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10/14/11 3:48 A

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another great link on fructose, its a must watch! articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/
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10/11/11 3:07 A

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Good to see you on the team old friend, emoticon hearty welcome!

Great for you chucking sugar, sure your health will improve, it's amazing how much we have been brain washed to eat the "wrong" things.

I am frantically looking for a stevia plant or seeds, very hard to come by in this country but I will not give up. Anybody using stevia?

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10/10/11 10:54 A

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Thanks for the great article, I just finished reading it and sending the link to friends. WOW. Sure glad I did. I actualy went off sugar 14 days ago and am looking for substitutes so the timing couldnt have been better.


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10/10/11 2:59 A

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Elizabeth here is a very good link to those dreaded sugars articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/
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I have printed the list of fruit out for me and stuck it on the fridge. I have been a apple a day eater for years and discovered that being the reason why the scale got stuck in the same place, since lowering my sugar intake AND banning Aspartame from my diet my health and mood swings has improved and I'm losing again.

Pure chocolate is wonderful!!(with out the sugar) endless list of heath benefits, the main one is it lowers high blood pressure, love the stuff!

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10/7/11 8:19 P

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Elizabeth - quite a good post. I am a great believer in "moderation rather than elimination." It is my thinking that the pectin in fruits balances out the fructose. I could be wrong, but that is my thinking. I have read for years of chocolate being a mood enhancer. It is said that is why when we used to have our periods that we would be looking for chocolate, and why women tend to like chocolate more than men.

So sorry your husband has to be on dialysis. That's got to be hard on you both.

Have a good evening -

Shirley

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10/7/11 7:42 P

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Very Very Very Interesting!!! I like how the article explains, in understandable terms, how the biological systems work together. I knew from doing the Spark Trivia Questions that the majority of a person's serotonin (the "happy" hormone) is in the intestine, but it didn't make sense to me - this article explains the connection.

That's why eating chocolate is SO comforting! emoticon
(raises the serotonin levels)

Unfortunately, limiting sugar and fructose to 25 grams a day, which is recommended by this article, IS ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE! It seems to me, the benefits of eating fruits and veggies - which are full of fructose - far outweigh the warnings in this article. I know IBS symptoms are hard to deal with; but overall, moderation rather than elimination would seem to be a better in the long run.

I also thought of my poor DH, who has been profoundly depressed for a long time. We thought once he started Dialysis, and his overall condition improved, it would be better. Instead, it seems depression is considered "inevitable" with Dialysis. I'm sure there's plenty of reasons emotionally, but this article shows the biological connection as well.

DH does PD Dialysis at home. The dialysate solution he uses each night bathes him in glucose (basically, sugar water) for NINE hours EVERY night - he absorbs approximately 100 to 125 grams of sugar before he even starts his day! (Another reason why I'm glad he's tracking his food now - I put 125 grams of sugar on his tracker every day, and then add his food.)

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10/6/11 7:55 A

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Irene- I don't have IBS or at least I don't think I do. I do have a rather hateful constipation problem however that I'm trying to battle myself. As you may remember reading on another team we are both on we had quite a discussion about probiotics and yogurts not too long ago. My doctor a year ago specifically mentioned/recommended Activia brand yogurt that is sold here in the States. Like you, I try to eat at least 1 of those cups of yogurt a day. According to an article I read months ago in a magazine here, "Woman's World," eating more probiotic foods would be even better, but I haven't advanced there. As far as my problem - even with taking bran supplements and eating a very high fiber cereal daily, plus the yogurt, my problem still exists.

Hanna - I haven't read your link as yet, but I will try to do so. Thanks for sharing it.

Shirley

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10/6/11 6:40 A

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Thanks Hannah, I read that and can see the connection. I suffer a lot from IBS and yes do get down at times.Not really depressed but things get on my mind a lot. I have now started having a pro biotoc yoghurt a day in the hope of helping my system. Thanks emoticon

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10/6/11 3:50 A

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