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by 60 · April 15, 2013 at 1:25 AM

Anyone on here done any research or looked into Luo Han Guo extract? It's sometimes called monk fruit extract. http://www.znaturalfoods.com/Luo-Han-Guo-Extract-Powder-1-lb I ordered a package a while back and I've been using it when I need a... (more)

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by 1090 · April 01, 2013 at 12:31 PM

There's been some research lately showing neuronal control of body weight can change (predispose to weight gain, insulin/leptin resistance etc) simply due to sweet taste itself, insulin triggering or not. Anyone who struggles with weight already... (more)

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raydawg 0 · April 01, 2013 at 11:20 AM

If you're metabolically fit and go on a high carb bender, your body can deal with it easily. If you turn that one insult into a chronic daily marathon of candy and soda, you'll eventually get to the point where there's no more capacity to dispose... (more)

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by 55 · January 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM

So I've been doing this paleo thing for 4.5 days and am trying to figure things out as I go... I think I've been doing well, but not perfect. But who is, really? Sweeteners: I know that honey and pure maple are OK. But what about others, in... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · January 18, 2013 at 2:53 AM

Hi Melissa, Here some info that may help you out: “Eat Like A Predator, Not Like Prey”: The Paleo Diet In Six Easy Steps http://www.gnolls.org/1141/eat-like-a-predator-not-like-prey-paleo-in-six-easy-steps-a-motivational-guide/ (more)

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by 3277 · December 28, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Is Coconut Crystals: http://www.coconutsecret.com/crystals2.html Any better than sugar? Is it better than Xylitol? http://store.xylitolusa.com/products/1lb-Xylitol-Bag.html Having just finished the Perfect Health Diet book (which I loved), I... (more)

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HippiPaleo 0 · December 28, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Honey can't be beat. Xylitol can be made of corn or birch, hard to know which. There is a little voice against xylitol lately. We have taken it off our shop shelves until we hear good news. If in doubt, throw if out! (ie don't do it)

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by 69 · December 21, 2012 at 12:40 AM

I have been doing 90% paleo and 10% goof for about 6 months now. I have lost 30 pounds and I am really seeing a difference in my mood, sleep, skin, etc. It is pretty much just like all the claims. Bottom line its working. The Paleo borderline... (more)

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karstyl 0 · December 21, 2012 at 12:40 AM

Very high in fructose and not a natural product. Here is an article about how fructose is worse then glucose for many measures. For pretty much anything except immediate blood glucose spikes, fructose is worse. The gradual increase in fasting... (more)

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by 63 · December 17, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I'm looking for a paleo sweetener for my paleo cookies. However, I want it to be a dry ingredient. Does anyone know anything about honey powder? A lot that I find is mixed with cane sugar. Is there any out there that doesn't have cane sugar? ... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · December 17, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Coconut sugar. ... (more)

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by 173 · November 25, 2012 at 9:41 AM

What kind of desserts, Paleo-ify-ed, would taste good when sweetened wholly with bananas?

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · November 25, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Bananas are fantastic. Here's a few banana recipes I have on my pinterest board. I personally love a simple banana "Milk" shake made with overripe bananas cinnamon and coconut milk in a blender but here's a few others. I wouldn't call most of... (more)

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by 15 · August 30, 2012 at 9:07 AM

So, the other day, a friend cooked dinner for me, and she had make a dressing from olive oil, fig honey, and a bit of vinegar... She made the honey herself, it seems pretty simple (just water & dried figs), and I'm not a big fan of normal... (more)

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Varelse 0 · August 30, 2012 at 5:10 AM

That sounds freaking delicious! Just keep in mind that it's still a sweetener and so should be consumed with regard to your overall goals. :) I'm totally thinking about all the awesome things that could go on. I bet it would be great drizzled... (more)

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by 715 · July 10, 2012 at 2:46 PM

I've pretty much stayed away from the artificial sweeteners as aspartame agravates my migraine issues. I don't drink soda, except a very rare stevia sweetened rootbeer from Whole Foods or even less a Sprecher's Rootbeer. During the hot weather I... (more)

