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Watch out for Synthetic Sweeteners
Masquerading as Natural Sweeteners!


ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS – SWEET NOTHINGS FOR YOUR HEALTH?

Artificial sweeteners have been considered a solution to the problems caused by sugar intake. They lack calories and are advertised as a healthy alternative to high fructose corn syrup and sugar. However, studies have shown that consuming artificial sweeteners might make you gain weight faster than if you were consuming regular sugar. Artificial sweeteners slow your metabolism and ultimately trigger you to eat more. The three main ingredients in artificial sweeteners — aspartame, saccharin, and acesulfate potassium — have all been linked to cancer as well as Alzheimer’s disease, autism, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

I used to use them too, thinking they were better when compared to sugar since it’s what I was taught in school when I was studying to be a dietitian. If dietitians use and recommend them, it is no wonder we believe they’re good for us, right? Well, as research repeatedly shows, there may not be any good reasons to support the notion that artificial sweeteners are beneficial to us. They are far from being healthy as advertised on TV because they mess up our metabolism, create havoc in our gut, fuel sugar addiction, are dangerous with several side effects and raise our blood sugars.

  • Aspartame (Equal, NutraSweet) It’s currently used in more than 6,000 consumer foods and drinks, and over 500 prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications. It hides in places we don’t expect! Because aspartame isn’t heat-stable, it’s typically found in drinks and foods that haven’t been heated. Common side effects of aspartame include headaches, migraines, mood disorders, dizziness and episodes of mania. Comprising phenylalanine, aspartic acid, and methanol, these substances can stay in the liver, kidneys and brain for quite some time.
  • Sucralose (Splenda) Sucralose is 600 times sweeter than sugar. Sucralose, derived from sugar, was originally introduced as a natural sugar substitute. However, in reality, it’s a chlorinated sucrose derivative. Yes, chlorine, one of the most toxic chemicals on the planet. Despite its zero-calorie content, Splenda triggers an increase in insulin levels, which signal the body to hold on to fat reserves or to store even more fat on your beautiful body
  • Saccharin (Sweet ‘N Low, Sweet Twin) is the primary sweetener for children’s medications, including chewable aspirin, cough syrup, and other over-the-counter and prescription medications. It’s believed that saccharin contributes to photosensitivity, nausea, digestive upset, tachycardia and some types of cancer.


WATCH OUT FOR A NEW FORM OF ASPARTAME CALLED NEOTAME!!!!  A CLOSE COUSIN TO ASPARTAME and IT'S EVEN MORE TOXIC!!!!   READ THIS:

Monsanto  is the Company that owns rights to the glyphosate herbicides to kill the weeds in your garden - who is going to trust them when it comes to Food and Beverage? Yet many do so without knowledge. Monsanto is the same Company that wants to take over the Seed Production for Food world-wide. For GMO Foods (Genetically Modified). They were also the manufacturer of Saccharin in the 1900s.

‎Mar 13, 2012 - The Facts, Stats and Dangers of Soda Pop ... From the folks that brought us Aspartame, meet Neotame, a deadly sweetener that you'll never ...

Neotame is aspartame plus 3-di-methylbutyl, which can be found on the EPA’s list of most hazardous chemicals. The aspartame formula is comprised of Phenylalanine [50%], which caused seizures in lab animals and Aspartic Acid [40%], which caused “holes in the brains” of lab animals -- bonded by Methyl Alcohol, or Methanol [10%] which is capable of causing blindness, liver damage and death.

Methanol, or wood alcohol in aspartame breaks down further in heat and in the body, into Formaldehyde (embalming fluid), Formic Acid (venom in ant stings) and the most deadly of all -- Diketopiperazine (DKP), a brain tumor agent.

When it comes to human health, neotame is in the same dangerous category as aspartame, but it is a deadlier neurotoxin, immunotoxin and excitotoxin. The long-term effects are essentially cell-death.

Read more at the above Link.


