That's okay Q, you stick with your sugar and I'll stick with my Stevia.
rather than making it personal........
I didn't say I wouldn't use it (it's actually in the ginger teabags I've recently purchased)..I think the problem is that people who see sugar as bad go overboard with the perceived freedom of having an alternative. If sugar is deemed bad, people may limit the intake...more psychological.
One thing....stevia and agave are much more expensive and not as likely to be in products...so, the use of them would probably be less if one has to purchase them.
Any alternatives, not all agree, natural or not. princesa...again, once used in excess, if something doesn't agree or is contradictory to someone, it can cause problems. Just because one culture uses it with no problems doesn't mean another culture won't have problems with it. I think it's not the whole leave product...it's the extracts that may be considered a culprit. Now that it's in a larger production, there will always be short-cuts...
We are always promised that things are good for us...time always tells the truth, and it's human nature to go overboard with freebies.
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite..back to nightly (Jan 22)..tapered too fast
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!