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In one of my emails from Dr. Mercola last week, he mentioned a new study’s results being published in one of the Toxicology journals this week. In the past, I have tried to alert you to the fact that ALL artificial sweeteners are very bad for you. No-one, including diabetics, should be using them, in my opinion. There are safer, low glycemic, natural sweeteners like: stevia, agave nectar and a Chinese one (but I’m not mentioning it, as I don’t trust Chiinese oversight, especially on food issues). Anyway, on to Dr. Mercola’s report.
The study mentioned is to be published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health and in the research, animals when examined after the study, showed that Splenda:
— reduced the amount of good bacteria in the intestines by 50 percent
— increased the pH level in the intestines
— contributed to increases in body weight
— affected P-glycoprotein (P-gp) levels in such a way that crucial health-related drugs could be rejected
That P-gp effect could result in medications used in chemotherapy, AIDS treatment and treatments for heart conditions being shunted back into the intestines, instead of being absorbed by your body.
The article states, “The report makes it clear that the artificial sweetener Splenda and its key component sucralose pose a threat to the people who consume the product.”
Dr. Mercola says: ” … Splenda (sucralose) is actually NOT sugar, despite its marketing slogan “Made from sugar, so it tastes like sugar”. Rather it’s a chlorinated artificial sweetener in line with aspartame and saccharin, and with detrimental health effects to match.”
Here’s a little of the history: the approval was given after the FDA supposedly reviewed more than 110 animal and human safety studies. But, as you’ll soon find out, only 2 of the studies used human beings as subjects! 108 studies were on animals, and the longest study was conducted for four days! What a scandal — and this is called Science!
Dr. Mercola continues: “In reality, these diet foods and drinks can cause serious distortions in your biochemistry and ruin your body’s ability to control calories. As a matter of fact, it’s been shown that diet soft drinks can double your risk of obesity! ”
In suggesting these non-foods, the doctors and dieticians have “bought” the company line, and not looked at the real studies to see how flawed they were, before recommending this crap to you!
“Nearly a decade ago, studies were already revealing that artificial sweeteners can:
— Stimulate your appetite
— Increase carbohydrate cravings
— Stimulate fat storage and weight gain
Unfortunately, most public health agencies and nutritionists in the United States still recommend these toxic artificial sweeteners as an acceptable alternative to sugar. ”
They are helping to create a worse situation for all diabetics.
And, it gets even scarier. If you already have learned NOT to use this stuff, you may still be at risk from it! Why? Because it may be in your medications!
Nearly 10 percent of all sucralose is sold to drug companies.
Many times sucralose (Splenda) will not even be listed in the drug information, so there simply is no way you would know you are consuming a potentially dangerous artificial sweetener.
However, if you experience any of the known symptoms, which you can find on the Web, when you know you’re avoiding Splenda and other artificial sweeteners, then investigate the ingredients of any medications you’re taking as well. Try to get your pharmacist to track this down.
Many people have serious reactions to artificial sweetners, all kinds, not just Splenda. Maybe some of the health concerns that you are already being “treated” for stem from these substances. You need your whole circumstances re-evaluated by a holistic MD or ND, if you have used these products.
Artificial sweeteners, just like sugar, prescription and over-the-counter drugs are very acidic and acid-forming. Your body reacts to them just the same way as it does to sugar. They make it very difficult to have the needed alkaline pH every day for real Health.
To regain alkaline pH, you must have only pH 9 alkaline water to drink, and use copious amounts of the alkaline vegetables and the alkaline fruits (in moderation). The secret to Health is alkaline pH, tested in saliva and urine, as your body’s blood level will always be correct (otherwise you’d be dead), but the other body fluids mimic a truer picture of what’s going on in your cells.
In my archive, you’ll find one posting where I share the pH food charts I’ve formed from experience.
I’m keeping these articles short, but I am still trying to find the most important thing to discuss, weekly, while I am getting other parts of my own life set to go in new directions.
So much is happening in our world now. I do expect a full pre-planned, guided, meltdown, everywhere, before a rebirth under very different and scarier circumstances. Please make yourself a WHOLE lot more aware.
Best to all — Em
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