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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

I quit smoking a year and a half ago via nicotine gum. Now I am addicted to the gum. What affect does nicotine have on blood glucose levels and insulin resistance?

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CD 0 · August 14, 2014 at 10:57 PM

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=What+effect+does+nicotine+have+on+blood+glucose+levels

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

I've always had tooth problems, and my teeth are very blotchy with white and yellow. I recently started oil pulling with coconut oil and that very slowly began to clear up some of the blotchiness. I was encouraged by this and so two weeks ago I... (more)

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raydawg 0 · April 26, 2014 at 2:09 PM

I'd get some liquid CoQ10 or Ubiquinol and use it after brushing, to swish around your mouth for a few minutes before swallowing it. CoQ10 is very beneficial for gums, (and also expensive.) Maybe do something like a teaspoon or two a day and... (more)

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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

I have taken to gnawing cinnamon sticks in order to break my gum addiction. Can there be a negative side to this? I eat about 2 or 3 a day.

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maryDeeeeeee 0 · March 14, 2013 at 11:58 PM

I was surprised to find out that there are different kinds of cinnamon. Sounds like the kind of cinnamon your eating is prolly the one called Cassia- I'd go cold turkey in regards to your gum addiction. Much like quitting smoking it'd be better... (more)

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by 310 · about 2 hours ago

Fifteen year old paleo girl here. I recently got back into chewing aspartame gum like trident's cinnamon, and earlier this evening I looked up aspartame, saw a bunch of bad stuff about it being a neurotoxin and being banned in some parts of the... (more)

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fredmull 0 · March 12, 2013 at 1:46 AM

I've made a conscious effort to slow down on the gum chewing. I think I've been less hungry since stopping. I don't think a piece after meals is bad, but constant chewing is kinda gross.

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by 2303 · about 2 hours ago

So I have this vice--spry chewing gum. When I first made the switch to primal/paleo eating habits I used regular sugar free gum (aspartame overload!) to help deal with the sugar cravings I was having after removing all of the heavy carbs, sweets... (more)

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Nance 0 · April 17, 2013 at 11:51 PM

My dentist recommended I chew gum as my gums are more dry than he'd prefer. I've been using Spry for almost 2 years and I've had no negative effects at all. I've also had great dental checkups, which I assume relates to what I'm eating but... (more)

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by 1405 · about 2 hours ago

Hello! So I am trying low carb for the third time, and the induction hasn't been too bad, just some thirst and headaches, but also very loud digestion. I am not sure why, but all three times I have done low carb, my digestion gets WAY loud in... (more)

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Renee_2 0 · January 26, 2013 at 7:35 PM

I am highly anti-gum. It makes you swallow air. Ergo, bloat. Also, all those sugar-free gums contain sugar alcohols like sorbitol that also make you bloat. Drink herbal tea to keep your mouth busy.

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by 310 · about 2 hours ago

I know I know, our paleolithic ancestors didn't find packs of gum growing on trees, but I grabbed this stuff from the Good Earth store and it looks pretty decent. The ingredients are: Xylitol, gum base, natural flavors, gum arabic, carnauba wax,... (more)

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raydawg 0 · October 07, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I don't know about that one, I'd worry about the natural flavors, they can hide nasty things in there such as castoreum. I guess it's ok if you have something like mint. I use glee gum. They do have a xylitol version. (more)

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by 90 · about 2 hours ago

I almost ask this as a rhetorical question because I know it's terrible, it's sweet, artificial and it is ohh so cooling. But that's the problem it freshens your breath more than anything else short term. It is far too inconvenient for me to... (more)

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Varelse 0 · August 30, 2012 at 5:23 AM

I'd be more concerned about artificial sweeteners keeping your desire for sugar going, and not getting satisfied because it's an artificial sweetener or, if naturally sweetened, swallowing just the small amount but having that taste triggered for... (more)

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by 614 · about 2 hours ago

Has anyone heard of this company - looks like this will be available in Sept. http://www.naturalvalue.com/ June 27, 2012 Here is an update on our Natural Coconut Milk and Organic Coconut Milk, in BPA Free cans with no Guar Gum. It is being... (more)

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Nicole 0 · July 23, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Aroy-D makes a 100% coconut milk product that comes in an aseptic package - it seems to meet all your needs. I buy it at a local ethic food store (in Kirkwood, MO). http://importfood.com/naturalcoconutmilk.html I usually pay about $1 a box -... (more)

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by 45 · about 2 hours ago

After reading Dr. William Davis' Wheat Belly, I started wondering whether the Cinnamon flavored Trident gum I have been chewing actually contains gluten. He made the comment that sometimes gluten is used in the powder to prevent gum from sticking... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · June 10, 2012 at 3:59 AM

Glee gums are pricer but gluten-free and cheap on Amazon. But when I want some gum that's what I buy.

