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Old 12-30-2007, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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I'm not sure any one saw the program Sweet Misery but it was identifying the issues with Nutrasweet. It was well done and really questions the consumption of Nutrasweet... Aspartame.
Did you know the chemical is made up of 3 componants..one of them is wood alcohol which is a nasty poison? There are links to MS brain tumors, blindness and many other issues, Apparently the product creates many nasty symptoms. If you are having health issues and consume it... drop it and see if you don't have improvement.
An interesting website about this is www.dorway.com. We have been lied to by Searle and sold out by the government departments responsible for food safety issues.
If you consume the artificial sweetners I recommend some investigation, it may save your life.
Peace.
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Old 12-30-2007, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Just a few miles outside of St. Louis
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I heartily agree! I don't eat or drink anything with aspartame. If I want something sugary, I'm better off with actual sugar, (preferably the raw, as it isn't quite so processed), or honey. Yes, I know, we shouldn't have too much sugar in our diets, but better the real deal, if one must, than the artificial stuff.
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:02 PM
 
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Right after you drop the artificial sweetener, drop margarine. That stuff is bad too!

Good thread!
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:27 PM
 
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A friend told me to try Stevia, which is available at health food stores. She probably told me this two years ago and I just bought it less than a week ago (although I did give up Nutra Sweet a long time ago).
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:33 PM
 
Location: beautiful North Carolina
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How about Splenda? http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee109/jeannie216/sweetener__splenda.jpg (broken link) Is that any less harmful, does anyone know?
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:37 PM
 
Location: wrong planet
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How about Splenda? http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee109/jeannie216/sweetener__splenda.jpg (broken link) Is that any less harmful, does anyone know?
I have read quite a bit about Splenda, none of it good...
here is an example

http://www.deepdownwellness.com/alth...dasymtoms.html

I just avoid all artificial sweeteners. Try stevia or xylitol instead!
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Just a few miles outside of St. Louis
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Right after you drop the artificial sweetener, drop margarine. That stuff is bad too!

Good thread!
You won't ever find margarine in my house. Real butter for both cooking and baking. Not only is it better for you than margarine, but it tastes a heck of alot better, too!
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:44 AM
 
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On nutrisweet my thinking was strange. My husband used to comment on my ability to think, so I went off it. The main sweet that I take in is sucanat, which is evaporated cane juice. I didn't like stevia.

I use real butter too celtic. I get mine from an Amish Cheesehouse, and it is cheaper and taste better than any butter you can find. I once read a book on butter and how it doesn't increase cholesterol, but I am not sure of this person's findings, but I do know that salad oil and margarines or even soft ones with soy are not good for you. I used olive oil and coconut oil if raw in my foods, but butter for baking.
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:47 AM
 
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Unfortunately stevia tastes like an artificial sweetener even though it's natural, which I've found surprising. Some people like it though.

Funny with how some healthy things go. Margarine came on the scene as a more healthful alternative to butter, and it's been viewed as such for a long time now, and many have settled for that lesser satisfying taste in an attempt to live a more healthful lifestyle. But it turns out that hydrogenated oil (margarine) is actually the worst type of oil. It gives it a plastic type consistency that ends up sticking to the arteries more effectively.

You got to wonder how much marketing affects what's viewed as healthful. Hydrogenated vegetable oil has a longer shelf life and is cheaper than real butter. If this could be sold as "butter", a lot of profit would be made. So I think there was a lot of questionable marketing to make this work for companies out to make a buck. And it being softer no doubt helped it go mainstream. Health and taste wise, might as well stick to real butter.

And going with organic, or at least free range butter and dairy products is the way to go. There's little to fear when using these versions. Factory farmed versions bring in possible issues to worry about health wise, and even morally.
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:44 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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I heartily agree! I don't eat or drink anything with aspartame. If I want something sugary, I'm better off with actual sugar, (preferably the raw, as it isn't quite so processed), or honey. ........

Yep. Nothing manmade is better than actual sugar. Just use it in moderation.
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