Dietary Recommendations for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that causes progressive deterioration of memory, thinking, language, and behavior. This gradual loss of brain function occurs over a period of time and has been associated with plaques and tangles in the brain as well as a variety of other causes including genetics, heavy metal toxicity, environmental pollutants […]

Splenda Downgraded to a Caution Rating

Splenda has been downgraded to a caution rating. The Center for Science in the Public Interest has downgraded the rating for the artificial sweetener sucralose, best known as Splenda, from “safe” to “caution” in our Chemical Cuisine guide to food additives. They are taking this step because a preview of an Italian study indicated that […]

The Chemistry of Artificial Sweeteners – PART 2 – ASPARTAME

Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. It was discovered by accident in 1965 when James Schlatter, a chemist of G.D. Searle Company, was testing an anti-ulcer drug. Aspartame was approved for dry goods in 1981 and for carbonated beverages in 1983. It was originally approved for dry […]

The Chemistry of Artificial Sweeteners – PART 1 – SPLENDA

In the past year, shares of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of sweeteners, have nearly doubled in price. And sugar has had nothing to do with it. The company sold came up with something much more profitable: sucralose, also known as Splenda. The sweetener is sold in yellow boxes and sachets with royal-blue script […]

An Update about Artificial Sweeteners

One of the things I recommend in my Sugar Buster Program is to remove all artificial sweeteners. From time to time I bring you the latest updates about nutrition news and I thought a refresher on artifical sweeteners would be good. This comes from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Artificial sweeteners, also called sugar substitutes, […]