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Stevia - Natural / Minimally Processed Sweeteners

Stevia - A natural NNS

Stevia leaf (Stevia rebaudiana)

In its natural state, this non-nutritive sweetener is the ground-up leaf of the South American stevia plant.

Stevia is hundreds of times sweeter than sugar and has virtually no calories.    Frequent use of any NNS without accompanying carbs may stress the adrenal glands and cause you to gain weight.

NNS - May not be such a sweet deal for your healthl

Stevia does not produce a glycemic effect.   i.e. it has negligible effect on blood sugar

The sweetness of stevia comes from its steviol glycosides (mainly stevioside and rebaudioside).    These compounds have 250-300 times the sweetness of sugar.

 

 

 

Stevia extracts

Stevia-based sweeteners (E.g. Truvia and PureVia) use an extract of stevia (rebaudioside A) combined with erythritol.   Reb A is FDA-approved as a food additive (Trade name Rebiana);  Reb A is stable in dry form and more so than aspartame or Ace K in liquid form. Extracts likely lose the synergistic health benefits obtained from the whole leaf.


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Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT)

   Electrotherapy

       "The medical kit of the future"

The Body Electric

General electrotherapy health benefits.   Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:

Detoxification Wellness / Healthy aging Pain relief 
Relief from insomnia Immune system restoral Anti-Inflammatory
Maximizes cellular energy production Accelerated tissue /bone
/scar healing
Stress Reduction
Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation Increased blood oxygen
/ circulation
+++

There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:

Balances neurotransmitters Relieves pain Treats depression
Substance abuse withdrawal Relieves insomnia Relieve stress / anxiety
Anti-Inflammatory Fibromyalgia +++