Thanks for your note. I understand your concern over any new sweetner that comes on the market. Splenda is slightly modified sugar. They added a chloride group that renders the sugar undigestible by us, and as far as I know by our gut microbes. I use it as it has been out for some time and so many people use it that if it was going to cause any problem, we would likely know. But I understand your reservation as a personal choice. I was like that with nutrisweet for a long time.
I have been in discussions with the Duke guys on the mechanism of low carb on GERD. I disagree about
the hormone connection which comes from Michael Eade's Protein Power book. I don't see any evidence for this and recently explained my theory (on the microbe connection) to Dr. Yancy and Dr. Westman, two of the authors on the study. I think it took them by surprise. I look forward to more discussions with them on this phenomenon. Also, I assume you mean they raised their carb rate to 70- grams per day.
Concerning my book, it is not my intention to market my book on these boards, but occasionally I do refer to it in our discussions.
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