Wednesday

Not All Stevia Is Good For Your Candida

The Picture above is a packet of NOW Stevia that I had been using....that is until I found out it has inulin in it. Granted, not all the NOW stevia products contain inulin but I was told this one was the best so I bought it. It was indeed good compared to some of the others that left a bitter after taste. But still......IT HAS INULIN!!
Inulin feeds candida, although it also feeds the good bacteria, I am not willing to continue using it because it also feeds the bad bacteria.

I bought another brand of NOW Stevia and it has MALTODEXTRIN in it. What is up with all this stuff added to Stevia. Maltodextrin also feeds candida.
I have been using this Stevia Powder made from the Stevia Leaf only. It is just ground up leaves. I can tell you it does not taste as good as the other but until I find another brand of Stevia that I like, I will stick with this.

Look how green this is, and it is grainy and gritty. I know it is much better for me than the other Stevia I was using but this stuff takes some getting used to.
Be sure to look at all the ingredients on your Stevia......some of the companies sneak a lot of different things into their products.

Here is one of the sites I found telling about inulin Natural News
http://www.naturalnews.com/022356.html

28 comments:

  1. I had no idea!! Very good to know. Thanks!

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  2. Hey Terry,
    Can you point us in the direction where you found this information?
    This is puzzling to me, because there are other sweeteners that are recommended on the candida diet that I follow that are inulin structure(scientific)based, like chicory root and yacon syrup.

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  3. Here is one of the many articles I found.

    http://www.naturalnews.com/022356.html

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  4. Terry, you were asking me which Stevia I get. I was incorrect in saying Whole Foods brand. I use NOW Stevia Glycerite:
    http://www.nowfoods.com/Products/ProductsbyCategory/Category/M003167.htm?cat=Stevia

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  5. I don't use NOW stevia, but I can tell you that inulin fiber is very healthy for the body. It is a digestive aid that feeds the good bacteria, which in turn, enhances the immune system. I don't think it feeds the bad bacteria at all. Again, it's good for the body.

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  6. yodasmith,
    I did read inulin was good for the body but I also read it feeds the candida. Here is one of the articles I read.
    http://www.naturalnews.com/022356.html

    Right now, I am trying to feed the candida as little as possible. As soon as I get further along in my canidia cleanse, I will probably be able to use inulin with no problems.

    Thank you so much for your comment, I always like to get another persons view. Terry

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  7. Not only do I have candida issue but I have inulin food allergy. I have been using NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia extract in my coffee. I have maybe 2 cups in the morning, I see no inulin etc. on label.

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  8. Christy2:16:00 PM

    NuNaturals is the best stevia out there! Try their pure white stevia extract powder, or their alcohol-free liquid extracts. They are inulin-free and so much better than anything else I've tried.

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  9. Unknown1:14:00 PM

    I use Tader Joe Organic 100% pure Stevia. They offer 2 different strengths. One comes in a big bottle and you use a 1/3 of a teaspoon for 1 t sugar. I use the little bottle (622 servings) which comes with it's own teeny tiny little spoon.

    It doesn't taste like sugar but I've gotten to really like it. I know prefer it to sugar.

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  10. Anonymous1:29:00 PM

    Hi very helpfull to know. do you know anything about Erythritol? and how about bulking agents they add to some sweeteners

    thank you

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  11. I don't buy anything unless it is 100% Stevia. You are correct though. They add a lot of things to the sweetners.

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  12. I was not aware of this. I will have to check to see which kind i have. I just started using it but it actually tastes a lot better than i had expected.

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  13. "Sweetleaf" brand is the only one I found that doesn't add anything. Go one their website and they explain how it is made. just stevia and purified water.

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  14. o boy am i having a hard time with thos whole candida thing..i have very few products and really nothing at all to eat in my house at all..i.am huge on taste an up until yesterday i was using 12 pumps of caramel in an xtra xtra coffee...any help would be greatly apprec..i need few tips an tricks maybe..thanx..Jay

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    1. It is really important to get rid of the sugars and starches --but equally important for me was adding digestive enzymes at every meal and snack, no matter how small. There are a lot of good ones out there, really helped me.

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  15. I could really use few tips an tricks ive been diagnosed yest. And have nothing but ..acidolphilus,grape seed extract,baking soda,a multi vitamin..echinacea and golden seal root..please help i have no food an since taking this stuff im soooo hungry ..,thanx , Jay

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  16. jay,
    If you have candida, you sure aren't going to want to hear this one....
    COFFEE IS BAD FOR CANDIDA, CARAMEL FLAVOR IS BAD FOR CANDIDA.

