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Tina
Friday, March 9, 2007, 3:52am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hi,
Wondering if there is any good quality and legal chewing gum for O-nonnies out there?  Or O's?  Been wanting some but not sure if there is anything I can have.

Probably not good for me, but I want something to chew on!  
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What about the ingredients?

Quoted from Spry Xylitol Chewing Gum - Peppermint
Ingredients: Xylitol, gum base, natural flavor (Peppermint oil), vegetable glycerin, gum Arabic, soy lecithin, beeswax and titanium dioxide (natural white coloring)


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What about the ingredients?


while they may not be 'perfect', they are alot better than most. This is the brand I chew and give to my babies.  



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Those ingredients actually look terrible for O-nonnies.
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I was wondering
how much of the avoids are you actually going to swallow ?
I mean some of the sugar: xylitol and vegetabel glycarin as well as the peppermint would get into you stomach
But would the gums really get into your body ??

I have found a finnish product with only xyiltol made from birch - I do fine with it as well as as my kid- I do chew more "normal chewinggums as well when I´m desperate- and I don´t feel much reaction.- but I would like to find somthing more apropiate.


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I have two concerns.

One, the gum Arabic. I assume that would be swallowed and the gum base is the part that you chew that doesn't get swallowed.

Two, titanium dioxide is reported as a potential Cancer hazard and Ingredient(s) not assessed for safety.


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hey Tina,

you might give tree-gums a go!  some (like pine) are likely shards by now, but letting them rest in your mouth will give you a (gum-like consistency soon) chew with flavour that will last many hours.  Many of these are tree-resins and are easy to spot because they look like very dark yellow-brown congealed ooze coming from the split bark of a tree!

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I used to chew the Spry all the time, but switched to Xylichew.  I chew gum daily, mostly because I can't brush my teeth during the day.   I don't seem to have any problems with it...


Ingredients:
Sweeteners (xylitol 70 weight %), gum base (i.a. original latex from sapodilla tree), natural flavor, gum arabic, lecithin, glycerin, beeswax, carnaubawax.



http://www.outletnutrition.com/ligu12pa24pi.html


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The ingredients are far from perfect, but when limited to a specific commercial product the xylitol/vegetably glycerine gums are as close as I can find right now.  

When you are dealing with a dental decay situation, for instance, looking at many options becomes important for the time being.  
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Here's a new one I just discovered:

ECO-DENT 'Between' Dental Gum - The following ingredients are from the Natural Cinnamon Flavor.  I think they have a few flavors.  (Also I use the Eco-Dent tooth powder).

Functional Ingredients:
Vit A, C, E, Baking  Soda, Dicalcium Phosphate, Slippery Elm Bark Powder, Stevia Powder Extract, Xylitol

Other Ingredients:
Sorbitol, Gum Base, Malitol, Natural Flavors, Glycerin, Menthol

Some of these look scary to me but in an emergency, I chew two pieces for my teeth if I can't brush my teeth right away.
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Juicyfruit would be a great gum because it used to be made from jackfruit...a highly beneficial for O cancer suffers...but considering most gums increase the stomach acid.....gums as a whole should be avoided by O's


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackfruit


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Xylitol raises pH in the mouth making it less acidic.

How is it made from jackfruit?


JuicyFruit    
Sugar, gum base, corn syrup, dextrose, natural and artificial flavors, glycerol, softeners, aspartame, sucralose, BHT (to maintain freshness)

Phenylketonurics: contains phenylalanine

Nutrition Facts    
Serving size 1 stick(3g)    
Serving size 2 pellets (3.4g)    
Calories 10    
Amount per serving       %DV*    
Total Fat     0g     0%    
Sodium     0mg     0%    
Total Carb     2g     1%    
Sugars     2g         
Protein     0g         
Not a significant source of other nutrients    
*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2000 calorie diet.    

