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What about Splenda (sucralose)?

This is from FIRST, "A Magazine For Women On The Go", in an article titled: "Tired All the Time?" (June 26, 2006, pp 25-26)


A book, "Splenda: Is it Safe or Not?" by Janet Starr Hull, PH.D., Pickle Press, 2005


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Sucralose can cause one to suffer from sluggishness, fatigue, make legs feel like lead weights, mood swings, severe cramps (female), intense pain, painful bowel movements, bloating, dizziness, confusion, and more.

Seven (7) out of ten (10) American women consume sucralose daily.

"The artificial sweetener sucralose (Splenda) is made by binding three chlorine atoms to a molecule of sugar.  The problem: Chlorine reacts with organic material to create chlorination by-products (CBPs) that can trigger chronic symptoms like fatigue, headaches and brain fog, as well as reproductive and immune problems."

"Sucralose is found in nearly 4000 food, beverage and health-care products, including diet drinks, ice cream, protein bars, vitamins and toothpaste."  It is also found in gum, over-the-counter drugs, and salad dressings.

Consumer use of sucralose has grown annually by 10%.

70% of those who consume sucralose (Splenda) will have a sensitivity to it and develop symptoms.

Eliminating sucralose (Splenda) from the diet for a minimum of 2 weeks should start to improve symptoms.



Dr. Pierre Paradis is a Kanata Chiropractor.  He is a Certified Maximized Living Mentor and is the co-owner of Hazeldean Family Chiropractic Clinic in Kanata, Ontario, which has won the Kanata Kourier-Standard Reader’s Choice award for 2009, 2010, 2011, as well as the Ottawa West Magazine Reader’s Choice Award for 2011.