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MikeS
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Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 - 6:07 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I just got a terrible migraine (2nd one of the year).

It's either completely random or:
1. Stevia + Inulin packets (just started 4 days ago)
2. Depleted magnesium (lots of gym + sauna time)
3. 88% pure dark choc (1/4 bar) each day for last 3 days.
4. two day delayed reaction from turkey, cranberry, haagen dass coffee & vanilla icecream.

Any guesses?

Thanks for any thoughts,
Mike
Mariann
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Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 - 7:03 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm not sure about those items Mike, but for me that much chocolate is a no no. What is inulin can it be used to make the stevia free flowing. I thought it should be just plain stevia. As for me I am using pure cane sugar. Not so many calories there and I feel safe with it. I hope you feel better soon and try rationing the choc. and go to plain stevia, that is what I think Deb does. Mariann
kristy
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Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 - 8:55 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I would use plain stevia or stevia clear drops to be safe.

Kristy
MikeS
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Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009 - 5:58 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Mariann & Kristy.

I had purchased raw organic buckwheat honey which is absolutely delicious, but doesn't dissolve in my mag vit. c drink in the morning. That's why I started the stevia with inulin packets.

However, I had it without any sweetener this morning and it is fine.

Drops sounds better, and I may try that at some point.

Thanks for the tip.

Mike
Jennifer
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Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009 - 9:58 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That much chocolate would definitely give me a migraine.

Inulin is a type of sugar that is indigestible by the body. Other than that I don't know much about it, like how it's manufactured.

Jennifer
MikeS
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Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009 - 11:51 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I can't be sure, but it sounds like hydrolysis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrolysis
is used to make it.

If so, that might be a problem.

In any event, pure stevia drops sounds like a better idea.

I just wish honey dissolved better.
EmilyS
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Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009 - 12:14 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I use Stevia from SweetLeaf that is 100% Stevia with nothing else added and love it. It's sold as a powder or drops through Amazon. I found the brand in the archives on this forum.

Honey should dissolve well in warm water. If your honey is old and started to crystallize, then it won't dissolve as easily.
MikeS
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Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009 - 12:56 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Emily,

I just checked Amazon, and the Sweetleaf powder & packets contains inulin.

I'll take a look at the liquid.

Mike
MikeS
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Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009 - 12:58 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Emily: if you could please check to see if yours does contain inulin. If it does, I'll cross it off my suspect list because you are more sensitive to FGA than I am.

Thx

Mike
Melinda
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Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009 - 4:57 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mike, I too will get bad headaches with the chocolate as well...that'd be my first guess for you. I also can not tolerate Haagan Dazs ice cream - instead I use Green & Blacks Organic Vanilla ice cream and seem to do fine with that one in small amounts. I also use the pure powdered Stevia with no problems. Inulin I am not sure about but seem to recall reading something about it being suspect - not entirely sure on that one though. Lastly, the delayed reaction from your Thanksgiving meal could also be culprit...for that matter, almost all of what you listed is a combined effect as several of those things are certainly triggers.
EmilyS
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Posted on Wednesday, December 02, 2009 - 8:48 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Mike, here is a link for the exact kind I use. It's 100% Stevia with no other fillers added to it. Because it doesn't have fillers like inulin it's a little more challenging to use because it is so concentrated but I have really liked it.

http://www.amazon.com/SweetLeaf-Stevia-Extract-Powder-9-Ounce/dp/B001EQ5PKE/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=grocery&qid=1259775737&sr=8-8
MikeS
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Posted on Wednesday, December 02, 2009 - 8:54 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Excellent, thank Emily for the link!

Mike

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