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6/19/10 2:42 P

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Dog's are different in some ways. I like chocolate too but would never give it to my dog. (as much as they might beg for it!!)

I've read that the only side effect of Xylitol is that if you consume too much it can cause diarrhea but you'd have to consume a lot for that to happen and it's only an inconvenience. That's what I've read anywho. Can you believe everything you read? Don't know. I try to stick with "experts" that have been right about stuff for a long time and are willing to change their minds if new science proves them wrong. still....

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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6/19/10 11:23 A

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but dogs can't have chocolate either, and I love it... =)

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FOOD TASTES GOOD
Let us eat it in moderation.


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6/19/10 5:18 A

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I don't have a dog but good point, LILLIPUTIANNA. Thanks for the information. Something to think about.

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6/18/10 10:35 P

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Just a heads-up...

There have been some articles out there about Xylitol being toxic to dogs. It causes liver failure.

So, if you chew gum sweetened with Xylitol, keep it someplace where your dog can't get it.

(Frankly, the fact that it can kill a dog makes me wonder if it really is safe for us.)

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6/18/10 9:32 P

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For me, the only gums I chew are gumballs or the original kind of bubble gum, like Double Bubble or Bazooka Joe because they don't have Aspartame. I rarely chew gum because it makes me hungry, & so I'll only have it when I'm not already hungry. Just me. :)

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6/18/10 6:15 P

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I have read that chewing gum does get your digestive juices flowing. But my digestive juices never seem to quit so chewing on something sweet or just chewy can help put off a food grab for me. That and water.

I think Dr. Mercola has an article about chewing gum and digestion on his website.

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6/18/10 2:07 P

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Thanks ANIDUCKTHISTLE. I'll check it out.

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6/18/10 12:51 P

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We are all so individually different. I have no doubt that chewing gum works well for some of us, I don't use gum in my program, and when I tried to chew a sugar free gum, a time or two, I wondered if it was causing my digestive system to get ready to eat!

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6/18/10 11:52 A

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I haven't tried the Xylichew but I do chew on Xclear when I need something NOW and am tempted to eat when I shouldn't. I like Xclear gums and mints (for when chewing isn't socially cool!); keep them in my purse. they are sweetened with Xylitol and have naturally derived flavors--spearmint, peppermint, cinnamon, green tea, fresh fruit, berry--maybe others, don't know. here's a link:
www.iherb.com/Xlear-Inc-Xclear

I'm going to have to try the Xylichew brand next time I order from IHerb.com to see how it compares.

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6/18/10 9:16 A

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Thanks GLADGAD. I'll check out the link.

CDNTRIGIRL, I didn't say that gum was making me overweight. I'm losing weight by working out and eating clean but sugar and artificial sweeteners aren't clean. I was just looking for an alternative, if those who know what they're talking about when it comes to clean eating think sugar free gum with artificial sweetner is a no-no.

Jillian and our dentists don't necessarily follow CE when they make their recommendations.

My nutrition otherwise is just fine, thanks.

Artificial sweeteners are known to trick our bodies into wanting more sweets. That's why I'm asking about gum.

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6/18/10 8:44 A

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Gum, hmmm, I'm pretty sure I've seen Jillian Michaels push Extra gum on the Biggest Loser and it has an artificial sweetener. That surprised me because she's all about the metabolism and getting toxic stuff out of your life.

I'd say keep it in perspective. I doubt the gum is making you overweight. I know that I enjoy a piece usually after lunch as both a breath freshener and a way to clean my teeth... any I think my dentist would agree as I have all 32 teeth and not one cavity in 38 years! Woo Hoo!

I'm thinking that there is something else in your nutrition that could be changed to provide better results than removing gum from your diet. Just a thought.

I also figure sugar-free gum helps to stop some cravings for sweets and let's my mind focus on something other than food.

Good luck!

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6/18/10 8:31 A

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I can't do the sugar-free stuff - it upsets my stomach. If I want to chew gum my only options are kids' bubble gum.

I did a Google search and found the following which is sweetened with Xylitol, a plant based sweetener that comes from birch trees. www.vitacost.com/XyliChew-Chewing-Gu
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Spearmint/?bnPageBox=pp_frequentlyboR>ughttogether


I'm not familar with what's a clean sweetener or not, as I pretty much stick to sugar. I am interested to hear what others say about this and whether it's non-toxic or not.

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6/18/10 8:13 A

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I enjoy chewing gum, both for the flavor/fresh breath and for my mouth to have something to do. Does anyone know of a clean gum or is that minute amount of artificial sweetener in sugar-free gum acceptable?

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