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

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  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 […]

Study Shows Aspartame Causes Memory Loss

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New aspartame research is getting some mainstream media attention, and this is resurrecting some of the old research proving the toxic health effects of aspartame – health dangers that were proven over 30 years ago. I think it is fantastic that these new studies are getting some publicity, but I want to know why haven’t the original studies […]

GMO E. coli In Aspartame Has Been Secret Until Now

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E. coli in aspartame? And genetically engineered bacteria, at that? Genetically engineered bacteria used to produce aspartame has stayed secret until now. In the lab, E. coli is used to produce phenylalanine (any and all phenylalanine), and phenylalanine makes up 50% of aspartame. Monsanto claims there is no modified DNA in the finished product, and insists that it […]