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Eva Sapi research - Stevia and Lyme bacteria

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by maryb, Nov 19, 2015.

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    How odd! Wonder at the underlying story of how they thought to try this.

    http://www.akademiai.com/doi/pdf/10.1556/1886.2015.00031

    I break out in rashes and crazy itchiness every time I've tried stevia. Always assumed it was an allergic type reaction but I'll have to revisit that now.
     
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    thanks @shannah I'd forgotten to put the link!!
     
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    that is fantastic--i have been using it daily for years!
     
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    there was a discussion as to whether stevia was zylitol but its not, xylitol can be made from different things including corn cob, mine is from hardwood trees, stevia is only made from birch trees.
     
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    brain fog today--what is the best form they say to use for antibacterial effect?
     
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    ha -hail no---but i could be worse ;)
     
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    that's what I always say....:)
     
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    Stevia - but not sure what amount you would have to consume, maybe find out some time in the near future.
     
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    Actually, stevia isn't from birch trees. (unless some discovery hasn't hit my radar yet).

    Stevia stands for an extract from the plant species called Stevia rebaudiana.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevia

    As far as I know, xylitol (different than stevia) can be found in several different plants, including birch trees, but stevia as far as I know is only in that one species of plant Stevia rebaudiana.

    "Trivia about sweeteners for 10 points, Alex" (a joke referring to an old American TV game show). I can't eat sugar, so little facts about other sweeteners stick with me.
     
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    @South - Well thank you.. I know nothing....as usual :)
    so I still don't know what Stevia actually is. I'm laughing as I type because it is all too much really for my head to take in today, maybe tomorrow I'll find out and understand what Stevia is finally.
     
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