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Old 01-11-2014, 18:56   #1
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I just read today that cinnamon contains a toxic ingredient that can cause liver disease and excess bleeding. I am about ready to stop all efforts to improve our health by supplementing with vitamins, minerals, or herbs. Ronnie has surgery next week and II have been putting a large amount of cinnamon in our morning smoothies. guess I should call the urologists office first thing Monday.
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Belinda,

Jenny Ruhl's site Worthless or Dangerous Supplements doesn't have a lot to say that's positive about cinnamon.

Now, I happen to like the taste and the boss does use it in anything with apple in the mix but as far as I can see the cinnamon does nothing to offset the carbs in the apple - so small portions only for me

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I've never read on any forum anyone getting any benefit from cinnamon. The only pro-cinnamon literature comes from sellers of same.

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apple - so small portions only for me
You can have a LOT of "apple" if you make the faux apples from cucumbers.

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You can have a LOT of "apple" if you make the faux apples from cucumbers.
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Here's one in the recipe section:
Mock Apple Crisp

My version for the "apples" is to scoop out the seeds of a cucumber and slice thin. I put them in a pan with water, add a package of SF cider mix and simmer about an hour - add in cinnamon and/or apple pie spice and (optional) pecans and coconut. Takes about an hour to make cucumbers semi-soft.

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I just read today that cinnamon contains a toxic ingredient that can cause liver disease and excess bleeding. I am about ready to stop all efforts to improve our health by supplementing with vitamins, minerals, or herbs. Ronnie has surgery next week and II have been putting a large amount of cinnamon in our morning smoothies. guess I should call the urologists office first thing Monday. Belinda
Cassia cinnamon contains more coumarin (the toxic ingredient) than Ceylon cinnamon. I read you can tell the difference between them if you looked at the sticks. Can't tell if it's ground up

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Cassia cinnamon contains more coumarin (the toxic ingredient) than Ceylon cinnamon. I read you can tell the difference between them if you looked at the sticks. Can't tell if it's ground up
Wonder how Vietnamese cinnamon stacks up? I've discovered it recently and love it!

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According to Wiki, cassia is referred to as Chinese cinnamon and ceylon is referred to as Saigon, Vietnamese, or Indonesian cinnamon. The Chinese cinnamon is grown both in China and Vietnam, so I'd be wary unless getting it in stick form. Cassia has one thick layer of bark while ceylon has several thin layers.

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They both contain the toxin coumarin. Just much less in yhe siagong cinnamon. Sorry about the bad spelling.

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