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by 0 · July 23, 2014 at 12:58 PM

More detailed: How frequently do you use it?What type do you use? Fresh, whole dry, ground dry, extract, syrup? Is it home-made?How do you use it? Add as is in beverage, put in hot water and strain, make a syrup?How much do you use per cup?My... (more)

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TheGastronomer 0 · July 23, 2014 at 12:48 PM

I have some of the concentrated powder and I use it every now and then but it does taste bitter and can actually make your food less appealing sometimes. I don't know why there's so much hype around Stevia honestly. Personally, I would rather use... (more)

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by 45 · July 16, 2014 at 10:25 AM

So I eat artificial sweeteners in small amounts about 2-3 times per day. I eat fairly low carb the rest of the time, and absolutely nothing with added sugars. So stevia and occasionally splenda really help me with my sweet tooth.I'm just wondering... (more)

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raydawg 0 · July 16, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Why would you want to? Even if the cancer-aspertame study wasn't accepted, who knows whether the reason for it was actual flaws in the study or monied interests? It's still an excitotoxin, it can still convert to formaldehyde depending on how it... (more)

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by 0 · May 20, 2014 at 11:49 AM

It's not a sugar so how exactly does it cause a release in insulin?

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Robert_13 0 · May 20, 2014 at 11:49 AM

I've heard that in some cases just thinking of or anticipating eating something sweet can cause an insulin response

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by 45 · November 11, 2013 at 12:57 AM

I initially got into paleo because dairy was at the root of my moderate acne and because I found dr. Robert lustig's "sugar is toxic" research very compelling... he basically outlines how fructose is a significant contributor to t2d, heart... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · November 10, 2013 at 10:46 PM

I'll out myself as a stevia supporter. I use it or a stevia-xylitol blend whenever possible, except for baking, where its physical chemistry properties are required. ButI'm starting from a point of having T2 diabetes, and having severe food... (more)

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by 180 · October 07, 2013 at 3:44 PM

I am trying to lose about 20lbs I gained after abandoning paleo and not working out for 6 months due to some life changes. I have always weighed around 135lbs and been very active. I am eating very cleanly again, getting 8-9 hours of good... (more)

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BobK 0 · September 14, 2013 at 6:10 PM

How long are the walks? I think the 'answer' might be in your question. >took a week off a few weeks ago and felt better and lost 3 lbs alone in that week< >I have been feeling very run down the day after some of my... (more)

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by 3207 · May 16, 2013 at 7:44 AM

I just bought a box of Equal Stevia, the ingredients are: -Dextrose -celulose -Stevia extract. Would you use this as a sweetener on a daily basis? Thanks, and Love to everyone.

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whistlerski 0 · May 16, 2013 at 7:44 AM

isnt dextrose derived from corn which would also probably be gmo?

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by 3277 · January 13, 2013 at 8:37 PM

My partner really has a sweet tooth, drinks lots of diet coke, and has little will power or willingness to eat things that don't taste great. I'm pretty committed to PHD / Paleo and am doing the cooking and meal prep. If I make a green smoothie,... (more)

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Scratch 0 · January 13, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Mark Sisson did the legwork for us on this one: "In fact, the evidence is mounting that stevia actually is an insulin sensitizer that can aid in glucose tolerance and clearance after a meal. The Japanese have been using stevia for decades in the... (more)

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by 82 · November 12, 2012 at 7:39 PM

I just purchased some Stevia and I would like to get some ideas on how to use it. What are your favorite ways to use Stevia?

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Dave_S_ 0 · November 12, 2012 at 5:12 PM

I add it to coffee or tea. Also to a NorCal margarita. Just a tiny bit is enough.

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by 394 · November 05, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Anyone make gelatin-based/stevia-sweetened sauces for meats? Care to share an outstanding recipe?