DON'T TRUST A COMPANY LIKE COCA COLA TO COME OUT WITH A 'SAFE' STEVIA SWEETENER LIKE THE TRUVIA THEY HAVE INTRODUCED BECAUSE IT SIMPLY IS NOT TRUE AND THE NAME ITSELF IS GEARED TO HAVE PSYCHOLOGICALLY APPEAL TO THE PUBLIC. Read Cokes and Sodas Page for INFO!


Whatever you do, don't opt for Saccharin. I met someone years ago who decided to go on
a diet - when taking on studies - adding it to his coffee. Next thing, he kept having the urge to cut himself he was very anxious and stressed out. He was otherwise, a peaceful and well balanced person....and he enjoyed his studies. Someone felt directed to tell him to go off Saccharin and his health returned to normal. 
 
Sucralose/Splenda- The following is from the website "Sweet Poison" Essentially, the sucralose in Splenda does not readily penetrate the blood brain barrier as aspartame does, hence creating neurotoxic havoc at the brain center. To read more click here
 
The dangers of aspartame are now becoming widely known, but the risks of using Splenda are not as well documented - yet. Essentially, the sucralose in Splenda does not readily penetrate the blood brain barrier as aspartame does, hence creating neurotoxic havoc at the brain center. But, the research shows sucralose can negatively affect the body in several ways because it IS a chemical substance and NOT natural sugar.  By Janet Starr Hull, creator of THE ASPARTAME DETOX PROGRAM.
 
www.janethull.com/newsletter/.../the_10step_detoxification_program.ph...‎
My 10 Steps To Detoxification Program is a detox program I created to cure myself of a near-fatal thyroid disorder caused by aspartame. The program is…
Mar 18, 2011 - Uploaded by Vince Fauci The research and history of aspartame is conclusive as a cause of illness... ... Patients are teaching their ...
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Dec 7, 2005 - THE PERILS OF ASPARTAME. This came as a shock to me. All along I thought I was making a better choice by drinking diet Coke instead of ...
 
Artificial Sweeteners of any kind cannot be trusted. You say you are not affected by them? How can you know the compound effect of them - in other ways - on your body or brain chemistry in advance. There are so many stories added to the files in the offices of discerning Nutritionists, Specialists and Naturopaths.....is it really worth the risk?  See Natural Alternatives to the nasty masquerade of damaging chemicals on the Sugar Facts Page!


Dr. Hull's Book About The Potential Dangers Of Splenda

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The Chlorine In Splenda

The inventors of Splenda admit around fifteen percent (15%) of sucralose is absorbed by the body, but they cannot guarantee us (out of this fifteen percent) what amount of chlorine stays in the body and what percent flushes out.

You will be alarmed once you realize how chlorine, this common chemical we’ve trusted as a “purifier”, is actually affecting our health in more ways than you know.  Hopefully, this chapter will make you hesitate before you let your toddler take another sip of your diet cola.

Don’t despair – in Splenda: Is It Safe Or Not? Dr. Hull gives you plenty
of safe alternatives to keep life “sweet” visit Is Splenda Safe.com.



What is…sucralose?

As Dr. Wright mentions, sucralose is the generic name for the artificial sweetener Splenda. It is made in a laboratory by selectively substituting three hydrogen-oxygen groups on the sucrose (sugar) molecule with three atoms of chlorine. This is why manufacturers can claim that sucralose is a derivative of sugar and make it sound safer than other sweeteners.

But sucralose is a chlorocarbon, and chlorocarbons have long been suspected of causing organ, genetic, and reproductive damage. Thus it is important to stress that if you experience kidney pain, cramping, or an irritated bladder after using sucralose you should stop using it immediately and get yourself medically checked.

Sucralose is Toxic - Causes Cancer

This additive is marketed under the name Splenda. Sucralose is basically denatured sucrose. Its preparation involves chlorinating sucrose, chemically changing the structure of the sugar molecules by substituting three chlorine atoms for three hydroxyl groups. Chlorine a known carcinogen, so why would the FDA allow toxic materials to be used in our food and beverages?

