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Doctor insights on: Xylitol And Thyroid Health

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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What are the health benefits of xylitol?

What are the health benefits of xylitol?

Xylitol: Clears nasal passages, prevents ear infections, reduces intra ocular pressure, reduces periodontal disease, heals wounds. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of xylitol in dental health?

What are the benefits of xylitol in dental health?

Acid balance: Xylitol is non-fermentable and therefore cannot be converted to acids by oral bacteria, thus it helps to restore a proper alkaline/acid balance in the mouth. It also inhibits dental plaque formation. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about health effects of side effects of using xylitol as sugar substitute?

Can you please tell me about health effects of side effects of using xylitol as sugar substitute?

Not so much: The first big randomized controlled study to determine the benefits of xylitol in reducing caries in a susceptible population found no statistically significant benefit. I think that the important lesson here is that while xylitol is not a magic bullet, there is much wisdom in limiting the amount of sugar consumed and xylitol may help. ...Read more

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Does gum with xylitol proven to be any better for dental health than any other sugarless gum?

Does gum with xylitol proven to be any better for dental health than any other sugarless gum?

Reduces decay: Xylitol decreases decay because the oral bacteria cannot metabolize it so they can't grow and produce acids to cause decay.. You need 6 grams a day to protect your teeth. ...Read more

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What s laxative effect.?.L eat chewing gum that contains xylitol for healthier teeth.Can it have an adverse effect on my health .

What s laxative effect.?.L eat chewing gum that contains xylitol for healthier teeth.Can it have an adverse effect on my health  .

Laxative = bowels: A laxative effect means that whatever substance you ingest can help aid defecation (bowel movements) xylitol is known to be a mild laxative. Also, just the act of chewing can stimulate movement in the bowels that promotes bowel movements. Xylitol is not dangerous. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have thyroidism?

How do I know if I have thyroidism?

TFT's: Thyroid disorders are usually diagnosed via blood test and clinical symptoms. Thyroid function tests include measuring blood levels of TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) and thyroid hormone levels (t3 (liothyronine) and t4). ...Read more

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Can you have both hyper and hypo thyroidism?

Can you have both hyper and hypo thyroidism?

Not simultaneously: Hi. Yes, you can, but not simultaneously. For example, treatment of Graves' disease often renders the patients hypothyroid. Hypothyroidism can sequentially follow hyperthyroidism. Same for a self limited process called a subacute thyroiditis - hyperthyroidism followed by hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism can be over treated causing hyperthyroidism. Hyper and hypo cannot be present at the same time. ...Read more