I'm diabetic, and I do NOT use artificial sweeteners. If I have any sweetening at all, I use fruit or real table sugar. And I do just fine with it... The thing for me about artificial sweeteners?
They CAUSE FIBRO FLARE-UPS!
Found out the hard way, I stayed away from anything but fruit for a long time, then my MIL made me some "diabetic" desserts for Thanksgiving... and I had a few bites, to please her.
I was sick and in pain for about three days.
I thought I just had a flu bug or something--until it happened again at Christmas! LOL
I'm smart now; if I have any desserts at the holiday gatherings, I make it myself (yes, with sugar if necessary) and take it to share! LOL
I don't have a reason to avoid gluten, I've been tested and don't have an issue that makes it a problem. I did try eating gluten free for a while just to see what would happen... and there was no discernible difference in any of my symptoms, so I figured, why bother? LOL
The thing is, this disorder is very individual. The symptoms are triggered--or not--by whatever is specific to YOU. So you're on the right track by trying different things. Experimentation may be the only way to find things that help. Just beware of scams, there are a lot of people out there who want to cash in on any desperate attempts to lose the pain...
My best tools?
Meditation and positive people.
SP is terrific! LOL
Edited by: I.M.MAGIC at: 9/15/2012 (01:51)
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steadfast... and that works too! LOL
Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called the PRESENT!
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