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ithurtsmom
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   Posted 9/26/2008 11:26 PM (GMT -6)   

New Study Report from scientists at Duke University showing Splenda (sucralose) can be harmful to your health…see below article.

 The new study makes it clear that Splenda can cause you to gain weight and lose the benefits of medications designed to improve and protect your health.  It also reduces the amount of good bacteria in your gut!

 Splenda (sucralose) is popping up in many new products on the market including mouthwash.  See attached word doc for partial list of products containing Splenda (sucralose).

 Be sure to read your product labels…

 Have a great weekend everyone!

  Source: Citizens for Health

 http://www.citizens.org/citizens-for-health-calls-on-fda-to-revoke-its-approval-of-sucralose

 

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Sara14
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   Posted 9/26/2008 11:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for posting. Scary. I hate that the act of eating has become so scary and confusing (at least for me) because of all the additives, artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup in nearly every processed product in the grocery store.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa nightly; Canasa weekly; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin


ucwarrior
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   Posted 9/26/2008 11:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Saccharrin (sp?) caused cancer cells to activate, aspartame turns into formaldehyde in the liver, it was only a matter of time before this undigestible sugar got its due. Sucralose gives me splitting headaches and the aftertaste is... well... <harsh language insert>! The fake sugar industry is booming and their cheap attacks on corn sugar is appalling.

I hope they finally realize the distress on the GI tract these molecules cause. Remember olestra? Yeah, that "substance" that forced products to put the "may cause anal leakage" warning on their bags.

Thanks for the info Joan.

potty girl
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   Posted 9/27/2008 12:07 PM (GMT -6)   
If I drink are eat anything with artificial sweeters in it I get sick to my stomach in about ten minutes after I use it. I tried splenda also made me sick. So that tells me it not a good thing.
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bbc
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   Posted 9/27/2008 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been intolerant of artificial sweetners since I was a kid
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
8 Pentasa per day (4X2)
Corti Foam p.m.
Probiotics, Bowel Soother, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Trying to reduce sugar in my diet but cannot tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!


pb4
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   Posted 9/27/2008 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't even touch sugar anymore (and I was an addict)...I use either honey or Stevia and I won't eat/drink processed foods because of the junk like artificial sweetners/sugar substitutes that are in the majority of those products.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


bbc
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   Posted 9/27/2008 12:51 PM (GMT -6)   
pb4 said...
I don't even touch sugar anymore (and I was an addict)...I use either honey or Stevia and I won't eat/drink processed foods because of the junk like artificial sweetners/sugar substitutes that are in the majority of those products.

:)

Since doing so have been been in remission and/or are you feeling better?
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
8 Pentasa per day (4X2)
Corti Foam p.m.
Probiotics, Bowel Soother, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Trying to reduce sugar in my diet but cannot tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!


Nolan
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   Posted 9/27/2008 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank god I have a Whole Foods in my town, I have never trusted processed foods and I never will.
Nolan - 18 Years old
Diagnosed UC - February, 2008.
Meds:
Prednisone - 25mg Daily (Tapering from 40mg)
Imuran - 100mg Daily
Pepcid - 80mg Daily
Multivitamins
Calcium + Vitamin D
Asacol - 1200mg Daily

Currently - On the borderline of flaring up.


goforbroke
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   Posted 9/27/2008 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Splenda gives me the runs when I'm in remission. I don't even touch that stuff nor do I even touch sugar or processed foods.

pb4
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   Posted 9/27/2008 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
bbc said...
pb4 said...

I don't even touch sugar anymore (and I was an addict)...I use either honey or Stevia and I won't eat/drink processed foods because of the junk like artificial sweetners/sugar substitutes that are in the majority of those products.

:)

Since doing so have been been in remission and/or are you feeling better?


Never been in full remission, I have some perianal complications with my CD, but I was going a good 30+ times a day and now down to about 5/day, somedays, less, during my periods things still get kinda whacky but nothing like before I changed my diet, added natural anti-inflammatories and exercising regularly.

I now have formed stools, no bleeding, no pain, but still have issues with urgency (more than likely because of my perianal issues) and frequency since 5/day is not my norm, 1/day is what I used to have before getting sick.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


kops2da
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   Posted 9/27/2008 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   

Well, once again another organization against artificial sweeteners.  I know some people react to them and of course should not consume them.

My husband and I both have went from saccarhin, cyclimates, aspartame, Splenda and I tried Stevia (tastes terrible).  Now we boy use Splenda some, aspartame some, sugar more times.  I have UC now and always had IBS but no reactions from any sweeteners in particular. 

