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?
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)
Is there any kind of gum that you would be considered paleo friendly?
I buy xylitol gum for occasional use. You still need to read labels; even some touted as xylitol gum have crap ingredients.
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)
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.
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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?
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?
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.