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  •  The sugar in water thing: (5+ / 0-)

    Avoid if you're hyper (diabetic) or hypo-glycemic. Sugar water will raise and then dump your blood sugar, very unhealthy for some. For my son for example this would end up with his sugar VERY unbalanced about a half hour before dinner was ready if he drank it an hour before.

    One thing to keep in mind with homeopathic remedies of any type, even nutritional ones, is not everything works the same for every person. And there are always instances when things are contra-indicated. Research is always a good idea before any dietary or supplemental change, look for interactions with medicines, with other herbs, and the way it works in the body as well as what it's made of. If there's an issue avoid it until you can talk to a pharmacist or your doctor.

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    by FloridaSNMOM on Sun May 19, 2013 at 07:44:03 AM PDT

    •  I admit I stuck it in the middle of the paragraph, (3+ / 0-)
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      For obvious reasons, this probably won't be useful for everybody
      but I did think of that.

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      by loggersbrat on Sun May 19, 2013 at 09:43:12 AM PDT

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    •  If you take a quart of water, a tablespoon of (4+ / 0-)
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      sugar, a half-teaspoon of salt and a quarter teaspoon of calcium dioxide (sold as Nu-Salt hereabouts) you have the basis of Gatorade. Add your favorite kind of Kool-Aid flavoring.

      I sub in lime juice for the sugar ...

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Sun May 19, 2013 at 10:23:04 AM PDT

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      •  I'll have to try that.. as my kids love Gatorade. (4+ / 0-)
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        I'm thinking of using the 'mio' style mixes in our hurricane box this year instead of sugar added kool aid mix. That way everyone can have their own flavors and it won't end up as a solid rock from the humidity by the end of the season.

        "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

        by FloridaSNMOM on Sun May 19, 2013 at 10:25:47 AM PDT

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        •  Oh, for that "solid rock" (2+ / 0-)
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          get yourself a Brown Sugar teddy bear (or any food-safe unglazed ceramic cuteness) and slip into the canister.

          LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

          by BlackSheep1 on Sun May 19, 2013 at 10:31:24 AM PDT

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          •  That works for day to day stuff (2+ / 0-)
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            but not so much for the hurricane box. I try to keep that unbreakables only because you never know what's going to happen to that box. It could have a roof fall on it, or a tree branch, or have to be moved and yanked around in a hurry in an evacuation situation.

            "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

            by FloridaSNMOM on Sun May 19, 2013 at 12:10:26 PM PDT

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            •  these things are small (2+ / 0-)
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              and pretty tough. One's in my camper's cabinet in the bag of turbinado i keep there, in an old coffee can to stop the ants.

              LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

              by BlackSheep1 on Sun May 19, 2013 at 01:23:03 PM PDT

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