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Sorbitol Intolerance

Sorbitol, a sugar alcohol often used in as a sweetener in candy and diabetic food, has been attributed to the occurrence of certain allergic reactions, known as sorbitol intolerance. Sorbitol is commonly used in the production of chewing gum, sugar-free sweets, and diabetic & diet foods, among other food types. It is produced naturally by the human body, and also occurs in beer, fruits and berries. You can also find it in certain medicines, such as cough syrups, mouth washes and laxative, and cosmetic products. As compared to normal household sugars, sorbitol is less probable to cause dental carries and also has fewer calories. It absorption rate in the small intestine is much slower than normal sugars.  As result, this allows even moderate doses to reach the colon for fermentation. A big number of healthy individuals can develop gas, abdominal bloating, diarrhea, and cramps due to a consumption of 5g and above of sorbitol. This is what is referred to as sorbitol intolerance.

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Millet Allergy

Living Life with Millet Allergy

Millet is a very common name amongst various cereals and grains. It is one of the species of plants that belong to different genera, but of course it’s from a grass family. It is usually used to make porridge and various types of bread. Also it is widely used as a food for the live-stock and cage birds. What makes a person develop a millet allergy? For those who are not aware of, then let’s get this clear. Millet has a good amount of gluten, and other eight types of amino acids.

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Sorbitol

Famously known as glucitol, sorbital is a sugar alcohol which is slowly metabolized by the human body. Apples, pears and peaches are the rich source of sorbitol. Sorbitol is dietary energy and sweetener that is used as sugar substitute. Diet foods, mints, cough syrups and sugar free chewing gums often contain sorbitol as additive. Sorbitol also has its worth in the field of medicine and participates in the cure of human body from some irregularities. Along with mouth washes, tooth pastes, and some transparent gels, sorbitol is also used in some cosmetics as thickener.

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Elimination Diet

When the patient’s body continually reacts adversely to something that is as yet undetermined, if follows, naturally that an effort has to be made to try to identify the sources and the causes of the allergy. One of the tools at the disposal of the patient’s physician, dietician or allergist/immunologist is a device that identifies the source of allergy symptoms through a process of elimination.

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Repairvite

Repairvite is a leaky gut repair program to heal leaky gut syndrome. This is otherwise known as intestinal permeability which can cause IBS, and many other things, even ADD/ADHD.

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