Artificial sweeteners warning!
In the US, there are now five Aspartame detox centres. Symptoms reported to America's Food and Drug Administration include headaches, skin problems, stomach disorders, poor vision, depression, carbohydrate cravings, panic attacks, irregular heart rhythms and seizures.
The herb stevia is natural, sweeter than sugar -- and has no
perennial shrub of the aster family, Stevia contains natural
compounds-specifically, stevioside and rebaudioside A-that are estimated
to be 150 to 400 times sweeter than sugar. Advocates claim that the herb
also offers a host of health benefits, and is even a tonic for the skin.
sweetens without calories. While it tastes sweeter than honey, it's
about as fattening as water.
for centuries in parts of South America, Stevia has been discovered in
recent years by much of the calorie-conscious modern world. It is now
widely-and legally-consumed by millions of people, from the plant's
native Paraguay and Brazil to South Korea, Israel, and the People's
Republic of China. But no country has done more to demonstrate Stevia's
dietary and economic potential than Japan, where the herb and its
extracts have been used since the 1970s.
Japanese, having subjected Stevia extract to extensive safety testing
and found it without health risk, now incorporate it in numerous food
products, including candies, ice cream, pickles, and soft drinks
(including some reportedly manufactured by Coca-Cola)-products that
might otherwise have been sweetened with refined sugar or chemical
substitutes. In 1988, in fact, refined Stevia extract commanded a 41
percent share of Japan's multimillion-dollar market for high-intensity
number of studies have been conducted using Stevia in a variety of
therapeutic applications. Several preliminary studies in Paraguay and
Brazil have examined the herb's hypoglycemic action Researchers found
that hypoglycemic diabetics showed approximately 35 per cent drop in
normal blood sugar levels six to eight hours after consuming Stevia
extract. Other studies have concluded with similar results. These
studies, coupled with a substantial amount of empirical evidence, have
led physicians in Paraguay and Brazil to prescribe Stevia in the
treatment of diabetes.
Stevia does not seem to have the same blood sugar-lowering effect on
normal, non-diabetics. This adaptogenic attribute is just one of the
safety features. Research also reveals that Stevia inhibits reproduction
and development of bacteria and other infectious organisms. Lanb studies
show that in the presence of Stevia extracts,
Streptococcus mutans, Psuedomonas aeruginos, Proteus vulgaris, and
other detrimental microbes are unable to thrive. Stevia extract has even
demonstrated an ability to inhibit the development of tooth decay. Today
in China the herb is used as an appetite stimulant, digestive aid, and
to assist weight management. Preliminary studies show that long term use
of Stevia may have a cardiotonic effect.
Artificial sweetener: Baked goods,
chewing gum, gelatin desserts, soft drinks. This artificial
sweetener, manufactured by Hoechst, a giant German chemical company, is
widely used around the world. It is about 200 times sweeter than sugar.
In the United States, for several years acesulfame-K (the K is the
chemical symbol for potassium) was permitted only in such foods as
sugar-free baked goods, chewing gum, and gelatin desserts. In July 1998,
the FDA allowed this chemical to be used in soft drinks, thereby greatly
increasing consumer exposure.
CYCLAMATE ... Artificial sweetener: Diet foods. This controversial high-potency sweetener was used in the United States in diet foods until 1970, at which time it was banned. Animal studies indicated that it causes cancer. Now, based on animal studies, it (or a byproduct) is believed not to cause cancer directly, but to increase the potency of other carcinogens and to harm the testes.
... Artificial sweetener: "Diet"
products, soft drinks (especially fountain drinks at restaurants),
packets. Saccharin (Sweet íN Low) is 350 times sweeter than sugar
and is used in dietetic foods or as a tabletop sugar substitute. Many
studies on animals have shown that saccharin can cause cancer of the
urinary bladder. In other rodent studies, saccharin has caused cancer of
the uterus, ovaries, skin, blood vessels, and other organs. Other
studies have shown that saccharin increases the potency of other
cancer-causing chemicals. And the best epidemiology study (done by the
National Cancer Institute) found that the use of artificial sweeteners
(saccharin and cyclamate) was associated with a higher incidence of
1977, the FDA proposed that saccharin be banned, because of studies that
it causes cancer in animals. However, Congress intervened and has
permitted it to be used, provided that foods bear a warning notice. It
has been replaced in many products by aspartame (NutraSweet). In 1997,
the diet-food industry began pressuring the U.S. and Canadian
governments and the World Health Organization to take saccharin off
their lists of cancer-causing chemicals. The industry acknowledges that
saccharin causes bladder cancer in male rats, but argues that those
tumors are caused by a mechanism that would not occur in humans. Many
public health experts respond by stating that, even if that
still-unproved mechanism were correct in male rats, saccharin could
cause cancer by additional mechanisms and that, in some studies,
saccharin has caused bladder cancer in mice and in female rats and other
cancers in both rats and mice.
In May 2000, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services removed saccharin from its list of cancer-causing chemicals.
(aspartame/Equal/Spoonful, etc.) is an adjuvant; it turns the body
against itself, and destroys the immune system. As the Trocho Study
proved, the formaldehyde from aspartame accumulates in the cells and
is a toxic poison.
Renowned physician, H. J. Roberts, M.D., has declared Aspartame Disease, and has written a 900 page medical text on the world plague which is about to be published. You can be sure that chronic fatigue syndrome will be discussed at length.
which as a formaldehyde poisoning is probably 500 times as potent as
straight formaldehyde, causing aggravated formaldehyde poisoning in its
victims. And yet the amount you would get from a can of pop greatly
exceeds what you would get from inhaled air, even by the old, more
web site with the real facts, the Board of Inquiry report of the FDA
admitting that aspartame has never been proven safe and should not be