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by 153 · about 2 hours ago

Before going paleo I was always chewing gum or eating hard candy. Now I don't know what to do..I want to chew gum or something along those lines but its not paleo. Any tips or ideas that could help me get over this?

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Bristlebeard 0 · July 30, 2011 at 10:28 PM

The broken souls of your enemies. Or, I chew on tea tree chewing sticks, although I have seen licorice chews sticks too (these look good) although I haven't tried them yet. The tea tree ones are basically flavored toothpicks, which get the job... (more)

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by 5838 · about 3 hours ago

I recently found a chewing gum alternative that is sweetened only with Xylitol. Anyone have any good or bad info on it? I do remember my dentist recommending me a toothpaste with Xylitol a few years back. He said it had been shown to reverse... (more)

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PaleoGran 0 · January 14, 2011 at 11:07 PM

I have wondered what harm xylitol could do, even though it is said to have benefits for humans. This bulletin from an animal hospital states: Xylitol and Humans: Proponents of Xylitol for human consumption have boasted a number of health... (more)

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by 45 · about 3 hours ago

I thought I'd ask this because I haven't found a lot of info on it thus far... A post I read on PaNu mentioned tribal people chewing on leaves and bark etc., which made me think of asking this, and it just seems that humans like chewing on things... (more)

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Karen 0 · January 14, 2011 at 2:35 AM

You can chew the resin of American sweetgum trees (Liquidambar styraciflua) also. They grow wild throughout the eastern and southern US.

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by 493 · about 3 hours ago

Does anybody here chew gum? Have you quit and noticed any improvements? I, for one, chew a pack (15 pieces) a day of sugarfree gum, and I've created a dependency complex. Is it worth it to quit? Here are the ingredients: SORBITOL, GUM BASE,... (more)

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archaea 0 · June 06, 2010 at 12:57 PM

This may be nitpicking, but... There's the fact that all gums taste sweet and therefore: a) get you used to eating very sweet things (craving-trigger for some?) and b) may cause some conditioned insulin response due to the sweet taste or the sugar... (more)

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by 68 · October 24, 2014 at 4:33 AM

Is there any kind of gum that you would be considered paleo friendly?

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MathGirl72 0 · April 05, 2013 at 7:13 PM

I buy xylitol gum for occasional use. You still need to read labels; even some touted as xylitol gum have crap ingredients.

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by 579 · October 24, 2014 at 4:07 AM

The rash started about 3 mths after starting coconut milk. I stopped because I thought it was causing heartburn, but turns out it the whole cream I was mainlining caused the heartburn. Stopped the cream and the heartburn went away. I increased the... (more)

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Tony_8 0 · June 21, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Several thoughts .. The coconut milk and/or other diet factors are allowing you to burn fat, which could be releasing stored up toxins which are then excreted through the skin and causing irritation. You have a food allergy to coconut. I have a... (more)

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by 15 · October 24, 2014 at 3:35 AM

Is chewing sugar free gum ok? Is drinking unsweetened black iced tea ok? Is drinking red/white ok? Is eating plantain chips w/ palm olein as the only ingredient ok?

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mth_1 0 · September 20, 2011 at 11:56 AM

As an adult, you may eat anything you want at any time that you want. Paleo is not that difficult. The strictest eat only things that could have been hunted/gathered, in season, and require no cooking. After that, it's pretty much up to you how... (more)

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by 50 · October 23, 2014 at 4:15 AM

Do you? (if you have to) Is it bad for you?

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eric_9 0 · October 05, 2013 at 6:14 AM

The short is answer is: "No, I don't swallow my gum ." Actually, I don't chew gum. In my opinion, chewing gum is a healthy habit: it removes stuck food particles from the teeth and gives exercise to the jaw muscles. However, the big... (more)

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by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 3:10 AM

Hi! I went to Whole Foods yesterday and found this little piece of beauty when I was going to check out. http://www.peppersmith.co.uk/ It's made entirely from natural ingredients and sweetened with xylitol. I quit chewing gum when I went Paleo... (more)

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Anna 0 · March 29, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Xylitol might give you a problem if you're sensitive to FODMAPS, I think. Anyway, I'm not sure how it's significantly different than any other sugar-free gum, plus the whole sweet tastes giving you cravings for more sweets issue. Then again, I... (more)

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by 7063 · October 20, 2014 at 3:10 AM

Ok, sounds weird, but I regularly pull large pieces of fat from dried meat and chew and chew and chew for hours it seems, then the pieces go down complete and I wonder if I should have swallowed it or thrown it away. Can our stomachs cope with... (more)

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Kikilula 0 · February 23, 2011 at 1:25 PM

I chew my bites of fat and meat about 3 or 4 times and then swallow. My stomach/intestines seem to cope properly with them... they would surely show up on the other end, if they couldn't... Somewhere (Stephansson?) I've read about chewing and... (more)

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