Sugar Free Drinks?

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SickInCT
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   Posted 1/19/2009 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I am looking to cut back on sugar, carbs and dairy but im not sure what to drink besides water? I am not big on drinking just water and most of what I drink now are sugar containing drinks like gatoraid or milk (dairy). What are you guys drinking? I also want to avoid aspertame.

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Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 1/19/2009 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
The clinic wants me to only drink water. But gatoraid is good if you have the runs or are throwing up. But really, clean water is the best. To flush your system.
I don't think I am allowed milk either.
2004 in Martha's Vineyard me and my two daughters then 11 mos and 6 all got Lyme Disease. This was only known to us because we found the tiny ticks on us and we got very ill. My dog also got lyme and he went lame.
We have fought it for 4 years to no avail.
We all got it again this summer is Texas.
I am now in treatment in Scottsdale Arizona at Envita.

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seeingstars
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   Posted 1/19/2009 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
hebal tea- some actually taste good and have some health value

lemon water is good too with detoxing value too

mixa
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   Posted 1/19/2009 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Speaking of sugar substitues :
have any of you tried Xylitol ?
Thanks

Razzle
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   Posted 1/19/2009 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol and may not be best to use a lot of it.
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sick-from-tick
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   Posted 1/20/2009 4:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I put stevia in water with lemon juice to make lemonade, I actually think I got the idea from this site. Is stevia ok to use or not? It seems like a good alternativte to sugar.

alfers
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   Posted 1/20/2009 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I drink a lot of flavored seltzer. It kind of feels like you're drinking soda, but it's good for you!
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rvnut
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   Posted 1/20/2009 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I drink lemon water, herbal tea and an occasional Gatorade for the electrlytes.

nefferdun
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   Posted 1/20/2009 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
One of the best things to drink is sasafras tea. One teaspoon apple cider vinegar in a glass of water is supposed to cure what ails you, but I don't like it (not even with honey). I cheat and drink grapefruit juice. How about V8? When I want a treat I put a little blueberry/pomegranite juice in some plain soda water. Or just lemon.

Razzle
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   Posted 1/20/2009 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Be careful with the sassafras tea - it is a blood thinner and can interact with medications because of this.
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
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jennie48
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   Posted 1/20/2009 10:37 PM (GMT -7)   
all i drink is watter and i dont know what else to drink myself.....but i love water caus and also i am always dehydrated so water is the only thing that satisfies me....i also was pllting a lemon in it ....and occationaly i will have a cup of coffee....which i know is nt good for me but sometimes i need the caffien to helo me stay awake at work in the morn ;(
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starting 10/3 doxy100mg // omnicef 300mg
 
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sfere
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   Posted 1/22/2009 2:14 AM (GMT -7)   
i cant' drink plain water either but.....cut a slice of lemon and squeeze it in...you'll get used to it....trust me.

You really have to be on a NO SUGAR OR SWEETENER diet when you're on abx's. You have no idea what you're about to do to yourselves.

I totally destroyed my gut...with doxy and then caning diet coke...fruit drinks....vitamin water....anything where i thought less than 18 grams of it were ok..lol
I was soooo wrong...and i pay for this indiscretion every day now.

I thought sugar free would work too...and the yeast beast came out swinging. Be Afraid.....very afraid.

like i've said before..and the many others before to me..and i didn't listen. If you want to get better...and you're on abx's...then YOU MUST BE on a yeast free...sugar free diet. There are no if's and's or but's about this.

SickInCT
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   Posted 1/22/2009 5:34 AM (GMT -7)   
sfere said...


You really have to be on a NO SUGAR OR SWEETENER diet when you're on abx's. You have no idea what you're about to do to yourselves.

I thought sugar free would work too...and the yeast beast came out swinging. Be Afraid.....very afraid.



I was not aware that you could not drink sugary drinks while on abx's.

alfers
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   Posted 1/22/2009 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Different doctors have different opinions on this. The doctors I've seen have said to try to cut back on sugar, but that you don't need to eliminate it completely. Basically, white sugar is bad for you no matter what, so when your body is weak and fighting something it's especially bad. And if you're on antibiotics, it can contribute to yeast overgrowth. I always took my probiotics and was pretty much fine, despite not cutting out sugar. There has been some research that artificial sweeteners are especially bad for lymies. I cheat and have a Diet Coke once or twice a week, but again I don't think that's too bad.
I try to use only natural sugar (raw sugar or honey), and not very much of it. But I certainly do cheat sometimes.
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