- Note from author Shane Ellison -
- So much for "Freedom of the Press." Consider
the email I just received from SPLENDA pusher McNeil Nutritionals:
- "The information about sucralose included in your
article contains many inaccuracies and false information. We ask that you
immediately discontinue any further dissemination of these false and damaging
statements. If you fail to take these actions promptly, we will consider
the need for further legal action."
- Of course, they offered no data to support their assertion
that my writing was "false."
- To make it easier to disseminate my Life Saving Health
Brief regarding Splenda, I've included it one more time here in this email.
Please disseminate to loved ones.
- Artificial Sweetener Explodes Internally -
Avoid it in 2007
- By Shane Ellison, M.Sc.
- Copyright 2006© www.healthmyths.net
- If there were a contest for the best example of total
disregard for human life the victor would be McNeil Nutritionals - makers
of SplendaTM. Manufacturers of
VioxxTM and LipitorTM would tie for a very distant second.
- McNeil Nutritionals is the undisputed drug-pushing champion
for disguising their drug SplendaTM
as a sweetener. Regardless of its drug qualities and potential for side-effects,
McNeil is dead set on putting it on every kitchen table in America. Apparently,
VioxxTM and LipitorTM makers can't stoop so low as to deceptively
masquerade their drug as a candy of sort. There is no question that their
products are drugs and by definition come with negative side-effects. Rather
than sell directly to the consumer, these losers have to go through the
painful process of using doctors to prescribe their dangerous goods.
- A keen student in corporate drug dealing, McNeil learned
from aspartame and saccharine pushers that if a drug tastes sweet then
let the masses eat it in their cake. First though, you have to create a
facade of natural health. They did this using a cute trade name that kind
of sounds like splendid and packaged it in pretty colors. Hypnotized, the
masses were duped instantly. As unquestionably as a dog humps your leg,
millions of diabetics (and non-diabetics) blindly eat sucralose under the
trade name SplendaTM in place
of real sugar (sucrose).
- SplendaTM was
strategically released on April fools day in 1998. This day is reserved
worldwide for hoaxes and practical jokes on friends and family, the aim
of which is to embarrass the gullible. McNeil certainly succeeded.
- The splendid SplendaTM hoax is costing gullible Americans $187 million annually. (1)
While many people "wonder" about the safety of SplendaTM they rarely question it. Despite its many
"unknowns" and inherent dangers, SplendaTM demand has grown faster than its supply. No longer do I have
to question my faith in fellow Man. He is not a total idiot, just a gullible
one. McNeil jokesters are laughing all the way to the bank.
- Splenda is not as harmless as McNeil wants you to believe.
A mixture of sucralose, maltodextrine and dextrose (a detrimental simple
sugar), each of the not-so-splendid SplendaTM ingredients has downfalls. Aside from the fact that it really
isn't "sugar and calorie free," here is one big reason to avoid
the deceitful mix...Think April fools day:
- SplendaTM contains
a potential poison
- SplendaTM contains
the drug sucralose. This chemical is 600 times sweeter than sugar. To make
sucralose, chlorine is used. Chlorine has a split personality. It can be
harmless or it can be life threatening.
- In combo with sodium, chlorine forms a harmless "ionic
bond" to yield table salt. Sucralose makers often highlight this worthless
fact to defend its' safety. Apparently, they missed the second day of Chemistry
101 - the day they teach "covalent" bonds.
- When used with carbon, the chlorine atom in sucralose
forms a "covalent" bond. The end result is the historically deadly
"organochlorine" or simply: a Really-Nasty Form of Chlorine (RNFOC).
- Unlike ionic bonds, covalently bound chlorines are a
big no-no for the human body. They yield insecticides, pesticides, and
herbicides - not something you want in the lunch box of your precious child.
It's therefore no surprise that the originators of sucralose, chemists
Hough and Phadnis, were attempting to design new insecticides when they
discovered it! It wasn't until the young Phadnis accidentally tasted his
new "insecticide" that he learned it was sweet. And because sugars
are more profitable than insecticides, the whole insecticide idea got canned
and a new sweetener called SplendaTM
- To hide its origin, SplendaTM pushers assert that sucralose is "made from sugar so it
tastes like sugar." Sucralose is as close to sugar as WindexTM is to ocean water.
- The RNFOC poses a real and present danger to all SplendaTM users. It is risky because the RNFOC confers
a molecule with a set of super powers that wreak havoc on the human body.
For example, Agent Orange, used in the U.S Army's herbicidal warfare program,
is a RNFOC. Exposure can lead to Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-Hodgkins lymphoma
as well as diabetes and various forms of cancer! Other shocking examples
are the war gas phosgene, chlordane and lindane. (2) The RNFOC is lethal
because it allows poisons to be fat soluble while rendering the natural
defense mechanisms of the body helpless.
- A poison that is fat soluble is akin to a bomb exploding
internally. It invades every nook and cranny of the body. Cell walls and
DNA - the genetic map of human life - become nothing more than potential
casualties of war when exposed. Sucralose is only 25% water soluble. (3)
Which means a vast majority of it may explode internally. In general, this
results in weakened immune function, irregular heart beat, agitation, shortness
of breath, skin rashes, headaches, liver and kidney damage, birth defects,
cancer, cancer and more cancer - for generations! (1)
- McNeil asserts that their studies prove it to be safe
for everyone, even children. That's little assurance. Learning from the
VioxxTM debacle (and many others
highlighted in my book Health Myths Exposed) which killed tens of thousands,
we know that studies can be bought and results fabricated.
- Some things are worth dying for. Splenda is not one of
them. What people think of as a food is a drug or slow poison - little
distinction there. It wouldn't be wise to bet your health on it. If safe,
sucralose would be the first molecule in human history that contained a
RNFOC fit for human consumption. This fact alone makes sucralose questionable
for use as a sweetener, if not instantly detrimental to our health. Only
time will tell. Until then, Ill stick to the safe and naturally occurring
stevia plant to satisfy my occasional sweet tooth in 2007.
- Be forewarned though, as long as drugs can be legally
disguised as sweeteners, watch out for drugs being disguised as vitamins...Oh
wait, they are already doing that - think Lipitor.
- About the Author
- Shane Ellison holds a master's degree in organic chemistry
and has first-hand experience in drug design. After abandoning his career
as a medical chemist, he dedicated himself to stopping prescription-drug
hype. He is an internationally recognized authority on therapeutic nutrition
and author of Health Myths Exposed, The Hidden Truth about Cholesterol-Lowering
Drugs and The AM-PM Fat Loss Discovery. His books and FREE Life Saving
Health Briefs can be found at www.healthmyths.net.
- 1. Joseph Mercola, Kendra Pearsall. Sweet Deception.
Nelson Books. ISBN: 0785221794. Copyright 2006.
- 2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_orange
- 3. Caroline W. Sham. Splenda - A Safe and Sweet Alternative
to Sugar. Nutrition Bytes. 2005. Vol. 10. Issue 2. Article 5.