Harmful effects of Splenda

Posted by Mary Anne Tolentino | 3:37 PM | , , | 0 comments »

My Ayurvedda doctor does not allow us to use Splenda.  He says it is not good for our body.  He would rather the diabetics use Mozcovado rather than this artificial sweetner.

Various materials that I have read endorse Stevia rather than the more popular Splenda.  Equal and other aspartame brands have been reported as extremely harmful for humans.
Recently, I read in the website of Dr. Mercola that current studies show that Splenda reduced the amount of good bacteria in the intestines by 50 percent, increased the pH level in the intestines, contributed to increases in body weight and affected P-glycoprotein (P-gp) levels in such a way that crucial health-related drugs could be rejected.

The P-gp effect could result in medications used in chemotherapy, AIDS treatment and treatments for heart conditions being shunted back into the intestines, rather than being absorbed by the body.

Originally written February 12, 2009

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