sugar is still safe...but it is refined..yes. The problem is that many tend to consume too much of it. It's also in most processed foods.
The use of honey for children/babies (under age one I believed it to be) should be totally avoided because their digestive tract cannot handle the bacteria that's naturally occurring in it and can become toxic to them..
I don't believe that manufacturing foodstuff with stevia instead of sugar will be without any major/serious health problems incurred by consumers. Time will tell.
pb4...Sending happy faces and awesome weather wishes your way......supposed to be 31 today with possible rain..ugh!
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!
Post Edited (quincy) : 6/30/2008 2:42:08 AM (GMT-6)