It’s uncertain as to why the FDA approved sucralose knowing the nature of chlorine. You should know too that it was approved even with the pre-approval research revealed possible toxicity of the substance.
There have been no long-range studies of the effects of sucralose. The same thing happened with tobacco. As a result of not performing the required epidemiological research, it took years to track the dangerous effects of smoking cigarettes. It’s unfortunate and confusing that the same mistake is repeated even with the initial negative indications and checks and balances that are now in place. If the FDA does not step in and make monitoring and research possible and necessary, then we can’t readily learn the safety of such substances, including food items.

There are reports of the following after eating sucralose:

  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Seizures, dizziness and migraines
  • Blurred vision
  • Allergic reactions
  • Blood sugar increases and weight gain

At the time of my last analysis in 2006, there were only six human trials published on Splenda (sucralose). Of these six trials, only two of the trials were completed and published before the FDA approved sucralose for human consumption. The two published trials had a grand total of 36 total human subjects.
36 people sure doesn't sound like many, but wait, it gets worse, only 23 total were actually given sucralose for testing and here is the real killer: The longest trial at this time had lasted only four days and looked at sucralose in relation to dental caries, not human tolerance.

Sucrose and Sucralose are Not the Same!

A sucrose molecule is a disaccharide that contains two single sugars bound together: glucose and fructose.
The chemical process to make sucralose alters the composition of the sugar so much that it is somehow converted to a fructo-galactose molecule. This type of sugar molecule does not occur in nature and therefore your body does not possess the ability to properly metabolize it.  (Dr Joseph Mercola)

Mercola's readers reported the following symptoms after
24-hours following consumption of Sucralose (Splenda) 

  • Skin -- Redness, itching, swelling, blistering, weeping, crusting, rash, eruptions, or hives (itchy bumps or welts). These are the most common allergic symptoms that people have
  • Lungs -- Wheezing, tightness, cough, or shortness of breath
  • Head -- Swelling of the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, or throat; headaches and migraines (severe headaches)
  • Nose -- Stuffy nose, runny nose (clear, thin discharge), sneezing
  • Eyes -- Red (bloodshot), itchy, swollen, or watery
  • Stomach -- Bloating, gas, pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or bloody diarrhea
  • Heart -- Palpitations or fluttering
  • Joints -- Joint pains or aches
  • Neurological -- Anxiety, dizziness, spaced-out sensation, depression


He States That You Could Be Consuming Sucralose (Splenda) Without Your Knowledge


You also need to be aware of the fact that although the bulk of Splenda is sold to processed food manufacturers and soft drink bottlers, it could turn up in your medicine as well, as nearly 10 percent of all sucralose is sold to drug companies. So take Care!



                                      The Lethal Science Of Splenda - A Toxic Chlorocarbon

James Bowen, M.D., A physician, biochemist, and survivor of aspartame poisoning warns about yet another synthetic sweetener, Splenda.

The chemical sucralose, marketed as "Splenda", has replaced aspartame as the #1 artificial sweetener in foods and beverages. Aspartame has been forced out by increasing public awareness that it is both a neurotoxin and an underlying cause of chronic illness worldwide. Dr. James Bowen, Researcher and biochemist, reports:

"Splenda/sucralose is simply chlorinated sugar; a chlorocarbon. Common chlorocarbons include carbon tetrachloride, trichlorethelene and methylene chloride, all deadly. Chlorine is nature's Doberman attack dog, a highly excitable, ferocious atomic element employed as a biocide in bleach, disinfectants, insecticide, WWI poison gas and hydrochloric acid.

"Sucralose is a molecule of sugar chemically manipulated to surrender three hydroxyl groups (hydrogen + oxygen) and replace them with three chlorine atoms. Natural sugar is a hydrocarbon built around 12 carbon atoms. When turned into Splenda it becomes a chlorocarbon, in the family of Chlorodane, Lindane and DDT.

