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Splenda® Is It Safe Or Not? Paperback – September 2, 2005
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"The addition of chlorine, a known poison is one of the most unpalatable aspects of this sweetener opines Dr. Hull. Pointing out differences between chlorine occurring naturally with the man made version in sucralose, she leaves no stone unturned in explaining the potential harmful effects of ingesting a compound containing man made chlorine."
There's no such thing as "man-made" chlorine. Chlorine is an element.
From another review:
"Splenda is chlorine-based, the same as the basis of DDT."
Picture, if you will, two highly dangerous substances: first, the metallic element sodium, so violently reactive it ignites when exposed to air. The second: chlorine, a deadly gas. Put the two together, add a little energy, and POOF! What do you get? Sodium chloride, or common table salt, not only not poisonous, but a necessity of life.
Hull's argument that Splenda is unsafe because of its reliance on chlorine betrays a lack of understanding of high school chemistry. However, this isn't surprising: "Dr." Hull obtained her "Doctorate" from "Clayton College Of Natural Health", a distance learning college that is only accredited by, in their website's own words, "the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and the American Naturopathic Medical Accreditation Board. These are private, professional associations that offer accreditation in naturopathy and other areas of natural health. Both are private accrediting associations designed to meet the needs of non-traditional education and are not affiliated with any government agency." In short, it's not recognized by any educational accreditation organization.Read more ›
1) The sugar industry in the US is huge. It receives a subsidy that costs US taxpayers/consumers approximately $2 billion annually (see the Cato Institute report, "A Sweet Deal for the Sugar Industry"). This subsidy--like many of the other farm subsidies--was originally intended to help small farmers but now (acc. to the GAO) goes primarily to large, corporate farms. To make sure this subsidy stays sacrosanct, the sugar industry dolls out hefty sums of money every campaign cycle. (For a more detailed description of the sugar industry's campaign donations, visit the Open Secrets website.)
2) The sugar industry is taking a big hit as more people learn about the dangers of a high-sugar diet and the Splenda craze hits full swing
3) The sugar industry is fighting back with a PR blitz to improve its image with consumers (a la the tobacco industry and the oil companies) at the same time it is attacking the image of its competitors and fighting health experts: "In a legendary battle two years ago, the industry tried without success to stop the World Health Organization from recommending people consume no more than 10 percent of their daily calories from added sugars." (Quoted in the Sacramento Bee article from July '05).
4) Books like Dr. Hull's come out with scary but scientifically-questionable claims about sugar's chief competitor
I'm not questioning Dr.Read more ›
Now I'm no scientist but I know that these ingredients are completely different but not so according to the writer. But then she makes loads of wacky connections in this book so one big one makes little difference.
This book contains less than 50 pages about Splenda (sorry 89 if you include the Splenda product list!) and then repeats a load of articles about other things that are all available on the internet.
Wish I hadn't wasted my money.
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book was in excellent condition. Quick delivery at a great price and interesting reading!Published 13 months ago by Pam J
this is the most informative book ever. I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it to everyone who isn't afraid to remove their rose colored glasses about this world we live in and... Read morePublished on June 15, 2014 by Diane
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Good book. It answered all my questions concerning the safety of splenda. I would definetly recommend it to other people.Published on September 16, 2013 by Donna Jones
I am a community advocate producer at manchestertv.org, tv23. I share information on my live talk program to help get the message out on any given concern or unconstitutional... Read morePublished on February 15, 2013 by J. E. Ferrer
I haven't read this book but I can tell you that Splenda does raise sugar levels. I had my sugar levels down to around 140 after eating. Read morePublished on April 29, 2012 by C and Koda's Books
I myself am a victim of artificial sweetener poisoning. Anytime you over process food you run the danger of ruining your health. Read morePublished on March 8, 2011 by Mike
CAVEAT EMPTOR. This book is not based on any credible science. "Dr." Hull is not a medical doctor. Just check her site by Googleing her name. Read morePublished on July 13, 2008 by Sergio
My husband was just diagnosed with diabetes and was sent to a dietician who put him on a very low carb diet and also told us to strictly use Splenda when making salad dressings,... Read morePublished on October 5, 2007 by Sandra S.