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Old 12-26-2012, 09:39 AM   #46
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I'm going to go with the actual, reputable science on this one and continue having artificial sweeteners.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:40 PM   #47
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I'm going to go with the actual, reputable science on this one and continue having artificial sweeteners.
Same.

I've read as much as I could find about them over the years and am not convinced that they are harmful either physically or in weight loss efforts. I would prefer to not use them, but I don't want to use sugar anymore or go without sweet taste. I guess I consider artificial sweeteners (Splenda) a 'necessary evil', use it in moderation, and have had no negative reactions after years of use.

By the way, 'Natural' is not synonymous with 'safe'. There are many natural compounds derived from plants that are very dangerous. I would never use anything touted as 'natural' unless it's been in used widely for many, many years.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:15 PM   #48
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"All things are poison, and nothing is without poison; only the dose permits something not to be poisonous." Paracelsus, who pioneered the use of chemicals and minerals in medicine.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:41 PM   #49
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Same, to an extent. I use small amounts of Splenda now & then. I think it is fine for me. I am no longer influenced by the dietary philosophies of others & just don't see much problem for me in the use of Splenda. I do feel I get headaches from some sweeteners.

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Old 01-01-2013, 12:45 AM   #50
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Personally, I cannot digest artificial sweeteners. They make me incredibly sick. Even a stick of sugar free gum is enough to cause a really upset stomachs and severe headache.
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The Shocking Story of How Aspartame Became Legal

http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/201...ame-legal.html
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The Shocking Story of How Aspartame Became Legal

http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/201...ame-legal.html
I personally enjoy good fiction as well but Aspartane has been studied quite a bit. Sure, some people will have Aspartane problems. Some people will die if they eat peanuts. It doesn't mean we need to ban peanut M&Ms.

By the way - I can link you to some other good fiction. Did you know we never actually went to the moon? It's true, just google it.
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Stevia is a great sugar choice.
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Betcha we can argue this issue until we are blue in the face.

I personally don't touch artificial sweeteners.

Bottom line....none of these chemical ladden artificial sweeteners were around way back in the day - you know, when people were actually cooking real food and baking their own bread and buying their milk from farmers.

I've read enough about them that I wouldn't touch them. They are proven to cause cancer in lab animals. And the FDA is worthless, folks.
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Old 06-02-2014, 01:03 PM   #55
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I dont touch it either, not because of what might happen, I just cannot stand that oversweet taste in my mouth enough to spit it out. I decided to limit sugar in general because to be honest I might love that piece of cake but it bites me right back. Easier to avoid than control for me that is.
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I've come to view sugar as a toxin worth avoiding.
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