    I drink herbal teas and thank goodness I was never a coffee drinker so I didn't have to give it up.

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  17. jay,
    The first thing I did when I found I had candida is give up all forms of sugar. I have the candida diet and the alkaline diet I used listed on my blog. I can't tell you how to heal, I can only tell you what I have done for myself.

    When you say you have no food, do you me NONE.... You have to eat

    If you would email Humaworm, tell them all your symptoms, they could also probably tell you if it is candida or parasites.
    customerservice@humaworm.com

    Candida Diet
    http://myjourneywithcandida.blogspot.com/2010/02/candida-diet.html

    Alkaline Diet
    http://myjourneywithcandida.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-alkaline-diet.html

    I did herbs and probiotics. The diets listed above are the first place I started.

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  18. Anonymous8:13:00 PM

    Hi! I just want to raise more awareness to Celiac Disease. When i was 8 years old i was diagnosed with Migraines due to a sensitivity to salt .. at 12 I develop "Athletes foot" even with treatment and constantly buying new shoes, this would come and "go" over the course of 12 years, But my toenails would only get worse as time went by.. it was later diagnosed as Candida.. Also in that time i developed an "Iron deficient Anemia" and suffered toxemia during both my pregnancies. After my last pregnancy, I've been left with Hyperthyroidism "Borderline diabetes" and psoriasis to add to my list. I am 26, and have finally found a doctor who's taken the time to run proper tests, Concluding Diagnosis "Celiac Disease" After a yr of being on a "Gluten-free" and No sugar or large quantity of starch diet, My body is able to absorb all the nutrients it needs from digestion, I am no longer Anemic, My thyroid has improved! That rash on my foot has yet to appear! and my NORMAL toenails are growing in! who ever thought you could cry over seeing normal looking toenails :) *Throws out the power tools for sanding candida nails down* And absolutely NO sign of diabetes at all! I feel like a whole new person! Another up side not to forget(though i like to pretended ive been this way all along) is the weight loss! I'm back to my pre-pregnancy weight, from the FIRST child!!!

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  19. Anonymous,
    That diagnosis was very good news for you. Congratulations on feeling well again.

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  20. mountain rose herbs has the best stevia powder, totally organic. My only advice to users is to use 1/2 tsp in whatever it is that you are trying to sweeten. It's very potent, sweet and will find it's way to the bottom of the cup expanded by the liquid

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  21. SweetLeaf brand is the one I use.. nothing in it but Stevia.. :)

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  22. Have you tried NOW's alcohol-free liquid "Better Stevia"? The ingredients listed on it are:

    Vegetable glycerin, Better Stevia [Certified Organic Stevia Extract (Stevia Rebaudiana)Leaf], De-ionized water, Purified Stevia Extract (Stevia Rebaudiana)Leaf].

    I have been using it for the past four months and it tastes great. But more importantly I have not been able to find any information which views the product questionably.

    I REALLY wish there was some definitive research by the nutrition and/or medical community given that Candida is a REAL problem. There is literature which states that the medical community rejects the idea of "Candidiasis", but at the same time I have also seen websites which refer to prescription medications to treat systemic candida. (E.g. Livestrong refers to the Mayo Clinic in this context). Is the medical community waking up to candida?

    Would very much appreciate any feedback on the above. And thank you for your blog as well as sharing your experience and insights.

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    1. Biraj,
      I haven't tried the NOW brand. I have used the NuNaturals NuStevia Liquid and it is great. Causes me no problems at all.

      I hope the medical community finally wakes up to the fact that people do have candidiasis. Not around my area, but hopefully soon.

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  23. Does anyone know if glycerine based stevia is OK for candida? I kind of doubt it but not sure.

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    1. LeeAnn,
      My sister does glycerine with no problems and she has candida. I have never tried it. She makes her own liquid vanilla with it.

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    2. Thanks for the stevia info. I am also finding frustrating the number of "safe" products made with millet and quinoa (which are actually seeds) to which are immediately added rice, as well as the general approvals of rice cakes and oat cakes when these things are grains (ie they convert to candida-food in the body, slow or fast doesn't matter, candida are patient), which makes them taboo in the first stage of the diet. The best site i found which in the thousands i've trawled through said it simply: "in the first few weeks, if it's not a non-starchy vegetable, if it's not lemon juice or mild herbs and spices, if it's not lean, white meat or fresh, oily fish, if it's not an active anti-fungal preparation with no additives and mixed by a trusted expert in the field, don't eat it."

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    3. Dee,
      It is so hard to find foods that they don't add more than you want to. I try to eat things that I make myself. It isn't so easy when traveling.

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