As for my husband - 72 - he has COPD and lung cancer from smoking and Vietnam but has a stomach of iron and no problems with anything he eats.Who knows what is good anymore but we do know some things are bad for some people.  Since having my gallbladder out my body does not process high fat well so I stay away or have gas pains and D.  My choice. So happy that some here who are still young and have some years ahead can find food that is healthier for your body - I am sure it will lengthen your life. 

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
canasa and proctofoam
colazal tried rowasa
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


quincy
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   Posted 9/27/2008 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
The huge problem is that people feed this crap to their kids. It's in everything because it's so much sweeter than sugar, cheaper, manufacturers use less and make a bigger profit.  
 
Society will pay BIG TIME for the guilty pleasures of believing it to be good.

It's also packaged under the guise of being healthy.   Society is overweight in general...people buy the 0 calories for no other reason except to still eat what makes them overweight...they don't care what other damage it does.

When someone orders a plate full of fried chicken and fries with a diet coke...what does that say?

One can choose to consume less sugar products, but with artificial sweeteners, people consume much, much more than they would normally if the brain were actually having to make a decision. 0 and "free" doesn't mean free of problems or side effects.

q


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kops2da
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   Posted 9/27/2008 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   

You are probably right q.  My kids who are now 44 and 45 grew up on koolaid - with TONS of sugar - can't imagine that being good either but we really did not have money for juice so that is what they drank.  They also had whole milk and lots of mac and cheese, hamburger helper and corn!  We had to eat what we could afford - just one example of not the best way.  They are ok healthwise - neither has any health problems except one son has exercise induced asthma (no doubt secondhand smoke from my husband).  He is 45 and eats well, is in such good shape that he belongs to a road bike club and peddled all summer in bike-a-thons - one 100 miles and got over $2,000 in sponsors for diabetes.

You are also right about a LOT of people trying to lose weight eating more when using artificial sweenteners - mostly because they don't really know any better.  They certainly helped me lost over 100 lbs. once and 70 lbs. a second time - eating sugarfree cookies, jello, etc.  BUT - I know how to use them right.  The only reason I gained the weight back was stress and not caring about myself enough to eat right and exercise.  Sure wish I could exercise now but I can't even walk around the house.

Oh well, enough of this.  If everyone ate the most natural food you can buy - no preservatives, no chemicals, of course we would be better off - sick or not - UC or not!  Here, we have organic food, health food stores, farmer's markets, etc.  Boy, I would love some of my grams homemade bread (no preservatives there lol).  There again - too expensive for a lot of us to feed our families so we rely on cheap mixes, etc. As for me, I rely a lot on "fast" food because I can't stand in the kitchen to work, etc.  Just had a small bowl of Dinty Moore stew over lowfat biscuits. YUM!!

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
canasa and proctofoam
colazal tried rowasa
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Peety
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   Posted 9/27/2008 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I like Splenda, and prefer it in beverages. Using it didn't stop me from achieving remission. Real sugar has an aftertaste, too, if you ask me. I don't eat sweets much, but I want something to drink besides water sometimes.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA maintenance for 20+ years, usually 3 pills 2x day. 
Currently tapering OFF prednisone from lingering flare;
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Tested gluten intolerant and started gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free (other sensitivities) etc. diet which resolved flare. Also Replete probiotic. Slow-release iron and B-12 shots for anemia.
 


Luna0
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   Posted 9/27/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
quincy said...
The huge problem is that people feed this crap to their kids. It's in everything because it's so much sweeter than sugar, cheaper, manufacturers use less and make a bigger profit.  
 Society will pay BIG TIME for the guilty pleasures of believing it to be good.

It's also packaged under the guise of being healthy.   Society is overweight in general...people buy the 0 calories for no other reason except to still eat what makes them overweight...they don't care what other damage it does.

When someone orders a plate full of fried chicken and fries with a diet coke...what does that say?

One can choose to consume less sugar products, but with artificial sweeteners, people consume much, much more than they would normally if the brain were actually having to make a decision. 0 and "free" doesn't mean free of problems or side effects.

q
Q you are right. I don't even like Diet Coke. Most of the time I drink tea with some honey or water the drink down and have a pack of suger in it. At least then i know what is in the drink.

Tawn 
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jujub
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   Posted 9/27/2008 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Ironic that if we all stopped eating everything that someone says is bad for us, we'd all starve to death. Maybe if we deprive ourselves enough, we'll be healed? Scourge, anyone?
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kops2da
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   Posted 9/27/2008 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Scourge? I had to look that one up!
No thanks! I know what I can and can't eat and unless someone can prove to me that it will help ME to give something up I will no doubt continue as I have.
Life is too short for me anyway!
ElaineNY
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
canasa and proctofoam
colazal tried rowasa
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Sara14
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   Posted 9/27/2008 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
The link edited into the first post isn't the article that was originally posted (same topic, but different article).
This is what ithurtsmom posted, if anyone's interested: http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/news.html?d=150785

Here is one on the same topic from the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/23/business/23splenda.html?em

Although I believe the Duke University study was probably legit, it is interesting to note that it was funded by the Sugar Association (a lobbying group for the natural sugar industry and Splenda's competitor).

p.s. - Totally agree with your post, quincy. I hate how deceptive marketing of "food" products can be.


