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mvrablik
Monday, March 12, 2007, 10:23pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I'm planning on taking DGL for a few weeks , to see if it can help to clear up a problem.  Problem is, it seems like *all* the DGL tablets out there have avoid sweeteners (Xylitol, Mannitol, Sorbitol, Fructose), and a few have starches such as maltodextrin.

It seems like all of these sweeteners are avoids for Type O, and while I'm not sure I'd react to a small amount, I want to make sure I'm not counteracting the positive effects of the DGL by irritating my GI!

And as much as I've tested out as a secretor, I've found that I'm reacting to several foods that only non-secretors would normally avoid, indicating to me that right now, at least, I need to follow the stricter diet until I'm healthier (for ex:, I tried a larabar last night, which has dates as a base...my body said "no" quite clearly

Anyone know of a preferred brand (off the shelf is preferred), or which of the listed sweeteners is better than the others?

thanks - Matt
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Try NAP's DGL Licorice.


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I'm planning on taking DGL for a few weeks , to see if it can help to clear up a problem.
thanks - Matt


What is the problem you are trying to clear up?

If you are actually looking for a sweetener then I'd recommend agave syrup, or stevia, or vegetable glycerine.


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I'm not actually looking for a sweetener, but rather, an off the shelf DGL tablet that has minimal avoids...NAP's certainly looks clean and clear, but it's more expensive than what I can do locally (I have a 20% off coupon for the local health food store).  If I need to mail-order it, I will, I'm just trying to survive on a tight budget.

I've had some different possible diagnoses: Leaky Gut Syndrome, Ulcer.  I certainly have symptoms of an irritated GI which is allowing stuff to pass through the barrier, although I don't have the pain of an ulcer.  I've been doing better as I have gotten strict on the diet, and I just wanted to try DGL again (tried it before, but I wasn't clean on my diet) for about 10 days to see if I can clean myself up any further before I pull the $ into seeing a naturopath or alternative physician...

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I'm not actually looking for a sweetener, but rather, an off the shelf DGL tablet that has minimal avoids...NAP's certainly looks clean and clear, but it's more expensive than what I can do locally (I have a 20% off coupon for the local health food store).  If I need to mail-order it, I will, I'm just trying to survive on a tight budget.

I've had some different possible diagnoses: Leaky Gut Syndrome, Ulcer.  I certainly have symptoms of an irritated GI which is allowing stuff to pass through the barrier, although I don't have the pain of an ulcer.  I've been doing better as I have gotten strict on the diet, and I just wanted to try DGL again (tried it before, but I wasn't clean on my diet) for about 10 days to see if I can clean myself up any further before I pull the $ into seeing a naturopath or alternative physician...



For what you're describing, to heal your gut I'd recommend you start taking a tablespoon of Ghee on an empty stomach once a day.

There are companies out there that just sell DGL licorice without any additives.  Nature's Sunshine is one.  I bleive Solaray is another brand.

I would think the Intestinal Health Protocol would be something for you to consider.   Especially the L-glutamine & probiotic.  Notice at the bottom of the protocol page is the recommendation of 1 tsp of Ghee, twice daily.


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mvrablik
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Thanks for the tips...I'll look into it!
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As far as I remember,  you are supposed to chew the DGL and I cannot chew those tabs without a sweetener!  So I take one off the shelve with  fructose when I need it.  It really works for any acid reflux, (if I get it, which is rare on the BTD).
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As far as I remember,  you are supposed to chew the DGL and I cannot chew those tabs without a sweetener!  So I take one off the shelve with  fructose when I need it.  It really works for any acid reflux, (if I get it, which is rare on the BTD).


For the times that I've needed it, I've occasionally used a liquid form of DGL licorice root extract from Nature's Sunshine.  Just a tiny squirt in my mouth.  It's the best tasting DGL licorice I've ever found.  


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funkymuse
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Wow... that's something... is it bitter or?
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Wow... that's something... is it bitter or?


Not really bitter.  Just intense.  You can always put it in water.


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