Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Homemade Tootsie Rolls

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I have some scary and important news for you.  I used to buy all my supplements on Amazon (and I take a lot) since I have Amazon Prime and get free two-day shipping.  My doctor knew that I did this and knew that I was still having a lot of problems (like bloating) and sent me an article about how dangerous buying from there is.  (Read it here.)  It details how shell companies sell counterfeit, expired, or stolen pills for a discount and they could potentially contain harmful substances…even sawdust!!!  Oh, and this wasn’t written by some rando, it’s by a guy who used to work for the FDA!

So I quickly got rid of all my supplements and started to buy from a reputable source.  I didn’t see any of my symptoms abate, but I felt better knowing for sure I was getting the good stuff.

But there was something I forgot.  I take CALM everyday to help with constipation but since it doesn’t come in a pill form (it’s just a powder) I wasn’t even thinking of it as a supplement.  Well, about a week ago I got a new bottle from Amazon and not only did it taste weaker, I got the exact same taste in my mouth as when you have a tooth ground down at the dentist.  Ew!!! Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Homemade Lollipops

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I think I finally understand the difference between being tired and being exhausted.  When I was younger I thought that I was tired all the time.  That being tired was the reason it was nearly impossible to get out of bed in the morning, and why I would have to lay down on the bathroom floor while the shower warmed up because my head would swim and my vision would go fuzzy.  But that was exhaustion.  That was because I wasn’t eating right.  Eliminating fructose was really helpful for that.  Now I have so much more energy and can annoy my cat right away in the morning with my good mood while she screams at me for food. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Mint-Chocolate Marshmallows and a New Sweetener!

I have some exciting news to share with you all.  A while ago a company called Madhava contacted me and they have developed a new sweetener that is fructose free!  It even says so right on the bottle:

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Just look at those magic words!  It’s made from cassava and it’s 35% glucose, 35% maltose, and the rest is complex carbohydrates.  It’s also organic and non-GMO, which I love!  I’ve tested it extensively to make sure it doesn’t make me sick and I’m certain that it does not.  (Although I found something else that does.  Blerg.)

They sent me a couple of bottles to try (I’m not getting paid for this, though, don’t worry!) so I could make a few recipes.  This sugar behaves like a corn syrup, so didn’t want to just bake a normal dessert recipe and replace table sugar with this.  I wanted to make something we can’t make with dextrose and certainly can’t have as a store-bought treat.

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