
REPLY   1      

Bonnie (Sanford, FLorida) on 06/11/2009:
0 out of 5 stars

Well, I have been using xylitol for about a year as my sweetner for coffee and I LOVE it! I decided to make some maple syrup for my children with it and they have been in pain for 3 days now! It is awful stuff for little ones. Their tummies can't handle it. I put the syrup (2cups xylitol and 1 cup water and 1/2 tsp. of maple syrup extract) on their waffles and that was it. I also had to be careful that the dog didn't get any of the dropped food which he loves to eat. It wasn't worth it but I still use it. I also like Agave a whole lot too.
REPLY         



Viktoria (New York, NY) on 11/08/2008:
5 out of 5 stars

natural sweeteners feedback (xylitol feedback):

i've been using xylitol regularly for the last 2 years. i only use xylitol as a sweetener. i use it in tea, coffee, make pancaked with it, bake with it, you name it. for a former sugar / chocolate junkie it has been something close to a miracle. it has totally cured me of my sugar cravings, my teeth feel super clean throughout the day to a degree that i do not feel the need to brush them because i don't have that feeling of having a dirty coating on them (which occurs every time i consume sweets with sugar).

as for the lady who experienced diarrhea: this occurs sometimes (i did not experience anything of that sort) and goes away after a transition time of around 2 weeks after which the body gets used to the new substance. the body produces tiny amounts of xylitol itself. according to wikipedia (which in my opinion is pretty conservative) xylitol has incredible health benefits. read for yourself: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xylitol

my favorite xylitol meal: 100% pure unsweetened chocolate, melted with almond milk and sweetened with xylitol. perfect as a chocolate sauce over pancakes!

REPLY         

Christine (River John, Nova Scotia, Canada) on 11/06/2008:
0 out of 5 stars

i was wondering if anyone else experiences a headache after consuming xylitol? i have been using XyloSweet ingredients 100% xylitol. is this some kind of detox or is it possibly an allergy? i would appreciate any feed back. Thanks Christine
REPLY         

Sue (Santa Monica, CA) on 08/26/2008:
0 out of 5 stars

Just a warning about Xylitol. Don't go anywhere (ie the office or on a plane) before you know how much your system can tolerate! I bought xylitol last week and added a heaping teaspoon to my tea. Later in the day, I did another teaspoon. My stomach started to loosen up (ie a few trips to the bathroom), but I didn't pay much attention. I had read the writing on the xylitol bottle which said diarrhea can occur after 25 grams, which was far more than what I was consuming. So early in the night I had another cup of tea with a teaspoon of xylitol. Okay, that was it! 10 minutes after drinking the tea and for the next 4 hours, I kid you not, I was rushing to the bathroom every 5 minutes.. It would have been a disaster if I had been in a public place. Ha ha. If you want a great intestinal cleanser, this may be a remedy for you. Good luck!

P.S. It really does taste like sugar. I will try it again, but maybe just once per day.

REPLY         

Deb (Dallas, USA) on 08/23/2008:
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

I read the information about Stevia, and Xylitol. While I do enjoy using either one, it's important to point out that Xylitol is toxic to pets , and should not be consumed by them in any form.(Table scraps, homemade recipes,etc.) Salt, grapes, raisins, and chocolate are dangerous too. I am greatful for Earth Clinic, and all who are working together to learn more about living life more abundantly through natural healing remedies. Blessings in Abundance to All. God Bless!
EC: Very important to know, thanks Deb.

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