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The Truth About Splenda


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#1 justjane

 
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 10:32 AM

I hope this is the right place to post this!

We all know that Splenda is bad for us. Here are some links providing "solid evidence."

http://www.wnho.net/...hlorocarbon.htm

http://www.truthaboutsplenda.com/

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#2 Sweetfudge

 
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 10:58 AM

I've seen this before! I immediately quit buying splenda and any beverages/gums/candy with splenda in them!
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 11:24 AM

I've gone off Splenda, too (also, the individual packages contain dextrose and I'm allergic to corn). I used it when it first came on the market, but then figured I was better off not using any artificial sweetner and went back to sugar and stevia.

As a nation we are really addicted to sweet things (and high carbs, which is in reality the same thing), and are not used to using self-control about our diets (just look at all the overweight people and the crowds at fast-food restaurants). So we are willingly gullible to people who will give us what we want with the promise of no consequenses in our indulgence.

I'm just as bad as everyone else about wanting sweet things. It's a really tough addiction to break. I'm better, but certainly not "cured". I'm hoping that a few months down the road with having eliminated those food allergens in my system that the sweet cravings will significantly diminsh. :(
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#4 eKatherine

 
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 11:30 AM

That wnho website has some mighty strange articles posted on it. You might want to browse through their authors and see what some of the others have to say.
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 12:22 PM

Oh my....thanks for posting this. I am very upset to find out that once again we have been mislead by a food company...like I should be surprised. I for one had no clue and thought it was "made from real sugar" therefore not bad for you....well any more than real sugar. I for one can not have the other fake sugar. If I even have a couple of sips of diet pop I get an almost instant headache and stomachache. I will make sure I spread the word and that my family consumes no FAKE sugar what so ever.
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#6 Nancym

 
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 12:27 PM

There's very little truth in that web site. You're being manipulated by the sugar industry.

Dr. Eades article

These ads are the brainchild of Rick Masters, a former Democratic operative who has gone into the public relations business. He was profiled last March in the Atlantic Monthly in an article entitled "J-School for Jerks," which was a piece about how Mr. Masters conducts a course for people who want to be the next Bill O'Reilly. Mr. Masters works for Qorvis Communications, a large, Washington, DC based public relations firm.

Qorvis Communications and Mr. Masters were hired by non other than the sugar lobby to mount an attack against Splenda. Why the sugar lobby would want to attack the folks who make Splenda, I can't imagine.

Mr. Masters and "a group of concerned consumers, led by sugar cane and sugar beet farmers across America" (read: Sugar Association, the sugar lobby) put up a website purporting to tell the horrible truth about Splenda. But does this website tell the truth or is it simply sugar lobby propaganda? Let's take a look.


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#7 eKatherine

 
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 01:41 PM

It looks like any site member can post whatever they want on that site. My favorite is the doctor who has several articles objecting to the socialist practice of forced sharing of gluesticks in classrooms.

Also, there's a book-length article on how MS is caused by barium poisoning (lyme proponents take note).
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 04:17 PM

And another little twist that may also affect some of you. I just found out in August after my blood panel that I am also allergic to sugar cane. Other forms of sugar are fine (ex. beet sugar, honey, maple sugar, agave, etc.) but there's something about the protein in sugar cane I can't handle. That includes Splenda, as it's made from sugar cane and has the same protein makeup. I was shocked when I saw the results of my blood panel. I rarely eat sugar but was using a whole lot of Splenda, especially in my coffee. Most of my intestinal problems vanished last winter after being diagnosed with gluten intolerance and going completely gluten-free, but my exzema just wouldn't go away (something that has been off and on now for over four years). For over a month now I've also removed the cane sugar from my life, and the exzema is now finally almost completely gone! Hopefully this is the last food I need to get rid of. At any rate, the testing doesn't show me being highly reactive to anything else but sugar cane and gluten, so if that's all I have to deal with, I'm happy with it!
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 04:25 PM

It looks like any site member can post whatever they want on that site. My favorite is the doctor who has several articles objecting to the socialist practice of forced sharing of gluesticks in classrooms.

hehehehhee! :D

Also, there's a book-length article on how MS is caused by barium poisoning (lyme proponents take note).

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 05:07 PM

artifical sweetners are usually not good for ones health. years ago a doctor told my diabetic relative that he would much rather him use a tsp of sugar in his tea rather than use one of the fake sweetners. He said the real deal would do less harm to his body.My relative took insulin twice daily. this was many years ago & i for one believed what he said as he was one of the leading doctors for diabetes.....
Most art.sweetners make me feel sick.......
just my two cents .....

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#11 VydorScope

 
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 05:14 PM

heh, dont both posting anything in defense of Splenda... or even mention how bad the highly processed white junk that ppl call sugar realy is... the Sugar Mafia will just come after you. After all its "all natural" just like cyanide and cocain :D THought to be fair. cocain is probably processed less then that white junk :lol:
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 06:00 PM

I also have read a lot of scary stuff about Splenda, but you can't believe everything you read, right? I also believe where's there's smoke there's fire. Anyhow, what I do know is that Splenda is not for me. I get intense stomach pain when I have too much Splenda. If I have a little now and then, I'm ok. But, if I have a too much, I'm in pain. For example, if I have Spenda in my coffee for 3 day in a row, I'm in trouble.
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 06:32 PM

I also have read a lot of scary stuff about Splenda, but you can't believe everything you read, right? I also believe where's there's smoke there's fire. Anyhow, what I do know is that Splenda is not for me. I get intense stomach pain when I have too much Splenda. If I have a little now and then, I'm ok. But, if I have a too much, I'm in pain. For example, if I have Spenda in my coffee for 3 day in a row, I'm in trouble.


Some ppl can not east certin foods regaurdless of how healthy/safe it is. For example my son cannot eat wheat/barley/rye/malt/etc or eggs... my wife has to aviod brazil nuts... my SIL has to aviod rice/corn... and so on. Ppl that react to a food, no matter how "safe" it maybe, should aviod it. In your case that means aviod Splenda. In fact since Splenda is not digestible it is hard on some ppls digestive systems, and that is probably your case at a guess. :D
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 06:37 PM

Some ppl can not east certin foods regaurdless of how healthy/safe it is. For example my son cannot eat wheat/barley/rye/malt/etc or eggs... my wife has to aviod brazil nuts... my SIL has to aviod rice/corn... and so on. Ppl that react to a food, no matter how "safe" it maybe, should aviod it. In your case that means aviod Splenda. In fact since Splenda is not digestible it is hard on some ppls digestive systems, and that is probably your case at a guess. :D

Yes - It is not for me for sure. My dad has it all the time, with no problems. Everyone is different.
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Posted 09 September 2006 - 08:28 AM

Anyone interested in some in-depth, reputable articles on the real health dangers of not just Splenda (chlorinated sugar) but Aspartame as well, can peruse the library of Joseph Mercola, at mercola.com. I now use stevia for my coffee...
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