Sweet Deception: Why Splenda, NutraSweet, and the FDA May Be Hazardous to Your Health

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Thomas Nelson, Nov 5, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 304 pages
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Most people believe that sucralose (Splenda) is a perfectly safe artificial sweetener. Big business and the FDA have fostered that dangerous misconception. The truth is Splenda is by no means safe; and the same is true for many of the other artificial sweeteners being marketed today. Dr. Joseph Mercola---supported by extensive studies and research---exposes the fact that Splenda actually contributes to a host of serious diseases. Sweet Deception will lay out how the FDA really works for big food companies and should not be trusted when it comes to your health.

 

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This book doesn't get five stars for its readability, but for it's information. I had planned to read it straight through, but got bored in chapter two (despite the very good information presented ... Read full review

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Grade A trash.

Contents

Sweet Tooth SugarWhat It Is Why You Crave It and How Its Killing You
1
Sweet Nothings The Rise of the Artificial Sweeteners
19
Sweet Agony The Shocking Story of Aspartame
36
Sweet Ignorance The Unexamined Dangers of Splenda
68
Sweet Food The Politics of Food
124
Sweet Deals Big Business and the FDA
150
Sweet Truth An Interview with a WhistleBlowing FDA Physician
176
Sweet Confections Alternatives to Table Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners
202
Sweet Life The Path to Health
225
Appendices
234
Acknowledgments
256
Notes
257
About the Authors
286
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Joseph Mercola was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 8, 1954. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine - Midwestern University. He works as a physician and created Mercola.com, a natural health website in 1997. He is the author of numerous books including The No Grain Diet: Conquer Carbohydrate Addiction and Stay Slim for Life, The Great Bird Flu Hoax: The Truth They Don't Want You to Know about the Next Big Pandemic, Effortless Healing: 9 Simple Ways to Sidestep Illness, Shed Excess Weight, and Help Your Body Fix Itself, and Fat for Fuel: A Revolutionary Diet to Combat Cancer, Boost Brain Power, and Increase Your Energy.

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