Potential Negative Effects of Splenda
Here are just a few of the negative health impacts Splenda can have on people:

  • Splenda and sucralose consumption alter the healthy micro-flora of the gut, making it more difficult for your immune system to work as it should while fueling gastro-intestinal diseases. In animal studies Splenda reduced the healthy gut flora by 50%! It also affected P-glycoprotein (P-gp) levels.


  • Splenda alters the efficacy of many drugs. While it would be better to treat your disease with natural remedies, if you are taking meds for cancer or heart disease, Splenda could be interfering with that.


  • Splenda may even alter genes. This sounds familiar when coming from a company who splices and dices the genome like some kind of freak show. The molecules are manipulated and this may also cause molecules in our bodies to be altered as well.


  • Splenda causes obesity. This toxic substance alters blood sugar levels and can lead to increased chances of getting diabetes as well as obesity. It tricks your body into eating more, and with more calories, you know what happens – unwanted weight gain.


  • Splenda shrinks the thymus gland by up to 40%. You need your thymus; it helps to regulate the heart and is responsible for many endocrine functions, including balancing metabolic rate. Why would you want to eat something that shrinks your thymus to the size of rat scat? Yuck.



Splenda Isn’t So Splendid: The Toxic Rumsfeld-Monsanto Link


While it is a good idea to avoid sugar altogether, using the artificial sweeteners Splenda or Aspartame might be even worse. There are numerous reasons you should avoid the stuff in little yellow packages (or pink, or blue). Here is why.
Donald Rumsfeld, the very same politician who supports GMOs, is perhaps the singular man who got Splenda onto the market after the FDA initially refused it. If you have gotten sick from consuming this toxic substance, you can thank him, along with its makers. Splenda was created by the British company Tate & Lyle along with the pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson.

Perhaps you remember when the Coca-Cola company launched its ad campaign to fight obesity back in the early 80s? This was all part of a ploy to begin the use of aspartame, whose patent was once owned by none other than Monsanto! Ironically, there are numerous studies that show this stuff causes obesity. It doesn’t prevent obesity.
Before they started selling you Splenda, it was called NutraSweet. In 1985, Monsanto purchased G.D. Searle, the chemical company that held the patent to aspartame, the active ingredient in NutraSweet, as well as Splenda and many other artificial sweeteners. Is Splenda safe? It depends who you ask.


NutraSweet is Aspartame in Disguise

This additive is sold under the names Equal and NutraSweet and there are thousands of other everyday products that contain aspartame, too. Just to name a few: yogurt, sodas, pudding, tabletop sugar substitutes, chewing gum, bread, etc. For its approval we have to thank the Searle Company for falsifying reports, and unscrupulous attorneys for delaying legal proceedings.  Once the statute of limitations ran out and the product was once again up for review, many discrepancies came to light between reported versus actual findings.

Consumers lodge complaints about NutraSweet, to the tune of “80% of all complaints about food additives,” but Betty Martini reported that the FDA has yet to move on any of them. In spite of this inaction by the FDA, there are indications that this sweetener is toxic. According to Ms. Martini, in a report from Flying Safety, an official United States Air Force publication, US Air Force pilots were warned not to consume Aspartame in any amounts at all. Why? “Aspartame has been investigated as a possible cause of brain tumors, mental retardation, birth defects, epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, Fibromyalgia, and Diabetes.”  And the FDA has made no move to
regulate this toxic substance.

How to Eliminate Toxins from Artificial Sweeteners
Check your food labels at home and throw out everything that has on its label:

  • Aspartame
  • Acesulfame Potassium (K)
  • Saccharin or Sucralose
  • NutraSweet®
  • Splenda®


by Dr Edward Group

References:

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  2. Pigi Cipelli. The Lowdown on Sweet? The New York Times.
  3. FDA. Reported Aspartame Toxicity Effects. FDA.
  4. Mawhinney DB, Young RB, Vanderford BJ, Borch T, Snyder SA. Artificial sweetener sucralose in U.S. drinking water systems. Environ Sci Technol. 2011 Oct 15;45(20):8716-22. doi: 10.1021/es202404c.


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