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Making Life Sweet - Splenda®: Is It Safe Or Not?

By Dr. Janet Starr Hull

The dangers of aspartame are now 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.

There’s a sweetener war going on out there – a battle for your dollar at the expense of human health. It is important to educate yourself on the facts about Splenda, aspartame (NutraSweet/Equal®), and all the other sugar substitutes available on today’s sugar-free market. In order to make a decision whether to use chemical sweeteners or not, you must have all the data available, good and bad. But ALL the information is hard for the general public to find. I have spent over fifteen years working with victims of aspartame because the truth and information about the dangers of aspartame has been quietly steered away from public access since the early 1970s.

The same patterns with aspartame are repeating with sucralose (Splenda). The individuals who stand to profit the most have immense influence and the information about Splenda’s dangers, just as with aspartame, is being downplayed. Corporate claims of product safety and innocuous research results are identical to those used by The NutraSweet Company. As you learn more information about Splenda and see its advertisements, note the comparisons and repeated patterns between the products, the corporations and the marketing strategies. Maybe consumers can prevent damage to their health, especially damage to a fetus or a child, from sucralose. Hopefully, they can do it sooner than they did with aspartame, which has affected the health and lives of millions of innocent people since it was introduced into the public food supply over twenty years ago.

At least you, the consumer, deserve to be informed about the “other side” of this safety issue so you can make up your own mind whether to use Splenda or not.

Posted on November 10, 2005 in Splenda Toxicity | Link To This Entry | Comments (4)


Posted by: Lauren on March 2, 2006 8:55 AM

I have read so many articles on the dangers of aspartame and artificial sweeteners in general. Obviously, cancer rates are higher today than ever due to the amount of man-made chemicals dumped into our foods and drinks. However, diabetes runs in my family. My father, who is quite healthy, found out a few years ago that he inherited the disease from his father. My dad has a huge sweet tooth, as many of us do, and he continues to use artificial sweeteners. My mom doesn't eat sugar now either to support my dad's eating lifestyle. Knowing the dangers of artificial sweeteners, what can my parents eat that is not only safe, but also will not affect their blood sugar levels?? How should diabetics cope?
On a side note, sugar itself causes the body to be more susceptible to disease creating an acidic atmosphere for cancer to grow. From my research, honey is probably the best way to sweeten food, drinks, etc. to reduce harmful impact to the body. It's definitely an interesting subject and hopefully, these big companies peddling products that are so harmful to our health will start to think with the future in mind and not with their wallets.


Posted by: Dr. mMadeson Basie on March 5, 2006 2:54 PM

? What do you think about some of the various health-enhancing juices flooding the market now??
Gogi, Mangosteen, Noni, Ageless Extra, Intra, FreqenSea, etc.
One has sucralose .
Is there any other name for aspartame that these products us to hide its presence??


Posted by: Sonia on March 22, 2006 11:16 PM

As for a natural sweetener for diabetics try researching Stevia, a natural sweetner from the Amazon.


Posted by: Malign on May 5, 2006 1:37 AM

It's ridiculous what corporations add to our foods. But like drug companies, they care more about their profit margins than the welfare of people. The FDA could also care less about us.
It's up to ourselves. We need to educate our families and friends on the dangers of all these sweeteners, preservatives, artificial colours/dyes and flavours, and trans fatty acids.
Most people get depressed when you tell them to read food labels because they are so used to consuming Whoppers, Twinkies and Fruity Pebbles(tm). It does take some will, but there are a multitude of foods you can eat that are free of useless additives. I've created a decent-sized list below:

Salmon (from the alaskan pacific (lower methyl mercury than lake fish and plenty of omega3)

Oranges/Orange Juice (non-concentrate) (Vitamin C and potassium/magnesium)

Chicken (niacin/protein)
Eggs (protein and many trace minerals)
Almonds (vitamin e, protein and magnesium)
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (monounsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E)
Wheat Germ (Kreshmers')
Oats/Oatmeal (Quaker Whole Oats)
Low-Fat Peanut Butter (Jiff)
Low-Fat Yogurt (Yoplait 99% fat free)
Skim Milk or Low-Fat Milk
Apples (fibre)
Bananas (potassium)
Potatoes (potassium)
Pasta Sauce/Tomatoes (lycopene)
Mushrooms (chromium)
Carrots (beta carotene/vitamin A precursor)
Red Wine (many bioflavanoids)
Dove Dark Chocolate (many bioflavanoids)

List of cereals without BHT/BHA, hydrogenated vegetable oils and high fructose corn syrup:
(if anyone knows more, please share) =)
Cheerios (plain)
Cheerios (honey nut)
Cheerios (apple cinnamon)
Post Raisin Bran

Cheerios uses alpha-tocopherols (vitamin E) as a preservative instead of BHT and BHA. It may be more expensive, but it's definetely the better way.

If you maintain a diet with the above foods and whatever else you know is good comes to mind, and refrain from eating Twinkies, McDonalds, Diet Sodas and even Sodas that make use of high fructose corn syrup (if you're going to make use of soda, read the label and ensure they're using sucrose (table sugar) and not things like sucralose and high fructose corn syrup. Stay away from lunch meats and canned Spam that make use of nitrites and nitrates.

I wholeheartedly agree with the above comment that the increase of cancer incidence coincides with the crap they put in our foods (MS, cancer, fibromalygia, diabetes, GAD, depression, and a whole plethora of other problems).

I am not a holistic freak. =)
I am not even a vegan or vegetarian. I eat chicken and fish. It all boils down to common sense. Ask yourself, hundreds of years ago, did our ancestors consume it? If no, throw it in the trash bin. Remember, one chemical compound added can taint the food as a whole. Don't ingest it.



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