I have been using stevia for many years now, due to what I finally figured out what neurological damage to the nerves leading to my intestines. Any other sweetener sets off massive cramps for 3 days for me. I have used small amounts and large amounts, depending on what I was eating/drinking - yet it never once made me herx, or helped me feel better - although it did help me from getting cramps and candida.
I didn't herx until I started using my herbal protocol, and then I discovered that I likely have the gene mutations that prevent a person from detoxing well.
The thing we have to remember is that with these infections, just because a treatment works in the lab, in practice it's a whole different world.
I still use stevia, and I would encourage others to use it as well, but I would caution anyone thinking that it would heal them.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15
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