Diagnosed with UC March 2007; Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa nightly; Canasa weekly; Viactiv; Metamucil wafers; multivitamin

Post Edited (Sara14) : 9/27/2008 7:21:32 PM (GMT-6)


bbc
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   Posted 9/27/2008 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I add cinnamom to bananas, straw berries, my oatmeal etc to help offset the sugars...
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
8 Pentasa per day (4X2)
Corti Foam p.m.
Probiotics, Bowel Soother, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Trying to reduce sugar in my diet but cannot tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!


ucwarrior
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   Posted 9/28/2008 12:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I feel that it is up to the individual to make the decision what item they put in their mouth. Sometimes I put my foot in there! :) Regardless of word-of-mouth, or media hype, the person should judge the food item based on how it reacts immediately and over a period of time. Different strokes for different folks.

My mom ate sweet n' low for the longest time and she is fine, but I won't touch the stuff. I'm sure despite whatever findings are made in time concerning artificial sweeteners there will be differing reactions and opinions.

<little devil on my shoulder> "Of course, these recent studies could also be a counter punch funded from the corn refiner industries... hmmmm... methinks a small skirmish may be a brewin'??"

Gigi1227
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   Posted 9/28/2008 4:55 AM (GMT -6)   
We eat fairly healthy - can't afford to purchase organics or go to Wild Oats, etc. I purchase fresh produce, as much as possible, and I don't buy "boxed" foods. However, I do enjoy my diet cokes on occasion, regular coke is way too sweet. My body does fine w/ the other sweeteners. I think it is just whatever works for your body. LOL anyway my GI wants me to eat bland, bland, bland - white bread for goodness sakes - to me that is unhealthy!

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kops2da
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   Posted 9/28/2008 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   

You know, Gigi, I have to agree about the white bread - even though that is all I eat.  Doctor told me bland also while hopefully going into remission.  Over the many years of being obese and dieting and not dieting I have tried to eat whole wheat, tye, etc. and always go back to white bread - probably because of being brought up on it and eating it for 60 years plus. If I could start life over I would try very hard to eat the better foods but my taste is just for some things I probably shouldn't have.  If you can get your family to eat whole wheat, grains, etc. - please do - it is so much better for everyone! Also - the freshest fruits and veggies you can find.  My husband and I don't like veggies and makes it very hard to eat healthy - we try things like V-8 and more fruit to compensate.  I often think of my Grandfather from Scotland who NEVER ate a vegetable in his life.  He only lived to be 75 (that was a 55 years ago) which was old for then.

Right now just trying to eat LESS white foods and sugar - best I can do. ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
canasa and proctofoam
colazal tried rowasa
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


beartooth
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   Posted 9/29/2008 1:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Kops -

I am extremely adverse to fruits and vegetables, and I also drink a V8 juice, the stuff called V-Fusion. I can't stand regular V8! I read that V-Fusion contains 2.5 servings of veggies, and 2.5 servings of fruits per 46oz bottle. I also have a juicer and when the mood strikes me, I make my own juices. I figure it is better to drink my veggies than to avoid them altogether.

I've never had a problem with artificial sweeteners though. Yes, they do have a weird after taste, but often times if I'm making something, I'll do half sugar, half Splenda. That cuts down on the after taste, and helps reduce the sugar/calories. I realize that there are many studies out there that say that aspartame and Splenda cause disease, but if you look at the amount required to be consumed over the length of time it takes to cause disease, it puts things into perspective.

I do believe there will be a backlash about many of our artificial and processed foods eventually. The FDA doesn't take the time to do thorough studies any more, and we end up the guinea pigs. Someone mentioned the chips that caused leakage, and that is a perfect example. The best advice found here is if you don't want to put it in your mouth, don't.
Brandon
 
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kops2da
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   Posted 9/29/2008 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Brandon - you are so right!  We know our own bodies best - after 68 years I have learned so much about what I can and can't eat - what I like and what to avoid!  I have tried a lot of the new things that come out - some work, some don't! Malitol, especially in ice cream is murder on my gut!
ElaineNY
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis
canasa and proctofoam
colazal tried rowasa
Probiotic Align
Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension
Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Winter
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   Posted 9/29/2008 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
I can't eat or drink anything with artificial sweetners. I get a headache within seconds of consuming them. It is a weird feeling headache also not like a normal headache. I know immediately if I have eaten anything with artficial sweetners. So it is sugar for me.
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