Artificial Sweeteners: avoid them whenever possible
There is a lot of talk about artificial sweeteners, so we’ll let some experts do the talking for us. See the exerts below.
“The most popular artificial sweeteners are aspartame (Nutrasweet), sucralose (Splenda), saccharin (currently banned in Canada), and Neotame (also made by Nutrasweet). All of these are marketed as healthy substitutes for sugar, and diabetics are often told to use artificial sweeteners in place of sugar. It is our opinion that there is no safe dose for artificial sugars or sweeteners. These substances are all excitotoxins and neurotoxins and should be avoided, period. Whatever you have in your house will better serve you to kill the ant colony in the back yard than to sweeten your food.”, says Dr. Tris Trethart MD. Read the rest of this article here: http://doctortrethart.com/show_art.php?isbn=10181010
Some artificial sweeteners are neurotoxins and should never have made it to market.Other doctors agree:
“Splenda (sucralose) belongs to a class of compounds called chlorocarbons. This class of highly reactive chemicals includes carbontetra-chloride and several pesticides. Like those other compounds, sucralose was shown to cause liver and kidney damage in animal testing. Chlorine is highly reactive in tissues when combined with carbon atoms.”¹ says, Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D. a nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, health practitioner, author, and lecturer.
“Over time, I learned about the ways in which aspartame injures nervous tissue on a cellular level – most of my education on this issue has been from the work of Dr. Russell Blaylock, a retired neurosurgeon who has long maintained that aspartame and MSG are harmful to human health.”² says Dr. Ben Kim, on his blog.
Everyone, but especially neuropathy patients are well advised to avoid artificial sweeteners. Better alternatives are stevia (from the stevia plant) or erythirtol. Erythirtol occurs naturally in pears, soy sauce, wine, sake, watermelon and grapes.
Linda is an independent information technology business analyst and Vice President of the CNA.