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  2. Lisa Ammann

    Hello, I really loved your article. Unfortunately, the most hilarious parts were because of experiencing those bad side effects myself. I am actually having trouble searching for help on the subject because I am so dizzy I am having trouble walking from the bathroom to my computer! I wish this was funny, but I am scared. I wish I never saw that package of xylitol at the health food store! I chew xylitol gum all the time and never had this problem.

    • Maj

      I get dizzy, too!! For me, though, I can’t even have xylitol in gum. I had two pieces while I was driving on a trip, and I had to pull over because I couldn’t continue driving. It was incredibly scary.

  3. Stone

    Thank you SO much for your article! I had been searching for a whey protein powder as a supplement for my gym workouts. I have an extremely sensitive and motile GI tract and when I came upon a powder with only stevia and xylitol, I thought I hit the jackpot. Was I wrong! Cramps, bloating, pain. When I read your post I began to understand why. So glad I came upon it.

    Yes, the media should have picked this up long ago. But sadly, consumers have too often been to weak to combat corporate profit economics. Maybe someday…..

  4. **Melinda

    Wow! I never experienced this, but had sweetened tea that my family drank with me and they all had stomach issues! Now I know!! My nutritionist put me on the stuff, just purchased liquid stevia, hope it’s safe?

  5. jeannine

    Hi Crunchy,

    Your a hoot! What a great way to deliver information. So sorry you had to deal with negative defensive remarks. I wanted to share that I was at the dentist yesterday and was mentioning that my adult son is having cavity issues and beside the bad genetics’ I gave him what could he do? I told her we don’t use fluoride unless there is a itsy bit in our toothpaste.He is a biologist and I am in the health and fitness area so I am fairly well versed in what is natural. I don’t even do x-rays at the dentist or ever use OTC for pain. She was so excited to tell me all about Xylitol… Just another way to confuse and scam the public. People need to do their research and come up with the choice that’s best fits them, but don’t lie to them about it being natural!!! Im with you 100%. Unfortunately if they told the truth we would still have clean soil, produce which still had it nutrients and the big companies and Monsantos in particular would have a little less $$$. Its painful to watch the government deceive the people.

  6. Dean Ellis

    Well, I’m here just doing some checking for both sides of the story. I just bought some Xylitol at the recommendation of a doctor who is a wiz at curing candida. He says to use Xylitol as a sweetener because it has been shown to actively kill candida yeast…………waiting a moment for this to sink in……………..now it should be sunk in.

    The reason people have digestion issues on Xylitol is because of the candida. Those who do experience these symptoms should put themselves on a candida cleanse then try the xylitol again. I’d bet my left arm your symptoms will be gone. The greater your candida overload the greater your symptoms will be.

    And a little bit of moisturizer could help you with that crunchy. LOL.

  7. Connie

    Thanks for the informative blog. Since I am sensitive to so many things, I will save my bowels and forgo the xylitol. It’s just not worth sitting on the toilet for.

  8. Crunchy Mama

    Right on! Way to tell it like it is! We have been duped over and over with all of these “natural” products that are actually so bastardized in laboratories! Stick to food, people! Not food-like man-made substances!

  9. lorilee

    Greetings from Florida! Just read your blog regarding xylitol. I appreciate your sharing your opinions, as always, whether it goes with the majority or not. Your insights have been invaluable when researching something I want to know more about. I am severely behind the curve here having just beginning this journey! Thanks for all your advice and recipes etc! Keep up the charge for health!

  10. TUMO

    This is helpful,I have been using Xylitol and because I have been having some complications; I decided to find out about it, and this has been very informative. cheers

  11. Confused Confucius

    Boston cream pie, why on earth did you post your personal medical information here?
    As for the blog post, I would also just like to point out that sugar is also “all natural” and bad for us in large quantities. Good article. Gives us plenty to think about in order to make more informed decisions. That’s important.

  12. Confused Confucius

    Boston cream pie, why on earth did you post your personal medical information here?
    As for the blog post, I would also just like to point out that sugar is also “all natural” and bad for us in large quantities. Good article. Gives us plenty to think about in order to make more informed decisions. That’s important. Also, historically, I recall reading that birch tree twigs were commonly chewed on in societies that had “good teeth”. Perhaps in its true, unprocessed and natural form it is meant for us to chew on for our oral health, but maybe not so much for processing to a form used for baking etc. Just a thought.

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