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Andrew_15 0 · July 10, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Stevia is the best thing to go with. I would recommend it, and say, avoid any other artifical sweeteners. Stevia comes from the dried leaves of the stevia plant. It is an excellent natural alternative to sugar. It has no calories, has none of the... (more)

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by 21 · August 20, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Sometime in August I plan on getting a breast augmentation, which is around 2 months, but before then my doctor recommends I lose between 5-10 Kgs. Currently I am 5'6" and 165 pounds. I heard about the paleo through a friend, and have been reading... (more)

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dzone 0 · November 27, 2012 at 7:52 PM

even organo gold coffee is good http://mycapturepage.com/cp23.php?id=470

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by 211 · May 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Yes, damn it, I have a sweet tooth. I have been using sweeteners (Splenda, mostly) as my last refuge, my last remnant (along with dairy -- day one of give-up started today on that front) of modern living prior to going "pure" paleo. I obviously... (more)

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Nanoo 0 · May 30, 2012 at 5:08 AM

STAY AWAY FROM temptation, for now. Don't go where others are eating it. It is helping me to eat plenty of protein and fat, and salt, for now. I am not worrying about weight or sodium for now. I'm just digging on the flavor of savory. I have... (more)

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by 368 · December 07, 2011 at 3:07 PM

I'm mostly partial to Raw Honey, Manuka Honey, or raw agave sryup. I never considered Stevia, or maple syrup. My goal is a Last pound or two of fat loss so I don't want to use anything that will throw this off, but I could use something in my... (more)

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Miriam 0 · December 07, 2011 at 3:07 PM

I also vote for stevia. However, read the labels. Not all Stevia products on the market are created equal. For example, Member's Mark (Sam's Club) stevia contains maltodextrin, which I can't stomach at all. Others may contain dextrose. The one I'm... (more)

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by 453 · April 04, 2012 at 6:50 PM

I mostly do not consume sugars/fruits now, but when I want something sweet I still use a bit of stevia. But, there hasn't been much research on the long-term effects of stevia, and also any 'sweet' tastes have been shown to induce some insulin... (more)

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HeatherC 0 · July 31, 2011 at 1:57 PM

I trust Mark Sisson on this

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by 10 · July 06, 2011 at 8:31 PM

As of March 2011, FireFly has started making a "Skinny Sweet Tea Vodka." Their vodka is distilled in South Carolina from Grapes and the Tea is sweetened with Stevia. While I know its not Paleo, I loved this stuff before going Paleo and I wouldn't... (more)

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HeatherC 0 · July 06, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Made from grapes? I thought vodka was made from grain or potatoes?

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by 10149 · June 29, 2011 at 3:34 AM

he assured me it was high quality belgium chocolate; he's a liar! it had maltitol and lactitol in it. i feel like i've been hit by a truck. i have a headache, my tongue is tingling, i'm anxious, light headed and my tummy hurts. i read the... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · June 29, 2011 at 1:58 AM

Sugar alcohols are not harmless at all. I get diarrhea almost immediately from ingesting even a small amount, and have gotten migraines as well...Vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid taken to bowel tolerance plus drinking lots of extra water... (more)

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by 1034 · July 14, 2013 at 3:54 PM

While browsing around for alternative sweeteners, I came upon this Wikipedia article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yacon_syrup Yacón syrup is a sweetening agent extracted from the tuberous roots of the yacón plant (Smallanthus sonchifolius)... (more)

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Down_to_Earth_Chairty 0 · July 07, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Hello Yacon lovers, Browse http://yacon.biz to look at yacon cultivation at Mt. Camellia, and share the joy and hardship of the farmers who depend on yacon for their livelihood. Support and Buy Yacon Syrup from Mt. Camellia at... (more)

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by 340 · March 03, 2012 at 7:06 AM

There are situations for every parent where a little sugar goes a long ways. Such as coaxing down medicines with a young child. We've been using Agave and are thinking about Stevia. I understand Stevia has been used in Japan for awhile, and has no... (more)

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familygrokumentarian 0 · May 18, 2011 at 2:41 AM

Occasionally my daughters (4, 17 months) will have something that has a few drops of liquid whole leaf stevia throughout. I have no problem with a liquid whole stevia concentrate since it's made by boiling stevia leaves and reducing until highly... (more)

