I felt I needed to revisit this post and do a REPOST! What bothers me – what ALWAYS bothers me – is when companies (or governmental regulatory bodies, even) tout something as natural, when its sole ability to exist in the way we consume it as a supplement is based on wholly unnatural, synthetic chemical processes. October 23, 2016 by admin

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Filed under GMO, GMO Food, Misc. Posts, Sugar Alternatives, XYLITOL

Hello Dear people! I just met the most delightful soul yesterday and she read the following post and knew why she shouldn’t eat anything with XYLITOL in it.  So, I wanted it to be fresh in your minds again. Here it is.

RE- POST!

What bothers me – what ALWAYS bothers me – is when companies (or governmental regulatory bodies, even) tout something as natural, when its sole ability to exist in the way we consume it as a supplement is based on wholly unnatural, synthetic chemical processes.

October 23, 2016 by   (Edit)
Filed under XYLITOL

DON’T FALL FOR XYLITOL AS I DID FOR TWO YEARS!!

What’s wrong with Xylitol

 

Most xylitol is made from GMO corn and is a highly processed food like substance, it is NOT “natural” in the sense you and I would use the word. (It can be made from birch tree bark, if so, the package will state it… Even so 1. birch xylitol is still extremely processed and 2. most “products” like finished foods and personal care items containing xylitol use corn) 

Most commercial Xylitol is processed using heavy metals, chemicals, is bleached and is hydrogenated to extract the sugar alcohols from the fiber of the plant. Xylitol is fairly new on the food scene so we have little evidence of long term use in a large population, If we think of other hydrogenated foods we will quickly realize they have a long history of turning out to be very bad for our health, think margarine, fast food or donuts… all cause chronic inflammation and disease. Reasoning would lead one to err on the side of caution and avoid any hydrogenated processed food.

 

Since it is a processed extracted sugar alcohol it is not digested like a natural sugar and throws the gut’s ecosystem out of balance. 

There is also a small concern about it’s toxicity in rats and a possible link to increasing epileptic seizures.

it is toxic to dogs and can kill your pets if they eat your food, gum or toothpaste

Finally:

The claims about Xylitol preventing cavities is based on the theory that bacteria on the tooth surface eats sugar creating acid that decays the enamel which causes cavities, anyone who looks into modern holistic dentistry will soon find that the current thinking is so much more complicated than this. Cavities are a symptom of malnutrition leading to a deterioration of the tooth. essentially cavities are a bone disease caused by a lack of the proper diet and sunshine (vitamin D), therefore xylitol’s anti-bacteria qualities are not only systemically toxic but only a band-aid over a much deeper problem.

Here are further links of the topic:

http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/xylitol-not-as…/

http://www.petinsurance.com/healthzone/pet-articles/pet-health-toxins/Xylitol-Poisoning.aspx

http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/xylitol.asp

http://lesliekenton.com/health/xylitol-good-or-bad/