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Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?
Generally yes: There is no specific problem w/aspartame in pregnancy according to the nih. It does not cross the placenta, and is not a risk to you unless you have phenylketonuria - a rare genetic disorder. However, it is always prudent to limit all meds, supplements and the like during pregnancy except as instructed by your ob>. ...Read more
Is it safe to use soda bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) and baking soda in making my cakes during pregnancy? Everything these days contains soda bicarb and baking soda?
A certified organic himalayan honey stats 14g carb/100g & no sugar.Can honey really have no sugar?If true,replace honey2 sugar?Chk tinyurl.com/pjeqdqr
Soda: Still harmful.Get a more detailed answer ›
VERY UNHEALTY but...: Regular and diet sodas are incredibly unhealthy & are best totally avoided. They either have toxic levels of sugars (usually as toxic high fructose corn syrup) or chemical sweeteners that may harm us more than sugars! See http://wellnessmama.com/379/reasons-to-avoid-soda/ Carbonated natural flavor drinks may be healthier depending on type & amount of sweeteners; stevia is OK. Please see comment: ...Read more
Yes: Diet coke offers nothing over a glass of cold, clean water except the taste, the fun of the bubbles, and a bit of caffeine. Vitamin water has the advantage of a tiny bit of vitamins, enough to make it smell funny. Pay for whichever one you want to spend money on. How about some fresh fruit for the sweetness and enjoyment instead? ...Read more
Deodorant containing sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, tea tree oil be safe for pregnancy?
Sugar alcohols: The funny thing about sugar alcohols is that they reconstitute into actual sugar once digested. So a product can be marketed as "sugar-free" if it contains sugar alcohols, but after absorption there's sugar again. It's a marketing ploy. So yes, sugar alcohols can have bad effects on your body just like sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MANY DANGERS: Aspartame & other artificial sweeteners are toxic, should not have been approved &are very hazardous.They have many side effects & cause obesity!see http://www.Sweetpoison.Com/ & http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2009/10/13/artificial-sweeteners-more-dangerous-than-you-ever-imagined.Aspx & http://www.Eruptingmind.Com/the-dangers-of-artificial-sweeteners i never eat these chemicals. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Baking Soda or: Sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is often used topically in a paste water to decrease itching or inflammation (especially in association with certain insect stings) and is often an additive to toothpastes. There are other medicinal uses as well. Here's a good article: http://www.Healthguidance.Org/entry/15156/1/health-benefits-of-baking-soda.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many treatments: Poison ivy, oak and sumac rashes are an allergic response to oils produced by these plants. If you suspect you have been exposed wash your skin well to remove the oil. If you discover the itchy red rash instead, you will need to treat the symptoms. Anti-tich measures : baking soda, diphendyramine, and avoid overheating. Hydrocoritsone cream and domeboro soaks help too. See your doctor if severe. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No and yes: The use of bicarbonates (sodium bicarbonate) to brush your teeth or to rinse your mouth are in fact good for your teeth enamel. Buffering acids that accumulate against the teeth reduces demineralization of enamel. On the other hand, the acids in lemon are weak acids that in prolonged use, as in sucking lemons frequently leads to demineralization of enamel. This is also seen in swirling coke and pepsi. ...Read more
No: There is absolutely no research evidence to support the use of apple cider vinegar and baking soda for shrinking fibroids. Ingesting large amounts of these substances may be dangerous as well. ...Read more