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by 816 · January 16, 2012 at 7:46 PM

I consume about 2-3 teaspoons of honey in my coffee each morning. I'm sure coffee isn't paleo but cut me some slack...I'm new. It's raw, unheated and unfiltered honey. I realize honey is mostly fructose but is it unhealthful? It is the only... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · May 05, 2011 at 2:37 AM

I think there is more to it than just 'fructose is bad'. Raw honey is more than just fructose, there are enzymes, etc. that are not fully understood. Here are a couple things worth... (more)

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by 12118 · June 11, 2012 at 3:33 PM

I love rhubarb. OK, truth be told, I'm a little obsessed with it - I have a soft spot for tart and tangy foods. Of course, as you all know, the SAD way to make rhubarb palatable is to add approximately two metric tonnes of white sugar. Last... (more)

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Lou_3 0 · June 11, 2012 at 2:47 PM

I like rhubarb alot and the way I prepare it is to cut into 1/2 inch pieces.Then when you get alot cut up and into a large bowl pour boiling water over it,let stand for about an hour.Pour off water and use however you want.This takes some of the... (more)

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by 18236 · April 07, 2014 at 4:12 AM

I suppose we don't know if cave dwelling peoples boiled brown rice with fire back in the day, but let's assume they did not. In 2011, our world is bombarded with a barrage of sweeteners, and we all know that most do not promote healthy metabollic... (more)

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Grant 0 · March 03, 2011 at 6:43 PM

It's important to note for those who do not know, the body processes glucose and fructose differently. Here's a great lecture on that subject, describing how dangerous excessive fructose consumption could potentially be. In my mind, brown... (more)

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by 12118 · April 09, 2013 at 12:47 AM

There's a thread here that started the conversation a bit, but it also dealt with fruits (bananas) and honey as potential additions. Here's the deal: I'm in a stretch of very low carbing for weight loss. Animal proteins, eggs, Kerrygold, coconut... (more)

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Julene 0 · April 09, 2013 at 12:37 AM

I also have the Cuisinart 2 Qt. Stevia works fine and will not solidify your IC if it has enough fat content (as mentioned before). But there are a few tricks. If you use Stevia here are my suggestions...always use a custard mix. 3 Cups Cream - 1... (more)

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by 1012 · February 15, 2011 at 10:07 PM

In the past I have used Stevita powder and am going to re-introduce it into my diet. Do you prefer liquid or powder and what brand do you use?

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Tawnia 0 · February 07, 2011 at 7:51 PM

There is also another alternative to Stevia. I like to use Agave Nectar to sweeten items. It is a fantastic ingredient to use when baking and is quite sweet.

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by 55 · March 13, 2014 at 1:31 AM

What's the skinny on products derived from coconut sap? I've only really seen them produced from a single company, Coconut Secret: http://www.coconutsecret.com/products2.html My roommate just picked up some of the Coconut Nectar for use as a... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · September 29, 2010 at 2:13 PM

Sugar made from the sap of palm trees is a traditional type of sugar in palm growing parts of the world. It is I think traditionally made from date palm with sago palm and coconut palm sugar now also produced. As it is usually unrefined it has... (more)

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by 70 · January 05, 2011 at 5:22 PM

what do you eat instead of sugar. Stevia, raw agave. More im interested in local things and exotic things. lind tree suger. Or lindflower polls. Some local roots. Or some technices. Cold cranbewrries taste sweet, while warm just taste more... (more)

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Stancel_ 0 · November 01, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Try fruit. You might like apples which are in season now. Try Gala apples, I like those. You don't need to appease sugar cravings with concentrated sugar and sweets.

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by 494 · July 14, 2010 at 10:31 AM

Hey guys, quick question. I am of the belief, as nearly all of you are, that sweeteners are not healthy. Insulin secretion, and a lot of chemistry I look forward to understanding but currently don't. Anyway, I was telling someone (not... (more)

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Mike_Opteris 0 · June 25, 2010 at 10:43 AM

I am an insulin dependent diabetic that follows Dr. Bernstein and PaNu/PB philosophies of eating and WOL. I used to drink 2 liters+ of diet soda a day. Six months ago, I just got tired of it and now drink about 16 oz or less of diet soda per day.... (more)