More proof that artificial sweeteners are bad for you

By jaydoubleyou23 Latest Reply 2014-06-12 21:31:32 -0500
Started 2014-06-09 10:55:16 -0500

I bet a lot of you are annoyed already of my ranting on this subject…but keep in mind that it's only because I care! :) Please proceed to the link below. You may have to copy and paste it into your browser bar.

31 replies

GabbyPA 2014-06-12 08:48:11 -0500 Report

Oh just rained on my parade. Not that I would miss the fruit flies, but I didn't realize it was that proportion of stevia to sugar alcohol. I guess I just have to go to all natural stevia. Oh, and by the way, I really like that website.

jaydoubleyou23 2014-06-12 11:12:55 -0500 Report

Sorry for ruining that for you! :( I didn't know that either and it's crazy to think about. And thank you! I like this website as well.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-06-11 07:45:55 -0500 Report

Jaydoubleyou, what annoys me is people who post trash like this without first ascertaining that the information is accurate. First and foremost this is basically a junk article and once I did not find an author, I didn't read it. The sources for this article are other internet articles non of which have been confirmed as accurate.

Of course a Holistic agency would write something like this to promote their beliefs. I would not recommend that Before there were insecticides, plants were used to kill bugs. Some of the plants more than likely were consumed by humans. There is a reason why you can't go on vacation and bring fruit back from some states and countries and that is because of Fruit Flies.

Since people are going green there are a lot of plant based products on the market so this article was basically an agency promoting its beliefs to scare people who do no further research and believe what is said.

jaydoubleyou23 2014-06-11 20:51:05 -0500 Report

The thing I have a problem is that people like you have to always put your two cent worthless opinions in when it's clearly not changing minds. If you don't like this then scroll. Sorry it's not good enough for you but I have experienced first hand the bad side effects of artificial sugar. So if it's so worthless then don't read it. I respect other opinions but please don't attack me or anyone else on this site because I've specifically seen you do that before.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-06-11 21:22:41 -0500 Report

I apologize, I didn't know I had to agree with everything you say including poorly written news articles. I also apologize to you because I was thinking outside of the box. When I learn how to think inside of a box, I will participate in another one of your conversations.

jaydoubleyou23 2014-06-11 23:04:29 -0500 Report

I never said you had to agree at all. Clearly not everyone on this discussion does. I just want respect to me and everyone else participating in this discussion. That's all I ask.

4mouseketeers 2014-06-09 13:42:07 -0500 Report

What alternatives to regular sugar do you all use? I bought some Slenda sugar blend (yes I think it is half real sugar) because I detest the after taste that most artificial sweeteners have. I keep telling myself I will get used to that aftertaste but it is so nasty. Is there anything that is good that is not bad for you????

jaydoubleyou23 2014-06-11 20:48:36 -0500 Report

I respect you for asking. :) Honestly I just use real sugar. I know that doesn't help in certain situations, but it's truly the healthiest route to take. I know that can be hard depending on the type of diabetes you have and what your body is like so I can't really speak for anyone else.
I personally do not feel that any type of artificial sugar is safe. I've been extremely sick off of many alternatives before and I personally don't feel safe using them anymore.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-06-11 07:55:12 -0500 Report

I can't figure out why you won't try things to find what works for you. Asking us really isn't going to help you because it might not work for you. I can't stand Splenda and I am allergic to all of the natural sweeteners so I have no choice but to use Equal. I found out I was allergic to the natural sweeteners by trying them to see what would happen.

