The Secret To Saccharin: Don’t Use Too Much Or It Tastes Bitter

A box of Sweet'N Low. The popular artificial sweetener is made from granulated saccharin with dextrose and cream of tartar.

From Splenda® Is It Safe Or Not? by Janet Starr Hull, PhD, CN I am starting this article on “healthy sweeteners” with an “artificial sweetener” most people think causes cancer, but saccharin is the safest and actually one of the safest alternative sweeteners (if you insist on tearing open a colored packet, that is). Natural sugars such as […]

Aspartame And Death – Two Words That Should Never Be Used Together

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Aspartame and death. These two words should never be used together, but sadly, they are, and have been, for decades. Did you know that aspartame can cause death? The FDA knows. They have it recorded in their files. I have a riveting case history in my book, Sweet Poison, about the death of 21-year-old Patty Crane, and a story of […]

Why I Recommend Saccharin

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I grew up with a father who dropped a tiny white pellet into his coffee every morning. That tiny pellet was saccharin, a sweetener daddy first started using in India during WWII in the 1940s. Saccharin was brought to India from China, where it was made from a plant root. Back then (like today), the amount of saccharin […]

Saccharin Was Labeled A Carcinogen In A Bogus 1960s Scam

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In the 1960s, the sweetener industry changed, but not for the better. The only artificial sweetener at that time, saccharin, was sacrificed to make room for a new, more profitable sweetener, NutraSweet/Equal® made from aspartame. Saccharin in Coca Cola® In 1902, Monsanto Chemical Company launched its reputation by manufacturing saccharin, the company’s very first product. From 1903 through 1905, […]

Ask Dr. Hull: When Reactions To Healthy Supplements Occur So Quickly

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Q: Reactions To Aspartame and B12 Dear Dr. Hull, I’ve had exposure to aspartame for a long time (chewing gum). About a month ago, I also increased the amount of vitamin B12 I was taking (my only supplement). Within a week I began having arm and hand pain, numbness and tingling. Is there a test that […]

Join Me On Pyramid One Network Radio

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I love granting radio interviews. I was raised a film brat, so hand me a mic, and I’m ready to go. I’ve been granting radio and television interviews about aspartame and the diet sweeteners since 1997.  As one of the world’s foremost artificial sweetener experts, I have fun exposing information about aspartame, Splenda, saccharin, and stevia – information […]

In Search Of The Holy Grail of Diet Colas

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Let’s just cut to the chase – there is no Holy Grail of diet colas, or any cola for that matter. But, the cola industry will never stop trying to find one because it’s not about your health – it’s about their declining profits. Today, their profits are declining, so the search goes on. People are drinking less regular soda these days, […]

Resurrecting The Aspartame US Senate Hearings

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On November 2-3, 1987, the US Senate chamber was sparsely filled, yet it was grossly divided. Senators Edward Kennedy, Howard Metzenbaum, and Orrin Hatch sat behind an empty, polished wooden table, while predominant medical researchers, physicians, and consumer attorneys sat facing them in a hollow gallery; their briefcases overflowing with research documents. Their shiny leather shoes gleamed beneath the tailored cuffs of […]

Don’t Be Sold A Can Of Diet Propaganda

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I have to admit that I fussed with edit after edit before posting my reply to this insane article on upworthy.com because my emotions were running high, and I was all over the map. How much more disappointment can we take reading the continuous propaganda about the supposed safety of aspartame? Not to mention deep sadness at the lack of integrity in the […]

My Latest Podcast On Diet Sweeteners

  Here is the link to a recent podcast interview with The Makeover Mentor, Danna Demetre. This podcast is longer than usual, but I think it is well worth your time. Listen while you are driving home in traffic or while you’re doing chores, and maybe the time will fly. Danna and I discussed the dangers of […]