Just How Dangerous Are Splenda and Artificial Sweeteners - Which Side is Spinning?

Written by Richard Keir

Copyright 2005 Richard Keir

There seems to be fairly poor tracking by any formal standards once a product is approved as a food additive. Despite supposedly tracking adverse reactions,repparttar reality has been different atrepparttar 141967 FDA. Aspartame is a case in point. Apparent collusion, distorted research reports, lack of funding for independent research, questionable practices in tracking adverse reactions and reporting them. It's a pretty ugly sounding story. It's been said that Aspartame is a contract on humanity. Here's one source you might find puts you off Aspartame for good: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/suffer.faq - "Reported Aspartame Toxicity Effects".

Arerepparttar 141968 estimates (inrepparttar 141969 report above) ofrepparttar 141970 real number of toxic reactions accurate? I'm no epidemiologist but what struck me wasrepparttar 141971 large number of serious toxic reactions reported by pilots. My conclusion -- I won't userepparttar 141972 stuff. And there are suggestions thatrepparttar 141973 offshoot - Neotame - may be even worse.

Everyone pretty much knowsrepparttar 141974 kinds of problems that have been reported with cyclamates and Saccharin. Weirdly - perhaps bad tracking? -repparttar 141975 actual dangers still seem unclear after many years of use. However, as I read it, they seem to be substantially less toxic than some more recent artificial sweeteners.

Splenda isrepparttar 141976 latest and greatest. Reportedly manufactured from sugar by substituting 3 chlorine atoms for 3 hydroxyl groups, some claim thatrepparttar 141977 end product is not what it should be. Apparently if it were made from sugar then when you dissolve it in water (hydrolyze), it ought to produce chlorinated glucose which is a known toxin. Instead it produces chlorinated monosaccharides.

Splenda, or sucralose, is a chlorocarbon. Chlorocarbons have an illustrious history, being known for causing organ, reproductive and genetic damage. Whether sucralose (Splenda) is as safe asrepparttar 141978 manufacturer claims (which is pretty much what manufacturers always claim) remains to be seen. Here is another reference worth taking a look at: http://www.mercola.com/2000/dec/3/sucralose_dangers.htm - "Secret Dangers of Splenda".

Andrew Weil, MD has some pertinent - and more moderate comments on Aspartame and Splenda here: http://www.drweil.com/u/QA/QA106654/ - "Aspartame: Can a Little Bit Hurt". He suggests usingrepparttar 141979 "precautionary" principle - which basically says if there are questions aboutrepparttar 141980 safety of a product, don't use it.

At this point, I think it's my head that's spinning. I'm uncertain whether Splenda is safe, reasonably safe, slightly risky or seriously risky. When I looked atrepparttar 141981 manufacturer's site and a couple other sites that were all enthused about Splenda, I didn't see any answers torepparttar 141982 pointsrepparttar 141983 critics are making. Mostly it's all lightness, sweetness andrepparttar 141984 miracle of modern science.

Help Prevent Wrinkles Through Diet

Written by Daniel Vang

Copyright 2005 Daniel Vang

How many times has your mother told you, you are what you eat? As you probably know, Mom knows best. So itís no surprise that what we feed our bodies does affect whatrepparttar final product is. For healthier, younger skin itís no different. But what should we eat in order to haverepparttar 141928 radiant skin we all covet? Here is a list of simple things we can all incorporate into our diet to help fend off wrinkles.

Fish Meat. Salmon especially. Fish meat is stock full of protein. Consuming more good protein like fish meat will give cellsrepparttar 141929 fuel they need to repair themselves.

Dark-green, leafy vegetables. Another thing youíve most likely heard from Mom: eat your vegetables. Again, sheís right. Foods such as romaine lettuce or kale will help prevent your skin from ageing. Rich in iron and vitamin A, these vegetable will assist in healing damaged skin.

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