There is so much controversy surrounding artificial sweeteners that I no longer pay attention to it. I have to do what is best for and what works for me and only me.

jaydoubleyou23 2014-06-09 14:27:23 -0500 Report

I use sugar of course :) I just eat healthy and drunk water and juice and give insulin for whatever I eat. And if I want tea or something that needs sweetener I give insulin for the sugar I use :) I know it's not ideal, but ever since I've done this my a1c has been amazing.

jayabee52 2014-06-09 13:59:18 -0500 Report

If by Slenda you mean splenda (sucralose) I would recommend you stop using it. The folks who manufacture splenda used to advertise that it was made from sugar but they had to stop that because they lost a lawsuit over it. Splenda is made from sugar, but an oxygen atom is removed trom the sugar and replaced with a clorine atom. It is in no way "natural". I know that when I had consumed too much splenda (about 2 soda cans worth) I would have intense intestinal difficulties. Explosive projectile diarrhea. Not everyone has this effect but it has definitely put me off of it. Please review this to see the difficulty sucralose causes ~

jaydoubleyou23 2014-06-09 14:30:35 -0500 Report

Thank you for sharing! You're very well educated on this subject and I like how we're in agreement! I feel a lot more people need to be aware of this. Thank you!

haoleboy 2014-06-09 14:17:50 -0500 Report
jayabee52 2014-06-09 23:15:20 -0500 Report

I don't agree with every thing Joe says but I think he is spot on most of the time. One has to be careful about from where one gets their health informtion. Even the folks who are linked to big Pharma get it wrong sometimes, Otherwise there wouldnt' be all those injury attorneys getting rich suing big pharma companies for damages done to clients

4mouseketeers 2014-06-09 14:05:34 -0500 Report

OH my gosh. I read the article you sent. I don't really like the Splenda either; I just believed them at half sugar. Advertising sells stuff - to me anyway. Is there anything out there that is OK??

jayabee52 2014-06-10 00:16:42 -0500 Report

I have and occasionally use a blend of fructose and sucrose called "Whey Low" You can read the benefits in the website. I rarely do need it. I bought it for my late wife "Jem" who couldn't stomach any artificial or natural sweetner but this she was able to stomach so we bought about 25 lbs, not much later she passed on.

haoleboy 2014-06-09 13:09:35 -0500 Report


The only actual scientific proof is that fruit flies shouldn't consume erythritol (a sugar alcohol). In fact the only scientific study quoted in the article concluded:
"A large body of literature has shown that erythritol consumption by humans is very well tolerated, and indeed, large amounts of both erythritol and Truvia are being consumed by humans every day throughout the world. Taken together, our data set the stage for investigating this compound as a novel, effective, and human safe approach for insect pest control. We suggest targeted bait presentations to fruit crop and urban insect pests are particularly promising."

The article cherry picked information from the study to draw its own predetermined conclusion. IMO just another example of food terrorism.

(the study also pointed out that mannose, a naturally occurring sugar found in apples, oranges, peaches and berries was fatal to honey bees, but the "Healthy Holistic Living" article failed to turn that molehill into a mountain)

I do not advocate the use of 'artificial' sweeteners … I think we should eat "natural" … I just think we should make our health decisions based on scientific based fact, not hyperbole and hysteria,

jaydoubleyou23 2014-06-09 14:28:24 -0500 Report

Hey I'm not here to argue. I'm just saying why would you want to out something in your body that needs to be "tolerated" in the first place ?

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-06-11 08:12:50 -0500 Report

No one is arguing with you. I simply think the article is a piece of junk and people who don't know any better will fall for it. It is basically a promotional piece this company printed because they are a holistic health company and are going to knock a lot of things they don't believe in by any means necessary.

Lets see, our body's tolerate milk and eggs. Our body also learns to tolerate medications to heal us so I say if my body has to tolerate some things that are going to keep me alive and healthy I am all for it.

haoleboy 2014-06-09 14:55:26 -0500 Report

you mean like milk?
we regularly consume lots of foods that we have developed a 'tolerance' for.
not arguing … I don't use Truvia and I am really trying to stop using Aspartame … I just have a problem with pseudoscience and all the fear mongering that surrounds nutrition these days.

haoleboy 2014-06-09 15:40:39 -0500 Report

I am aware that Aspartame and Truvia have no health benefit other than providing a no carb alternative to sugar … so for that reason I am trying to exclude them from my diet.
I am not aware of any hard science that proves they are bad for me.


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