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ItsMyTurn
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I have been reading about the benefits of taking blackstrap molasses. Anyone else use it?
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I love Blackstrap Molasses.

It's still sugar, though. So, for anyone on antibiotics, would be best avoided due to it's ability to feed candida.

I do think it's best to get vitamins and minerals from the earth as opposed to capsules from a factory. However, the "good" minerals in Molasses can be found in other foods, too.

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From the "Body Ecology" site:

http://bodyecology.com/articles/which_are_good_sweeteners.php

Honey, Sugar, Molasses, Agave, Stevia & Other Natural Sweeteners: Which Are Actually Good for You?

Excerpt:

. . . Crude Blackstrap Molasses

Molasses is made by refining sugarcane and sugar beets. During processing, sugar crystals are extracted leaving a dark, syrupy mixture.

If the molasses is from sugarcane grown in high quality soil, it can have an abundance of minerals like iron, calcium, and magnesium.

Blackstrap Molasses is the darkest color molasses you can get, and this indicates the presence of less sugar, and more nutrients.

Again, even this healthiest version of molasses will feed candida and would only be eaten on an empty stomach (see honey above) after your inner ecosystem is well established and your candida symptoms have completely disappeared.

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Thanks Keebler. I love the taste. I will be careful. Sometimes it's nice to put something in your mouth that may be good for you and tastes good too. LOL
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Yea.

Do you like Licorice? That is sweet and excellent, and will not promote candida.

Licorice is excellent for the adrenals and was my very best "go-to" helper when I used to faint a lot. I think it can be better than Flornif in that regard for those with NMH or POTS. (Those terms can be web searched with: low+blood+pressure).

But, it must be the pure licorice, not candy. You can find little tiny pieces in tins, usually from Europe - on some websites.

The pieces look like tiny little charcoal briquets.

The kind I get is made in Italy. But I've not had it in a long time and forget the brand. A tiny yellow flat tin that slides open along the top.

Licorice tea, too.

For those prone to high blood pressure, though, too much can push that. Still, if balanced, it can be fine.

It's a bit stimulating, so not too late in the day -- or with other foods/herbs that will balance that effect.

Holy Basil should be one to balance that but you'd want to study up on this or ask a good ND, L.Ac. or other with an education in herbs.
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I do not see the same tin as what I had years ago but pretty sure the brand is the one below.
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http://www.licoriceinternational.com/

Licorice International

It should be sugar-free & gluten-free. Nothing but licorice (which is really licorice root extract, dried).

If you buy licorice in ANY form, be sure to calculate the dose so you dont consume too much. See last link. This calculation is essential.

Really, though, just the tiniest piece can provide a sweet pleasure melting in your mouth for 15 minutes. Intended to melt, not to chew so don't even start doing that - it disappears too fast and you'll want more.

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http://www.licoriceinternational.com/licorice/pc/Oro-Spezzata-by-Amarelli-40g-Tin-7p208.htm#details

Oro Spezzata by Amarelli (40g. Tin)


http://www.licoriceinternational.com/licorice/pc/Oro-Spezzata-by-Amarelli-40g-Tin-7p208.htm#details

Ingredients: Pure Licorice

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From The One Earth Herbal Sourcebook (Tillotson, et.al.)

http://www.tillotsoninstitute.com/important-herbs/licorice-root-glycyrrhiza-glabra.html

LICORICE ROOT (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

[Be sure to read the whole page & also research from other authors]

Excerpt:

. . . We now know that the negative effects of licorice overdose, such as blood pressure elevation and fluid retention, are caused primarily by its dose-dependent inhibition of a specific enzyme called 11-HSD.

Analysis reveals that this inhibition occurs only after multiple doses of 1.5 grams per day of pure glycyrrhizic acid.

Daily doses of 500 mg. or less cause little or no problem (Krahenbuhl et al., 1994, Heilmann et al., 1999, White et al., 1997). In other words, licorice root is safe when used in proper dosage.

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Yes, I like licorice. Black jelly beans are my favorite but I know they are a no-no. Thanks for the great info.
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