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Originally posted by Nikita
Since this thread was started, Splenda has been introduced into the foods we eat. It has it's issues, too becasue splenda is sugar that has been chemically altered.
Originally posted by spacedoubt
I like it in Tea, but not coffee..
And lastly, where did you get the plant?
Originally posted by BRCMontana
Real sugar may have no nutritional value, but from all I've heard about artificial sweeteners it sounds like real sugar is far less harmful. I'll take my chances with real sugar.
Originally posted by Byrd
The Centers for Disease Control track both afflictions and death, and they do a good job of it (this is how we know when we've got a disease outbreak, how big it is, where it's confined, etc. Every week they publish a weekly "morbidity and mortality report" ... I used them in doing a medical paper for an epidemiology journal one time, and they've got records that go back 50 years of leading illnesses and deaths.
Originally posted by Byrd
Check Snopes for the truth.
In a nutshell, this is someone who has an allergy to aspertane trying to make it into the Most Evil Compound Ever Fed To People. It's the equivalent of someone with peanut allergies trying to tell you that peanuts are poison.
Don't believe me? Do a bit of checking. Aspertane's been in soft drinks and other stuff for the past 25 years. If it was true, you should see a HUGE caseload of these problems to the point where half the people over 35 are in the hospital with these problems. Instead, there hasn't been a significant rise in those syndromes.
Do personal research: find out how many people you know have been drinking diet drinks for the past 10 or more years (I have been.) Then check that group and see how many have health problems.
This is information by a hysterical (and aspertane allergic/sensitive) person. Yes, some folks are sensitive to it and some are allergic. Most aren't.
If you have any of the symptoms of sensitivity, do your system a favor and don't use it! But there's no problem for the rest of the population -- as simple questioning and observation will quickly tell you.
Originally posted by bigpappadiaz
But you have wonder what would happen to all these really unhealthy americans if ever a depression hits and people start going hungry. Methinks some horrible realization will surface, and people will wish they hadn't revolved their lives around all these manufactured substances as they break out in all sorts of hideous ailments.
[edit on 6-1-2006 by bigpappadiaz]