Is Splenda Safe For Children?

Have your kids been out of sorts lately? Do they complain of more frequent tummy aches, malaise, mood swings or aggression? Have you read the labels on what they are eating at home, at school and away from the house?

“Consumption of even moderate amounts of aspartame during pregnancy may produce a dramatic increase in the number of children born with diminished brain function,” warned Diana Dow-Edwards, PhD research scientist, SUNY Health Science Center, Brooklyn, NY. Dow-Edward’s research began in the mid-1980s, but her early warnings of aspartame’s harmful effects on fetuses during pregnancy have fallen upon deaf ears. With the rapid rise in mental illness amongst children, ADHD and hyperactivity, depression and lower IQs, why hasn’t research such as Dow-Edward’s been considered as a probable cause for rising mental disease among modern children? Parents should be properly warned that artificial sweeteners may cause birth defects and mental retardation if used at the time of conception and early pregnancy.

Err on the side of caution when it comes to a fetus and maturing child. Children are especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NOT be fed aspartame, sucralose, acesulfame K, or the other chemical sugar substitutes.

I can relate many case histories of children having mal seizures and other mental disturbances while using NutraSweet®. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to convince a mother that diet sweeteners may be to blame for her child's illnesses. Only by her own trial and error will she be able to warn other mothers to take their children's health into their own hands and avoid the advertisements claiming product safety.

Splenda manufacturers did admit: "One should note, however, that foods made with low-calorie sweeteners are not normally a recommended part of a child's diet, since calories are important to a growing child's body."

Pay attention to this statement.... Children should not be encouraged to grow up on fake foods but, just like with cigarettes and alcohol, “do what I say, not what I do.” Yet, we wonder why the younger generation is angry, ill, and ridden with ADHD, depression, hypoglycemia and diabetes. How many kids do you see taking a sip of mom’s diet cola or chewing a stick of dad's sugar-free gum?

Children raised on chemical diets are more likely to develop physical and mental disorders and, as Dow-Edwards predicted, the evidence is surfacing at epidemic levels in America and other developed countries using chemical sugar substitutes.

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