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Sounds like you've got a good plan going! I think I should follow your lead and start using it myself. I use far too much sugar over the course of a day. Research seems to indicate that sugar is better tasting than better for you, lol! I know Stevia is much more popular in other countries than here in the US. The sugar industry has a lot to say about that I'm sure.... I'll be putting Stevia on my list!



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That's great Tig - really appreciate the info on Stevia - nice to know not everything is bad for me! :)

My ferritin level is 366 in my last test, so within the normal range.



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They say that Stevia is one of the "Darlings" of the artificial sweeteners! It has many benefits, but it's also high in iron. So if you have an issue with iron overload or ferritin elevation, it may be something to reconsider as well. It's one more thing to make sure you discuss with your doctor. Inform them about everything you consume, nutritional and supplemental. You never know what may interact with a planned treatment regimen. Here's some good info on Stevia:

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Thanks for the info! I'm currently not on treatment (hopefully starting early next month). Will definitely stop then.

I'm taking a turmeric supplement, along with a multivitamin and a Omega-3 (which I've heard is good for inflammation).

The diet drink I have now is sweetened with Stevia, not aspartame. It is from the "Zevia" brand of drinks.

Diet Coke is one of my faves, so it's been hard to give up.

 



-- Edited by humbled on Saturday 9th of July 2016 03:31:53 PM

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EOT + 12 weeks - 4 / 6 / 2017 - UNDETECTED!!!

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I'm not a big fan of the sugar substitutes. The preservatives in soda in general are hard on the liver. Aspartame and other ingredients in diet sodas can elevate the liver enzymes, so it's probably best to give it a pass, especially on treatment. As far as spices and vitamins are concerned, it's best to avoid supplements in general and ask your doctor if a multi vitamin is warranted during treatment. I would avoid one with added iron if the decision to take one is given. 

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Hi Everyone,

Are diet drinks bad for the liver? What about spices? Or Vitamin E or C supplements?

Thanks so much!



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GT 1a, VL 3.7ml Fibroscan 13.6 Diagnosed: April 2016

SOT: 9 / 17 / 2016 (12 weeks Harvoni)

4-Week Bloods: AST (22) ALT (15)

EOT: 12 / 9 / 2016 - UNDETECTED!!

EOT + 12 weeks - 4 / 6 / 2017 - UNDETECTED!!!

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