Sucralose’s (Splenda) Harms Vastly Underestimated: Baking Releases Dioxin – Page 2

Sucralose's (Splenda) Harms Vastly Underestimated: Baking Releases Dioxin

A new, in-depth review on the synthetic sweetener sucralose (marketed as Splenda), published in the journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, is destined to overturn widely held misconceptions about the purported safety of this ubiquitous artificial sweetener.

Found in tens of thousands of products and used by millions of consumers around the world, sucralose’s unique ability to dissolve in alcohol and methanol as well as water, makes it the most versatile and therefore most widely used artificial sweetener in production today. And yet, its popularity is no indication nor guarantee of its safety, as is evidenced by the widespread use of other artificial sweeteners like aspartame, which while being safety approved in 90 nations around the world, has been linked to a wide range of serious health conditions including brain damage.

But the tide may be turning… (more…)

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Americans have a sweet tooth. And the artificial sweeteners we use to satisfy it may cause weight gain or even promote cancer. In the past 20 years, sugar consumption per person has increased from 26 pounds a year to 135 pounds. In the 19th century, the average consumption per year was five pounds. As our appetite for sugar increased, artificial sweeteners were created to be a healthy, low-calorie substitute for sugar. But actress and health expert Suzanne Somers says artificial sweeteners can be habit forming and cancer causing. (more…)

Artificial sweeteners may be to blame for inflammatory bowel disease

The cause of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes both ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, has been toted as ‘unknown’ by mainstream medical establishments for years. Emerging in the past century and spiking in the 1950’s, IBD is responsible for the suffering of countless individuals worldwide. A letter published in the journal Inflammatory Bowel Diseases may have the answer to the cause of IBD, and particularly the explosion of IBD in the 1950’s. The artificial sweetener saccharin as well as sucralose (Splenda) may be the hidden culprit behind the development of IBD.
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