On Tue, 04 Dec 2012 19:46:33 -0500, "Michael A. Terrell"
When we lived in Vermont, I'd buy my wife Snowflake Chocolate
sugar-free chocolate. It was pretty good stuff but there was a
Surgeon General's dire warning about not eating too many. One, even
though there is no sugar in them, they still have a ton of calories.
Two, they're a pretty good laxative.
Even though she's diabetic, she makes a ton of good stuff this time of
the year. She just shipped a few batches of English toffee (my
mother's recipe) to the kids and a couple of the nieces.
The laxative effect is no where near as bad as what Metformin does to
I don't make any candy or baked goods. Some times I'm too sick to
eat, and need something in my stomach before I take the handful of pills
before bedtime so I'll eat a few cookies to calm my stomach.
This area is full of diabetics, yet it's hard to find sugar free or
no sugar added foods.
That's why there are five, four pound boxes of salt in the kitchen
right now and at least a couple more boxes in the pantry. All it takes
is a couple days without enough, and I have new sores that take months
1 pound, 14.90 ounces is the recommend amount per year. I use eight
to 12 pounds a year, plus what's already in my food. I still show right
at the lower sodium limit in my bloodwork. I have clueless people
comment about the sodium levels in some food. I just smile and tell
them, It's too bad that it's never high enough.
No, but you're advocating ignoring a potentially fatal health
issue. People need to look at the sodium levels whenever they have
labwork done, and make sure it stays in the normal range. I never cook
with high levels if someone else is going to eat any part of a meal that
I prepare. In those cases, I add salt, till I can taste that it is
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