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voguegirl47
Thursday, September 20, 2007, 6:10pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I know it says in the book to avoid gum, but before I started this I was a gum addict (like 2 packs a day) and I was wondering if there is any type of mint or something I could use to replace it...any suggestions?
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I would suggest Reed's Ginger Candy, with two warnings: 1) there's a ton of cane sugar in Ginger Candy, and 2) tapioca starch is used on the outside of the candy to keep it from sticking to the paper (doesn't always work! ). Also, because this candy is made with real ginger it gets rather spicy--but since ginger is a bennie for us Os, that's a plus in my book.

The Ginger Candy doesn't last as long as gum but it's pretty satisfying. It's also good for bellyaches. I love it. When I'm craving something really, really bad for me I pop a Ginger Candy, enjoy the sweet fire and walk away from the bad stuff.


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Ion gave us a recipe once.......she peels and slices ginger into very thin slices, that she puts in a jar and adds vegetable glycerine, or you can use any other compliant sugar, like agave nectar.
place that in your fridge, pop a piece in your mouth whenever.

I have a jar there for emergencies.........
so far it s the most compliant ginger candy I ve known!! lol


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This is not a gum per se, but chewing on a few sprigs of mint, spearmint, or parsley may help.

I have seen ginger chews at very hfs's.  This might be an another sweet alternative.  

I have never tried this, but you could probably make your own homemade version by slicing and baking/boiling/dehydrating some ginger root and adding a small amount of sweetener of choice; such a vegetable glycerine, agave syrup/nectar, or any compliant sweetener.

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Quoted from lola
Ion gave us a recipe once.......she peels and slices ginger into very thin slices, that she puts in a jar and adds vegetable glycerine, or you can use any other compliant sugar, like agave nectar.
place that in your fridge, pop a piece in your mouth whenever.

I have a jar there for emergencies.........
so far it s the most compliant ginger candy I ve known!! lol


Thanks for posting this; it sounds delicious, and nutritious! I love ginger root, and cook with it often.


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Quoted from lola
Ion gave us a recipe once.......she peels and slices ginger into very thin slices, that she puts in a jar and adds vegetable glycerine, or you can use any other compliant sugar, like agave nectar.l


Lola, I agree w/ Drea........sounds great........a sweet bennie.......yummmmmmmm!!! course I guess I'd have to use ALOT of agave to achieve sweetness, but I do like the spiciness of ginger as well. Thanks!  



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I've been known to suck on a piece of raw ginger root from time to time, especially good for motion sickness.


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I've been known to suck on a piece of raw ginger root from time to time, especially good for motion sickness.


Eww, dont think I could do that, I like mine w/ sushi ..........trying to leave that alone tho.  



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Quoted from voguegirl47
I know it says in the book to avoid gum, but before I started this I was a gum addict (like 2 packs a day) and I was wondering if there is any type of mint or something I could use to replace it...any suggestions?


Hi voguegirl and welcome!

Wow - 2 packs of gum/day is a lot. I don't think I can come up with a substitute for an addiction like that.

In stead of finding a substitute, I would eliminate the addiction. Grab the nettle's root, so to speak (you also do say that in English, don't you?!)

[start broken record] I'd recommend Emotional Freedom Techniques for that. It's an amazing tool to attack addictions. If you're interested look into it at: http://www.emofree.com.[/end broken record]

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Eww, dont think I could do that... (


Re. the eww-part: I remember back when I was an apprentice at my father's pharmacy in the 80's, we had a customer who came once a month and bought a bag of solid paraffine-droplets - the kind we melted and used in the lab as a fat-base when making cremes and lotions. She chewed those solid droplets as chweing gum! Talk about eewww... Brrr...!


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