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nada 0 · November 05, 2012 at 7:52 AM

oh god, stevia on meat DX

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by 165 · October 13, 2013 at 12:04 AM

I've noticed a link between using stevia (we're talking very small amounts here; less than a teaspoon) and bouts of dizziness within a few hours. In a way I'm relieved that since I figured out the link, I've stopped having it (it tasted like... (more)

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Anon_17 0 · January 21, 2013 at 8:38 PM

PureVia is not stevia. It's an stevia extract (rebaudioside a). Stevia is supposed to have some benefits, like improved insulin sensitivity. Some people tried to see if reb a has the same benefits that stevia has, but the studies show that it... (more)

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by 321 · October 09, 2012 at 2:06 AM

I'm re-starting Whole30 today, after eating much cleaner than usual the last 2 weeks: I was pretty much in the Robb Wolf protocol without blacking out my windows, but still had hung on to my Bulletproof coffee with butter, some 100% chocolate, and... (more)

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Erin_21 0 · October 09, 2012 at 2:06 AM

If you're interested, we have a forum where we encourage folks to find an online buddy to do their Whole30 with. You can find it here: http://forum.whole9life.com/forum/4-join-the-whole30/ -Erin, Director of Operations @ Whole9 (more)

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by 1212 · September 24, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Note that this needs to remain frozen. *3 ounces 100% chocolate. *3 ounces of coconut oil (I use the Omega Nutrition brand (not the virgin) that uses a steam process to remove the coconut taste but the health benefits remain). *1 rounded teaspoon... (more)

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MiMintzer 0 · September 24, 2012 at 3:47 PM

This is similar to what I make on occasion. Melt some coconut oil and add cocoa powder to consistancy you desire. Can add vanilla extract and/or a bit of stevia. I use it to dip banana slices in. If you pour it over ice cream it will harden like... (more)

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by 185 · October 09, 2013 at 1:51 PM

What are your thoughts on Stevia-sweetened chocolate? I tried some today and ended up eating an entire bar (about 360 calories, whoops!). It was delicious...but is it ideal? Is it better to have like 80% dark chocolate with actual sugar in it? Or... (more)

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lisa_loo 0 · August 10, 2012 at 11:53 PM

I make my own "chocolate" with coconut oil, raw cocoa powder, and stevia. i think it keeps me from binging on high sugar chocolate bars and it taste great. Stevia is a great natural sweetener, I've used it for 10 + years. It does not raise your... (more)

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by 40 · July 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM

I'm attempting to become ketone adapted and am on day one. I'm wanting to fix a chai tea with some coconut cream and was wondering if liquid stevia would mess with my progress. I'm currently reading ketotic.org and haven't come by anything... (more)

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borofergie 0 · June 29, 2012 at 12:13 PM

I think you'll be fine. Ketosis happens when you starve your brain of the 120g of glucose a day that it needs to function in a non-ketoic manner. As long as you limit your carb and protein intake, your central nervous system will start using... (more)

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by 35 · July 12, 2012 at 7:43 PM

I used to be a big diet soda drinker. Since starting Paleo, I've cut out all drinks except for water, decaf tea, the (very infrequently) occasional small glass of whole fat milk (not pure Paleo, I know), and my flavored vice...SoBe Lifewater 0... (more)

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Karen 0 · June 19, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Ewwwww. Read that ingredient list again. Read it AGAIN. Does that look healthy? Not to mention the pile of plastic you discard each week! And the transportation costs in oil of shipping WATER. Get a stainless steel water bottle. They look really... (more)

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by 23 · May 28, 2012 at 5:42 PM

I'm not sure, but I think this is only available in Canada right now. I can't find much info on it other than what's on their corporate website and some junk about being banned by the UFC (which is probably good for a couple of points in their... (more)

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Potato_Avenger 0 · May 28, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Mostly snake oil. . . . I mean, yerba mate and the EGCG in green tea are moderate "fat burners" in that yerba mate contains three separate stimulants (caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine) and the EGCG supposedly promotes apoptosis in mature... (more)

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by 1637 · July 19, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Just ruined my coffee. Fail.

