Stevia as a sweetener and salicylates

Some people are more sensitive to salicylates than others and will block on small amounts. Like a tiny trace of real Stevia leaf in the Stevia sweetener. We know of several who have been mapped and seen the improvement once Stevia was stopped being used. You might not be one of those people, but are you willing to take the chance? I hope not!

The first couple years are really important for finding your clearing dose and beginning to recognize clearing cycles, but what it feels like to block, most can’t tell this without being mapped! Please don’t chance it if you are not being mapped!

You will see posts about Stevia and it being ok to use on the protocol in other forums. If you are being mapped by Dr St Amand or Dr Congdon, and they’re willing to walk with you through trying out these things, that is totally up to you! For the rest of you who don’t have the benefit of their care, PLEASE don’t risk it! Stay as crazy safe and careful as you can possibly be when it comes to sals. Take NO chances, your health is worth the diligence!!

If you are on the HG diet and looking for a sweetener, try Xylitol and/or Splenda. But be careful with these! Sweeteners cause your weight loss to slow down, and can have a cumulative effect on your body so that you can begin to feel sick using them without realizing it. Try just staying away from sweeteners and sugars most of the time, have something sweet just once a week for a treat, it’s much healthier anyways. Fruit has never tasted sweeter to me since I started to do that a month ago! πŸ™‚

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I'm a bit of a health nut and not ashamed of it! God, family and Missions are huge passions and driving forces in my life. I have had fibromyalgia for most of my life and am in the process of a treatment that is gonna give me my life back! Join me in my journey to wellness, make some new friends and maybe encourage someone else along the way!
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4 Responses to Stevia as a sweetener and salicylates

  1. Georgina Gutierrez says:

    I just found your website and I want to thank you for all the wonderful information in it.
    I started the Guai protocol 10 days ago and am very nervous about the products I use. I started building my own database to make sure I don’t miss anything. I still had questions and finding your list has made me relax. Thank you very much for the compasion and encouragement you show in your writings. I am hopeful this protocol is going to give me parts of my life I have been loosing for years. Gracias!!!

    • Christine says:

      Georgina, welcome and glad you found me too! πŸ™‚

      Just 10 days ago hey? you’re still a newbie at this then! How are you doing? I was SO stressed out at first, made SO many mistakes! I just wanted to make it a little easier for people. Just keep trucking along, you aren’t alone in this!

      Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help, and definitely check out my online support group on Facebook: we love to chat about life and the protocol and have found some lifelong friends there πŸ™‚ Hope to see you there too! πŸ™‚

  2. Debbie says:

    I have been mapped by Dr. St. Amand for over 12 years. His office just told me that Stevia is fine to use on the protocol. I have IBS that has never cleared up on this treatment and my Gastroenterologist said that Splenda irritates the bowels and sticks to them and takes a long time to leave the body so now Splenda is out. I really don’t want to use sugar. I’m not sure why we are hearing mixed messages on Stevia from Dr. St. Amand. By the way, my Fibromyalgia itself is nearly gone but I have acquired 9 other auto-immune conditions and no one has a cure for any of them. Like FMS they are in my genes and genes can’t be fixed. I am disappointed because I have stuck completely to low carb diet and no salicylates and didn’t realize that I would just pick up more auto-immune conditions. My FMS pain is gone but right now I am fatigued constantly and don’t know why.

    • Christine says:

      Awww Debbie I am so sorry to hear that!! You are so blessed to be mapped by Dr St Amand, and yep you are right, not everything is fibro πŸ™

      I sure hope you get this figured out and that there is a good treatment that will help you. It’s so hard when we live through so much with fibro and the protocol, and then to find out there’s other things wrong too. I hope you can keep your chin up. Have you joined our Fibro Buddies On Guaifenesin Protocol Facebook group yet? You might find some encouragement and help along the way. We talk about other issues too, maybe someone has the same symptoms!

      Oh- and the Stevia thing is that SOME people will block on Stevia, not everyone, that’s why I’ve included it in my list. If you aren’t being mapped by Dr ST Amand or Dr Congdon, then you wont know if you’re blocking till it’s been going on for a long time! I have many people in my group who aren’t being mapped, so we need to be even more cautious πŸ™‚

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