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The Truth About Splenda
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Michelle - Ditto re: giving out personal info to read an article.

Re: taking all websites with a grain of salt - I agree, and that goes for THIS WEBSITE, too! I've seen a lot on this forum that seems pretty sketchy, and much questionable information presented as fact by people with no medical background. (In addition, of course, to a lot of good info and support!) I think that people who are in between a rock and a hard place healthwise are all the more likely to accept anything that seems to give them an answer without thinking critically about it or doing real research. I know that when I've first been really sick from the various conditions I have (when I first realized how sick I was getting after eating, and also when I first became really disabled from the fibromyalgia) I was desperate for an answer even if it wasn't from a knowledgeable or legitimate source. Damn, I probably would have tried faith healing if someone had suggested it to me!

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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).

Gluesticks? I'm not surprised.

Anybody can put any nonsense they want on the internet. Using an actual scientific study is probably a better idea.

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http://www.sweetleaf.com/coupon.pdf

check out this coupon for the liquid flavors i found, i didn't even know they had flavors, i have been using stevia for a while now and grow a plant of it, it saved me! The sweetleaf flavors have absolutley no bitter aftertaste, i can't speak for other brands this is the only one i buy, but i love the root beer stevia in sparkling water, the vanilla creme stevia in tea and in recipes in place of vanilla extract and the apricot nectar stevia in my plain water to help me drink a lot more in a day. Enjoy!

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I copied this quote:

" In the coming months we can expect to see a river of media hype expounding the virtues of Splenda/sucralose. We should not be fooled again into accepting the safety of a toxic chemical on the blessing of the FDA and saturation advertising. In terms of potential long-term human toxicity we should regard sucralose with its chemical cousin DDT, the insecticide now outlawed because of its horrendous long term toxicities at even minute trace levels in human, avian, and mammalian tissues."

I get real sick drinking Aspartame and always did. I never drink diet sodas because I generally feel sickly about an hour after. Thanks for this information. As a young girl in the 60's I spent my whole summer vacation in the park. Remember when they had "Parkies". I was infatuated with mine, he was probably 17 yrs. old and I followed him everywhere. Anyway our park had a big baseball diamond and they would come with a small tractor hauling this tank thing that sprayed DDT unto the field and into the air like a hugh cloud. The cloud would could over to us and I can even remember running in and out of the clouds.

Then I would walk home along the bay of Green Bay and smell all the chemicals that the papermills were pumping into the air. It would sting your throat some days.

Is it any wonder I'm chemical sensitive. I can't even tolorate the smell of bleach. I don't use cleaners at all. Just vinegar or Melaluca (sp) (its tea tree oil.)

I will once in a while have cozy shack tapioca pudding with splenda. I'll have to stop buying it although what kept me from eating it everyday was how it made me feel. Taste good though. :(

Thanks again for the heads up

Gail

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