JuicyFruit Strappleberry


Sugar, gum base, corn syrup, modified tapioca starch, natural and artificial flavors, citric acid, malic acid, glycerol, aspartame, fumaric acid, carmine color, acesulfame K, confectioner’s glaze, acacia, Red 40 Lake, color added, acetic acid, BHA (to maintain freshness)
Phenylketonurics: contains phenylalanine


JuicyFruit Grapermelon    
Sugar, gum base, corn syrup, modified tapioca starch, natural and artificial flavors, citric acid, malic acid, glycerol, aspartame, fumaric acid, color added, acesulfame K, confectioner’s glaze, carmine color, acacia, Blue 2 Lake, BHA (to maintain freshness)
Phenylketonurics: contains phenylalanine


JuicyFruit Tropikiwi Kick     Sugar, gum base, corn syrup, citric acid, maltodextrin, natural and artificial flavors, modified tapioca starch, malic acid, aspartame, glycerol, acacia, fumaric acid, isomalt, sorbitol, acesulfame K, color added, confectioner’s glaze, Yellow 5 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, corn starch, lecithin, acetic acid, BHA (to maintain freshness)
Phenylketonurics: contains phenylalanine

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MMm JuicyFruit.  I think I'll just go for the Frosty from Wendy's instead.


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Phenylalanine & aspartame are avoids, I believe.  At least for A's.


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Glee Gum has cane sugar, glucose and rice syrup and uses a natural gum base:  http://www.artisansweets.com/c-gum.html
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what about bees wax with a dab of say oil of peppermint?  Is bees wax a problem to chew for O's or other blood types.
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A dab of flavor won't have the same properties as the fruit.  Has anyone had canned jackfruit?  I found it to be very woody and lacking flavor packed in water.
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Well, after reading all the posts on this thread I believe I have the answer.

No.  There are not any "good" gums for Type O's.  There are some that are worse than others, but not a one is "good."  It all comes down to how bad you want to chew that gum, and: Are you willing (as an O nonnie) to suffer the consequences of chewing that gum?

It's all about choices.  With the BTD, we now have the abilit to choose wisely.


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I only chew when I absolutely need to from dry mouth or not having my toothbrush with me, which is rare cause I carry it in my purse.  I've been known to many times, pull over and brush my teeth by the side of the road with some bottled water and Eco-dent paste!  ha...
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Honeycomb is another idea.  
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Perhaps chew on dried ginger.  

Make a homemade version with dehydrated ginger and sweetener of choice, if desired.  Dried ginger is chewy and has nutrition value as opposed to non compliant chewing gum.

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KimonoKat,

Just curious, what would be the "consequences to suffer" from any of these ingredients?

"Sweeteners (xylitol 70 weight %), gum base (i.a. original latex from sapodilla tree), natural flavor, gum arabic, lecithin, glycerin, beeswax, carnaubawax."


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I think the one most in question is the gum arabic.  It is listed as an avoid for all in TypeBase4.  Gums such as guar have always been listed as avoids by Dr. D'Adamo.
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KimonoKat,

Just curious, what would be the "consequences to suffer" from any of these ingredients?

"Sweeteners (xylitol 70 weight %), gum base (i.a. original latex from sapodilla tree), natural flavor, gum arabic, lecithin, glycerin, beeswax, carnaubawax."


Most xylitol is sourced from corn.  Sources of xylitol not from corn are pretty expensive.  Virtually all gums are avoid for type O's.  "Natural Flavors" are often avoids.  You don't know until you contact the company and find out "what" that "natural flavors" are and what they are sourced from.

All these avoids you are ingesting through the chewing process of the gum.  The more you chew, the more you ingest.  Although there are some avoids that are worse than others (wheat and corn are the biggies for Type O's), when you ingest items that are sourced from corn, you might as well just be eating corn.


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Xylitol may or may not be a corn concern.  Xylitol is even produced by the body!  When xylitol is sourced from corn, it is from the corn cob.  All xylitol is expensive!  
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I can understand how ingesting a gum could be bad for the body, but I thought that was the part that stayed between your teeth that you later spit out.. uh... in designated waste containers


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The gum arabic is not referring to the natural chicle gum base or the synthetic gum base. Gum arabic, which is a substance used to make the candy part of the product, is an avoid along with other gums such as guar gum.  The ubiquitous xantham gum is most likely an avoid, also.  

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Well, that makes a lot more sense.  Thanks for clearing that up!  I'm actually chewing that XyliChew right now  lol.  Whooops.  


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