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Canis_Minor 0 · May 24, 2012 at 2:28 PM

I've never used the powder form of stevia, but using the liquid-from-a-dropper form VERY sparingly works for me. I've never sweetened my coffee, ever, but will mix a few drops into a very large batch of iced tea, coconut milk-based desserts,... (more)

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by 55 · December 11, 2012 at 2:32 AM

As the title says, I like Zevia and it seems to be a fairly naturally based product that shouldn't cause a crazy insulin response or dissolving your bones. But it isn't water or tea either so....? Drink it or not?

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jon_d_ 0 · December 11, 2012 at 2:32 AM

Zevia has no affect on insulin

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by 393 · May 27, 2013 at 8:32 AM

I suspect the use of Stevia is making me hungry. I know it's been used in South America as an appetite stimulant for cattle. Anyone else hungry after using it? You have to know that I react very sensitive to sugar substitutes. Especially the... (more)

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Anne_8 0 · April 19, 2012 at 2:00 AM

Yes this stuff makes me crazy hungry. It really messed with something in the satiety center and brings on an un-natural hunger that is almost maddening. I had to eliminate it altogether to finally rid myself of the drive to eat anything that... (more)

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by 1212 · March 20, 2012 at 8:40 PM

I originally got the name wrong and I just want to call your attention to a unique produt for sugar avoiders.. Dante Confections (google stevia chocolate) is the only company that offers 98% chocolate (2% stevia) with vanilla. I've bought it... (more)

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by 423 · March 11, 2012 at 7:04 PM

So, I was reading on Rob Wolf's website, that (for weight loss) fruit should limited to 1 serving/day. I have a few questions about that idea: Does that seem to be true? What constitutes 1 serving (clearly, I assume 1 small apple, plum, etc. for... (more)

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JRAC 0 · March 11, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Fruitatarians are well known for being porkers.

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by 5624 · November 29, 2012 at 8:12 AM

I love Zukay's fermented kvass drinks, especially the beet kvass. I used these products during my initial 3 day bone broth fast before beginning paleo and I definitely think it helped heal my gut. I have been drinking it now for 2 years but they... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · November 29, 2012 at 8:12 AM

Ugh! I make my own but I bought some Zukay to compare. I thought I read the label in the store, but evidently not because I took one swig of it and nearly choked. THEN I saw stevia in the ingredients. Kvass does not need sweetening--it has its... (more)

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by 1212 · February 29, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Has anyone tried Melville Candy Company's stevia sweetened chocolate bars? 98% chocolate and 2% stevia. It's the only chocolate sweetened with just stevia and is only available from the company (online), not in stores. Not cheap.

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Soccertanker 0 · February 05, 2012 at 8:48 PM

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! Don't use stevia!!! It tricks your insulin even more than regular added sugar! It helps develop diabetes. Read this from Mark Sisson (more)

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by 133 · June 22, 2012 at 10:35 PM

My husband is diabetic, so he mostly eats paleo, but he eats a lot of the Atkins stuff, because it's easy to take along to work etc. When I indulge in these treats I tend to get a little loosey goosey in the intestinal tract, which I assume is... (more)

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cerement 0 · January 11, 2012 at 11:11 PM

My vote is for "ugly" :p About a year ago, artificial sweeteners made an appearance on news sites for basically triggering the same or similar insulin spike as regular sugars (sucrose and fructose) and refined starches. Mark's Daily Apple... (more)

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by 11648 · May 20, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Is stevia suitable for a ketogenic diet (30 grams of carbs per day maximum)? Does it cause the body to "burn" stevia's sugars and "kick" the body out of ketosis? For argument's sake, let's say I somehow manage to never eat more 30gr of carbs per... (more)

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Cory151 0 · November 25, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Ive used way more than a teaspoon of Stevia to sweeten things while in Ketosis. Ive tried not eating Stevia and i can tell no difference in anything. I go through probably 2-3 teaspoons per day now. Im a fan of Stevia, especially the dried and... (more)