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Old 12-01-2004, 07:00 AM   #301
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Can using old cinnamon make you sick or is it just the fact that any of the good things it does for you, won't work? Just curious. I've had little containers of it in my cabinets for years (4, 5, 6?) and only used it during the holidays, guess I'm bad. I have enjoyed using it in my coffee with sugar free whipped cream every morning. I've been losing, but I've been really focused on losing also, so I'm not really sure if the cinnamon has helped or not, but does taste yummy
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Old 12-05-2004, 04:47 PM   #302
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Things I wonder about the efficacy of:

1. Sprinkling it over coffee grounds, or espresso, and brewing or extracting the resulting delicious beverage. Think there'd be any benefit there? It tastes of cinnamon but does that mean the beneficial compounds actually make it into the cup, or are they still there on the grounds?

2. Cinnamon toothpaste. I use Tom's of Maine Cinnamint flavor (which has NO mint in it! I hate mint and can't understand why that was the only toothpaste flavor option for so long!) One of the posts in this thread said it had an antiseptic effect when used in toothpaste, a la clove or tea tree oil... but do you think that's from the cinnamon OIL which apparently doesn't have any thermogenic effects and is probably what they use to make the toothpaste? I think brushing one's teeth with the powdered stuff would be counterproductive.

3. Those Altoids cinnamon breath strips. I adore them and assume there is no health benefit from them, but does anybody know otherwise?
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Old 12-30-2004, 11:28 PM   #303
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There is a hypothyroid message board I read, and there are some ladies there very knowledgable about cinnamon. But they say to only supplement with it if your fasting glucose is on the high side, or it could cause problems.

Anyone heard this?
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Old 02-10-2005, 06:57 AM   #304
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Netrition.com now carries Cinnamon Capsules, 600mg, 120 capsules, for $5.99. More information here: http://www.netrition.com/now_cinnamon_bark_page.html
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Old 04-06-2005, 03:54 PM   #305
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Just wanted to see if any of you are still using Cinnamon? I started using it a couple of days ago and now I am losing weight again.
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Old 04-06-2005, 04:05 PM   #306
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I have been using it almost daily now for several months. I can tell a difference when I miss a couple of days.
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Old 04-06-2005, 06:54 PM   #307
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I add cinnamon to my coffee grounds before brewing, it is delish !
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Old 04-06-2005, 07:02 PM   #308
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I am trying to figure out how to fit 1 teaspoon of cinnamon into my diet each day. I drink 2 cups of coffee each morning and I could put some in there. But I don't really eat any sweets, except the occassional cream cheese/peanut butter/sugar-free syrup concoction. I don't eat plain yogurt or cottage cheese. And someone said don't eat it straight. So any other ideas of how to consume it?

One more question ... does it have to be consumed in one sitting to be beneficial? Or can it be spread out thru the day?

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I made teh cocoa cookies on here and they said to put cinn in the cream cheese frosting and it was good so you could eat it that way. It was better than the recipe because I added butter to it and more liquid splenda/.
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I have been using it almost daily now for several months. I can tell a difference when I miss a couple of days.
Why? What happens when you miss a couple of days?
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:32 PM   #310
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I have to admit I was a bit skeptical, but after doing a little research, I was amazed at the power of cinnamon!

Thanks for pointing out this little gem!

Here is a very good article for the "world's healthiest foods" list, including ways to incorporate it into your diet.
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?t...dspice&dbid=68

And here's another article that addresses benefits, toxicity, and tested "dosages":
http://www.boston.com/news/globe/hea...sterol_battle/
Just wanted to say thanks, this was a wealth of information..now, if I could just get over the fact I can't stand the taste......maybe I'll but capsules
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:35 PM   #311
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Why? What happens when you miss a couple of days?
I tend to get hungry more in between meals. It's nothing major but just something I notice when I don't get it in after a couple of days.
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How much are you using Stephanie ? I couldn't tell a thing when I was putting in in my daily cup of coffee in the morning.
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Old 04-07-2005, 05:44 PM   #313
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Wow never knew this! I was wondering since coffee has more caffine usuing it in tea would be ok too right?

Thanks for the info will have to tell my father about it as he is diabetic.
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Old 04-07-2005, 05:59 PM   #314
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How much are you using Stephanie ? I couldn't tell a thing when I was putting in in my daily cup of coffee in the morning.
It's about a teaspoon give or take. I just shake it in the cup.
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Old 04-07-2005, 06:46 PM   #315
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If you drink the low carb shakes...I have had Atkins chocolate in the past with a tsp or tbls of cin...can't remember. But it tastes delicious!
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Old 04-08-2005, 05:51 AM   #316
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i just put it in my coffee while reading this haaayyy not too bad but i think i might go and put a dribble of vanilla in it to take down the bitter taste but it seems not too bad ill have to get back to yall on the weight loss i have been at a stall for weeks now
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Old 04-08-2005, 05:54 AM   #317
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oh yea add some vanilla to your decaf with the cinnimon wow its realy good love it
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Old 04-08-2005, 05:57 AM   #318
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I had my cinn in my decaf coffee with my cocoa and I was down 4 lbs yesterday and now up 2 That will teach me to weigh everyday i guess
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Old 04-08-2005, 07:56 AM   #319
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I'm taking the cinnamon capsules from netrition, 2 in the morning, 2 at night. This was my third week.

So far I'm just not sure if it's having weight loss benefits. The jury is still out.

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Old 04-08-2005, 09:13 AM   #320
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When I put the powerder into my tea it gets all slimy, anyone else has this problem? Am I doing something wrong?
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Old 04-08-2005, 09:34 AM   #321
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Mine's not slimy but I do keep my spoon and stir often. The sludge at the bottom isn't too good.
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Old 04-08-2005, 10:01 AM   #322
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Yes, it does go to the bottom. If you stir it pretty often this will take care of it....
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since i tryed this earlier this morning i have been peeing like a race horse dose anyone have this reaction?

and as far as the sludge at the bottom yes that happened to me but like la lady said stir it often and it will help

do you like vanilla wow it really takes the bitterness out of it very well
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Old 04-08-2005, 04:52 PM   #324
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I have been going a lot more since I added the Cinnamon back in.
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Old 04-08-2005, 05:16 PM   #325
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I add one teaspoon of cinammon to my Atkin's Advantage shake in the morning...tastes great! I know some people say the shakes stall you during Induction, but I've never had a problem.

Try it!

Great Idea, I too enjoy a shake in the mornings, I use the powdered mix with no problems!

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Old 04-09-2005, 12:13 AM   #326
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I used to take the cinnamon every day but it seemed like my TOM was horrific then. So I quit. Anyone else stay on it that had this problem and it got better or it just didn't happen to them? Could have been coincidence. I would like to start taking them again. Update any new info. you may have any please. thank you.
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Old 04-09-2005, 08:09 AM   #327
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I haven't had any problems with my TOM. I have read though that if you are taking blood thinners to be very very careful.
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Old 04-09-2005, 08:27 AM   #328
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hypoglycemic??

I have LOW blood sugar and since on atkins...i have felt so much better and no crashes!!! i don't test my blood sugar, but did do the 7 hour ordeal...and at the 4th hour I bottomed out at 42...and was about to pass out....therefore they stopped the test and gave me a coke and some peanut butter crackers.

SO...with all that....does anyone have HYPO...and has the cinn. helped??
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sprinkle it with some splenda on pork rinds...YUM
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