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

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 […]

How Protein Bars Cause Stomach Aches And Bloating

Have you put 2 and 2 together yet? If you eat a protein bar, do you get a stomach ache?  The other day, my daughter-in-law figured this out the hard way. She has a very good diet and she works out regularly, but her stomach kept bothering her, and she was very puzzled …. until she figured out what […]

Saccharin Was Labeled A Carcinogen In A Bogus 1960s Scam

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, […]

Have You Ever Heard Of An Accidental Incidence?

Have you ever been to a holiday party at your office, school, or at your neighbor’s house where everyone brings a potluck dish or a special holiday dessert? Holiday parties are fun – it’s always great to see good friends and family, and how lucky we all are to have a buffet of food during celebrations, from salads […]

Avoid Flavored Waters – Keep It Real

Many people admit that they just don’t like the taste of plain water and have a hard time drinking enough water every day. They admit that the flavored waters just taste better. Plus, advertisements recommend flavored water over plain water because the bottled “flavored waters” taste much better and they try to convince you that flavored water is just as healthy. […]

The Sucralose Pepsi® Switch – Is This Really A Better Choice?

Sometimes I wonder why we still talk about the diet sweeteners. I am amazed that people still use them. You’d think that the word would be out by now, and that the health dangers would be clear. I guess some people don’t want to admit that there is no free ticket to eating all the sugar-free […]

How To Detox From The Holiday Sweeteners

It’s the holidays, and many people celebrate at family functions, neighborhood parties, and office get-togethers. This also means that you may be unknowingly exposed to the diet, chemical sweeteners in those wonderful cookies, pies, and sweets that someone else brought to the party. Uh oh. Watch out for health reactions to hidden aspartame in your […]

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 […]

No More Flavored Water For You

One of my son’s friends came to my office the other day after working out at the gym. She was complaining of getting headaches after her spin class, and she asked for some advice. She was ready to stop the classes because her headaches only occurred after exercising. She was sipping on a bottle of flavored […]

Advantame® – The Newest Version Of Aspartame – Same Song, Just Another Verse

The US FDA recently approved the newest version of aspartame – Advantame – a potent vanillin and aspartame-based chemical sweetener from Ajinomoto North America. Aspartame, no matter what it’s called, just won’t go away. Same Song – Another Verse Aspartame has been around since 1965, and it has been marketed in many different ways to […]