Sweet Advice From Bob


Dear Bob,

What do you recommend as a sugar substitute?

A: All disease directly relates to sugar consumption. This includes white and brown sugar and all the synthetic or chemical sugars used in the production of processed foods. Some are more toxic than others. But all can cause multiple diseases, from convulsions to diabetes; and all accumulate as acid poisons in the body. The only sweetener I use is stevia. It is a natural herb sweetener that is up to 300 times sweeter than sugar and has been used for centuries by the South Americans. It actually regulates blood sugar, reduces blood pressure and is an extremely effective aid to weight loss and weight management because it contains no calories.

Best wishes,


Personal Liberty

Bob Livingston

founder of Personal Liberty Digest™, is an ultra-conservative American author and editor of The Bob Livingston Letter™, in circulation since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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  • grama18

    I stay away from artificial sweetners but I also do not use much sugar.. Ali recipes call for to much sugar you can usually cut 1/3 of the sugar required..And still have a delicious pastry.. Having 5 children to raise. I learned how to make cuts and still have a delicious product..

  • cribster

    Stevia has a slight bitter aftertaste. I just bought a bag of Xylitol, does anyone have thoughts on this?

  • Freespirit

    XYLITOL, although a wee bit expensive is ALSO a good “sugar” substitute and not poisonous ,at all. I use it as well as Cocoanut sugar when I feel like going on the “wild” side. Xylitol, by the way, prevents tooth decay :-)

  • jeffersonian

    Honey wins, hands down. Everything else mentioned has been processed and refined to some degree.

  • dan

    There’s nothing sweeter than Tupelo honey…unless it’s an apple or orange
    or anywhere else where it sweetness occurs naturally. Once you kick the sweetness habit…you can start to appreciate the different nuances of flavor as well as sweetness. It’s said the sugar is as addictive as opiates and affects
    the brain the same way. Stevia was TOO sweet for me…but allowed me
    to ease up on the sugar and corn syrup until the habit passed.

  • Shorty Stuff

    Sugar is required for your brain to function properly. Too much sugar can lead to diabetes, but you can’t totally cut it out or you’ll lose brain functionality and turn into a liberal.

    • Katie

      And cancer feeds on sugar. No thanks.

  • dave

    Here, Here Bob! I switched completely to stevia 1 year ago because of diabetes and A-fib. I have lost 80 lbs. and decreased my insulin usage by 90%. I feel like a trillion dollars! (Well, that used to be a million before OBAMA!)

  • karie

    Use XYLITOL, but only made from BIRCH TREES, NOT corn! It’s hard to find but you can get it at SmartSweet.com. Anything else may come from a genetically modified source and should be avoided at all costs!